Archive for October 12th, 2009

Interview: Prof. Kevin Whelan, Smurfit Director of the Keough-Notre Dame Centre

12 October 2009

Interview date: 8 September 2009

Pue with MicrophoneWhat book do you wish you had written?
Marilynne Robinson, Home

What would you do if you were not a historian?
Stone mason.

When was the last time you looked at wikipedia?
Last week.

What event had the greatest impact on history in Ireland?
The Famine.

What book are you currently reading?
J.M. Synge, Travelling Ireland Essays 1898-1908

Interview: Dr Cliona Rattigan, Teaching Fellow, Dept. of History, University of Warwick

12 October 2009

Interview date: 19 May 2009

Pue with MicrophoneWhat book do you wish you had written?
Angela Bourke’s The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story.

What would you do if you were not a historian?
Journalism.

When was the last time you looked at wikipedia?
Two weeks ago.

What event had the greatest impact on history in Ireland?
It is difficult to select a single event, but for modern Ireland, the Famine.

What book are you currently reading?
Carole Seymour-Jones, A Dangerous Liaison.