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2  What is the School of History and Anthropology?  What do we do?  Who are our staff and students?  What is our vision for the future?  How can you be part of our community?

3 An interdisciplinary school Anthropological Studies History Irish Studies Cognition and Culture

4 Queen’s has a world-wide reputation for its reaching and research in Anthropological Studies. In addition to Anthropology we offer a unique range of courses in Ethnomusicology. Our regional interests include Ireland, the British Isles, Europe, Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, the Czech Republic, West Africa, Japan, Latin America and Melanesia.

5 History at Queen’s covers periods and places as diverse as the Ancient Mediterranean, Medieval Byzantium, Reformation Germany, 19 th -Century Belfast, and Mozambique, New Orleans and Moscow in the 20 th Century. Our historians research and teach themes which include gender, the household and consumption, religion and missions, slavery and civil rights, national identities, and popular culture and music.

6 The Institute operates as a focus for research being undertaken on Irish Studies. Its research strategy is to explore the social, political, cultural and geographical factors that have influenced the people of this island and its diasporas. Research is conducted into the physical and political environment of the north of Ireland, mapping its unique influence on wider Irish and British identities. The Institute also offers lively interdisciplinary teaching programmes in Irish Studies, and hosts a popular international summer school.

7 The ICC is one of the world's first centres for research in the cognitive science of culture. We offer a unique programme of doctoral research that is based on the recognition of a need to cross traditional disciplinary divisions in the scientific study of cultural phenomena.

8 A world-class research centre  History in top 20 UK university departments graded in RAE 2008  Anthropology in top 10 UK university departments graded in RAE 2008  QUB is part of the UK’s Russell Group of research- intensive universities

9 Research: 2010 Books Christopher Marsh, Music and society in early modern England (Cambridge UP, 2010) Scott Dixon, Protestants: a history from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania, 1517- 1740 (Wiley- Blackwell, 2010) Hastings Donnan and Fiona Magowan, The anthropology of sex (Berg, 2010) David Hayton, James Kelly and John Bergin (eds), The eighteenth- century composite state (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

10 More 2010 Books Keith Jeffery, MI6: the history of the Secret Intelligence Service, 1909-49 (Bloomsbury, 2010) Lisette Josephides, Melanesian odysseys: negotiating the self, narrative, and modernity (Berghahn Books, new edition, 2010) Fearghal McGarry, The rising: Ireland, Easter 1916 (Oxford UP, 2010) Marie Therese Flanagan, The transformation of the Irish church in the twelfth century (Boydell Press, 2010)

11 2010-2011 Books David Whitehead, Apollodorus Mechanicus, Siege- matters (Poliorketika). Translated with introduction and commentary. (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010) Sinead O'Sullivan (ed.), Martianus Capella, Glossae aeui Carolini in libros I-II Martiani Capellae De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii (Brepols, 2010) Jesse Bering, The god instinct: the psychology of souls, destiny and the meaning of life (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2010) Ken Brown, The British Toy Industry (Shire Books, 2011)

12 Eric Morier-Genoud, C. Jeannerat & D. Péclard, Embroiled. Swiss churches, South Africa and Apartheid (LIT Verlag, 2011) Keith Jeffery, MI6: The history of the Secret Intelligence Service, 1909-49 (Paperback edn: Bloomsbury, 2011). Catherine Clinton (ed.), Mary Chesnut's diary (Penguin, USA, 2011) Virginia Crossman and Peter Gray (eds), Poverty and welfare in Ireland, 1838-1948 (Irish Academic Press, 2011)

13  The Domestic Moral Economy: An Ethnographic Study of Values in the Asia-Pacific (Prof Fiona Magowan) – funded by ESRC (2011- 15)  Creativity and Innovation in a World of Movement (Dr Maruska Svasek and Prof Fiona Magowan) funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (2010-12)  Modelling Politeness in Social Signal Processing (Prof Hastings Donnan), funded by EU FP7 (2009-12)

14  Linking with Age and Opportunity, and Help the Aged Charities in Ireland and Northern Ireland (Dr Jonathan Skinner) funded by Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (2009-11)  Remaking Borders in Europe (Prof Hasting Donnan) funded by EU COST (2008-12)  Cultural Dynamics and Emotions Network (CDEN) (Dr Maruska Svasek) 2007-

15  Documenting Ireland – Parliament, People and Migration (Prof Peter Gray), funded by AHRC (2010-11)  An Urban History of Belfast (Prof Sean Connolly), funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2010-11)  The Secret Intelligence Service (MI6): The Official History 1909-49 (Prof Keith Jeffery) funded by HMG (2005-11)

16  Africans at Queen's University (Dr Eric Morier-Genoud), funded by QUB Development and Alumni Office (2010)  Marriage in Ireland, 1660 – 1925 (Prof Mary O'Dowd), funded by AHRC (2007-10)  After Slavery: Race, Labour and Politics in the Post-Emancipation Carolinas (Dr Brian Kelly), funded by AHRC (2006-10)  Socialism and secularism in Berlin, 1890- 1933 (Dr Todd Weir), funded by British Academy (2011-13)

17  Judgments of Moral Wrongdoing and Emotions (Dr Paulo Sousa, ICC), funded by University of Porto/Santander Totta Bank (2010- 11)  Flags Monitoring Project (Dr Dominic Bryan, IIS), funded by OFMDFM  St Patrick’s Day Monitoring Project (Dr Dominic Bryan, IIS), funded by Belfast City Council  Imagining Belfast: Political Ritual, Symbols and Crowds (Dr Dominic Bryan, IIS) funded by ESRC

18 Conferences at QUB Belfast: The Urban Experience 1613- 1939 (Sept 2010) 1916: Radicalism and Sovereignty (Nov. 2010) ‘The Ideal Woman’: Interrogating Femininity across Disciplines and Time (Mar. 2011) Classical and Near Eastern Studies Postgrad Conference (Mar. 2011)

19  Our 2011 Wiles lectures were given in May by Dr Betty Wood of the University of Cambridge on: ‘The many-headed hydra revisited: Bound workers in the American south 1720-1775’  The 2012 lectures will be on 16-19 May and be delivered by Prof Lord Peter Hennessey (Queen Mary, University of London) on ‘History, country, autobiography: Writing about one's own times’ Everybody welcome

20 A centre of teaching and learning excellence History and Anthropology are thriving subject areas at Queen's. The School has around forty teaching staff, over 500 undergraduates, and around 100 postgraduates. The School is diverse and stimulating, without being overly large - it has a reputation for being friendly and supportive.

21  Dr Elaine Farrell won a student-nominated QUB Teaching Award 2011 for innovative teaching and student engagement on her course ‘Family, gender and household in 19 th -century Ireland’  A new Medieval History strand of the MA in Modern History was launched in September 2010, convened by Dr James Davis.  Todd Weir’s module ‘The legacy of fascism in Germany 1918 to 2005’ won the 2010 syllabus contest for best course on Nazi/Holocaust history held by H-German, an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers of German history

22  Joanne Davies (BA English and Modern History, 2010) was awarded the prize for Historical Studies at the Undergraduate Awards for Ireland and Northern Ireland, 2010. Joanne’s winning entry was an essay on ‘Womanhood under Stalin, selfhood under threat? A critical exploration of the Soviet sexual counter-revolution of the 1930s’.  Ryan Charteris (BA Modern History 2010) was awarded a British Commission for Maritime History Prize for Undergraduate Achievement in Maritime History. Ryan’s entry was his BA dissertation on ‘Sir Thomas Lipton and the Americas Cup’. Joanne’s presentation was made by former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, at the Royal Irish Academy.

23 In the summer graduation we saw 16 PhDs, 5 MAs and 162 BAs take their degrees in the School

24 Winter graduation saw 4 PhDs, 64 MAs and 10 BAs take their degrees from the School.

25 Globally connected …  We have student and staff exchange programmes with international institutions including: - Minzu University, Beijing, China - Boston College, MA, USA - Gettysburg College, PA, USA (Lincoln Interns) - Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA - University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Erasmus) - University of Athens, Greece (Erasmus) - Aarhus University, Denmark (Erasmus) - The European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany (Erasmus) - Basel University, Switzerland (Erasmus) - Sciences Po, Bordeaux, France (Erasmus) - University of Ostrava, Czech Republic (Erasmus)

26  Our global research partners include: - The Free University Amsterdam, University of Oslo, Manchester Metropolitan University, Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna (CIM Project) -Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (Robert Hart Diaries Project) - CESAER Dijon/ Centre Maurice Halbwachs, Ecole d'Economie de Paris (History of consumer credit project) -MOP Vaishnav University for Women, Chennai, India (CDEN Network) - Gilder Lehrman Institute, New York, and the New York Department of Education. -Ecole francaise d’Extreme Orient, Hanoi, Vietnam

27 Our incoming International Students from China, Europe and North America are taken on a tour of Derry School staff at the History/Anthropology Formal

28 Ethnomusicology students participated in this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The students took the School’s Boi-Bumbá, a subaltern Brazilian street musical drama, on parade as a means of gaining a first-hand experience of the empowering potential of the appropriation of the public space.

29 Green … Winners of the QUB Green Awards 2011 ‘Cycle Challenge’


31 For these children education is the only hope for the future These children need help with simple necessities before they can make the transition from primary to secondary education

32 Including an 80’s night, a bake sale, and 5 teams ran in the Belfast city marathon.

33 Or by sending a cheque to: ‘QUB Project Rwanda’ c/o History Society School of History and Anthropology Queen’s University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN If you would like to donate to Project Rwanda, you can do so by going to our facebook page, and following the link for donations.

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