Decade of Centenaries bursaries awarded31 May 2023
The RIA today announces the twenty Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme awardees, as part of the commemorative programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
This year, the scheme is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Éamon Phoenix, Historian and Head of Lifelong Learning at Stranmillis University College in Belfast, who was a valued member of the Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations, which supported and encouraged the development of this scheme.
The Decade of Centenaries bursary scheme was established to encourage and support new local research and local history studies in meaningful examination of local, regional, and national events during the Struggle for Independence and Civil War period.
This scheme acknowledges the important role that local historians often have in communities, as informed and trusted researchers whether, amateur or professional.
This year's projects include Fiona Brennan's ‘Upstaging a revolution the amateur dramatic movement in Co. Kerry 1923-1936, deflecting from and reflecting upon the revolutionary period' and Peter Connell's ‘Housing conditions in provincial towns and the 1922 million pound housing scheme’.
For details of all projects funded please see here
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