DIFP 2006 News



Meeting of DIFP Editorial Advisory Board at the Royal Irish Academy

DIB Editorial Board
The DIFP EAB, Dec. 2006. (l-r) Mr P. Buckley (RIA), Ms M. Sweeney (DFA), Dr M. Kennedy (RIA), Mr T. McCullough (DFA), Mr C Sheehan (DFA), Prof R. Fanning (UCD), Ms C. Crowe (NAI), Prof D Keogh (UCC). Not pictured Prof E O’Halpin and Dr K O’Malley.

The project Editorial Advisory Board met at the Royal Irish Academy on 1 December 2006 for its six-monthly meeting to review DIFP progress.


DIFP V published on schedule

Launch of DIFP V
With Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern TD at the launch of DIFP V at Iveagh House. (l-r) Prof E O’Halpin, Minister Ahern, Ms C. Crowe, Dr M. Kennedy, Prof R. Fanning.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern TD launched DIFP V at a lively reception held at Iveagh House on the evening of 29 November. The reception was held in the Ballroom, which was filled to capacity. DIFP V covers 1937 to 1939 and includes detailed accounts of Irish diplomatic perspectives on the road to war in Europe. The volume provides a full account of the development of British-Irish relations at the time of the 1938 Anglo-Irish Agreement. The publication of this latest volume in the DIFP series received front-page coverage in the Irish Times on 27 November 2006.



DIFP paper to Heidelberg Conference

In October Kate attended a conference organised by Harvard University and the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The conference theme was ‘The Exchange of ideas and Culture between South Asia and Central Europe’ and Kate was asked to speak about connections between Ireland and India.


Guest lecture at Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi

Kate was a guest speaker at the Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi, in June 2006. She presented a paper on ‘Ireland and India: an historical perspective’ and it was attended by embassy staff as well as local academics and students.

DIFP paper to Netaji Research Bureau, Kolkata

On 24 June 2006 Kate was a guest speaker at the prestigious Netaji Research Bureau in Kolkata, India. She presented a paper on Netaji and Ireland to a packed and attentive audience of Indian academics.

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