History
Occasional Staff
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3483
E: sarahanne.buckley@gmail.com/sarah.buckley@ucc.ie
Researcher
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: sarah.buckley@ucc.ie

I am currently working as a lecturer in the School of History, University College Cork. My teaching centres on children/childhood and the family in modern Irish and British history. 

In 2010, I was awarded my PhD by University College Cork entitled `Protecting `the family cell¿? Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1880-1944.¿ I am currently finishing a revised version of the thesis for publication with Manchester university Press.

My research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Irish and British history, institutional histories, welfare history, social history, the history of medicine, the history of childhood and the family in Ireland. 

Research Interests

Nineteenth and twentieth-century Irish social, political, and social policy history; women and gender; institutional histories; welfare history and the history of childhood and the family in Ireland. I am currently conducting research on the industrial school system in twentieth-century Ireland through interviews with past residents. For my future research, I hope to place my work on child welfare in Ireland in an international context.



Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2009)29th Irish Conference of Historians, University of Limerick,
Sarah-Anne Buckley; (2009) 'Family and Power: Incest in Ireland, 1880-1950',. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 29th Irish Conference of Historians, University of Limerick, University of Limerick, Ireland , 18-JUN-09 - 20-SEP-09
(2010) `¿SAVER OF THE CHILDREN¿: the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Ireland 1889-1900¿,
Sarah-Anne Buckley; (2010)  `¿SAVER OF THE CHILDREN¿: the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Ireland 1889-1900¿. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson],  `¿SAVER OF THE CHILDREN¿: the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Ireland 1889-1900¿, University College Cork , 17-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10
(2010)The History of Families and Households: Comparative European Dimensions,
Sarah-Anne Buckley; (2010)  `¿There is a soul in question¿: the NSPCC, the State, the Catholic Church and the Industrial School System in Ireland, 1900-1950¿. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The History of Families and Households: Comparative European Dimensions, Institute of Historical Research, University of London , 24-JUN-10 - 26-JUN-10
(2010)Ireland and Victims: recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation?,
Sarah-Anne Buckley; (2010) ¿ ¿Imprisoned for poverty: the NSPCC, the State and the industrial school system in Ireland, 1900-1950¿. [Oral Presentation], Ireland and Victims: recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation?, Université Rennes 2, France , 09-SEP-10 - 12-SEP-10
(2011)Looking Back-Looking Forward, Women¿s History Network Conference 2011,
Sarah-Anne Buckley; (2011) `Deserted wives and deserting husbands: an analysis of State, press and voluntary responses to desertion in Ireland, 1920-1960'. [Oral Presentation], Looking Back-Looking Forward, Women¿s History Network Conference 2011, Women's Library, UCL, London , 09-SEP-11 - 11-SEP-11

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2005Father Martin Harney Fellowship UCC
2006John A Murphy Prize in Irish History UCC
2007Government of Ireland Scholar Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2010Outstanding Postgraduate of the Year School of History

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Economic and History Society Member/
Women's History Association of Ireland Member/
Irish Labour History Society Member01-OCT-08 / 30-AUG-11
Irish Historical Society Member/

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2005University College Cork BA (Hons)History and Sociology as a minor subject
2010UCC Ph.D. (NUI)History

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Teaching Interests

Interests:
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Irish Economic and Social History
  • History of Childhood
  • History of the Family
  • Gender History
  • Institutional Histories
  • Welfare History
Modules
  • HI3200 - Children and the State in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Ireland
  • HI2002 - Case Study, Lindsey Earner-Byrne Mother and Child: Maternity and Child Welfare in Ireland, 1922-1960
  • Coordinator of First Year History
  • Head Tutor