Lecturer
History
1 Elderwood Terrace
College Road
University College Cork
Cork

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

Research Interests

I carry out my research in both politics and history. My historical research stems from my own doctoral studies in Irish intellectual history (Conor Cruise O'Brien) and twentieth century Irish political history more generally. Arising from Cruise O'Brien's career, my own research has also entered into several areas he has touched on. As a result my research focus brings several areas of international politics to my teaching in the History department. At present the focus of my writing and publications are on terrorism, US foreign policy and decolonization. These are all areas where I have developed new courses in the History Department.

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2008)
Keogh, D. and Whelan, D (Ed.). (2008) Gerald Goldberg: A Tribute. Mercier: Mercier. [Details]
(2006)
Whelan, D (Ed.). (2006) Founded on Fear: Letterfrack, war and exile. Ireland: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2007)'Peter Tyrrell¿s account of Letterfrack, War and exile'
Whelan, D.; (2007) 'Peter Tyrrell¿s account of Letterfrack, War and exile' [Details]
(2004)'Pacifists, Socialists and Feminists: The Sheehy Skeffington Collection in the National Library of Ireland'
Whelan, D.; (2004) 'Pacifists, Socialists and Feminists: The Sheehy Skeffington Collection in the National Library of Ireland' [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004Gov. of Ireland Post-doctoral Fellowship IRCHSS
2005NLI & Irish Committee for Historical Sciences NLI & Irish Committee for Historical Sciences

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
History Department, University College Cork Lecturer in International Politics01-SEP-05 / 01-SEP-10
National Library of Ireland National Library of Ireland Archival Fellowship01-JAN-04 / 01-JAN-05
IRCHSS / UCC IRCHSS Post-doc Fellow01-JAN-02 / 01-JAN-04
History Dept, UCC Part-time lecturer01-JAN-01 / 01-JAN-01

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1993University College Cork BA''
1998University College Cork PHD''

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Eoteilifis

TG4 documentary on life of Peter Tyrrell - 2008

Newstalk 106

Talking History - 2007


RTE

Vincent Browne Show - 2006

Tile Films Documentary

Tile Films Documentary on Industrial Schools - 2006

Other Activities

 Description

Public commission by Cork County Council Roads section and NRA under the 'Per cent for art scheme' at Brookfield Interchange, Douglas, Co. Cork