History Alive Conference 2021

Here you will find all of the presentations and resources from the PDST History Alive 2021 Online Conference, held on March 20th 2021.


If you missed the conference feel free to view the presentations below.




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Presentations and Resources

The Irish Civil War and emotive and controversial history

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter - Professor of Modern Irish History UCD and member of

the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations

History Hub

Glasnevin Cemetery: Resources for Exploring the Past 

Michelle O’Connor - Education Officer Glasnevin Cemetery 

Glasnevin Cemetery website


Glasnevin Cemetery Conference Slides

Visual Thinking Strategies in the History classroom

Kieran Gallagher - PDST Art Advisor

VTS History Resources and Links


VTS History Conference Slides

Getting the Most From Scoilnet

Patrick Coffey - Scoilnet

Scoilnet Conference Slides

The Military Archives: Acquiring, Preserving and making available the documentary heritage of the Defence Forces and the Department of Defence

Noelle Grothier - Military Archives - Head of Private and Oral History Collections 

The Military Archives PDST Conference Video

Using the Flipped Classroom to support personalised learning in History

Siobhan O’Sullivan - PDST Digital Technologies Advisor

FC in History Conference Slides

Edpuzzle - click continue after every question/comment to continue watching the video.

Wizer Me - to view the worksheet, enter your name (first name and last name) and create a password.  Do not enter an email address.

Mentimeter Feedback 


Podcasts referenced during the presentation/suggested by participants:


The Bloodied Field Podcast by the GAA


HERSTORY: Ireland's Epic Women Podcast by RTÉ


History Hub's Educational Resources Podcast by History Hub UCD https://open.spotify.com/show/6RKc8mNzNLDl2fA8phqnDq?si=yQQE-NTwTQKMjvZx4qo9mg 


History Ireland by History Ireland


Irish History Podcast by Fin Dwyer


BBC History Extra by BBC


Three Castles Burning by Donal Fallon


All are available on Spotify and other podcasting platforms.