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Sessional Lecturer, European Reformations, St Francis College

Dr Sheilagh Ilona O’Brien

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Dr Sheilagh Ilona O’Brien is a Sessional Lecturer at St Francis College where she teaches on European Reformations. She has a BA (Hons), a GCertEd, a MIS, and a PhD.

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The European Reformations: what do the stories of everyday people tell us?

“Students and strangers often tell me, sotto voce and slightly awkwardly, that history was never their favourite subject at school. They then often explain that they were told to memorise lists of king and queens or prime ministers, or dates and places of major events, all with little context. To me, that is not history. History is not primarily concerned with the when and where – history is the study of people and the world they lived in,” says Dr Sheilagh O’Brien from St Francis College

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European Reformations (THL 132/419)

“We will be discussing theology in the context of people, moments and movements in early modern Europe…It is only through understanding who we were that we can think critically about who we are and about who we want to be…Firstly we will be looking at the origins of religious fracturing…In the second half of the course…we will be focusing on the Reformation in England and the rest of the British Isles,” says St Francis College lecturer Dr Sheilagh Ilona O’Brien