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Doctoral student wins British Association for Irish Studies bursary

Third year History PhD student Roseanna Doughty has been awarded a British Association for Irish Studies bursary. (Published 31 May 2017)

BAIS winners
Roseanna Doughty (fifth from right) and other winners of BAIS bursaries

Each year the British Association for Irish Studies awards postgraduate bursaries to students studying Irish-related topics in British universities. The scheme has supported a wide range of researchers working on new and neglected areas in the field.

This year the School is delighted to announce that one of the awards went to Roseanna Doughty, a third year History PhD student from the Irish History Group at the University of Edinburgh, who researches representations of the Troubles within the British media, 1973-1997, and how these affected the lived experiences of the Irish in Britain. Roseanna received the bursary at an awards ceremony hosted by the Irish Embassy in London on 30 May 2017. She will use the fund to purchase the copyright licences for an article she is currently working on, which investigates the cartoon coverage of the IRA bombing campaign on English cities in the early 1970s.

Roseanna said, ‘I am honoured to receive the award which will help me further my research and develop my academic career. I really appreciate the help and support I have received from the BAIS throughout my PhD.’

‘Roseanna’s great success in being awarded a BAIS PG Bursary is a testament to her growing reputation within her field,' commented Professor Enda Delaney, Convenor of the Irish History Group. 'We are delighted that this was recognised by the judging panel in selecting her in a very competitive process for a bursary.’