Maura O’Connor awarded Kevin Brehony Book Prize 2014

Maura O’Connor, author of The Development of Infant Education in Ireland, 1838-1948, was presented with her award as joint winner of the Kevin Brehony Book Prize on Saturday 22 November at the History of Education Society conference dinner.

The judging panel described the book as ‘a clearly written and lively account’ and ‘a much needed scholarly engagement with the relationship between past and present’, commenting on its ‘meticulous archival research’ and ‘careful positioning of Ireland within the wider European perspective’.

Dr O’Connor is pictured here on the right, with her former doctoral supervisor Susan Parkes, Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.

Maura

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