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Roisín Higgins

Associate professor of modern history, Teesside University

Roisín Higgins is an expert on historical memory in Ireland.

She is currently a Leverhulme Fellow for her project, ‘Sensing the Troubles: A Critical Reimagining of Life in Northern Ireland’. She is compiling a history of Northern Ireland’s Troubles using fragments of memories rooted in the senses. More information about the project can be found at

Roisín's book on the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising, 'Transforming 1916' won the ACIS James S. Donnelly Sr Prize for the best book on History and Social Science.

Roisín was involved in many aspects of the Centenary of the Easter Rising including acting as historical consultant for the Commemoration zone of 'GPO Witness History', a permanent exhibition in the General Post Office in Dublin.


  • 2018–present
    Associate professor, Teesside University