ARC Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
Dr Abaigéal Warfield is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She is part of the ‘Change' program, led by Professor David Lemmings.
Abaigéal completed her B.A. at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where she studied English and History. She then went on to embark on a research degree, entering into the integrated M.Litt/Ph.D. program at the Department of History in Maynooth. During her final year as an undergraduate, Abaigéal became fascinated with early modern print culture. It was this interest that spurred her on to complete a Ph.D. on the media representation of the crime of witchcraft in early modern Germany in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2013, and is currently working on her first monograph, based on her doctoral research.
Following the completion of her Ph.D. Abaigéal worked at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland as a Teaching Fellow (2013/14) where she taught various aspects of early modern European history with a focus on German history from the sixteenth and seventeenth century, as well as historiography. Before moving to Adelaide, she also taught history at Maynooth University for the Department of Adult and Community Education.
Abaigéal's main research interests include early modern witchcraft prosecutions, visual culture, and news media in the early modern period. Her current research focuses on the history of fear and assesses what role the early modern media had in propagating fear during the early modern period, with a particular focus on fear of witchcraft and fear of the Devil.
She is interested in the relationship between emotion and news media and is co-convener of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Research Cluster on Emotions and Media.
Date Position Institution name 2014 - 2015 Lecturer National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Maynooth 2013 - 2014 Teaching Fellow University of St Andrews, St Andrews
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Maynooth Ireland PhD
2016 Australian Research Council Centre for the History of Emotions Symposium Scheme for one-day symposium: ‘Emotions, Media and History: Theory and Practice’, AUD 2,850.
2016 Australian Research Council Centre for the History of Emotions Major Conference Panel Travel Bursary for panel at Sixteenth Century Conference, Bruges, Belgium, AUD 3185.12.
2015 Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Emotions (2015-2018).
2012 Maynooth University Postgraduate Travel Bursary to present at the Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär, Sixth International Conference, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., EUR 600
2011 German History Society Travel Bursary to attend GHS Conference, GBP 100.
2010 German History Society Postgraduate Scholarship.
2009 German History Society Travel Bursary to attend GHS Conference, GBP 112.80.
2008 National University of Ireland Travelling Studentship Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences for two year period (2008-2010).
2008 Departmental Scholarship Prize, Department of History, Maynooth University.
2007 Ten month scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DeutscherAkademisher Austausch Dienst) for further academic study in Germany, at the Historisches Institut, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken.
2006 Departmental Scholarship Prize, Department of History, Maynooth University.
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