Dr Denise Dunne

History

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

Rhetoric House
36
(01) 474 7173

Biography

I currently lecture in modern European history, specifically the history of European integration, in the Department of History at Maynooth University.  I read History and French at University College Cork, where I also completed an MA in European History.  I was subsequently awarded a postgraduate scholarship to attend the  Collège d'Europe in Bruges, Belgium where I studied European Political and Administrative Studies through French and English.  This programme not only provided me with an excellent grounding in EU politics and institutions but also engendered a life long interest in this area of research and teaching.  I returned to Ireland to complete a PhD in History and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship, which facilitated a programme of research in the US.  I joined Maynooth University in 1990-91 in a permanent full-time capacity.  In 2002 I transitioned to a permanent half-time position. I am currently working on a monograph entitled Britain and the Process of European Integration: Continuity and Policy Change from Attlee to Heath.

Research Interests

My central field of research is the history of European integration and EU institutions with a particular focus on British policy on European integration from the post Second World War period to date.  I also have a keen research interest in the Anglo-American ‘special' relationship and EU-US transatlantic relations.   Other significant areas of research and teaching include twentieth century European history, international relations, Irish membership of the EU and Irish foreign policy and diplomatic history.  I am currently working on a monograph entitled Britain and the Process of European Integration: Continuity and Policy Change from Attlee to Heath.

Article

  Year Publication
2018 Has the EU been a success?.
Denise Dunne (2018) Has the EU been a success?. BBC World Histories: Article [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2018 Roy Jenkins and the European Commission Presidency, 1976-1980: At the Heart of Europe.
Denise Dunne (2018) Roy Jenkins and the European Commission Presidency, 1976-1980: At the Heart of Europe. The English Historical Review, Oxford University Press: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2001 Ireland and the Marshall Plan, 1947–1957.
Dunne, Denise (2001) Ireland and the Marshall Plan, 1947–1957. Book Review [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2004 'The political legacy of the Marshall Plan: an assessment of the integrationist agenda through a British lens'
Dunne, M. D. (2004) 'The political legacy of the Marshall Plan: an assessment of the integrationist agenda through a British lens' In: Geiger, Till & Kennedy, M (eds). Ireland, Europe and the Marshall Plan. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
1996 A European Cultural Identity: Myth, Reality or Aspiration?.
Denise Dunne and Ben Tonra (1996) A European Cultural Identity: Myth, Reality or Aspiration?. Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA), Dublin. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1990 Postgraduate Scholarship Holder, Collège d'Europe, Bruges, Belgium European Movement Ireland on behalf of the Irish Government
1995 Fulbright Scholar J.W. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
1986 College Scholar University College Cork (UCC)

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES) Member /
The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) Member /

Teaching Interests

Teaching duties 2018-2019

Dr Dunne is a permanent half-time member of staff in the Department of History and is responsible for delivering the following elective modules to II and III Year History students in 2018-2019:  

First Semester
Module Code: HY392
Credits: 5 (24 hour elective)
Module Title: The Reluctant European: Britain and European Integration, 1945-1975

Second Semester
Module Code: HY296
Credits: 5 (24 hour elective)
Module Title: The Rise and Demise of the Cold War International System: US-Soviet Relations, 1945-1990