Decade of Centenaries

Laois – Historian in Residence 2019

Closing Date and Criteria for Residency Amended see new closing  date below

Laois  County Council seeks applications for the Historian in Residence Grant Scheme 2019 as part of the Laois County Council Decade of Centenaries programme.

The residency is supported by The Decade of Centenaries Laois Historian in Residence 2019 Programme in partnership with Laois County Council .

Historian in Residence

The Historian in Residence should have a proven track record in historical research and publishing is desirable. A focus on the history of County Laois within the given period is essential. They should be familiar with the relevant local and national sources for the period. History topics and research covered in the project will generally focus on events within the Decade of Commemorations era . Utilising and promoting the collections of Laois County Library and Archive  Services will be a key component of the project. The intention is to create a legacy of research and/or cultural material for future generations.

Please note applications should be made by sending the above information as ONE single attachment (either in PDF or word format) incorporating all of the below required information:


  • An up-to-date CV , including the names and contact details of two professional references;

A written submission of interest which outlines approaches to the residency. (1,000 words maximum) to include examples of previous similar and relevant work the area of history .

Please send completed application form and a current CV marked ‘Historian in Residence’ by email to:

County Librarian Bernie Foran to

For further information:         Tel: 057-8594982        E-mail:

The deadline for completed applications is 4.30pm on Friday 13th of September 2019 

Laois Historian in Residence 2019 


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