Guy Beiner

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Guy Beiner (born 1968) is a historian of the late-modern period. He is a senior lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.

Life and works[edit]

Guy Beiner is a graduate of Tel Aviv University and holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland. He was a Government of Ireland Scholar at University College Dublin, a Government of Ireland Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies in the University of Notre Dame, a Government of Hungary Fellow at the Central European University in Budapest, a Gerta Henkel Marie Curie Fellow at the Faculty of History of the University of Oxford, and a research associate of St Catherine's College, Oxford.His research focuses on remembrance and forgetting in modern history, with a particular interest in modern Ireland. He has also published on other subjects, including oral history, the influenza pandemic of 1918-19, and the history of terrorism. In recent years his work has primarily focused on "social forgetting".

His book Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory (University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, 2007; paperback 2009)[1] won several international awards, including the Ratcliff Prize 2007 for "an important contribution by an individual to the study of Folklore or Folk Life in Great Britain and Ireland"; the Wayland D. Hand Prize 2008 for an outstanding publication in history and folklore; the National Council on Public History [NCPH] Book Award 2008 finalist, commended for "outstanding contribution in the subfield of public history and policy"; Cundill International Prize 2008 longlist for a book determined to have a profound literary, social and academic impact in the area of history.



  1. ^ For reviews see: Times Literary Supplement (7 December 2007), Dublin Review of Books (Winter 2007), Journal of British Studies (Oct. 2007), Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (Winter 2007), Choice (Feb. 2008), History (April 2008), Irish Literary Supplement (Spring 2008); Études Irlandaises (Spring 2008); Nations & Nationalism (April 2008); Cultural & Social History (June 2008), Field Day Review (June 2008); Journal of Folklore Research (July 2008); English Historical Review (August 2008); Folklore (Aug. 2008); Journal of Historical Geography (Oct. 2008); History Ireland (Sept./Oct. 2008); American Historical Review (Oct. 2008); Zmanim (Autumn 2008); Irish Historical Studies (Nov. 2008); Memory Studies (Jan. 2009); Public Historian (May 2009); Journal of Contemporary History (June 2009); Irish Times (July 2009); Irish Review (2009); H-Albion (Nov. 2009); Western Folklore (Spring 2009); Irish Economic and Social History (2009); Historia (March 2010); also featured in: Forward (30 March 2007), Jerusalem Post (7 October 2007); Public Radio International (6 July 2008); ‘Talking History’, Newstalk (2009)


External links[edit]

  • Faculty Page at Ben Gurion University of the Negev [in Hebrew]