Caitríona Ní Cassaithe is an Assistant Professor in History Education in the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. Her expertise is in the areas of historical enquiry and the development of children’s historical thinking skills. Her other research interests include: heritage and place-based education, teaching controversial issues and disciplinary literacy. She is on the steering committee of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship at DCU and is a member of the DCU Educational Disadvantage Centre. She is also co-chair of the History Educators International Research Network (HEIRNET), sits on the executive board of Public History Weekly and is the Irish coordinator of the History Teachers Education Network (HTEN). She is also the Irish PI for a large Erasmus Plus project looking at (e-)learning the invisible and hidden histories of Europe through material culture using object-based learning pedagogies.