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Welcome to TCD History

The Department offers evening & short courses, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in History. Committed to the pursuit of excellence in both research and teaching, students of all backgrounds and levels are welcome into a challenging but friendly environment in which experienced and committed teachers and supervisors will enrich your experience of studying the past.

For further enquires, please call to room 3133 on the third level of the Arts Building (nearest access: Nassau Street Gate), Mondays to Fridays, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and again from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, or contact the department directly.


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News & Events

The Trinity Centre for War Studies Seminar Series:
Sophie de Schaepdrijver (Pennsylvania State University, currently Leverhulme Fellow at Kent University, Canterbury)
Enemy Rule: seeing the First World War through the lens of military occupations
Tuesday, 16 May, at 4 pm
Galbraith Seminar Room, Trinity Long Room Hub

Beyond Civil RightsCongratulations to Dr Daniel Geary who has been awarded the 2017 Peggy O'Brien Book Prize for his Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihand Report and its Legacy

Congratulations to Department of History Post-Doc Aidan Beatty, who has won the JS Donnelly Sr Prize at the annual American Conference for Irish Studies book and dissertation awards.

Thomas SmithThe Fifth Crusade in Context
The Crusading Movement in the Early Thirteenth Century

Edited by Dr Thomas Smith, Assistant Professor in Medieval History
Further Details

Last updated 9 May 2017 History (Email).