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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, you can visit in rooms 3118/3143 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.


  • Find out more about what studying History at Trinity means. This video contains perspectives from current students, academics and alumni and shows how studying History at Trinity College Dublin really brings it to life.

  • Detail from an illustration by George Cruikshank with the caption, “Battle of Rofs, “Come on Boys, her mouth’s stopt.”
  • Ireland in Rebellion, 1782-1916

    This is a free 14 week online course about the making of modern Ireland looking at the period 1782 to 1916 and beyond. Beginning with the winning of legislative independence, and exploring the competing forces of constitutional nationalism and radicalism, it looks at the forces which led to the creation of the independent Irish state.
    The course is presented by Professor Patrick Geoghegan
    Course Handbook (PDF, 145kb)

News & Events

The Trinity Medieval History Research Centre present a seminar by Professor Anne Curry (Southampton),
Agincourt, 1415-2015
This seminar is part of the The James Lydon Research Seminar Series in Medieval History
This session will start at 5.15pm and be held in Rm PX.201, 7-9 Sth Leinster St.
NB Room change: PX201 is located in the new part of the South Leinster Street building.

Mahon MurphyCongratulations to Dr Mahon Murphy, postdoctoral research fellow on the HERA-funded Making War, Mapping Europe project in the Trinity Centre for War Studies. He has just been awarded the German Historical Institute of London Dissertation Prize for 2015 for his doctoral thesis on 'Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees Captured by British and Dominion Forces from the German Colonies during the First World War'. For more details of the 'Making War, Mapping Europe' research project, and the project's recently launched online exhibition, please see the project website. This exhibition contains over 300 texts, images and artefacts exploring the interactions between French, British and German soldiers and the societies they encountered on campaign in the Mediterranean and Middle East during the long nineteenth century along with interpretative and explanatory essays by, among others, TCD's two postdoctoral researchers, Mahon Murphy and Fergus Robson.

History rankingExcellent news for TCD's History Department as the latest QS University Rankings see History's standing climb from 48th place to 39th place in the world. It is a fantastic achievement, given the difficult economic circumstances in which the Department and College have operated for the past few years - and it reflects the commitment of all History's staff to the publication of cutting-edge research and research-led teaching. We are delighted too that three other disciplines in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences also rank in the top 50 - confirming Trinity's position at the forefront of Irish and world rankings in the arts and social sciences.

Professor of Modern History, Jane Ohlmeyer, speaks to transition year students from Moyle Park School, ClondalkinNew Online History Resource '1641 Depositions Bridge21 Website' for Second Level Students
Trinity Historians and Educational Innovators Collaborate to Bring Primary Historical Records into the Classroom

Last updated 25 November 2015 History (Email).