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Welcome to TCD History

Welcome to the web-pages of the Department of History. The Department offers extramural, 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 us on the third level of the Arts Building (nearest access: Nassau Street Gate). The Departmental Office is located in the conjoined Rooms 3118 & 3143. The Office is usually open from Mondays to Fridays, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and again from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

You may also contact us by email or telephone. Enquires should be directed to or +353 1 896 1791. You can also reach us by fax at +353 1 896 3995. Alternatively, both academic and support staff may be contacted directly by post, fax, email, or in person: see the staff section for further details.

News & Events

ClontarfThe Clontarf 1014-2014 Conference, supported by the Department of History and Dublin City Council, takes place on Friday and Saturday (11-12 April) to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Boru.
For the first time, all the world's leading authorities on the subject from the fields of Irish history, Scandinavian history, Celtic studies, and archaeology will be brought together in one public forum in order to establish the truth of what really happened at the battle for a twenty-first century audience.
The conference is free of charge and open to all members of the College community and the general public.
A full programme can be found online at
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1st May, Dr Maria Cruz da Carlos Verona (Madrid) Giving Birth at the Habsburg Court in Spain
2nd Annual TCD-Worth Library Lecture in the History of Medieval and Renaissance Science and Medicine
Part of the James Lydon Research Seminar Series in Medieval History

Take a look at the latest edition of our Alumni Newsletter 2013 to keep up to date with the most recent events in the Department.
To view our previous Alumni Newsletter 2012 please click here.

Last updated 3 April 2014 History (Email).