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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

Towards a new history of Ireland, 1922-1939?
Dr Anne Dolan, Trinity College Dublin
A Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar

Irish LivesIreland-in-the-world
A symposium
Trinity Long Room Hub, 22-23 November 2017

Eddie Hyland Prize for SS History and Political Science
The Departments of History and of Political Science have established an annual prize for the best-performing SS History and Political Science student, to be awarded on the recommendation of the Senior Sophister History and Political Science court of examiners. The annual value of the prize is €250, and the prize will be awarded for the first time in June 2018.
The prize is named after Dr Eddie Hyland, who taught modules to students in both departments until his retirement from teaching in 2015.
For more information on the prizes awarded by the two Departments, see and

Irish Lives‘Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's history 1912-1923’, Trinity’s free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), run in partnership with FutureLearn, begins on the 9th of October 2017.
The course has been developed by Trinity academics, Professor of Early Modern History and Historiography, Ciaran Brady, Associate Professor in Modern Irish History, Anne Dolan, Dr Ciarán Wallace of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History and Trinity Online Services.

Last updated 15 November 2017 History (Email).