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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

Professor John GillinghamProfessor John Gillingham (London School of Economics) will deliver a public lecture on War, Enslavement and Chivalry in Irish and European History as part of the James Lydon Lectures in Medieval History & Culture on Tuesday 21st October at 7pm in the Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre
Professor Gillingham will also hold an seminar entitled 'Slaving in European Warfare from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages' as part of the James Lydon Research Seminar in Medieval History series on 23 October at 5.30 in room 2026 of the Arts Building

Stones of Dublin coverStones of Dublin: A History of Dublin in Ten Buildings brings together the story of landmark buildings to take us on a wonderful journey through the shifting social, political and cultural history of Ireland's capital. Available directly from The Collins Press and from all good book shops, Stones of Dublin is written by former TCD History PhD student Lisa Marie Griffith. Further details from the book are available in an article by Lisa Marie on the irish Times website.

Take a look at the latest edition of our Alumni Newsletter 2014-2015 to keep up to date with the most recent events in the Department. To view our previous Alumni Newsletter 2013-2014 please click here.

Grad LinkTuesday 28th October: Launch of GradLink Mentoring Programme
Junior Sophister students of the Departments of History, Classics and History of Art are invited to attend the launch of the School of Histories and Humanities GradLink Mentoring Programme on Tuesday 28th October at 6.45pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Last updated 17 October 2014 History (Email).