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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

lectureAnnual Lecture In U.S.History
As God Rules the Universe: The People and the State in Early America
Ira Katznelson,
Ruggles Professor of Political Science & History, Columbia University
21 March, 19:00,
Jonathan Swift Theatre
All Welcome

New Provost’s PhD Scholarships in History

In 2018 the School of Histories and Humanities is offering three fully funded PhD scholarships, covering fees (either EU or Non-EU) plus an annual stipend of €16,000 per year for four years, in the following areas:
China, Ireland and Empire
Poverty and Welfare in post-war Ireland
Integration: An Intellectual History (20th-century US History)

Congratulations to Shelby Zimmerman for being awarded the Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship for the MPhil in Modern Irish History!

Coinciding with 100 years of Finnish independence: a new special issue of Irish Historical Studies edited by Richard Mc Mahon (History, TCD) and Andrew Newby (Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies), on the comparative and transnational histories of Ireland and Finland.

Marie Sophie Hingst, PhD candidate in History, has been named as the Trinity winner of the Financial Times 'The Future of Europe Project' competition. Sophie’s winning article, 'Europeans Should not Abandon a Collective Identity', was published in the Financial Times. You can read the article here

'The government wants a terrible lot of light.' Slum clearance in Irish towns, 1932- 1945
Dr Peter Connell, Trinity College Dublin
A Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar

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 20 March 2018 History (Email).