News and events
Professor Ciaran O’Neill’s edited volume, Irish Elites in the Nineteenth Century (external), was published by Four Courts Press in March 2013. The volume, which investigates how power, wealth and influence were exercised in the nineteenth century, includes seventeen articles, and an introduction by Professor O’Neill.
21st March 2013
Tabloid Values: on the trail of the world’s first news hound (PDF, 1.1mb)
December 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
The Department of History invites you to The Centre for Early Modern History Inaugural Annual Lecture, delivered by Professor Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews on: ‘Tabloid Values: On the Trail of the World’s First News Hound’ on Monday 3 December 2012. The lecture will take place at 7pm in the Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.
The people of Early Modern Europe had a voracious appetite for news, but in an era of slow and uncertain communication, assessing the reliability of rumour, reports and despatches was by no means easy. This lecture explores the contribution to the building of a commercial news market of the world’s first news hound, Abraham Verhoeven, who helped shape our concept of how news should be reported and presented. Speaker Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, and the Director of the AHRC’s Universal Short Title Catalogue Project.
11th Oct 2012
Tuesday 30th October: Annual Public Lecture in American History
“Democracy and Money in America: A Historical Perspective on the Election of 2012”
Gary Gerstle will address these questions in his public lecture, “Democracy and Money in America: A Historical Perspective on the Election of 2012,” to be delivered at 7 pm on Tuesday 30 October in the Synge Theater in the Arts Building at Trinity College. All are welcome to attend the lecture.
For further details, please contact Jennifer Scholtz in the Department of History at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 018961020.
11th Oct 2012
1st September 2011
Dr Ciaran O’Neill will join the Department as an Usher Lecturer. Dr O’Neill, a graduate of Galway and Liverpool, who has studied most recently in Oxford, is a specialist in the history of nineteenth-century Ireland, with interests in the connections of the Irish elite with both Britain and Empire.
1st June 2011
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, launched two new postgraduate Masters programmes, in Public History and Cultural Heritage and ‘Digital Humanities and Culture’ at Trinity College Dublin on May 31st last that will add a new dynamic to the development of Ireland’s Cultural Heritage.The programmes have been developed under the umbrella of Trinity’s Creative Arts, Technologies and Culture initiative and are an outcome of the new partnership between the university and some of Ireland’s leading cultural institutions located in close proximity at the centre of Dublin. The National Library of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery Hugh Lane, Dublin City Public Library and Archive Services and the Chester Beatty Library among others will collaborate with Trinity in the development of these new programmes.
27th May 2011
Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Erasmus Smith’s Professor of History, was installed today as a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
November 1st 2011
Lucy Riall, Professor of History at Birkbeck College - University of London, will deliver a lecture on the topic Italy: Myths and Memories of Unification in the Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, at 7:30pm
October 21st/22nd 2011
Borderlands as Physical Reality: Producing Place in the 18th and 19th Centuries (external)
Proposals for 8,000-word pre-circulated papers are invited, with comparative and/or interdisciplinary approaches being especially welcome for The conference, which will be held at King’s College London on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, 2011
February 2nd 2012
Richard J Evans, Regius Professor of History at Cambridge University, will deliver the annual Holocaust Lecture for 2012, in the Burke Theatre, Arts Building