What do we mean by modern Ireland? Where is modern Ireland and when did it begin? Having broached these questions, this course will investigate what life was like on the island of Ireland across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Reflecting the increased focus on social and cultural themes in Irish historiography, this course addresses the ways in which historians tackle a range of societal questions. What characterised peoples’ family, working, and social lives? How did people interact with state and religious bodies? How did the evolution of media affect daily life? What forces and ideas shaped the provision of education and welfare? What impact did emigration have on host and home societies?
Key to the course is an understanding of what differentiated experiences; how did gender, class, geography and moral/status hierarchies of different kinds shape individual lives? It will also place the social history of Ireland in comparative and global contexts, in order to question ideas of Irish insularity and exceptionalism.
The course is led by a panel of Trinity academics, including Dr. Anne Dolan, Dr. Carole Holohan, and Dr. Ciarán O’Neill.
Date, Time and Place
This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in September 2023.
Please check the School of Histories and Humanities website for updates on this course at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses/
€170 full rate, €90 concession rate.
The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.
Please check our website in August for updates on enrolment and term dates at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses
You may apply online or by telephone as follows:
Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses
By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015 and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.
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