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 are tackling a broad range of societal questions. What characterised peoples’ family, working and social lives? How did people interact with the apparatus of the state and of 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 both 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.
Lecturers: Dr Anne Dolan; Dr Carole Holohan; Dr Ciarán O’Neill.
Date, Time, and Place
Day-time course: Time and venue to be confirmed. This course will be taught online due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. Online lectures may be prerecorded and made available at the time the lectures should be scheduled, or they may be live on Zoom. Live lectures are not necessarily recorded, so you may have to attend at the time stated.
www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses for updates or text ‘INFO’ to 087 257 2015.
This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in September 2021.
€150 for the course. The concession rate for the course is €75.* * The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is a Social Welfare pension or payment, Jobseekers, Health Board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.
Please check our website www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses after 16 August for updates on enrolment dates and term dates.
Applications in person and by post for 2021-22 courses are suspended.
You may apply online or by phone* as follows:
ONLINE: You may register and pay by credit/debit card online at www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses AFTER enrolments open for each term.
By telephone: Please text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to 087 257 2015* and you will receive a call back from us.
Please note that the phone will be very busy during the application period and staff continue to work from home so there may be a delay in replying to your call. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
* Text only phone.