War and Peace



War has returned to Europe. The postWorld War 2 peace has been broken. Understanding the deep roots of conflict, and how history can become a tool of warmongers, has never been more urgent. In this series of 16 lectures, we explore cultures of warfare, the consequences of conflict and the possibilities for peace. Trinity’s specialists in the Classics, History of Art and Architecture and History will examine the many facets that contribute to war and peace, and how they were viewed in their times and beyond. The course will examine how warmongers and peacemakers from antiquity to present contributed to what seems to be a permanent succession of war and peace, and how this has been portrayed and received through art, architecture and media.

There will be an opportunity for discussion after each lecture and a small list of recommended reading will be circulated for each session.

Lecturers: Dr Molly Pucci; Dr Patrick Houlihan.

Date, Time and Place

Mondays 7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. These lectures will take place on campus and may include a live stream for those who are unable to attend in person – though this has yet to be confirmed. Lectures will not be recorded.

This lecture-only module comprises of one lecture per week for eight weeks over two terms (16 lectures in total) commencing 26 September 2022 and recommencing 30 January 2023.


This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in September 2021.

Course Fees

€180 for the course. The concession rate for the course is €95.* * 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 August for updates on enrolment dates and term dates.

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, due to the introduction of Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) for online transactions, it may not always be possible to accept payments over the phone. Please ensure that you have your banking app installed on your phone or are aware of other form of payment verification. If you are having difficulties, we are here to help. Please TEXT 087 257 2015 and you will receive a call back to help you through the booking process

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.

IN PERSON: We are delighted to welcome you back to in-person application with the addition of contactless card payment in room 3141 Arts Building. Dates and times of office opening for in-person payment will be announced on our website in August.

* Text only phone.