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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

Three PhD Scholarships In History
Deadline now extended to the 29th of June

The Provost launched the new Provost’s PhD Project Awards at a reception on Monday. Trinity historians Dan Geary, Carole Holohan and Isabella Jackson are among the successful PIs who will supervise PhD students with generous scholarships working with them on new projects from September 2018.

Catherine Healy, a PhD candidate in the department, has been awarded a travelling research fellowship by Marsh's Library in association with TCD and The Huntington Library in San Marino.

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)

Last updated 15 June 2018 History (Email).