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History

Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(HI1101 Doing history)

(05 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term NA 100% continuous assessment 1 lecture per week and 6 tutorials over the course of the term Professor Seán Duffy

Description

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Understand the difference between primary and secondary sources, and between difference kinds of primary sources (narrative sources, record sources, maps, visual art, archaeological artefacts, architectural heritage, etc), and be able to use them
  • Understand how to make effective use of the history resources of Trinity College Library
  • Understand how to cite books and articles in footnotes and in a bibliography
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(HI1102 Interpreting history)

(05 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term NA 100% exam 1 lecture per week Dr Robert Armstrong

Description

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Outline the arguments advanced by different historians in key historiographical debates
  • Discuss some key methodological and theoretical approaches used by historians involved in those debates
  • Undertake a basic critique and assessment in written format of arguments advanced in selected historiographical debates
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(HI1216 Kingship and warfare: Ireland c.1000-c.1318)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term NA 20% essay, 80% examination 2 lectures per week and 6 tutorials over the course of the term Professor Seán Duffy)

Description

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Outline chronologically the key developments in Ireland c.1000–1318
  • Offer explanations for the key developments in the period
  • Evaluate the significance of those key developments and appreciate their impact on the subsequent course of Irish history
  • Search for, and critically appraise, relevant literature
  • Undertake an analysis of select contemporary records (in translation)
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(HI1221 – Religion and Society)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term NA 20% essay, 80% examination 2 lectures per week and 6 tutorials over the course of the term Prof Ruth Karras

Description

At the beginning of the twelfth century western Christendom had a new optimism: a commercial and urban boom, new religious orders, new church buildings, the codification of religious law, a flourishing of religious art, a movement to “recover” the Holy Land. Between 1250 and 1500 war, plague and religious dissent had a profound impact on European life. This module offers a thematic survey of religious practices and the impact of religion on society more generally in the central and later medieval west, where everyday life was carried on to a soundtrack of church bells and sermons, but where the culture allowed for a surprising amount of diversity of belief and practice as well. Lectures and tutorials focus on the practice and impact of religion in medieval society, on social structures (such as family and community) and on relations with other cultures.
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

(HI1222 – Climate in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds)

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Term NA 20% essay, 80% examination 2 lectures per week and 4 tutorials over the course of the term Dr Francis Ludlow

Description

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Situate climate history within the broader field of environmental history
  • Be able to source and interpret historical climate information from human and natural archives
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of human and natural archives, and the means by which their information may be integrated
  • Characterize the range of potential impacts that climatic changes and extreme weather had on ancient and medieval societies, as well as the coping strategies employed to mitigate these impacts
  • Understand the pitfalls associated with overly simplistic attempts to integrate a role for climate in human history (e.g. environmental determinism)
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HI1217 – Early Christian Irelan 400-1000

(5 ECTS credits) Hilary Term NA 20% essay, 80% examination 1 lectures per week and 4 tutorials over the course of the term Dr Immo Warnties

Description

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Communicate analysis and argument in written and verbal format
  • Outline chronologically the key developments in Ireland c.400-800
  • Offer explanations for the key developments in the period
  • Evaluate the significance of those key developments and appreciate their impact on the subsequent course of Irish history
  • Search for, and critically appraise, relevant literature
  • Undertake an analysis of select contemporary records (in translation)
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(HI1218 – Ireland 1534 – 1815 A Survey)

(10 ECTS credits) Hilary Term NA 20% essay, 80% examination 2 lectures per week and 6 tutorials over the course of the term Prof. Micheál Ó Siochrú

Description

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
  • To recognise the principal social, political, military and cultural events in the period 1534-1815
  • Discuss the leading scholarly contributions to the field of early-modern Irish history
  • Analyse the different interpretations of developments in early-modern Ireland
  • Undertake a basic analysis and evaluation of selected primary sources relating to aspects of early-modern Ireland
  • Present and discuss in written and oral format key arguments relating to the history of early-modern Ireland.
Module Code & Name ECTs credits Duration and semester Prerequisite Subjects Assessment Contact Hours Contact Details

HI2132 – Ireland in the 20th Century

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term NA 20% essay, 80% examinations 2 lectures per week, 6 tutorials Dr Anne Dolan

Description

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
  • Outline chronologically and explain key developments in the history of Ireland during the twentieth century
  • Assess the impact of these developments on Ireland
  • Search for, and critically appraise, relevant literature
  • Undertake an extended analysis of select contemporary sources
  • Communicate analysis and argument in written and verbal format
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(HI2300 Imagining history)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term NA 100% coursework 7 one-hour lectures, 4 two-hour workshops, 3 two-hour film screenings over the course of the term Dr Peter Crooks (pcrooks@tcd.ie)

Description

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss the manner in which selected historical episodes and themes have been depicted in cinema and fiction
  • Complete analytical reviews of both historical fiction and film
  • Undertake a comparative assessment of historical representation in film and/or fiction
  • Demonstrate an understanding of some key questions relating to the imagining of history in fictional works
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(HI2135 – Continental Europe since 1918)

(10 ECTS credits) Michaelmas Term NA 20% essay, 80% examination 2 lectures per week and 6 seminars over the course of the term Prof. Alan Kramer

Description

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
  • Outline chronologically and explain key developments in the history of continental Europe during the later twentieth century
  • Assess the impact of these developments on continental Europe
  • Search for, and critically appraise, relevant literature
  • Undertake an extended analysis of select contemporary sources in translation
  • Communicate analysis and argument in written and verbal format
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HI2301 – History: concepts and Methods

(05 ECTS credits) Hilary Term NA 100% Coursework nine one-hour lectures and three two-hour workshops over the course of the term Prof. Ciaran Brady

Description

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
  • order the main developments in historical theory and practice in Europe and North America in the twentieth and early twenty-first century.
  • assess the significance of the major trends in modern historiography.
  • evaluate the critical turning points in historiographical theory and practice.
  • engage critically with the most influential books and articles pertaining to the subject.
  • present a coherent summary and assessment of the historical debates and controversies relating to the subject.
  • demonstrate a continuing engagement with the latest developments and outstanding problems in the interpretation of the subject.
  • present a comparative assessment and evaluation of contributions to the wider debates on historical method and philosophy
  • demonstrate a written mastery of a range of general issues raised by recent theoretical challenges to the status and value of history writing
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(HI1208 – US History: A Survey )

(10 ECTS credits) Hilary Term N/A 20% essay, 80% exam 2 lectures per week and 6 seminars over the course of the term Prof. Ciaran Brady

Description

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
  • Outline chronologically key events and developments in the history of north America since the sixteenth century
  • Assess the causes and consequences for America of the War of Independence, the Civil War, the two World Wars and the Vietnamese war
  • Discuss the core features of north American society since the colonial era
  • Analyse the impact of different aspects of political, social and cultural development in north America since colonial times
  • Undertake a basic analysis and evaluation of selected primary sources relating to aspects of north American history
  • Present and discuss in written and oral format analysis of key questions relating to the history of North America since the colonial period.
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(HI2127 – Hundred Years War c 1337 - 1453)

(10 ECTS credits) Hilary Term NA 20% essay, 80% examination 2 lectures per week (weeks 1-5), plus 6 seminars (weeks 8-11) Dr. David Ditchburn & Dr Peter Crooks

Description

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
  • Outline chronologically and explain key developments in the political history of western Europe in the later middle ages
  • Assess the impact of the Hundred Year War on the development of western Europe
  • Search for, and critically appraise, relevant literature
  • Undertake an extended analysis of select contemporary sources in translation
  • Communicate analysis and argument in written and verbal format
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HI2133 – Imperialism to Globalism: Europe and the world 1860 - 1970

(10 ECTS credits) Hilary Term NA 20% essay, 80% examination 2 lectures per week and 6 tutorials over the course of the term Dr Robert Armstrong & Dr Isabella Jackson

Description

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
  • Outline chronologically and explain key developments in global and imperial history during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Assess the impact of developments which leave led to a more integrated world order since 1860
  • Discuss the core aspects of the imperial order of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Analyse the impact of different aspects of intercontinental cultural, economic and political changes
  • Undertake a basic analysis and evaluation of selected primary sources relating to aspects of global history
  • Present and discuss in written and oral format analysis of key questions relating to modern global and imperial history