MA Programmes at UCD History

MA History courses at University College Dublin offer both a challenging and a rewarding introduction to the advanced study of History. In a recent webinar for UCD College of Arts and Humanities hosted by Emer Beesley, programme directors, and current and former students came together to discuss the various Masters programmes. Watch the webinar now.

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Antisemitism, Forgeries, and Conspiracy Theories in Early Modern Iberia

In episode 20 of History Hub's podcast series – ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898‘ - Dr. Francois Soyer is in conversation with series host Dr Edward Collins. In the episode, which is available to podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud, they discuss antisemitism in medieval and early modern Iberia, specifically some forged documents that purported to be communications between Jews in Spain and Constantinople.

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Garcia de Orta: Portuguese physician, herbalist and naturalist

In episode 19 of History Hub's podcast series – ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898‘ - Assistant Professor Palmira Fontes da Costa is in conversation with series host Dr Edward Collins. In the episode, which is available to podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud, they discuss Portuguese physician, herbalist and naturalist Garcia de Orta.

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Tercentenary of the Polish Princess Clementina’s Escape

'The Irish to the Rescue: the Tercentenary of the Polish Princess Clementina's Escape' was a seminar organised on the occasion of the tercentenary of the rescue of the Polish Princess Maria Clementina Sobieska from captivity in Innsbruck in April 1719 by a small group of Irish and French people in a most dramatic fashion. The podcasts from the event are now available.

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Autograph book containing signatures of those involved in the republican movement, 1916-1918

As part of our series: From the Archives: Public History, Dearbhla Fay (MA in Public History, 2018) examines an autograph book purchased by the National Library of Ireland in 2016 at a Whytes’ auction. The book contains the autographs of over 150 leading republicans during the period after the 1916 Rising and before the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1922. Although the original owner of the book is not known, its contents show that it was someone close to leading figures of the Irish Revolution including Thomas Ashe, Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz and Éamon de Valera.

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