Detail from map of Goldenbridge

Echoes from the Past: Listening to Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Echoes from the Past is an audio and walking tour app, which aims to give users some insight into children’s experience of the Irish Industrial school system. It is a verbatim project based entirely on the 2009 Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (the Ryan Report) and funded by the Irish Research Council New Horizons project Industrial Memories, based in the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD.

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Flora Cassen: Philip II of Spain and His Italian Jewish Spy

In episode nine of History Hub's podcast series – ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898‘ - Professor Flora Cassen, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses the importance of diplomacy in the Portuguese Empire, particularly in Asia.

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Portuguese Diplomacy in Asia and the Global Renaissance

In episode eight of History Hub's podcast series – ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898‘ - Dr. Zoltán Biedermann, of University College London, discusses the importance of diplomacy in the Portuguese Empire, particularly in Asia.

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Soviet poster dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the October Revolution and IV Congress of the Communist International.

Podcast: Judith Devlin on the Russian Revolution

In this special episode to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, UCD historian Dr Judith Devlin discusses one of the defining events of the 20th century. Devlin discusses the tumultuous events of the revolution, including: the lead up to the February Revolution; Lenin's return to Russia; the October Revolution and its aftermath; the ensuing Civil War; and how Russians commemorate the events of 1917.

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