The Abbey of St. Thomas the Martyr was founded in the 12th century and played a pivotal role in the religious and political affairs of Dublin city until its dissolution in 1539. In October 2017, Dublin City Council organised a weekend of events to celebrate the Abbey and a symposium on the history of the Abbey took place in St Catherine's Church, Thomas Street on 14 October. Read More
Professor Timothy Snyder (Yale) visited UCD School of History in October 2017 where he gave a talk based on his book 'Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning'. In this work, which was first published in 2015, Snyder argues that by overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. Read More
In episode 14 of History Hub's podcast series – ‘Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898‘ - Dr Amelia Almorza Hidalgo is in conversation with series host Dr Edward Collins. In the episode, which is available to podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud, they discuss Spanish women on transatlantic voyages in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.. Read More
UCD Open Learning gives adult learners the opportunity to study a range of undergraduate modules in UCD. There are no formal entry requirements and Open Learning modules are open to everyone. Individuals can take any combination of modules for interest only (audit) or deepen their learning by completing course assessment (credit).
This academic year (2016/2017), UCD School of History is offering a great range of Open Learning module options.
In this special episode to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, UCD historian Professor 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. Read More