This farmer is listening to a 1923 broadcast from Washington, D. C. Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration.

Our Podcasts

Recently, the total number of podcast downloads/video views of History Hub material exceeded the 200,000 mark.

History Hub currently has several podcast series which contain interviews, conference presentations and research papers on everything from the Easter Rising to the Cult of Stalin. Many of the podcasts are posted directly to the site but for convenient access to our entire archive users can subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes, Soundcloud and via RSS feed.

  • The History Podcast Series features recordings of interviews, talks and research papers by professional historians on a variety of historical topics from Saint Patrick to Stalin. History podcasts have been downloaded over 80,000 times.
  • The Irish Revolution was a module taught by renowned Irish historian Professor Michael Laffan in the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin from the late 1970′s until his retirement in 2010. In association with the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and History all 10 of the lectures were recorded and are available to download. The course has proven to be extremely popular. The lectures have been downloaded over 100,000 times and the series was, for a time, the most popular podcast in Ireland on iTunes.
  • In association with the Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference, History Hub also presents podcasts from the 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 events. Since 2011, over two hundred speakers from a range of disciplines including History, English, Archaeology and Art History, have presented papers at the Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conferences. Click here to access the podcasts.
  • The Universities in Revolution and State Formation conference took place in UCD Newman House in June 2015. The conference offered a national, European and global perspective on the role and experience of universities in times of revolution and uprising. Real Smart Media, in association with History Hub, recorded the conference proceedings and these are now available to podcast.
  • Kingdom, Empire and Plus Ultra: conversations on the history of Portugal and Spain, 1415-1898 consists of interviews with leading experts in the areas of Portuguese and Spanish history, from the beginning of the Portuguese discoveries in 1415 to the end of Spanish dominion in America in 1898. The interviews, conducted by historian Dr Edward Collins, cover a range of topics on the domestic and overseas histories of both nations. This History Hub series is funded by UCD Seed Funding and supported by UCD School of History.
  • Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-2023 is a project run by Dr Marie Coleman and Dr Dominic Bryan at Queen’s University Belfast. The project, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, examines approaches to the 2020-2023 period of the ‘decade of centenaries’, on both sides of the Border. Project events, including, Civil Wars and their Legacy and Commemoration and Conflict in Ireland, 1920-1922 have been recorded for podcasting by Real Smart Media in association with History Hub.

Image: farmer listening to a 1923 broadcast from Washington, D. C. Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture (20111110-OC-AMW-0038) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons