History Hub

HistoryHub

Connecting past and present

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History Hub is based at the School of History, University College Dublin. Our ambition is to make the most recent academic research available on-line to everyone who loves history. Our podcasts feature historians talking about a whole range of subjects from medieval to modern history, both Irish and international. We also have a From the Archives section featuring archival documents and a History and Policy section, where historians contribute to current policy debates.

Please explore our content, listen to our podcasts, watch our videos, read our posts, and learn about how you can study history at UCD.

Dr Irial Glynn

UCD Historian and Editor of History Hub

History at UCD

UCD School of History offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate options for study. Alongside the full-time options there are part-time options for those wishing to explore history at university without having to undertake assignments and exams via UCD’s innovative Open and Lifelong Learning programme. 

Courses Starting Soon: Lifelong Learning

UCD’s Lifelong Learning programme offers all adult learners the opportunity to explore history courses of their choice, without the pressure of an examination. Dr Myles Dungan's new module - Land and the Irish, 1741-1939 - will start in April 2024.
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Latest Posts

women and the Irish constitution roundtable at UCD

Women and the Irish Constitution: a roundtable discussion

‘Women and the Irish Constitution: a roundtable discussion’ took place on 13 February 2024 in UCD Humanities Institute. The panel included contributions from Dr Mary McAuliffe (UCD, chair) Prof. Caitriona Beaumont (London South Bank University), Associate Professor Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth University), Orla O’Connor (National Women’s Council), Prof. Lindsey Earner Byrne (Trinity College Dublin) and the Sutherland School of Law Poet in Residence, Julie Morrissy.

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‘Our shared built military heritage: the online mapping, inventorying and recording of the army barracks of Ireland, 1690-1921

Digital Cultures is one of the research themes for the UCD College of Arts and Humanities Research Strategy for 2020-2024. The strategy brings together and supports the combined research excellence from across the College’s Schools, Institutes, Centres and subject disciplines. As part of the Digital Cultures theme of the strategy, Dr Charles Ivar McGrath (UCD) and Dr Suzanne Forbes (Open University) gave a presentation entitled ‘Our shared built military heritage: the online mapping, inventorying and recording of the army barracks of Ireland, 1690-1921’. The presentation took place in January 2024 and focused on their work on the Army Barracks of Ireland project.

Open and Lifelong Learning History Courses

UCD offers a variety of study options and entry pathways, ranging from full-time degrees to short-term courses for pure interest. Lifelong Learning offers all adult learners the opportunity to explore a subject of their choice without the pressure of an examination. Open Learning is a flexible way of studying part-time at UCD. Explore your history options for the coming year.

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50 Years of Archival Education in UCD

The School of History marked a significant milestone this year celebrating 50 years since the first archivists were trained in the university. Public awareness of the value of archivists has increased in Ireland over the last two decades, due to the significance of records in Commissions of Inquiry and the Decade of Centenaries but establishing the first training programme took place in a very different context. At this time, individuals had to travel abroad for full professional education and archives were collected mainly by the national repositories on the island and by special collection departments in universities.

Explore our podcasts

History Hub first started podcasting talks, lectures and interviews in 2011. Since then we have had over 1.3 million downloads across more than 20 different podcast series. 

History Hub podcast series feature interviews, conference presentations and research papers on everything from the Easter Rising to the cult of Stalin, from early Christian Ireland through the Tudor and Stuart monarchs to contemporary Europe. Many of our podcasts are posted directly to the site but for convenient access to our entire archive, users can subscribe (completely free of charge) to our podcast series on Apple, Spotify, Soundcloud and via RSS feed.

At History Hub we enjoy collaborating with historians across the world, history conferences and associations, in creating podcasts. Since 2011 we have been privileged to collaborate with the Tudor and Stuart Ireland in producing podcasts. Renowned historian Professor Michael Laffan honoured us by recording his final semester of lectures at UCD in 2010. His series The Irish Revolution was the most popular podcast in Ireland shortly after launch.

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