History Hub


Connecting past and present


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. 

Upcoming Conference

The 12th Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference (TSIXII) is scheduled to take place at the University of Galway on 16 & 17 August 2024.

Latest Posts

A History of Xenophobia

History Hub presents a series of interviews between our editor Dr Irial Glynn and a number of leading experts on the history of xenophobia.

St Brigit and the beginnings of Irish history

In this episode of History Hub’s podcast series, a recording of ‘St Brigit and the beginnings of Irish history’ a panel discussion organised by UCD’s Dr Fionnuala Walsh. The panel discussion featured historians: Associate Prof. Elva Johnston (UCD); Assistant Professor Megan Welton (UCD); Dr Niamh Wycherley (Maynooth); and Dr Elizabeth Dawson (Carlow College).

Explore our podcasts

History Hub first started podcasting talks, lectures and interviews in 2011. Since then we have had over 1.7 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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