Dublin Festival of History

Talks and lectures from the Dublin Festival of History.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 66 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 11 hours 52 minutes


100 years of Edge Hardware

A talk by Cormac Moore looking at the history of this local Fairview business as it celebrates 100 years in business in 2017. Started by Elias Edge (Senior) who was born in 1872 the history of this neighborhood hardware shop is also the history of the...


 2018-05-25  32m

‘Reduced to the Utmost Want’: the poor of Dublin in the post-Famine period

Georgina Laragy's talk looks at the various state and charitable provisions made for the poor of Dublin in the post-Famine period exploring the workhouses, the night shelters and the Mansion House Relief Committee who provided for the people of Dublin ...


 2018-05-15  35m

Powering the Nation

Visions of the Shannon Scheme and electricity in Ireland with Sorcha O'Brien Sorcha O'Brien talks about her book Powering the Nation, the visual story, not just of the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme, but of Ireland's introduction to electricity in the e...


 2018-05-08  57m

The Rise of Éamon de Valera

David McCullagh, historian and broadcaster looks at how De Valera's early life shaped the most influential politician of 20th century Ireland. Eamon de Valera is arguably the most important Irish politician of the twentieth century.


 2018-05-01  42m

JFK and the summer of 1963

Civil rights, Cold War politics and an Irish homecoming with Cecelia Hartsell Cecelia Hartsell looks at John F Kennedy's troubled summer of 1963 dealing with major issues in the US before he embarked on a joyful homecoming to Ireland.


 2018-04-24  34m

Writing the History of 20th Century Europe – Ian Kershaw

Ian Kershaw in conversation with Robert Gerwarth In 1914 a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a savagery beyond any comparison. In 1939 Europeans initiated a second conflict that man...


 2018-04-17  45m

Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain

Clair Wills in conversation with Elaine Sisson The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the factories, to make the new NHS work. From all over the world, thousands of individuals - including many Irish...


 2018-04-10  52m

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution – Robert Service

Robert Service in conversation with Patrick Geoghegan The Last of the Tsars is a masterful study of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even willfully so.


 2018-04-03  51m

Dublin Festival of History Question Time

Chaired by Joe Duffy with Catriona Crowe, Donal Fallon & Jennifer Wellington All of those questions you’ve been dying to ask about twentieth century Irish history – bring ‘em on! Our panel of historians will be pleased to answer any question you care ...


 2018-03-27  58m

The Social History of Modern Ireland

Chaired by David Dickson with contributors Sarah-Anne Buckley, Ciaran O’Neill & Patricia Lysaght Covering three centuries of unprecedented demographic and economic changes and setting Irish developments in a wider European and global context,


 2018-03-20  47m