Dublin Festival of History

Talks and lectures from the Dublin Festival of History.


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Chris Patten: First Confession: A Sort of Memoir

Chris Patten in conversation with John Bowman In a long and distinguished career, Chris Patten has been a Westminster MP, a UK Cabinet minister, the last Governor of Hong Kong, Chairman of the BBC and Chancellor of Oxford University.


 14 March 2018  44m

The Darkening Age: the Christian destruction of the Classical world – Catherine Nixey

Catherine Nixey in conversation with Hugh Linehan The Darkening Age tells the story of how between the 2nd and 6th centuries AD the Christians of the late Roman Empire set out deliberately to destroy all the books,


 06 March 2018  56m

Janina Ramirez: The blending of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Christianity

Based on her recent book, The Private Lives of Saints: Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England, Dr Janina Ramirez, Oxford Art Historian and BBC broadcaster, will explore the incredible intellectual,


 27 February 2018  53m

James Holland: The War in The West – The Allies Fight Back, 1941-1943

In the latest volume of his ground-breaking World War 2 trilogy, James Holland describes how the tide of war began to turn against the Axis. Looking at the war from the battle front to the factories and shipyards, he tells the story of how,


 20 February 2018  56m

Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

When Martin Luther nailed a sheet of paper to the church door of a small university town in 1517, he set off a process that changed the Western world for ever. His attempts to reform Christianity by returning it to its biblical roots split the Western ...


 13 February 2018  43m

Munich – Robert Harris

Robert Harris in conversation with James Holland September 1938. Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place t...


 06 February 2018  n/a

War and the Death of News

Martin Bell in conversation with Keelin Shanley In an age of international terror, where journalists themselves have become targets, more and more reports are issued from the sidelines. The dominance of social media has ushered in a post-truth world: ...


 30 January 2018  n/a

The Russian Revolution Debate

The sheer apocalyptic scale of the Russian Revolution seems almost to defy comprehension. What began as a challenge to the decadence and complacency of the Romanov dynasty ended up in the slaughter and immiseration an entire people.


 23 January 2018  n/a

The Irish and the Camino de Santiago: 800 years of history

This talk by Turlough O'Donnell marked the 800th anniversary of the connections between Dublin and the Camino de Santiago which was celebrated in 2016. Turlough O'Donnell is chair of the Camino Society Ireland CLG and has walked many parts o...


 18 May 2017  n/a

A City Divided: Dublin in the Civil War

In 1922-23, over 200 people were killed and 3,500 imprisoned in Dublin as rival pro and anti-Treaty factions of the nationalist movement came to blows. John Dorney will talk about urban guerrilla warfare, prisons,


 25 April 2017  n/a