Dublin Festival of History

Talks and lectures from the Dublin Festival of History.


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The other Connolly of 1916: Seán Connolly

Seán Connolly was in command of the City Hall garrison on Easter Monday 1916. Hear the story of this Dublin Corporation employee, Irish Citizen Army captain and the first rebel to die in the Rising. Donal Fallon is a historian with a particular intere...


 19 April 2017  n/a

The ’emergence’ of children and childhood in modern history

Our modern conception of childhood as a time of education and innocence began to emerge in the eighteenth century, but it wasn’t until the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that such ideas influenced the lives of children of all classes in ...


 12 April 2017  n/a

Richard O’Carroll: Labour and 1916

Richard O'Carroll was a trade unionist and Labour Party councillor on Dublin Corporation, first elected in 1907. He was killed by Captain Bowen-Colthurst during the 1916 Rising and was the only elected member of Dublin City Council to be killed wh...


 04 April 2017  n/a

Furnace of Futility: The Enigma of World War I

Allan Mallinson & Hugh Sebag-Montefiore in conversation with Jennifer Wellington Historical debate about World War I now boils down to views: the “Blackadder”, Lions-led-by-Donkeys view of senseless carnage orchestrated by blimpish generals; or the vie...


 31 March 2017  n/a

Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World

Alex Von Tunzelmann in conversation with Dr Balázs Apor Blood and Sand is essential to our understanding of the modern Middle East, and the problems of oil, religious fundamentalism and international unity that still face the world today.


 14 March 2017  n/a

Ireland: The Autobiography: Eyewitness Accounts of Irish Life since 1916

John Bowman in conversation with Patrick Geoghegan Ireland: The Autobiography offers a fresh, vivid take on the last century of Irish life through a brilliant collection of eyewitness accounts and recollections.


 06 March 2017  n/a

Stalin’s Personal Library

Geoffrey Roberts in conversation with Judith Devlin Joseph Stalin was a voracious reader. Mostly he read government documents and the revolutionary classics but he also read Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Chekhov, Shakespeare, Cervantes and Balzac.


 01 March 2017  n/a

Hillsborough: The Truth

Phil Scraton and Adrian Tempany in conversation with Paul Howard On 15th April 1989, 96 men, women and children who attended an FA Cup match in Sheffield never came home. Victims of criminal negligence and complacency,


 23 February 2017  n/a

The Cultural Revolution 1962-1976

Frank Dikötter in conversation with Isabella Jackson After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward, Chairman Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate his enemies. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was t...


 15 February 2017  n/a

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

Roger Moorhouse in conversation with Robert Gerwarth. For nearly two years the two most infamous dictators in history actively collaborated with one another. The Nazi-Soviet Pact stunned the world. WWII was launched under its auspices and its eventual ...


 08 February 2017  n/a