Seminars and Conferences

UCD School of History organise a wide range of talks, seminars, lectures and conferences every year. You can keep up-to-date with what we are doing on our News, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Research Forum Programme 2017-2018

Semester 2

Seminars take place in K114 at 4.00 pm

School of History

13 February
Ivar McGrath and John Bergin
A window on a lost world: the Cologan archive and the Waterford merchants of early modern Tenerife’.

27 February
Amanda Nettelbeck (Keith Cameron Professor)
'Indigenous rights and colonial subjecthood: a history of 'protection' policy'.

27 March
Eddie Coleman
Civic saints and city politics in medieval Italy: the translation of Saint Geminianus of Modena (1107) in context

3 April
Anna Dorofeeva (IRC), Ciaran McCable (IRC), Alice Mauger (Wellcome Trust) and Oisin Wall (Wellcome Trust)
Postdoctoral Research Presentations

17 April
Maurice Bric
The International Impact of Daniel O'Connell



Semester 1


Seminars take place in K114 at 3.00 pm

School of History


12 September

Michael Staunton

The Historians of Angevin England


19 September

Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin

Confessional Migrants or Religious Refugees: Blurring the Difference


3 October

Mark Jones

The Second Age of Revolutions, 1895–1928. A global history



10 October

Jason Scott Smith

The Neoliberal Legacies of the New Deal: American Capitalism and International Development since 1945


14 November

Paul Rouse

The Hurlers


21 November

Prof Javier Del Barco

Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales del CSIC, Madrid; visitor at Marsh’s Library

Diasporas of Hebrew Manuscripts: A Joshua Ibn Gaon's Hebrew Bible in the Portuguese Court of John I



From Tuesday 13th February until Friday 23rd February 2018, University College Dublin will host the public exhibition: ‘Beyond Duty:
An Exhibition on the Diplomats recognized as Righteous Among the Nations’. It will be displayed in the Student Centre. The
exhibition is supported by the Embassies of Israel, of Japan, of Lithuania and of The Netherlands. The School of History will hold a
Public Seminar to provide interesting and insightful historical context in support of the exhibition.

Public Seminar: Beyond Duty: Humanitarian Issues in International Politics and Diplomacy

UCD School of History, Newman Building, Room K114 on Tuesday 20th February, 16:00 - 18:30

Maria Theresa, Strategist, Mother, Reformer (1717-1780): Monarch of the Enlightenment

Emeritus Professor Dr. Karl Vocelka (University of Vienna)

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, at 5.30pm
Newman Building, The History Boardroom, K114

This event is supported by the Austrian Embassy