What history books should you read this summer?06/26/15
Before going away on much deserved holidays Patrick takes a look at some of the best books in the various history fields and gives his recommendations for summer reading
More than just a war movie?
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about 'The Deer Hunter' and its impact and legacy.
How did an English woman help create the Iraqi state?
Patrick and a panel of experts look at the life and legacy of the writer, archaeologist, mountaineer, spy, diplomat, and adventurer Gertrude Bell and the creation of Iraq
'Voices On Joyce' a literary legacy
Susan Cahill talks with Professor Anne Fogarty and Dr Joseph Brady about the new collection from UCD Press that looks at Joyce's legacy across multiple disciplines
'The Battle of Waterloo' with Marcus Cowper
Patrick talks with Marcus Cowper about 'The Battle of Waterloo: A Series of Accounts by A Near Observer', a reproduction of a book first published months after the battle
Writing the history of a young church
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life, travels, and writings of Luke the Evangelists. Why is he remembered as the first Christian historian and artist?
The life, writings, and legacy of Jonathan Swift
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the great author & satirist Jonathan Swift. What is the legacy of this great Irish patriot? What gave him such a sharp tongue?
The history and future of Ukraine
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the history of Ukraine, what led to the 2014 revolution, & the issues now faced by the nation Image Dzhygyr Anatol, 29/11/13
Gender, sex, and sexuality in modern Irish politics
Professor Ciaran Brady fills in for Patrick as 'Talking History' takes a look at how sexuality and gender have changed and been changed by modern Irish politics
The musical magic of Van Morrison
Patrick takes a look at the life and musical career of one of Ireland's greatest musicians, Van Morrison. What exactly makes Morrison's music so great and timeless?
The life and designs of Eileen Gray
Patrick talks to a panel of experts about the life & legacy of Eileen Gray, her time in Ireland and Paris, her innovative designs, and her role in the Modernist movement
The ancient writings of the poet Ovid
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life and works of the ancient Roman poet Ovid, how eroticism made him famous, and how his 'Metamorphoses' changed history
The life and legacy of Sitting Bull
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life of the great Lakota chief Sitting Bull & his lasting impact on history. Why is he still so revered as figure?
How should 1916 and Ireland's past be remembered?
In a special two hour discussion from the National Library Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the Easter Rising, commemoration, and how we should remember 1916
Grant versus Lee
Patrick and a panel of experts look at the military careers of Ulysses S Grant & Robert E Lee and ask which was the greater of these two giants of the American Civil War?
An Garda Siochana, the Guardians of the Peace
Patrick talks about the history of an Garda Siochana with a panel of experts. Looking at the good & the bad of the force we trace its history since its formation in 1922
The Six-Day War, a short conflict with a lasting legacy
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the 1967 Six-Day War, the origins of this conflict, and the lasting legacy of Israel's victory over Egypt, Syria, and Jordan
Richard Strauss, the Romantic Modernist
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the life & music of celebrated 20th century composer & conductor Richard Strauss & the legacy he has had on music and culture.
A Knightly Order's journey through the Mediterranean
Patrick talks with a panel of experts about the Soverign Military Order of Malta, its history as the oldest chivalric order, and military and hospitaller missions
What made Dante the father of the Italian language?
Delve into hell and paradise with Patrick as he talks about the life and work of Dante Alighieri with a panel of experts. What was life like for this giant of literature?
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