The History Show
Christmas at the Movies in 191412/14/14
Ruth Barton, lecturer in film at Trinity College Dublin on what was happening at the movies here over Christmas in 1914.
Steven Benedict on Charlie Chaplain's contrasting on-screen and off-screen personas
Major General Patrick Cleburne
Historian and author Damien Shiels talks to Orla Rapple about Major General Patrick Cleburne, one out of sixteen Irish-born men who reached the rank of either Colonel or General in the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. Killed 150 ago.
Lorcan Clancy on the disappearance of Glen Miller 70 years ago this week.
Women of the Irish Revolution
Historians Sinead McCoole and Liz Gillis on better and lesser known women of the Irish revolutionary period.
History Books as Christmas presents
Recommended history books that should make someone in your life very happy on Christmas morning with Anne McLellan; novelist and scholar, Alan Titley; Richard Downes, RTE and Heather Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of International...
The Hitchcock Brothers
Ruth Barton, lecturer in film studies at Trinity College Dublin talks about her research into two Irish brothers whose lives took very different paths from the start of WW1. Captain Frank Hitchcock went on to chronicle the horrors of war while his...
Battle of Franklin - Carrie McGavock's Confederate Cemetery
The McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Tennessee is the largest privately held Confederate cemetery in the United States. Best selling author Robert Hicks tells the story of why it was established after the Battle of Franklin which was fought during the...
Roger Casement's ill-fated Crusade to Germany
In December, 1914, Sir Roger Casement, arrived in Germany to persuade Irish POWs to earn their freedom from a German POW camp by joining his Irish Brigade and fighting alongside the Volunteers in an insurrection against British rule. Historian, Conor...
‘The secret scripture of the poor’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins...
Louise Denvir reports
Man on Bridge
Man on Bridge is a photo collection project that gathers the photos and tells the story of Arthur Fields, a street photographer who captured passersby on Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge from the 1930s to the 1980s - Ciaran Deeney & Donal Fallon discuss
Archives reveal Sean MacBride’s subservient attitude to the Catholic church.
Sainsbury’s Christmas Truce Ad
The Sainsbury’s Christmas Truce ad has been branded cynical and disrespectful. TCD's Peter Arnds and historian, Michael Kennedy give their assessment.
Lord Lucan's Disappearnce
Lorcan Clancy charts Lord Lucan's disappearance forty years ago this month as well as the aftermath.
As a big screen adaption of Andrew Hodges biography opens in cinemas, we explore the life and death of Alan Turing – the brilliant World War II code breaker who paid the ultimate price for being gay. Andrew Hodges’ biography – The Enigma is assessed...
How Should Centenary of 1916 Rising be Marked
Our panel Diramuid Ferriter, Roisin Higgins, Ruth Dudley Edwards discuss
50th Anniversary of Easter Rising in 1966/Government Plans for...
Minister of State at the Department of Justice. Aodhan O’Riordan spoke of Ireland’s complex history at the launch of the government's plans for the 2016 centenary on Wednesday evening
Historians Heather Jones and Edward Madigan discuss what the Enniskillen bombing symbolised in terms of the polarisation of Irish views of war remembrance in 1987 and how it symbolised a turning point in terms of our relationship with the First World...
Irish Rugby and World War 1
Ciaran O'Mara of Lansdowne Rugby FC and Dr. Liam O’Callaghan from Liverpool Hope University talk about Irish rugby players who enlisted to flight in World War 1.
Irish Memorials to WW1 Dead
Historians, Heather Jones of the London School of Economics and Dr. Edward Madigan, lecturer in Public History and First World War Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London talk about the significance of these memorials and how our attitude to...
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