Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan
Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan
About Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan
This unique and lively history show delves into some of the world's most important political, social and cultural events and the intriguing personalities behind them. Presented by Dr Patrick Geoghegan of Trinity College Dublin, Talking History unravels the gritty, sometimes uncomfortable, side of our past, and what we can learn from it.
In this episode of Talking History, we are looking at the history of The Tudors and finding out why the most notorious of all English dynasties continues to exert such a hold on the popular imagination. Dr Patrick Geoghegan is joined by Prof Richard Rex, Professor of Reformation History, University of Cambridge; Dr Natalie Mears, Reader/Associate Professor in Tudor and Early Stuart History at Durham University; Prof Christopher Maginn, Professor of History and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies at Lincoln Center, Fordham University, New York; Siobhan Clarke, Guide Lecturer, Historic Royal Palaces; and Eleri Lynn, Head of Exhibitions at National Museum Wales, fashion historian, author, and former Curator of the dress collection at Historic Royal Palaces.
In this episode of Talking History, Dr Patrick Geoghegan looks at the story of St Patrick through the centuries and finds out about the iconography and the legends surrounding the patron saint of Ireland with journalist Alannah Hopkin; he also investigates why civilisations collapse with archaeologist John Darlington, and hears about the copper beech tree Lady Gregory used to ask her guests to autograph, with historian William Henry.
In this episode of Talking History, Dr Patrick Geoghegan and his panel are looking at the history of the most famous film awards in the world - the highs, the lows, the triumphs and the controversies of the Academy Awards. Featuring Dr Conn Holohan from the University of Galway, Gwenda Young, Lecturer in Film Studies at UCC, Dr Aaron Hunter, Teaching Fellow in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin and Sunniva O’Flynn, Head of Irish Film Programming at the IFI.
This episode of Talking History looks at the life and legacy of Joseph Stalin. Dr Patrick Geoghegan speaks with Professor Geoffrey Roberts, Professor of History at University College Cork, Professor James Harris, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Leeds, Dr Anna Toropova, School of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Oxford, Professor Polly Jones, Professor of Russian and Schrecker-Barbour Fellow in Slavonic Studies at University College Oxford, and Rosemary Sullivan, biographer and author of 'Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva'.
On this week's episode of Talking History: Dr Patrick Geoghegan delves into a roundup of history books - the life of Julian of Norwich with Dr Claire Gilbert; Katherine MacInnes on her book 'Snow Widows: Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition by the Women Left Behind'; and we hear about 'The Death Census of Black '47 - Eyewitness Accounts of Ireland's Great Famine' from QUB's Professor Liam Kennedy.
'As I Remember It: Bertie Ahern & the Good Friday Agreement' is a new podcast that tells the story of the Good Friday Agreement as told by those who negotiated it and marks the first time all those involved have reunited to reflect on the negotiations in 25 years. Head to newstalk.com/goodfridayagreement.
In this week's episode of Talking History, we're looking at the history and making of modern Ukraine, exploring questions of identity and the roots of the ongoing conflict. Featuring Taras Kuzio, Professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy; Dr Marnie Howlett, Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford; Emeritus Professor Judith Devlin of the School of History at UCD, Dr Conor Daly of Trinity College Dublin, giving the 'Ukraine's Jewish Heritage' talk at Trinity's public lecture series on the history and culture of Ukraine; and Dr Tanya Lokot, Associate Professor in Digital Media and Society from Dublin City University.
In this episode, Dr Patrick Geoghegan explores the wondrous world of historical hairstyles with 'The Coiffured' exhibition curator and visual artist Amanda Jane Graham; looks at the world's first named author, Enheduanna, and the Women of Mesopotamia with Morgan Library exhibition curator Sidney Babcock; gets an insight into the People and Places of our past with the National Photographic Archive's Sara Smyth; and hears how to date your family photographs with Dr Katherine Howells, a Principal Records Specialist in the Visual Collections at the National Archives in the UK.
To mark Ireland's new public holiday named after St Brigid, on this episode of Talking History we'll be exploring the life, legacy and legend of St Brigid and finding out how she became one of our patron saints. Joining Dr Patrick Geoghegan is Dr Edel Bhreathnach from the School of History at UCC, Dr Niamh Wycherley from Maynooth University, Laura Murphy from Herstory and behind the Bridget public holiday campaign, Dr Mary Condren from Trinity College Dublin's Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, and Arica Roberts from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading.
100 years ago, WB Yeats won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Dr Patrick Geoghegan looks at his life and legacy, his politics and his love of the occult, joined by esteemed panel Dr Adrian Paterson, Lecturer in English at the School of English and the Creative Arts at the University of Galway; Dr Lucy Collins, Associate Professor of Modern Poetry, at University College Dublin; Professor Roy Foster, University of Oxford, and the author of the authorized two-volume biography of Yeats; Professor Margaret Harper, Glucksman Professor in Contemporary Writing in English, University of Limerick, and formerly Director of the Yeats International Summer School and the President of the International Yeats Society; and Susan O'Keeffe, Director of Yeats Society Sligo.
In this episode of Talking History, we explore the Clerys archive and find out how the iconic building in Dublin has been restored. Joining host Dr Patrick Geoghegan is public historian Caitlin White of Trinity College Dublin as well as George O'Malley who specialises in the conservation and restoration of lime plaster and stucco, and led the plasterwork restoration at Clerys. And later in the show, we're looking at the legends surrounding Alexander The Great and hearing how his story inspired many for centuries, as part of a new exhibition at the British Library in London.
On this episode of Talking History, Dr Patrick Geoghegan reflects on the life and legacy of Eoin MacNeill, the man best remembered for issuing the countermanding order in 1916, but whose career was far more significant and enduring. He's joined by Dr Emer Purcell, medieval historian, publications officer for the National University of Ireland and coeditor of 'Eoin MacNeill: the Pen and the Sword'; Conor Mulvagh, coeditor of same, and Associate Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin; Senator Michael McDowell, grandson of Eoin MacNeill; and Dr Elva Johnston, Associate Professor at the UCD School of History and author of 'By blood and by tradition’: race and empire in Eoin MacNeill’s interpretation of early Ireland.
In this episode of Talking History, Dr Patrick Geoghegan reflects on the careers of some of the most iconic and prolific sports players connected to Ireland, alongside Turlough O’Riordan, online and digital editor for the Dictionary of Irish Biography, and co-editor of ‘Irish Sporting Lives’; Terry Clavin, co-editor of ‘Irish Sporting Lives’; and Helena Byrne, who wrote about soccer player Anne O'Brien (1956-2016), and is a digital archivist and curator of web archives at the British Library, deeply versed in the emerging history of women's soccer in Ireland.
In this episode of Talking History, on the 50th anniversary of Ireland joining the EU (then European Communities), Dr Patrick Geoghegan is joined by Dr Mary C. Murphy, Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration, a senior lecturer in politics with the Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork; Professor John O'Brennan, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Maynooth University; and Maria Walsh MEP, to reflect on the impact of this membership on Ireland over the last five decades.
On this episode of Talking History, Dr Patrick Geoghegan speaks to: Dr Colin Martin, co-author of 'Armada: The Spanish Enterprise and England's Deliverance in 1588'; Dr Elizabethanne Boran, editor of 'Botany and Gardens in Early Modern Ireland'; and we delve into the history of nursing with Lisa McGeeney, registered nurse and midwife and author of the book ‘Nursing and midwifery in the poor-law unions of Borrisokane and Nenagh, 1882–1922’.
In this episode of Talking History, Dr Patrick Geoghegan explores the history of Dublin Castle over the centuries, featuring a number of authors and editors of the new book “Dublin Castle: From Fortress to Palace” - Professor Seán Duffy, Professor of Medieval Irish and Insular History at Trinity College Dublin; John Montague, Associate Professor in the College of Architecture, Art and Design in the American University of Sharjah, UAE; and Con Manning, former Senior Archaeologist with the National Monuments Service, who directed excavations at Dublin Castle.
UCD will host a national conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the new Irish state coming into effect on the 6th December 1922. It will explore the process of state formation amid an ongoing civil war and uncertainty over the future of the border with Northern Ireland. Leading academics will also discuss the evolution of the institutions of the state. Joining Dr Patrick Geoghegan to discuss this is: Dr Conor Mulvagh who lectures in the School of History at UCD with special responsibility for the Decade of Centenaries, one of the organisers of the conference; Dr Mary McAuliffe, Director of Gender Studies at UCD and her books include a biography of Margaret Skinnider; and Dr Thomas Mohr who lectures in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, is the author of 'Guardian of the Treaty', and is a Vice-President of the Irish Legal History Society.
Joining Dr. Patrick Geoghegan to discuss the life and death of Lord Castlereagh is: - Prof. Thomas Bartlett, Emeritus Professor of Irish History at Aberdeen University and recently general editor of the four-volume 'Cambridge History of Ireland'. - Dr. Georgina Laragy, Lecturer in History at Trinity College Dublin - Dr. Tim Murtagh by phone. Archival Research Fellow, with the Beyond 2022 project, based in Trinity College Dublin’. - Dr. Maeve Ryan, Senior Lecturer in History and Grand Strategy at Kings College London.
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