Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan
Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan
About Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan
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: the end of the Hundred Years War and the pivotal role played by the 17-year-old Joan of Arc, with Jonathan Sumption; corruption and skullduggery in the Irish House of Commons in the 17th century with Dr Brid McGrath; and the history of the RCSI with Dr Ronan Kelly.
In this episode of Talking History, we're debating Ireland and empire as we explore how being a colony shaped our history and our own involvement in imperial pursuits. Joining Patrick Geoghegan is: Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin, and author of ‘Making Empire: Ireland, Imperialism and the Early Modern World’; Professor Brian McGing, Emeritus Professor of Greek at TCD; and Professor Micheál Ó Siochrú, Professor in Modern History and Head of the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin.
Was Napoleon a ruthless tyrant or the greatest Frenchman of all time? Patrick Geoghegan looks at his life, legacy and legend with Dr Sylvie Kleinman, who assisted in the establishment of the Napoleon Society of Ireland; Hugh Gough, Emeritus Professor of History at University College Dublin; Dr Rafe Blaufarb, specialist in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and professor of history, director and Ben Weider Eminent Scholar in Napoleonic Studies at Florida State University; and Dr Joseph Clarke, Associate Professor in European History, Trinity College Dublin.
In this episode of Talking History, Patrick Geoghegan explores how revolutionary ideas were translated into landscape design in the 18th century, looking at the houses and homes of figures such as George Washington and Lord Edward Fitzgerald, with Finola O’Kane, landscape historian, architect, and professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD. We'll also be finding out about the fight for change in Britain with Preeti Dhillon, researcher, writer and historian, and uncovering the contradictions in economic nationalism around the world, with Marvin Suesse, Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin and author of ‘The Nationalist Dilemma’.
Coming up on this week's episode of Talking History: astronaut Tim Peake joins Patrick Geoghegan to explore the history of astronauts in space; we hear about James VI's relationship with Irish policy from Prof Clare Jackson from the University of Cambridge; and historian Donal Fallon shares the story of the Phoenix Park lamplighters.
On this episode of Talking History: Patrick Geoghegan hosts a special Halloween edition where we find out about how Dracula was created, the character and the book's remarkable longevity, and why we have such a fascination with horror. Joining Patrick to discuss is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, Dacre Stoker. We also trace back the Irish origins of Halloween with Dr. Catherine Healy, Historian-in-residence, EPIC Museum.
Marking a new NGI exhibition on artist Sarah Purser, who played a pivotal role in the development of modern Irish art, Patrick Geoghegan explores her life, work and legacy alongside panellists Dr Caroline Campbell, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dónal Maguire, Curator of the Sarah Purser exhibition (and former Curator of the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art and Keeper of Art and Industry, National Museum of Ireland), and Clodagh Finn, journalist and author of 'Through Her Eyes: a new history of Ireland in 21 women'.
On this episode of Talking History: host Patrick Geoghegan delves into the shelves of the National Archives with its director Orlaith McBride; follows the trials and triumphs of building Adare Manor with author, archivist and architectural historian Anna-Maria Hajba; and charts the story of one of the most ambitious, and one of the most contentious, international organizations ever created, the EU, with Professor Dermot Hodson, Professor of Political Economy and Digital Technologies, Loughborough University in the UK.
In this episode of Talking History, Patrick Geoghegan looks at Ireland's connection to transatlantic slavery, and finds out how Irish enslavers profited across all the major European slave economies. Joining him to discuss this are: · Prof Finola O’Kane, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD, and co-editor of 'Ireland, Slavery and the Caribbean: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' · Dr Ciaran O’Neill, Ussher Associate Professor in Nineteenth-Century History at TCD, and co-editor of 'Ireland, Slavery and the Caribbean: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' · Prof David Dickson, Emeritus Professor of Modern History at TCD
In this episode, Patrick Geoghegan rounds up some of the most interesting recent history book releases - featuring: Queen of Codes : The Secret Life of Emily Anderson by Jackie Ui Chionna A Nation Is Born: Ireland In Colour 1923-1938 by Michael B. Barry And Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England by Rory Muir
In this episode of Talking History, we're looking at a new multimedia exhibition, held at the National Museum of Ireland which delves into the history of the GAA. GAA: People, Objects & Stories casts a fresh perspective on Ireland's largest sporting organisation, spanning from the 15th century to the contemporary era, showcasing an array of artifacts painting a picture of the GAA's impact on Irish society Joining Patrick Geoghegan to discuss this is Lynn Scarff, Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Dr Siobhán Doyle, Curator of GAA: People, Objects & Stories and Dr Clodagh Doyle, a curator with the NMI - Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park, Mayo.
In this episode of Talking History, we're looking at the life, legend and legacy of King David and we'll be finding out how the boy who killed Goliath became one of the most important figures in the Bible and an inspiration to later generations. Joining Patrick Geoghegan to discuss this is: Dr David Shepherd, Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Trinity College Senior Lecturer and Director, Trinity Centre for Biblical Studies; Dr Tobias Winright, Professor of Moral Theology, St. Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth University; Dr. Bridget Martin, Teaching Fellow, School of Classics, UCD; and Prof Ruth Karras, Lecky Professor Of History at TCD, whose current research focuses on King David as a figure of masculinity in medieval Christian and Jewish culture, drawing on a variety of sources from across Europe.
In this episode of Talking History, Patrick Geoghegan reflects on the life, times and legacy of The Lord of The Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien to mark the 50th anniversary of his death this weekend. He's joined by: John McQuillen. Associate Curator at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York who organised the recent Tolkien exhibition at the Morgan Dr Barry Houlihan, archivist at the University of Galway Shaun Gunner, chair of the Tolkien Society And Dr Corey Olsen, 'The Tolkien Professor', President of Signum University and Mythgard Institute.
This week on Talking History, we're excavating the history of Medieval Dublin - finding out what life was like back then and what archaeological evidence can reveal. Joining Patrick Geoghegan is: • Ruth Johnson, Dublin’s City Archaeologist, protecting, managing and investigating the city’s oldest heritage. She completed a PhD in Medieval History at TCD. • Paul Duffy, archaeologist, historian and author, specialising in medieval and urban archaeology. His historical research centres on the Crusades and, in particular, Irish involvement in the thirteenth century Cathar Crusade in Languedoc. • Dr Grace O’Keeffe, a medieval historian based in Dublin and the editor of Archaeology Ireland. Her doctoral research in TCD was on the hospital of St John the Baptist in medieval Dublin. • And Dr Catherine Swift, Department of History, Mary Immaculate College Limerick. Research interests include Medieval Ireland with particular interest in ogham stones, St Patrick, Old Irish historical sources, Scandinavian society and settlement in Ireland, Brian Boru and the kingdom of Thomond, Anglo-Norman colony of the Mid-West and DNA studies of medieval Irish population. She has an M.Phil in Archaeology from the University of Durham, a D.Phil in History from University of Oxford and an M.Phil in Early Irish Language.
To mark the start of Heritage Week, Patrick Geoghegan meets some of those behind the 'powerhouse of reform' Kylemore Abbey in Co Galway: • Eithne O’Halloran, Experience Manager at Kylemore Abbey • Anne Burke, history guide at Kylemore Abbey – who is giving a talk on Mitchell Henry for Heritage Week • and Gerrit Nuckton, Experience Supervisor at Kylemore Abbey – who is giving a talk on Kylemore Abbey Girls’ School for Heritage Week
In this episode of Talking History, Patrick Geoghegan discusses: New insights into plots and conspiracies against the life of Queen Elizabeth I with Calum Cockburn, Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the British Library Cosmetics in the Renaissance World, with Professor Jill Burke, Chair of Renaissance Visual and Material Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, author of ‘How To Be A Renaissance Woman: The Untold History of Beauty and Female Creativity’, a historian of the body and its visual representation, focusing on Italy and Europe from 1400-1700 And the female artists who blazed a trail in the Royal Hibernian Academy in Ireland, with Dr Caroline Campbell, Director, National Gallery of Ireland.
In this episode of Talking History, we'll be looking at the history of Belfast as a city and for its people who face declining unionism and a possible reconfiguration of their state. Joining host Patrick Geoghegan for this discussion is: • Prof Feargal Cochrane, Emeritus Professor & Senior Research Fellow at the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, University of Kent, and author of ‘Belfast: The Story of a City and its People’ • Geoffrey Bell, author of ‘The Twilight of Unionism: Ulster and the Future of Northern Ireland’
In this episode of Talking History, we'll be looking at the challenges facing American Liberalism from the 1960s to the 1990s through the prism of the political career and presidency of Bill Clinton, and we'll be debating whether it should be viewed as a success or a failure. Joining host Patrick Geoghegan for this debate is: • Nelson Lichtenstein, Research Professor in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his book A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism will be published in September 2023 • Dr Daniel Geary, Mark Pigott Associate Professor of U.S. History at Trinity • Prof Patricia Sullivan, William Arthur Fairey II Professor of History at the University of South Carolina • and Prof Mary Ellen Curtin, Associate Professor at the American University in Washington DC, and historian of modern African-American and women's social and political history.