The fifth annual Dublin Festival of History will take place from 29th September to 1st October in Dublin Castle. With over 90 free history events across the city, this year’s programme is the biggest and best yet. This specialist festival features Irish and international historians speaking on a myriad of historical topics as part of a jam-packed programme including lectures and discussions, film, exhibitions and walks. This year’s speakers include Chris Patten, Janina Ramirez, Ian Kershaw and Robert Service.
If you have an interest in history you can’t miss this festival which has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling historians from around the globe and remember, all events are free!
The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is organised by Dublin City Public Libraries in association with the Office of Public Works.
Join us in the Printworks, Dublin Castle for the following events:
Friday 29th September
17.30: The Russian Revolution Debate
19.00: War and the Death of News
20: 30: Munich
Saturday 30th September
11am: Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
12.15: Ten Centuries of History, Session 1
13.00: The War in the West: The Allies Fight Back, 1941 – 1943
14.15: Ten Centuries of History, Session 2
15.00: The blending of Celtic and Anglo – Saxon Christianity
17.00: The Darkening Age: The Christian destruction of the Classical World
19.00: First Confession: A sort of memoir
Sunday 1st October
11.00: The Social History of Modern Ireland
12.00: Making and Mapping the Atlas of the Irish Revolution
13.00: Dublin Festival of History Question Time
14.15 Myths, magic and historical parallels in the Harry Potter books
15.00: The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
17.00: Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post – War Britain
19.00: Writing the History of 20th Century Europe