News and events
Launch of School of Histories and Humanities Mentoring Programme
On Wednesday, 30th January at 6.45pm we are launching the GradLink Mentoring Programme in the Printing House, TCD for Junior Sophister students of the departments of Classics, History and History of Art and Architecture. The idea is that you can meet graduates of each of these departments who are now working in a range of different professions (e.g. Arts and Culture, Business, Communications, Law, Conservation and Heritage, Publishing, Education) and, if you choose, you can be mentored by one of the graduates.
We will be launching GradLink with a wine reception where you can hear from all the graduates and mingle informally to learn about their experience and career pathways in their sectors. Mentoring involves meeting with a mentor 2-3 times over the coming months, to find out more about the work they do and discuss your own career development. It is an excellent opportunity to start thinking about your future and we are very grateful to our alumni for giving their time to participate in this programme.
We realise that not everyone will want to be mentored, but we would encourage all JS students to come along to the launch and find out what graduates of Classics, History and History of Art and Architecture are now doing from a career point of view and their career paths so far. For those of you who are interested in being mentored, we will also explain the sign-up process and will arrange meetings for the following week to allocate mentors. The mentors can help you with issues such as researching particular careers, reviewing your CV/ LinkedIn profile, finding jobs that are not advertised, and practising job interviews and networking.
The Printing House is located directly opposite the Berkley Library. (If coming via Front Square, pass by the GMB and it is the building just past the side entrance gate. If coming from the Berkley library, walk down the steps and the building is directly in front of you).
This should be a very enjoyable experience. We look forward to meeting you at the launch and hope you benefit from the experience of our School’s alumni.
The Department of History of Art and Architecture Inaugural Alumni Event will take place on Wednesday 12th December at 7pm in the Emmet Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Peter Cherry who last year discovered a previously unknown Velázquez portrait. Prof. Cherry’s lecture is entitled ‘Discovering Velázquez: kudos and cash’.
Alumni are invited to attend a pre-lecture reception at 6pm in in Room 5083, 5th Floor, Arts Building
Please RSVP by 23rd November by registering here as places are limited
7th Nov 2012
Tabloid Values: on the trail of the world’s first news hound (PDF, 1.1mb)
December 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
The Department of History invites you to The Centre for Early Modern History Inaugural Annual Lecture, delivered by Professor Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews on: ‘Tabloid Values: On the Trail of the World’s First News Hound’ on Monday 3 December 2012. The lecture will take place at 7pm in the Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.
The people of Early Modern Europe had a voracious appetite for news, but in an era of slow and uncertain communication, assessing the reliability of rumour, reports and despatches was by no means easy. This lecture explores the contribution to the building of a commercial news market of the world’s first news hound, Abraham Verhoeven, who helped shape our concept of how news should be reported and presented. Speaker Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, and the Director of the AHRC’s Universal Short Title Catalogue Project.
11th Oct 2012
Tuesday 30th October: Annual Public Lecture in American History
“Democracy and Money in America: A Historical Perspective on the Election of 2012”
Gary Gerstle will address these questions in his public lecture, “Democracy and Money in America: A Historical Perspective on the Election of 2012,” to be delivered at 7 pm on Tuesday 30 October in the Synge Theater in the Arts Building at Trinity College. All are welcome to attend the lecture.
For further details, please contact Jennifer Scholtz in the Department of History at email@example.com or at 018961020.
11th Oct 2012
Starting on 18 September 2012, German state TV is broadcasting prime-time a six-part series on the history of the 'World Conflagration' - from the First World War to the Second World War. It features historical documentary film, digitally remastered and coloured, and interviews with internationally renowned historians, including Professor Alan Kramer, Director of the Centre for War Studies. Part 1, 'Sündenfall', or 'The Fall of Man', focuses mainly on the opening of the First World War. The series is due to be broadcast in the near future in the UK, France, and the USA.
You can watch the 45-minute film (in German language) via the official ZDF web site (external)
Sep 27th 2012
Apr 4th 2012
Medieval Atrefacts: Making and Meaning c.500-1500 (PDF, 311kb)
A TCD interdicsiplinary Postgraduate Colloquium
The Long Room Hub, 4/5/12