Events and News






Tuesday 9 December 2014 at 7 pm, Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, TCD



Professor Stephen Howe will deliver a public lecture entitled

Ireland & Empire Revisited: Imperialists, Colonisers, Settlers, & Revolutionaries

Admission Free

All Welcome






Monday, 13 October 2014, 18:00, Graduate Memorial Building
A debate to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Thomas Davis on 14th October 1814, organised by the Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies in association with the College Historical Society.

Speakers Patrick Geoghegan, Sharon Webb, Gavin Finlay and Ciaran Brady, will consider the question 'Why was Thomas Davis so important?'

How is that a young journalist who died in his bed of natural causes at the age of 30 became one of the towering heroes of modern Irish nationalism? Thomas Davis was born 200 years ago this month, and to mark the bicentenary a group of historians will debate why Davis was so important in the shaping of Irish political culture. Was it Davis's message (an inclusive trans-denominational nationalism), or the medium (his weekly paper, 'The Nation'), or simply the timeless power of his political ballads that has given Davis a place on the pedestal beside Wolfe Tone and Robert Emmet?





Scotland’s Past and Futures Explored, 8 September 2014

As a contribution to the debate on Scotland’s future and the likely impact of constitutional changes within Britain on Ireland, a conference was held in the Trinity Long Room Hub and Royal Irish Acdemy on September 8th 2014, ten days before the Scottish Referendum.








A Record of the School of the School of Engineering

Trinity College Dublin

A Record of Past and Present Students



School of Engineering










Irish classrooms and British empire. Imperial contexts in the origin of modern education

Editors: David Dickson, Justyna Pyz, Christopher Shepard, Dublin: Four Courts Press

This Collection of 18 chapter is drawn from papers delivered at the “Education and Empire Conference” in Galway, June 2010.



Irish classrooms







Barry Crosbie, Irish Imperial Networks Migration, Social Communication and Exchange in Nineteenth-Century India (Cambridge 2011)




More details on the publisher's website






Ireland and the British World - TCD Nineteenth-Century History Series

April-May 2012

Click here for details


Ireland and the British




Irish Elites in the Nineteenth Century

Institute for Irish Studies

University of Liverpool 30 June – 01 July 2011

Convenors: Ciaran O’Neill (Hertford College, Oxford)

and James H. Murphy (DePaul University, Chicago)




Empires and Bureaucracy

The Trinity Long Room Hub
Trinity College Dublin
Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 June 2011

Organiser: Dr Peter Crooks (Trinity College Dublin)


Speakers include:
Bernard Bachrach, Minnesota David S. Bachrach, New Hampshire • Michael Broers, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford • Nicholas Canny, University College Galway • Fred Cooper, New York University • John Darwin, Nuffield College, Oxford • Patricia Ebrey, University of Washington • John Gillingham, London School of Economics • Chris Given-Wilson, St Andrews • Jack P. Greene, Johns Hopkins• John Haldon, Princeton University • István Kristó-Nagy, Exeter • Timothy Parsons, Washington University in St Louis • Len Scales, Durham • George Steinmetz, Michigan • Chris Storrs, Dundee • Michael Whitby, Birmingham • Sam Whimster, London School of Economics

Organized by the Irish Chancery Project, Research Centre for Medieval History, Trinity College Dublin
Funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences



Download the full programme for the colloquium




Networks of Learning

Ireland and Empire in the Long 19th Century


Trinity College Dublin, Long Room HUB
Saturday 6th November 2010

Click HERE to download programme

To register, please contact: Justyna Pyz






Nabobs, Soldiers and Imperial Service: the Irish in India




Irish Travel Writing and the Nineteenth-Century World.


Trinity College Dublin, Long Room HUB
Saturday 16th October 2010, 9.30am - 5.00pm


Click HERE to download programme


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Click HERE to download full size poster (90MB PDF)





Education and Empire
The Sixth Galway Conference on Colonialism

National University of Ireland, Galway
24th -26th June 2010


Click here for more information




Colonial Connections

Ireland, India & Education


Chester Beatty Library, 11th October 2008


Colonial Connections

IRELAND & EMPIRE Secondary Schools Resources Site




Second Level Resources Link



27 May to 03 October 2010 Long Room, TCD Library

See the Exhibition online: Nabobs, Soldiers and Imperial Service: the Irish in India


Irish in India



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