History Virtual Summer School

Wednesday June 3rd, 2pm-3pm (Irish Standard Time)

Studying History is the best way of making sense of our own stories and experiences. You will explore how ideas, warfare, empires and revolutions have forged new worlds. You will engage with the political, cultural, social and economic aspects of History. Register for the Summer School to find out more.

Virtual Summer School Format

We are delighted to invite you to an exciting online programme of taster classes. Register below for our online Zoom Webinar, where you can meet your future lecturers and speak with current students.

Who can register?

The first ever Virtual Summer School is for any student interested in studying at UCD. Students, parents, guidance counsellors and International Students are all welcome to attend.

How will I access the Virtual Summer School Webinar?

Simply click the webinar link that you will be sent in before the webinar starts. For the best viewing experience we recommend you use a PC/Laptop.

Time Activity
2.00-3.00pm European Strategists & Statesmen of Irish Origin, 
c.1600 – c.1900: An Overview
Dr. Declan M. Downey, RAH, (UCD School of History). Meet your History lecturer here.
When most people think of internationally renowned statesmen of Irish ancestry, the name of President John F. Kennedy of the USA, invariably is mentioned, and to a lesser extent are those of Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama. Indeed, when they think of Irish emigration and integration with their new host society, most people think of the USA. However there are much older and deeper levels of connection between Ireland and Continental Europe – an extensive root system that stretched far into the past centuries and long before Ireland’s entry into the EEC/EU in 1973. For instance, did you know that between 1750 and 1970, two of Spain’s great reforming prime ministers, and two of France’s illustrious presidents, and one of Austria’s most remarkable prime ministers were of Irish origin, bore Irish surnames, and retained their sense of Irishness and supported Ireland’s aspirations?
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