Kershaw, Ramirez, and Service announced for 2017 Festival

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Janina Ramirez, Sir Ian Kershaw, and Robert Service will be speaking at the 2017 Dublin Festival of History.

Well known to many for her insightful history documentaries on the BBC including Julian of Norwich, Janina Ramirez will talk about the merging of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Christianity. Follow Janina on Twitter

Sir Ian Kershaw, one of Britain’s most distinguished historians and author of the magisterial biography of Hitler, will speak about his most recent book, To Hell and Back Europe, 1914-1949.

Robert Service is an expert in Russian history, and author of acclaimed biographies of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin. His latest book is The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution.

We’ve lots more fantastic speakers to announce – follow us on Twitter and sign-up for our now-and-again newsletter to get all the Festival news.

About the Festival


The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate in the late Autumn. Previous speakers include, Jung Chang, Alison Weir, Tom Holland, Simon Schama, Peter Frankopan, Richard Evans, Charles Spencer, Hew Strachan, Peter Snow and many more.

The fifth Dublin Festival of History will take place from 29th September to 14th October 2017. This year’s Festival will have an exciting new Living History day for children and families at Richmond Barracks. Called “Touch, Feel, Live, Love History” you can expect re-enactors, dressing up sessions, drama, history stories and much more, an ideal outing for the young history lover!

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