We’ve got podcasts!

We’ve begun posting the podcasts of our 2016 Festival sessions. Recorded live at the Printworks, Dublin Castle, the podcasts will keep you going as we finalise the lineup for our 2017 programme.

We’ll be posting a new episode each week so subscribe using your preferred podcast app and never miss an episode.

2017 Festival dates confirmed

We’re delighted to confirm that our 2017 Festival will take place from 29th September to 14th October, at Dublin Castle Printworks, branch libraries, and other venues around the City.

We’re working hard on the programme for our 2017 Festival which will include our Family Day at Richmond Barracks on 7th October.

To keep up with Festival news you can follow us on Twitter and sign up for our guaranteed spam-free newsletter in the box below.

2016 Festival Programme launched

We’re delighted to launch our 2016 Festival programme with events in Dublin Castle, and in branch libraries and other venues around the City.

This year marks the fourth year of the Festival and, once again, we are pleased to have a stellar line-up of historians with events to suit all ages and interests, this Festival may be our best one yet!

See the home page to see all the events or select a particular type of events from the dropdown menu at the top of the page.

You can also download the full programme in PDF or you can pick up a brochure in your local library.

All events are FREE but some may require booking.

The 2016 Festival – 23rd September to 8th October

The 2016 Dublin Festival of History will take place from 23rd September to 8th October (dates to be confirmed) at Dublin Castle, city libraries, and various other venues in the city.

We’re working on the programme – sign up for our newsletter (see below) and we’ll let you know how we’re getting on, or keep an eye on our Twitter feed (see below).

The German War with Nicholas Stargardt replaces Professor Peter Longerich on Goebbels.

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances Professor Peter Longerich had to cancel his appearance at the Festival but we are delighted to announce that Professor Nicholas Stargardt, one of Britain’s foremost scholars of Nazi Germany, will now speak in his place about his new book The German War: A nation under arms, 1939-45.

Professor Stargardt teaches Modern European History at Magdalen College, Oxford and his book The German War will be published on 3rd September 2015.

Read more and book.

2015 Programme launched – #histfest2015

Our 2015 Programme has been launched and we’re looking forward to another great Festival at Dublin Castle, branch libraries, and lots of other venues around the City.

You’ll find all the details on our website and you can keep up with news by following us on Twitter and by signing up for our spam-free, guaranteed-quality newsletter (just enter your email address in the box at the bottom of the page).

Please note that the programme is subject to change and we’ll let you know of any changes here on the website, on Twitter, and, for Dublin Castle events, via email.