Irish History with John Marshall
Over the course of this module, students will explore eight centuries of Irish history with a particular focus on Dublin.
From the fall of the great Irish high-king Brian Boru at the battle of Clontarf in 1014 to the burning of the Four Courts and the records of Irish colonial history with it in 1922, Dublin saw it all. This course will provide students with a great opportunity to explore Ireland’s rich history, in the process discussing how Dublin was not only the heart of Ireland but it also was a political and economic hub on the wider European stage.
This course will be interactive with plenty of opportunity for discussion. The class will be visited by guest speakers.
Duration: 10 Weeks
Times: 6:30-8:30pm (Tuesday evenings)
Start: 4th October
John is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. He previously obtained a Batchelor of Joint Honours from DCU. He also has a MA in History from DCU, which looked at the first century of the Anglo-Norman invasion through the Irish Annals 1167-1267.
Currently his research focuses on the lordship of Leinster from Strongbow to the Marshal partition, a phenomenal source that has been majorly under-utilised. Pivotal to this research is the settlement of English Leinster and the flourishing economy that it fostered.