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Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
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    • 4.4 • 127 Ratings

Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
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    The Bosnian War

    The Bosnian War

    This week Patrick and a panel of historians, sociologists and human rights experts discuss the Bosnian War. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Colm Doyle, author of 'Witness to War Crimes: The Memoirs of a Peacekeeper in Bosnia', Professor Sinisa Malesevic, School of Sociology, University College Dublin, Dr Balazs Apor, Director of the Centre for European Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dr Helen Walasek, author of 'Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage' and Dr John Paul Newman, Maynooth University.

     

    • 49 min
    Best of November Books - Part One

    Best of November Books - Part One

    This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for November 2020. Books covered on the show include: 'Anthony and Cleopatra' with Carol Rutter, ‘Kildare: The Irish Revolution 1912 to 23’ with Seamus Cullen, 'A Bloody Summer: The Irish at the Battle of Britain' with Dan Harvey, 'Don't Believe the Hype: Bundini' with Todd F Snyder and 'The Benedictine Nuns and Kylemore Abbey: A History' with Deirdre Raftery.

    • 50 min
    Copernicus: A Life

    Copernicus: A Life

    This week Patrick and an esteemed range of biographers, scientists and astronomers discuss the life and intellectual legacy of Copernicus. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Professor Richard Tarnas, author of ‘The Passion Of The Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View’, Dava Sobel, author of 'A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos', Dr Jim Bennett, Oxford University and David Moore, Chairman of Astronomy Ireland.
     
     

    • 48 min
    Irish Literature in Transition

    Irish Literature in Transition

    This week Patrick and a panel of Irish literary scholars explore 'Irish Literature in Transition', a new series of six books on the history of  Irish Literature published by Cambridge University Press. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Professor Eve Patten, Director, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Dr Majorie Howes, Associate Professor of English and Irish Studies, Boston College, Dr Matthew Campbell, Professor of Modern Literature at York and Dr Claire Connolly, Department of English, University College Cork.
    Please click on this discount link if purchasing a copy of the series Cambridge.org/ILIT2020

    • 49 min
    Best of October Books - Part Two

    Best of October Books - Part Two

    This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for October 2020. Books reviewed on the show include: 'The Bloodied Field: Croke Park. Sunday the 21st of November 1920' with Michael Foley, 'DCU 1980 to 1920' with Eoin Kinsella,  'Athassel Priory and the Cult of St Edmund' by Francis Young, 'The Alliance of Pirates: Ireland and the Atlantic Piracy in Early Seventeenth Century' with Connie Kelleher and 'The Decline and Fall of Democracy' with David Stasavage.

     
     

    • 43 min
    Best of November Books - Part Two

    Best of November Books - Part Two

    This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for November 2020. Books covered on the show include: 'On Seamus Heaney' by Roy Foster, 'Literature and Modern Time' with Dr Trish Ferguson, 'The Ideal Diplomat: Women and Irish Foreign Affairs 1946-90' with Ann Marie O'Brien, 'Gaelic Ulster in the Middle Ages, History, Culture and Society' with Katharine Simms and 'Atlas of Ideas: The Socrates Edition' with Eric Weiner.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

G0S ,

Very good show. A real variety of topics, excellently moderated

I’ve been a fan of this show for years. Having grown up in Ireland, I’m actually less interested in the shows on Irish history, and really look forward to the more general topics instead.

But regardless of the topic, what really elevates this show above so many others is the presentation. There is usually an good variety of guests, and the researchers have clearly done their jobs. But Patrick Geoghegan is excellent as the host, keeping things moving along without ever cutting across his guests. Well worth a listen.

Nochangetoolate ,

Great show.

This is a great history podcast and easy to listen to. Be entertained.

eoinsy ,

Could be great

Great guests, great topics but the host doesn’t know how to ask a question and the audio quality is awful

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