SC History - Subject Resources





Links are categorised under the headings Irish History and International History.



Irish History Links
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Archives and Records Association, UK and Ireland This website is hosted by the Archives and Records Association, Ireland in order to provide a practical and interesting online information service on archival material and archive services in Ireland.
Ask About Ireland Ask About Ireland and the Cultural Heritage project is an initiative of public libraries together with local museums and archives in the digitisation and online publication of the original, the unusual and the unique material from their local studies' collections to create a national internet resource for culture.  The participating organisations have selected material of particular interest from their holdings within a variety of common topics ranging from sport, transport and architecture to flora and fauna and Irish writers  The material is then digitised and set in a narrative context. Search the online catalogues and websites of Irish public libraries and request books, CDs, DVDs etc via inter-library loan.
Century Ireland Century Ireland is an online newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life (including the Irish Revolution) a century ago.  It is published on a fortunightly basis and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912 - 1923. The Dictionary of Irish Biography  is the most comprehensive biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavor, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
Dublin City Library Archive

Dublin City Archives contains records of the civic government of Dublin from 1171 to the late 20th century. These records include City Council and committee minutes, account books, correspondance, reports, court records, charity petitions, title deeds, maps and plans and drawings all of which document the development of Dublin over eight centuries.

Dublin City Archives also acquires private collections that relate to the history of the city of Dublin or to individuals who worked within the Municipal City.

Glasnevin Cemetary Museum Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truely extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. Their stories and the times are shared through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history.
History Hub History Hub is based in the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin.  The ambition of the site is to make the most of recent academic research available online to everyone who loves history.  Various podcasts feature historians talking about a whole range of subjects from medieval to modern history, both Irish and internation.
History Ireland Magazine Each issue of History Ireland covers a wide variety of topics, from the earliest times to the present day, in an effort to give the reader a sense of the distant past but also to offer a contemporary edge.  Every articles is illustrated with photographs, maps or paintings to provide a vivid impression of the topic.
History Teachers Association of Ireland (HTAI) The History Teachers' Association of Ireland (HTAI) provides continuing professional development courses, seminars and an annual conference to support post-primary History teachers in Ireland.  PDST collaborates with HTAI and regularly facilitate workshops at the HTAI conference.
Holocaust Education Trust Ireland Holocaust Education Trust Ireland aims to teach about the Holocaust and its consequences.  HETI designs educational and cultural programmes suitable for all ages and all walks of life.
Kilmainham Gaol Kilmainham is one of the largest unoccupied Gaols in Europe, covering some of the most heroic and tragic events in Irelan's emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its resoration. The tour of the prison included an audio-visual show. 
National Archives of Ireland

The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage.

All thirty-two counties for 1901 and 1911, searchable by all information categories, are now available on this site. Corrections and improvements will be ongoing. 

National Library, Kildare Street The National Library offers an exciting programme of exhibitions, events and learning oppurtunities for people of all ages and interests. The collections constitute a unique learning resources for students of all aspects of Irish history and culture. 
National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks The National Museum of Ireland provides a wide variety of learning resources and activities across all four museums. The best plave to start to find out about the tours, activities and learning available, is to visit each museum's Explore and Learn section 
Talking History, Newstalk Presented by Dr. Patrick Geoghegan of Trinity College Dublin, this unique and lively show takes a critical look at some of the great personalites and political, social and cultural events in history.  "Talking History" focuses on the human side of history, unravelling the gritty, dirty and sometimes uncomfortable side we usually don't hear much about.  While "Talking History" will inform, entertain and sometimes shock you, it will never bore you.  One thing is guaranteed, whether Patrick is discussing controversial religious leaders or failed economic movements, he promises to take history out of the classroom each Sunday night and make it come alive.
The History Show, RTE Radio 1 This magazine style radio show exploressocial, political and cultural events from the begining of time to the modern age with expert panelists, reports and discussion


International History Links
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Anne Frank Museum Lessons, ideas and tips for school teachers are available. The Teacher's Guide and introductory lessons can be used to explore the Secret Annex Online. Students will discover why Anne Frank and her Diary and became famous, the layout of the hiding place, what daily life was like for people and how the story ends. 
Europeana 1914 - 1918 Europeana is a colletion of pan-European First World War source material.
Imperial War Museum The Imperial War Museum (IWM) is unique in its coverage of conflcits, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.  The IWM seeks to provide for and to encourage the study and understanding of the history of modern war and the "wartime experience".
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration This site provides document analysis worksheets designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Reords Administration. These worksheets may be useful as ypu introduce students to various documents. Thousands of documents are available throughout sections of the National Archives website, including: Teaching with Documents,Online Exhibits, and the Online Catalogue.

Europeana is a collection of pan-European First World War source material.

Century Ireland an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life (including the Irish Revolution) a century ago. It is published on a fortnightly basis and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23. News reporting on life 100 years ago is supported by a wealth of visual, archival and contextual material to facilitate an understanding of global complexities in the years between 1912 and 1923. Century Ireland is hosted by RTÉ, based at Boston College, and involves a collaborative partnership between the major cultural and educational institutions in Ireland. Century Ireland won Best Irish Arts, Culture & Heritage website in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Prix Europa, the most prestigious international prize for public service television, radio and online productions.

History Hub is based at the School of History & Archives, University College Dublin. The ambition of the site is to make the most recent academic research available on-line to everyone who loves history. Various podcasts feature historians talking about a whole range of subjects from medieval to modern history, both Irish and international. Prof. Michael Laffan’s ten-lecture course on the Irish revolution is particularly popular. The ‘From the Archives’ section showcases original historical documents held in the Archive at UCD. There is also a ‘History and Policy’ section where historians contribute to current policy debates.