History - Local History

Reconstructing the life and dinnseanchas of local communities in the past fulfils a real need in people who identify with or belong to that locality. Though long regarded primarily as the territory of the antiquarian and the leisured scholar, local history is moving in from the margins of university teaching and scholarship and there is a growing awareness that its practice can benefit from the broader paradigms and the research methods used in history and the human sciences.


2 Years, Part Time

Further enquiries

Contact Course Director
Dr David Fleming
Tel: +353 (0) 61 233795

Subjects taught

Year 1

• Foundation course: scope, sources and methods in local history

• Reading the landscape: sources and methods in historical geography

• Sources and cases in modern Irish society

• Local studies, archaeology and material culture

• The excluded voice

• Methods and cases in oral history and bealoideas

• Computing, databases and quantitative research in local history

Year 1 Summer Semester
• Dissertation

Year 2
• Dissertation

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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