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The School of Histories and Humanities comprises the departments of Classics, History, History of Art and Architecture and the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies.
With 35 full-time academic members of staff and 6 postdoctoral fellows the School enjoys an international research profile in a remarkable range of different disciplines and subject areas: archaeology, philosophy (classics), Latin and Greek language and literature, Classical, Medieval and Modern History (Irish and European) and History of Art and Architecture. We currently have over 120 research students. Staff are accessible, ready to listen to students’ ideas and open to interdisciplinary approaches. They pride themselves on their ability and willingness to give personal attention to graduate students and on the atmosphere of mutual assistance and respect among staff and students that prevails.
The School of Histories and Humanities offers research supervision across a range of disciplines leading to the award of the M.Litt and Ph.D. degrees. While fostering individual learning and scholarship, the School also places considerable emphasis on the provision of opportunities for graduate research students to develop their generic skills as humanities researchers through participation in seminar programmes and short courses. Students are also encouraged generally to involve themselves in the intellectual and the social life of the School and of Trinity College.
The School regularly sponsors international conferences and symposia and runs six major research seminars. These provide a forum for distinguished scholars, postgraduates and postdoctoral fellows from throughout the world to present papers. The School also plays an active role in the activities of Trinity’s leading humanistic research centres. A number of these are located within the School: Irish Art Research Centre; Centre for Medieval History; Centre for Contemporary Irish History; Centre for Irish Scottish Studies; Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies; Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies; and the Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition. Within Ireland, the School has fostered close links with the other universities and enjoys personal and institutional links with a number of other institutions in the United Kingdom, continental Europe and North America.
Our postgraduates come from leading universities all over the world and form a well-established and vibrant community of nearly 200 students. They run regular postgraduate seminars and participate in all School activities. The School is committed to helping postgraduates prepare for a career within and beyond academia. We offer a variety of career development workshops and teaching opportunities for senior postgraduates. Many of our postgraduates have secured competitive funding for their studies from external or College sources.
For details of Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarships see www.irchss.ie. Further details on postgraduate opportunities in the School are available, in the first instance, from Prof. Roger Stalley at [email protected] and the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate), Prof. Hazel Dodge at [email protected]
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This taught Masters course (1 year full–time or 2 years part–time) offers students a wide range of art-historical approaches to the art and architecture of Ireland and the abundant holdings of European and World art in Ireland. Read more
The M.Phil course in Early Modern History offers well-qualified graduates in History, the Humanities and the Social Sciences an introduction to research in the political, social, cultural and religious history of Ireland, Britain and Europe across the early modern period. Read more
The new M. Phil in Medieval Studies offers students a broad overview of the Middle Ages through Trinity’s excellent collection of medieval manuscripts, at the same time as allowing students to specialise in one of three areas. Read more
The M.Phil in Modern Irish History introduces well-qualified Humanities or Social Sciences graduates to research in modern Irish history, to the problems currently addressed by historians and to the methods they apply to study of the subject. Read more
The M.Phil. course in Public History and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide students with a rigorous grounding in public history and to prepare high-calibre graduates in a unique and thorough fashion for the management of cultural heritage. Read more