What is the History Summit?

The History Summit is a one day event structured around six one hour online lectures and discussions. Each topic (full list below) has been chosen based on a review of the Leaving Certificate history exam papers over the past decade. Each speaker is a leading historian in their field.

Date: January 19th 2021

Speakers include

  • Dr Mary McAuliffe
  • Dr Brian Hanly
  • Liz Gillis
  • Dr Patrick Mulroe
  • Dr Leanne McCormick

Presentation Topics.

Each topic has been carefully selected based on recent Leaving Cert Exam Papers

  • The Anglo‐Irish Treaty, 1921
  • Social and economic problems faced by Irish governments, 1923-1945
  • Cultural revival: the GAA; the Gaelic League; the Anglo-Irish Literary Revival
  • Impact on Northern Ireland state of international developments, 1932-1945
  • The threat and use of physical force in Ireland 1912- 1923
  • The Sunningdale Agreement and Power-Sharing Executive 1973- 1974

How long does each presentation last?

Each lecture will each last approximately forty minutes, followed by a Q&A

The Irish History Summit – History made easy.

With lecturers from Ireland’s leading universities, second level teachers and RTE researchers, the Irish History Summit offers students and teachers a unique opportunity to access focused and engaging presentations on each subject area.

The speakers, all leading experts in their field, will participate in an online Q&A with students.

Places for the Irish History Summit can be booked here with for just €99 per class. There is an early bird discount of 10% on all bookings before November 30th.