19 Oct 2017

See details of the Bolton-King Inaugutal Lecture here

18 Oct 2017

The Department of History looks forward to meeting all our prospective students at the UL Open Days on 19 and 20 October!  Be sure and visit our stand and meet history faculty in Room SG21 throughout both days.  The link for Open Days information can be found at: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is running a social media competition on both days and the details of how to enter can be found here:

13 Oct 2017

PROFESSOR MARCO CLEMENTI, Università della Calabria'Aldo Moro and the National Solidarity .  A political  project' This  talk is about the policy of the chairman of the Christian Democratic Party, Aldo Moro in the 1960s and 1970s, when Italy experienced a severe economic crisis. Moro tried to resolve the situation by involving the Communist Party in the parliamentary majority. His attempt, called “National Solidarity”, was brutally interrupted by the Red Brigades, which kidnapped Moro in March 1978 and killed him 55 days later. Thursday 26 October:  17h15Venue:  Glucksman Library BoardroomProfessor Clementi  is Professor of Contemporary & Eastern European History, in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Calabria, where he has held a research post since 2006. He studied in Italy and in 1988 travelled  to Leningrad (today St Petersburg) in the Soviet Union,  to complete his university studies. He has held academic affiliations in the Czech Republic (Charles University 1996-1999), Austria (Academy of Sciences 2000-2001), Hungary (Academy of Sciences 2004), Slovakia (Academy of Sciences 1998 and 2006), Switzerland (2007), Greece (2009 ) and United States, USHMM (2017). Since 2001 he has been working with the Russian NGO, the Memorial of St. Petersburg. In December 2013, together with the State Archives of the Dodecanese, he brought to light the background of the Carabinieri archive of Rhodes (1932-1945). He collaborates with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and with the historic museum of the Rhodes Synagogue. Among his most recent  publications are: Storia delle Brigate Rosse. Vol. 1. Dalle fabbriche alla campagna di primavera with Paolo Persichetti and Elisa Santalena (Rome, 2017);  Gli ultimi ebrei di Rodi. Leggi razziali e deportazioni nel Dodecaneso italiano (1938-1948) with Eirini Toliou (Rome, 2015; Camicie nere sull'Acropoli. L'occupazione italiana in Grecia 1941-1943 (Rome, 2013); L'alleato Stalin. L'ombra sovietica sull'Italia di Togliatti e De Gasperi (Milan, 2011); Cecoslovacchia, Storia d'Europa Vol. 8 (Milan, 2007); Storia del dissenso sovietico (1953-1991) (Rome,  2007).

03 Oct 2017

The next seminar in the series is the Bolton King Lecture on 25 October. This lecture will be given by Dr Elizabethanne Boran (TCD). 'Buying and selling books in early eighteenth-century Dublin'. 5.15pm - venue to be confirmed.

18 Sep 2017

Seminar 1 - 19 September 2017.  Details here.