The History Show

The History Show

Sunday, 6pm

The History Show Sunday 12 November 2017

The History Show

The History Show

On this week's programme: Explaining the main aspects of the Russian Revolution; The story of a long lost bracelet belonging to an Irish-American Nurse in World War One; How different countries exhibit and tell stories about that war; and a look back at the Enniskillen bombing of 1987.

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

To discuss the main events of the Russian Revolution, Myles is joined by historians Judith Devlin of University College Dublin and Molly Pucci of Trinity College Dublin.

Josephine Heffernan and the Lost Bracelet

Josephine Heffernan and the Lost Bracelet

Rhona Tarrant reports on the story of Josephine Heffernan, an Irish nurse who served in the American Army in France during World War One, and who is the subject of a new French TV documentary.

Exhibiting War

Exhibiting War

'What does it mean to display war'? This is the question asked by Jennifer Wellington in her new book Exhibiting War. She joins Myles to talk about how museums in different countries tell different stories about World War One, and discusses the role state-funded art played at the time.

An exhibition about Irish painter and war artist William Orpen is running at the National Gallery until February 2018. It's called Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen.  Click here for more information.

Enniskillen Bombing

Enniskillen Bombing

For a look back at the Enniskillen bombing on Remembrance Sunday 1987,  and the effect it had on politics in the north, Myles is joined by Mark BrennockDirector of Public Affairs at Murray Consultants and a former Northern Editor for The Irish Times. 

Phillip Orr on Remembrance

Phillip Orr on Remembrance

On this remembrance Sunday. author Phillip Orr reflects on how we remember the First World War in Ireland. Phillip is the author of two books about Irish divisions in the conflict - the 2005 book Field of Bones: An Irish Division at Gallipoli and a 2008 work entitled The Road To The Somme: Men Of The Ulster Division Tell Their Story.

About The Show

Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

Join us on Sundays from 6.05pm for The History Show with Myles Dungan on RTÉ Radio 1.

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