The History Show

The History Show

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The History Show Sunday 23 October 2016

The History Show

The History 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

The History Show 23rd October 2016

Guglielmo Marconi

Next year marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the extraordinary innovator, Guglielmo Marconi, who - from 1896 to 1937 - was at the heart of every major development in electronic communication.  Orla Rapples reports from Wexford, and Myles is joined by Marconi’s biographer, Marc Raboy.

History Bites: Why King Billy is on the Dublin Lord Mayor’s chain

Another instalment from our series History Bites where Colette Kinsella uncovers stories behind some of the objects we might pass by every day.  This week, Colette Kinsella speaks to Donal Fallon about the strange tale of King William of Orange and the chain of office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Damien Shiels on The Forgotten Irish

Damian Shiels has written a new book which brings together 35 previously unknown stories about the lives of Irish immigrants in America after the Famine – gleaned from an unlikely source.

Why World War One Didn’t end in 1918

Robert Gerwarth looks at what happened east of the Rhine after the First World War officially ended  in 1918.

New score for Dracula

We hear a short extract from a new score composed by Matthew Noal and Sean MacErlaine for Todd Browning’s 1931 film Dracula

Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi

Next year marks the 80th anniversary of the death of the extraordinary innovator, Guglielmo Marconi, who - from 1896 to 1937 - was at the heart of every major development in electronic communication.  Orla Rapples reports from Wexford on his connections to that county, and Myles is joined by Marc Raboy, from McGill University, who has written a new biography of Marconi called Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World.

About Marc Raboy: https://www.mcgill.ca/ahcs/people-contacts/faculty/raboy

About the book:  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/marconi-9780199313587?cc=ie&lang=en&

History Bites: Why King Billy is on the Dublin Lord Mayor’s chain

History Bites: Why King Billy is on the Dublin Lord Mayor’s chain

Another instalment from our series History Bites where Colette Kinsella uncovers stories behind some of the objects we might pass by every day.  This week, Colette Kinsella speaks to Donal Fallon about the strange tale of King William of Orange and the chain of office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin.  The report was part of the History Bites series which was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee.

Damian Shiels on The Forgotten Irish

Damian Shiels on The Forgotten Irish

Damian Shiels has written a new book which brings together 35 previously unknown stories about the lives of Irish immigrants in America after the Famine – gleaned from an unlikely source: the widows and dependent pension records for the US Civil War.

About Damian Shiels: https://irishamericancivilwar.com/author-profile/

About the book: https://irishamericancivilwar.com/2016/07/21/the-forgotten-irish-book-cover-and-contents/

New score for Dracula

New score for Dracula

Matthew Noal and Sean MacErlaine have composed a new score for Todd Browning’s 1931 film Dracula, which will be premiered this Saturday, October 29th, 2016.

About Dracula Live: https://www.nch.ie/online/Dracula-Live-29Oct16

Why World War One Didn’t end in 1918

Why World War One Didn’t end in 1918

Robert Gerwarth’s new book The Vanquished argues that violence intensified east of the Rhine in the aftermath of the First World War.  In an arc from Finland to the Middle East, four million people died between 1917 and 1923.  These conflicts shaped the agenda of Europe for the rest of the twentieth Century.

About Robert Gerwarth: https://www.ucd.ie/warstudies/members/robertgerwarthdirector/

About the book: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/194978/the-vanquished/

History Bites: Why King Billy is on the Dublin Lord Mayor's chain

Another instalment from our series History Bites where Colette Kinsella uncovers stories behind some of the objects we might pass by every day. This week, Colette Kinsella speaks to Donal Fallon about the strange tale of King William of Orange and the chain of office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Damien Shiels on The Forgotten Irish

Damian Shiels has written a new book which brings together 35 previously unknown stories about the lives of Irish immigrants in America after the Famine - gleaned from an unlikely source.

Why World War One Didn't end in 1918

Robert Gerwarth looks at what happened east of the Rhine after the First World War officially ended in 1918.

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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