The History Show

The History Show

Sunday, 6pm

The History Show Sunday 15 October 2017

The History Show

The History Show

On this week's show - we discuss the removal of Confederate Monuments; housing policy in Ireland through the decades; Patrick McCartan's mission to Moscow; and an event celebrating women in medicine.

Removal of Confederate Monuments

Removal of Confederate Monuments

Historian Dan Geary, cultural journalist Clara Rose Thornton and historian John Gibney discuss the ongoing removal of Confederate monuments in the USA, and whether or not we should take a look at some of our own statues and monuments with fresh scrutiny.

Housing Policy in Ireland

Housing Policy in Ireland

Diarmaid Ferriter of University College Dublin takes us through housing policy in Ireland since the foundation of the state.

Mission to Moscow

Mission to Moscow

Rhona Tarrant speaks to historian Donal Fallon about the story of Patrick McCartan, the Irish republican who made a secret loan deal with the Soviets in the early 1920s.

Women in Medicine

Women in Medicine

Harriet Wheelock from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland previews an event celebrating historical women in the field of medicine. It takes place at the Royal College of Physicians this Thursday, the 19th of October.

Click here to visit the RCPI website and find details of the event.

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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