On 27 May Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with FutureLearn, announced the launch of a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled ‘Irish lives in war and revolution: Exploring Irish history, 1912-1923’. The free online course will start on 1 September 2014 and will last for six weeks. The course, which will be available via computers, mobile phones and tablets, invites learners to explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and examines the political and social changes that made modern Ireland. By engaging with original sources—textual, visual and aural— and encountering contradictory viewpoints, participants will also learn about the contested nature of history, along with the challenges facing historians. Professor Ciaran Brady, Dr Anne Dolan and Dr Ciarán Wallace from TCD’s School of Histories and Humanities will lead the course.
To view the online trailer and to register for the course, click here.