The department's research seminar (Thursday evenings during teaching term) attracts distinguished speakers from Ireland and abroad, and provides research students with an opportunity to present their work.

Thursday, 27 April 2023

6.00 pm 

Room 1.33 Iontas Building (first floor)

Winfried Heinemann (Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus/Senftenberg, German Commission on Military History)

‘Operation “Valkyrie”. A military history of the 20 July 1944 uprising against Hitler’

On 20 July 1944, a coup d’état to topple the Nazi regime and end the war failed. Largely, it had been planned and executed by Army officers. What can we learn about it if we look at it from a military history point of view? How was the uprising planned, why did it fail? And: how has this been memorialized in Germany ever since the Second World War ended?


See below for full schedule of lectures in 2022-23 academic year.

NOTE: The seminar scheduled for Thursday 13 April has been postponed until further notice.
  History Research Seminar Schedule for Semester 2, 2022-23
  History Research Schedule, Semester 1, 2022-23