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UL students win French-language intervarsity debating competition

Congratulations to Déarbhla Hennessy (a third-year student on the BA in Applied Languages) and Mario Sánchez-Cortés Macías (a UL Erasmus student from the University of Granada) who were the overall winners of the 2019 Joutes Oratoires Interuniversitaires. This event is a French-language intervarsity debating competition organised by the Service Culturel of the French Embassy in… Continue reading UL students win French-language intervarsity debating competition

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Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2019/20

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Postgraduate Research Fellowships and Postgraduate Fee Awards to MA and PhD candidates. The Faculty of AHSS is a vibrant, outward-looking faculty that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The awards… Continue reading Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2019/20

All posts, Law, News & events, Research

Dr Fergal Lynch, Secretary General of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, visits UL

The University of Limerick was pleased to welcome Dr Fergal Lynch, Secretary General of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, last week to discuss the progress of the REPPP project located in the School of Law, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Lynch was accompanied by Assistant Secretary Michelle Shannon and Principal… Continue reading Dr Fergal Lynch, Secretary General of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, visits UL

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Conference report by Louise Ryan, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology

  By Louise Ryan, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick In 2018, I presented papers from my PhD research at two conferences. The first, Theorizing the Web (TtW) was held in New York City and the second, Instagram Conference 2018: Studying Instagram Beyond Selfies, at Middlesex University in London. These conferences… Continue reading Conference report by Louise Ryan, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology

All posts, English, Irish & Communication, Research, Research postgraduates

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

By Marie Gethins, PhD candidate with the School of English, Irish, and Communication. University of Limerick "The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) held its 40th anniversary conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico over 20-23 February. Spanning more than 70 areas, topics ranged from Animation Studies to Zombie Culture and everything in-between. With a mission to promote innovative… Continue reading Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

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Media Commentary on Domestic Abuse

Research on domestic abuse by Dr Susan Leahy (co-director, Centre for Crime, Justice & Victim Studies, University of Limerick) has been included in both the Irish Examiner and the Garda Review in the past week. Her commentary discusses ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the challenges of implementing reforms contained in the Domestic Violence Act 2018,… Continue reading Media Commentary on Domestic Abuse

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Annual AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference

The Annual AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at UL on Tuesday 7th May 2019. Postgraduate research students from UL, LIT, LSAD and Mary Immaculate College are invited to submit papers, panel or poster proposals for this event. This conference is a great way to develop presentation skills for discipline-specific conferences, and to share… Continue reading Annual AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference

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Yeats in India conference

This February, the Irish writer W. B. Yeats (1865–1939) finally got the trip to India he never took in person. Professor Margaret Mills Harper (UL) and Professor Dhananjay Singh from the Centre for English Studies at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) co-hosted a two-day conference in New Delhi on Yeats and India. Yeats’s interests in… Continue reading Yeats in India conference

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Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Prof. Joseph O’Connor

UL Creative Writing hosted Laureate for Irish Fiction, Sebastian Barry, in Conversation with Prof Joseph O'Connor, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance on Thursday 7th March. A capacity audience of 230 attended, including UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald and Mrs Fitzgerald.  Sebastian Barry gave a spellbinding twenty-minute reading from his Costa-award-winning novel… Continue reading Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Prof. Joseph O’Connor

All posts, Law, News & events, Students, Undergraduates

Iveagh Fellowship Programme

Congratulations to second year Law and Accounting student, John Healy, who has been awarded an Iveagh Fellowship by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in partnership with Saothar. The Fellowship helps Irish students identify and participate in high-quality internships in international policy organisations that could relate to international development, human rights, and humanitarian work.… Continue reading Iveagh Fellowship Programme

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Research profile: Dr Eleanor Giraud

Dr Eleanor Giraud is a lecturer and course director of the MA in Ritual Chant and Song at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.  My research revolves around the liturgical books of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages.  I began work on this topic during my PhD at the University… Continue reading Research profile: Dr Eleanor Giraud

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Research Profile: Dr Lydia Bracken

Dr Lydia Bracken is a lecturer at the School of Law and was recently appointed Assistant Dean Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick. Lydia is a graduate of UCC (BCL, 2010; LLM, 2011; PhD, 2015) and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns (Barrister-at-Law, 2012).  She… Continue reading Research Profile: Dr Lydia Bracken