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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

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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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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

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Research profile: Dr Rachel Murphy

Dr Rachel Murphy, Department of History, University of Limerick I have been lecturing on the MA History of Family at the University of Limerick since September 2018.  I am myself an alumna of this course, having studied here under course director Dr Ciara Breathnach in 2008.  I am very much enjoying being back at UL… Continue reading Research profile: Dr Rachel Murphy

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Research Profile: Dr Aileen Dillane 

Dr Aileen Dillane, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance  I'm an ethnomusicologist and musician with research interests in local/global Irish musics; musical migrations and diasporas; protest musics; and popular culture, heritage, and soundscapes .  I lecture on many different aspects of music and culture at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, where I also course… Continue reading Research Profile: Dr Aileen Dillane 

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Aoife Finnerty presents at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 13th World Conference

Aoife Finnerty, a PhD student in the School of Law, presented her paper entitled 'Pregnancy and Irish Law; History, Recent Updates and the Eight' at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 13th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law on November 28th in Jerusalem, Israel. Her paper explores the complex relationship between the law… Continue reading Aoife Finnerty presents at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 13th World Conference

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Winners of the AHSS Thesis-in-Three competition Faculty heat

Graduate & Professional Studies, in conjunction with the Assistant Deans in each faculty, organised a Thesis-in-Three competition for each of the four faculties. Each entrant presented an overview of their research in three minutes using three power point slides in an open forum. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences heat took place on… Continue reading Winners of the AHSS Thesis-in-Three competition Faculty heat