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Faculty funding for Irish Studies conference, Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame

By Paula McGrath Faculty Funding for Irish Studies conference, Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame, in SUNY-Buffalo, NY.   This conference followed on from Ireland in Psychoanalysis, which resulted in a special issue of “Breac: a digital journal of Irish Studies”. It featured keynotes from Sinéad Gleeson, writer and broadcaster, Claire Bracken (Union College), and Seán… Continue reading Faculty funding for Irish Studies conference, Ireland in Psychoanalysis 2: Irish Shame

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The Economy & Society Summer School 2018

By Zach Roche, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology This was my fifth year returning to Blackwater Castle in Mallow, where the economy and society summer school is held each year. I enjoy it more each time I go back, and had some amusing experiences with people who couldn’t understand why anyone would go to the… Continue reading The Economy & Society Summer School 2018

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New Law Library at the University of Limerick

The University of Limerick recently unveiled the dynamic and inspiring new Glucksman Library, designed to transform the Library and the University for scholarship in a digital age. The dynamic new library, which was overseen by Director Dr Gobnait O’Riordan, has been dramatically reimagined and extended with a sequence of interlinked, handsome, well-lit and beautifully proportioned… Continue reading New Law Library at the University of Limerick

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AHSS student volunteers awarded at annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA)

Congratulations to all AHSS Students who were recognised for their voluntary work during the last academic year at the annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony this week. A total of 435 University of Limerick students, the highest number to date, were honoured at the ceremony, held on campus on September 19th.  98 Faculty… Continue reading AHSS student volunteers awarded at annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA)

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Busy season: Finishing a PhD

Muireann Prendergast is a final year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She recently wrote an article for the Irish Humanities Alliance about the final busy summer finalising her PhD thesis:  "Over the past four years, I have been working on my PhD research project funded by the Irish Research Council which… Continue reading Busy season: Finishing a PhD

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5 Tips for Surviving Life in Limerick and at UL!

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Moving to a new city can be super difficult, and often feel like you are completely starting over! This can be so much harder if you’ve have never lived on your own before (like me)! Here are just some suggestions and tips for living life at UL!

Tip 1:

Try to get to know your housemates! I was super lucky with my housemates, all of whom were so social! This made it so much easier to find my footing when I had other people there for support!

SnowTip 2:

Invest in a leap card! This will save you so much money when travelling around Limerick. I never actually got one, and regret how much I have probably spent on transport!! Pretty sure you can just pick them up at the student’s union!

Tip 3:

Dromroe Aerial ViewIf you’re living in Dromroe Village, make sure not to lock yourself out of your room!…

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick on Friday 31st August, we’re proud of all of you. Our album of photos can be seen on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pg/ahssUL/ Our newly conferred PhDs include: Erin Branigan: 'Privacy Interests and High-Profile Figures: Legal Considerations from an Irish Perspective'. Supervisor:  Eoin Quill… Continue reading Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

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Transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors from Rhodes Island

Milena Callegari Cosentino is a PhD Teaching Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Limerick. Her PhD title is ‘Rhodes and the Holocaust: Repercussions and legacies for later generations’. In this blog post she describes her fieldwork in Warsaw this summer, funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. "During… Continue reading Transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors from Rhodes Island

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Opinion: Is Zimbabwe about to have an electoral earthquake?

Analysis: next week's election will see if Zimbabwe's voters are ready for change after decades of treachery, suspicion and fear under Robert Mugabe. Written by John Hogan, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick for RTÉ Brainstorm. "Fears of rigging and repression remain, as 45 percent of voters think it likely that incorrect results will be… Continue reading Opinion: Is Zimbabwe about to have an electoral earthquake?

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VIDEO: AHSS finalists in final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick

Three AHSS postgraduate researchers took part in the final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick last month. This event showcases the diverse research of our PhD students at UL. From April 23-26 Graduate & Professional Studies in conjunction with the Assistant Deans in each faculty organised a thesis in three… Continue reading VIDEO: AHSS finalists in final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick

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History research trip to Italy and Spain

By Stephen Griffin, PhD student, Department of History Since February of this year I have been undertaking research in archives in both Italy and Spain with the purpose of examining the respective reports of the Papal and Spanish ambassadors to Vienna during the years 1727-43. My trip to Italy and the Vatican Secret Archives earlier… Continue reading History research trip to Italy and Spain