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Scholarships for Postgraduates 2018

Are you planning a PhD, or thinking of pursuing a taught postgraduate course? The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Scholarships, Fellowships, Bursaries and Fee Waivers to MA and PhD candidates for September 2018. For full details please visit: https://ahss.blog/scholarships/

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VIDEO: Doing your PhD at the University of Limerick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq7GiE7zI3M&t=1s Hope Davidson, who is in the final year of her PhD at UL, talks about her experience of doing a PhD in the School of Law, including publishing and teaching experience, as well as funding from the Faculty for conferences. Find out more about Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social… Continue reading VIDEO: Doing your PhD at the University of Limerick

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Frankenweek at UL: Call for proposals to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s seminal gothic novel Frankenstein. In honour of this occasion, members of the Centre for Early Modern Studies have partnered with the Frankenreads project – a global community of scholars and enthusiasts committed to celebrating Shelley’s remarkable achievement – to coordinate a Limerick-based series of events… Continue reading Frankenweek at UL: Call for proposals to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

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CFP: AHSS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

AHSS ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE 22 MAY 2018, UL Call for Papers Paper proposals: submit an abstract of 300 words for an individual paper (20 mins). Panel proposals: submit a panel proposal, including the panel theme, a short 150 word panel abstract, and the 4 proposed speakers with their 300-word paper abstracts and the name… Continue reading CFP: AHSS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

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Diplomacy and Politics: The Vatican Secret Archives

Fascinating post by our History PhD student Stephen Griffin on his time in the Vatican Secret Archives

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Stephen Griffin, PhD student in the Department of History, UL, writes about evidence for high levels of international diplomacy in archives in Rome and Vienna:

Stephen Griffin

I recently undertook a short trip to Rome to conduct archival research at the Vatican Secret Archives. The purpose of this visit was to identify and examine primary sources relating to the Papal Nuncios who dwelt in Vienna in the years 1727-43, the period in which Owen O’Rouerke, an agent of James Francis Edward Stuart, also lived there. The correspondence between the Nuncios and the Vatican Secretaries of State largely deals with Italian affairs, but also provides details on the affairs of the Stuarts in Europe. In particular, they highlight Papal involvement in the lawsuit between the Stuarts and their in-laws, the Duke and Duchess of Bouillon between 1737 and 1741.

Vatican2 Entrance to the Secret Archives, Vatican City

James Stuart’s father-in-law was James Louis Sobieski…

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AHSS Teaching Methods Conference 2018

By PhD candidates Elaine Walsh and Beth Duane  The AHSS Postgraduate Research Community Spring Seminar took place on 25th January, with the theme 'Teaching Methods & Practices’. The seminar, which is organised by members of the AHSS Postgraduate community addressed different methods of teaching used by postgraduates and faculty. Robert Hutchinson presented the advantages of using… Continue reading AHSS Teaching Methods Conference 2018

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Researcher profile: Caron Barry

Caron Barry is a PhD student in the School of Culture and Communication at UL under the supervision Professor Margaret Mills Harper. Her research is focused on the connection of W. B. Yeats to the visionary poets William Blake and Dante Alighieri. Her research deals primarily with the symbolic and mystical elements in the works… Continue reading Researcher profile: Caron Barry

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AHSS PhD researcher investigates the influence the maternal voice has on the developing fetus

Úna Clancy’s research area is prenatal language acquisition.  This PhD research investigates the influence that the maternal voice has on the developing fetus in terms of language development. The aim is to test whether the baby is already familiarising themselves with the sounds of language while in utero. An experiment has been designed using the… Continue reading AHSS PhD researcher investigates the influence the maternal voice has on the developing fetus

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Faculty of AHSS showcases research postgraduates’ work at annual conference

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences yesterday held its second annual AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference.  The conference highlights the research of the Faculty's postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Speaking about the conference, Professor Eoin Devereux, Assistant Dean of Research said: "We are immensely proud of the research work… Continue reading Faculty of AHSS showcases research postgraduates’ work at annual conference

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Researcher profile: Hope Davidson

Hope Davidson, PhD candidate, School of Law, University of Limerick I am a former solicitor and current PhD candidate in the School of Law. My main research interests are in medical law and ethics, mental health law and research ethics. I have a BA in History from TCD, and qualified as a solicitor in 1996.… Continue reading Researcher profile: Hope Davidson

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Researcher Profile: Aoife Finnerty

"I am a current PhD student in the School of Law and my research is being supervised by Eoin Quill. I graduated with an LLB in Law and European Studies (German & Politics) from UL in 2009 and with a Master of Arts in Medical Ethics and Law from the Centre of Medical Law &… Continue reading Researcher Profile: Aoife Finnerty

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Researcher profile: Seán McKillen

I am currently a PhD research student in the Department of History. I graduated from the University of Limerick with a BA in English and History in 2012. I registered as a research MA student in November 2012, before transferring to the PhD register in late 2014. In February 2015, I was elected as President… Continue reading Researcher profile: Seán McKillen