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/
Our fourth-year History students visited the House of Lords, Dublin, today, as part of their module on eighteenth-century Irish politics. They are pictured on the steps of the old parliament building, College Green with their lecturer, Dr David Fleming. The class was facilitated by the Bank of Ireland.
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
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
The Government has moved to substantially increase “frontier research” by allocating €30 million to third level institutions in 36 projects approved by the Irish Research Council. We are delighted to congratulate our Department of History colleague, Dr Ciara Breathnach, on the outstanding achievement of being awarded the amount of €600,000 over four years. This is… Continue reading FAHSS researcher awarded Irish Research Council’s Laureate Consolidator grant
Fascinating post by our History PhD student Stephen Griffin on his time in the Vatican Secret Archives
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:
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.
Entrance to the Secret Archives, Vatican City
James Stuart’s father-in-law was James Louis Sobieski…
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1918 was a seminal year in Irish, European and global history. Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Course Director, MA in Public History & Cultural Heritage at UL looks back on St. Patrick's Day in Ireland a century ago. Witness statements given decades later to the Bureau of Military History (1913–21) by former volunteers detailed local tensions with… Continue reading What was St Patrick’s Day like in 1918?
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences at the University of Limerick has signed an historic agreement of cooperation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, one of India’s foremost research universities. The agreement was signed in the presence of Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, and His Excellency The Irish Ambassador to India, Dr Brian McElduff. … Continue reading Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi sign an historic agreement of cooperation
Join us on Thursday the 22nd of February, from 17.30 to 19.30, at the University of Limerick Postgrad Open Evening, in The Pavilion on the University’s North Campus. The University of Limerick offers a suite of taught postgraduate programmes and invites you to meet UL Faculty and current postgraduates to learn more about the opportunities… Continue reading UL Postgraduate Study Open Evening
By William O'Neill, PhD Candidate, Department of History Having been awarded funding from the Faculty of AHSS, I was able to embark on a research trip to the United States in May 2017. I visited the National Archives and Records Administration building just outside Washington DC, called NARA II. This is where the United States… Continue reading PhD research trip to Washington DC
Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick today, we're proud of all of you. Our newly conferred PhDs include: Yanuar Dwi Prastyo (MLAL): Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student Teachers' Communicative Competence in Indonesia. Supervisors: Freda Mishan and Elaine Vaughan Yanuar Dwi Prastyo (MLAL): Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2018
The next AHSS Postgraduate Research Community Seminar ‘Teaching Methods & Practices’ will take place on Thursday 25th January 2018. The seminar, which is organised by members of the AHSS Postgraduate community will address different methods of teaching used by postgraduates and faculty. Full details below: