In her opinion piece on RTÉ's Brainstorm, Dr Niamh NicGhabhann (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance) argues that attending a festival in itself is something of a transgressive act. Festivals and festive events can act in many ways. They can provide an important point of continuity for communities, communal rituals that allow them to… Continue reading OPINION: Summer festivals: a queue for a portaloo or a play at revolution?
Elias traveled from Ethiopia to the Irish World Academy of music and dance to study for a semester through the Erasmus Plus International Credit Mobility Programme, here he reflects on his time in Limerick.
I arrived at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, in September 2017. After months of preparation and paperwork, I still did not know what to expect, luckily my friend Genene was starting this new adventure with me. Our first impression when we arrived was that everything is green, we soon learnt this was a result of the rain! Before coming to Ireland, we only knew where the island of Ireland is located and the types of music from the different provinces and we had seen Irish dancing on the television. During orientation we were treated to a live Irish dancing performance in the concert hall which we will never forget! It…
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The annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 22nd May in the IWAMD Building. The conference highlights the research of the Faculty’s postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Each conference panel was chaired by a PhD student, and the day also featured a number of academic posters… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018
This weekend, RTÉ Radio One's Sunday Miscellany programme featured writers and musicians from the University of Limerick. The recording of the programme took place at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, as part of the UL Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival in association with Shannon Airport on May 6th, 2018. Listen in full here: https://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/#102812263 This… Continue reading LISTEN: Writers and musicians from UL feature on RTÉ Radio One’s Sunday Miscellany
By Ella Clarke, MA in Ethnochoreology 2017/18 I often get asked what I’m studying, and when I say I am studying ethnochoreology, people get very curious. You’re studying what? I love to explain…ethnochoreology is the study of human movement and dance, specific to the society and culture it inhabits. It is interdisciplinary using concepts from… Continue reading Ella Clarke, MA in Ethnochoreology
By Maria Rieder (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics) The School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (MLAL) and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (IWAMD) proudly presented the Irish première of the award-winning documentary Alalá (2016) at UL on Wednesday 14th March. Alalá, directed by photographer, producer and director Remedios Malvárez,… Continue reading Irish première of the award-winning documentary Alalá screened at UL
Opinion: protest songs may not change the world by themselves, but they have the capacity to change the minds of people who in turn can certainly change the world. Written by Martin J. Power, Aileen Dillane, Amanda Haynes and Eoin Devereux, Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster & Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster,… Continue reading Say it loud: the continuing relevance of protest songs
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
Dr Kathleen Turner is a singer, songwriter, community musician and researcher. She is Course Director of the MA Community Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and this year’s recipient of the Jerome Hynes Fellowship, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. She is currently in New Zealand on a cultural trip as… Continue reading Kathleen Turner writes about why celebrations of culture are so important
The following blog post was original posted on the Irish Humanities Alliance blog and is reproduced here with kind permission from the Irish Humanities Alliance. That the global headlines proclaiming the unexpected death of 'The Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan emanated originally from the regional newspaper, 'The Limerick Leader', would not have surprised anyone who knew… Continue reading Dolores O’Riordan’s Impact and Legacy
Our Assistant Dean, Research, Dr Niamh NicGhabhann, has written an article for RTÉ Brainstorm on how the Roman Catholic Church embarked on a huge programme of church building in the 19th century funded by donations from parishioners and the Irish diaspora. It’s clear from the records of this period, and from the buildings in our cities, towns and villages, that… Continue reading OPINION: How the Catholic Church built its property portfolio