Mel Mercier is Professor and Chair of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Mel wrote a lovely piece in tribute to Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin for the Irish Echo: "Admired and beloved of his students, colleagues, fellow musicians, friends and audiences alike, his ultimate vision was both humanitarian… Continue reading Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: Echoes from the Well
UL, this week, celebrates the graduation of 1,715 students in total across its four faculties as it holds its annual Winter Conferring Ceremonies. Included in this are 12 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students who were yesterday conferred with PhD awards. Among the graduates this week is Dr Sindy Joyce, Mincéir (Traveller); human… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2019
Music and the Mind is a unique new series on RTÉ Lyric fm - melding music and conversation, the shows will cover relaxation and mindfulness; exercise and an active life; and sleep and its importance to our health. In a series of live broadcasts from Radio Centre, presenter Liz Nolan will be joined by experts in the fields of psychology, fitness… Continue reading Music and the Mind on RTÉ Lyric fm
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick Winter 2018 newsletter features news and events from our faculty and students from Autumn semester 2018-19. Read the newsletter at this link: December 2018 newsletter Read our previous newsletters
Congratulations to Dr Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance), who is part of an international team of five researchers (Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, UK) to have been awarded just under 1.2 million euro for their research proposal responding to the 2017 Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) call: "Public Spaces: Culture and Integration… Continue reading UL lecturer part of international team to receive Humanities in Europe Research Area (HERA) funding for research into European Music Festivals
The inaugural Research Week @ UL will run from the 3 – 7 December with many events taking place across the campus. Research Week is an opportunity for our research community, from PhD to Professor, to connect, explore innovative practices and celebrate our research excellence and impact. The week will kick off with a one-day masterclass… Continue reading Research Week @ UL
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick are delighted to announce that five of our postgraduate courses have been shortlisted for Postgraduate Course of the Year by Grad Ireland: Postgraduate Course of the year in Arts & Humanities: MA in Songwriting MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning MA in Sociology (Youth,… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Programmes Shortlisted for National Awards
A major collection of essays entitled Songs of Social Protest was launched last week at the University of Limerick. Running to almost 700 pages, the book was edited by Aileen Dillane, Martin J. Power, Eoin Devereux and Amanda Haynes. It features research on many diverse singers and genres from Damien Dempsey, Billie Holiday, to rap,… Continue reading Book launch: Songs of Social Protest
Analysis: as Galway is currently finding out, the experience of being the designated Capital of Culture does not always run smoothly. By Dr Niamh NicGhabhann, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, for RTÉ Brainstorm. In 2013, the streets of the city of Marseille were filled with sheep, horses and cattle. The animals filled the… Continue reading ANALYSIS: Why do so many capitals of culture run into problems?
Prof. Michael J. Griffin (School of English, Irish and Communication) recently spoke to composer Ryan Molloy for the Irish Times about Buaine na Gaoithe, which will tour nationally next month. Buaine na Gaoithe is a new song cycle for soprano, flute and harp, a setting of poems by Martin Dyar. UL writer in residence. "I had… Continue reading Composer Ryan Molloy on collaborating with UL Writer in Residence Martin Dyar
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
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?