By Silvia Benini, Marta Giralt and Liam Murray, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, for RTÉ Brainstorm. Social media use and abuse is a widely acknowledged international phenomenon. We appear to be eating, living and sleeping social media, whilse ignoring the potential risk to millions in human development caused by our… Continue reading OPINION: Just how much of social media is enough?
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
Dr Máiréad Moriarty, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, writes for RTÉ Brainstorm that while it is impossible to speak without an accent, it is something which is ultimately controlled by ourselves. Despite the fact that many people believe they do not speak with an accent, the reality is that it is impossible to… Continue reading OPINION: What do our accents say about us?
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences were proud to host the Inaugural Lecture of our Dean, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes on 1st May 2018. Our previous Dean, Professor Tom Lodge was Master of Ceremonies and travelled from his sabbatical in France for the event. Helen was introduced by UL President, Professor Des Fitzgerald. Helen's lecture,… Continue reading Inaugural Lecture of our Dean, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes
As part of their UL Engage module, our MA in TESOL students, led by Dr Mairead Moriarty (Assistant Dean International), spent a number of weeks this semester delivering English language courses to refugees and asylum seekers currently living in the Limerick region. On April 26th, the Faculty held a graduation ceremony at the University of… Continue reading UL students deliver English language classes to refugees and asylum seekers
Ten Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences PhD candidates took part in the Faculty heat of UL's Thesis in 3 Minutes competition this afternoon. Organised by the Graduate School at the University of Limerick, each student was given a strict 3 minutes to tell the audience about their research at UL. Dr Ann Ledwith, Dean… Continue reading FAHSS PhD students compete in Thesis in 3 Minutes Competition
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/
A recent comprehensive review of the relationship between Ireland and Germany, launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, calls for a widening and deepening of the Irish relationship with Germany in all its aspects. Highlighting the need for further prioritising and resourcing of Irish-German relations, the report also emphasised… Continue reading Work of UL’s Centre for Irish-German Studies congratulated in strategic review launched by Tánaiste
We are delighted to congratulate our colleague Dr Marie-Thérèse Batardière (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics) on being made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, in recognition of outstanding service to French-language education. This is a fantastic and very well deserved achievement. The Ordre des Palmes académiques is a national order of France… Continue reading French lecturer at UL made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, in recognition of her service to French-language education
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
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
Happy International Women's Day! On our blog today, our Dean, Prof. Helen Kelly Holmes writes about changing attitudes to women in academia #IWD18