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What was St Patrick’s Day like in 1918?

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?

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OPINION: How the Catholic Church built its property portfolio

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

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Preaching what we practice: Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam on Public History

Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam (Department of History) delivered a paper at the ‘Why Public History?’ Conference held at a snowy Queen’s University Belfast on 7-8 December 2017. Over 2 days, 12 panels of 33 papers were delivered on a variety of topics concerning the practice of history in the public realm – museums, archives, anniversaries, education… Continue reading Preaching what we practice: Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam on Public History

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History comes alive for students at the University of Limerick

Last week, the Department of History brought history alive for students at UL, with a demonstration by Irish Historical Costumers (IHC). Students of the History 'Ireland, 1750-1850' module were joined by students of English, Music and Dance for a presentation on male and female clothing of the period 1800-1830.   IHC is an educational and… Continue reading History comes alive for students at the University of Limerick

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PhD researcher Stephen Griffin recounts his experience on his research trip to Nancy, France

Our postgraduate researcher Stephen Griffin (Department of History) recently received funding from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at UL for his research. Here he recounts his experience on his research trip to Nancy, France: "I was fortunate enough to receive funding from the AHSS Postgraduate Research Committee which allowed me to embark… Continue reading PhD researcher Stephen Griffin recounts his experience on his research trip to Nancy, France

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UL Historian to take up Visiting Fellowship at Indian University

Dr Ciara Breathnach (Department of History) has been invited to take up a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. This forms the first phase of an initiative of Professor Jyoti Atwal, a gender and history expert, whose current research focuses on Margaret Cousins, founder of the All India Women’s… Continue reading UL Historian to take up Visiting Fellowship at Indian University

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UL historian discusses Ireland’s national anthems on RTÉ radio

Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam featured recently on ‘Ireland’s national anthems’ a radio documentary broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM. Written and presented by Dr Michael Murphy, Mary Immaculate College, the programme also featured historian Diarmaid Ferriter, musicologist Harry White, Olympic and World Championship rower Sinead Lynch, Director of the Defence Forces School of Music Mark Armstrong, conductor… Continue reading UL historian discusses Ireland’s national anthems on RTÉ radio

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Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s

Dr Gisela Holfter (School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick) was interviewed about her new book (published with Dr Horst Dickel) on RTE’s History Show on 22 January. Gisela spoke about about Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s. Listen to Gisela On History Show here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/ More on Gisela's An Irish Sanctuary… Continue reading Irish experiences of German-speaking refugees in the 1930s and 40s

All posts, Students, Undergraduates

My time studying in UL

By Jane Vaughan I am a fourth year student here at The University of Limerick and I'm studying English and History. The modules for history are quite diverse which is great because it means you get to study history from different parts of the globe. Sometimes studying these two subjects together is an advantage because… Continue reading My time studying in UL

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History comes alive at UL with student video project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0jD2pFnUx0 Congratulations to our History undergraduate students of module HI4082, who made this fantastic news video as a group project, with their lecturer Dr Roberto Mazza. The students were asked to produce a news segment discussing one historical event as it would have happened yesterday, whilst avoiding retrospective thinking.

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Settling into Spring Semester Two

By Judy Sheehan Welcome everybody! We find that Semester Two has sprung up on us, and the Christmas break seems like a distant memory at this stage. Having just entered week three of a fourteen week semester, time seems to be flying already!The Christmas exams went really well thankfully and no repeats so far! Lets talk… Continue reading Settling into Spring Semester Two

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Choose a subject you love, and choose UL!

By Colleen O'Brien Hello! For any of you who don’t know me (which could be a lot), my name is Colleen O’Brien and I’m a first year studying English & History in University of Limerick. I’m one of the lucky few who post on this blog so hopefully you can get through this post without… Continue reading Choose a subject you love, and choose UL!