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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