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Transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors from Rhodes Island

Milena Callegari Cosentino is a PhD Teaching Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Limerick. Her PhD title is ‘Rhodes and the Holocaust: Repercussions and legacies for later generations’. In this blog post she describes her fieldwork in Warsaw this summer, funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. "During… Continue reading Transcribing interviews with Holocaust survivors from Rhodes Island

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VIDEO: AHSS finalists in final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick

Three AHSS postgraduate researchers took part in the final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick last month. This event showcases the diverse research of our PhD students at UL. From April 23-26 Graduate & Professional Studies in conjunction with the Assistant Deans in each faculty organised a thesis in three… Continue reading VIDEO: AHSS finalists in final of the Thesis in 3 Minutes competition at the University of Limerick

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AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

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

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VIDEO: Doing your PhD at the University of Limerick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq7GiE7zI3M&t=1s Hope Davidson, who is in the final year of her PhD at UL, talks about her experience of doing a PhD in the School of Law, including publishing and teaching experience, as well as funding from the Faculty for conferences. Find out more about Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social… Continue reading VIDEO: Doing your PhD at the University of Limerick

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CFP: AHSS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference

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

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Our graduates: Niamh Dillon

Niamh Dillon graduated from UL with a BA in Politics and Sociology (Joint Honours) in 2016, followed by the MA in Sociology (Youth, Community and Social Regeneration) in January of this year. Here she talks about her time at UL: Looking back, what did you like best about your course? I liked being able to… Continue reading Our graduates: Niamh Dillon

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Diplomacy and Politics: The Vatican Secret Archives

Fascinating post by our History PhD student Stephen Griffin on his time in the Vatican Secret Archives

Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick

Stephen Griffin, PhD student in the Department of History, UL, writes about evidence for high levels of international diplomacy in archives in Rome and Vienna:

Stephen Griffin

I recently undertook a short trip to Rome to conduct archival research at the Vatican Secret Archives. The purpose of this visit was to identify and examine primary sources relating to the Papal Nuncios who dwelt in Vienna in the years 1727-43, the period in which Owen O’Rouerke, an agent of James Francis Edward Stuart, also lived there. The correspondence between the Nuncios and the Vatican Secretaries of State largely deals with Italian affairs, but also provides details on the affairs of the Stuarts in Europe. In particular, they highlight Papal involvement in the lawsuit between the Stuarts and their in-laws, the Duke and Duchess of Bouillon between 1737 and 1741.

Vatican2 Entrance to the Secret Archives, Vatican City

James Stuart’s father-in-law was James Louis Sobieski…

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Workshop on Quiz Apps

A PhD Hacks: Teaching Practices and Methods event was held in January 2018 for AHSS postgraduates where faculty presented on a variety of methods they use while teaching in the University of Limerick.  The AHSS postgraduate students expressed an interest in continuing with this topic and a workshop was organised for February on ‘The use… Continue reading Workshop on Quiz Apps

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AHSS Teaching Methods Conference 2018

By PhD candidates Elaine Walsh and Beth Duane  The AHSS Postgraduate Research Community Spring Seminar took place on 25th January, with the theme 'Teaching Methods & Practices’. The seminar, which is organised by members of the AHSS Postgraduate community addressed different methods of teaching used by postgraduates and faculty. Robert Hutchinson presented the advantages of using… Continue reading AHSS Teaching Methods Conference 2018

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Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference in Austria

AHSS post-graduate research student Margaret Grene attended the 11th Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference in Austria in September 2017. Her attendance was funded by the AHSS postgraduate travel award. Margaret’s research is exploring how health information providers can communicate with asthma patients using plain language, to help these patients use their asthma inhalers effectively. … Continue reading Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference in Austria

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PhD research trip to Washington DC

By William O'Neill, PhD Candidate, Department of History Having been awarded funding from the Faculty of AHSS, I was able to embark on a research trip to the United States in May 2017. I visited the National Archives and Records Administration building just outside Washington DC, called NARA II. This is where the United States… Continue reading PhD research trip to Washington DC