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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

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AHSS graduations, January 2018

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick today, we're proud of all of you. Our newly conferred PhDs include: Yanuar Dwi Prastyo (MLAL): Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student Teachers' Communicative Competence in Indonesia. Supervisors: Freda Mishan and Elaine Vaughan Yanuar Dwi Prastyo (MLAL): Effects of Cooperative Learning on Student… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2018

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PhD candidate Sindy Joyce’s research making an impact

The research of Sindy Joyce, a PhD student with the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick has made an important impact for young Travellers in the city of Galway. Galway City Museum recently notified Sindy that her dissertation for the taught MA in Sociology (Youth, Community and Social Regeneration) has inspired the organization to… Continue reading PhD candidate Sindy Joyce’s research making an impact

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AHSS History PhD candidate’s archival research in Austria

By Stephen Griffin, PhD candidate with the Department of History Since the middle of September I have been undertaking research in the Haus-, Hof-, und Staatsarchiv in Vienna. This research is being funded by a Richard Plaschka Pre-doctoral Fellowship, which was awarded by the OeAD, the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education,… Continue reading AHSS History PhD candidate’s archival research in Austria

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Iva Yates presents at IASIL Conference in Singapore

Iva Yates, a PhD candidate at the School of Culture and Communication, presented her paper titled “Cathleen Ní Houlihan and Antígona Pérez: A Nationalist Irish-Puerto Rican Connection” at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) conference, which took place at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from 24-28 July. The paper analyses the… Continue reading Iva Yates presents at IASIL Conference in Singapore

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Researcher profile: Caron Barry

Caron Barry is a PhD student in the School of Culture and Communication at UL under the supervision Professor Margaret Mills Harper. Her research is focused on the connection of W. B. Yeats to the visionary poets William Blake and Dante Alighieri. Her research deals primarily with the symbolic and mystical elements in the works… Continue reading Researcher profile: Caron Barry

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John recounts his PhD research field trip to Africa, Ethiopia and Nigeria

Earlier this year, John Hogan, a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, began a three and a half month field trip to South Africa, Ethiopia and Nigeria as part of his PhD research, which is focused on the origins of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) of the African Union… Continue reading John recounts his PhD research field trip to Africa, Ethiopia and Nigeria

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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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AHSS PhD researcher investigates the influence the maternal voice has on the developing fetus

Úna Clancy’s research area is prenatal language acquisition.  This PhD research investigates the influence that the maternal voice has on the developing fetus in terms of language development. The aim is to test whether the baby is already familiarising themselves with the sounds of language while in utero. An experiment has been designed using the… Continue reading AHSS PhD researcher investigates the influence the maternal voice has on the developing fetus

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Book launch invitation

Creative Writing research student, Paula McGrath, would like to invite UL students and staff to the launch of her second novel, A History of Running Away in Dubray Books, Grafton Street on Tuesday 13th June at 6.30pm. Paula McGrath is a PhD student of Creative Writing, working under the supervision of Prof. Joseph O'Connor and… Continue reading Book launch invitation