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UL History Student Awarded Prestigious PhD Scholarship at the European University Institute, Florence

Paul Barrett, who holds a BA in English and History, and is currently a student on the MA in History at University of Limerick, has been awarded a prestigious four-year scholarship to pursue a PhD at the European University Institute, Florence. Paul’s project will examine the social history of the executioner in early modern Europe.… Continue reading UL History Student Awarded Prestigious PhD Scholarship at the European University Institute, Florence

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AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2019

The AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 7th May in the Foundation Building at UL.  This year, postgraduate researchers from UL were joined by postgraduate researchers from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick School of Art & Design and Limerick Institute of Technology. The Assistant Dean of Research, Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann welcomed the attendees… Continue reading AHSS Annual Postgraduate Conference, 2019

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Annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference 2019

The Annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference will take place on Tuesday 7th May in the Foundation Building at the University of Limerick. The conference reflects the PhD research currently ongoing within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at UL being undertaken by the postgraduate community.   The conference provides PhD researchers at UL with the… Continue reading Annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference 2019

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AHSS PhD candidate’s research included in special journal ‘Asylum Narratives’

Department of Sociology PhD Candidate, Niamh Dillon, was invited to the launch of Asylum Narratives, a special edition of the Studies in Arts and Humanities journal, on 30th January. Niamh’s research is included in this collection of academic essays, journal reflections, observations, audio and video recordings, photography and poetry. The collection was put together following… Continue reading AHSS PhD candidate’s research included in special journal ‘Asylum Narratives’

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Aoife Finnerty presents at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 13th World Conference

Aoife Finnerty, a PhD student in the School of Law, presented her paper entitled 'Pregnancy and Irish Law; History, Recent Updates and the Eight' at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 13th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law on November 28th in Jerusalem, Israel. Her paper explores the complex relationship between the law… Continue reading Aoife Finnerty presents at the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 13th World Conference

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Winners of the AHSS Thesis-in-Three competition Faculty heat

Graduate & Professional Studies, in conjunction with the Assistant Deans in each faculty, organised a Thesis-in-Three competition for each of the four faculties. Each entrant presented an overview of their research in three minutes using three power point slides in an open forum. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences heat took place on… Continue reading Winners of the AHSS Thesis-in-Three competition Faculty heat

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Listen: Is it immoral not to donate organs?

Aoife Finnerty speaks on BBC Radio Ulster about Organ Donation Aoife Finnerty, PhD student in the School of Law, discussed the morality of organ donation on Sunday Sequence (BBC Radio Ulster) with Roisin McAuley on February 24th. Aoife appeared with Dr Elaine Storkey (theologian and sociologist), Dr Brendan McCarthy (medical ethics advisor to the Church… Continue reading Listen: Is it immoral not to donate organs?

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Research trip to National Archives, Kew and the British Library, St Pancras

Stephen Griffin is a PhD candidate in the Department of History, University of Limerick. He writes about his latest research trip here: In January I undertook a seventeen-day research trip to London to visit the National Archives, Kew and the British Library, St Pancras. In Kew, I viewed the State Papers, Foreign which concern the… Continue reading Research trip to National Archives, Kew and the British Library, St Pancras

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PhD Life Hacks Seminar

Continuing on with our PhD Life Hacks Seminars, our Spring Seminar event took place on Tuesday 19 February.  The topic was ‘Writing an excellent conference paper’.  It was a busy schedule for the morning that began with a meet and greet section with coffee and pastries, to give postgraduate researchers an opportunity to meet others… Continue reading PhD Life Hacks Seminar

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AHSS graduations, January 2019

UL, this week, celebrates the graduation of 1,715 students in total across its four faculties as it holds its annual Winter Conferring Ceremonies.  Included in this are 12 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students who were yesterday conferred with PhD awards. Among the graduates this week is Dr Sindy Joyce, Mincéir (Traveller); human… Continue reading AHSS graduations, January 2019

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Busy season: Finishing a PhD

Muireann Prendergast is a final year PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She recently wrote an article for the Irish Humanities Alliance about the final busy summer finalising her PhD thesis:  "Over the past four years, I have been working on my PhD research project funded by the Irish Research Council which… Continue reading Busy season: Finishing a PhD

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick on Friday 31st August, we’re proud of all of you. Our album of photos can be seen on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pg/ahssUL/ Our newly conferred PhDs include: Erin Branigan: 'Privacy Interests and High-Profile Figures: Legal Considerations from an Irish Perspective'. Supervisor:  Eoin Quill… Continue reading Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018