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Opinion: Media and the military

Opinion: as we saw in Harare last week and Argentina, Uganda and Chile previously, the media have long been targeted in attempts to seize power by members of military forces “In times of a perceived social media dominance of communication formats, traditional state-run media have particular relevance during a coup.” Our PhD candidate Muireann Prendergast… Continue reading Opinion: Media and the military

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10th UL Winter School in Social Science Research Methods

The 10th UL Winter School in Social Science Research Methods will take place Monday 8 January to Friday 19 January 2018. The Winter School trains researchers in raining in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods appropriate to PhD level research,with intensive refresher sessions (10 ECTS credits, subject to assessment). Qualitative and Quantitative streams will run alongside… Continue reading 10th UL Winter School in Social Science Research Methods

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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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International Pragmatics Association biennial conference in Belfast

By Dr Maria Rieder, School of Culture & Communication From Sunday 16th July to Friday 21st July the International Pragmatics Association held their 15th biennial conference in Belfast and I was delighted to be able to attend this prestigious and major global conference. The conference was this time hosted by the Ulster University and took… Continue reading International Pragmatics Association biennial conference in Belfast

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PG presentation at ‘Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’ conference

School of Culture & Communication and GOIPG student Paula McGrath recently presented a paper to ‘Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’ conference, which took place 8th-9th September at Sheffield Hallam University. The conference was organised by the PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network), and sought to position the post-2000 work of established authors… Continue reading PG presentation at ‘Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century’ conference

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Victorian Omission of Victims paper at the Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference

Stephen Strauss-Walsh, a postgraduate researcher at the School of Law, attended the 108th Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference at The Sutherland School of Law in University College Dublin on the 8th of September 2017, where he delivered his short legal history paper presentation which was entitled ‘The Motivations as well as Significances Behind the… Continue reading Victorian Omission of Victims paper at the Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference

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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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AHSS & IWAMD Irish Research Council Workshop

The Faculty of Arts Humanities Social Sciences and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance jointly held an IRC workshop on 21 September 2017 in the Pavilion, UL. The Irish Research Council offer Government of Ireland Scholarships for postgraduate students who wish to pursue a research Masters or PhD (either traditional or structured), in… Continue reading AHSS & IWAMD Irish Research Council Workshop

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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