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Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) conference

PhD candidate Marie Gethins (School of English, Irish, and Communication) attended the Children’s Literature Association conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The annual Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) conference (13-15 June 2019) brought together scholars and educators to consider the portrayal and influence of political, social, and cultural… Continue reading Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) conference

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Sexualities Summer School

Alena Kiel, PhD candidate, School of English, Irish and Communication, University of Limerick, writes about the Sexualities Summer School at the University of Manchester. Their attendance was funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The twelfth annual Sexualities Summer School was held at the University of Manchester on May 20-24 2019. Having… Continue reading Sexualities Summer School

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Workshops for AHSS Postgraduate Researchers

June was an eventful month with three workshops organised for Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences postgraduate researchers that focused on research skills necessary for postgraduate researchers and early career researchers. The first of two workshops was given by Ashling Hayes, Head of Research Services in UL on 6th June, who outlined the importance of… Continue reading Workshops for AHSS Postgraduate Researchers

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Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements

Ellen Reid is a PhD candidate with the Department of Sociology, concentrating on LGBT+ identity. She recently attended the Identity in Times of Change Conference at the University of Manchester to present her paper 'Truly a nation of equals?: Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements from 1983 to 2015': I presented at the Identity… Continue reading Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements

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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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Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy featured on the Marian Finucane Show

The Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1 featured a section on the health and well-being benefits of singing in a choir, on Saturday 27th of April. Music Therapy PhD student Jess O'Donoghue was a guest on this panel and spoke about research on singing and health on behalf of the research team at the… Continue reading Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy featured on the Marian Finucane Show

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Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?

Cian Matthew Kearns is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at the University of Limerick.  His PhD on risk assessment models for genocide is funded through the Irish Research Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Cian wrote an opinion piece for the Journal.ie: '25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make… Continue reading Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?

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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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Conference report: EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies in Leuven

Tracy McAvinue, second-year PhD candidate in the School of English, Irish and Communication, is researching the representation of “Home” by Irish women writers in the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Funded by the Faculty of AHSS, Tracy attended the EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies in Leuven. She writes about her experience here: In September 2018… Continue reading Conference report: EFACIS PhD seminar in Irish Studies in Leuven

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Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2019/20

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Postgraduate Research Fellowships and Postgraduate Fee Awards to MA and PhD candidates. The Faculty of AHSS is a vibrant, outward-looking faculty that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The awards… Continue reading Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2019/20

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Conference report by Louise Ryan, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology

  By Louise Ryan, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick In 2018, I presented papers from my PhD research at two conferences. The first, Theorizing the Web (TtW) was held in New York City and the second, Instagram Conference 2018: Studying Instagram Beyond Selfies, at Middlesex University in London. These conferences… Continue reading Conference report by Louise Ryan, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology

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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 

By Marie Gethins, PhD candidate with the School of English, Irish, and Communication. University of Limerick "The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) held its 40th anniversary conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico over 20-23 February. Spanning more than 70 areas, topics ranged from Animation Studies to Zombie Culture and everything in-between. With a mission to promote innovative… Continue reading Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)