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?
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’
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
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
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
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)
The Annual AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at UL on Tuesday 7th May 2019. Postgraduate research students from UL, LIT, LSAD and Mary Immaculate College are invited to submit papers, panel or poster proposals for this event. This conference is a great way to develop presentation skills for discipline-specific conferences, and to share… Continue reading Annual AHSS Postgraduate Research 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
The School of Law at the University of Limerick was delighted to welcome eighteen senior-ranking members of An Garda Síochána onto the School's newest postgraduate programme - a Master of Arts in Serious Crime Investigation - on 5th February. Candidates on the 2019 intake of the programme were welcomed to the University of Limerick by Course Director,… Continue reading Master of Arts in Serious Crime Investigation Induction Day
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
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?
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