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Faculty funding for two Sociology conferences

PhD student with the Department of Sociology, Zach Roche, recalls his experience at two conferences, funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS), University of Limerick: Over the summer I was blessed with the opportunity to attend two excellent conferences thanks to the funding I received from AHSS at UL. The first… Continue reading Faculty funding for two Sociology conferences

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UL Postgraduate Study Open Evening

Join us on Thursday the 22nd of February, from 17.30 to 19.30, at the University of Limerick Postgrad Open Evening, in The Pavilion on the University’s North Campus. The University of Limerick offers a suite of taught postgraduate programmes and invites you to meet UL Faculty and current postgraduates to learn more about the opportunities… Continue reading UL Postgraduate Study Open Evening

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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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AHSS Postgraduate Research Community: Spring Seminar

The next AHSS Postgraduate Research Community Seminar ‘Teaching Methods & Practices’ will take place on Thursday 25th January 2018. The seminar, which is organised by members of the AHSS Postgraduate community will address different methods of teaching used by postgraduates and faculty.  Full details below:

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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