09 Sep 2021

We are delighted to announce details of an online CEMS Limerick series on Cultures of Learning in Early Modern Europe. There will be three symposia in total:

• The first on Scholarly Vices and Virtues takes place on 29 September from 12-14 and will feature papers from Karen Hollewand (Utrecht), Sari Kivistö (Tampere), and Hannah Skoda (Oxford).

• The second on Female Religious Cultures of Learning takes place on 20 October at the later time of 14:30-16:30 and will include papers from Cormac Begadon (Durham), Jaime Goodrich (Wayne State University) and Tonya J. Moutray (Russell Sage College, Troy, NY).

• The final symposium on Knowledge, Learning and Student Notebooks takes place on 10 November from 12-14. The speakers are Alexandra Baneu (Cluj-Napoca), Maximilian Schuh (Freie Universität Berlin) and Violet Soen (KU Leuven).

For more details and to register visit:

04 Aug 2021

New Cross Border research project to combine and digitise Ordnance Survey heritage material for the island of Ireland

The Department of History is pleased to congratulate Dr Cat Porter who has secured funding for the 3-year project ‘OS200: Digitally Re-Mapping Ireland’s Ordnance Survey Heritage’. The project is jointly funded by the Irish Research Council and the Arts of Humanities Research Council under the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Research Grant. OS200 is co-led by Queen’s University Belfast and project partners include the Royal Irish Academy, the Digital Repository of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Drs Niamh NicGhabhann (History) and Aengus Finnegan (School of English, Irish and Communication) will act as the UL Co-Is. You can follow project developments on Twitter @IrelandMapped or read a short outline here:

Sketch of the measurement of the Lough Foyle baseline, 1826-28, from Ordnance Survey. “An account of the measurement of the Lough Foyle base in Ireland” ... By Captain W. Yolland (1847)


13 Apr 2021

The 2021 AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference will take place on 27 and 28 May. Details can viewed here. Details of the call for papers and posters for the conference can be viewed here. The Deadline for proposals is 5pm, Friday 7 May 2021. To submit a proposal, students should click on the following link:

19 Mar 2021

For the current AHSS Scholarships and Fee Waiver Opportunities for new and prospective postgraduate students please see

Closing date is 5pm Thursday 22nd April 2021

01 Feb 2021

We are please to announce our Limerick History Research Seminar Series Spring 2020/21.  

Organised by the Departments of History

Mary Immaculate College & University of Limerick


Spring semester


Tuesday, 23 February, 4pm

Dr John Condren (Faculty of History, University of Oxford), ‘Unscrupulous and under-handed? Genevan financiers, the Swiss Confederation, and Louis XIV's France, 1685–1715.’ 4–6pm via MS Teams.

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Tuesday, 9 March, 4pm

Dr Rachel Murphy (UL), ‘The Goreybridge Censuses, 1862–7.’ 4–6pm via MS Teams

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Tuesday, 30 March, 4pm

30 March, Dr Georgina Laragy (TCD) ‘The public history of poverty: workhouses in twenty-first century Ireland.’

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Tuesday, 13 April, 4pm

Dr Angelika Hansert (UL), ‘The “White Plague”—health and health risks of members of German female apostolic orders and congregations, 1850–1945.’ 4–6pm via MS Teams.

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Tuesday 20 April, 4pm

Professor Terence Dooley (NUIM), ‘Revolution, country house burning and land redistribution in Ireland, 1919–23: national and local perspectives.’ 4–6pm via Microsoft Teams. Register online:


All very welcome


For further information please contact:

Dr Alistair Malcolm ( ) or