News

28 Jun 2018

FOR more than a decade Joseph Lennon (Graduate of the MA History programme at UL) has been compiling an extensive photographic archive of Limerick’s castles and tower houses. See the full article by Cian Reinhardt of the Limerick post here: https://www.limerickpost.ie/2018/06/13/king-of-limericks-castles/

28 May 2018

NEW ONLINE MA for 2018!  The Public History and Cultural Heritage MA programme provides a structured academic approach to the practice of history in a public setting through modern models of online learning. This programme has been developed to include a combination of conceptual, methodological and practice-based modules, thus broadening the student’s intellectual and scholarly experience.  The programme offers a globally-recognised postgraduate qualification in a cutting-edge area of historical practice and provides opportunities to expand industry/academia partnerships. The online delivery of the programme enables prospective students whether already working in public cultural institutions, or employed in other sectors of the economy, the opportunity to acquire a globally recognised postgraduate qualification. It will appeal to new graduates and history teachers seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. As an online programme it provides prospective students complete flexibility. https://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/public-history-cultural-heritage-ma  

28 May 2018

On 24-25 May 2018 Dr Ruan O'Donnell acted as co-convenor of the ‘Senates in Crisis’ international conference at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam. Nineteen invited scholars from the Netherlands, Canada, Ireland and Scandinavia addressed various aspects of the past and future of senates in the modern period. Developed papers will comprise a volume of essays edited by Dr O'Donnell, Wybren Verstegen and Colin Grittner due for publication in 2020. The event was supported by KNAW and the prestigious Dutch Thorbecke Foundation. Dr O'Donnell's participation was assisted by an AHSS conference travel grant.

04 May 2018

'Professor Anthony McElligott, the renowned historian from University of Limerick, will give the keynote lecture to the IX Mare Nostrum conference this week. His public lecture on Greek Irredentism in the Dodecanese Islands, 1912-1947, takes place today at the Chamber of Commerce, Cyprus Square at 6pm.' https://www.rodiaki.gr/article/389517/sth-rodo-o-kathhghths-anthony-mcel...

27 Apr 2018

Today we were delighted to hear presentations by our History MA students returning from their semester-long public history placements in Limerick city.

Thanks to our wonderful public history partners who facilitated and mentored our students.

Group image: • Front, l-r: Michaela Duffy, Stuart Clancy and Clíona Purcell • Back, l-r: Professor Anthony McElligott, History HoD, Maria Cagney, Education and Outreach, Hunt Museum, Dr Matthew Potter, Limerick Museum

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