12 Oct 2015

Information on the Secondary Schools History Documentary Competition can be viewed here

Download the Application Form for the Secondary Schools History Documentary Competition here

11 Aug 2015

Sanction has been received from the Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht for three studentship placements with a view to students commencing in October 2015

Closing date is this Friday August 14, 2014 and applications have to be posted in by then.

Further information available on

30 Jun 2015
Call for papers for the 2016 issue of History Studies,a journal edited by the postgraduate community in the Department of History in the University of Limerick. Papers can focus on any aspect of history and should be no more than 5,000 words in length. To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, volume 16 of History Studies will be a double issue including a special issue reflecting on this pivotal moment in Irish history, and we welcome papers addressing any and all themes directly connected to the 1916 Rising for this special issue. The closing date for all submissions is 31 October 2015. Editors for the 2015 journal are Declan Mills and Gerald Maher
18 Jun 2015

Dr David Fleming being presented with his Fulbright award by Professor John Hegarty, Chairman, Irish Fulbright Commission, Iveagh House, Dublin, 2 June 2015.

Dr David Fleming (History) has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Award for 2015-16. He will be based at the University of Montana, where he will deliver master classes in Irish history to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He will also be exploring ways to enhance student and faculty exchanges between both universities.

20 Apr 2015

Zara Power's research caught the eye of Ros Drinkwater, Fine Arts correspondent of the Sunday Business Post.

Ms. Drinkwater showcased Zara's research in an article entitled 'Death becomes her' on Sunday the 19th of April.

The article pertained to a lecture given by Ms. Power on the topic of mourning jewellery at Russborough House, Co. Wicklow on Saturday the 18th of April as part of National Antiques Week. Mourning jewellery was widely worn in eighteenth-century Ireland, and the lecture entitled 'Till death do us part: death and devotion in the Georgian era, the cult of mourning jewellery' explored this custom. Two rare eighteenth-century mourning rings were illustrated in the article worn by Ms. Power. Ros noted the uniqueness of Ms. Power's research and concluded that her findings would make interesting reading.