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.

17 Apr 2015

Anthony Woods, Mark Walsh and Ruairi O’Donnell attending State University of New York Model European Union, March 2015

On 25-9 March 2015 three UL AHSS postgraduates represented UL at the Model European Union hosted by the State University of New York and City College New York in Manhattan. Anthony Woods, Mark Walsh and Ruairi O’Donnell are studying Human Rights in Criminal Justice, Sociology and International Commercial Law and assumed the roles of Poland’s political leadership at the prestigious EU Summit simulation during which parliamentary protocols are followed. The team acquitted itself very well in a forum where UL has an established presence arising from a long term relationship with SUNY. In January 2010 UL hosted the MEU for its first relocation to Ireland. The team was led by faculty advisor Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, Senior Lecturer in History, and received sponsorship from Josephine Page of the International Education Department, Dean Tom Lodge and Professor Anthony McElligott of the History Department. The 2015 event was convened in the Global Centre of the City University of New York and on the City College of New York campus in upper Manhattan. Teams representing all EU member states and the Commission debated major policy issues in parallel and plenary session covered by a student Press Corps. UL was facilitated by SUNY colleagues Professor Kathleen Dowley (MEU Director) and Dean Bruce Sillner (Director of International Programmes).

10 Apr 2015

Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation

A commission of investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters was established by order of the Government on 17 February 2015 (S.I No. 57 of 2015)
The Commission is tasked with investigating 14 Mother and Baby Homes located throughout the State, plus a representative sample of County Homes.

The Commission is seeking to appoint:

Archivists and Legal / Historical Researchers

Archivists and Researchers will be employed on fixed-term contracts of up to one year.  A panel will also be formed from those not immediately selected.

To apply or for further information, please contact:
Maeve Doherty
Solicitor to the Commission
73 Lr Baggot Street
Dublin 2

Email:  Tel:  01-6445000

Closing date:  24 April 2015

**If you have already applied to work with the Commission to either the Department of Children and Youth Affairs or the Commission itself, please send in a further application.  All applications will be considered together.