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04 Apr 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Ciara Breathnach on the outstanding achievement of being awarded an IRC Laureate Consolidator grant. The award is in the amount of €600,000 over four years. This is not only one of the most significant awards in financial terms received by a member of Faculty to date, it is also highly prestigious and an indication of the quality and standing of Ciara’s research. The award is excellent news for the Department of History, the Faculty, and the University as a whole.

08 Mar 2018

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences at UL has signed an historic agreement of cooperation with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, one of India’s foremost research universities in the presence of Minister Mary Mitchell–O’Connor, His Excellency The Irish Ambassador to India, Dr Brian McElduff. Professor Anthony McElligott flew to New Delhi to sign the Agreement on behalf of the Dean, FAHSS, Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes. The Vice Chancellor of JNU, Professor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, signed on behalf of his university. The ceremony was attended by senior staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Enterprise Ireland, Educate Ireland, and members of UL’s International Office. The signing was the fruit of an earlier delegation from FAHSS to JNU in November 2017. Dr Ciara Breathnach, Dr Mairead Moriarty, Professor Shane Kilcommins and Professor Anthony McElligott had travelled to JNU to take part in the inaugural symposium of the newly founded All-India Irish Studies Institute, led by Dr Jyoti Atwal and supported by Ambassador McElduff and a generous grant from the DFA. The two history departments of UL and JNU had already exchanged teaching staff, and this initiative, led by Ciara Breathnach and Jyoti Atwal had formed the basis for the current agreement at Faculty level. Dr Atwal was appointed Adjunct Professor in History, UL, for five years in 2017. The agreement is a stepping stone towards a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. Like UL, JNU is a young institution, founded in 1976 and is today ranked at 11th place in India, 96th Asia University Rankings 2015 and 71 st BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015 (UL was ranked in the 101-150th Young University Rankings 2017 and in the 501–600th World University Rankings 2018). The collaboration with JNU is based on genuine scholarly common themes and will both broaden and deepen UL’s connectivity in the coming years. [Photograph: Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor with Professor Anthony McElligott and Professor Kumar at the signing of the Agreement of Coooperation. HE Ambassador McElduff is 5th from left, and Dr Jyoti Atwal is 2nd from right.]

26 Jan 2018

Dr Ruan O'Donnell has a chapter entitled ‘The Democratic Programme of the First Dail’ which was published in Atlas of the Irish Revolution #atlasirishrev, a book which tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary history from 1913 to 1923 and has been voted the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year’ for 2017.

The ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2017’ was chosen by a public vote from the list of category winners announced at the recent Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Published by Cork University Press, 'Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ is a definitive resource that brings to life this pivotal moment in Irish history and nation-building. It draws together existing and ongoing research into the revolutionary period in a broad ranging and inclusive manner. It also includes contributions from leading scholars across a range of disciplines.

12 Jan 2018

In case you missed Episode 1 of Tríd an Lionsa you can catch it on http://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=5705148817001&teideal=Tríd an Lionsa&series=Tríd an Lionsa&dlft=NaN Our very own Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam speaking about landed estates and Dr Una Ní Bhroiméil (MIC) presenting! Dr Ciara Breathnach was Historical adviser to the entire series. See TG4 at 8pm Thursday nights for the next five weeks for more familiar faces and fascinating research on Irish visual history.

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