27 Feb 2019

The 11 February 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the election by the German National Constituent Assembly in the town of Weimar of Friedrich Ebert to the presidency of the newly-founded republic. To commemorate this occasion, the Office of the German President, the German Bundestag and the Foundation Reichspraesident Friedrich Ebert hosted a three day symposium on Constitutionalism as Culture, commencing with a solemn act in the morning of the 11th in the official residence of President Steinmeier. Professor Anthony McElligott, who is acknowledged as one of the few authorities on the Weimar Republic working outside Germany, was invited to take part in this event. His talk, in the afternoon of the 11th in the Bundestag, was on the role of County Manager and Civil Servant Herbert von Bismarck - the great-nephew of Prince Otto von Bismarck, in resisting the implementation of republican constitutional culture in Pomerania. The photograph shows him at the official reception with former German president, Dr Joachim Gauck.,Lde/Startseite/Aktuelles+im+Frie...

22 Feb 2019

In January 2019 Stephen undertook a seventeen-day trip to London to conduct research in the National Archives, Kew and the British Library. The collections which he was able to view were the complete set of State Papers between the British ambassadors to Vienna, for the years 1729-43, all of the Walpole papers concerning Vienna for the years 1730-40 and a microfilmed set of Stuart Papers from Windsor Castle for the years 1719-43. Read all about his trip at:

12 Feb 2019

Dr Coleman Dennehy gave a lecture to the Humanities Institute on 'Crime, criminals, and the state in early modern Ireland' on 23 January 2019.

19 Dec 2018

Professor Anthony McElligott and Professor Michael Wildt are currently researching aspects of German history in the period 1918-1945.   They will be organizing a funded workshop in June 2019 on re-assessing the historiography of the German Revolution (1918/19).   In May 2019 Professor McElligott will be presenting a paper based on my ongoing research into the role of Richard Korherr, author of the the Korherr-Report 1943, and the SS-Statistical Office to the series: New Research and Perspectives on the History of the Holocaust.

10 Dec 2018

Come work at History University of Limerick with Dr Ciara Breathnach on her fantastic Irish Research Council Laureate Project 'Death and burial data: Ireland 1864-1922'. There are TWO 3 year, fully funded positions available. View full details here.