28 May 2019

Along with the kenote speech at Parramatta Gaol, Dr Ciara Breathnach also visited the University of Wollongong in April/May 2019 under the Science, Medicine and Health Support for Visiting Research Leaders funding scheme.  Read about her visit at

27 May 2019

Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam's latest publication is a book chapter on census records as sources for researching Irish music history.

The book entitled 'Documents of Irish music history of the long nineteenth-century', published by Four Courts Press, is the latest volume in the Irish Musical Studies series.

Details at

24 May 2019

Congratulations to Dr John Condren on his recent appointment to a European Research Council (ERC) project, based in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. The project is entitled "The European Fiscal-Military System, 1530-1870".

John will be a Research Associate, responsible for a case-study on Geneva in the 17th and 18th centuries.

20 May 2019

Dr Coleman Dennehy has published his new monograph:

The Irish Parliament, 1613-89: the evolution of a colonial institution

It is published by Manchester University Press.

It is no. XCVIII of the Studies series of the International Commission for the History of Representative & Parliamentary Institutions

15 May 2019

A recent conference at University College London on Philip IV of Spain (reigned 1621–1665) was well represented by UL Faculty with papers delivered by Dr John Condren and Dr Alistair Malcolm.

Dr Condren spoke about ‘Spanish Power after the Peace of the Pyrenees: the view from the Italian States in the twilight of Philip IV’s reign, 1659–1665.’

Dr Malcolm’s lecture was on ‘Philip IV as a man of business? The government of the Spanish Monarchy with and without a valido, 1640–1665.’