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.’

13 May 2019

UL History Student Awarded Prestigious PhD Scholarship at the European University Institute, Florence

Paul Barrett, who holds a BA in English and History, and is currently a student on the MA History, has been awarded a prestigious four-year scholarship to pursue a PhD at the European University Institute, Florence. Paul’s project will examine the social history of the executioner in early modern Europe.

10 May 2019

Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam recently closed the international 'Sound Heritage: Making Music Matter in Historic Houses' Symposium at the Royal College of Music in London, with a presentation on music, public history and the Irish historic house. Attended by researchers from around the world, the result of this collaboration will be a publication with Routledge in 2020.

03 May 2019

Dr Rachel Murphy will be giving an expert workshop on Environmental History at 2.30pm on 10 May at the Military Archives, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. The event is hosted by the Britain, Ireland and the Isles Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. (Facebook link:

11 Apr 2019

The Centre Culturel Irlandais is delighted to announce the recipients of its Artist residencies, Language bursaries, Romilly Walton Masters Performance Award, Old Library and Historical Archives fellowship and Rev. Liam Swords Foundation bursary for 2019-20.

The Rev Liam Swords Foundation Bursary for 2019-20 provides financial support to a student of talent from the Irish Higher Education Sector to pursue his/her studies/research/training for 3 months based at Centre Culturel Irlandais. The 2019 bursary has been awarded to Stephen Griffin, a PhD student reading history at the University of Limerick who will be investigating the extent to which the Irish diaspora engaged in diplomatic affairs in ancien regime Europe.

The Department of History UL congratulates Stephen on receiving this award.  

Full details of all the awards can be found at