28 May 2018

On 24-25 May 2018 Dr Ruan O'Donnell acted as co-convenor of the ‘Senates in Crisis’ international conference at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam. Nineteen invited scholars from the Netherlands, Canada, Ireland and Scandinavia addressed various aspects of the past and future of senates in the modern period. Developed papers will comprise a volume of essays edited by Dr O'Donnell, Wybren Verstegen and Colin Grittner due for publication in 2020. The event was supported by KNAW and the prestigious Dutch Thorbecke Foundation. Dr O'Donnell's participation was assisted by an AHSS conference travel grant.

04 May 2018

'Professor Anthony McElligott, the renowned historian from University of Limerick, will give the keynote lecture to the IX Mare Nostrum conference this week. His public lecture on Greek Irredentism in the Dodecanese Islands, 1912-1947, takes place today at the Chamber of Commerce, Cyprus Square at 6pm.'

27 Apr 2018

Today we were delighted to hear presentations by our History MA students returning from their semester-long public history placements in Limerick city.

Thanks to our wonderful public history partners who facilitated and mentored our students.

Group image: • Front, l-r: Michaela Duffy, Stuart Clancy and Clíona Purcell • Back, l-r: Professor Anthony McElligott, History HoD, Maria Cagney, Education and Outreach, Hunt Museum, Dr Matthew Potter, Limerick Museum

26 Apr 2018

Ten Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences PhD candidates took part in @UL's Thesis in 3 Minutes competition. Organised by @UL_research, each student was given a strict 3 minutes to tell the audience about their research

Congratulations to history PhD student Milena Cosentina who finished 3rd!

11 Apr 2018

Our fourth-year historians recently visited the House of Lords, Dublin, with their lecturer Dr David Fleming, as part of their module on eighteenth-century Irish politics. They are pictured on the steps of the old parliament building, College Green. The class was facilitated by the Bank of Ireland.