The EHS HRI Postgraduate Research Excellence Seminar was held on Wednesday, 19th April. This annual event promotes and celebrates excellence in postgraduate students’ research. This year’s winner of the Deans Award is Robin Healy from Dept. of Physical Education & Sport Science (PESS). The title of Robin’s talk was ‘Developing Best Practice in Strength Training for Athletes.’
Ruan O’Donnell is Senior Lecturer in History and a recognised authority on Modern Irish History. My Special Category, The IRA in English Prisons, Volume 2: 1978-1985 was published in November 2015 by Irish Academic Press. This is the second of a three volume series assessing the role of Irish political prisoners in Britain during the ‘Long War’. It is the most comprehensive project of its kind and falls within the emerging field of ‘contemporary history’.
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Anthony McElligott is professor of history and Head of Department at the University of Limerick, which he joined in 2002. He is currently researching the destruction of the Jewish Communities of the Eastern Aegean in 1944 for a book: The Last Transport: The Holocaust in the Eastern Aegean to be published by Bloomsbury in 2017. A summary article drawn from this project will appear as ‘The Last Transport: The Holocaust in the Eastern Aegean’ in Giorgos Antoniou and A.
In an era of unparalleled advances in science, combined with the innovative use of new and existing technologies, society is struggling to provide the necessary legal frameworks for the future.
This 7 April UL is organising a conference entitled ‘Journalism in times of crisis’. The conference will look at the political and economic role journalism plays in crisis periods. Two panel sessions will be held, firstly on media concentration and secondly on the framing of the water protests. The panel discussions will include academics, journalists, politicians and broadcasters. Parallel sessions on the media representation of economics, class and gender will be held alongside discussions on disruptions in journalism and finally a roundtable discussion on new and radical media.
A hate crime is an offence which is known to the criminal law and which is committed in a context which includes hostility towards difference. The category includes racist, religiously aggravated, transphobic, homophobic and disablist crimes for example. The OSCE describe hate crimes as: “… criminal acts committed with a bias motive. It is this motive that makes hate crimes different from other crimes. A hate crime is not one particular offence. It could be an act of intimidation, threats, property damage, assault, murder or any other criminal offence”.
Dr Aileen Dillane of the Irish World Academy has been awarded the 2016 O'Donnell Research Fellowship in Irish Studies by Newman College, University of Melbourne, Australia, for a project in Irish Music Studies. The six-week O’Donnell Fellowship commemorates the donation to Newman College, University of Melbourne, of the personal library of Melbourne-based doctor and Irish scholar, Nicholas Michael O’Donnell (1862-1920).
The legendary Manchester band Joy Division are the subject of a two-day international symposium at the University of Limerick this week. Following on from previous events at UL on The Smiths, Morrissey and David Bowie, the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster are examining the legacy of the iconic Manchester band, whose career was cut short with the untimely death of their lead singer Ian Curtis in 1980. Best known for their song Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division are one of the world’s truly iconic and influential bands.