03 Oct 2016

The Department of History at the University of Limerick in association with Limerick Museum and Archives, will convene a symposium on Saturday 5th November 2016 which will bring together professional speakers from the world of academia, politics and journalism, to examine the changing interpretation of the two seminal events of 1916 in Irish and British history; The  Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme.

This symposium falls under the rubric of public history, and offers an opportunity for scholars and the general public alike to re-examine our historical consciousness with regard to the events of 1916 and how they might  be redefined, reimagined and reinterpreted.

For more details on our symposium click on the link below.

This is a FREE EVENT however, in order to book your place you should log onto and search for: In the Name of Future Generations


27 Sep 2016

SOUND HERITAGE IRELAND SYMPOSIUM UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK, 7 OCTOBER 2016 The Department of History and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance will host a FREE one-day symposium on the 'sounding' of Irish heritage at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, on Friday 7th October 2016. Convened by Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Department of History, the event will focus on issues surrounding the research and interpretation of music in historic houses. It will include two morning lectures and an afternoon discussion forum led by international participants from the University of Southampton, International Sound Heritage Network and University of York: • Professor Jeanice Brooks: Musical soundscapes in the country house • Dr Katrina Faulds: Domestic dance music as a source for narrative interpretation in historic houses • Professor Jonathan Wainwright (facilitator): Sounding our Heritage (discussion forum) This event will be of interest to anyone involved in interdisciplinary cultural heritage research and interpretation, particularly those concerned with curating, archiving, conserving, researching, interpreting, performing and programming period music and dance in or connected with historic properties. All are welcome for some or part of the day but booking is essential. Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. Booking closes on 30th September. Information and registration at: This is an inter-sectoral networking and knowledge exchange event hosted by the Department of History and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, and generously supported by the Irish Research Council (New Foundations Award). Enquiries to: Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Convenor, Sound Heritage Ireland Symposium,

18 Jul 2016
Dr Ruan O'Donnell gave a seminar at the recent Merriman Summer School 2016 [] entitled 'Gallant allies and exiled children: international aspects of the 1916 rising'.