21 Sep 2018

Many congratulations to Dr Richard Kirwan (Department of History & Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick), who has been appointed to the Royal Irish Academy’s Historical Studies Committee.This is a multidisciplinary committee that incorporates Classics, Near Eastern Studies, Archaeology and History. The Royal Irish Academy multidisciplinary committees aim to promote co-operation across and within relevant scholarly disciplines and to advise Academy engagement in these areas.The committees exist to provide scholarly expertise and to promote the value of the sciences, humanities and social sciences. They do this through their programme of work, combining public engagement events, expert statements, responding to Government consultations and working with relevant international unions.

03 Sep 2018

Congratulations to Ms Lynda Ganly on winning the 2017-18 Brian Faloon Prize for the best Final Year Project in History. Lynda graduated on Friday last with a B.A Arts (Joint Honours) degree. Lynda is pictured with her supervisor Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam of the Department of History.

28 Jun 2018

FOR more than a decade Joseph Lennon (Graduate of the MA History programme at UL) has been compiling an extensive photographic archive of Limerick’s castles and tower houses. See the full article by Cian Reinhardt of the Limerick post here:

28 May 2018

NEW ONLINE MA for 2018!  The Public History and Cultural Heritage MA programme provides a structured academic approach to the practice of history in a public setting through modern models of online learning. This programme has been developed to include a combination of conceptual, methodological and practice-based modules, thus broadening the student’s intellectual and scholarly experience.  The programme offers a globally-recognised postgraduate qualification in a cutting-edge area of historical practice and provides opportunities to expand industry/academia partnerships. The online delivery of the programme enables prospective students whether already working in public cultural institutions, or employed in other sectors of the economy, the opportunity to acquire a globally recognised postgraduate qualification. It will appeal to new graduates and history teachers seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. As an online programme it provides prospective students complete flexibility.  

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.