14 Dec 2017

On 12th December 2017 Dr Kirwan presented a research paper at the Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Universität Göttingen. The seminar paper presented findings from Dr Kirwan's current research project on religious conversion and the experience of exile among scholars in early modern Germany. This project is funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

12 Dec 2017

On 7-8 December 2017, Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam delivered a paper at the ‘Why Public History?’ Conference held at a snowy Queen's University Belfast. Over 2 days, 12 panels of 33 papers were delivered on a variety of topics concerning the practice of history in the public realm – museums, archives, anniversaries, education – revealing the vibrancy of the field in Ireland, the UK, and beyond.

Karol’s paper ‘Preaching what you practice: public history in the university classroom’ featured as part of a panel on Inventive approaches to educational engagement. Drawing on her experience both within and beyond the academy, she spoke about the challenges of and opportunities for sharing public history skills with undergraduates. Digital tools and practices are transforming both public history and third-level History teaching and learning. Digital cultural heritage can be a vehicle for blended and technology-enhanced education, and 'doing’ public history in the classroom. Open access online resources have been used by History students at the University of Limerick to generate such outputs as an online research showcase (Researching Revolutionaries) and a WordPress site (Irish Aussies: Historical Perspectives).

Karol also shared news of the Department’s new online MA in Public History and Cultural Heritage. This taught Masters programme provides a structured academic approach to the practice of history in public settings and has been developed to include a combination of conceptual, methodological and practice-based modules. The programme – which is unique in Ireland – will appeal to new graduates as well as those already working in cultural heritage organisations or public institutions, seeking continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. The online delivery will provide flexibility while enabling prospective students to acquire a globally-recognised postgraduate qualification in a cutting-edge area of historical practice.

27 Nov 2017

On 21st November 2017 Dr Richard Kirwan delivered the keynote lecture at the 'Gelehrtenkarrieren vom Mittelalter bis ins 20. Jahr-hundert: Datenanalyse und Forschungsperspektiven' workshop in the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel.

13 Oct 2017
The department is currently hosting a number of international visitors including Professor Joyti Atwal, JNU, New Dehli and also Adjunct Professor, Department of History, UL, Punita Kapoor, PhD Scholar, JNU and Professor Heidi Beyoume, University of Cairo. Professor Atwal gave a faculty lecture to staff and students of the MA groups and to 4th year students. Pictured L-R: Punita Kapoor, Professor Joyti Atwal, Professor Anthony McElligott, HOD, Professor Heidi Beyoume and Dr Mairead Moriarty, ADI