12 Mar 2015

Dr. Conor Reidy, Department of History and Honorary Secretary of the Women's History Association of Ireland appeared on The History Show on RTE Radio One on Sunday 8th March.

He discussed the subject of criminally drunken women in early twentieth century Ireland with Myles Dungan. Dr. Reidy's latest monograph, Criminal Irish Drunkards: the inebriate reformatory system 1900-1920 was recently published by The History Press Ireland.

The interview can be found by clicking on the following link /

27 Feb 2015
Seán was elected on a platform of promoting academic and career progression across the membership of the Union, as well as making sure that the PSU actively engages with its members in the coming year. Focus will be placed on returning an activist voice to student politics in UL, and making students aware of their basic rights and entitlements as well as advocating for an end to exploitative practices affecting every postgraduate student.
23 Feb 2015

Congratulations to Professor Bernadette Whelan on being awarded a Highly Commended Award by Emerald Publishing Editorial Advisory Board as part of the Emerald Publishing Literati Awards for Excellence for 2014.

The title of the article was “American influences on Irish advertising and consumerism 1900 – 1960: Fashioning Irishwomen”, Journal of Historical Research in Marketing. V6.1.

03 Feb 2015

PhD Teaching Fellow, Department of History, University of Limerick: ‘Student Cultures in Early Modern Germany’

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD stipend to support research on 'Student Cultures in Early Modern Germany'. Applicants should submit a research proposal defining a specific project that relates to and explores an aspect or aspects of this general theme. Viable areas for research might include but need not be restricted to the following: social mobility, elite formation, patronage, career expectations, urban interactions, lifestyles, ritual, deviance, violence, crime and punishment. The research will take place under the supervision of Dr Richard Kirwan, a specialist in the history of early modern universities and academic culture ( The successful candidate will also benefit from the expertise of the cluster of early modern specialists in the Department of History and the University of Limerick more generally. The PhD Teaching Fellow will contribute to the vibrant research, teaching and postgraduate cultures of the Department of History. The duration of the award is for a maximum of three years commencing September 2015. The continuation of the award after the first year of the project will be subject to a successful review of progress. The award will take the form of a stipend of €15,000 per annum plus a waiver of EU fees to the value of €4,321 per year. The recipient of the award will teach undergraduate students up to a maximum of six hours per week during teaching semester. Candidates must have an M.A. in History or a related discipline. Advanced reading knowledge of German and Latin is required. Applicants should submit a research proposal of 3,000 words. This should include the following elements: (a) project title; (b) project abstract (max. 300 words); (c) description of the research topic; (d) identification of primary sources; (e) description of how the project relates to existing scholarship; (f) a research schedule (max. 200 words). Applicants should also submit a C.V. and furnish the names and contact details of two academic referees.

The deadline for applications is 30th March 2015. Applications should be submitted via email to the Department of History Administrator at

For further information contact Dr Richard Kirwan at

30 Jan 2015
Congratulatiojns to Evana Downes who was highly commended in the Historical Studies Category 2014 The Undergraduate Awards is an international academic awards programme that recognises innovation and excellence at the undergraduate level. The individual work was placed in the top 10% of the category that was open to students in universities and academic institutions around the world. The submissions were assessed by a judging panel led by a Chair or Co-chairs and the process has been deemed fair and appropriate.