09 Nov 2021

The WHAI 2022 conference will be a virtual event jointly hosted by the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College. The broad theme for this year’s conference is ‘Irish women’s and gendered networks and communities from the medieval to the early modern period’.

Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words and a short bio to on or before 17 December 2021. Panel proposals are also welcome.

More details are available at 

09 Sep 2021

We are delighted to announce details of an online CEMS Limerick series on Cultures of Learning in Early Modern Europe. There will be three symposia in total:

• The first on Scholarly Vices and Virtues takes place on 29 September from 12-14 and will feature papers from Karen Hollewand (Utrecht), Sari Kivistö (Tampere), and Hannah Skoda (Oxford).

• The second on Female Religious Cultures of Learning takes place on 20 October at the later time of 14:30-16:30 and will include papers from Cormac Begadon (Durham), Jaime Goodrich (Wayne State University) and Tonya J. Moutray (Russell Sage College, Troy, NY).

• The final symposium on Knowledge, Learning and Student Notebooks takes place on 10 November from 12-14. The speakers are Alexandra Baneu (Cluj-Napoca), Maximilian Schuh (Freie Universität Berlin) and Violet Soen (KU Leuven).

For more details and to register visit:

04 Aug 2021

New Cross Border research project to combine and digitise Ordnance Survey heritage material for the island of Ireland

The Department of History is pleased to congratulate Dr Cat Porter who has secured funding for the 3-year project ‘OS200: Digitally Re-Mapping Ireland’s Ordnance Survey Heritage’. The project is jointly funded by the Irish Research Council and the Arts of Humanities Research Council under the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Research Grant. OS200 is co-led by Queen’s University Belfast and project partners include the Royal Irish Academy, the Digital Repository of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Drs Niamh NicGhabhann (History) and Aengus Finnegan (School of English, Irish and Communication) will act as the UL Co-Is. You can follow project developments on Twitter @IrelandMapped or read a short outline here:

Sketch of the measurement of the Lough Foyle baseline, 1826-28, from Ordnance Survey. “An account of the measurement of the Lough Foyle base in Ireland” ... By Captain W. Yolland (1847)


13 Apr 2021

The 2021 AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference will take place on 27 and 28 May. Details can viewed here. Details of the call for papers and posters for the conference can be viewed here. The Deadline for proposals is 5pm, Friday 7 May 2021. To submit a proposal, students should click on the following link:

19 Mar 2021

Taught Postgraduate Funding

Contact for information on taught postgraduate funding and scholarships.