02 Nov 2018

University of Limerick has been announced by the Sunday Times Good University Guide as Irish University of the Year 2019. Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “A second success in five years for our University of the Year is well deserved. The University is at the economic heart of this midwest city and the wider region, attracting brains and resources in equal measure. Its graduates are among the most employable in Ireland, prepared for work by practical courses and a work placement and internship programme second to none, which spans 1,600 employers at home and overseas. "The University of Limerick's excellent results in the annual Irish Survey of Student Engagement suggest its students appreciate their good fortune to be studying at an institution with both an excellent academic reputation and an eye firmly on the working world, for which it prepares its students so well."

22 Oct 2018

Dr Martin O'Donoghue organised a Publications workshop for historians on behalf of the Irish Association of Professional Historians in the National Library on Saturday 13 October. Speakers included Dr Liam Chambers (Head of History in Mary Immaculate College & joint editor of Irish Historical Studies), Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor Liverpool University Press, Conor Graham from UCD Press, Dr Ann Buckley (TCD) and Paul Manzor (Eneclann).

22 Oct 2018

On the 3 October, Dr Martin O'Donoghue attended and spoke at 'A Century of Elections: Past, Place and Politics' Conference held at Maynooth University. Details and photographs at the following links:

18 Oct 2018

Dr Rachel Murphy attended the Royal Irish Academy at the beginning of October doing a demo of a project she worked on over the summer - The Digital Atlas of Fethard.  Details can be found on the RIA newsletter:

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.