UL/MIC History Research Seminar Series

UL/MIC History Research Seminar Series

Mary Immaculate College & University of Limerick

The Seminar Series promotes and supports historical research within the University of Limerick, including Mary Immaculate College. In recent years faculty in both institutions have published over a dozen books and numerous scholarly articles, achieving national and international recognition. Building upon existing contacts, the Series facilitates greater collaboration between researchers at UL and MIC, as it does between Limerick and research institutions nationally and abroad. Critically, the Series provides the intellectual environment and supports that graduate students and faculty need to remain at the cutting edge of research. 

The Seminar Series provides a focal point for each postgraduate student in each Department, particularly those engaged in full-time research leading to the doctoral degree. 

 

Seminar Series, 2016-2017
 

Seminar Series, 2015-2016

Seminars begin at 5.30 pm in Room G08, Foundation Building, Mary Immaculate College

Autumn Semester

22 September 2015
Dr Carole Holohan (Trinity College Dublin)
‘Conceptualising and responding to poverty: Ireland in the 1960s’

20 October 2015
Professor Michael Clinton (Gwynedd Mercy University)
‘French pacifists at war, 1914-1918’

3 November 2015
Dr Gillian McIntosh (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘Sound research: exploring broadcasting in Ireland’

24 November 2015
Dr Peter Gurney (University of Essex)
‘The politics of consumption in early Victorian England’

Spring Semester

9 February 2016
*Dr Nathalie Genet Rouffiac (Service Historique de la Défense, France)
‘Limerick, London, Paris: the three lives of the Kerry man – Sir Daniel Arthur (1630-1705): Irish merchant, popish agent, banker of the kings’
Organised jointly with the Limerick Early Modern Studies Forum (https://emslimerick.wordpress.com/)

1 March 2016
*Dr Jason Harris (University College Cork)
‘How to win friends and humiliate your enemies: Latin invective in the seventeenth Century’
Organised jointly with the Limerick Early Modern Studies Forum (https://emslimerick.wordpress.com/)

22 March 2016
*Dr Susan Flavin
‘The components of elite diet in sixteenth-century Ireland’
Organised jointly with the Limerick Early Modern Studies Forum (https://emslimerick.wordpress.com/)

19 April 2016
Dr Bill Kissane (London School of Economics)
‘Civil War: ancient fears, contemporary realities’

All very welcome

 

CHR Seminar Series 2014/15

Autumn Semester - 5.15pm, The Boardroom, Glucksman Library, UL

7 October 2014
Dr Alistair Malcolm (University of Limerick)
Kingship, favouritism and Spanish foreign policy, 1643-1661

22 October 2014
Dr Niall O Ciosain (NUI Galway)
Language shift in Ireland 1700-1900: unexplained aspects, unsatisfactory explanations

4 November
Dr Graeme Murdock (Trinity College Dublin)
Heretics and neighbours: the religious life of an early modern village

27 November
Dr Jennifer Redmond (NUI Maynooth)
Reconsidering the Irish Diaspora in the Second World War: evacuation, the emergency and emigrants

 

CHR Seminar Series 2013/14 

The Violent Past:  History, Memory, Commemoration 

Autumn Semester 

8 October 2013 
Professor Michael Roper (University of Essex)
A case of analytic amnesia? Child psychology in the aftermath of war: Britain, 1918-1939

22 October 2013 
Dr Mairéad Ní Bhriain (Mary Immaculate College)
The violent return of an unwanted past: navigating the histories of the French Colonial Republic

5 November 2013
Dr Ian D'Alton (Independent Scholar)
No dog in the night: how southern Irish Protestantism managed a non-violent accommodation with an independent Ireland

19 Novermber 2013
Dr Niall Whelehan (University of Edinburgh)
Transnational nationalism and the Irish Revolution

Spring Semester

11 February 2014
Dr Cathy Swift (Mary Immaculate College)
Viking thugs, Viking burghers and Viking romantics: Dublin city in the eleventh century

25 February 2014 
Seán Gannon (Mary Immaculate College)
The Royal Irish Constabulary's 'immediate legacy'? Police brutality in the Palestine Mandate, 1922-1948

11 March 2014
Professor Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut)
Crime, chaos and cleansing: the framing of violence in early modern Ireland

25 March 2014 - 5.30 p.m. - Room G08 (Foundation Building)
Professor John Horgan (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Title to be confirmed

8 April 2014 - 5.30 p.m. - Room G08 (Foundation Building)
Professor Kathleen Neils Conzen (University of Chicago)
Remembering and forgetting: German-Americans and the perils of pluralism

 For further information about the seminar series, contact Professor Anthony McElligott: Department of History, University of Limerick, Limerick Tel. +353-61-213524 Fax +353-61-202569; Email: Anthony.McElligott@ul.ie or Dr Liam Chambers, Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Liam.Chambers@mic.ul.ie

 

CHR Seminar Series 2012/13 - Podcasts

Ireland in the Era of the Two World Wars: Commemoration, Public History & National Identity in a Transnational Context

Semester 1 

10 October 2012 
Professor Mary Daly UCD, 
The Decade of Commemorations 2012-2022: The Challenge for Ireland 
 
30 October 2012
Cormac O'Malley 
Irish Nationalism - Ernie O'Malley, 1916-1924
 
7 November 2012  
Professor Alan Kramer TCD
The First World War in the history of violence in the 20th Century
 
21 November 2012, Wood Room, Plassey House, UL  
Professor Mike Cronin, Boston College 
Showcasing Ireland - State Spectacle in the decade after Independence
 
5 December, Wood Room, Plassey House, UL  
Catherine Marshall, IMMA/RIA, 
The Visual Arts and the Free State Agenda

Semester 2

13 February 2013, Glucksman Library Boardroom, 5.15pm  
Professor Michael Roper, University of Essex, 
A case of analytic amnesia? Child psychology in the aftermath of war: Britain 1918-1939
 
27 February 2013, Glucksman Library Boardroom, 5.15pm  
Professor Geoffrey Hosking, University College London
The Russian Revolution?  Communism and Russian national identity
 
13 March 2013, Glucksman Library Boardroom, 5.15pm    
Dr Daithí Ó Corráin, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra 
Keeping the spirit alive: the fortunes of the Irish Volunteers before the Rising
  
3 April 2013, Glucksman Library Boardroom, 5.15pm  
Dr Diane Urquhart, Institute for Irish Studies, Liverpool University, 
The unity of unionism: gender, covenant and commemoration
  
17 April 2013, Glucksman Library Boardroom, 5.15pm  
Professor Alan Knight, St Antony's College, Oxford
Myth, Memory and Revisionism in Modern Mexico, 1910-2010

For further information about the seminar series, contact Professor Anthony McElligott: Department of History, University of Limerick, Limerick Tel. +353-61-213524 Fax +353-61-202569; Email: Anthony.McElligott@ul.ie or Dr Liam Chambers, Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Liam.Chambers@mic.ul.ie

 

Link: http://www2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Faculties/Arts%2C_Humanities_%26_Social_Sciences/History/Research_Centres_and_Activities/Centre_for_Historical_Research