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Digital Humanities Hackathon and historical Space Wars May 4, 2021 - My research project analysing representations of Irish nationalist figures in the Capuchin Annual uses digital humanities methods, as I designed an interdisciplinary methodology to analyse this digitised periodical. Since I have a humanities background, I was interested in working with researchers from other backgrounds to get a better understanding of the methods from their point… Continue reading Digital Humanities Hackathon and historical Space Wars
Tell your own story: A media campaign promoting diversity in the Mid-West region and Limerick city April 26, 2021 - By Dr Maria Rieder and Dr Marta Giralt ‘Tell your own story’ is a new project promoting inclusivity and diversity in Limerick and the Mid-West region through a sustained media campaign. It emerged as a response to racist incidents that took place on the UL campus and Limerick city in 2021. These included sustained intimidation… Continue reading Tell your own story: A media campaign promoting diversity in the Mid-West region and Limerick city
Postgraduate student profile: William Keohane, MA in Creative Writing April 26, 2021 - William is a student of the Masters in Creative Writing programme. He describes his experience of the Masters programme and why he would recommend the course to other aspiring authors below. Can you please introduce yourself and explain why you chose the MA in creative writing in particular? My name is William Keohane, and I’m… Continue reading Postgraduate student profile: William Keohane, MA in Creative Writing
From MA dissertation to award-winning essay – Helene Haak and the WHAI Annual MacCurtain/Cullen essay prize April 21, 2021 - After starting a PhD based on my MA History of Family research, the Women’s History Association of Ireland’s (WHAI) annual MacCurtain/Cullen essay prize competition offered me the opportunity to work on my editing and writing skills. I was in my fourth year of studying English and History in UL as an undergraduate when I discovered… Continue reading From MA dissertation to award-winning essay – Helene Haak and the WHAI Annual MacCurtain/Cullen essay prize
Postgraduate Student Profile: Mary Ellen O’Keeffe, MA Sociology (Applied Social Research) April 19, 2021 - Mary Ellen O’Keeffe is a graduate of the MA in Sociology (Applied Social Research). As a UL undergraduate student, she explains why she chose to also pursue her postgraduate degree at UL and describes her experience of the programme. Can you please introduce yourself and explain why you chose the MA? My name is Mary… Continue reading Postgraduate Student Profile: Mary Ellen O’Keeffe, MA Sociology (Applied Social Research)

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