All posts, History, News, Research, Research postgraduates

Digital Humanities Hackathon and historical Space Wars

Maëlle Le Roux, PhD candidate, Department of History 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… Continue reading Digital Humanities Hackathon and historical Space Wars

All posts, History, News, Research, Research postgraduates, Students

From MA dissertation to award-winning essay – Helene Haak and the WHAI Annual MacCurtain/Cullen essay prize

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. Helene Haak and fellow MA History of theFamily graduate Pádraig Hogan during a transcription workshop at the Glucksman Library… Continue reading From MA dissertation to award-winning essay – Helene Haak and the WHAI Annual MacCurtain/Cullen essay prize

All posts, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, News, Research

Mapping Singing for Health Ireland

Help us create the first ever comprehensive map of singing and health initiatives across the Republic of Ireland. By early 2021 we will know what choirs or singing groups exist, where they are located and who can access these. In recent times there has been an explosion in research and practice in the area of… Continue reading Mapping Singing for Health Ireland

All posts, News, Research

Silver Award in Best in Government and Not for Profit: Hate and Hostility Research Group

Jennifer Schweppe and Amanda Haynes of the Hate and Hostility Research Group were delighted to accept the Silver Award in the “Best in Government and Not for Profit” category at the 2020 Digital Media Awards on Friday. Jennifer accepted the award along with colleagues at We The People on behalf of the HHRG and the… Continue reading Silver Award in Best in Government and Not for Profit: Hate and Hostility Research Group

All posts, Law, News, Research, Sociology

Report by University of Limerick researchers shows State ‘failing to meet obligations’ on hate crime

Dr Jennifer Schweppe of the Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG) at University of Limerick, who presented to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on the issue of hate crime and related matters Picture: Alan Place A report by researchers based at University of Limerick presented to a… Continue reading Report by University of Limerick researchers shows State ‘failing to meet obligations’ on hate crime

All posts, English, Irish & Communication, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, News, Research

Funding awarded to University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College researchers for Research and Development Strategy for the Irish language based arts

A research team from the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College has been awarded €35,000 in funding by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Creative Ireland to research and develop a Research and Development Strategy for the Irish language based arts (Straitéis d’Ealaíona Teangabhunaithe na Gaeilge). The researchers from the University… Continue reading Funding awarded to University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College researchers for Research and Development Strategy for the Irish language based arts

All posts, Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics, News, Research

Irish launch for Ireland in the European Eye at Goethe-Institut Irland

Photo: RIA Congratulations to our colleagues in the School of Modern Languages and and Applied Linguistics on the launch of their publication Ireland in the European Eye. The book had its official Irish launch on Thursday evening, 7 November, at an event in Goethe-Institut Irland. Dr Thomas Lier, the director of the institute, hosted the… Continue reading Irish launch for Ireland in the European Eye at Goethe-Institut Irland

All posts, Law, News, Research, Sociology

Marie Curie funding for UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group

Dr Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Dr Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology) have been selected for funding for a Marie Curie Initial Training (PhD) Network for NETHATE. The vision for the NETHATE (Network of Excellence of Training on HATE) ETN is to bring together an interdisciplinary team of world-leading European researchers to tackle a highly… Continue reading Marie Curie funding for UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group

All posts, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, News, Research

Music and the workplace

On November 8th and 15th 2019 Dr Hilary Moss and Jessica O’Donoghue of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance will be contributing to the RTE Lyric FM programme Music and the Mind. The programme on 8th November will focus on the health and well-being aspects of music in the workplace. Here, Hilary Moss… Continue reading Music and the workplace

All posts, Law, Research

The fight facing LGBT+ families

Dr Lydia Bracken (School of Law) provided an overview of legal issues affecting LGBT+ families in Ireland as part of an article published by John Meagher in the Irish Independent on Saturday 22 June 2019. The full text of the article, titled ‘My wife can't take our daughter to the doctor... - the fight facing… Continue reading The fight facing LGBT+ families

All posts, Research, Research postgraduates, Students

Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements

Ellen Reid is a PhD candidate with the Department of Sociology, concentrating on LGBT+ identity. She recently attended the Identity in Times of Change Conference at the University of Manchester to present her paper 'Truly a nation of equals?: Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements from 1983 to 2015': I presented at the Identity… Continue reading Trans exclusion in Irish LGBT+ social movements

All posts, Research, Sociology

How more female political representation can make countries healthier

Research by Professor Ross Macmillan (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick) and Amy Johnson shows that countries are healthier when they have more female politicians. Their research shows that maternal and child mortality rapidly plummet when legislative representation by women reaches 30% and more. "We would expect increases in female political representation to change societies… Continue reading How more female political representation can make countries healthier