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Seminars and Conferences

Conference: Moments of Becoming - Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Ireland, 20-21 Novmeber 2015

This event is organised by the MIC-UL Limerick Early Modern Studies Forum and will take place at the University of Limerick on 20-21 November 2015. The plenary speakers will be Professor Daniel Carey (NUI Galway), Profesor Alison Rowlands (University of Essex) and Professor Raymond Gillespie (University of Maynooth). The Call for Papers is available on the Forum website.

Postgradute Forum, 26 March 2015

This event will bring together postgraduate research students in history from NUIG, UL, MIC and UCC. The event is organised by a team of PhD students in the department (Paul O'Brien; Robert Hartigan; David Loughnane). Further information is available on the event's website.

Centre for Historical Research Seminars, 2014-2015

The Centre for Historical Research Seminars are organised annually by the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College and the Department of History at the University of Limerick. The seminars take place at the University of Limerick in 2014-2015. Queries may be addressed to Dr Richard Kirwan (Richard.Kirwan@ul.ie).

The programme is available here:

Autumn Semester, 2014-2015

Spring Semester, 2014-2015

Conference: Collegial Communities in Exile: New histories of the Irish, English, Scots, Dutch and other colleges founded on the continent in the early modern period, 19-20 June 2014

This conference will take place at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, on 19-20 June 2014. The conference is organised by Dr Liam Chambers and Dr Thomas O'Connor (National University of Ireland, Maynooth). Further information on the conference is available on the conference website.

Conference: Beyond the Grave, 25-27 April 2014

Limerick Museum and Archives in partnership with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will host a three day conference on the theme of death and burial in Ireland. For further details, please click here.

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Events, 9 April 2014

Viking Origins of Limeick City: Introducing a Smart-Phone App - Public lecture by John Elliott (Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society) followed by the presentation by Paul O'Brien and Robert Hartigan (PhD students in the Department of History, MIC) introducing Smart-phone Apps they are developing. Hosted by Curriculum Development Unit, MIC. Venue: Room T212. Time: 6.00 p.m.

Public Lecture: Dr Ursula Callaghan, 'Limerick in the eighteenth century'. Illustrated talk hosted by the Department of History. Venue: Room T116. Time: 6.00 p.m.

For futher details on the events and festival, click here.

Conference: Limerick: History and Heritage, 29 March 2014

The Department of History, Mary Immaculate College and the Department of History, University of Limerick, in partnership with the Hunt Museum, present a free one-day conference on the history and heritage of Limerick. The event takes place at the Hunt Museum. To view the conference programme please click here.

Conference: Irish History Students' Association, 28 February - 2 March 2014

The IHSA annual conference will be hosted by Mary Immaculate College for the first time in 2014. The Call for Papers is available here. Further information will be made available here and here.

Centre for Historical Research Seminars, 2013-2014

The Centre for Historical Research Seminar Series is organised annually by the Departments of History at Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick. The series takes place at MIC in 2013-2014.

A full list of the seminars for 2013-2014 is available at the links below:

Autumn Semester, 2013-2014

Spring Semester, 2013-2014


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