‘Good Morning Transnistria’: Keith Harrington, PhD student, makes the news.

This blog post comes from our NUI funded PhD student Keith Harrington who has been experiencing some media attention as a result of his research, read below to find out more…. My research focuses on Transnistria, a de-facto state which broke away from Moldova in 1992. Since 1992 Transnistria has existed separately from Moldova, complete… Continue reading ‘Good Morning Transnistria’: Keith Harrington, PhD student, makes the news.

PhD life in the second year: an update from Declan Monaghan

My name is Declan Monaghan, a second year PhD student at Maynooth University. My research began in 2017 under the supervision of Professor Terence Dooley. The focus of the research concentrates on the history of the Irish National Stud in Ireland and its political links with the United Kingdom. Moreover, the study contemplates the political… Continue reading PhD life in the second year: an update from Declan Monaghan

NUI PhD scholar Keith Harrington on his research:

Keith Harrington is an NUI Travelling Scholar in Humanities and Social Sciences and a PhD Candidate at the Department of History and the Centre for European and Eurasian Studies at Maynooth University. Here he talks about his research to date.  A bust of Lenin inn rural Transnistria. Authors own photograph. I began my research in 2017 under the joint supervision… Continue reading NUI PhD scholar Keith Harrington on his research:

‘Fake News’ in the Georgian Era: My Accidental Quest for Ireland’s Tallest Man by SPUR student Ben Herron

This summer our undergraduate student Ben Herron also worked with Dr. Alison FitzGerald on a research project examining the leisure pursuits of those in Ireland between 1750 and 1870. Here he reflects on what he learned. Conflicting reports, apparently sworn statements, and morally questionable advertising: these were just some of the obstacles I encountered on… Continue reading ‘Fake News’ in the Georgian Era: My Accidental Quest for Ireland’s Tallest Man by SPUR student Ben Herron

SPUR student Andrea Byrne on her time working on Spectacles and Shows, Exhibitions and Entertainment in Ireland 1750-1870

Each year a selection of students compete to get a place working with an academic in our department on a research project. This gives them paid experience of professional research and the chance to visit and work in different archival repositories. This reflection was written by Andrea Byrne after her experience of SPUR in the… Continue reading SPUR student Andrea Byrne on her time working on Spectacles and Shows, Exhibitions and Entertainment in Ireland 1750-1870

Dr. JoAnne Mancini publishes new book on Art and War in the Pacific World

Our lecturer, Dr. JoAnne Mancini, has just published a new book, Art and War in the Pacific World: Making, Breaking, and Taking from Anson’s Voyage to the Philippine-American War, published by the University of California Press. The Pacific world has long been recognized as a hub for the global trade in art objects, but the history of art and architecture… Continue reading Dr. JoAnne Mancini publishes new book on Art and War in the Pacific World