Dr Frances Nolan, Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, profiles her research

We are delighted to have Dr. Frances Nolan as part of our department as she completes a prestigious fellowship funded by the Irish Research Council . Dr. Nolan will give a talk at the History Research Seminar  on Thursday 29th November 2018 at 6pm in the first floor seminar room, Iontas Building, north campus, Maynooth… Continue reading Dr Frances Nolan, Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, profiles her research

New PhD student Sven Milekić begins work on Croatian war

This blog has been written by Sven Milekić, a recipient of funding from the Irish Research Council , who will be working with Dr. John Paul Newman  As a recipient of the Iris Research Council’s full scholarship for postgraduate research, I recently started my PhD at Maynooth’s History department, under the supervision of Dr. John Paul… Continue reading New PhD student Sven Milekić begins work on Croatian war

Paul Carroll provides an insight into his 2017 MU SPUR experience.

My 2017 SPUR project in the Department of History focused on an archaeological archive. The research primarily dealt with a) a collection of prehistoric artefacts being prepared to go to the National Museum of Ireland for permanent storage and b) material from the excavations at Moynagh Lough near Nobber in Co. Meath. I started with… Continue reading Paul Carroll provides an insight into his 2017 MU SPUR experience.

‘The Metal stamp’d by honest Fame’*: Researching gold and silver boxes made in Georgian Dublin

This blog post is written by Damian Collins, current M.Litt student in the History Department. Damian is in the second year of his research and is supervised by Dr. Alison FitzGerald. In Gulliver’s Travels, some weeks after his arrival in Lilliput, Gulliver’s pockets were searched on the order of the emperor by two officers who, on… Continue reading ‘The Metal stamp’d by honest Fame’*: Researching gold and silver boxes made in Georgian Dublin

Professor Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses honoured by the Royal Irish Academy

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses was recently awarded one of the highest honours in academia. He became a member of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, on Friday 26th May 2017. The Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, issued a… Continue reading Professor Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses honoured by the Royal Irish Academy

“We were able to see the fruits of our work…” Mapping Maynooth and more as a summer intern

The last of our SPUR blogs reflecting on work in the summer of 2016 comes from Cora Mc Donagh, a third year studying history and classics. Cora is very interested in local history especially nineteenth century Dublin. Cora also has an interest in ancient Greek civilisation and its influence on Irish mythology and legends. Cora… Continue reading “We were able to see the fruits of our work…” Mapping Maynooth and more as a summer intern