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March 2017

The Collaborative Design of Tangible Interactions in Museums

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

Interactive technology for cultural heritage has long been a subject of study for Human-Computer Interaction. Findings from a number of studies suggest that, however, technology can sometime distance visitors from heritage holdings rather than enabling people to establish deeper connections to what they see. Furthermore, the introduction of innovative interactive installations in museum is often seen as an interesting novelty but seldom leads to substantive change in how a museum approaches visitor engagement. This talk will discuss work on the…

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Seminar- Featuring Visiting Speakers: Prof. Erin Goss & Dr. Kerry Sinanan

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Bridge Room 1001 First Floor Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

Prof. Erin Goss (Clemson University) ‘Listening for William Blake’s Daughters of Albion: Echo, Complicity, Complaint’ and Dr. Kerry Sinanan (Moore Institute Visiting Fellow) ‘An Irish Slave Dealer in Africa: Nicholas Owen’s Manuscript Journal’

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Book Launch: Anne Karhio – ‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar Room GO10, Ground Floor, Hardiman Research Building,

Anne Karhio: ‘Slight Return’: Paul Muldoon’s Poetics of Place (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2016)   Launched by Professor Sean Ryder, English, School of Humanities 5-6 pm Wine served All welcome!  

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History Graduate Seminar ‘Making the case for Freedom of Worship: FDR, Stalin, and the Roman Catholic Church in the USSR and Beyond’ by Prof. David Woolner, UCD

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room AC203 ‘Old’ Moore Institute Seminar Room,

Prof. David Woolner is Roosevelt Institute/ Mary Ball Professor of US History, UCD  

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Prof. Stewart Donovan ‘Colony, Nation and State: Reflections on Identity and Imagined Communities’

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Bridge Room 1001 First Floor Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

Introduced by Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh   Light lunch served!   Prof. Donovan is founder of St. Thomas’s Irish Studies Program and editor of The Nashwaak Review, a literary, arts, historical and cultural magazine. He has published a biography of R. J. MacSween, The Forgotten World (2007), three volumes of poetry and two novels. He has written widely on Canadian, American and Irish Modernism with essays on Louis Dudek, Hugh Kenner and Marshall McLuhan among others. He is now completing…

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Award-winning film director John Carney to speak in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media

March 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway

John Carney was born in Dublin and was educated at De La Salle College Churchtown and at Synge Street CBS. He was bassist for Irish rock band The Frames between 1991 and 1993 and also directed some of their music videos. In addition to shooting music videos, Carney also wrote and directed two award-winning short films (Shining Star and Hotel) before making his first feature. With fellow film-maker Tom Hall, Carney wrote and directed November Afternoon, his first feature film,…

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Visiting Speaker Professor John Scattergood (Trinity College Dublin) will speak on ‘St Erkenwald and its Literary Relations’

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bridge Room 1001 First Floor Hardiman Research Building, Ireland


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March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Room GO10, Ground Floor, Hardiman Research Building,

Dr Frances McCormack (English, NUIG) 'From Weeping Trees to Heated Hearts: Towards an Understanding of Compunction in Old English poetry'.

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April 2017

Book Launch- Poland in the Irish Nationalist Imagination, 1772-1922 by Róisín Healy

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Seminar Room G011 the Hardiman Reserach Building, Ireland

Dr. Andrew Newby of the University of Helsinki will launch the book. All are welcome!  

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Dancing with the Intellectuals: Designing physical education for Irish schools in the second-half of the centenary years, 1966-2016

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminar Room GO10, Ground Floor, Hardiman Research Building,

Sport & Exercise Research Group, Moore Institute, NUI Galway Monthly Research Seminar (First Wednesday of each month) Featuring Dr. Tony Hall (School of Education, NUI Galway)   Physical activity and regular exercise invariably, if not incontrovertibly, form part of a healthy lifestyle; and not only physical wellness but also mental and emotional wellbeing. Research also suggests that – in post-primary education – continuing engagement in physical activity and sport during the pressurised exam years can enhance pupils’ performance in high-stakes…

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