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June 2017

‘Researching Disasters’ A talk by William M (Bill) Taylor

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Bridge, Room 1001, First Floor, Hardiman Research Building,

The Moore Institute in association with The School of Education are pleased to host a seminar on Researching Disasters by Professor William M (Bill) Taylor  Histories, representations and ethics of catastrophe This seminar draws on my research over a number of years, on different projects and building histories that all seem to involve disasters of one kind or another: broken bridges, collapsed buildings and drowned cities. My research methods have varied, including approaches borrowed from the philosophy of science, from…

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Galway Centenary Conversations: War & Revolution Roadshow

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - June 19 @ 8:00 pm
Various Locations, Ireland

Galway Centenary Conversations: War & Revolution Roadshow This summer will see a series of free public history events around the County organised by NUI Galway, GMIT, local history societies and Galway County Council as part of its Decade of Commemoration strategy (2013-23). Galway Centenary Conversations: War & Revolution Roadshow will take place in Tuam, Craughwell, Clifden, Portumna, Skehana and Athenry throughout June and July. Each event is free and all are welcome. The talks will feature an array of local…

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Election Special – Discussion on the UK election, Northern Ireland, France, and more!

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seminar Room GO10, Ground Floor, Hardiman Research Building,

Election Special!  The Moore Institute will host a snap event to discuss the UK election, Northern Ireland, France, and more!  With contributions from Jane Conroy, Eoin Daly, Niall Ó Dochartaigh, and others.  Thursday, June 15th at 12 noon  Moore Institute seminar room (G010) Hardiman Research Building   All welcome!    

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John Ford biographer Joseph McBride to talk at Huston School of Film & Digital Media

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway Ireland

Huston School of Film & Digital Media (NUI Galway) are delighted to welcome Joseph McBride, author of the award-winning biography Searching for John Ford (2001) for a public lecture at the school entitled  "John Ford, Irish-American Poet and Comedian”. McBride's talk will take place on Thursday June 15th at 7pm, is free and open to all. “If there is any single thing that explains either of us,” John Ford once said to Eugene OʼNeill, “itʼs that weʼre Irish.” Their worlds intersected in 1940, when…

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Migration and the Humanities: Critical Challenges

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - June 17 @ 5:30 pm
Seminar Room G010,

Migration and the Humanities: Critical Challenges  16-17 June 2017  Moore Institute NUIG/ Irish Humanities Alliance Migration – and its social, cultural, political, and economic consequences – represents one of the most significant issues facing Europe today. This conference will draw together scholars from humanities disciplines such as art history; geography; history; literature; modern languages; politics; and cultural studies to offer cross-over perspectives on migration. Participants will explore the centrality of the humanities in widening our understanding of the phenomenon of…

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Introduction to Modelling Decision Making With Dr KongFatt Wong-Lin

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Computer Lab, Arts Millennium Building (Psychology),

Introduction to Modelling Decision Making – Monday 19th of June, 2-5pm Computer Lab, Arts Millennium Building (Psychology) The development of clearly defined models of human behaviour enables us to translate theoretical concepts into precise hypotheses for experimental work. This workshop is an introduction to the practice of cognitive modelling focusing on decision making. How do we go from theoretical statements to a model and how do we test models? With Dr KongFatt Wong-Lin, we will explore these questions and get to…

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A joint talk with Dr Vicky Angelaki & Dr Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Bridge, Room 1001, First Floor, Hardiman Research Building,

Irish-Austrian Exchanges on the Stage: Performing the Archive with Dr. Vicky Angelaki What does it mean to perform the archive? The lived historiography of theatre captures the embodied experience rather than logging decorporealised data. The archive is performed in two ways: first synchronically, as lived history is created through our staging and spectatorial choices and then diachronically, as we collect the traces of this presence and self-performance. The choices that we make in theatrical 'adoption', adaptation, appropriation, consumption and ultimately…

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#HERSTORY SALON: An evening of celebration and reflection

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aula Maxima Lower, NUI Galway Ireland

GALWAY#HERSTORY SALON An evening of celebration and reflection- Tuesday 20 June 2017, 6--‐8pm NUI Galway –Aula Maxima Lower Herstory is a new movement dedicated to ensuring the stories of women from the past, present and future will now be heard and never lost again. Since its foundation by Melanie Lynch in 2015, Herstory has been instrumental in helping to highlight forgotten histories of Irish women through performance, exhibitions and salons. This evening of celebration and reflection will feature contributions from…

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War & Revolution Road Show: Galway Centenary Conversations

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Craughwell Community Hall, Ireland

The Moore Institute, in co-operation with the Galway County Council, presents the second in their six parts series of public history events in Craughwell Community Hall on Tuesday 20 June at 8 pm. This week's event features three speakers and is free to the public. The panel features: Leona Armstrong (NUIG), 'The Forgotten Voices of Galway Cumann na mBan'; John Cunningham (NUIG), 'A rebel from Templemartin'; Tony Varley (NUIG), 'Tom Kenny and the 1916 Rising'. For further details contact Conor McNamara,…

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Neural Plausibility of Decision Making Models – Panel Discussion

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AMB 067, Arts Millennium Building (Psychology),

Neural Plausibility of Decision Making Models – Panel Discussion AMB 067, Arts Millennium Building (Psychology) 1-2pm Wednesday the 21st of June There is little doubt that complex cognition depends on the brain. However, in order for us to model human behaviour, especially the complexities of decision making, we need to make decisions about how to construct such models and whether they should be more influenced by the limitations of the neural system or by reliably observed cognitive and behavioural patterns.…

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