Women building peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Salomé Ntububa

Mary Robinson Centre, Visiting Scholar Salomé Ntububa gave two public research seminars during her time at NUI Galway in October 2016. Salomé, the Regional Emergency Manager for Central Africa, Christian Aid in Democratic Republic of Congo spoke about her work with MA student in the Centre for Global Women’s Studies Mathilde Chanfreau. From South Kivu, Salomé… | Read on »

Professor Earle Havens at the Moore Institute

Earle Havens, the Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts, & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of German & Romance Languages & Literatures, Johns Hopkins University visited the Moore Institute in September 2016. During his time at the Moore Institute he gave two lectures and spoke with students about Digital Humanities. You can listen to an… | Read on »

Deported 1916 Galway prisoners commemorated in Wales

Dr Conor McNamara, Moore Institute 1916 Scholar in Residence accompanied over fifty relatives of the three hundred or so Galway prisoners deported in the aftermath of the 1916 Rebellion to Frongoch in North Wales recently to lay a memorial stone at the site of the internment.  The trip was organised by the Friends and Relatives… | Read on »

True Crime: O.J. Simpson’s America

This post originally appeared on the blog of the Irish Humanities Alliance More than twenty years have passed since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman, on the night of June 12th, 1994, in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles. The rush of books that accompanied the… | Read on »

Living with the Holocaust

This post originally appeared on the blog of the Irish Humanities Alliance Germany is at a crossroads now, faced with significant challenges to its post-Holocaust consensus and stability. The re-publication of Mein Kampf, now that the book is out of copyright, and the events in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, in which some 1,500 male immigrants… | Read on »

Slavery and its Popular Depictions in the Age of Obama

This post originally appeared on the blog of the Irish Humanities Alliance The year 2015 has a particular significance for the United States, since it commemorates 150 years (the so-called Sesquicentennial) from the end of the American Civil War, the 1861–65 conflict between the Union and the Confederacy that tore apart the American nation, caused the… | Read on »

Journal of a Plague Year: Ebola and Daniel Defoe

This post originally appeared on the blog of the Irish Humanities Alliance The devastating outbreak of Ebola that began a year ago has now claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people according to the World Health Organization (WHO), mainly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Incidents have steadily declined, but dozens of new cases are still… | Read on »