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April 2019

SILAS 2019 Comparisons, Conflicts, and Connections: Ireland and Latin America in the Past, Present, and Future

April 23 - April 26
Trinity College Dublin,

The Counter-Reformation and Stuart Loyalism in the poetry of Adam King

April 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

By Moore Visiting Fellow David McOmish This talk will discuss the life and literary works of Adam King, an academic, writer, late-sixteenth century agent of the counter-reformation, and early-seventeenth century Stuart Loyalist. A committed follower of Mary, Queen of Scots in Scotland and the catholic cause across Europe, King returned to Scotland in the late 16th century and became a devoted follower of Mary’s son, King James VI and I. The poet William Drummond of Hawthornden referred to King as…

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‘Researching rural housing: with an artist in residence’.

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

by Dr. Menelaos Gkartzios, Newcastle University, and Dr. Julie Crawshaw, Northumbria University, UK, Moore Visiting Fellows. Menelaos Gkartzios and Julie Crawshaw present their interdisciplinary collaboration across artistic research, planning and rural studies. We draw on a collaborative art residence programme between Newcastle University and Berwick Visual Arts, an arts organisation in the North East of England, which invited an artist to respond to a highly contentious topic in rural England: housing development. The ambition for the residency was, firstly, to…

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‘The Letters of John McGahern: 1970’

April 25 @ 4:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Professor Frank Shovlin of the Institute for Irish Studies, Liverpool ‘The Letters of John McGahern: 1970’

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France / Algeria: Gender, Memory, Identity

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

This panel discusses the relationship between gender, memory and national identity in cultural texts focusing on Franco-Algerian relations. The three speakers will situate specific literary texts and films within the broader contexts of French colonialism and decolonisation with a view to reflecting on the legacy of France’s colonial empire and on how cultural discourses surrounding l'Algérie française have alternately supported and challenged France’s perception of itself. Aoife Connolly (TU Dublin): ‘Macho Men? Shifting Perceptions of Settler Identity Post-Algerian Independence’. Barry Nevin…

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Poetry Reading ‘Не надо людям с людьми на земле бороться. People on this earth don’t have to fight with each other. – Marina Tsvetaeva: from ‘I know the truth’ (1915)

April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

Potluck Eastern European and Slavic Poetry Reading Circle Facilitated by Emily Tock, MLIS, MALP, Government of Ireland Post-graduate Scholar PhD student in the Discipline of English As this is a potluck format, attendees are encouraged to bring their own favourite Eastern European and Slavic verse to share in this informal roundtable. For more info, contact e.tock1@nuigalway.ie                   Gizella Dömötör: Detail of Nagybánya, 1915. https://www.hung-art.hu/frames-e.html?/english/a/anna/index.html

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‘Irish Country Furniture 1700-2000:Revising and Recycling’

April 29 @ 4:00 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

By Claudia Kinmonth Moore Institute Visiting Fellow

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Archives in the Digital Age – Digital Scholars’ Workshop Series

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

Archives in the Digital Age - balancing evolving expectations against the realities of resource allocation and legislation – Aisling Keane, G010, 12-1pm Tuesday, 30th April. NUI Galway is rich in archival collections that provide primary source material for subjects that include the Irish language, the landscape of the West of Ireland, theatre and literary collections, political collections relating to Northern Ireland. Increasingly, we make material available digitally, and work with staff / researchers to maximise the value and impact of…

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May 2019

Future Landscapes Workshop: Enhancing Seen & Unseen Landscapes with Mixed Reality

May 7 - May 31
Moore Institute, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

UPDATE: Applications for the fee-waiver scholarships available via the Moore Institute and Galway 2020 are now closed Future Landscapes is an intensive four-week, full-time workshop created in conjunction with the School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe and Galway 2020. The aim of the workshop is to allow participants to develop the skills to explore the use of immersive technologies, such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, within the context of Landscape, both seen and unseen. This may include, for example, the…

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Gaelic Games on Film: From silent films to Hollywood hurling, horror and the emergence of Irish cinema-by Seán Crosson

May 9 @ 5:30 pm
Huston Main, Huston School of Film and Media,

Introduced by Professor Philip Dine All welcome This study provides the first major monograph examination of filmic representations of Gaelic games, charting these representations from the earliest years of the twentieth century, including silent films such as Knocknagow (1918) to more recent productions Michael Collins (1996) and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006). Among the areas examined are newsreel depictions of Gaelic games; Hollywood’s fascination with hurling in the mid-20th century (including in the work of Oscar-winning director John…

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