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January 2020

History Research Seminar Series: ‘Humanitarian Aid in a Hostile Environment: A comparative exploration of Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam’s operations in the post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian crisis’

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Maria Cullen is in the second year of a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Kevin O'Sullivan. She has been awarded a Galway Doctoral Scholarship and an NUI Travelling Studentship. Her thesis compares French and British NGOs and their work in authoritan regimes in the Global South from decolonisation to the end of the Cold War. The paper she is giving on Wednesday is entitled: 'Humanitarian Aid in a Hostile Environment: A comparative exploration of Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam’s operations in…

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CreateHER: Women in the Performing Arts: Amplifying Social Discourse through Theatre

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Studio 1, O’Donoghue Centre,

Pictured above: The cast of The Kinds of Sex You Might Have In College Join panelists Dr. Charlotte McIvor, Marianne Ní Chinnéide, Sorcha Keane, and Rachel Parry in conversation about how the performing arts can impact social change. For more information and to reserve a space, please click here.

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CAMPS: Socio-Legal Status of Minorities within the English Lands in Medieval Ireland by Stephen Hewer

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

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Launch of Strategy for the Humanities in Ireland – “By Imagination We Live”

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

The strategy, prepared by the Irish Humanities Alliance, is based on  extensive consultation with academics and researchers at all levels in the country, north and south. Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh (registrar and deputy president) will launch the strategy.   The chair, vice-chair and director of the IHA will be attending. Please join us to celebrate the Humanities and the contribution we make collectively to Irish academic and cultural life.

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Launch of 6 Books in Classics – School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

January 31 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

                    This book launch and reception, marking the completion of 6 books within Classics during 2018/19, will include an address by Prof. John Carey (UCC). The books are: J., Amrae Coluimb Chille: a Critical Edition (Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2019) Clarke, M., Achilles Beside Gilgamesh: Mortality and Wisdom in Early Epic Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019) Herring, E., Patterns in the Production of Apulian Red-Figure Pottery (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge…

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February 2020

History Research Seminar Series: “Irishwomen in late nineteenth-century Russia: Three transnational lives”

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Dr. Angela Byrne is Research Associate at Ulster University. She specializes in the histories of migration, travel and exploration, and women’s history. She is author of Geographies of the Romantic North: Science, Antiquarianism, and Travel, 1790–1830 (Palgrave, 2013) and A Scientific, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour: John (Fiott) Lee in Ireland, England and Wales, 1806–07 (Hakluyt Society, 2018). Her paper at the History Research Seminar draws on a monograph she is currently writing on Irish encounters with Russia from 1690 to 1917 and…

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Irish Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism and Multilingualism Symposium

February 6 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

This symposium is organised by network members Dr. Stanislava Antonijevic and Dr. Cassie Smith-Christmas. The day will feature a number of talks related to multilingualism in Ireland, with a special focus on children’s multilingual development and language use in the school and the home. This will be followed by the launch of the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism (CALM), with Professor Helen Grech’s talk at 17.00 to mark the launch. Attached you will find the programme.  This event is…

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Retired Staff Association Lecture Series: ‘Attitudes to Retirement/extending working life for US and Irish Academics’

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seminar Room G010,

by Dr. Áine Ní Léime, Irish Centre for Social Gerentology, NUI Galway. All welcome.

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CAMPS: Medieval Notions of Æsthetics: Beauty, Truth and Climactic Symmetry in the Moral Fables of Robert Hennyson

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

by Dermot Burns. More info to follow ...

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Seminar: The Alchemical Prince: Enlightenment, Freemasonry, and Cultural Nationalism In Eighteenth-Century Naples

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

In this paper, Prof. Enrico Dal Lago, NUI Galway will focus on the life and achievements of Raimondo Di Sangro, Prince of San Severo (1710-1771). A high profile member of the court nobility in the eighteenth-century Kingdom of Naples, San Severo was a polymath, with interests that spanned the entire spectrum of human knowledge, from the sciences to the arts and to the ancient civilisations and languages. However, he is best remembered for his unorthodox interest in Alchemy and his…

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