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February 2020

History Research Seminar Series: ‘Milesians and Manifest Destiny: A Borderlands History of American Fenianism (1865-1871)’

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

This seminar will be given by Patrick J. Mahoney, a Fulbright Scholar at the Moore Institute and History Department and a PhD candidate at Drew University (New Jersey). His book ‘From a Land Beyond the Wave’: Connecticut’s Irish Rebels 1798-1916 won the Connecticut League of History Organizations’ Publication Prize (2018). He is currently translating and editing a volume of the 19th-century American frontier writings of Eoin Ó Cathail.

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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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Retrospection and Revaluation in Nietzsche: Overcoming our Evolution in the Pursuit of Freedom

February 24 @ 3:00 pm
Tom Duddy Seminar Room, Philosophy Department Morrisroe House
Distillery Road,

Ashling McEvaddy, IRC funded PhD candidate in Philosophy, will present a paper, 'Retrospection and Revaluation in Nietzsche: Overcoming our Evolution in the Pursuit of Freedom' as part of the Values and Identities seminar series on Monday 24th February Time: 3 pm Venue: Tom Duddy seminar room, Philosophy Building, Morrisroe House, 19 Distillery Road ALL WELCOME Abstract: For Nietzsche, in order to qualify as ‘free’ individual, one must be capable of self-regulation and self-creation, of legislating one’s own values. Such freedom is a…

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Seminar: ‘Serial Encounters: Ulysses and the Little Review’ by Dr Clare Hutton (Loughborough University)

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Why and when was Joyce’s Ulysses first deemed controversial and how did Joyce respond? This paper, based on Dr Hutton’s OUP monograph, looks at the circumstances in which Joyce’s work was first serialised in the US, and the nature of the post-serial revisions which Joyce made to the text. Dr Clare Hutton is Senior Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, and author of Serial Encounters: Ulysses and the Little Review (OUP, 2019) and editor of The Irish Book in English,…

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Launch of MA Sports Journalism and Communication

February 25 @ 1:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

NUI Galway hosts a lunchtime seminar on sports journalism at 1pm on Tuesday 25 February in G010, Moore Institute/Hardiman Research Building to announce the launch of the new MA Sports Journalism and Communication programme from September 2020. Panel to feature:Keith Duggan (Chief Sports Writer, The Irish Times) Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill (Presenter, Rugbaí Beo , TG4) Mike Finnerty (Sky Sports & Mayo News) Cliona Foley (Freelance Sports Journalist) Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP: journalism@nuigalway.ie Further information on programme at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/sports-journalism-and-communication.html

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School of Political Science & Sociology Seminar Series: ‘The Four Dimensions of Power: Empowerment, Domination and Democracy’

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 333, Aras Moyola,

by Mark Haugaard (Power, Conflict and Ideologies)

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CAMPS: Old English Poetry in Medieval European Perspective: The Exeter Book, the House of Wessex and Carolingian Models

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

by Francisco Rozano-García. More info to follow ...

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March 2020

Italian – School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures – ‘Heritage Film, Neapolitan Style’ by Ruth Glynn, University of Bristol

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

This paper explores how recent films addressing Naples – the Manetti Bros’ Ammore e malvita (2017) and Ferzan Özpetek’s Napoli velata (2017) – work to counter the ‘Gomorra-effect’ and rehabilitate the city in cinematic representation. It explores the politics of heritage film, the genre’s relationship with popular culture and Naples’s place in the national imaginary. Ruth Glynn A graduate of NUIG, Ruth Glynn is Professor of Modern Italian Culture at the University of Bristol. Current research addresses Naples and its…

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CAMPS: Shady Ladies in Medieval Iceland

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

by Rosemary Power More info to follow ...

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Workshop: Video production for scholars

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with the tools and confidence to create video content using the technology already in their pockets – their smart phones. This content can be utilised for anything from conference, event or course promotion, to effective communication of complex research topics. The session will cover basic composition, photography, videography, interview and editing skills. There will be a brief photo and video break during which participants will put what they've learned to the…

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