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August 2019

“Houses of the Nobility and Gentry”: Big Houses of County Galway Heritage Week Photographic Exhibition

August 19 @ 9:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm
O’Donoghue Center,

“Houses of the Nobility and Gentry”: Big Houses of County Galway  

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Galway Landed Estates from the Archives Heritage Week Seminar

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
O’Donoghue Theatre,

  Programme  10AM: Welcome 10.10-11.15: Researchers’ Panel Olivia Martin: West of Ireland Landed Estates collections as sources for women’s lives Joe Murphy: The Redington Papers: Insight into a 19th Clarinbridge estate Ann O’Riordan: Hearnesbrook House & Estate, Killimor 11.15-11.45 Coffee/Tea 11.45-12.30 Landed Estates resources in practice Geraldine Curtin: Family History in estate archives:  the Wilson-Lynch Collection Martin Curley: The Landed Estates database as an educational tool for primary and second level students Brigid Clesham: Landed estates collections as evidence for…

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September 2019

”The New University, Accompaniment, and the Exilic Community”- by Denis O’Hearn

September 4 @ 12:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Recent work by Denis O’Hearn and Andrej Grubacic proposes that “exilic spaces” are a hopeful model for progressive change and, ultimately, for social revolution. Exilic spaces can be defined as those areas of social and economic life in which people attempt to escape from capitalist relations and processes, whether territorially or by attempting to build structures and practices that are autonomous of capitalist accumulation and social control. In this talk, Denis O’Hearn presents a new model for a public university.…

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October 2019

Digitising Cultural Heritage Workshop

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

This day-long workshop will start by discussing issues related to the digitisation of cultural heritage; this panel will be followed by two practical sessions aimed at giving participants the skills needed to carry out their own digitisation projects. Digitising of cultural heritage in Ireland: Open Forum An open panel discussion on how Ireland can best meet the recommendations set out by the EU Declaration on Cooperation on Advancing Digitisation of Cultural Heritage which was launched on Digital Day 2019 and…

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November 2019

‘The Catholic Church and the Northern Ireland Troubles’ Book Launch

November 7 @ 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

The Catholic Church and the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1968-98 (Oxford University Press, 2019) provides an indispensable study of the role played by the Catholic Church during one of the most tumultuous periods of British and Irish history - the Northern Ireland Troubles - showing evidence which offers a radical new perspective on religious institutions as conflict mediators in the twentieth century. Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh will offer commentary on the book, followed by a few words from the author Dr…

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December 2019

Immersive Empathy Workshop

December 11 @ 9:00 am - December 13 @ 1:00 pm
Moore Institute, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

Important Update: This workshop has been rescheduled to December 11th - 13th. It was originally scheduled from September 4th - 6th.   Immersive Empathy: Exploring the impact of immersive environments in the context of homelessness and precarious housing We are interested in exploring the use of Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality immersive experiences with community groups engaged with homelessness or precarious housing in the Western Region. We will focus on the impact of such experiences on empathy levels amongst participants from the general…

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