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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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Creative Coding Meet-up

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IT303, IT Building, NUI Galway, Ireland

This semester we're going to run a weekly session for those interested in learning "creative coding". This approach is a good way for those without any coding experience to develop a foundation in programming. The sessions will use online resources (see below) to guide self-directed learning. Creative coding is a different discipline than programming systems. The goal is to create something expressive instead of something functional. Interaction design, information visualization and generative art are all different types of creative coding…

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NUI Galway History Research Seminar Semester 1, 2019-20

October 23 @ 4:00 pm
Seminar Room G011 the Hardiman Reserach Building, Ireland

            ‘Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: Lessons Learned’ By Dr. Pádraig Lenihan (NUI Galway)

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Wisdom after Metaphysics?

October 24 @ 5:00 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

By Professor  Markus Wörner Abstract The paper begins with a common-sense approach to the notion of wisdom, drawing on results of Positive Psychology. Wisdom is to be understood as a mode of being in the world based on sapiential competence informed by a general attitude of openness to (practical and theoretical) truth rather than on specialized capacities of an intellectual, moral or religious elite. It is within the competence of Homo sapiens as such. Its acquisition results in a trustworthy and…

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Book Launch: Navigating Ireland’s Theatre Archive:Theory, Practice, Performance

October 24 @ 5:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

  By Barry Houlihan The book will be launched by Catriona Crowe, historian and archivist and former Director of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland. The event will take place here at the Hardiman Building - Moore Institute Seminar Room (G010) 5.30pm. Please feel free to join us for a glass of wine on the evening. All welcome! There is also a symposium taking place for the day in advance of the launch, beginning at 10am: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/performance-and-the-archive-presence-absence-and-digital-memory-tickets-70036299457

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Creative Coding Meet-up

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IT303, IT Building, NUI Galway, Ireland

This semester we're going to run a weekly session for those interested in learning "creative coding". This approach is a good way for those without any coding experience to develop a foundation in programming. The sessions will use online resources (see below) to guide self-directed learning. Creative coding is a different discipline than programming systems. The goal is to create something expressive instead of something functional. Interaction design, information visualization and generative art are all different types of creative coding…

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NUI Galway History Research Seminar Semester 1, 2019-20

October 30 @ 4:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

            'Prospecting and bioprospecting on Russia's cotton frontier: Commodities and empire in tsarist Central Asia'  By  Dr. Jennifer Keating (UCD) Followed by the launch of Róisín Healy, ed., Mobility in the Russian, Central and East European Past (2019) by Prof. Dan Carey, Moore Institute  

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November 2019

Research Support Seminar on Preparing Major Funding Applications

November 6 @ 12:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

As part of its Academic Research Support Services initiative, the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, in association with the Moore Institute, is hosting a series of research support and information seminars for staff this semester. The second workshop in this series will consider the topic of Preparing Major Funding Applications. The session will feature three speakers:  Professor Nicholas Canny (Professor Emeritus, History (NUI Galway) and previously Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council, 2011-2016), Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan…

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NUI Galway History Research Seminar Semester 1, 2019-20

November 6 @ 4:00 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

            ‘Teaching history in a divided society: the tyranny of myth’ By Dr. William P. Kelly (University of Ulster)

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‘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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