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June 2019

Exhibition- Laval Nugent – Warrior and Art Collector

June 27 @ 3:30 pm - November 15 @ 12:00 am
Foyer the Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

This exhibition developed by the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb and the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia celebrates the life and legacy of Irishman, Count Laval Nugent of Westmeath.  Laval Nugent was Irish by birth, a field marshal in the Austrian Army, a negotiator during the Napoleonic Wars, a Croatian national hero and a passionate art collector. This exhibition is part of a programme of events highlighting the links between the cities of Galway, Ireland and Rijeka, Croatia - both…

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November 2019

Nikola Tesla: The Rise and Fall of a Technological Hero

November 13 @ 4:00 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

By Prof. Bernie Carlson (University of Virginia) As part of  NUI Galway History Research Seminar  Series Semester 1, 2019-20. The final session of the History Research Seminar this semester, next Wednesday, 13 November, features Prof. Bernie Carlson from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Carlson is a historian of technology based in the Faculty of Engineering, where he uses the careers of inventors and entrepreneurs to educate future engineers. He is the author of three monographs, including one on Nikola Tesla,…

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‘The Clonbrock Photographic Collection and Lady Clonbrock (1839-1928): Contemporary Contexts and Public Activism’ by Úna Kavanagh

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminar Room, Centre for Irish Studies, Distillery Road,

The Centre for Irish Studies invites you to attend the final seminar of our Irish Studies’ Seminar Series by Úna Kavanagh, PhD Scholar at the Centre for Irish Studies, will speak on her current research, ‘The Clonbrock Photographic Collection and Lady Clonbrock (1839-1928): Contemporary Contexts and Public Activism’. The seminar will take place at 4pm, Seminar Room, Centre for Irish Studies. Úna Kavanagh’s doctoral research, ‘Empire, Science and Gender: The Life and Work of Lady Clonbrock, August Dillon née Crofton’,…

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‘From Ethics to Ontology to the Anthropocene’ by Dr. Nora Ward

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tom Duddy Seminar Room, Philosophy Department Morrisroe House
Distillery Road,

Dr. Nora Ward (NUI, Galway) will present a paper. 'From Ethics to Ontology to the Anthropocene', as part of the seminar series of the Values and Identities research group on Monday 18th November. About the speaker Nora Ward is a lecturer in the philosophy department. She received her BA and MA from NUIG, and completed her Ph.D. in the University of North Texas. Her research is on environmental ethics, with a particular focus on environmental identity, ecofeminism and ecomodernism. She…

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The Rory Kavanagh Bursary Presentation

November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

The Rory Kavanagh Bursary Presentation is an event showcasing the Erasmus experience in Italy by students of Italian at NUIG,  the opportunity to celebrate the memory of Rory Kavanagh and his passion for Italian life, language and culture, and the generosity of Mary and Des Kavanagh, whose endowment to the University has made it possible to award the Rory Kavanagh Bursary every year since 1998. This year's presentation will be introduced by The Bursar, Ms. Sharon Bailey, and will focus…

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Web maps, data visualisation, and mapping with Neatline

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

This session will introduce some key aspects of visualising your research data using web-based maps. You will have the opportunity to get hands-on and follow along with a demonstration of how to create your own simple web-based map using an online service and an institutional version of Omeka/Neatline. There will also be a short overview of using JavaScript to create maps based on Open Source technology, for publication on the web. Registration Please register to attend via Eventbrite Learning Objectives…

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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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