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May 2021

“He [She] got this Air out of the Night”: Environments of Irish Music

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

Irish Studies’ Seminar Series-Spring 2021 – School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, in association with the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. This seminar showcases three recently graduated PhD researchers in Irish Studies, Dr Malachy Egan, Dr Michael Lydon, Dr Rory McCabe, all of whom have music culture and music-making as their central research area. In this seminar, these researchers will investigate environments of Irish music, exploring the use of noise to signal specific spaces in popular music; space and place and space in the…

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CAMPS: ‘The Crown’s Ecclesiastical Creditors: Loans from the English Church to Edward II and Edward III, 1307-1377’

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online,

CAMPS Research Labs provide a forum for staff and graduate students from all disciplines involved to come together in order to present work-in-progress and debate research issues. CAMPS Labs to date have taken a two-hour format, typically initiated with a presentation of specific research themes, questions and challenges, leading into informal and often very wide-ranging discussions. Join us for this week’s CAMPS Lab on Friday 7th May at 12 noon. Robin McCallum will be speaking to us on 'The Crown's Ecclesiastical…

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CAMPS: Epic Similes in In Cath Catharda, the Middle Irish version of Lucan’s epic of the Roman Civil War

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online,

CAMPS Research Labs provide a forum for staff and graduate students from all disciplines involved to come together in order to present work-in-progress and debate research issues. CAMPS Labs to date have taken a two-hour format, typically initiated with a presentation of specific research themes, questions and challenges, leading into informal and often very wide-ranging discussions. Maio NAGASHIMA will be presenting on Friday, 14th May, on Epic Similes in In Cath Catharda, the Middle Irish version of Lucan's epic of the…

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Covid-19: The Crisis in India

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online,

In this special webinar, colleagues living in India and observing the situation closely will report on the devastating impact of the crisis during the latest phase of the pandemic. Issues addressed will include the public health situation, the loss life, grief and funerals, rural vs. urban India, regional variation, the political response, and education. Panellists Prof. Kanchana Mahadevan (University of Mumbai) Dr Sanjay Nagral (Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai) Dr Srinivas Raghavendran (NUI Galway) Aveek Sen (journalist in Kolkata)…

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Webinar: Diversity in Publishing

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online,

Hosted by Dr Lindsay Reid and postgraduate students from the MA in Literature in Publishing, this webinar will feature Sarah Bannan (Head of Literature, The Arts Council of Ireland), Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan (arts manager, writer, and performer), and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe (author, editor, and founder of Pay It Forward Fellowships) speaking on the topic of diversity in publishing. This event has been generously funded by the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Project Fund at NUI Galway. All are welcome! Registration To attend…

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Naming the Traces: (Re)Constructing an Irish-Canadian Family Narrative of Emigration, Place-Making, and Return

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

Irish Studies’ Seminar Series-Spring 2021 – School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, in association with the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. On what narrative, mnemonic, and spatial scaffolding is an intergenerational family story built? How, as writers and historians, can we access the family memories that inform these stories, and reconstruct the past, despite the gaps and silences that are present in the narrative? This research-creation dissertation project addresses these questions through the medium of an intergenerational family memoir. The narrative reconstructs…

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J. M. Synge and Performance Traditions

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online,

Panel discussion and launch of Hélène Lecossois's Performance, Modernity and the Plays of J. M. Synge (Cambridge, 2020). Panellists Alice Maher (Artist) Adrian Paterson (NUI Galway) Shaun Richards (Staffordshire University) Registration To attend, please register via: https://nuigalway-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XxVRKRs7S7O6w5R7jgyGUQ Session Recordings Video Recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HyPNQ7R6ok Audio Recording

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June 2021

W.J.T. Mitchell: Present Tense 2020 – On the Iconology of Time

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

In an anachronistic gathering of images of time from ancient and modern sources, the lecture attempts to replace the ontology of time with an iconology that may provide some useful tools for keeping our bearings in the midst of our epoch. Respondents Jeannine Kraft (Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio, USA), Nessa Cronin (Irish Studies, NUI Galway) Registration Register for this Zoom Webinar via https://tinyurl.com/uha5fd. The session will also be broadcast live on the Moore Institute's Facebook Page. About the…

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W.J.T. Mitchell: Art, Community, and Resistance

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

This lecture will survey the role of activist artistic practices in a number of different sites, including demonstrations, murals, exhibitions, archives, and educational facilities. » Scat/Rap Counterpoint Respondents Timothy Stott (Trinity College Dublin), El Putnam (Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway) Registration Register for this Zoom Webinar via https://tinyurl.com/3zr7jfhk. The session will also be broadcast live on the Moore Institute's Facebook Page. About the Series Convenor: Paolo Bartoloni (Italian, NUI Galway) Organising Committee: Paolo Bartoloni, Dan Carey, Nessa Cronin,…

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CAMPS: 8th International Conference on the Science of Computus in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, 17-19 June 2021

June 17 - June 19
Online,

8th International Conference on the Science of Computus in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Galway 17-19 June 2021 Since 2006, the Moore Institute of the National University of Ireland in Galway has hosted, under the direction of Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, a biannual conference on the science of computus in the Middle Ages. Computus – the mathematics required to calculate the date of Easter, and related topics – straddles the fields of mathematics and astronomy, biblical interpretation and cosmology, empirical astronomical observation,…

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