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June 2020

Art and Digital Technology in a Time of Crisis – Covid-19 Response webinar

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

Update: Video & audio recordings of this session are now available. The current public health restrictions implemented in many regions around the world, such as social distancing, have led to increased reliance on digital technologies. Creative work is no exception. In this panel, artistic practitioners and scholars discuss how the current crisis informs engagement with digital technology along with the possibilities and limitations of creative practice that arise at this time. Participants Dr. Leonie Bradbury (Emerson College) Prof. Noel Fitzpatrick…

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CASSCS New Professors’ Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor AnnMarie Groarke

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online,

'What Enhances or Hinders Psychological Adjustment to Chronic Illness for women and men?  A programme of research' Prof. AnnMarie Groarke Personal Professor, School of Psychology Professor AnnMarie Groarke will present key results from her programme of research on psychological adjustment in patients with cancer and arthritis. Given individual variability in response to diagnosis and treatment of illness the focus of this research has been to identify factors that enhance or disrupt adaptation.  Specifically, it highlights the importance of stress appraisal and stress…

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Universities and the Covid-19 Crisis: Problems, Prospects and Pathways

June 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Online,

Update: Video & audio recordings of this session are now available Immense challenges face universities as a result of Covid-19, including the move to online education, the financial impact of the crisis, and the implications for internationalisation and recruitment. Universities have also made vital contributions in research and provided repositories of much needed expertise. This panel discussion features four university presidents (representing Bristol, St. Andrews, NUI Galway, and Uppsala) who will discuss their response to the pandemic and assessment of…

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Normal People: A View from the West

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

Update: Video and audio recordings of this session are now available. Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People (2018) and its 12-part TV adaptation this year have generated a remarkable response in Ireland, the UK, the US and beyond. This online discussion considers the book, its representation in the series directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hetti Macdonald, and the cultural phenomenon associated with them. Panellists Keith Duggan (Irish Times) Patrick Lonergan (NUI Galway) Mehar Luthra (NUI Galway) Charlotte McIvor (NUI Galway) Diane Negra (UCD) Adrian Paterson (NUI Galway) Maria Tivnan (NUI…

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Philosophy and the Pandemic: reasoning in unreasonable times

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

Update: Video and audio recordings of this session are now available. As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, fundamental philosophical questions have come into sharp focus. In this panel discussion, faculty members from the discipline of philosophy at NUI Galway will discuss a range of issues related to these times of change and uncertainty, including the role and rhetoric of expertise; “states of exception” and governance; the trust invested in decision-makers; the nature of goodwill in a moment of…

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Sport and Covid-19

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

Update: Audio and video recordings of this session are now available. The advent of the Covid-19 crisis has brought unprecedented challenges to all areas of social, cultural, and economic life. As one of the most popular cultural practices, sport has been particularly impacted with the cancellation since mid-March of most sporting events in countries across the world. Sport has nonetheless continued to occupy an important place in people’s lives and in the contemporary media landscape. This webinar brings together a…

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July 2020

Literature, Narrative, and Covid-19

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online,

This webinar, arising from NUI Galway's participation in the new ENLIGHT consortium of European universities, concentrates on literature and narrative in relation to the current crisis. Daniel Carey will be joined by Marysa Demoor, Ghent University (Belgium), Stephen Donovan (Uppsala University, Sweden), and Raili Marling (University of Tartu, Estonia) to discuss in Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year and The Storm; coverage of epidemics in 19th-century periodicals; and the representation of epidemics as looming but invisible crises in fiction.…

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Language in a health crisis: navigating Covid-19 in a multilingual Ireland

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online,

Update: Video and audio recordings of this session are now available. This webinar addresses key sociolinguistic dimensions of the Covid-19 crisis in Ireland, looking at Irish and immigrant languages. Panellists will explore challenges posed by the crisis for speech and language therapy services and EAL (English as an additional language) provision; the role of the state in providing public health information in languages other than English; and surprising opportunities that have emerged in terms of home language maintenance and language…

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September 2020

Webinar – Imagine Ageing: Irish Culture and Society

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online,

This event is part of the pan-European project Gendering Age: Representations of Masculinities and Ageing in Contemporary European Literatures and Cinemas (2019-2022). It brings together six speakers from a variety of backgrounds to consider issues and themes in the representation of ageing masculinities in an Irish context. It marks the first in a planned series of webinars and events at NUI Galway/Moore Institute that will explore cultural constructions of ageing in film and literature. Participants Prof. Desmond O'Neill (TCD): Ageing & the Humanities…

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Webinar: Áit agus Anam: Remembering Tim and Mairéad Robinson

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online,

Update: Now available to watch online An interdisciplinary, online conversation celebrating the lives and legacies of Tim and Mairéad Robinson, who passed away earlier this year. Join us for our ‘zoom regatta’ where our guest speakers discuss fieldwork and friendships, old and new, and pay homage to the couple’s extraordinary contribution to the region and world of nature writing. Speakers include poet Moya Cannon, cultural geographer Dr Fidelma Mullane and historian and nature writer Dr David Gange. We are especially…

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