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June 2019

Feminist Economics, Irish Finance, and the Commons

June 17 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

This workshop, led by Conor McCabe, author of Money (Sireacht): Longings for Another Ireland (2018), will look at writers such as Silvia Federici, Maria Mies, Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Nancy Fraser, and Selma James, and the application of their ideas and analysis to an Irish context in terms of combating the new enclosures of financialisation in housing, health, education, transport and energy. It will explore the institutional economic class interests that exist in Ireland, and alternatives to same in the spheres…

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NUIG Classics book launch-Amrae Coluimb Chille: a critical edition by Jacopo Bisagni

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

                      Jacopo Bisagni, Amrae Coluimb Chille: a critical edition, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Early Irish Text Series, vol. I), Dublin 2019. Pp. xvi + 524. €35 https://books.dias.ie/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_41&products_id=398 Amrae Coluimb Chille is a complex and fascinating Old Irish text. A unique tour de force of linguistic inventiveness, the Amrae laments the death of Colum Cille and praises equally his monastic perfection and his intellectual achievements, his asceticism and his pastoral…

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IMA 7th World Congress

June 19 - June 21
Seminar Room G010, G011 and Room 1001 “The Bridge” in the Hardiman Research Institute,

Event Description Introduction The 7th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association will be hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway from Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21, 2019. We encourage submissions in the fields (broadly defined) of microsimulation, agent based modelling and computational methods. Plenary Speakers (Proposed): Herwig Immervoll, OECD Deborah Schofield, Director of GenIMPACT: Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine) at Macquarie University, Sydney Andreas Peichl, Director of @ifo_Institut's Center for Macroeconomics & Surveys, Professor of…

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Methodology Workshop

June 27 @ 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Sibéal Workshop Series & Feminist/Queer Discussion Space NUIG present: Untangling Methodologies: thinking with feminist and queer methods    Keynote Speaker: Professor Kath Browne, Maynooth University  At this workshop we aim to think through concepts that emerge from feminist and queer research methodologies in order to explore ideas of collaging, layering and mixing practices. Through the imagery of following traces or unraveling the thread (Haraway) that offers the potential to capture the multiple meanings of research sites and provide a more nuanced…

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Exhibition- Laval Nugent – Warrior and Art Collector

June 27 @ 3:30 pm - August 23 @ 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…

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July 2019

What do we mean when we say we’re “adding to the scientific literature”?

July 2 @ 2:00 pm
Room AMBE 101, Arts Millenium Building

  Abstract: Every undergrad finds out very fast that one of the most important activities of the faculty is publishing papers. Scientific papers are the coin of the realm in everything from health psychology to high-particle physics. No wonder, considering so much is tied to publication: communicating research results to peers, staking a claim on a discovery or a new approach, building personal or lab prestige, and landing a job or advancing in the tenure track. Supposedly, all the previously…

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”Contemporary Indian Aesthetics: Decolonizing, Comparative and Cosmopolitan Perspectives” by Moore Visiting Fellow Kanchana Mahadevan

July 3 @ 6:00 pm
Tom Duddy Seminar Room, Philosophy Department Morrisroe House
Distillery Road,

  ABSTRACT:   The Kochi Biennale editions since 2012 or India Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019 are ample testimonies to the themes of decolonization, comparative aesthetics and cosmopolitanism in contemporary Indian art practice.  Ananda Coomaraswamy and K.C. Bhattacharyya conceptualized these themes in the early twentieth century.   Their differences notwithstanding, they argued for the necessity of decolonization in situating the Indian art object in a nationalist context,.  However, they also endorsed cosmopolitanism through their critical and comparative re-reading of classical Indian…

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Tiomna Nuadh ar Dtighearna agus ar Slanaightheora Josa Criosd

July 12 @ 3:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

    John Cox, University Librarian, is pleased to invite you to an event to mark the generous donation to the University of the  Tiomna Nuadh ar Dtighearna agus ar Slanaightheora Josa Criosd  By members of the Ó Dálaigh family, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. This was the first translation of the New Testament into Irish and was created for the Church of Ireland by William Daniel (Uilliam Ó Domhnaill), archbishop of Tuam. Historian, Ruairí Ó hAodha, will speak about the background…

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Glitching the Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Malfunction

July 22 @ 12:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

    While the word “glitch” is often still used to connote catastrophic failure, videogamers have come to view glitches opportunistically, as chances to intervene in game texts in ways unforeseen (and often unforeseeable) by their developers. My presentation draws on a variety of game glitches and the alternate modes of textual navigation they enable to demonstrate how the glitch forces us to rethink even such basic concepts as plot, character, temporality, and point of view, ultimately showing how the…

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Posthumanist Ecocriticism Postgraduate Summer School

July 23 - July 24
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

This summer school will investigate methods to communicate complex environmental objects such as climate change, habitation, or the human body as a structurally open spaces inhabited by microscopic life forms in competition or symbiosis with non living objects. In addition, nano processes are being offered as solutions for large-scale geoengineering of the planet for climate mitigation, such as nano-particles to reduce the Earth's albedo, and the use of nano tech in human enhancement discourses. We will engage with the ideological…

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