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October 2019

Book Club

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Common Room 2nd Floor, Hardiman Research Building

First Meeting will take place October 9th If you are interested in signing up please or looking for more information please email Laoighseach - laoighseach.nichoistealbha@oegaillimh.ie                    

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The Early Modern Poetry Book as an Expressive Form

October 10 @ 11:00 am
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

  Book Launch by Dr. Erin McCarthy (University of Newcastle, Australia) Dr. Erin McCarthy (formerly of the Moore Institute, where she worked as postdoc with the RECIRC project for four years, and currently Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Newcastle, Australia) is returning to give a talk based on her imminent book: Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry and the Reading Public in Early Modern England (Oxford University Press)

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Renaissance Galway Seminar

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

  Seminar on a unique pictorial map of Galway c. 1650 Two copies survive of a remarkable map of the city of Galway, one held by the Hardiman Library and one by TCD. The seminar marks the appearance of Paul Walsh’s study of the map, Renaissance Galway: Delineating the Seventeenth Century City (RIA, 2019). https://www.ria.ie/renaissance-galway-seminar Speakers will discuss important features of the map, including fortifications, language, and cartographic conventions. The map will be on display in Special Collections reading room of…

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Hamish Henderson Centenary

October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

The Department of Music at NUI Galway welcomes Fred Freeman, Professor of Traditional Music at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and former Moore Visiting Fellow who will play tribute to Hamish Henderson with a lecture in this, the centenary of his birth. Thursday, 10th October 2019, THB-G011 Seminar Room, 5.00 pm Drawing song and verse examples from his C D tribute album, Fred considers one of the outstanding figures of the 20th-century: a man who accepted the surrender of Italy…

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EDEN’s Academic Speed Dating

October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

Welcome to all new PhDs and welcome back to those returning! EDEN is back with it's first session of the year. The theme of the evening will be academic networking, with some academic 'speed-dating'. This is a chance to introduce yourself to your fellow NUIG PhD peers. And, as always, drinks and chats to follow at McGinn's—all are welcome!

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CAMPS: Bobbio and the Hiberno-Latin Grammatical Tradition

October 11 @ 12:00 pm
Seminar Room G011 the Hardiman Reserach Building, Ireland

  By Jason O’Rorke as part of CAMPS Seminar Series

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Sport & Exercise Research Group Lecture: Improving Performance: Lessons from Sport

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

  By Professor Eamon O’Shea In this seminar, Professor Eamon O’Shea explores the influences on performance in sport and the structures and strategies that  are important in building successful and sustainable teams. A number of key influences are considered, including: values; vision; teamwork; personality; leadership; confidence; and resilience. He examines the lessons to be learned from sport in building successful teams in business, industry  and  academic environments. Professor O’Shea  draws on a lifetime experience of winning and losing  in sport to…

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Creative Coding Meet-up

October 16 @ 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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How to be Imperial: The Case of the Global Spanish Monarchy

October 16 @ 4:00 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

  By Prof. Felipe Fernandez Armesto (University of Notre Dame) As part  of  NUI Galway History Research Seminar  Series Semester 1, 2019 This week’s History Research Seminar features world-renowned scholar and intellectual Prof. Felipe Fernandez Armesto speaking on the theme, “How to be Imperial: The Case of the Global Spanish Monarchy”. Armesto is William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame and the author of over twenty books, many of which are best-sellers around the world.…

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Italian School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures The Moore Institute :The aesthetics of post-secular “iconoclash”: the “scandal” of religion in Castellucci and Sorrentino

October 16 @ 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010,

By Monica Jansen, Utrecht University With the concepts of “scandal” (Pasolini) and “iconoclash” (Latour) this lecture investigates the tensions between religion and aesthetics created by a post-secular work of art when it enters in collision with the public sphere. For this purpose it compares the iconoclast reactions of the public to Romeo Castellucci’s performance Sul concetto di volto nel figlio di Dio in 2011 with the “contradiction” embodied by pope Pius XIII in Paolo Sorrentino’s succesfull TV-series The Young Pope (2017).…

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