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November 2019

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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Symposium on Hispanic Crime Narrative

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

                                         Including a keynote by Dr Stewart King (Monash, Australia) on ‘Spanish Crime Fiction in and beyond Spanish Studies, this symposium brings together specialists from Ireland who approach ‘Hispanic’ crime fiction from a range of different perspectives: Dr David Conlon (Maynooth) takes a comparative look at Borges and Twin Peaks: The Return; Dr Marieke Krajenbrink (UL) examines the German-authored ‘Barcelona Krimi’; Dr Diana Battaglia (UCD) discusses the work of Cuban Leonardo Padura Fuentes in the context of societal…

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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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Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Modern Irish Poetry by Dr. Rióna Ní Fhrighil

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights,

The triadic relationship between poetry, human rights and literary translation is at the heart of the research project Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Modern Irish Poetry upon which this presentation is based. Cognisant that Percy Bysshe Shelley claimed that “poets were the unacknowledged legislators of the world”, this presentation will critically examine the relationship between poetry, human rights, and activism in an interconnected world. What is the role of the poet in times of great crises? To what extent, if at…

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December 2019

‘“Averred with Solemn Emotion’s Fire”: The Affective Contours of Finnegans Wake’ by Dr. Frances McCormack, NUIG

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Modernist Studies Ireland Works in Progress   To see out this semester’s series of Works in Progress talks, please join us for a fascinating Christmas talk (avec gingerbread & wine) by NUI Galway’s own Frances McCormack. Frances’s paper will shine a light on one of the most critically neglected universals underpinning Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: emotional expression.   Abstract The emotional turn in literature has much to contribute to Wakean scholarship. Joyce himself creates a rich tableau of affect in the work, depicting…

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‘Life and Labor in Hannah Arendt’s Thought’ by Prof. Peg Birmingham (De Paul University)

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Peg Birmingham is a world renowned authority on the work of Hannah Arendt, while her interests also range widely in social and political philosophy, as well as feminist theory. She is the author of Deception, Violence and Law Renewing the Political (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) Hannah Arendt and Human Rights (Indiana University Press, 2006) and co-editor (with Anna Yeatman) of Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights (Bloomsbury, 2014), and co-editor (with Philippe van Haute) of Dissensus Communis: Between Ethics and Politics (Koros 1995).   https://mooreinstitute.ie/research-group/values-identities/  

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EDEN’s Lightning Presentation Session

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

We would like to welcome all current postgraduate students to the final EDEN event of the semester: EDEN's Lightning Presentation Session on Thursday 5th December in the Bridge Room - 1001 HRB. The Lightning Presentations session is a chance for you to showcase your research, practice your presentation skills, and apply the tips and hints from gained throughout the year --all in five minutes! You can present on any aspect of your work in any way you would like--as long…

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Launch of two books edited by Dr. Deirdre Byrnes, German, NUIG

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

You are warmly invited to the launch by Professor Ian Wallace of the volumes German Reunification and the Legacy of GDR Literature and Culture and Perceptions and Perspectives: Exploring Connections between Ireland and the GDR Both volumes were edited by Dr. Deirdre Byrnes (NUI Galway), Dr. Jean E. Conacher (UL) and Dr. Gisela Holfter (UL). The launch will be followed by a reception. Fáilte roimh chách.

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Imagining Ireland’s Pasts: agendas, tensions, and challenges in young Ireland circles by Nicholas Canny, Emeritus Professor of History

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

Hosted by the Retired Staff Association Lecture Series.  All welcome.

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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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