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April 2019

Festival de la Francophonie en Irlande-Moroccan Film Screening: Aïda (2015, dir. Driss Mrini)

April 4 @ 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

  The Discipline of French and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in association with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco is pleased to announce a special film screening at NUI Galway as part of this global celebration of the French language. Synopsis Aïda raconte l’histoire d’une juive marocaine, Aïda Cohen, professeur de musique à Paris, dont le corps est dévoré par une tumeur maligne. Convaincue qu’elle est condamnée à mourir, elle décide de rentrer au Maroc pour…

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Moore Institute Visiting Fellow seminar and workshop

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

12.30 – 14.00: Seminar by Moore Institute Visiting Fellow – Dr. Mirko Daniel Garasic                        Why should we regulate the use of cognitive enhancers?: “Let me tell you why I should tell you that I took Ritalin before this talk” Abstract: It is now well documented that the use of cognitive enhancers (CE) is not only increasingly common in Western countries, but also gradually accepted as a normal procedure by the…

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Data Conversations Series – Talking Historical Data with Dr Kieran Fitzpatrick (Moore Institute) and Dr Ali Hasnain (Insight Centre)

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

Open Scholarship heralds radical changes for research of all kinds. These include the mainstreaming of innovative cross-disciplinary data-reuse, an emphasis on transparency and reproducibility, concerns for preservation and long-term usability of data and the rise of new forms of scholarly communication including data publication and the normalisation of open access publishing.  In anticipation of these changes, the library kicks off a series of Data Conversations, informal events where current Data and Data Management issues are discussed. These Conversations are informal…

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The Battle of Jadotville, 1961.

April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

FROM THE PEN OF COMMANDANT PAT QUINLAN, as told by his son, Commandant Leo Quinlan The Battle of Jadotville is the largest military action carried out by the Irish Army against a Foreign Army since the founding of the State. 155 Irish soldiers fought 3500 adversaries and survived.

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RTÉ Brainstorm Media Workshop with Editor, Jim Carroll

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

RTÉ Brainstorm Media Workshop with Editor, Jim Carroll If you're looking to find a wider audience for your research and expertise, this is for you. RTÉ Brainstorm has already proven to be a big success for NUI Galway academics and researchers. Since the project went live in September 2017, over 160 pieces by NUI Galway academics and researchers have been published on the RTÉ Brainstorm website. See link here: https://www.rte.ie/eile/nui-galway/ RTÉ Brainstorm editor Jim Carroll will hold informal workshops on how the site works, what editors like him look for in stories…

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Fantastique Changelings: liminality and narrative technique in Irish Changeling Tales

April 11 @ 2:00 pm
Aras na Gaeilge room 204, NUIG

  Presentation By Moore Visiting Fellow Dr Audrey Robitaillié This talk analyses changeling narratives in Irish folklore, both in English and in Irish, and focuses particularly on the theme of liminality in the Irish changeling tradition. To do so, it centres on folk narratives about humans taken away to the Otherworld by fairies, who leave behind a substitute to replace the stolen person. The liminality of these accounts, expressed through characters and settings, is also studied through its relationship with the…

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Geopolitics and Justice Cluster Seminar

April 11 @ 4:00 pm
B.S. Mac Aodha Seminar Room 113, Discipline of Geography, NUI Galway Ireland

                      ASEAN, disaster discourses and the construction of ‘risk’ Prof. Lorraine Elliott ANU, Canberra, Australia Abstract This paper presents some (early) work in progress that examines how disaster discourses in Southeast Asia constitute a particular version of human (in)security and the human ‘insecure’ through the construction of ideas and assumptions about ‘risk’. It begins with a brief overview of the institutional density and interplay of regional disaster governance in the…

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Brexit and Ireland’s Global Footprint to 2025: Doubling Ireland’s Impact

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Ground Floor, Aula Maxima,

At this symposium the Secretary General of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Niall Burgess and John Concannon, Director General, Global Ireland will discuss Brexit and the Government’s strategy for Global Ireland - Ireland’s Global Footprint to 2025: Doubling Ireland’s Impact. Organised in association with Moore and Whitaker Institutes, this symposium offers a unique opportunity to learn about Brexit and Irish national policy to increase our presence in the world over the next decade. Participants will have a chance…

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“Bridging the care gap: An evaluation of palliative day-care services”.

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

We are delighted that Dr Catherine Anne Field from the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway will deliver the final lunch-time seminar of the series. Palliative day care services provide individual, patient centred and holistic care acting on domains including but not restricted to medical models of care. Day-care is traditionally an under researched area; it can also be difficult to evaluate from the patient perspective. This study adopted a mixed methods approach that used patients and staff input…

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Sport and Society in Global France: Nations, Migrations, Corporations-by Cathal Kilcline

April 17 @ 1:00 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

Introduced by Professor Philip Dine All welcome     This book provides new insights into the evolution of the global sporting spectacle over the last thirty years through an analysis of star athletes, emblematic organisations and key locations in French sport, highlighting how sport has influenced (and been implicated in) debates over nationhood, immigration, commemorative practice, and de-industrialisation. REVIEW ‘This book should become required reading for academics and students of French sports studies wishing to bring themselves up to date…

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