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October 2019

Creative Coding Meet-up

October 23 @ 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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Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: Lessons Learned

October 23 @ 4:00 pm
Seminar Room G011 the Hardiman Reserach Building, Ireland

By Dr. Pádraig Lenihan (NUI Galway) As  part of NUI Galway History Research Seminar Series Semester 1, 2019-20 Dr. Pádraig Lenihan of the History Department will give a lecture on the experience of writing his most recent book, Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: War and Disease in Ancien Regime Europe, 1648-1789. An expert in military and medical history, Dr. Lenihan is the author of four other books, including The Last Cavalier Richard Talbot (2014) and Consolidating Conquest: Ireland 1603-1730 (2007).  

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Performance and the Archive: Presence, Absence, and Digital Memory

October 24 @ 10:00 am
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

This symposium will address current research, practice and developments in the field of digital theatre historiography, archival curation, and memory and performance studies. The digital interface between the archive of past performance and the present is enabling new encounters between presence and absence, as well as navigating and contesting the recognised documented repertoire. The digital future of the archive presents challenges in terms of documentation of contemporary theatre practice. Processes generated and experienced through virtual and augmented reality, digital video…

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Wisdom after Metaphysics?

October 24 @ 5:00 pm
Hardiman Research Building Room G011, Ireland

By Professor  Markus Wörner Abstract The paper begins with a common-sense approach to the notion of wisdom, drawing on results of Positive Psychology. Wisdom is to be understood as a mode of being in the world based on sapiential competence informed by a general attitude of openness to (practical and theoretical) truth rather than on specialized capacities of an intellectual, moral or religious elite. It is within the competence of Homo sapiens as such. Its acquisition results in a trustworthy and…

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Book Launch: Navigating Ireland’s Theatre Archive:Theory, Practice, Performance

October 24 @ 5:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

  By Barry Houlihan The book will be launched by Catriona Crowe, historian and archivist and former Director of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland. The event will take place here at the Hardiman Building - Moore Institute Seminar Room (G010) 5.30pm. Please feel free to join us for a glass of wine on the evening. All welcome! There is also a symposium taking place for the day in advance of the launch, beginning at 10am: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/performance-and-the-archive-presence-absence-and-digital-memory-tickets-70036299457

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IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship – Information Session

October 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

The Moore Institute will host an information session on the IRC Postdoctoral Scheme, the closing date for which is on November 27, 2019. The session will be chaired by Prof. Daniel Carey, Director of the Moore Institute.  Full details on the scheme can be found here.     Reading Service The Moore Institute will also provide a reading service for applicants for this scheme, the timeline of which is as follows: -  Notice of project title to be sent to mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ie…

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Sport & Exercise Research Group Lecture: Psychology and Performance in Sport

October 29 @ 1:30 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

    By Dr Jane Walsh Seminar topic: Psychology and Performance in Sport: The Key Characteristics and Strategies used by Elite Athletes. In this seminar Dr. Jane Walsh will look at the evidence from Sports Psychology to provide insight into the key characteristics and mental strategies used by top performers in sport. Jane will draw on recent sporting examples to illustrate how characteristics such as mental toughness and emotional stability are key factors in success and provide examples of how strategies such as goal setting and control of effort have…

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Potluck Eastern European and Slavic Poetry Reading Circle

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 1001, the Bridge, Hardiman Research Building,

Slava Raškaj (1877-1906) Waterlily (1899)   Facilitated by Emily Tock, MLIS, MALP, Government of Ireland Post-graduate Scholar PhD student in the Discipline of English As this is a potluck format, attendees are encouraged to bring their own favourite Eastern European and Slavic verse to share in this informal roundtable.    

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Creative Coding Meet-up

October 30 @ 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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Prospecting and bioprospecting on Russia’s cotton frontier: Commodities and empire in tsarist Central Asia

October 30 @ 4:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

  By  Dr. Jennifer Keating (UCD) as part of NUI Galway History Research Seminar Series  Semester 1, 2019-20 Recently appointed to a post at University College Dublin, Jennifer Keating is a historian of imperial Russia specialising in environmental history. She is currently completing a book manuscript that examines the role of environmental change in colonial policy, practice and resistance on Russia’s southern frontier in modern-day Central Asia from 1881 to 1916, via the region's eco-systems, forests, fields, deserts, minerals and water sources.…

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