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March 2020

POSTPONED – Feminist Storytelling Network, NUI Galway: Staging the Incarcerated Female Body: Records and Representations

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mick Lally Theatre, Druid, Ireland

TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE   Sponsored by: NUI Galway College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Research Support Scheme, Drama and Theatre Studies, Gender ARC Registration: Tickets (free) available on Eventbrite. For queries, please email Dr Miriam Haughton: ‘miriam.haughton@nuigalway.ie’. For information on upcoming or past FSN events, please check the website and social media: feministstorytelling.ie, @feministstories Overview This symposium considers official records and cultural representations regarding women’s experience in modern Ireland and Northern Ireland. In recent…

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POSTPONED – School of Political Science & Sociology Seminar Series: Deliberative mini-publics in the democratic system

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 333, Aras Moyola,

by Jane Suiter (Dublin City University) Democracy is more than deliberation and deliberative mini-publics  do not make a democracy. Yet mini-publics are proliferating not just in Ireland but in Scotland, Belgium, France and elsewhere. This paper uses the example of the Irish Constitutional Convention and Citizens’ Assembly to ask  how mini-publics  can  be located within a broader democratic system and  looks at (potential) linkages of mini-publics with other democratic practices and actors such as voting, referendums, parliaments, political parties, social…

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EDEN Peer Review Workshop

March 19 @ 3:00 pm

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce the Spring 2020 EDEN Peer Review workshop, to be held on Thursday, 19th of March, 15.00 (venue tbc). This is an excellent chance to get feedback on works in progress in any form and at any stage of development. Whether it is a chapter draft, a journal article or a conference paper, take the opportunity to run your writing by a warm and supportive audience of your peers! The deadline for writing submissions will be Friday,…

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POSTPONED – School of Political Science & Sociology Seminar Series: ‘Conflicting political obligations: A response to philosophical anarchism’

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 333, Aras Moyola,

by Allyn Fives (Power, Conflict and Ideologies) This paper addresses two key aspects of A. John Simmons’s philosophical anarchism. First, as a value pluralist, he maintains that obligations are not conclusive reasons for action, whereas overridden obligations are nonetheless genuine obligations. As a result, we can be faced with genuine moral conflicts concerning our political obligations. Second, according to his anarchist position on the grounds of political obligation, citizens have obligations only when they have voluntarily entered into cooperative arrangements…

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POSTPONED – CAMPS: The Scandinavian Diaspora in Ireland and Britain, 790-1200

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building,

by Russell Ó Riagáin More info to follow ...

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April 2020

History Research Seminar Series: Count Strzelecki: a Pole and a British Subject by Dr. Pawel Hamera

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar Room GO10, Ground Floor, Hardiman Research Building,

In Association with the Polish Embassy in Ireland As part of symposium to launch the exhibition, “Paul Strzelecki: A Forgotten Irish Hero of the Great Irish Famine” on view in foyer of Hardiman Research Building.

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POSTPONED – Workshop: Working with images in Python for research

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building, Ireland

This workshop demonstrates the use of Python to work with images. The focus is images used in research. Two concepts of 1) data visualisation and 2) image processing using APIs are explored and demonstrated. The workshop will provide demonstration data and image sets to work with during the workshop. You can also bring your own data or images to explore. Data visualisation will focus on using Matplotlib, Pandas, and Seaborn. While image processing will the Microsoft Vision API. The workshop…

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School of Political Science & Sociology Seminar Series: ‘Humanitarian aid in a hostile environment: Medecins Sans Frontieres and Oxfam in the post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian crisis’

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 333, Aras Moyola,

by Maria Cullen (History, NUIG)

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School of Political Science & Sociology Seminar Series: ‘Ireland after Brexit’

April 23 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Room 333, Aras Moyola,

by Kate Hayward (Queen's, Belfast)

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Covid-19 Response webinar – ‘Data, Ethics and the Covid-19 Crisis’

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Update: A video recording of this session is now available. The second seminar in our Covid-19 Response series, this session will explore questions of surveillance and social benefit in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, including data gathering and contact tracing apps, and the advantages, risks, and ethical challenges. Panelists Mathieu d'Aquin (Director of Insight and the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway) Heike Felzmann (Philosophy, NUI Galway) Rob Kitchin (Geography, Maynooth University) Karlin Lillington (Irish Times) Linnet Taylor (Law,…

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