Adventures in Zero G: Knowledge Exchange in Early Medieval Digital Humanities

My current understanding of digital humanities is that it is something like the International Space Station (ISS): ISS constitutes an entirely new environment in which research takes place, and I think the digital medium can potentially be understood as something analogous. On the one hand, ISS is used for experiments on growing plants in space, which you might compare to digital textual analysis—that is, you bring something existing… | Read on »

Boris Johnson, Winston Churchill and the United States of Europe

This article originally appeared on RTÉ Brainstorm Opinion: it’s instructive to look at the various speeches and articles by Johnson’s hero Churchill on Britain’s place in Europe Much has been made of Boris Johnson’s Churchillian self-conception. His rotundity, irreverence and maverick qualities ostensibly qualify him for the comparison. Now that he has ascended to the premiership,… | Read on »

Future Landcapes: Participant Experiences – Attracta Brennan

Future Landscapes was an intensive four-week, full-time workshop created in a collaboration between the Moore Institute and Galway 2020, and run by the School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe. This is the third in a series of posts by NUI Galway-based participants who reflect on their experience with the programme. Dr Attracta Brennan is a Lecturer in Information… | Read on »

Future Landscapes: Participant Experiences – Patrick Collins

Future Landscapes was an intensive four-week, full-time workshop created in a collaboration between the Moore Institute and Galway 2020, and run by the School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe. This is the third in a series of posts by NUI Galway-based participants who reflect on their experience with the programme. Dr Patrick Collins is a Lecturer in Economic… | Read on »

Discovering Mass Paths

  Image: Mass Paths Series, Caitríona Dunnett. http://www.caitrionadunnett.com   Irish Studies’ Visiting Scholar Dr Hilary Bishop from Liverpool John Moores University, who undertook a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Moore Institute last year, has returned to County Galway this summer to record a series of Mass Paths in the parish of Lackagh. As part of… | Read on »

Future Landscapes – Participant Updates: Conn Holohan

Future Landscapes is an intensive four-week, full-time workshop created in conjunction with the School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe and Galway 2020. This is the second in a series of posts by participants who reflect on their experience with the programme.   Conn Holohan is Course Director of the BA in Film & Digital Media and a lecturer in… | Read on »

Future Landscapes – Participant Updates: Jim King

Future Landscapes is an intensive four-week, full-time workshop created in conjunction with the School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe and Galway 2020. This is the first in a series of posts by participants who reflect on their experience with the programme.   Jim King is a PhD student at the CASSCS (College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies) School of Education…. | Read on »

Brexit and the Future of British-Irish Relations: Conference Sessions

Brexit & the Future of British-Irish Relations was a two-day conference during which leaders in academia, public life, and business gathered together to discuss the implications of Brexit on the relationship between Ireland and Britain. Panellists critically considered topics ranging from the European project to politics, populism, trade relations, Northern Ireland and the Belfast Agreement…. | Read on »

Nothing Compares 2U: The Presidential Race of 2011

As the current Irish presidential election winds towards its conclusion, in what The Irish Times has declared a “non-contest”, Michael D. Higgins enjoys a commanding lead. Occasional skirmishes over his limited participation in debates and his expenses in office have done little to enliven a rather predictable campaign, distinguished only by the absurd entry of… | Read on »

Dublin Theatre Festival’s long and winding road

This article originally appeared on RTÉ Brainstorm Opinion: over the last 61 years, the festival has given us valuable ways to think about our past and future, our place in the world and our sense of what we are and might become When the Dublin Theatre Festival opens later this week, it will celebrate its 61st birthday,… | Read on »