Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Professor Daniel Carey, Director of the Moore Institute discusses the language used in defining our relationship to the tragic realities of the pandemic.

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Looking forward to participating in NUI Galway's Virtual Open Day today! It is the perfect opportunity to talk us about studying subjects in the School of English and Creative Arts at NUI Galway. EnglishCreative WritingDrama Theatre and PerformanceMusicFilm and Digital MediaFilm StudiesDigital Arts and Technology   Join us live from 12-3pm at #NUIGalwayLive

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Dr Justin Tonra (English) has been awarded a Irish Research Council New Foundations grant for his project Poetry Machines: Technologies of Poetic Composition. New Foundations supports researchers to pursue research, networking and dissemination activities within and between all disciplines. It provides seed funding for small-scale research actions; the development of networks, consortia and workshops; and creative approaches to the communication of scientific concepts or complex societal challenges for a lay audience. Dr Tonra’s awarded was one of thirteen funded under the STEAM strand, which aims to bring science and art, design and the humanities together to work on new ways of communicating scientific concepts and complex societal challenges for a lay audience. Project summary: Poetry has a long and fascinating relationship with technology that bridges the apparent gap between the humanities and sciences. The printing press, the typewriter, and the tape recorder have each offered radical new formal possibilities to poets, while the digital age has yielded computational methods for generating verse that challenge our basic understandings of the creative process. Poetry Machines is a project which will survey the long history of poetry machines, and communicate the neglected story of how the precepts of science, engineering, and mathematics, have been used to make and shape poetry.  Link:  

Friday, 1 May 2020

Monday 04th May - 8 to 9pm Three contemporary Irish authors – Sinéad Gleeson, Mike McCormack, and Mark O’Connell – discuss the challenges, dislocations and opportunities of writing during the Covid-19 crisis. What new questions has the crisis posed and how has it affected their work and lives? Panelists Sinéad Gleeson is an essayist and short story writer. Her debut essay collection, Constellations: Reflections from Life, won Non-Fiction Book of the Year at 2019 Irish Book Awards. Mike McCormack is the author of two collections of short stories Getting it in the Head and Forensic Songs, and three novels Crowe’s Requiem, Notes from a Coma and Solar Bones, winner of the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize and the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. Mark O’Connell is the author of Notes from an Apocalypse, and To Be a Machine, which received the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize and the 2019 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. The session will be chaired by Daniel Carey, Director of the Moore Institute. Attendance To register in advance for this webinar follow this link: As capacity on Zoom is limited, the session will also be broadcast live on the Moore Institute Facebook page.

Monday, 27 April 2020

Thursday 30th April - 4pm The Covid-19 crisis has led to the mass closure of educational institutions and an ensuing scramble to provide schooling at home. Aspects of the education system normally taken for granted have come into relief in the midst of a new sense of precarity. This seminar looks at pressing concerns emerging from current research on education provision, such as the exacerbation of existing educational inequities and the pivot to technology. We also consider longer-term implications and ask whether this could be an opportunity to reimagine education and schooling.  Participants (all NUI Galway):  Dr Manuela Heinz (chair)Dr Cornelia Connolly Dr Tony Hall Dr Ian Munday Dr Clíona Murray For the Zoom link,

Friday, 17 April 2020

Welcome to our second Webinar - Thursday 23 April 4pm   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, Tilburg University)   The seminar 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.   Please click this URL to join: 946660   There is a limit of 100 attendees on Zoom. We will also live stream the event on the Moore Institute Facebook page.  

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Congratulations to Ella producer of Bread not Profits and all involved in this achievement!  The show won the Audience Choice Vote at the awards on Satuday night, 04 April.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Panelists are:  Dr Nessa Cronin, Dr Padraic Moran, Dr John Morrissey, Dr Kevin O'Sullivan You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Apr 2, 2020 04:00 PM Dublin Topic: Moore Institute Covid-19 seminar Register in advance for this webinar:

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Institute of Guidance Counsellors - Saturday 07th March 2020 - O'Donoghue Centre Ian Brathwaite from Romero Games, Sarah Lynch from Rentherunway, Will Collins, Oscar and a Daytime Emmy nominated screenwriter, and Charlotte McIvor, Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, will be participating on the panels. The panel will take place twice on the Saturday; first at 9.00am and repeated at 2.30pm. Tom Felle, Head of Journalism, will chair the panel discussions.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

What impact did women writers make in history? When is a female author (not) a female author? Join us as we explore these questions in a guided tour of the ‘Readers & Reputations’ exhibition, to celebrate International Women’s Day, on Saturday 7 March 2020.The exhibition, sponsored by the Irish Research Council, showcases the work of the RECIRC project on early modern women’s writing, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) – the first literature project in Ireland to be awarded ERC funding. The project’s leader, Prof. Marie-Louise Coolahan, and two researchers, Dr. Felicity Maxwell and Dr. Bronagh McShane, will discuss the ways women gained controversial and exemplary reputations and invite visitors to explore the interactive exhibits.  Tours will meet inside the entrance to the Hardiman Research Building (next to the library), NUI Galway, at 11am and 1pm, Saturday 7 March. For further information, contact

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Readers and Reputations: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700 is a landmark exhibition that showcases the findings of a major research project, ‘RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700’. The project, which is led by Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan, Professor of English at NUI Galway, began in July 2014 and formally concludes in January 2020.   

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Dr Charlotte McIvor and the SMART Consent team at NUI, Galway are getting the message out there that consent should always be ongoing, mutual and freely given (OMFG).   

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Dr Justin Tonra (English) wrote an article on isolation literature for the Irish Times.  

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