Ómós Áite: Space/Place Research Group was established in 2009 to promote the interdisciplinary study of issues relating to the social, cultural and political production of space and place in modern society. Work conducted in the group critically examines how personal and national identities, cultures and communities ground themselves and construct their sense of place in a world that is becoming increasingly globalised and is sometime perceived as being ’placeless’. While such spatialised concerns are wide-ranging and demand a critical engagement across a variety of discourses, the focus of much research underway with members is with the significance and role of place in Irish culture and society.Bridie kathleen Dancing

Ómós Áite meets on a monthly basis at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway, to discuss theoretical readings and practice-based issues relating to questions of space. The research group seeks to forge further thematic connections across key disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with a particular emphasis on both foundational texts and current work underway in Cultural Geography, Irish Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Critical Theory, Philosophy, Performance Studies, and Visual Art and Design.

If you would be interested in joining the research group or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Dr Nessa Cronin or Dr Tim Collins