Moore Institute Workshop 2011-12:Writing on the Edges of Empire: MA Graduate Workshop

Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
30th November, 2011 @ 09:00:00

Description of Workshop

An MA Research Methods workshop will take place in the Moore Institute on Wednesday 30th November with students from the NUIG MA in Culture and Colonialism and the UL MA in English. The workshop will strengthen the ties between NUIG and the University of Limerick, both at graduate and research level, since it is also in connection with the Gender ARC, as well as the associated research cluster "InterSects: Women and Nation 1880-1920" The workshop will consist of panels in which speakers from NUIG, UL and UCD reflect on their research, highlighting research processes as much as content; a discussion of IRCHSS funding and Ph.D. possibilities to which current Ph.D. candidates will contribute; and a group workshop for the MA students. The aim of the workshop is to deepen graduate students' understanding of the nature and possibilities of academic research and to help students formulate ideas for their dissertations. An important aspect of the workshop will be the particular challenges which archival, textual and contextual research present to researchers working on marginalised, non-conventional and/or geographically distant source material, as well as the challenges posed by interdisciplinary research models. Participants will include Professor Margaret Harper (UL); Dr Tina O'Toole (UL), Dr Anne Mulhall (UCD), Professor Sean Ryder (NUIG), Dr Muireann O'Cinneide (NUIG) and Professor Tadhg Foley (NUIG, Emeritus).