Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Congratulations to Mark Scannell who was presented with the Military Heritage of Ireland Trust annual essay prize by Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (retd.) at Collins Barracks Dublin on 29 May 2018. Mark is completing a Ph.D in history under the supervision of Dr Pádraig Lenihan on Irish Catholic officers in the British army 1840-1912. 

Friday, 15 June 2018

Congratulations to  Mike McCormack, Director of  BA with Creative Writing in the Department of English, who has won the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award (formerly the IMPAC). This is an illustrious further recognition of his novel Solar Bones which has previously won a series of awards and plaudits. For the International Dublin Literary Award ‘Books are nominated by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world – making the Award unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated on the basis of “high literary merit” as determined by the nominating library.’   https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/mike-mccormack-a-lot-of-people-had-faith-to-stick-by-me-in-the-difficult-years-1.3529080 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/13/mike-mccormack-wins-100000-international-dublin-literary-award-with-one-sentence-novel

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Hunger, History and Memory The Great Famines of Ireland and Finland Compared                                                              ‌ Exhibition Launch and Symposium Speakers: Cormac Ó Grada (UCD) Breandán Mac Suibhne (Centenary University) Lindsay Janssen (UCD) Andrew Newby (Aarhus University) Chair: Anne Karhio (NUIG) Thursday 21 June 2018, 1:30 pm – 4.30 pm G011 Moore Institute, NUIG ALL WELCOME More details see www.mooreinstitute.ie or email roisin.healy@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway PhD Research Symposium 2018 Huston Main Room Tuesday 29th May 12.30               Martin Jones, ‘Genres, Paratexts and Small National Cinemas’ 13.00               Trine Riel, Tracing Nietzsche: How to make philosophy visible? 13.30               Lunch 14.30               Temmuz Gúrbúz, ‘The Possible Intersection of Queer Methodologies and Punk Productions’ 15.00               Ben Gwalchmai, 'Electrified Phenomenology? Bridging network cultures to the dominant approach to digital texts' 15.30               Dr Barry Monahan, "Hands, Cinema and Lenny Abrahamson's Garage" Wednesday 30th May 10.00               Noel Hendrick, ‘Leviathan (2013): A Phenomenology of dread’ 10.30               Cormac McGarry, ‘Playing with the Picture Plane: Examining theContributions of Depth and Perspective to Comics’ Reading/Watching Dialectic’ 11.00               Mairead Casey, ‘“Where is Regan?”: Reframing Demonic Possession in The Exorcist (2016) Television Serial’ 11.30               Dan Dwyer, ‘‘Feel the build-up, feel connected’. Mediated sport and the Irish audience in Britain’  

Friday, 25 May 2018

The Annual International Graduate Conference in Philosophy, NUI, Galway took place on 25th April 2018 in the River Room at the Moore Institute. ‌ The event was organised by the Student Philosophy Society and graduate students on the MA in Philosophy (Values and Knowledge programme) with Dr. Tsarina Doyle and PhD students in Philosophy and the Keynote speaker was Professor Andrew Haas (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow) .  Twelve keynote peer-reviewed talks were given by graduate students from NUI, Galway, St. Andrew's University, Oxford University, Università di Verona / Durham University, L’Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, University of Warwick and University College Dublin. The event was followed by the launch of Tsarina Doyle's book, Nietzsche's Metaphysics of the Will to Power: The Possibility of Value (Cambridge University Press, 2018):   https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/nietzsches-metaphysics-of-the-will-to-power/00456388778CD14380989DB824093872#fndtn-information

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

  RURAL IRELAND:  IDEALS AND REALITIES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ‌   Programme information available here.  

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The Cambridge History of Ireland Launched by President Higgins NUI Galway academics contribute to a landmark survey of Irish history in the newly launched book ‘The Cambridge History of Ireland’ from circa 600 to the present day   Tuesday May 15 2018: President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins officially launched the book, The Cambridge History of Ireland in Dublin Castle recently. Written by a team of more than 100 leading historians from around the world, it includes contributions from Drs Sarah-Anne Buckley, Caitriona Clear and Pádraig Lenihan, and retired professors Nicholas Canny and Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh from the Department of History at NUI Galway, and from Dr Lesa Ní Mhunghaile from Roinn na Gaeilge. The general editor, Professor Thomas Bartlett, retired from Aberdeen, lectured in UCG/NUIG History department from 1976 to 1995. The work benefits from a strong political narrative framework, and includes essays that address the full range of social, economic, religious, linguistic, military, cultural, artistic and gender history. The arrangement of the volumes challenges traditional chronological boundaries in a manner that offers new perspectives and insights. Additional information available at this link:  Cambridge HoIre

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

  Professor Enrico Dal Lago has been interviewed on his new book Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy (Cambridge University Press, 2018) in “The Author’s Corner”, an academic U.S.-based blog that publishes written interviews with all the authors of important recent works on American History. Link to the interview: Professor Enrico Dal Lago has been interviewed by the History channel of the Italian national TV (RAI Storia) on the American Civil War and slave emancipation, the subject of his latest book. Interview available here : Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625 written by Dr Victoria Brownlee was published this month by Oxford University Press. ‌‌   O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance staff member, Dr Miriam Haughtons'  monograph Staging Trauma: Bodies in Shadow (Palgrave 2018) recently came into print. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137536624 

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