Monday, 26 September 2022

Tuesday 27 September 12 noon, The Bridge Room (TH1001), The Moore Institute, The Hardiman Building, University of Galway This lecture will examine the relationship between sport and film internationally, with a particular focus on the American experience. It will draw on the extensive research undertaken by Dr. Seán Crosson (author of Sport and Film (Routledge, 2013))  on the subject, and will chart the history of sport cinema, analysing the important role the genre has played in the United States above all in popularising and affirming a key ideology in American life: the American Dream. SpeakerDr. Seán Crosson, Senior Lecturer in Film in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Leader of the Sport & Exercise Research Group within the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, and Co-Director of the BA Performance and Screen Studies programme.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Graduates John Patrick McHugh (BA with Creative Writing) and Alice Kinsella (MA Writing) have both received Arts Council Next Generation Awards.  Congratulations on winning these prestigious awards. Arts Council Next Generation Award Recipients  The movie of Camille de Angelis's novel 'Bones and All' debuted at the Venice International Film Festival in September.  Camille is a graduate of our MA Writing programme.  Congratulations! Bones and All debut    

Monday, 6 September 2021

In the first lecture of this year's Sport & Exercise Research Group seminar series, Dr. Seán Crosson will chart the history of sport cinema internationally and examine the important role the genre has played in the United States in popularising and affirming a key ideology in American life, the American Dream. Dr. Seán Crosson is Senior Lecturer in Film in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Leader of the Sport & Exercise Research Group within the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, and Co-Director of the MA Sports Journalism and Communication programme. His main research interest is the representation of sport in film, the subject of his monographs, Sport and Film (Routledge, 2013) and Gaelic Games on Film: From silent films to Hollywood hurling, horror and the emergence of Irish cinema (Cork University Press, 2019).

Monday, 19 April 2021

NUI Galway’s Moore Institute has joined forces with 12 other institutions across Europe for a research project that aims to aid new approaches to the study of literature in the digital age. Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA) is a four-year partnership to build a shared resource of high-quality data, tools and knowledge needed for literary studies using artificial intelligence and other computational methods. The project is being supported with €5 million funding from the European Commission. Dr Justin Tonra, Lecturer in English at NUI Galway, whose work in the project will focus on bridging the gap between computational and traditional literary studies, said: “When studying literature we often focus on a small number of books by a small number of authors. With the aid of computers, we can ‘read’ literature at a scale that opens windows onto topics like gender, language and colonialism, and how they are represented in our shared and varied European cultural heritage.” The overall aim of CLS INFRA is to open up the best data mining resources Europe has to offer in the growing field of Computational Literary Studies, which enables a big-data approach to the study of culture. For instance, it can help scholars to detect patterns which show what literary genres were prevalent at certain times; if and how gender manifests in the language of writers; whether the movement of literary style can be mapped across time and space. The CLS INFRA project will identify and map the specific requirements of researchers who wish to study literature using technology and AI. Partners in the 13 institutions will bring together existing resources as well as develop new tools, services and literary collections. A further aim of the project is to open up Computational Literary Studies to more researchers and enable investigation into Europe’s multi-lingual and interconnected literary heritage and cultural diversity. Support services and training will be provided to researchers who are new to the use of computers and AI for literary study. Scholars from under-represented regions and languages, as well as independent and citizen scholars, will also be supported. Dr Maciej Eder, Director of the Institute of Polish Language at the Polish Academy of Sciences and Principal Investigator of CLS INFRA, said: “This is a very exciting project which promises to make great advances in how we use computers to study literature. “One of the great challenges to Computational Literary Studies is that the landscape of digital literary sources is very fragmented, as scholars and readers struggle to find texts that are made accessible and reusable in standardised ways. CLS INFRA will address this deficit in a way that will allow the field to flourish.” Dr Tonra added: “The partnership of 13 European institutes will also foster systematic and meaningful cooperation across national borders and linguistic boundaries, as well as disciplines of study. “Human beings are storytellers. Nowhere do we see the expression of human ambitions, values, norms and desires more clearly than in the collected literary works that have been created over centuries of human creativity. “The emergence of information and communications technologies has given us an unprecedented opportunity to share, compare and understand this legacy across national borders and linguistic boundaries.”

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Graduate of our MA Creative Writing Programme, Alice Kinsella has won the inaugural All Ireland Scholarships Alumni Creative Writing Competition.  Congratulations Alice! https://www.writing.ie/news/alice-kinsellas-window-wins-the-inaugural-all-ireland-scholarships-alumni-creative-writing-competition/?fbclid=IwAR2QwRnJQ_r3PTQsV80WddJRfI8VcvA0Iee7KN7uK9-a-_YR8T6seXm3vB4

Monday, 8 March 2021

English PhD Student Liz Quirke has published an article, interviewing poet Victoria Kennefick in the 'poet-on-poet' series.https://booksirelandmagazine.com/poet-on-poet-liz-quirke-and-victoria-kennefick-on-eat-or-we-both-starve/

Monday, 22 February 2021

Today, 22 February 3.30pm, Baboro will hold a follow on conversation about diversity in the performing arts for young audiences sector that will allow for direct audience participation.  This is a follow on from a conversation that took place in autumn 2020, chaired by Dr Charlotte McIvor with international participants.     You'd be very welcome and see full information below following the link:    https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/diversifying-the-performing-arts-for-young-audiences-tickets-141700356581   You are invited to join us to continue the conversation which began at an industry discussion during Baboró festival in October 2020.

Monday, 22 February 2021

You are cordially invited to the launch of “Start Here,” an 8-week social media campaign presented by NUI Galway’s Active* Consent, USI and Galway Rape Crisis Centre (GRCC).  This campaign empowers college students and staff with basic information to respond to disclosures of sexual violence and harassment.  1 March 202111AMOnlineRSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/active-consent-usi-and-grcc-launch-of-start-here-social-media-campaign-tickets-142128328657 Featuring speakers including: NUI Galway President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaighRepresentatives from Active* Consent, USI and GRCC Join us to celebrate the launch of this partnership initiative and learn how to get involved and amplify our “Start Here” message individually and at your institution. We welcome all learning, working and leading in the higher education sector and our colleagues in the NGO, sexual violence and rape crisis sectors to join and get involved in “Start Here”!  About “Start Here”: This campaign builds on NUI Galway’s Active* Consent and USI’s 2020 Sexual Experiences Survey data by offering concrete tools and support directly to students and staff in partnership with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. “Start Here” offers:  Basic dos and don’ts of receiving a disclosure Key information on what support services exist and how to access them nationally Real-time research statistics on college student’s experiences of sexual misconduct Opportunity for individuals to take Active* Consent’s self-guided 45-minute eLearning module, Sexual Violence and Harassment:  Opportunity to access online student-tailored disclosure training by Galway Rape Crisis Centre Ongoing interactive content diving deeper into all this information in detail through quizzes, stories and other forms of direct engagement To learn more about Active* Consent, USI and GRCC’s work in this area, visit: www.nuigalway.ie/activeconsent https://usi.iehttps://www.galwayrcc.org For more information about the “Start Here” Campaign or how to work directly with Active* Consent, email activeconsent@nuigalway.ie.    

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Cultural ConvergenceThe Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928-1960Edited by Ondrej Pilny, Ruud van den Beuken, Ian R. Walsh Speakers: Ian R. Walsh, Charlotte Purkis, Erin Grogan, Ruud Van den Beuken, Yvonne Ivory, Elaine Sisson, Ondrej Pilny 17.00-18.00 (Irish Time) January 29, 2021.  This launch is part of Gate Theatre Research Network (GTRN) Conference 2021:  Theatre Languages / Languages of the Stage: Marginality, Culture and Performance in Contemporary Europe Register free to the conference for further details and links.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtrn-2021-theatre-languages-languages-of-the-stage-tickets-132282708141  This book is Open Access so you can read it for free: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-57562-5

Monday, 25 January 2021

Elaine Feeney (Creative Writing) has been longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize for her novel As You Were.   The prize is open to all works of literature written in English and published in the UK. All genres and all forms of literature are eligible, except work written primarily for children. https://www.writing.ie/news/elaine-feeney-longlisted-for-the-rathbones-folio-prize/

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January Online Conference: Theatre Languages / Languages of the Stage: Marginality, Culture and Performance in Contemporary Europe: Gate Theatre Research Network (GTRN) Conference  Hosted by Drama and Theatre Studies, NUI Galway, Ireland  Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtrn-2021-theatre-languages-languages-of-the-stage-tickets-132282708141 The conference was originally scheduled for June 2020, but has been postponed to January 2021 as a result of the COVID19 pandemic.  The GTRN aims to contextualise the history and impact of Ireland’s Gate Theatre by exploring how theatre speaks differently to audiences within and across diverse cultures in contemporary Europe. Upon its foundation, the Gate Theatre saw itself as Ireland’s second national theatre: it fulfilled its national remit by staging European plays, by touring Irish work to mainland Europe, and by integrating European performance practices into the Irish tradition. It therefore can be seen as an exemplary case study of how theatre can speak to both the national and the international, to unity and diversity, to the mainstream and the marginal, especially in European contexts. This conference will directly address the history of the Gate and will focus on other theatres in order to draw out potential comparative aspects from across Europe, perhaps with a view to developing collaborative research projects in the future.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

HE WAS Ireland’s first literary celebrity; he moved in exciting political and artistic circles; he was a best selling writer; a political satirist; a biographer, and above all a celebrated lyricist, admired by Hector Berlioz. Full article in Galway Advertiser

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Thursday November 05th 4pm This online panel discussion will review the outcome of the US election, the major issues that have faced the electorate in 2020, the campaign, and ways forward for the country. The event is a collaboration between the Moore Institute and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University.  Panellists Prof. Eileen Gillooly (Director, Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University) Prof. Stephanie McCurry (Professor of History, Columbia University) Dr. Charlotte McIvor (Senior Lecturer in Drama, NUI Galway) Prof. Josef Sorett (Professor of Religion and African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University) Chair: Prof. Daniel Carey (Director of the Moore Institute, NUI Galway) To attend, please sign up via: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/86841991293?pwd=eFU0SFhTME9GTHBTbkJxSktxQ00xdz09  

Friday, 30 October 2020

Towards Efficacy and Beyond:  Understanding the Impact of the Active* Consent Programme’s The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College NOVEMBER 10TH  1 - 2PM:  Dr Charlotte McIvor (Drama, Theatre and Performance) Click on this link on the day to gain access to this talk: Meeting ID: 919 9076 5725Passcode: 515225Please mute your microphone on entering the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there. Abstract:This presentation engages the Active Consent programme team’s inaugural Irish national university theatre tour of their original play, The Kinds of Sex You Might Have in College, co-created with college students and in development since 2014.  The Active Consent Programme works with young people to shine light on grey areas regarding sexual consent and provide practical skills through interactive workshops, engagement with multimedia materials, and ongoing research into sexual attitudes and behaviours across Ireland. The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College turns the Active Consent Programme’s core messages into a live theatrical event aimed at college-age audiences and toured throughout Ireland in 2019-2020.  It is a play about what you want, how you want it, if you want it and what happens when you don’t. Performed by an energetic ensemble of actors who play multiple roles, this theatrical performance brings audiences through a range of sketches that dramatize sexual scenarios and viewpoints that individuals may encounter during college life. Tackling experiences from across all genders, all relationships and all sexualities (or as many of them as we could fit into one hour), The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College combines humour, satire and drama to share diverse experiences.  The Active Consent Programme’s use of live theatre as one of project’s key interventions tests the efficacy of performance in expanding and changing audiences’ sexual attitudes and reported behaviour.  This presentation will reflect on the learning and data collated from the 2019-2020, drawing on audience feedback forms and the acting company and creative team’s experiences on the road.  Can a single artistic intervention exert enough force to contribute meaningfully to cultural attitude changes around consent, sexual assault and rape across all genders, all sexualities and all relationship?  What analytical tools do we need to develop to answer that question, or are we missing the point?  

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Thursday November 19th, 4pm Zoom; register to attend at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K9QVeuSYTIOH2SkE3kWfAA. NUI Galway’s Moore Institute will host a webinar on Sport, Film and National Culture on Thursday, 19 November, at 4pm to mark the launch of a major new volume on this theme edited by Dr Seán Crosson of the University’s Huston School of Film & Digital Media and leader of the Sport and Exercise Research Group in the Moore Institute. Sport and film have historically been key components of national cultures and societies. The Irish experience is particularly instructive in this respect, evident in the close and enduring association between Gaelic games and Irish identity, and its popular depiction in cinema. As we approach the centenary of Bloody Sunday, Irish cinema has provided one of the most memorable and unsettling depictions – in Neil Jordan’sMichael Collins(1996) – of the horrific events of that day when British forces fired upon players and supporters at a Gaelic football match. This webinar will provide a global focus on this topic, examining the critical role film has played in affirming the relationship between sport and national cultures internationally. Covering films of all types, from Hollywood blockbusters to regional documentaries and newsreels, Dr Crosson’s new book Sport, Film and National Culture considers how filmic depictions of sport have configured and informed a wide range of distinctive national cultures, societies and identities. Featuring case studies from eleven national contexts across six continents – including North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania – it reveals the common and contrasting approaches that have emerged within sport cinema in differing national contexts. The webinar brings together a broad range of contributors to this book, who are leading authorities on sport and film, to explore the intersection of these prominent cultural forces internationally. Chaired by Dr Crosson, contributors to the webinar will include: Dr Michael W. Thomas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ethiopian Screen Worlds, University of London Dr Grant Wiedenfeld, Assistant Professor of Media and Culture in the Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University Dr Manuel Garin, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Dr Stephen Glynn, Associate Research Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester Dr Jesse Schlotterbeck, Associate Professor of Cinema at Denison University, Granville, Ohio Dr Ellen Wright, Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Television History, De Montfort University, Leicester Dr Francesco Buscemi, Lecturer in History of Radio and TV, Catholic University of Milan Pauline Peixoto Iglesias Vargas, PhD candidate in Physical Education, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. Dr Gina Daddario, Lin Rong San Professor of Communication at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Attendance The session will take place on Zoom; register to attend at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K9QVeuSYTIOH2SkE3kWfAA. The session will also be streamed live on the Moore Institute’s Facebook page. Further information is available at: https://mooreinstitute.ie/event/sport-film-and-national-culture/

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Calculated Care in Post-War British Women’s Writing

Dr Emily Ridge  ‌‌

Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 977 1468 9471
Passcode: 596077
Please mute your microphone on entering the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate the first talk in this new series.


The post-war works of Daphne DuMaurier, Muriel Spark, and Elizabeth Taylor are replete with representations of the strategic manipulation of domestic care and kindness. Midge, in DuMaurier’s ‘The Apple Tree’ (1952), looks after her husband so punctiliously that her attention takes the form of a ‘long-term reproach’ for an earlier indiscretion on his part. Mrs Pettigrew, in Spark’s Momento Mori (1959), uses her position as carer to exercise absolute domination over her charges to the point of blackmail. In Elizabeth Taylor’s The Soul of Kindness (1964), the benevolent intrusions of Flora into the lives of those around her are shown to disguise an inherent narcissism. In all cases, care is used, whether consciously or not, to manage and control interpersonal relationships. This paper will suggest that such domesticated representations also offer a response to a more widespread process of institutionalising and commodifying care, both as discourse and practice, in the years immediately following the Second World War. I will argue that these women writers variously and subtly document, in their post-war works, a transition period that sees the establishment of what Nikolas Rose has described as a ‘new rationale of government’, one directed towards the subjectivity and ‘soul’ of the citizen. Their works articulate a problematics of care in ways that complicate later feminist approaches, such as Carol Gilligan’s pioneering work on relationality in the 1980s, raising questions not only about the efficacy of care as a moral framework but equally its capacity as a strategic mechanism of governance.

Location: Zoom Meeting https://nuigalway-ie.zoom.us/j/97714689471?pwd=Qk9hWUR6WjRFa2o5OW9mUDg4LzN3Zz09 Meeting ID: 977 1468 9471 Passcode: 596077     
Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Dr Fiona Bateman writes about Ireland and Racism.  "Here in Ireland  the issue of racism is also being discussed. A large part of the debate has centred on the treatment of asylum seekers in Direct Provision centres, but we have also seen an outpouring of stories of personal experiences from Black and mixed-race people of all ages, indicating that Ireland is not immune to racism."

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

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

Monday, 29 June 2020

Dr Andrew O'Baoill (English) will be moderating an online panel, run by the UNESCO Chair on Community Media at the University of Hyderabad, this Friday 03rd July, with colleague Salvatore Scifo. The topic of the Global Dialogue is: Community media in the post-pandemic world: Beyond the noise in the UK and Ireland.   People can join the discussion on Facebook:   fb.me/UNESCOChairOnCommunityMedia   or on Zoom: meeting ID 916 7694 0270

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Professor Dan Carey (Moore Institute) writes - "Institutions and not just attitudes need to be challenged for there to be meaningful reform".Read full article in the Irish Times.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

The advent of the Covid-19 crisis has brought unprecedented challenges to all areas of social, cultural, and economic life. As one of the most popular cultural practices, sport has been particularly impacted with the cancellation since mid-March of most sporting events in countries across the world. Sport has nonetheless continued to occupy an important place in people’s lives and in the contemporary media landscape. This webinar brings together a range of speakers engaging with sport from a variety of perspectives, including sports history, sports governance and policy, sports practitioners and representative organisations, sport and the media, and gender and sport, to consider the impact of the pandemic on sport in Ireland and internationally. Participants Professor Paul Rouse, UCD, one of the leading experts on the history of Irish sport Dr Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport, and All-Ireland winning player and All-Star with Cork in camogie and Gaelic football Dr Niamh Kitching, Mary Immaculate College, whose work focuses on gender equality and sport, including female athletes and coaches Dr Marcus Free, Mary Immaculate College, who specialises on media and sport Dr Borja García, Loughborough University, an authority on sports policy and governance and member of the European Commission’s expert group on sport policy The webinar will be chaired by Dr Seán Crosson of the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at NUI Galway, and leader of the Sport and Exercise Research Group in the Moore Institute Registration You can register to join via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V16dtmjsRZqClBp51kVmzQ. The session will also be broadcast live on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/mooreinstitute/live. About the series This webinar is part of a series developed through the Moore Institute’s COVID-19 Response Group. Video and audio recordings of the previous sessions are available on the group’s webpage.

Monday, 15 June 2020

Isolation in the work of James Joyce and Wole Soyinka 12 noon Bloomsday  Tuesday 16 June 2020  – via Zoom While imprisoned for political activities, Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian author and future Nobel Prize winner for Literature, turned to the writings of James Joyce. Soyinka’s poem ‘Ulysses: Notes from here to my Joyce class’ (from The Shuttle in the Crypt, 1972) considers time, space, and the self in isolation. Starting with this poem, our speakers consider the notion of isolation through the poetry and prose of both Joyce and Soyinka, followed by moderated discussion. with Aduke Gomez: ModeratorAduke Gomez is a writer, event organiser, and the founder of Yxora Resources. Her recent book, Lost And Found In Lagos, was a featured book at the 2019 Lagos Book and Art Festival. Currently she is Chairman of the Art4Life Steering Committee of the Lagos State Ministry of Health. Adrian Paterson: SpeakerAdrian Paterson is Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Galway with an interest in modernism and Irish literature. Co-editor of the forthcoming The Edinburgh Companion to Yeats and the Arts, some of his writings on Joyce are included in The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered, ed. Marc C. Conner (Florida 2015). Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún: SpeakerKọ́lá Túbọ̀sún is a Nigerian writer and linguist. His debut collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart was published 2018 and he is currently a Chevening Research Fellow at the British Library in London. He is currently editing an anthology of poems about lockdown. 12 noon Bloomsday Tuesday 16 June 2020 via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89068332483 Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Zoom is a publicly traded company headquartered in San Jose, CA. us02web.zoom.us  Event organized by the Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria.

Monday, 15 June 2020

George Floyd's death led to a remarkable wave of protests, but will this moment succeed in transforming America?  Professor Dan Carey writes an opnion piece for RTE Brainstorm.

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Wednesday 3 June @ 4pm   The current public health restrictions implemented in many regions around the world, such as social distancing, have led to increased reliance on digital technologies. Creative work is no exception. In this panel, artistic practitioners and scholars discuss how the current crisis informs engagement with digital technology along with the possibilities and limitations of creative practice that arise at this time.   Participants: Dr. Leonie Bradbury (Emerson College) Prof. Noel Fitzpatrick (TU Dublin/Gradcam) Dr. Conor McGarrigle (TU Dublin) Dr. Máiréad Ní Chróinín (NUI Galway) Chair: Dr EL Putnam (NUI Galway)   To register, please use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85711327188?pwd=TTJleUFFVkdNcms2eGpKeTdDSDZXdz09

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 www.nuigalway.ie/opendays #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: http://research.ie/what-we-do/loveirishresearch/blog/irish-research-council-announces-100-new-awards-to-support-research-collaboration-and-dissemination/  

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1DerSFs3QHOZUN_432Rgyg. 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, https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q2fOTnv6QiKzLBAV6aLqfA

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: https://zoom.us/j/91276031179?pwd=MFNqY2NuSDdtTWZKVksvRTBNRXN4Zz09Password: 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. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/free-is-insulting-theatre-awards-winners-vent-on-funding-proposals-1.4221213

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: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z-4DLWT-S3-olgr0SoKfrA

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 marielouise.coolahan@nuigalway.ie.

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).   

Monday, 27 May 2019

The application process for the Galway Doctoral Scholarship Scheme has opened on our website today. The Scholarships are valued at €16,250 per annum, comprised of fees of €5,250 and a stipend of €11,000. The timelines for the application process are as follow:     Tuesday 21th May 2019 Open for Applications Monday 10th June 2019 Closing Date for Applications. Friday 21st June 2019 Submission of Applications to Schools for Assessment. Monday 8th July 2019 Completion of Assessment Process by Schools. Monday 22nd July 2019 First Round Offers. Details of the application process are available at the following link: http://www.nuigalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/arts-social-sciences-and-celtic-studies/phd-research-degrees/scholarships/index.html  Details in relation to the Active Consent Programme Scholarship are also available on this page and the details of the application process for the following Scholarships will be made available over the next few days: The Galway 2020 Scholarship. The DAH Scholarship.

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