Readings in Material & Cultural History

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

GradCAM and UCD Humanities Institute are pleased to announce this year’s Cultural History Summer School which will take the form of a three day programme of seminars/presentations on close readings from the work of leading historians of culture. Through such readings, it is proposed to introduce graduate students to a range of thematic, stylistic and theoretical approaches to cultural history.

Each author chosen for exploration will be discussed within a three-hour session directed and facilitated by one or more of the participating academics which this year will include: Dr Jaime Jones, UCD School of Music; Dr Judith Devlin, UCD School of History & Archives; Dr Lisa Godson, GradCAM Fellow/ Faculty of Visual Culture, NCAD; Dr Niamh Ann Kelly, DIT; Martin McCabe, GradCAM Fellow/ Media, DIT; Dr Marc Caball, Director UCD Humanities Institute and UCD Graduate School in Arts and Celtic Studies; Dr Mick Wilson, Dean GradCAM/ Fine Art DIT.

The authors whose scholarship and writings form the basis of these close reading sessions are: Peter Burke, Michel Foucault, Carlo Ginzburg, Natalie Davis, and Clifford Geertz. The concluding session will consider the work of Simon Schama, a key figure in the popular consumption of cultural history.

Date: 13 - 15 September 2011

Location: UCD Humanities Institute Seminar Room

Please click here for schedule and bibliography: Readings in Material & Cultural History 

For further information or to reserve a place please contact Dr Marc Caball at