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Research Seminar Series

Dr Philip Finn (Maynooth University)
Labour Powers, Artists with Disabilities, and a New Welfare Imaginary
**Postponed** Monday, 29 January at 3:00pm, Françoise Henry Reading Room (J007), Newman Building

Dr Louise McKeever (Queen’s University Belfast / UCD)
Interdisciplinary Insights: Professional, Cultural, and Social Impacts of Youth Dance
Monday, 19 February at 3:00pm, Françoise Henry Reading Room (J007), Newman Building

Dr Sarah Raine (UCD School of Music)
Improvising Across Boundaries: Developing a co-produced and collaborative methodology for capturing the gendered experiences of improvising musicians in Ireland
Tuesday, 27 February at 4:00pm, J305, Newman Building. Joint seminar with UCD School of Music

Dr Aleksandra Gajowy (UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy)
“Occupy me, take place in me:” Desiring Encounters with Polish Lesbian Archives
Monday, 4 March at 3:00pm, Rosemarie Mulcahy Seminar Room (J004), Newman Building

Past Research Lectures/Seminars

  • Nov 6, 23: Leagues Apart: Acoustics and an Architecture of Diplomacy, Fiona Smyth, UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
  • Oct 16, 23: P. Morton Shand: The Architectural Critic Between British and European Modernism, Alborz Dinat, Postdoctoral Researcher, UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
  • Oct 2, 23: Transcultural Perspectives: Rethinking Yeats and Irish Modernism in a Global Context, Elisabeth Ansel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Department of History of Art and Film Studies
  • Apr 24, 23: Art Automata: Music in the Age of Machine Learning, Dónal Fullam, Assistant Professor in Creative and Cultural Industries, UCD
  • Mar 6, 2023: Diversity and K-pop, Kim-Marie Spence, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
  • Feb 13, 2023: The Stores That Trade in Human Misery: African American Organising Against Liquor Stores in South Central Los Angeles, 1980-1994, George Francis Kelly, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Art History & Cultural Policy, UCD
  • Nov 21, 2022: Built to brew: The nineteenth-century brewery in Ireland, Livia Hurley, Design Fellow, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD
  • Oct 20, 2022: Diversity of Cultural Tastes and Public Funding for the Arts, Michael Rushton, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • Oct 3, 2022: The Australian Art Field: Governance, Institutions, and the Social, Deborah Stevenson, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
  • Feb 7, 2022: Following the data: A methodology for cultural policy research and well-being data, Susan Oman, Sheffield
  • Feb 21, 2022: Queer decolonial Polishness? Polish countryside, folklore, and queer desire in Katarzyna Perlak’s work, Aleksandra Gajowy, UCD
  • Mar 28, 2022: Becoming a change-maker in museums: Reflections on the UK Museums Association’s ‘Transformers’ workforce development initiative, Nuala Morse, Leicester
  • Nov 15, 2021: Richard King's stylistic development as a stained glass artist from 1930-73, Ruth Sheehy, Trinity College Dublin
  • Nov 1, 2021: Antiquity in Gotham: The ancient architecture of New York City, Elizabeth Macaulay, CUNY Graduate Centre
  • Oct 18, 2021: Cultural Management and Policy in Latin America: Current challenges and collaborations, Federico Escribal (National University of the Arts & National University of La Plata) & Raphaela Henze (Heilbronn University)
  • Apr 14, 2021: Giving ‘a fart in its corduroys’: Irish attitudes towards Modern Art, Dr Róisín Kennedy, UCD
  • Mar 31, 2021: Dancing with Borders: A Mixed Methods Experiment in Understanding Artists’ Cross-Border Movement, Dr Victoria Durrer, UCD
  • Feb 24, 2021: Boredom as creative space: Insights from a psychoanalytic study of boredom in organisation, Dr Annette Clancy, UCD
  • Nov 25, 2020: Trending in the Margins: Contemporary Art of Nigeria in the Global Markets, Jonathan Adeyemi, QUB
  • Nov 4, 2020: Wall Mosaics: Cross-Cultural Encounters, and Collective Memory between Byzantium, Persia, and Islam, Dr Sean Leatherbury, UCD Ad Astra Fellow in Art History
  • Oct 21, 2020: A Genteel Life in Trade: The Eighteenth-century Builder in Text and Image, Dr Conor Lucey, UCD
  • Feb 17, 2020: Living on Campus: The Architecture of American College Dormitories in the Twentieth Century, Professor Carla Yanni, Rutgers University
  • Feb 4, 2020: Durability and Disease: Guido Reni’s Paintings on Silk, Dr Aoife Brady, Curator of Italian & Spanish Art, National Gallery of Ireland
  • Nov 28, 2019: Mothers, Lovers and Others: Cults, Icons and Goddesses in Hindu Tantra, Monalisa Behera, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dehli
  • Oct 22, 2019: Curating in Dublin City, Ruairí Ó Cuív, Public Art Officer, Dublin City Arts Office
  • Oct 1, 2029: The Politics of Interior Design: From Viceroy’s House to Rashtrapati Bhavan, Professor Naman P. Ahuja, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Nov 20, 2018: The "Other" Farnsworth House, Jan Frohburg / Social Smoking and French Fancies: the Dublin Art Club, 1886 - 1898, Dr Kathryn Milligan
  • Oct 23, 2018: Drawing Titian's Caesars: A Rediscovered Album by Bernardino Campi, Frances Coulter / Architecture, Its Histories and Their Audiences, Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty
  • Oct 9, 2018: Playful Pantheon: Self-Fashioned Sexual Narratives in Joshua Reynolds’ Mrs. Musters as Hebe and Lady Sarah Bunbury Sacrificing to the Graces, Priscilla Sonnier / Ireland Through the Stereoscope: Ireland in 3D Photography at the Turn of the Century, Assoc. Professor Emily Mark-FitzGerald
  • Nov 21, 2017: Encounter, Collaboration and Negotiation: An Interrogation of Co-creation in Contemporary Irish Collaborative Art Practices, David Teevan
  • Nov 14, 2017: Unpublished Drawings by James Cavanah Murphy (1760-1814) at the Gennadius Library, Athens, Assoc. Professor Lynda Mulvin
  • Oct 24, 2017: Materials and Craftsmanship in Architectural Production, Assoc. Professor Christine Casey, Trinity College Dublin
  • Oct 5, 2017: Dublin’s Bourgeois Homes: Building the Victorian Suburbs, 1850-1901, Dr Susan Galavan, University of Leuven
  • Apr 27, 2017: The Poetry of Vision: The Rosc Art Exhibitions 1967-1988, Dr Peter Shortt
  • Apr 6, 2017: A Body is a Body: The Embodied Politics of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Contemporary Irish Art, Dr Kate Antosik-Parsons
  • Mar 9, 2017: IMMA Collection: Freud Project The National Collection Reflects, Christina Kennedy, Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Feb 23, 2017: The Story of the Art and Design Division of the National Museum of Ireland through its Collections of Decorative Arts, Design and History, Dr Audrey Whitty, National Museum of Ireland
  • Nov 10, 2016: Silver in Georgian Dublin: making, selling, consuming, Dr Alison FitzGerald, NUI Maynooth
  • Oct 20, 2016: The person behind the picture: the Dublin Civic Portrait Collection, Dr Mary Clark, Dublin City Archivist & curator of the Dublin Civic Portrait Collection
  • Sep 29, 2016: Not another book on the Country House!, Dr Patricia McCarthy
  • Apr 20, 2016: ‘The Taking of Christ’ - Advanced research into Caravaggio’s Technique, Simone Mancini, Head of Conservation, National Gallery of Ireland
  • Apr 14, 2016: Art History in India and Its Discontents in Global Times, Professor Parul Dave-Mukherji, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Feb 25, 2016: Modern Revival of Ancient Heritage: Ireland and China, Professor Chen Li, Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Feb 18, 2016: Globalism Before Europe? Arabia and India in the Churches of Medieval Ethiopia, Professor Finbarr Barry Flood, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities, NYU
  • Feb 10, 2016: The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. New approaches of re-reading the medieval pilgrimage church at Finis Terrae, Professor Bernd Nicolai, Universität Bern
  • Nov 19, 2015: Beyond Ulysses: searching for the city in Irish art history, Dr Kathryn Milligan
  • Oct 15, 2015: “The excellent painter...” Research into the life and paintings of the Baroque artist, John Michael Wright (1617-1694), Eivlin Roden
  • Sep 24, 2015: “An ornament to the city” Holy Trinity Church and the Capuchin Order, Patricia Curtin-Kelly
  • Apr 14, 2015: The Greatest Show on Earth: George Scharf & the Art Treasures Exhibition, 1857, Dr Philip Cottrell, UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
  • Mar 3, 2015: Emily Carr - Conflicting Perspectives, Charles Hill, former curator of Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada
  • Feb 10, 2015: Mendelsohn and Libeskind: a Hidden History. Jewish Identity, the Void, Architectural Metaphors and Traces through 20th-century Berlin, Professor Bernd Nicolai, University of Bern
  • Feb 3, 2015: And Then There Were None: Waterwheel Mills and Nostalgia in the Art of Canadian Painter Homer Watson (1855-1936), Professor Brian Foss, UCD Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies
  • Nov 11, 2014: Blazing Saddles: Aelbert Cuyp and the Equestrian Portrait, Dr John Loughman, UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
  • Oct 28, 2014: Encounters with Socrates: Conversational Settings in the ancient Athenian Agora, Dr Samantha Martin-McAuliffe, UCD School of Architecture
  • Oct 21, 2014: Reversing the Route: Counter-Revolutionary Tours and Landscapes of post-1798 Ireland, Dr Finola O’Kane, UCD School of Architecture
  • Oct 14, 2014: A is for Amulet: an A to Z through the Chester Beatty Collections, Fionnuala Croke, Director, Chester Beatty Library
  • May 27, 2014: Sacred and profane in Titian's late mythologies, Dr Tom Nichols, University of Glasgow
  • Apr 22, 2014: Architecture since 1400: Writing a Survey, Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty, UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
  • Apr 8, 2014: COMMEMORATING THE FAMINE: memory & the monument, Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald, UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
  • Feb 11, 2014: Mies van der Rohe's Concert Hall: "...radical and conservative at once", Jan Frohburg, SAUL School of Architecture University of Limerick
  • Nov 12, 2013: Eileen Gray: the Elusive Irish designer and architect, Jennifer Goff, National Museum of Ireland
  • Nov 5, 2013: Painting and Sculpture for Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dr Nicola Figgis & Dr Paula Murphy, UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
  • Oct 9, 2013: Lord Charlemont’s Landscape: alternative views to Classical Marino, Dr. Ruth Musielak
  • Apr 9, 2013: The ceroplastic oeuvres of Daniel Neuberger the Younger and Anna Felicitas Neuberger, Maeve McGrath, University of Regensburg
  • Nov 27, 2012: Death of the Artist: Researching Artists' Monuments & Memorials in Baroque Rome, Corinna Ricasoli, IRCHSS postgraduate scholar
  • Oct 11, 2012: Vermeer and Music: Love and Leisure in the Dutch Golden Age, Dr. Betsy Wieseman, Curator of Dutch Paintings, National Gallery, London
  • Mar 29, 2012: Outside the Canon of High Renaissance Art: Masterpieces by Leone and Pompeo Leoni in Spain, Dr Rosemarie Mulcahy, Adjunct Professor at UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy
  • Feb 16, 2012: Susanna and the Elders: Images of Venice, Dr Audrey Nicholls.
  • Oct 27, 2011: Quantity over Quality: Decorative plasterwork as a commercial enterprise in Georgian Britain & Ireland, Dr Conor Lucey, National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in History (2010/11) 

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