College of Arts and Humanities at the 2021 UCD Festival @ home
Posted 20 May 2021
Pictured above l-r: Neil Jordan, Dr Fangzhe Qiu, Prof Emilie Pine, Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Niamh Campbell, Assoc Prof Paul Perry, Dr Julie Morrissy, Prof Diarmaid Ferriter, Jessica Traynor, Ciarán O'Donovan, Rick O’Shea, Áine Gallagher
The College is thrilled to announce the full lineup of Arts and Humanities features for this year’s UCD Festival @home. The virtual programme of talks and performances will stream via the UCD Festival @home website from 27-29 May 2021, with content available on YouTube, Zoom, and Soundcloud. You can also find activities in sport, science and innovation, health and wellbeing, and more.
The Arts and Humanities Festival activities range across conversations, performances, and exhibitions - all available from the comfort of your home - and feature collaborations with UCD Creative Fellows, MoLI, and Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
Register for activities of interest below, and peruse the full lineup on the UCD Festival @home website. See you there!
Live In Conversation
- Niamh Campbell in conversation with Louise Nealon, Louise Kennedy and John Patrick McHugh: UCD’s writer-in-residence Niamh Campbell leads this conversation with new writing talent emerging on the Irish literary scene. Thu 27 May at 1:00 pm
- Michael Collins Then & Now: Associate Professor Jorie Lagerwey, Head of UCD Film Studies, in conversation with UCD Creative Fellow Neil Jordan and UCD Professor of Modern History Diarmaid Ferriter. Thu 27 May at 7:00 pm
- Poetry In The Early Free State: Presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s Poetry Programme Olivia O’Leary in conversation with UCD Creative Fellow Jessica Traynor, Peter Sirr, and Associate Professor Lucy Collins. Thu 27 May at 8:30 pm
- Ciorcal Cómhrá with a Twist: Comedian Áine Gallagher leads this fun, inclusive, bilingual workshop. Sat 29 May at 11:30 am
- More than Cúpla Focal: UCD Educational Technologist Eoin McEvoy in conversation with Comedian Áine Gallagher, Broadcaster & Film maker Ola Majekodunmi, and UCD Lecturer of Celtic Civilisation Fangzhe Qiu. Sat 29 May at 12:30 pm
- The Novel in the Digital Age: Author and Director of UCD Creative Writing Associate Professor Paul Perry in conversation with Sunday Independent Literary Editor Madeleine Keane. Sat 29 May at 1:00 pm
- Celtic Song: Renowned Traditional Singer Irial Ó Ceallaigh joins Clár Ní Bhuachalla, Gaeltacht UCD Director in conversation and song. Sat 29 May at 3:00 pm
- The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices: Join Paul McVeigh, Lisa McInerney and Michael Nolan in conversation. Sat 29 May at 5:00 pm
- Emilie Pine in conversation with Sophie White and Emma Dabiri: Professor Emilie Pine leads this discussion on the explosion of non-fiction writing from Irish women. Sat 29 May at 6:30 pm
- National Folklore Collection: Virtual Drop-In Clinic: National Folklore Collection staff answer all of your questions regarding folklore collecting, along with providing an overview of the Collection and its holdings. Thu-Fri 27-29 May at 11:40 am
Talks & Exhibitions on Demand
- Father of Cyborgs: A discussion of the documentary, which originally aired during the 2021 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
- Past/Present/Pride: Hosted by psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton, MoLI’s Past/Present/Pride features stories from UCD alumna Emma Donoghue, UCD Creative Fellow Colm Tóibín, and former UCD lecturer Mary Dorcey.
- Frederick Douglass in Ireland: Discover more about the life of Frederick Douglass and the role Ireland played in his life.
- Ireland’s Generation X?: Join Professor Barry McCrea in three conversations, with musician Ian Lynch of Lankum, writer Belinda McKeon, and writer Caitriona Lally.
- Celebrating Poetry and Music in the James Joyce Library: Watch a selection of music performances and poetry readings by established and emerging poets.
- UCD Cultural Heritage Collection Highlights: Discover the wonders of UCD Archives, Special Collections, National Folklore Collection and the Digital Library.
- Blúiríní Béaloidis / Folklore Fragments Podcast: A podcast from The National Folklore Collection, and a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics.
- “Certain Individual Women” by Julie Morrissy: A multi-platform poetry project that responds to inherent gender inequality in Irish law and society.
- Wild Mountain Thyme: Choral Scholars of University College Dublin virtual performance.
- UCD Ad Astra Music Scholars: Watch new recordings of Ad Astra music scholars performing individual pieces during lockdown.
- Three Poems for Brigid: MoLI and the Department of Foreign Affairs have collaborated on this series of three short online films, with poems from Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Paula Meehan and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe.
- UCD Gamelan Orchestra – Ladrang Parawisata: A classical Javanese gamelan piece from the UCD Gamelan Orchestra, with flute and vocal parts recorded at home due to Covid restrictions.
- UCD DramSoc: Excerpts and performances of ‘Old Shyte’, ‘Stone Cold Sober’, and ‘The Sleep of Death’.
- UCD Musical Soc: Excerpts and performances of ‘Ordinary Days’ and ‘Falsettos’.
- Tír na nÓg: An excerpt from the new bilingual Irish musical written by UCD Alumni Shauna Carrick, Aidan Byrne & Barry Power.
- GAA in the USA: GAA President Larry McCarthy, Mark Duncan, & Kara Kelly discuss the history of the GAA in the USA. Thu 20 May at 6pm
- Beyond Ireland - Irish on the world stage: A relaxed chat on all the wonderful ways the Irish language extends to the world stage. Wed 26 May at 6pm
- The Future of Theatre: Join UCD graduate Thalia Gonzalez Kane in conversation with theatre historian Dr Paul Halferty and Martha Fitzgerald of Fizz & Chips Theatre Company. Available on-demand
- Ireland and Germany's Cultural Connection and Beyond: Join UCD academic Emmet Oliver, in conversation with the German Ambassador to Ireland HE Deike Potzel. Available on-demand