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UCD Humanities Institute: Achievements and Challenges 2016-2021

Read the full report here.

HI Lunchtime Seminar Series

Tuesday, 26th October 2021, HI Seminar Room (H204) | 1.10-2pm

Professor Marek Tamm | Chair: Prof. Anne Fuchs

Professor of Cultural History, School of Humanities, Tallinn University

"What kind of history do we need at the time of the Anthropocene?"

Please see the full Autumn talk schedule here.

Workshop | Historical Futures: Apprehending the Past and Anticipating the Future

Wednesday, 27th October 2021, HI Seminar Room (H204) | 3-5pm

The UCD Humanities Institute is delighted to invite you to a workshop by Professor Marek Tamm (Tallinn University, Estonia and Visiting Fellow at the UCD Humanities Institute) on his new research project on “historical futures”. The workshop intends to discuss the various ways in which today’s anticipated futures relate to our apprehensions of the past. All participants are welcome to read before the workshop the opening piece of the “Historical Futures” project, available in open access.

To register for the workshop, please email humanities@ucd.ie

Framing Ageing: A Clinical, Cultural and Social Dialogue

Final Conference 2-3 December 2021. Details TBC.

Transnationalising the Humanities (TNH) PhD Network

Next meeting on November 2021 date TBC (on Zoom)
Contact tnhphdnetwork@gmail.com for the Zoom link and for membership info 

Read TNH PhD Network Blog Posts below:

Lauren Cassidy
Fiona Lyons
Mike Norris

Anne Fuchs

Professor Anne Fuchs

Director, Humanities Institute




Resident Scholars

Visiting Fellows

Research Associates

Tel: +353 1 716 4690
Fax: +353 1 716 4691


New Members this month

The HI is delighted to welcome the following new members

Prof. Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Chair, UCD Mary Ball Washington Professorship of American History)

Check out our Podcast series on Soundcloud. With over 200 podcasts there is something for everyone.

Covid-19 Reframing Ageing webinar

NOW LIVE! Those who missed this webinar can catch up now

LATEST NEWS: read our OA Report on COVID19 Reframing Ageing Webinar as well as Ailbhe Smyth Unseen, Unheard, Untouched.

'Our Authors' Podcast Series
Listen to two-minutes podcasts of HI members talking about their latest book

'Resident Postdoc' Podcast Series
Two-minute podcasts by HI Resident Postdocs talking about their recent research

Weekly Zoom Calls for Researchers 
: Tuesdays at 10.00am
Postdocs: Wednesdays at 10.30am
To join email humanities@ucd.ie

Transnationalising the Humanities (TNH) PhD Network We aim to build a community among postgraduate students and to provide academic support. If you are interested in future events and activities, please email tnhphdnetwork@gmail.com with a brief description of your research.

Zoom for Thought 15-minute chat series hosted by Prof. Patricia Maguire, Director, UCD Institute for Discovery.

On 13th July 2021, Prof. Anne Fuchs, HI Director, discussed: “The Humanities of the Future.” Read the summary here. Watch the recording on YouTube.

Antiquity and the Anthropocene: Listen to the new podcast series 'The Sustainable Past'

'What can we learn from the ancient Roman and Greeks to help with environmental sustainability issues today?' Patricia Baker and Giacomo Savani will explore possible answers to this question in a new podcast series with leading scholars who will address the environmental concerns which are of critical importance for ourselves, future generations, and all life on our delicate planet.

The podcast series is funded by the Italian Cultural Institute, London

Interested in hearing about all HI initiatives? Join our mailing list by emailing humanities@ucd.ie

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