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Please check this website and Twitter @UCDHumanities for updates on rescheduled events. Thanks

HI Lunchtime Seminar Series

Many thanks to all speakers who participated this year. The full 2020/21 Series Speaker list is available here.

The series will return in the autumn.

Transnationalising the Humanities (TNH) PhD Network

Next meeting on TBC (on Zoom)
Contact tnhphdnetwork@gmail.com to register and for the Zoom link

'Identities in Flux: Pasts, Presents and Futures of Migrant Communities across Europe' Conference
13-15 May & 21-22 May 2021 (online)
Programme available HERE.

Species of Domestic Spaces: House and Home in Eighteenth-Century Ireland
Convened by Conor Lucey, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD

Friday 18 June 2021

Framing Ageing: A Clinical, Cultural and Social Dialogue

Final Conference 2-3 December 2021. Details TBC.

"Empire and Ecologies: Transimperial, transhistorical and transregional natures from the 17th to the 21st century" conference

Thursday, 1st July and Friday, 2nd July 2021 (online)

Two-day conference organised by Dr Megan Kuster & Dr Sarah Comyn (UCD Humanities Institute, School of English, Drama and Film and ERC SouthHem Project)
Contact empireecologies@gmail.com for more information

Conference website: https://empireecologies.org/

Podcasts will be available soon.

Annual HI PhD Conference (webinar)

Read the full report HERE. Listen to the conference podcast HERE.
'Transnational Humanities: Concept and Praxis'

Latest Blog post: 

"The Impact and Experience of Foreign Languages in the Context of Erasmus+ in all Education Sectors in Ireland" by Dr Britta Jung (IRC Postdoctoral Fellow/HI resident scholar)

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

Dr Hannah Boast, School of English, Drama and Film

Professor Lynda Mulvin, School of Art History and Cultural Policy

Dr Katherine O'Donnell, School of Philosophy

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

Book launch: Róisín Kennedy | Art and the Nation State. The Reception of Modern Art in Ireland (Liverpool University Press, 2021) 7 April 2021

Listen to the podcast HERE.

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