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HI Lunchtime Seminar Series

The HI Lunchtime Seminars are informal talks designed as a forum to present new/on-going research projects and to invite questions from the audience to create a short discussion. The lunchtime slot is 1.10-2pm in the HI Seminar Room (H204 / Top Floor) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays during the Autumn and Spring Trimesters. The format is a 25-35 minute talk followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A.

 
Lunchtime Seminar Series 2023-2024 (Spring)
HI Seminar Room H204  @ 1.10pm

Wednesday, 31st January 2024
(opens in a new window)Dr Claudia Dellacasa | Chair: Dr Éireann Lorsung
UCD School of English, Drama and Film
"Reading (and Writing) Matters: Vibrant Materialism in Ruth Ozeki”

Thursday, 8th February 2024
Dr Catherine Ann Cullen | Chair: Dr Josh Jewell
UCD School of English, Drama and Film, and HI Resident Scholar
“‘And Faix, My Name is Jamesey Kearney’: Nailing down the life of a 19th Century Dublin singer-songwriter and tinsmith”

Wednesday, 21st February 2024
(opens in a new window)Dr Valeria Taddei | Chair: Dr Matt Prout
UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, and HI Member
"Self-doubling in modernist diaries: the language of irony and the power of the work of art"

Wednesday, 6th March 2024
(opens in a new window)Dr Aleksandra Gajowy | Chair: Dr Gigi Tang
UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy, and HI Member
"The White Lady: Self-mythologisation, epistolary affect, and transhistorical lesbian affinities in Poland"

Wednesday, 27th March 2024
(opens in a new window)Dr Rubén Flores | Chair: Agnese Casellato
UCD School of Sociology and HI Member
"Out of sight, out of mind? Proverbs and the metaphysics of implication"

Wednesday, 10th April 2024
(opens in a new window)Dr Tomas McAuley | Chair: Dr Katie Mishler
UCD School of Music and HI Member
"What is Music and Philosophy?"

Wednesday, 24th April 2024
Dr George Francis-Kelly | Chair: Pooja Sastry
UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy, and HI Resident Scholar
"A Separate But Equal Campus?: Redeveloping a Black College in the Long Civil Rights Movement"

 

AUTUMN TRIMESTER

Tuesday, 19th September 2023
(opens in a new window)Dr Lisa Foran | Chair: Evie Filea
UCD School of Philosophy and HI member
"A Million Welcomes: Derrida, Levinas, and the Dangers of National Identity”

Wednesday, 27th September 2023
(opens in a new window)Dr Alan Maddock | Chair: Dr Chloe Green
UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, and HI member
“How do mindfulness-based practices and psychoeducation improve stress, burnout, mental health, well-being and reflective practice of health and social care professionals”

Wednesday, 11th October 2023 | ***Extra event @ 12.30pm***
Chair: Dr Tim Groenland
Reflections on Chicano Expressive Culture: Examining U.S.-Mexico Border Narratives:
(opens in a new window)Dr Paul Espinosa (award-winning Filmmaker and Producer, is President of Espinosa Productions, a San Diego based film company): "Reflections of a Chicano Filmmaker: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Border"
(opens in a new window)Dr Marta E. Sánchez (Professor Emerita of Arizona State University (2004-2014) and the University of California-San Diego (1977-2004): "How a Mojado, Posing as a Mojado, Writes a Border Crossing Narrative"

Thursday, 26th October 2023
Dr Chloe Green | Chair: Harriet Idle
IRC Postdoctoral Scholar, UCD School of English, Drama & Film and HI Resident Scholar
"Economies of Feeling: Emotional Labour and the Work of Wellness in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers"

Wednesday, 8th November 2023
(opens in a new window)Professor Katrin Sieg | Chair: Dr George Francis-Kelly
Graf Goltz Professor and Director, BMW Center for German and European Studies, University of Georgetown
Remembering German Colonialism at the Museum and Beyond"

Wednesday, 15th November 2023
Dr Jivitesh Vashisht | Chair: Mathieu Bokestael
IRC Postdoctoral Scholar, UCD School of English, Drama & Film and HI Resident Scholar
“Adaptation, Inspiration, and Intention: The Case of Oliver Sacks’s Awakenings(1973) and Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska(1982)”

Wednesday, 29th November 2023
(opens in a new window)Professor Kath Browne | Chair: Caleb O'Connor
UCD School of Geography and HI member
‘It’s only when it landed at my door’: Contesting Changes in the New Socio-Legal Realities in Sexualities, Genders and Abortion”

AUTUMN TRIMESTER

Tuesday, 20th September 2022
(opens in a new window)Dr Christopher Cowley | Chair: Prof. Anne Fuchs
UCD School of Philosophy
“Memory, identity, and working-through the past”

Tuesday, 11th October 2022
Dr Megan Kuster | Chair: Chair: Dr Claudia Dellacasa
Project Manager and Co-I 'Post-extractivist legacies & landscapes' (CHCI-GHI 2023)
“Post-extractivist legacies and landscapes”

Thursday, 20th October 2022
(opens in a new window)Professor Michael Geary | Chair: Prof. Amanda Nettelbeck
Prof. of Modern European History, Department of Historical & Classical Studies, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, and HI Visiting Fellow
"Ireland in the European Union: Navigating Foreign Policy from Membership to Maastricht"

Thursday, 3rd November 2022
(opens in a new window)Professor Amanda Nettelbeck | Chair: Maika Nguyen
Department of History, University of Adelaide, and HI Visiting Fellow
“Memorial culture, colonial violence and the state of reconciliation”

****POSTPONED****Thursday, 17th November 2022
(opens in a new window)Professor Kath Browne | Chair: Dr Vanessa Iacocca
UCD School of Geography
“From Hegemonic to where?: The public spatialities of shifting positionings for those who are concerned about socio-legal changes in sexual and genders”

Thursday, 1st December 2022
(opens in a new window)Dr Sean Williams | Chair: Annie Khabaza
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Flinders University, Adelaide, and HI Visiting Fellow
"Creative Histories: exploring the present through the lens of a speculative past"


SPRING TRIMESTER

Thursday, 2nd February 2023
(opens in a new window)Dr Ivar McGrath | Chair: Annie Khabaza
UCD School of History
“Jonathan Swift and Ireland in the reign of Queen Anne”

Tuesday, 14th February 2023
(opens in a new window)Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty | Chair: Marco Zhang
UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy
“Expanding Agency: Three Women and Modern Architectural Culture in the United States”

Thursday, 23rd February 2023
(opens in a new window)Professor Jane Koustas (Emerita) | Chair: Dr Jivitesh Vashisht
Professor Emerita, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Brock University (Canada) and HI Visiting Fellow
"Theatre, Identity, Nation ? Global Theatre on the Local Stage/Local Theatre on the Global Stage"

Wednesday, 1st March 2023
Anne Khabaza | Chair: Mike Norris
UCD School of English, Drama and Film and HI Resident Scholar
"'Barely English?’: Competing Colonial Epics in Sixteenth Century Ireland”

Wednesday, 29th March 2023
(opens in a new window)Professor Rüdiger Görner | Chair: Prof. Anne Fuchs
Professor of German with Comparative Literature, Queen Mary University of London 
“The Poetics of Loss”

Thursday, 6th April 2023
Dr Vanessa Iacocca | Chair: Evie Filea
IRC Postdoctoral Scholar, UCD School of English, Drama and Film and HI Resident Scholar
“Ossianic Medievalisms: Dialogic Nation-Building and a Tradition of Invention in Britain and Ireland, 1760-1922"

Thursday, 13th April 2023
(opens in a new window)Dr Katherine Calvert | Chair: Dr Kyle Kaplan
IRC Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow, German Studies, UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
“Harnessing Emotion in Activist Writing: Fear, Anger and Hope in German Feminist and Antiracist Essays”

Wednesday, 26th April 2023
(opens in a new window)Dr James Little | Chair: Lauren Cassidy
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellow, UCD School of English, Drama and Film and HI Resident Scholar
“Agents of National Memory: The Jail Writings of Dorothy Macardle”

AUTUMN TRIMESTER

Tuesday, 28th September 2021
Zhengfeng Wang | Chair: Dr Megan Kuster
UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy / HI Resident Doctoral Scholar
“Refrigerated Space in 1930s Shanghai”

Thursday, 14th October 2021
(opens in a new window)Professor Caitríona Ní Dhúill | Chair: Prof. Anne Fuchs
Professor of German, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork
“Ecology as Dialogue: Meeting the Anthropocene with Martin Buber"

Tuesday, 26th October 2021
(opens in a new window)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?"

Wednesday, 10th November 2021
(opens in a new window)Professor Maeve Cooke, MRIA | Chair: Dr Megan Kuster
Head of School, UCD School of Philosophy
"Agency in the Anthropocene: Re-Envisioning Freedom in a Time of Ecological Disaster"

Wednesday, 17th November 2021
(opens in a new window)Dr Yann Calbérac | Chair: Prof. Kath Browne
Lecturer in Geography, University of Reims & HI Visiting Research Fellow
“How to think spatially the spatial turn?” 

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021
Dr Alice Mauger | Chair: Bianca Cataldi
UCD Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, School of History
""The Demon Drink": Literary and First-hand Accounts of Alcohol Addiction in Twentieth-Century Ireland"

Thursday, 9th December 2021
(opens in a new window)Professor Aaron Sheehan-Dean | Chair: Dr Kristina Varade
UCD Mary Ball Washington Chair in American History, Fred C. Frey Professor, History Department, Louisiana State University
“An American Cromwell: Americans’ Uses of the English Civil War and Vice Versa”


SPRING TRIMESTER

Thursday, 27th January 2022
(opens in a new window)Professor Kath Browne | Chair: Prof. Anne Fuchs
UCD School of Geography
"Liveable Lives: Desiring Life LGBTQ People in India and the UK" 

Thursday, 10th February 2022
(opens in a new window)Professor Anne Fogarty | Chair: Bianca Cataldi
UCD School of English Drama & Film
""Feeling catty": Reading Animals in Short Stories by Contemporary Irish Women Writers" 

Thursday, 24th February 2022
(opens in a new window)Dr Patrick Nickleson | Chair: Dr Stephan Ehrig
UCD School of Music /IRC Postdoctoral Fellow
“What do graphic scores hold together?” 

Tuesday, 1st March 2022
(opens in a new window)Prof. Jane Koustas | Chair: Dr Patrick Nickleson
Professor of French, Brock University, Ontario, Canada & HI Visiting Fellow
“Monologue as Agency: Women and the Skin They’re In” 

Thursday, 10th March 2022
(opens in a new window)Dr Adam Kelly | Chair: Jaclyn Allen
UCD School of English, Drama and Film
“Trust the Tale, not the Teller? Art and Propaganda in Contemporary Russia"

Thursday, 24th March 2022
(opens in a new window)Dr Sean O’Brien | Chair: Mike Norris
UCD School of English, Drama and Film / IRC Postdoctoral Fellow
“The Aesthetics of Stagnation: Form and Genre after Growth” 

Tuesday, 29th March 2022
(opens in a new window)Dr Stephanie Kapusta | Chair: Prof. Katherine O'Donnell
Dept. of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax & HI Visiting Fellow
“On Joining the Resistance: Social Tools, Social Norms, and Some Advantages of Nonconformity”

Wednesday, 20th April 2022
(opens in a new window)Professor Stephen Kelly | Chair: Dr Katie Mishler
History, Politics and IR, School of Humanities, Liverpool Hope University & HI Visiting Fellow
““Carry on – just don’t get caught”: Margaret Thatcher and alleged collusion between the British state and Loyalist paramilitaries during the Northern Ireland conflict, 1979-1990”

Tuesday, 26th April 2022
(opens in a new window)Professor Hilary Hinds | Chair: Mike Norris
English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University & HI Visiting Fellow
"Memory and Time in Early Quakerism"

AUTUMN TRIMESTER

Wednesday, 7th October 2020
Mike Norris
UCD School of Classics / HI Resident Doctoral Scholar
"Zeno and the zodiac: a bishop interprets the star signs"
Chair: Dr Scott Hamilton

Tuesday, 20th October 2020
(opens in a new window)Dr Sarah Galletly
ERC Postdoctoral Fellow, SouthHem project, UCD School of English, Drama and Film / HI Resident Postdoctoral Scholar
“Serial Aboriginal Encounters in Colonial Periodical Fiction"
Chair: Dr Scott Hamilton

Wednesday, 4th November 2020
(opens in a new window)Professor Martin Thomas
Professor of History, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences / HI Visiting Fellow
"Frozen in Time with an Antarctic Photographer: How Herbert Ponting remembered the disaster of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole"
Chair: Prof. Anne Fuchs

Wednesday, 25th November 2020
Bianca Cataldi
UCD School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures / HI Resident Doctoral Scholar
“Realism and Testimonial Intent? A Case Study in Italian Industrial Literature"
Chair: Dr Britta Jung

Tuesday, 8th December 2020
(opens in a new window)Dr Kristina Varade
Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY / HI Visiting Fellow
“Where 'Casa dolce casa' meets 'Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin': Irish Italian Literary Crossroads"
Chair: Dr Britta Jung


SPRING TRIMESTER

Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Marty Gilroy
UCD School English, Drama & Film / IRC Postgraduate Scholar
HI Resident Postgraduate Scholar
“Reading the Global City: Crisis, Urban Space and Cognitive Mapping in Tom McCarthy's Satin Island and Ben Lerner's 10:04
Chair: Dr Martin Schauss

Thursday, 25 February 2021
(opens in a new window)Dr Conor Linnie
UCD School English, Drama & Film / IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
HI Resident Postdoctoral Scholar
“The Poetics of Print: Digitising the Irish Private Press Tradition”
Chair: Dr Sarah Galletly

Wednesday, 3 March 2021
(opens in a new window)Dr Martin Schauss
UCD School English, Drama & Film / IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
HI Resident Postdoctoral Scholar
“The Midden of Language: Tracing Ecological Imaginaries in Contemporary Experimental Literatures”
Chair: Dr Megan Kuster

Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Dr Megan Kuster
UCD School of English, Drama & Film / ERC Postdoctoral Fellow, SouthHem Project / HI Resident Postdoctoral Scholar
“Restoring Citation: Labour of lore, Moa bones, and extinction discourses in the nineteenth-century natural history archive”
Chair: Dr Giacomo Savani

Tuesday, 30 March 2021
(opens in a new window)Dr Enrica Maria Ferrara
Teaching Fellow of Italian, Department of Italian, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies TCD
“Virus, Language and Human Exceptionalism: a Posthumanist Approach to the Human-Animal-Machine Divide in Italian Literature”
Chair: Professor Anne Fuchs

Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Dr Katie Mishler
UCD School of English, Drama & Film / IRC Enterprise Partnership Postdoctoral Fellow / HI Resident Postdoctoral Scholar
"'Sometime about the year 1794': Mapping Temporal and Spatial Spectralities in Gothic Dublin Literature”
Chair: Dr Conor Linnie

AUTUMN/SEMESTER 1

Thursday, 19th September 2019
(opens in a new window)Dr Sarah Comyn
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, SouthHem Project/HI Resident Scholar
“Southern Doubles: The Antipodes Writes Back”

Thursday, 3rd October 2019
(opens in a new window)Dr Lai Ma
UCD School of Information and Communication Studies
“Impact in the Humanities – A Workshop” 

Thursday, 24th October 2019
(opens in a new window)Dr Karen Wade
UCD School of English Drama and Film/HI Research Fellow on Contagion, Biopolitics & Cultural Memory project
“Curatr: A Platform for Semantic Analysis and Curation of Historical Literary Texts”
Chair: Dr Sarah Comyn

Tuesday, 5th November 2019
(opens in a new window)Dr Stephan Ehrig
UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy/HI Resident Scholar
“(Im-)Materialised Utopia: Alfred Wellm’s Morisco and the Construction of Halle-Neustadt”
Chair: Dr Britta Jung   

***Talk postponed/New Date: Tuesday, 25th February 2020***
Dr Zosia Kuczyńska
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, UCD School of English Drama and Film /HI Resident Scholar
“Don’t Anticipate the Ending’: A Life’s Work in Progress”

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
Dr Scott Hamilton
UCD School of English, Drama and Film/HI Research Associate
Fear the Walking Dead: The Crisis of Zombie Americana”
Chair: Dr Sarah Galletly


SPRING/SEMESTER 2

Thursday, 30th January 2020
(opens in a new window)Dr Giacomo Savani
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, UCD School of Classics/HI Resident Scholar
“’Mute Histories’: Visuality in Eighteenth-Century Books”
Chair: Dr Megan Kuster

Wednesday, 12th February 2020
(opens in a new window)Professor Carl Bouchard
Département d'histoire, Université de Montréal/UCD School of History & HI Visiting Fellow
“"The Greatest of All Political Problems": A Global Conversation on Peace and World Order after the First World War”
Chair: Professor William Mulligan

Tuesday, 25th February 2020 (re-scheduled from Autumn series)
Dr Zosia Kuczyńska
(with dancer-choreographer Jessie Keenan and performance maker Robbie Blake)
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of English Drama and Film/HI Resident Scholar
“Brian Friel: 'Don’t Anticipate the Ending’”
Chair: Dr Stephan Ehrig

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
(opens in a new window)Professor Jane Koustas
Professor of French, Brock University, Ontario, Canada/HI Visiting Fellow
““Unmanageable”, “Guid” or “Belles”, Tremblay’s Sisters Go to Ballymun”
Chair: Dr Paul Halferty

Tuesday, 10th March 2020
Dr Sophie Corser
Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Researcher, UCD School of English, Drama and Film/HI Resident Scholar
“No such person as Homer!', or, Joyce's Ulysses and the Homeric Question”
Chair: Dr Conor Linnie

Wednesday, 25th March 2020 ***POSTPONED to the autumn series***
(opens in a new window)Dr Sarah Galletly
ERC Postdoctoral Fellow, SouthHem project, UCD School of English, Drama and Film/HI Resident Scholar
“Serial Aboriginal Encounters in Colonial Periodical Fiction”
Chair: Dr Britta Jung

Tuesday, 7th April 2020 ***POSTPONED/New date TBC***
(opens in a new window)Dr Christiane Frey
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (2018-2020), Institut für Deutsche Literatur, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
“Brevity's Time: Scattered Notes and Small Forms in Lichtenberg and Varnhagen”
Chair: Professor Anne Fuchs

Wednesday, 6th May 2020/***POSTPONED to the autumn series***
(opens in a new window)Dr João Paulo Guimarães
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of English Drama and Film/HI Resident Scholar
“The Old Garde: Ageing in Experimental American Poetry” [draft title]
Chair: Dr Scott Hamilton

AUTUMN/SEMESTER 1

Tuesday, 2 October 2018 **TALK CANCELLED**
Dr Dan O’Brien
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of English, Drama and Film & HI Resident Scholar
“"Gorgeous Strangers": Jewish American and Irish Literature”

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 (**4pm**)
Professor Dr Michael Braun
Literature, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Sankt Augustin, Germany
“Inventing the Past: Memory Fictions in Film”

Thursday, 8 November 2018
Professor William Mulligan
UCD School of History & VP for Research, College of Arts and Humanities
“Violent humanitarians: Captain Albert Markham in the South Pacific, 1871”
[or “Violent humanitarians: The Royal Navy and the labour trade in the South Pacific”]
 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018
(opens in a new window)Dr Gunnthorunn Gudmundsdottir
Professor of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland & HI Visiting Fellow
“Transnational Memory Cultures: The Case of Iceland/Ireland”

Thursday, 6 December 2018
Dr Britta Jung
UCD Humanities Institute IRC Scholar
“Mapping the Jewish History in Ireland: Ruth Gilligan’s Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan and the Question of the ‘We’, the ‘Other’, and the ‘Inbetween’”


SPRING/SEMESTER 2

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Dr Coleman Dennehy
HI Research Associate
“Crime, criminals, and the state in early modern Ireland”

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
(opens in a new window)Professor Gregory Betts
2018-19 Craig Dobbin Visiting Professor, UCD Centre for Canadian Studies
“Decolonizing the Garde: Canadian Experimental Authors in the midst of an Indigenous Renaissance”

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Dr Leanne Waters
UCD School of English, Drama and Film & HI Resident Scholar
“Religious Meaning and the Melodramatic Mute: The Figure of the Sand Diviner in Robert Hichens' The Garden of Allah (1904)”

Tuesday, 5 March 2019
(opens in a new window)Dr Silke Horstkotte
Lecturer, German Studies, Universität Leipzig, Germany
“Converting to Islam in contemporary German literature”

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Dr Shonagh Hill

UCD School of English, Drama and Film
“The haunted body and ‘architectures of containment’ in Mary Devenport O’Neill’s ballet-poem Bluebeard

Tuesday, 2 April 2019
(opens in a new window)Dr Erica Wickerson
Research Fellow St John's College, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge
“Objects that gesture, images that speak: time, space, and visual languages in Marjane Satrapi’s 'Persepolis' and Shaun Tan’s 'The Arrival'"

Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Jaclyn Allen
UCD School of English, Drama and Film & HI Resident Scholar
"The Downward-Facing Muse: creative self-constructions in Ruth Pitter and Freda Laughton"

Thursday, 16 May 2019
(opens in a new window)Professor Pádraig Ó Siadhail
Thomas D'Arcy McGee Chair of Irish Studies, St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia & HI Visiting Fellow
“Seán Breanach (1891-1967): Gael, Jew and 'White'. From Ireland's Irish Language Revival to Apartheid-era South Africa”

AUTUMN/SEMESTER 1

Thursday, 14 September 2017 (at 2pm)
(opens in a new window)Professor Hideki Kuwajima
Graduate School of Integrated Arts & Sciences, Hiroshima University
“Lafcadio Hearn’s ‘Celtic Lullaby’ & the Resonance of Irish Aesthetics: From his Essay “By the Japanese Sea””
Chair Professor Mary Gallagher (School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics)
Guest lecture organised by Dr Naonori Kodate (School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
(opens in a new window)Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Anna Bale and Barbara Hillers
The National Folklore Collection and School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
“Dúchas, the National Folklore Collection's online archive: Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research opportunities”

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Professor Hugh Campbell
School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
“Unconscious Places - Thomas Struth and the Architecture of the City”

Thursday, 2 November 2017
Dr Katherine Fama
School of English, Drama and Film
“The Architecture of Singleness: Independent Women in the Modern U.S. City”

Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Professor Anne Fuchs
HI Director & School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
“Slow Photography”

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Professor Anne Fogarty
School of English, Drama and Film
“Gender and Ageing: Reading the Older Woman in Anne Enright's The Green Road

Thursday, 23 November 2017
(opens in a new window)Professor Phoebe Young
Department of History & Interim Director, Center for Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder
“’Bring Tent’: The Occupy Movement, Outdoor Publics, and the History of American Camping"

Thursday, 30 November 2017
Associate Professor Andreas Hess
School of Sociology
“The Liquefaction of Memory: a critique of Zygmunt Bauman's diffusionist social theory”


SPRING/SEMESTER 2

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Associate Professor Federico Luisetti
Associate Professor of Italian Culture and Society, University of St. Gallen and HI Visiting Fellow
“Geopower: Earth Politics and the States of Nature of Late Capitalism”

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Associate Professor Douglas Smith
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
“Naples and Travelling Theory: Walter Benjamin, Asja Lacis and Ernst Bloch” (working title)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Dr Kathryn Milligan
HI resident postdoc scholar
“As though he were gazing from a window': New Research on Walter Osborne's Venetian Paintings”

Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Associate Professor Mary Quinn
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of New Mexico and HI Visiting Fellow
“A Sonnet Against Sight: Mapping the Senses in the Hapsburg Empire”

Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Dr Alison Garden
HI resident postdoc scholar
“The Queer Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement”

SPRING/SEMESTER 2

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Professor Maeve Cooke, MRIA
School of Philosophy
“Pluralism in Politics”

Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty
School Of Art History & Cultural Policy
“Clothing Bauhaus Bodies”

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Professor Mary Gallagher
French and Francophone Studies
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
“Black Lives Mattering: the Story of Lafcadio Hearn and Mattie Foley”

Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Dr Jaime Jones
School of Music
““Feeling like वारकरी...!!!! ”: Digital Pilgrims and Musical Devotion”

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Dr Selena Daly
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
“’To war dancing and singing’: The myths of the Italian Futurists and the First World War”

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Professor Porscha Fermanis
School of English, Drama and Film
“SouthHem: The Cultural Geographies of the Colonial Southern Hemisphere” (ERC project)

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 ***POSTPONED***
Professor Anne Fogarty
School of English, Drama and Film
“Gender and Ageing: Reading the Older Woman in Anne Enright's The Green Road”

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Professor Robert Gerwarth
School of History
“The Vanquished: Europe, 1917-23”

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Dr Emily Mark FitzGerald
School of Art History and Cultural Policy
“Seeing Irish Poverty: technology and visual culture in the long 19th century”

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