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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 2022-2023 (Spring)
HI Seminar Room H204  @ 1.10pm


Thursday, 2nd February 2023

Dr Ivar McGrath | Chair: Annie Khabaza

UCD School of History

Jonathan Swift and Ireland in the reign of Queen Anne”


Tuesday, 14th February 2023

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

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

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 Iaccoca | Chair: Evie Filea

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

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

Dr James Little | Chair: Lauren Cassidy

UCD School of English, Drama and Film and HI Resident Scholar

Agents of Memory: Ireland’s Literatures of Coercive Confinement

Tuesday, 20th September 2022

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

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

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

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

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"

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