Category Archives: EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

2020 Conference: Hearing and Auditory Perception, TCD 24-25 April


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Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick; Seminar Series, 2019-20


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by | 23/09/2019 · 09:26

Events: Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick, autumn seminars & lectures


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by | 20/09/2018 · 19:59

Event: Writing Lives in Europe, 1500-1700, UCD, 6-8 September 2018


A conference to be held at University College Dublin 6-8 September 2018 (supported by the College of Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Institute, UCD)


Thursday 6th September 2018, Humanities Institute, UCD

9-9.30                Registration and coffee

9.30-11              Plenary I: Prof Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), Reading The Life Between the Lines: Nashe, Spenser and Others

11-11.30            Coffee

11.30-12.30       Panel 1: The Religious Self

Richard Kirwan (UL) “Trouble Every Day: Experiences of Religious Exile in the Writings of Jacob Reihing”

John McCafferty (UCD)  ‘”O Felix Columba Caeli/ O Happy Dove of Heaven”: a manuscript life shredded by early modern print’

12.30-1.30         Lunch

1.30–3       Panel 2: Unmooring life-writing: method, memory, and genre

Chair: Prof Kate Chedgzoy (Newcastle)

Ramona Wray (QUB), “Reading Life-Writing in the Cary/Tanfield Record”

Elspeth Graham (Liverpool John Moores) “’Lovely Lathom’, the Earls of Derby, and reading the Stanley family encomia”

Kate Hodgkin (U of East London), “Memory, melancholy and the languages of loss in 17th century life writing”

3-3.30          Tea

3.30-4.30     Panel 3: – Life writing and religion

Ann-Maria Walsh (UCD) “Mary (née Boyle) Rich, Countess of Warwick (1624-1678): Writing and Experimenting – A Spiritual Life”

Mark Empey (NUIG) “Life writer and Life writing: the parallel worlds of Sir James Ware”

5        Wine reception – Common Room, Newman Building, UCD

Friday 7th September 2018, K114, Newman Building, UCD

9.30-11             Plenary II: Prof Kate Chedgzoy (Newcastle), Writing Children’s Lives

11-11.30           Coffee

11.30-12.30      Panel 4 – Women in the 17th Century

Carol Baxter (independent scholar) “’Serving God rather than my father’: religious life writing as a rejection of the patriarchal family”

Naomi McAreavey (UCD) – The Countess of Ormonde’s Letters (title tbc)

12.30-2      Lunch (exhibition and archive visit)

2-3      Panel 5 – Travel and formation of the self

Maria Luis Dominguez-Guerrero (Seville) “Rhetoric of the Conquest: Narrations from Castilian Explorers”

Eva Holmberg (Helsinki)  “Visual Self-Description in Seventeenth-Century British Travel Accounts”

4-6   Walking tour of Renaissance Dublin (AM Walsh), followed by pub visit and conference dinner, at Le Pichet, Trinity Street, Dublin 2*

Saturday 8th September 2018, K114, Newman Building

9.30-11              Plenary III: Prof Alan Stewart (Columbia), Writing Lives under Duress

11-11.15            Coffee

11.15-12.45       Panel 6 – Alternative Forms

Nelson Marques (Miami) “War and Self: Soldier’s Petitions in Seventeenth-Century Portugal”

Emma Claussen (Oxford) “Forms of living in Descartes’s Les passions de l’âme

Danielle Clarke (UCD) “Irish women’s recipe books as life writing: form, process, method”

12.45-1.15      Lunch

1.15-2.15       Panel 7 – Life writing and emotion

Liz Oakley-Brown (Lancaster), “Writing Emotional Lives: Thomas Churchyard’s Passionate History”

Raluca Duna (Bucharest) “Writing the self with images, painting identity with texts”

2.15-2.45    Roundtable and close

* Dinner is €40 per head. Wine will be supplied!

Conference information:

  • The conference is free to attend, but for catering purposes we would appreciate it if you could sign up using this link:
  • All sessions will take place on the UCD campus, details of which you can access here:
  • UCD is on many direct bus routes from the city centre (39/39a, 46a, etc); the Aircoach (stops outside T1 and T2 at Dublin airport) also stops outside. Full details are here
  • There are numerous accommodation options nearby, or on direct transport links: the Mespil hotel, Leeson Bridge B&B, Shanahans on the Green, Radisson Blu, St Helen’s – Air BnB will also have a wide range of differently priced options.

If you have any questions, please email us at We look forward to meeting you in September!

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Event: ‘On the Ten-Stringed Psaltery’: Musical instruments as symbols in the Middle Ages, NUIG, 24 May




Musical instruments as symbols in the Middle Ages

Thursday 24 May, 10am–4pm

The Bridge, Hardiman Research Building (NUI, Galway)


Musical instruments abound in medieval iconography and literature, so much so that modern craftsmen were able to build replicas of medieval instruments working from images and texts. But did medieval artists and writers always intend to depict or describe real instruments?  In this colloquium, five speakers will explore a number of medieval iconographic and textual case-studies where musical instruments are not treated at all, or not only, as real objects, but rather as symbols and allegories referring to poetic, scholarly or religious notions…

Speakers:  Jacopo Bisagni (NUI, Galway); Ann Buckley (Trinity College, Dublin); Isabelle Marchesin (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris); Michael Shields (NUI, Galway); Olivier Szerwiniack (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens).

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Assistant Professor in Shakespeare, Qatar University

Closing date: Open until filled

Assistant Professor in Shakespeare,
Department of English Literature and Linguistics,
Qatar University.

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Event: 8-Week Greek & Latin Summer School, UCC

8-Week Intensive Greek and Latin Summer School,
University College Cork,
June 18-August 19 2018.

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