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Event: 4th Glenstal Abbey History Conference, Limerick

Fourth Glenstal Abbey History Conference,
Glenstal Abbey,
Co. Limerick
30th June – 2nd July Continue reading

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Event: Book Launch, Religion & Politics

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION

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Four Courts Press and

the Department of History, Maynooth University,

cordially invite you to the launch of

Religion and Politics

in Urban Ireland, c.1500–c.1750
Essays in Honour of Colm Lennon

 

Salvador Ryan & Clodagh Tait, editors

7 p.m. on Friday 25 November 2016

Atrium of the John Paul II Library,

South Campus, Maynooth University,

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

The book will be launched by
Dr Art Cosgrove, Professor Emeritus of Modern Irish History, UCD

RSVP (acceptance only) Four Courts Press | info@fourcourtspress.ie

To learn more about this book, visit the Four Courts Press website at

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/religion-and-politics-in-urban-ireland-c-1500c-1750/

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News: Greek and Latin Summer School, UCC, June-Aug 2017

8-WEEK INTENSIVE GREEK AND LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND

19 June – 10 August 2017

For the 18th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive
8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well.
The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.

The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is €1900.

For further information and an application form see our website:
http://www.ucc.ie/en/classics/summerschool/
or contact the Director of the Summer School: Mrs.Vicky Janssens, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, tel.: +353 21 4903618/2359, fax: +353 21 4903277, email: v.janssens@ucc.ie

 

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Event: Rediscovering the Vikings, UCC, Nov 2016

Rediscovering the Vikings: Reception, Recovery, Engagement
University College Cork
25 – 26 November 2016 Continue reading

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Event: UCD & Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures, May – June 2016

UCD and the Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures, begin on 11th May 2016. These annual talks bring together actors and academics to discuss how, why and where Shakespeare matters in Ireland, and in the “shared language” and cultural memory President Michael D. Higgins celebrated on his 2014 visit to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon.

This year, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, our venues include the National Library of Ireland, the Pearse Museum and the Abbey, with speakers from UCD, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, King’s College, London, and the University of St Andrews, as well as the UCD Ad Astra Scholars and leading Irish actors.

Supported by the UCD College of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Speakers Series Funding


11th May, 7pm, Pearse Museum:Prof. Andrew Murphy (University of St Andrews), ‘Shakespeare and Irish Radicalism: The Road to 1916’

With Owen Roe (King Lear at the Abbey (2013))


12th May, 5pm, Abbey Theatre (Peacock):Prof. Gordon McMullan (King’s College, London), ‘Remembering and Forgetting Shakespeare in 1916’


27th May, 4pm, Abbey Theatre (Peacock): Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe), ‘Gesture on the Shakespearean Stage’

With Marty Rea (Richard II in DruidShakespeare 2015; Iago in Othello at the Abbey, 2016)


9th June, National Library, 7pm: Prof. Margaret Kelleher (UCD) and Prof. Danielle Clarke (UCD): ‘An “Irish Mode”? The Literary Writings and Legacy of Thomas MacDonagh.’ A conversation between Prof. Kelleher and Prof. Clarke of UCD School of English, Drama and Film

With the UCD Ad Astra Drama Scholars


All events are free. Tickets must be pre-booked at www.ucd.ie/alumni/events (for 11th May and 9th June events) or at the Abbey www.abbeytheatre.ie (for 12th and 27th May events).

 

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2016 UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures

The UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures aims to sustain an ongoing conversation about Shakespeare in Ireland – in performance, in books, in history.

Remembering and forgetting Shakespeare in 1916.

This talk addresses what it means to remember Shakespeare in 2016, and reflects on the forgetting that is also required: forgetting not only aspects of Shakespeare’s life, work and legacy, but also that of certain of his contemporaries, notably those who died in the same year (Cervantes, Beaumont) or whose significant publication (the Jonson folio) has been overshadowed in subsequent centuries by Shakespeare’s cultural dominance.

With Prof. Gordon McMullan (King’s College, London)

For further details please see the following link:
http://centenaries.ucd.ie/?post_type=events&p=2198

 

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CFP: Monastic Journeys from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Vienna, November 17–19, 2016

The conference on “Monastic Journeys from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Religious Aspirations, Political Goals and Economic Concerns” welcomes contributions on Eastern and Western monasticisms. It will focus on monks travelling over long distances, despite the monastic rule of stabilitas loci.

Monastic journeys reveal the broad social functions of the monks in late antique and medieval societies. They show in what ways monasticism was regularly used to meet political needs. One may also consider the sacred geography and the holy places of power linked by those movements. Practical issues such as logistics, financing and distant accommodation may be addressed, as well as the role of monks in interreligious dialogue. The geographic frame is the wider Mediterranean and continental Europe. The period under consideration extends from the 4th to the 15th century.

Communications are expected to last 20 minutes. They will be presented preferably in English, but German and French are also accepted. 

Please send your title and a brief summary by 30 April 2016 to the following address: programme-moines@ifao.egnet.net

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