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NEWS: Óenach, Reviews & Dr Clare Downham

FMRSI coordinators, Ann Buckley, Carry Griffin and Emer Purcell, are delighted to welcome Dr Clare Downham who has joined Ann Buckley as Assistant Editor of Óenach:Reviews.

A graduate of St Andrews and Cambridge universities, Clare is Reader in Irish Studies at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. Her publications have focused on Viking Age history and contact across the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages. Her most recent book Medieval Ireland AD400–1500 was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.

Óenach: FMRSI Reviews is an online series specifically for reviews.

Please see link here for issues: https://oenach.wordpress.com/reviews/

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CFP: “Outlaws, Ballads and Bandits in Popular Tradition,” NUI

A Conference on “Outlaws, Ballads and Bandits in Popular Tradition” in conjunction with the Annual Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology/Tionól Béaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta in Éirinn. Continue reading

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EVENT: The Viking Mounds at Jelling, UCD

The Viking mounds at Jelling and ancient Irish kingship

Charles Doherty

11.00 am Wednesday 10 April 2019

Theatre 1, Newman basement, UCD

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News: UCD Ad Astra Fellowships

Please note that applications are welcome in the following areas: Digital cultures; drama; film/screen culture; creative writing/creativity; global/world lit; environmental humanities; medical humanities; medieval studies; YA/children’s lit. Applications are made in the way described below, but candidates are welcome to contact Dr Niamh Pattwell with informal queries.

Applications are invited for a temporary fixed term post of an Ad Astra Fellow within University College Dublin. UCD is a research-intensive global university with purpose, drive and ambition. To contribute to the achievement of our mission and vision, we wish to hire additional faculty who share our ambition and our values: excellence, creativity, collegiality, engagement, integrity and diversity.

UCD consists of the College’s of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Engineering and Architecture, Science, Health and Agricultural Sciences and Business.

UCD has developed a new Central Pool Academic Appointments initiative that is aligned with the University Strategy key objectives:

  1. Increase the quality, quantity and impact of our research, scholarship and innovation.
  2. Provide an educational experience that defines international best practice.
  3. Consolidate and strengthen our disciplines.
  4. Conduct strong interdisciplinary research and education in important areas of national and global need.
  5. Attract and retain an excellent and diverse cohort of students, faculty and staff.
  6. Build our engagement locally, nationally and internationally.
  7.  Develop and strengthen our University community.

The UCD Ad Astra Fellows programme is one part of this initiative. Approximately 65 appointments will be made each year targeting high potential early-stage academics.

Applications are invited across all academic disciplines represented in UCD. Excellence, creativity and the interest and capacity to engage across disciplines are underpinning values.

The UCD Ad Astra Fellows programme is extremely competitive and applicants are expected to have research outputs in the pipeline that will readily transition to research activity within UCD.

For more information on Ad Astra Fellows and how to apply please visit www.ucd.ie/adastrafellows

Salary: €52,848 – €83,090 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date:  17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 22nd April 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV’s submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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EVENT: Dante, Public Lecture Series 2019, UCC

DANTE
Public Lecture Series 2019
UCC

The Department of Italian UCC and CASiLaC (Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures) are pleased to announce the annual series of five public lectures on Dante:

  • Mon January 21 – Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel (Cork) – “Dante’s Commedia: did it all start in Cork?”
  • Mon January 28 – Dr Vittorio Montemaggi (King’s College London) – “Goodness and Darkness: What did Dante actually think of Hell?”
  • Mon February 4 – Dr Federica Coluzzi (University of Manchester) – “A Tale of Two (Victorian) Sisters: Reading Dante with Christina and Maria Francesca Rossetti”
  • Mon February 11 – Dr Rhiannon Daniels (University of Bristol) – “Positioning the Author in Renaissance editions of Dante”
  • Mon February 18 – Dr Alessandro Gentili (Florence) – “Reading John Montague sub specie Dantis

VENUE: All lectures take place in BOOLE LECTURE THEATRE 1

TIME: 7.00pm

ALL WELCOME

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NEWS: NUI AWARDS SCHEME 2019

Post-doctoral Fellowships, Doctoral Funding and Grants for Early Career Academic among awards open for competition as part of the 2019 NUI Awards Scheme

On Monday 21 January 2019 NUI launched its annual competitions for graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral awards and grants.Last year, NUI granted in excess of €1 million worth of awardsto NUI students, graduates and staff, and looks forward to continuing with another successful year of the Scheme in 2019.

Among the Awards on offer in 2019 are:

  1. A Post-Doctoral Fellowshipin Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, worth €80,000
  2. 4 NUI Travelling Studentshipsin the Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, each worth €96,000 to fund doctoral students undertaking travelas part of their PhD programme
  3. An NUI Dr Peter Sutherland Travelling Studentship, worth €96,000 to fund a doctoral student within the broad field of European Studies
  4. NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship and Prize in Educationfor doctoral students in the field of Education
  5. The Irish Historical Research PrizeandNUI Publication Prize in Irish Historyfor publications in the area of Irish history for doctoral students in the field of Education

NUI is particularly delighted to offer the NUI Dr Peter Sutherland Travelling Studentship in European Studiesin 2019, in honour of the late Dr Peter Sutherland SC, in respect of his work in the area of EU student mobility and his wider range of EU-related interests and experience. It will be open to competition to doctoral students in any area of European Studies and is valued at €96,000.


This year’s programme of Awards reflects
NUI’s commitment to supporting and
encouraging academic achievement at all levels
throughout the federal university. It will provide fantastic opportunities for students and graduates
for further study or research, whether
in Ireland or overseas.

Dr Attracta Halpin,
NUI Registrar

 

Full details, application forms and regulations for all of the awards on offer can be found on the 2019 NUI Awards Pageor on social media at #NUIAwards19

Further information contact:
The Registrar,
National University of Ireland,
49 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2, D02 V583.
T:    353 (0)1 4392424
E-mail awards@nui.ie
Twitter: @NUIMerrionSq
#NUIAwards19
Facebook: National University of Ireland

 

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NEWS: NUI Grant Scheme for Early Career Academics (Pilot)

Closing date: 31 January 2019

NUI has launched an exciting range of new grants to support Early Career Academics to engage in international conference or symposium organisation, participation and networking. These grants are valued from €1-5,000 and seek to support ECAs at both the early and the more advanced stages of international conference/symposium organisation and participation. The grants are open to graduates of doctoral status, from any discipline and interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged. The closing date for applications to the scheme is 31 January 2019.

Full details of the scheme including the information sheet, application form and regulations on the post-doc awards page of the NUI website at:http://www.nui.ie/awards/post_doctoral_fellowships.asp#Early_Career_Academics .

Information sheet: NUI Grant Scheme for ECAs.

As it is a new scheme NUI are more than happy to talk through applicants’ proposed events/plans and offer guidance where needed. Contact awards@nui.ie

NUI will launch a full range of awards in January 2019, including a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship in the Sciences, Travelling Studentships for doctoral students in all disciplines and more! Application forms and information will be available on the NUI website from early January at http://www.nui.ie/awards/.

 

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