Public Cultures

‘Making Ireland’ Research Theme: 2016 Conference Series
Institutions and Ireland: Public Cultures
Sponsored by Trinity Long Room Hub for Arts and Humanities Research Institute
and the Making Ireland Research Theme

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Trinity Long Room Hub :  Thursday, 27 October 2016

9.15-9.45: Registration and Coffee

9.45: Opening Remarks

10.00-11.30 Panel One: Heritage and Preservation

Chair: Aoife Dempsey (TCD)

Theresa Wray (Independent Scholar): ‘‘Alone with the past’: Private Experience, Public Benefit.’

Sarah Gearty (Royal Irish Academy): ‘The Irish Historic Towns Atlas Project in the Royal Irish Academy.’

Sharon Healy (Irish Military Archives): ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Case Study on the Necessity for a More Rigorous Approach to the Preservation of Online Irish Cultural and Political Heritage.’


11.30-13.00 Panel Two: Irish Poetry and the Institution

Chair: Tom Walker (TCD)

Rosie Lavan (TCD): ‘Seamus Heaney and the Canon Wars.’

James Gallacher (University of Liverpool): ‘Not an Ulsterman’: Northern Voices in Kavanagh’s Weekly

Melony Samantha Bethala (University of York): ‘The Roger Casement Epigraph: An Archival Examination of Medbh McGuckian’s Early Career with Oxford University Press.’

13.00–14.00 LUNCH

14.00-15.30: Panel Three: The Life Cycle of the Irish Literary Tradition / Tréimhse Saoil Litríochta na Gaeilge

Chair: Caitlin Nic Iomhair (TCD)

Christina Cleary (TCD): ‘The Uí Mhaoil Chonaire and Their Role in Preserving Medieval Irish Literature.’

Chantal Kobel (NUI Maynooth): ‘Words, Words and more Words: the Establishment and Development of Ireland’s Lexicographical Tradition.’

Sarah Künzler (TCD): ‘The filid: Men of (Cultural) Memory, or Shapers of Irish History?’

Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh (TCD): ‘Ról an Chumainn Oisín i gCaomhnú agus in Aistriú Chorpas na Fiannaíochta / The Role of the Ossianic Society in the Preservation and Translation of Fenian Literature.’

Nicole Volmering (TCD): ‘The Irish Franciscans: Preserving Irish History and Literature in Louvain.’


15.30-17.00 Panel Four: Economics of Culture

Chair: Gavin Doyle (TCD)

Bridget Troy (DePaul University): ‘The Comparative Advantage of Cultural Congruence: a Study on Irish FDI.’

Patrick Mullen (Northeastern University): ‘Queer Tourism and Public Culture: Dissenting Sexualities in the Age of Neoliberalism.’

Kieran McCarthy (Independent Scholar): ‘Towards an Integrated Approach for Cultural Heritage: Dilemmas and Challenges within the European Union.’

17.00-17.15 COFFEE

17.15 Keynote Address

Chair: Prof Nicholas Grene (TCD)

Prof Geraldine Higgins (Emory University): ‘Locating Irish Studies in the Archive.’

18:15–19:15 Wine Reception (Long Room Hub)