Institutions and Ireland: Public Cultures
Trinity Long Room Hub
Thursday, 27 October 2016

09.15–09.45 Registration & Coffee
09.45–09.50 Welcome

Conference Organisers


09.50–11.20 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

11.20–11.30 Opening Remarks

Prof. Chris Morash (Vice-Provost, TCD)

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 (Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub)
14.00–15.30 Panel Three: The Life Cycle of the Irish Literary Tradition / Tréimhse Saoil Litríochta na Gaeilge

Chair: Caitlín Nic Íomhair

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 (Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub)
17.15–18.15 Keynote Address

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

Chair: Prof. Nicholas Grene (TCD)

18:15–19:15 Wine Reception (Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub)