NUI Galway New Lecture Series to Focus on Major Research Achievements

Mar 27 2019 Posted: 09:35 GMT

A new lecture series at NUI Galway’s College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies at NUI Galway will focus on major research achievements in the College in recent years. Entitled Spotlight on Research, the series will begin on Thursday, 4 April with a lecture from Dr Jacopo Bisagni.

Dr Bisagni, based in the Discipline of Classics at NUI Galway, is the leader of the Ireland and Carolingian Brittany: Texts and Transmission (IrCaBriTT) project which was awarded major grant support under the Irish Research Council’s Laureate scheme in 2018. The grant was awareded to examine the impact of the scholarly heritage of early Christian Ireland on the shaping of cultural identity in medieval Britanny

Dr Seán Crosson, Vice-Dean for Research in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies at NUI Galway, said: “The Spotlight on Research series aims to highlight the world leading and ground-breaking research being undertaken across our College. Academics within the College have received national and international recognition for the research they are undertaking, including major awards and research funding. This series provides a platform for us to bring these research achievements to the attention of both the academic community and the wider general public.”

The lecture will be held in GO10, Moore Institute at 1pm on Thursday, 4 April.

Future lectures in the series include:

  • Dr Maura Farrell, Lecturer in Geography at NUI Galway and Principle Investigator on the Horizon 2020 funded RURALIZATION Project, who present on the topic of ‘Researching the Rural: Going Global and Staying Local’ on Tuesday, 7 May at 1pm.
  • On Thursday, 6 June at 1pm Dr Charlotte McIvor, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, and Dr Pádraig MacNeela, Dr Siobhán O’Higgins, and Kate Dawson of the School of Psychology, will discuss the The Active Consent programme, recently awarded major funding support by the Lifes2good Foundation in partnership with Galway University Foundation and NUI Galway.

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