6th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference 2020 is now postponed

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:15

                               6th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference
                                                   is now postponed


When:   Thursday March 19th to Friday March 20th
Where:  School of Education, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Overall theme of conference: PERFORMATIVITY AND THE POLITICS OF POSSIBILITY. Performances of possibility create spaces where unjust systems can be identified and interrogated. We seek performative interpretations that are poetic, dramatic, critical and imaginative, interpretations that are interventions. Cinematic, digital, theatrical, poetic, embodied movement, dance performances are welcome. This conference seeks to bring together narrative inquirers from the broadest range of disciplines possible, reflecting the potential of the paradigm of narrative for a broad range of inquiries.
Hosted by the Department of Education Maynooth University, the conference is co-organised and supported by Trinity College Dublin, Institute of Technology, Sligo; and Dublin City University. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of Irish and international scholars to showcase recent developments in narrative inquiry attending to creativity and performance in particular. 
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Wyatt is Professor of Qualitative Inquiry and Director of the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry at The University of Edinburgh. Originally an English teacher and youth worker, he worked for ten years as a counsellor in a doctors’ surgery alongside being Head of Professional Development at the University of Oxford, before heading north to Scotland in 2013. His most recent book is Therapy, Stand-up, and the Gesture of Writing: Towards Creative-Relational Inquiry, published by Routledge.
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Programme Outline:

Thursday March 19th

16.00-17.30:       Arrival and Registration
17.30-18.00:       Welcome Address
18.00-19.30:       Keynote Address
19.30-20.30:       Wine Reception
Friday March 20th

09.00-09.30:       Arrival and Registration
09.30-11.00:       Paper Panels and Performances x 3
11.00-11.30:        Morning Tea/Coffee Break
11.30-13.00:       Paper Panels and Performances x 3
13.00-14.00:       Lunch
14.00-15.30:       Paper Panels and Performances x 3
15.30-16.00:       Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break
16.00-17.30:       Paper Panels and Performances x 3
17.30-18.00:       Closing Address
The full conference programme will be available soon.


  • On Campus Accommodation: It is possible to avail of on campus accommodation and information on rooms and booking can be found here.
  • The Glenroyal Hotel is located at walking distance from Maynooth Univeristy 

You can address all queries to:

  • Dr Grace O’Grady – grace.ogrady@mu.ie


  • Dr Grace Holmes – grace.holmes@mu.ie

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