Social Justice Week Event | 'Righting/Writing Refuge' - Behrouz Boochani Film screening and discussion
Dr Rita Sakr of the Department of English and Dr Jeneen Naji of the Department of Media Studies are organising an event dedicated to the work of the influential Kurdish-Iranian journalist, human-rights defender, writer and film producer Behrouz Boochani, whose prize-winning memoir No Friend But the Mountains has changed the global conversation around refugee rights.
When: Monday, 09 March 2020
Readings by Maynooth University Writers-in-Residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Sue Rainsford
When: Monday, 02 December 2019
Quotidian is a seven-channel video installation by visual artist Martina O’Brien. This new series of work is developed through engagement with seven people based in Co. Kildare who partake in the national Weather Observation Network. On a daily and ongoing basis, these off-grid & offline volunteers collect data for Met Éireann from privately installed rainfall stations. Quotidian looks at the volunteers’ systematic recordkeeping as a personal rhythm tied to the body and considers their long-term role in the face of computational technologies and eventual automation.
When: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Announcing Kylie, The Symposium: An international conference on Kylie Minogue, 15 and 16 November 2019 at Maynooth University
When: Friday, 15 November 2019
Dr Gavan Titley (Maynooth University Department of Media Studies)
When: Monday, 11 November 2019
Dean's Lecture 2019: Ece Temelkuran, "The Joy of Dignity against the Evil of Banality"
When: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Dr Sinéad Kennedy from the English Department at Maynooth University will be discussing activism and the role of storytelling in the Yes campaign to repeal the eighth amendment at the Galway International Arts Festival's thought leadership platform, First Thought Talks on Saturday 27th July 2019.
When: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Academic staff will be available for consultation on Wednesday 3 July from 10am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4pm.
When: Wednesday, 03 July 2019
Tracing the political, personal, and poetic meanings of the term displacement, Dr Catherine Gander, an expert in documentary aesthetics and artistic forms of resistance, explores how, in Doris Salcedo’s artworks, the traumas of displacement take physical form.
When: Tuesday, 02 July 2019
Join us on Thursday 20th June at 7pm for a special evening of music, reflection and performance at Maynooth University with The Webb Sisters, former backing vocalists to Leonard Cohen. Begin your summer with an evening at MU. Tickets cost €20 and a complimentary glass of wine on registration will get this entertaining and enlightening evening off to a great start.
When: Thursday, 20 June 2019