Exploring Language, Knowledge & Ideas
All knowledge—whether humanistic, social scientific or scientific—is mediated through language systems, concepts and ideas, and various modes and forms of narrative shaping.
Language is not static, it is a living, changing reflection of and shaper of human culture, experience and society. The critical and historical study of ideas, languages and narratives is therefore fundamental to a full understanding of how societies produce and respond to knowledge.
By analysing how languages and their use change over time, teams of Maynooth University researchers are generating new insight into culture, society, history and the growth of knowledge and ideas.
Maynooth University is an ideal Host Institution for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship and this cluster is interested in finding potential applicants. Find a mentor below or contact IDEAS@mu.ie for more information.
Mexico has traditionally a very different view of those who emigrated from the Irish, according to research by Catherine Leen, which shows a tendency to blame the emigrant as a traitor to the nation
Niall Tormey, who is studying for a Masters in Composition at Maynooth University, is the recipient of the inaugural Irish Heritage Music Bursary for Composition.
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Dr Fangzhe Qiu (Chronologicon Hibernicum) has been awarded grants by the Royal Irish Academy and the National University of Ireland.
Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2019