Interpreting Objects, Texts & Contexts
The products of human creativity build a rich record of society and culture. Such created works and artifacts open a window onto the particular times and contexts of human endeavour. At Maynooth University we maintain unique archives and promote research on human cultures, experience, and creativity.
Our research advances understanding of the relationships between the creation of written, visual, or material sources - such as works of art, film, literature, music and popular culture as well as historical sources such as letters, manuscripts - and the contexts of their production.
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 IOTC@mu.ie for more information.
Was a white super-state in Southern Africa possible? Was Ian Smith’s disgraced pariah state of Rhodesia always doomed to failure? Could we be living in a world where Nelson Mandela had never been released? What if apartheid had continued in South Africa?
The Morpeth Roll - an important genealogical tool and one of the most significant historical documents to come to light in recent times.
Irish Baroque Orchestra will perform works from late-seventeenth-century DUblin and London, including an ode fro Dublin by Richard Leveridge, discovered and reconstructed by MU Music's Dr Estelle Murphy.
Date: Friday, 18 January 2019
Dr Laura Watson publishes article on Paul Dukas's opera Ariane et Barbe-Bleue in the October 2018 issue of Twentieth-Century Music
With the appearance of opera videos in 2013 (DVD) and 2015 (YouTube), Paul Dukas's Ariane et Barbe-Bleue (1907) has been revived for twenty-first-century audiences.
Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018