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The Morpeth Roll - an important genealogical tool and one of the most significant historical documents to come to light in recent times.
Dr Martin O'Leary and Dr Ryan Molloy have their works performed in Japan and Canada in November.
Date: Friday, 27 October 2017
The National Concert Hall announced MU Music student Raimonda Zalisauskaite as one of twelve chosen participants to take part in it inaugural Female Conductor Programme for 2017/2018. Led by acclaimed British conductor Alice Farnham and supported by Grant Thornton, the programme aims to encourage high calibre female musicians to take up the baton and become orchestral conductors.
Date: Monday, 04 September 2017