Spotlight on Research

Anthropology - Jamie Saris - Maynooth University

Could you survive a zombie apocalypse?

Humans can imagine beating vampires but zombies are a much different matter, especially as we increasingly worry that we might be becoming more like them

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

What is the future for fake news?

Dr Maria Murphy explains that fake news is an issue involving many things, from freedom of expression and its limitations, to data protection and micro-targeting.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Leonard Cohen’s Broken Hallelujah

Philipp Rosemann, Professor of Philosophy, reflects on the immense popularity of an artist whose songs sound like prayers, whose voice seems to belong to an Old Testament prophet, and whose preferred topics include failure and guilt.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Why Twitter is an unfit arena for democratic debate

Social media led to the rule of opinion over knowledge - and it leads to echo chambers where people share the same opinion

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The strange case of Brexit and British sovereignty

A mug's game? "Even now, averting Brexit would leave British self-mastery intact

Tuesday, 06 March 2018

Sociology - Rebecca King O'Riain - Maynooth University

It's music not missiles which is shaping the worldview of Korea

Opinion: for young people worldwide, Korea now means Kpop acts like BTS rather than a stand-off over missiles between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Adult Education - Derek Barter - Maynooth University

How the Communiversity introduces people to higher education

The Communiversity programme gives men and women of all ages the chance to learn together and build confidence as they do so

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Can reliving the past change our memories?

Opinion: engaging in structured reminiscence may affect autobiographical memory, both in healthy older adults as well as people with dementia and depression

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

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