6th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference
is now postponed
When: Thursday March 19th to Friday March 20th
Where: School of Education, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Overall theme of conference: PERFORMATIVITY AND THE POLITICS OF POSSIBILITY. Performances of possibility create spaces where unjust systems can be identified and interrogated. We seek performative interpretations that are poetic, dramatic, critical and imaginative, interpretations that are interventions. Cinematic, digital, theatrical, poetic, embodied movement, dance performances are welcome. This conference seeks to bring together narrative inquirers from the broadest range of disciplines possible, reflecting the potential of the paradigm of narrative for a broad range of inquiries.
Hosted by the Department of Education Maynooth University, the conference is co-organised and supported by Trinity College Dublin, Institute of Technology, Sligo; and Dublin City University. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of Irish and international scholars to showcase recent developments in narrative inquiry attending to creativity and performance in particular.
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Wyatt is Professor of Qualitative Inquiry and Director of the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry at The University of Edinburgh. Originally an English teacher and youth worker, he worked for ten years as a counsellor in a doctors’ surgery alongside being Head of Professional Development at the University of Oxford, before heading north to Scotland in 2013. His most recent book is Therapy, Stand-up, and the Gesture of Writing: Towards Creative-Relational Inquiry, published by Routledge.
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Thursday March 19th
16.00-17.30: Arrival and Registration
17.30-18.00: Welcome Address
18.00-19.30: Keynote Address
19.30-20.30: Wine Reception
Friday March 20th
09.00-09.30: Arrival and Registration
09.30-11.00: Paper Panels and Performances x 3
11.00-11.30: Morning Tea/Coffee Break
11.30-13.00: Paper Panels and Performances x 3
14.00-15.30: Paper Panels and Performances x 3
15.30-16.00: Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break
16.00-17.30: Paper Panels and Performances x 3
17.30-18.00: Closing Address
The full conference programme will be available soon.
- On Campus Accommodation: It is possible to avail of on campus accommodation and information on rooms and booking can be found here.
- The Glenroyal Hotel is located at walking distance from Maynooth Univeristy: https://www.glenroyal.ie/
You can address all queries to:
- Dr Grace O’Grady – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr Grace Holmes – email@example.com
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- 2019: 5th International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference (May 2-3 2019 Trinity College)
- 2018: 4th Irish International Narrative Inquiry Conference: Narrating Neo-liberalism in an Irish Context. IT Sligo (April 19-20 2018)
- 2017: Workshop by Dr Jonathan Wyatt, University of Edinburgh "What has stand-up ever done for autoethnography ?" (28 April 2017)
- 2016: 3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference Maynooth University, IT Sligo and NUIG (10-11 March 2016)
- 2015: 2nd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, Field in the Making, Maynooth University, IT Sligo and NUIG (19-20 March 2015)
- 2014: 1st International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, Researching and Writing Irish Storyscapes, Sligo IT, Maynooth University and NUIG (10 April 2014)
- 2011: “Memory and Transformation: Transforming the Past”, Guest Speaker: Poet, Paula Meehan Counselling Studies Conference (3 December 2011)
- 2010: Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry. Prof. Arthur W. Frank, University of Calgary, Canada. ‘Spirit in a Place of Strangers’ (10 June 2010)
- 2010: Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry. Prof. Bronwyn Davies, University of New South Wales, Australia. ‘Collective Biography’ (24-25 February 2010)
- 2009: Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry. Dr. Jane Speedy, Bristol Univeristy. ‘Narrative Inquiry and Transformation’ (9 October 2009)
Jane Speedy Narrative Inquiry Conf 2009
- 2009: Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry. Dr. Linden West, ‘Narrative Research as transitional space for learning’ (20 February 2009)
- 2009: Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry. Gillie Bolton ‘Writing as Reflective Practice for Adult Educators’ (9 September 2009)
- 2009: Centre for Transformative Narrative Inquiry. Prof. Kim Etherington, Btistol University. ‘Reflexivity in Narrative Research’ (22 May 2009)
- 2008: Maynooth University Counselling Studies Conference ‘Seeing in the Dark: Owning Mental Health in Difficult Times.’ Dr. Tony Bates (6 December 2008)
- 2007: Counselling Studies Conference 'Telling Tales'. Mary B. Ryan (1 December 2007)
- 2006: Counselling Studies Conference: 'Inner Treasure and Outer Wealth – Investing Wisely for Life'. Speaker – Jarlath Benson (2 December 2006)
- 2005: Counselling Studies Conference : ‘Something Understood - Creative Encounters with Everyday Mysteries’. Speaker – Prof. Brian Thorne and Paula Meehan (3 December 2005)
- 2012: “Steps in Narrative Supervision”. A Masterclass delivered by Dr Malcolm Reid, Bristol University.
- 2011: “Supervising Narrative Inquiry”. A Masterclass delivered by Professor Kim Etherington, Bristol University.
- 2010: "
" A Masterclass delivered by Professor Bronwyn Davies, University of Melbourne, Australia.
- 2009: "
Narrative Inquiry and Transformative Possibilities
": A Masterclass delivered by Professor Jane Speedy, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Grace O' Grady, Jacqueline O'Toole, D. Jean Clandinin: Engaging in Educational Narrative Inquiry: Making Visible Alternative Knowledge. This Special Issue on Narrative Inquiry has its origins in a series of conferences convened by Dr Grace O’ Grady, Maynooth University, Dr Jacqueline O’ Toole, Institute of Technology, Sligo and Dr Anne Byrne, National University of Ireland, Galway. All three had been engaged with narrative ideas in their respective research but recognised that a wider forum was needed to discuss, debate and disseminate narrative studies in a broader context. Included in this Special Issue are internationally renowned scholars, Professors Maria Tamboukou and D. Jean Clandinin, both of whom delivered keynote addresses at the conferences. Locating itself in a critical paradigm, the articles in this issue explore how unquestioned, taken-for-granted ideas can dominate the production of knowledge in multiple social/educational contexts and how narrative methods enable silenced knowledge to be articulated. Articles draw on research across all sectors of education from early childhood through to post-primary and higher education; studies that disrupt common understandings, perceptions and practices.
Dr Grace O’ Grady (Education Department) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr David McCormack (Adult and Community Education Department) email@example.com
Dr Mary Ryan (Adult and Community Education Department) firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending the Second Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference at Maynooth University: Dr Grace O' Grady Education Dept. Maynooth University, Prof. Jean Clandinin University of Alberta, Dr Hilary Tierney Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University, Prof. Sharon Todd Head of the Education Dept., Maynooth University and Dr Jackie O' Toole IT Sligo.
Professor Jean Clandinin, Professor Sharon Todd attending "A Field in the Making". The Second Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference
at Maynooth University (19-20 March 2015).
Professor Jean Clandinin and Dr Grace O' Grady attending "A Field in the Making". The Second Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference
at Maynooth University (19-20 March 2015)
In attendance at "A Field in the Making". The Second Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference at Maynooth University (19-20 March 2015): Dr Grace O' Grady Education Dept. Maynooth University, Dr Anne Byrne Head of School of Political Science and Sociology, NUIG, President Philip Nolan, Prof. Jean Clandinin University of Alberta, Dr Hilary Tierney Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University, Prof. Sharon Todd Head of the Education Dept., Maynooth University and Dr Jackie O' Toole IT Sligo.
Representing our Department at the 4th Irish International Narrative Inquiry Conference were Dr Grace O’ Grady, conference organiser, and PhD students; Denise O’ Flanagan, Eileen Morris, Cliona Murry and John Meegan.
In attendance at "Collective Biography": A Masterclass with Professor Bronwyn Davies: Dr Mary B. Ryan, Ms. Mary Corbally, Dr David McCormack, Prof. Bronwyn Davies, Dr Brid Connolly and Dr Grace O’ Grady