Ariadna Martín Alfaro and José María Curbelo González present research on the connections between Enrique Granados’s music and Goya's artwork.

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: Bewerunge Room, Logic House

Relational pedagogy and the Relation Centered Education Network (RCEN)

The value of relationships for human development and effective education is widely acknowledged by different fields of research. Join Professor of Education Sasha Sidorkin, Dean of Sacramento State University in the USA, Dr Leah O’Toole of the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University and Professor of Education Merete Moe of Queen Maud University in Norway as they discuss this.

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: MUSSI Seminar Room, 2.31, Iontas

Goyescas: Study of the Artistic Relationship between Music and Painting

The piano suite Goyescas: los majos enamorados is Enrique Granados’s most important composition. Evidence for this claim is found in the composer’s own notes: “I have finally had the pleasure to find something big: ‘Las Goyescas’; ‘Los majos enamorados’, those have come a long way.” The work’s great technical demands and its elevated expressive power have transformed it into one of the most respected pieces in the Spanish piano repertoire. The suite consists of six pieces split in two volumes (1912-14) and is inspired in Francisco de Goya’s times and oeuvre. Granados later produced the suite as a staged work, the one-act opera Goyescas, in order to reflect more clearly and directly each of the aspects depicted in Goya’s works: a thematic narrative, characters, scenery, atmosphere, as well as some specific clothing. In this light, the piano suite Goyescas is a complex artistic work produced by the Catalan composer that relates the visual arts, poetry, and music, all against a Spanish backdrop. This presentation explores the work’s extra-musical context between two kinds of art and epochs. Making use of our imagination and technological advancements, we will be guided towards a complete understanding and enjoyment of Goyescas from another perspective, geared toward performers, instructors, musicologists, and music lovers alike. Biographies: José María Curbelo González Born in Gran Canaria (Spain), José María Curbelo is an experienced concert pianist and piano professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias (CSMC). Awarded in several national and international piano and chamber music competitions, he specialized in the performance of Spanish music as a student of pianists Alicia de Larrocha and Carlota Garriga in Barcelona. He has toured in Spain, the U.S., Argentina, Chile, Mexico, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Italy and Luxembourg and has played as soloist with several orchestras. He has been invited to give lectures and masterclasses at Conservatories and Universities in Europe and the USA such as HKU Utrechts Conservatorium (The Netherlands), A. Bruckner Privatuniversität (Austria), Universidad de Barcelona (Spain), Foundation for Iberian Music CUNY, Harvard University and University of Utah (USA), Akademia Muzyczna in Krakow and Poznan (Poland), Music Conservatories in Novara, Trieste and Como (Italy), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). He has also presented papers at conferences and has authored research articles related to Spanish composers in the international journals “Música y Educación”, “Diagonal: an ibero-american music review”, and in the report “Reshaping Hispanic Cultures of Observatory of the Spanish language and Hispanic Cultures” among other publications. He is also the main coordinator of the Department of International Relations at CSMC, managing the European exchange program Erasmus+ and works as an expert for the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE). Ariadna Martín Alfaro Ariadna Martín holds a degree in Piano Pedagogy and has completed a postgraduate degree in Music Education. Interested in the field of music business, her studies include degrees in Management of Cultural Institutions, Business Administration and Management, Cultural Policies and Taxation from Barcelona University, The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the University of Gran Canaria. She has taught mainly at the University of Gran Canaria and at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias. Her endeavours on behalf of Spanish Music have led her to publish for Harvard University-Observatorio Instituto Cervantes and University of California Riverside among others. Besides, she has been a guest lecture in numerous universities in Europe (Spain, Austria and Slovenia) and the U.S. (Cuny Graduate Center and University of Utah). In the field of cultural management, she has developed a sustainability project for cultural organizations with strategic lines of action and management tools that respect the environment. In addition to her teaching activity, she currently runs different music projects and has founded a Music Festival with leading musicians and dancers. She has also worked for several international institutions evaluating educational, cultural and research projects and is member of the International Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences.

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: Bewerunge Room, Music Department, Logic House

The Geopolitics of Health

Health Geographies are a significant research focus at Maynooth. This event draws some of these scholars together to consider the Geopolitics of Health and of Health Care. Health Geographers have given close attention to the geographical implications of health policy and to the geographical inequalities that health policies might address. The political and geopolitical framing of these policies has received less attention. As Covid and AIDS have made clear there are significant political pressures on health policy choices. This is often seen as an unwanted interference with science yet the choices that health policies imply are always political, even geopolitical.

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: Waddington Tutorial Room, Rhetoric House

Publishing Strategically to enhance your Research Impact 

"This talk will examine how to identify the best quality/highest impact journals to publish your research output in, the benefits of and options available to publish Open Access. It will also look at how to improve the visibility and dissemination of your published work. Ciarán Quinn, Research Support Librarian, MU Library "

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: Online via Zoom

Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium - Hannah Comiskey, TCD and the ADAPT Centre

Hannah Comiskey, TCD and the ADAPT Centre will give a talk titled 'Estimating public and private contraceptive method supply shares at national and subnational administration levels, using Bayesian hierarchical models'

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: MS2

An examination of open research data in incubation centres in Irish Universities. An engaged research approach.

This will be a 30-minute presentation by Dr. Gail Sheppard from the School of Business on the institutional set up of incubation centres in Irish Universities from a public-private partnership perspective. The focus is on university incubation centres involved in connected health and the challenges they face in contemporary times in relation to open research data. The presentation will share insights from a successful application for national funding. It will outline the value of public-private partnership collaborations for academics and universities.

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: John Hume Boardroom

Humanities Research Snapshots

This informal event brings together researchers from across the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy to give a tantalising glimpse of their ongoing research.

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: 1.37, Iontas

3 Minute Thesis Competition

3 Minute Thesis Competition for research students

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: Hamilton Institute Seminar Room (317), Eolas Building

3 Minute Thesis Competition

Watch a series of 3 minute presentations by the Maynooth University postgraduate student community to a non-specialist audience about their research projects. The presentations will be timed and the top three presenters will be awarded a prize. If you are thinking about research studies in 2024, this is a great opportunity to find out more.

When: Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Where: TSI Building, Lecture Room 109 : TSI109