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The Morpeth Roll - an important genealogical tool and one of the most significant historical documents to come to light in recent times.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 Francesca Placanica presents on Cathy Berberian and the Stripsody Project at Instituto Italiano di Cultura
Francesca Placanica and Eleonora Lima (TCD) will discuss how comics, music, and visual arts came together in Stripsody, an extraordinary collaboration centering the larger-than-life talent of composer and performer Cathy Berberian.
Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Dr Martin O'Leary's 'Psalmus Invitatorius' to be broadcast on RTÉ lyric FM.
Date: Thursday, 09 January 2020