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    New Perspectives: Postgraduate Symposium for the Humanities - Reflections, Volume 3


    Loftus, Laura and Rogers, Ailbhe and McMahon, Rachel and Kavanagh, Jack (2020) New Perspectives: Postgraduate Symposium for the Humanities - Reflections, Volume 3. Maynooth Academic Publishing, Maynooth. ISBN 2565-6031

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    Abstract

    In October 2018, Maynooth University, in conjunction with the Arts and Humanities Institute, held its third New Perspectives: Postgraduate Symposium on the Humanities (NPPSH) conference. This conference strove to highlight scholarship conducted by postgraduates in the Arts & Humanities in Ireland and Europe. The conference sought to highlight the importance of Arts & Humanities research into traditionally ‘unseen’ or unheard voices and perspectives. Many of the papers were collabora-tive efforts which reflected new and often interdisciplinary approaches to research. 2018 was a year of marked by commemorations of past achievements in equality and inclusivity and a renewed awareness of our socio-political responsibilities as Irish and international citizens. This important year marked the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and 100 years since Countess Markievicz was elected to the Houses of Parliament and Irish women gained the right to vote. In the wake of Repeal the 8th, #IBelieveHer and #MeToo campaigns, 2018 was a watershed in terms of emerging voices. The conference ‘Unseen voices: Representations, interpretations and recon-structions’ hoped to foster an inquiry into the debates surrounding hidden and untold stories in various disciplines and time periods, as well as stoke investigation into our roles and responsibilities as researchers in making the invisible visible and the silenced heard.NPPSH 2018 sought to highlight some of the important research being done on broadly ‘unseen’ or unheard voices comprised of over fifty speakers in twelve diverse and fascinating parallel panels over two days culminating with renowned activist (and academic) Ailbhe Smyth giving a keynote lecture at the end of the conference. From explorations of how music can be used to construct and reconstruct a sense of community, to the examination of the landscapes of the cillíní burial grounds, to contri-butions on Spanish history and the effect of the Spanish Civil War, to the potential behind the archiving of hacking incidents and related content, the papers in this volume showcase a breadth of scholarship and a diversity of approaches which highlights the multifaceted nature of an Arts & Humanities education. Within these pages, you will find a fascinating selection of papers, which cover a wide variety of themes.

    Item Type: Book
    Keywords: arts; humanities; postgraduate research; literature; digital humanities; media studies; music; early Irish; NPPSH;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
    Item ID: 13351
    Depositing User: NPPSH Editor
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2020 08:52
    Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
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