Friday, 27 February 2015

Finding Books and Journals - Mature Students

Why not come along to the James Hardiman Library tomorrow morning (Saturday Feb. 28th) and avail of an introduction to using the library's search and discovery tools to aid in the discovery of books and journals for your study and assignments.
This is aimed specifically at Mature Students, although all students are welcome.
Sign up at:
http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/finding-books-and-journals-mature-students-tickets-15614654853
or make your way to the Library Training Room on the ground floor for the 11.30am start.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Last chance to see

Our spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections ends this week, with Icones anatomicae (Gottingae : apud viduam B. Abrami Vandenhoeckii, 1756) by Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777) on display. Appointed as chair of medicine, anatomy, botany and surgery in the newly founded university of Göttingen in 1736, this Swiss botanist and anatomist was the first to illustrate the arteries.

Fasc. 6

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Making a Makerspace at NUI Galway


A Makerspace is a do-it-yourself space where students can access equipment, tools and software to ‘make stuff’. It’s a place where students from different colleges and schools can come together to their share ideas and work on projects.

The idea is that students have a well-equipped shared space where they can - Make, Break, Fix and Learn.

We are going to add a Makerspace to the James Hardiman library and are looking for suggestions and ideas from students and staff as to what it should contain.

If you do a search on the web for “What’s a makerspace” you will see that they come in all shapes and sizes. They vary from a simple room with a few computers all the way up to complete buildings stocked with millions of euro worth of equipment capable of 3D printing a car.

Our vision is somewhere in the middle – at least to start with.
Initially we think we should include at least:
  • 3D Printer
  • PC’s for design
  • Raspberry Pi hardware
  • Arduino boards
To help us decide if these are correct and what else we should include we have a short requirements gathering survey which we would like you to complete.
This will be YOUR Makerspace so please take a few minutes to tell us what you want the JHL Makerspace to be!


Thanks for your time and inputs.

Makerspace Project Group
Cillian Joy
Ann Mitchell
Connell Cunningham
Sylvia Nutley

Contact us at: libmakerspace@nuigalway.ie

Giovanni Domenico Santorini (1681-1737)

Giovanni Domenico Santorini, former student of the noted physician Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694), was considered to be one of the most industrious anatomists of the eighteenth century, and his output is reflected in several eponymous anatomical structures, e.g.: Santorini's minor caruncle. His Observationes anatomicæ can be seen this week in our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections.

Observationes anatomicæ (Lugduni Batavorum : Apud Gysbertum Langerak, 1739)

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

Find journal articles for your essays/assignments - Thurs. 26 Feb.

Find journal articles for your essays/assignments training session

2000-2100, Thursday 26 February 2015

Venue: Library Training Room (ground floor, James Hardiman Library)

This training session will cover:
*How to search for peer-reviewed journal articles using 'Including Articles'
*Searching the following library databases to find journal articles for your topic:
-JSTOR
-Project Muse
-Academic Search Complete and cross-searching Ebsco databases

This session will be particularly relevant for Arts UGs but all students are welcome to attend.

To book a place click here

Presenter: Niamh Walsh, Subject Librarian, College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
email: niamh.walsh@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731)


On display this week as part of our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections is Frederik Ruysch's Opera omnia anatomico-medico-chirurgica (Amstelodami : Apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1737). The relatively tame subject matter of this particular volume is in stark opposition to his more famous anatomical still lives, and was illustrated by the master engraver Jan Wandelaar (1690-1759), longtime collaborator of Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (1697-1770).

Figures 66 and 67

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Scheduled Downtime for Library Catalogue services on Tuesday, 24th of February (0800 - 08:30)

On Tuesday, 24th of February from 08:00 to 0830, the following Library services will be unavailable in order to facilitate necessary maintenance.
  • Real-time information regarding items on loan or availability 
  • Booking of group study rooms 
  • Placement of reservation requests 
  • Online Renewal
 
Our apologies for the inconvenience.



Finding Books and Journals - Mature Students

This Saturday Feb. 28th we offer an introduction to using the library's search and discovery tools to aid in the discovery of the books and journals you need for your study and assignments.
This is aimed specifically at Mature Students, although all students are welcome.
Sign up at:
http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/finding-books-and-journals-mature-students-tickets-15614654853
or make your way to the Library Training Room on the ground floor for the 11.30am start.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Performance by the Contempo String Quartet


Galway Ensemble-in-Residence will be performing in the Library Foyer on Wednesday, 25th February at 1.00 pm. The performance will bring classical and modern day music together and will include some of Joseph Haydn’s works, father of the string quartet.

All Welcome!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Govard Bidloo (1649-1713)

Continuing our look at anatomical illustration in Special Collections this week, we are treated to realistic representations of the human form in Anatomia hvmani corporis (Amstelodami : Viduæ Joannis à Someren, 1685). Illustrated by the Dutch painter Gerard de Lairesse (1640-1711), the tome’s trademarks of still-life painting represented the human figure both in living attitudes and as dissected cadavers.
Plate 92

The Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections spotlight exhibition can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building. Please contact staff at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

Finding Information For Your Assignments And Essays - Training tonight 18th February 19:30


 Topics covered will be:
  • Finding books and journals
  • Understanding your Reading List
  • Searching for information by topic
  • General database searching using JSTOR, ScienceDirect and Nexis

Venue: James Hardiman Library Training Room
Date: Wednesday 18 February 2015

Time: 19:30
Duration: 1 hour

Feel free to drop in or register here

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

AWC Group Workshop on Essay Writing (18 February 2015)



AWC Group Workshop on Essay Writing: Making a Point and Proving It
Presenters: Amanda Pecora (AWC) and Isha van der Burg (AWC)
The purpose of this workshop is to aid students in crafting arguments in their academic essays. Most writing assignments require students to present a clear and well-developed argument. When planning an essay, you should, therefore, address two questions: what are you arguing specifically, and how are you going to prove it? The workshop will include tips on dealing with those two questions.
Time: Wednesday  18 February at 6 pm at the Training Room in the James Hardiman Library 
All Welcome.
Please register: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/awc-group-workshop-how-to-argue-making-a-point-and-proving-it-tickets-15649679613

AWC Workshop on Essay Writing on 18 February

AWC Group Workshop on Essay Writing: Making a Point and Proving It
Presenters: Amanda Pecora (AWC) and Isha van der Burg (AWC)
The purpose of this workshop is to aid students in crafting arguments in their academic essays. Most writing assignments require students to present a clear and well-developed argument. When planning an essay, you should, therefore, address two questions: what are you arguing specifically, and how are you going to prove it? The workshop will include tips on dealing with those two questions.
All Welcome.
Please register: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/awc-group-workshop-how-to-argue-making-a-point-and-proving-it-tickets-15649679613
Time: Wednesday  18 February at 6 pm at the Training Room in the James Hardiman Library 




Bartolomeo Eustachi (-1574)

On display this week as part of our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections, we look at Explicatio tabularum anatomicarum Bartholomaei Eustachii (Leidae Batavorum : Apud Joannen Arnoldum Langerak et Joannem & Hermannum Verbeek, 1761), the work of a contemporary of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564). The drawings produced by this renowned Italian dissector and teacher are considered by some to be more accurate than those of Vesalius, though his body of work was not published until some 150 years after his death.
Plate 26

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Using SFX To Find Fulltext Content - Training Tonight 11th 19:30

Event Description:
This session will show you how to use the Library's SFX service to find fulltext of articles; it will also show you some other SFX services such as finding other articles relevant to your searching.

Topics covered will be
  • how SFX works
  • where the SFX button can be found
  • bX Recommnder Service
  • reporting questions / problems

Location: Library Training Room 19:30

No need to book, just drop in.

Famine Memory Symposium - Hardiman Building, 12 February, 1pm - 7pm


Performing Famine Memory:
Irish Theatre and the Great Hunger Symposium
National University of Ireland, Galway, February 12-13, 2015.

Date: Thursday February 12, 1-7pm. Friday February 13, 10am -12pm.

Venue: Hardiman Research Building, G010.

Conference Convener and Contact: Dr. Jason King (Jason.king@nuigalway.ie)
            
This symposium examines Irish Theatre and Famine Memory between the periods of the Irish Revival and the rise and fall of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger.  It places special emphasis on the performance of Famine remembrance to register moments of national crisis and forced migration in Ireland, both past and present.  The symposium brings together leading Irish theatre and famine scholars and theatre practitioners to explore recent productions about the Great Hunger in the era of the Celtic Tiger, such as DruidMurphy’s revival (2012) of Tom Murphy’s Famine (1968), Sonya Kelly’s How to Keep An Alien (2014), Moonfish Theatre’s bilingual English and Irish language adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s novel Star of the Sea (2014), Jaki McCarrick’s Belfast Girls (2012), Fiona Quinn’s The Voyage of the Orphans (2012), Caroilin Callery and Maggie Gallagher’s “Strokestown - Quebec Connection Youth Arts Project - 'The Language of Memory and Return'” (2011-2014), Donal O’Kelly’s The Cambria (2005), and Elizabeth Kuti’s The Sugar Wife (2005).  Representations of the Great Famine during the Revival in Maud Gonne’s Dawn and early plays staged at the Gate Theatre will also be discussed. The performance of traumatic remembrance of the Famine and pivotal historical events in W.B. Yeats’s The Dreaming of the Bones (1916) will be explored in a keynote address by Professor Chris Morash.  Dr. Marguérite Corporaal will also deliver a keynote address on the development of international Famine studies and research networks and opportunities for collaboration.

Symposium Schedule Thursday Februrary 12:

1-2pm. Irish Famine Memory and Migration in Contemporary Theatre Productions:
 
Barry Houlihan (NUIG), Overview of Irish Theatre Archival Resources at NUI Galway.

Dr. Jason King (NUIG): “Performing the Green Pacific: Staging Female Youth Migration in  Jaki 
McCarrick’s Belfast Girls (2012) and Fiona Quinn’s The Voyage of the Orphans (2012)”.

 Dr. Charlotte McIvor (NUIG): 'The Cambria (2005) and How To Keep An Alien (2014): Famine Traces and the Palimpsestic Time of Irish Migration'    

 2-3pm. Staging Famine Memory: Theatre Practitioner Perspectives  

Máiréad Ni Chroinin (NUIG and Moonfish Theatre): “Moonfish Theatre's production of Star of the Sea, based on the novel by Joseph O'Connor” (2014).

Caroilin Callery (Cultural Connections Theatre Group): Strokestown - Quebec Connection Youth Arts Project - 'The Language of Memory and Return'.

3-3:30pm coffee break

                   
3:30-5pm. DruidMurphy and Early Twentieth-Century Representations of the Great Famine on Stage:

Professor Patrick Lonergan (NUIG): DruidMurphy (2012) and Abbey Productions of Tom Murphy’s Famine.

Dr. Marguérite Corporaal (Radboud University Nijmegen): “Starvation in the Shadows: (Un)staging the Famine in Maud Gonne's Dawn (1904)”. 

Ruud Van Den Beuken (Radboud University Nijmegen): “'My blessing on the pistol and the powder and the ball!': Prospective Memories of Landlord Murders in the Earl of Longford's Ascendancy (1935)”.

6pm. Keynote address: Professor Chris Morash (MRIA, Trinity College, Dublin):

“Re-placing Trauma: Yeats’s The Dreaming of the Bones”.

Symposium Schedule Friday February 13 (10am-12pm)
Venue: Hardiman Research Building, G010.


Plenary Workshop: Dr. Marguérite Corporaal, “Building Irish Famine Research Networks”.

Deputy Thom Kluk from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will introduce keynote speaker Dr. Marguérite Corporaal (Radboud University Nijmegen). Dr. Corporaal will discuss her European Research Council funded project Relocated Remembrance: The Great Famine in Irish (Diaspora) Fiction, 1847-1921 (http://www.ru.nl/relocatedremembrance/) and her Dutch Research Council funded International Network of Irish Famine Studies (INIFS) (http://www.ru.nl/irishfaminenetwork/). She will consider the challenges of building international research networks and explore the opportunities and themes for research collaboration.  


'Performing the Archive' conference, NUI Galway, July 2015


'Performing the Archive' Conference

National University of Ireland, Galway

22 – 24 July 2015

Co-sponsored by the American Society for Theatre Research

Speakers: 
Professor Tracy C. Davis (Northwestern University)
Dr. Doug L. Reside (New York Public Library)
Professor Catherine Cole (University of California, Berkeley)
Dr. Hugh Denard (Trinity College, Dublin)
Professor Patrick Lonergan (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Professor Lionel Pilkington (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Dr. Emilie Pine (University College, Dublin)

'Performing the Archive' responds to new innovations in archival practices including digital methodologies and will bring together formative thinking among scholars, artists and archivists engaged in working with archival materials and on research and performance projects to explore the uses and possibilities of the archive today from theoretical and methodological perspectives.

We will debate: 

What is the status of archival research methodologies in published research and graduate training today? 
What are the possibilities of collaboration between researchers and practitioners working together to remount work based on the archives or research on new material? What working models exist and what have yet to be imagined? 
How has the digital humanities begun to reshape the possibilities of archival engagement? 
How can we support the labour of not only archival research methodologies but the maintenance of the archives themselves? How does the holding location of archives (university vs. community archive) affect the circulation of these resources?  How can partnerships be expanded or reimagined?  
How has the cataloguing of new/recent archives contributed to new learning and change?
Connection of archives, theatre and society: Documentary theatre and socially responsive theatre
Theatre, Peace and Conflict – How memory of theatre and conflict, especially that of Northern Ireland, is newly understood and experienced through the archives and contributing to resolution and reconciliation
The craft of the playwright: Drafting, editing and writing for stage or radio through adapting the archive
How is contemporary performance shaped by memory of past performance?

This conference capitalizes on NUI Galway’s unparalleled strength in Irish theatre and literary archives, taking advantage of holdings including the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive and archives of Druid Theatre, Lyric Theatre Belfast, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, Thomas Kilroy, Siobhan McKenna and the Galway Arts Festival, among others, to facilitate a national and international conversation about the place of archives in not only theatre and performance research and teaching, but arts practice and perception of theatre history more broadly. 

Coinciding with the Galway Arts Festival, the conference will immerse participants in the living performance culture of Galway as the Galway Arts Festival links together artists from around the world to mount Ireland’s largest international arts festival. 

Participants will take part in intensive working group sessions as well as participate in keynote and plenary sessions with leading scholars, archivists and performers working at the intersection of practice and research. 

You may propose either an individual paper or panel of three speakers.  Abstracts for individuals for individual papers should be no more than 350 words in length and panels should submit their panel title and grouped abstracts to be considered.  Proposed papers can address practical projects in the area of digitization, curation, or archives administration as well as presenting creative, scholarly or theoretical case studies. 

Individuals will also designate a working group to be associated with for an intensive workshop during the conference.   

You can apply to the following strands: 

Archival Materials In/As Performance 
Digitization: Methodology and Ethics 
Early-Mid-Twentieth Century Irish Theatre
Irish Theatre After Beckett
Conflict, Memory and Trauma
Scenography and Theatre Technologies

Please submit a 350-word abstract for your proposed paper as a PDF file ONLY with brief bio by 30 March 2015 to performarchive2015@gmail.com

For more information, please contact Barry Houlihan (barry.houlihan@nuigalway.ie), Charlotte McIvor (charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie) or Ian Walsh (ian.walsh@nuigalway.ie).

http://performingthearchive2015.wordpress.com/ 

http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/collections/archives/

http://www.nuigalway.ie/drama/

http://nuigarchives.blogspot.ie

 
@NUIGarchives 
@NUIGDrama

EndNote training for Business and Economics students

EndNote training for Business and Economics students will take place in the James Hardiman Library Training Room on Tuesday evening the 17th February from 1930 until  2100.

To book please go to http://www.eventbrite.com/o/james-hardiman-library-378278543

This training sessions is based on the 'Introduction to EndNote X7' guide which is available on the Library website at
http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/media/jameshardimanlibrary/content/documents/endnote/EndNote_X7_IntroWord2007.pdf

The sessions cover how to manage references using EndNote and how to use the 'cite while you write' feature. It is important that you are already familiar with searching databases (e.g. Business Source Complete) before doing this workshop.

Trainer:  Trish Finnan, Subject Librarian, Business and Economics.
Email: trish.finnan@nuigalway.ie
Tel: 00 353 91 493564 (direct line)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Love hearts anyone?

On display in the reading room over the next few days, as part of our February spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections, we give you an alternative to the pierced velvet red hearts so prevalent during this most lovestruck of weeks. Anatomically correct images from across C19th Europe await.

Ex.: The vessels of the human body / Quain Jones, ed. (London : Printed for Taylor and Walton, 1846)

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Fabricius ab Aquapendente (approximately 1533-1619)

On display this week as part of our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections, we look at Tractatus quatuor (Francofvrti : Iacobi de Zetter, Johann. Pressy, 1648), the work of one of the successors to Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) at the Università di Padova. This renowned Italian professor of anatomy and surgery attracted students from across Europe throughout his 50 years tenure there, notably William Harvey (1578-1657), and was also the designer of the first permanent dissection theatre, as illustrated in the volume's title-page below.

T.p. of Tractatus quatuor.

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Ambroise Paré (1510?-1590)

On display this week as part of our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections, we look at Les œvvres d'Ambroise Paré (Lyon : Chez Pierre Rigaud, 1652). An innovative French barber-surgeon who served a number of French kings, Paré joined the army in 1536, and spent c. 30 years working as a military surgeon. His treatment of war wounds fuelled an interest in the application of new anatomical ideas, such as those of his contemporary Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564).

Paré's depiction of the muscles of the lower jaw.

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Library Fines Payment System Unavailable


The Library Fines Payment system is currently unavailable, any user wishing to pay a fine will be unable to do so until the issue has been resolved.

ISS are working to resolve this issue, if you have any queries please contact the Library and IT Service Desk located in the foyer of the Library or by phone at 091 493399 or via email at servicedesk@nuigalway.ie


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.