Logos Seminar Series

For the Logos Seminar Series, Taighde Dámh Chruinne Éireann will be running events that partner with Tower Seminars, as well as seminars involving writing, presentation and publishing skills, research dissemination and collaboration through our arts practices, career projection and planning, funding opportunity support – i.e. peer review of grant applications – and arts based academic writing workshops.

Venue: Conference Room, First Floor, Irish World Academy

Time: 10am to 12noon

Upcoming Events


Logos Seminar
Thursday, October 24th

“Samhain Presentation Prep”

As we draw closer to the Academy’s Samhain Festival of Research, it is always nice to get an outside opinion of your presentation content and style. Please join us on this day to rehearse, prepare, and get feedback on your presentation for the Progression Panel from your peers, as well as Eleanor Giraud, who has kindly agreed to facilitate.

Logos Seminar
Thursday, November 14th

“Ethics in Research”

Ethics is a subject that will arise within all research projects. Join us, as Orfhlaith NiBhriain guides us through the territory of ethics in research. This seminar will form a discussion around maintaining ethical protocol throughout the different aspects of one’s research, as well as outline the Ethics approval system of the University of Limerick.

TDCE Social
Thursday, December 12th, 19:30 (7:30pm)

TDCE Christmas Dinner

Please join us at The Locke as we make a toast to a great semester, a wonderful year, and a magical holiday season!

Past Events

TDCE Social
Thursday, September 19th, 17:00 (5:00pm)
The Pavilion 

Come join us to socialise, relax, meet the forum committee, and learn more about what we are about as a community. Hope to see you there!


Logos Seminar
Thursday, September 26th

“Jumping In: How to Hit the Postgrad Ground, Running.”

Facilitated by forum core members, this round robin style Logos seminar will cover topics such as study tactics, writing methods, work/life balance, time management, and support services at the university, such as the library, the Writing Centre, and health and wellbeing.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Logos Seminar
Thursday, October 3rd

“Time-Tone-Tune- From South Indian Music perspective.”

Karaikudi S. Subramanian, born in 1944 is a 9th generation Veena player in the illustrious ‘Karaikudi Veena Tradition’.

Karaikudi S. Subramanian, grandson of the elder of the Karaikudi Brothers, was adopted by Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer (his great-uncle) to continue the lineage of the tradition. As a top-grade veena player for All India Radio, he performed with his sister Rajeswari Padmanabhan and Ranganayaki Rajagopalan (Both prominent disciples of Sambasiva Iyer) in concerts. He has also accompanied eminent artists such as Dr. T.Viswanathan and Sri. K.V. Narayanaswamy. Greatest of Mridangam maestros such as Prof. Trichy Sankaran, Sri. T.K Murthy, Sri. Umayalpuram Sivaraman and Sri. Palghat Raghu, have performed with him at prestigious institutions. He has widely toured Europe, North America and South East Asia as a performer and as visiting professor in many prestigious universities. In 1985, Dr. Subramanian earned a Ph.D in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University, with a dissertation on “South Indian Vina Tradition and Individual Style.” He retired as a professor from the University of Madras in 2002. He founded Brhaddhvani, Research and Training Centre for Musics of the World, in Chennai in 1989.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Logos Seminar
Thursday, October 10th

“Applying for the Irish Research Council Scholarship”

Nervous and confused about your Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme application? Fear not! Join us for a Q&A and tips from successful recipients and supervisors kindly willing to share their time and experience with us. We will be discussing the structure of the application, as well as looking at some writing do’s and don’t’s that can make your application stand apart.

TDCE Social
Wednesday, October 16th, 19:00 (7:00pm), Glen Tavern

It’s the middle of the semester, so we are going to relax and have some fun! Come join us this evening for socialising and listening to the “crazy cosmic weirdness” of Mega-Trad.


2018/2019 Events

The Writing Process: Tips, Tricks, and Perspectives
The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,  Conference room, IW1.008. April 10th, 2019

What piece of writing are you working on at the moment? From assignments and dissertations, to conference papers, articles and books, your writing process is a skill to cultivate. In this workshop, we will be welcoming academics from the Irish World Academy, Dr Catherine Foley and Dr Aileen Dillane, to speak about their individual methods for getting into the flow of academic writing.

Stretch and Destress
Location: The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Studio IW2.25. March 13th, 2019

It is mid-semester, and we can feel Spring, and the stress in the air. Please join us as we stretch and destress, facilitated by core member, Ana Camillo.

Pitching your Research and Preparing for Thesis in Three
The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, room IW2.51. February 13th, 2019, 18:00-19:00 (6:00-7:00pm)















Inbhear 2019: Publishing Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Theater 1. January 18th, 2019, 12:00-13:00

TDCE’s take on Research Dissemination, Publishing and Conference Presentation
Inbhear is a research event focused on publication and the dissemination of research for postgraduate and early career researchers in the arts and humanities. TDCE’s workshop for this event focuses on conference presentations and academic journal publications as two popular forms of postgraduate research dissemination. This workshop also tackles some of the challenging aspects of the process, from abstract submission to crafting and delivering a conference paper in a limited timeframe to an uninitiated audience. The second part of this workshop considers the writing of academic journal articles as another suitable pathway for research publication and dissemination. Moreover, an outlook will be given on research impact, metrics and opportunities for Open Access publishing.


TDCE Christmas Party!








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Samhain Presentations
 The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,  Conference Room (IW1.008). October 23rd, 2018

Rehearse, prepare, and get feedback from your peer on your presentation for the Progression Panel.

Irish Research Council Scholarship: Q&A
The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Conference Room (IW1.008). October 2nd, 2018

Nervous and confused about your Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme application? So are we! So join us for a Q&A and tips from successful recipients kindly willing to share their time and experience with us.

Taighde Dámh Chruinne Éireann Official Launch and Meet & Greet

IWA Conference Room (IW1.008). September 25th, 2018

Come and join us for an informal meet & greet of our current postgrads, get to know what the Forum is about, and share your research.

The Forum

Taighde Dámh Chruinne Éireann is a supportive, student run, community for researchers of any discipline who interact, in some capacity, with the arts. Within this community, it is our intention to facilitate in discussions, peer review, and problem solve, based on common interest and necessity. We provide an outlet of relief and contemplation for the lives of busy researchers and artists, as well as communicate and share knowledge of forthcoming opportunities of academic engagement in terms of upcoming conferences, workshops, lectures, financial aid, performance interaction, and career advancement.

Keep an eye out, here, and on the Academy’s social media for upcoming events!

Founding Members


Ana Camillo,Chairperson

Ana is Dance Technician, Bachelor’s in Design and Master’s in Ethnochoreology. She is Doctoral candidate at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, where the focus of her research is the embodiment of culture within a festival/ritual context.


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Hala Jaber,Secretary

Hala is a Palestinian community musician. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Performance from the High Institute of Music and Dance in Syria. She graduated from her Master’s degree in 2016 and commenced her arts Practice PhD In the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Hala is very involved in the community life here on campus.


Ciara Thompson, Public Relations Officer

Ciara received her Bachelor’s of Music, in Vocal Performance, as well as a K-12 Music Education Certification from the University of Iowa. Her Master’s in Ethnomusicology was given to her by the University of Limerick, where she is currently a PhD, at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Her research focuses on the significance of Irish traditional lullabies in a contemporary setting.


Felix Morgenstern, Events Manager

Felix is an ethnomusicologist and Irish traditional musician from Berlin, Germany. After immersing himself in the local Berlin Irish music scene, he moved to Limerick in 2012 to pursue a B.A. in Irish Music and Dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, housed at the University of Limerick. He completed this degree with first class honours in 2016 and recently received an M.A. in Ethnomusicology (first class honours) from the institution. Felix is currently conducting his doctoral research in ethnomusicology at Limerick. His Ph.D. dissertation explores historical and current narratives of Irish music making in Germany.