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

We are working to put together a great line up of seminars and events. Please check back here at a later date, or check the events calendar for any upcoming events we might have.

Past Events

Joint SMI and ICTM-Ireland Postgraduate Conference

The Society for Musicology in Ireland, in collaboration with
the Irish National Committee of the International Council
for Traditional Music, are pleased to announce a joint
postgraduate conference to take place at the University of
Limerick on and Friday 17th and Saturday 18th January 2020.
The conference will feature a keynote address from Philip
Bohlman, “Lifted Up from the Earth at the Very Moment of
Death”: The Border, the Wall, and the Musical Topography of
Migration Crisis.

Logos Seminar

“Composing the Mongrel: an arts practice exploration of hybridity”

This seminar is a work in progress presentation of my current Irish Research Council fellowship entitled Composing the Mongrel. The research is an arts practice exploration of cultural hybridity and the effectiveness of ‘mongrelity’ as an embodied paradigm in post-modern music making. It focuses on a theorization of my own artistic practice using a custom built hybrid North Indian lute in collaboration with three composers to create a new body of work. The research is informed by performance theory (Melrose, 2002; Cook, 2003) and arts practice epistemology (Nelson, 2013; Leavy; 2015) which argues that artistic process is a valuable site of cultural knowledge. I would like to use this opportunity to review some of my research output to date and discuss some of my initial findings. Through interactive discussion, I would also like to attempt to put some flesh on the bones of the ‘mongrel’ as music making metaphor.

Logos Seminar

“Jewish song and singing – inside and outside the synagogue”

This seminar will present themes and sounds that have influenced Jewish song and singing over the centuries. We will trace the journey from Torah cantillation and synagogue chanting through to the 18th century Hassidic nigun, via two influential 20th century songwriters (Shlomo Carlebach and Debbie Friedman) to modern singers like Yaakov Shweky who performs in packed stadiums. Barbara Streisand and Leonard Cohen will also feature as we explore the interplay of all these influences.

Logos Seminar

“Approaching the Viva Voce”

The Viva Voce is the defence process that PhD candidates must go through in order to receive their doctorate and graduate. Whether you are at the last hurdle or starting the marathon, knowledge of the format and composition of this process, and any sort of advice for preparation is invaluable to all postgraduate students and can extend into other forms of defence, progress, and testimonial presentations throughout one’s career. Please join us, and our presenters for a Q&A session on the Viva Voce that will bring informative perspectives from past defence experiences, as well as from the supervisor and examiner’s point of view.

Logos Seminar

“Post-Doctoral Pathways”

The Irish World Academy’s TDCE Postgraduate Forum invites you to join our LOGOS seminar on post-doctoral pathways, which will take place via Skype for Business this Thursday from 10.00 to 12.00. A post-doctoral fellowship is one of many possible career pathways to select after completing a doctoral dissertation project, whether it seeks to further develop certain aspects of one’s doctoral research or to transform a PhD thesis into a monograph. Drawing from the expertise of this week’s invited guest speakers, current IRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr Matthew Noone, and Prof. Mel Mercier, this virtual Q&A seminar session provides insights into potential post-doctoral pathways and funding opportunities. In particular, we will focus on aspects such as the development of project proposals, funding applications, as well as experiences in the research and project development/mentorship process.

Logos Seminar

“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

“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.

Logos Seminar

“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.

Logos Seminar

“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.

Logos Seminar

“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.

Logos Seminar

“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

“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.


The Writing Process: Tips, Tricks, and Perspectives

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

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

Inbhear 2019: Publishing Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research

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.

Samhain Presentations

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

Irish Research Council Scholarship: Q&A

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.

The Forum

Established in 2018, 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 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.
https://about.me/anacamillo
ana.camillo@ul.ie 

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.
hala.jaber@ul.ie

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.
ciara.thompson@ul.ie

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.
felix.morgenstern@ul.ie