Edmund Burke lived from 1729 to 1797, a period of great expansion of the British Empire and of revolutions in America and France. More a working politician than a systematic philosopher, Burke responded to the turmoil of his times by formulating a unique brand of political conservatism that has been interpreted in many ways downContinue reading »
Would there have been a Good Friday Agreement without John Hume? Maurice Fitzpatrick tackles this question in our second episode to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic agreement that marked an end to the Troubles. From his early involvement as an activist in 1960s Derry, Hume the pacifist schoolteacher transformed the corrupt state thatContinue reading »
Seán Ó hUiginn was probably the most important voice speaking on behalf of the Irish state through the years leading up to the Good Friday Agreement. Here the former ambassador gives his unique view of the long run-up to the negotiations that led to the final peace agreement that was signed in 1998. This fascinatingContinue reading »
What help is philosophy in the face of climate change? Norah Campbell of Trinity College Dublin explains the basics of the philosophical movement known as Speculative Realism. She makes the provocative claim that the tools for thinking that we get from Speculative Realism are the only way to comprehend climate change. This interview traces aContinue reading »
Architectural historian Merlo Kelly relates the story of Georgian Dublin.
Who were the developers? Who bought these houses? And what explains their slow demise over the centuries?
The leading authority on the history of the north side of the city in this period, Merlo Kelly puts these elegant buildings and streets in their social, aesthetic and political context.
At upper left is the Royal Circus, which was never built.
Angela Nagle chronicles the online culture wars that rumble underneath the news events that have shaken consensus politics in the last couple of years. Last year, her book Kill All Normies instantly became the go-to guide on everything from 4chan to Tumblr, from the manosphere to the lamestream, and from neckbeards to basic bitches. InContinue reading »
This is a reading by actor Stephen Rea of an account of events in County Cork during the Great Famine of the 1840s. Historian Breandán Mac Suibhne draws on the source material of a local doctor’s notes to describe how an entire society, its customs and norms, collapsed under pressure of dispossession, starvation and disease.Continue reading »
We are kicking off with an interview with Paul Ennis about the dark politics of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. What connects libertarianism, digital disruption, Trumpism and the politics of exit? Paul is a researcher at the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Organisation at University College Dublin. This interview took place in the summer of 2017,Continue reading »
Select Field Day Articles Published in Village Magazine
It’s Time for Leaving Cert Reform
February 2018. Dr. Joanne Banks, ESRI, on how the Leaving Cert reproduces social inequality, causes stress, and inhibits learning.
Repaying to the Last
October 2017. Tony McKiver on advertisements by Irish banks
Marketing is Killing Us
A 3-part series by Norah Campbell of the Business School, Trinity College Dublin
Read article 1: The Health Halo (July-August 2017)
Read article 2: The Case of Fashion (September 2017)
June 2017. Richard Howard on Irish science fiction
The Furthest Exit (1)
April 2017. Paul Eliot-Ennis examines places Stephen Bannon in the context of the rise of the Alt-Right and 4chan
The Furthest Exit (2)
May 2017. Paul Eliot-Ennis examines Bannon’s political philosophy
Continuing Someone Else’s Journey
May 2017. Sarah Campbell on how best to remember the Northern Irish Civil Rights movement
Protectionism Dressed as Free Trade
March 2017. Lughan Deane explains how TTIP, NAFTA, and TPP were not free trade deals but investor rights agreements for US corporations.
Seamus Deane and Breandán Mac Suibhne, eds.
A journal of Irish Studies and international contexts, published in Dublin in association with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame.Continue reading »
Seamus Deane and Breandán Mac Suibhne, eds.
Published in Dublin in association with the Keough Naughton School of Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame.
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