A Night of ideas in Galway [fr]

La Nuit des Idées or The Night of Ideas is an annual event coordinated by the Institut Français which takes place this year on Thursday 31st January. Its goal is to celebrate the exchange of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations.

Speakers from diverse backgrounds will gather in a wide range of cultural or knowledge centres to discuss the theme across five continents, from Dakar to Los Angeles, not to mention Brussels, Buenos Aires, Kathmandu, Marseille, Paris... and Galway!

As part of this global event, the Department of French at NUI Galway, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Ireland and the Moore Institute, will host an evening of talks and short film screenings to which all are warmly invited.

Past, Present, Future: How best to live our histories and futures?

Keynote speaker: Professor Grace Neville (University College Cork)

Postgraduate student presentations

Lucas Cantinelli (French, NUIG): “Gentleman Lost in the 20th Century: H.P. Lovecraft the ‘Outsider’”

Eilish Kavanagh (Heritage Research Group, GMIT): “The Airman and the Rebel: How those in our past can influence our future”

Maša Uzelac (French, NUIG): “Imagining the future in times of crisis: narrative deconstruction in the utopias of Huxley and Houellebecq”

Short Film Screenings

Le Voyage dans la lune (Georges Méliès, 1902)

At a conference on astronomy, Professor Barbenfouillis announces his plan to travel to themoon. This colourized version of the original black and white film of 1902 was created in 1978.

La Race (Michaël Le Meur, 2015)
Eternally dissatisfied and doomed to grow, humanity frantically rushes along at top speed in a mad race. What if this headlong rush was not the fruit of our free will, but the result of mechanical forces ruling the universe?

All welcome!

G011 Moore Institute Seminar Room
Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway
Thursday 31st January 2019, 5.00-7.00 pm

For further information contact: philip.dine@nuigalway.ie

Published on 11/02/2019

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