“EXCITING NEWS! Event, Narration and Impact from Past to Present”
The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA), in collaboration with University College Cork, presents-“EXCITING NEWS! Event, Narration and Impact from Past to Present” bringing together a broad range of current research in Ireland and abroad, regarding an issue of crucial importance for the understanding of past cultures and our own.
The conference is organised in collaboration with the EURONEWS project, an IRC-funded effort to trace the concept and use of news back to the early modern origins, as Ireland became integrated within a European network of shared experiences. Irish humanities have a key role to play in understanding the wider ramifications of traumatised media space that are fresh as today’s news reporting about BREXIT or COVID-19 and as serious as the recurring nightmares about catastrophic events which have occurred on these and other shores from time to time. Given the current situation with COVID-19, the conference will take place, virtually, on 15-16 March 2021.