Collaboration and Creativity Conference

Anthropological Association of Ireland, 27-28 September, Maynooth University

Conference Programme

All events except Conference Dinner take place in the IONTAS building, North Campus

Friday 27 September:

5-7pm Room 1.33, First floor, IONTAS Building, North Campus

Roundtable discussion and wine reception:

Talamh nua: sean nós singing in contemporary contexts
Co-sponsored by AAI, ICTM Ireland, and Oifig na Gaeilge, Maynooth University.

Participants: Sailí Ní Dhroighneáin, Síle Denvir, Iarla Ó Lionáird. Moderators: Stephanie Ford and Steve Coleman

8:30pm Conference dinner in Donatello’s (Main Street), please email to reserve a place

Saturday 28 September:

9:30-11:30am MUSSI seminar room (2.31), Second floor, IONTAS Building

Visual Anthropology Workshop, organised by Prof. David Prendergast

9.30-10.00: Welcome & Visual Ethnography Lab – David Prendergast & Daniel Balteanu
10.00-10.30: Iain Macdonald Co-design and malaria education
10.30-11.30: Caoimhe Butterly with Film

11:30-11:45am Coffee Break

11:45 – 1:15, MUSSI seminar room 2.31s, second floor, IONTAS Building

Keynote talk and film by Dr Rupert Cox, Director of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at Manchester University – The Sound of the Sky being torn: three experiments in an anthropology of noise from Japan.

1:15-2:15 LUNCH and AAI AGM – MUSSI kitchen (beside Seminar Room)

2:15 – 3:45PM

PANEL A Room 1.33, first floor, IONTAS Building

Sara O’Rourke (MU) – ‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine’: Collaboration, Resistance and Solidarity in Contemporary Art

Marian Caulfield (UCC) – Re-Imagining ‘Keening’ in Contemporary Ireland: An Irish-Finnish Collaboration in Lament Revival

Tom Strong (MU) and Andrew Leavitt (MU) – The Trouble with Men Who Have Sex with Men:  Classifying Identity and Sexuality in Contemporary

PANEL B Room 1.37, first floor, IONTAS Building:

Benjamin Ford (MU) – Creativity and the Academic Conference

Joseph Cook (UCL) – Making and Measuring Creativity in the Corporate World

Kevin Flanagan (MU)- Solidarity and Commons Based Approaches to Local Development in Barcelona

3:45-4 Smoking Break


PANEL C Room 1.33, first floor, IONTAS Building:

Kayla Rush (DCU) – Anthropologist as Shape-shifter: Knowledge Co-creation and Riot Grrrl Intersubjectivities

Nasrin Khandoker (MU) – Identities and Creative Subversion: Bangla Folk songs in the Margin

Cathal Twomey (MU) – ‘Make Words to that Music’: Patterns of Collaboration between Handel and His English Poets

PANEL D Room 1.37, first floor, IONTAS Building:

Kieran Walker (MU) – Performative Non-Performance in the Irish Language Community of Dublin

Tanya Cassidy (DCU) – From Matrescene to Microchimerism and The Making of Milk Laboratories: Ethnographic Understandings of the Contemporary, Change, and Death

Conrad Brunstrom (MU) – Making Coffee for Anthony Trollope: The Occlusion of Collective Labour and the ‘Author’ Function within and without Literary Studies