Ag roghnú láthair le haghaidh agallaimh taighde

Tháinig an lá agus bhí mé réidh chun agallamh a chur ar dhuine den bheirt scannánóir a bhfuil staidéar á dhéanamh agam ar a shaothar scannánaíochta. Bhí idir sceitimíní agus faitíos orm. An gcuirfinn na ceisteanna “cearta”? An mbeadh fonn air labhairt liom in aon chor, nó an é go ndéarfadh sé leis féin “Seo chugainn duine eile den lucht acadúil, iad ag iarraidh staidéar a dhéanamh orainn”?

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Conference – Big or Small?

The first conference outside of my own institute at which I presented as a PhD student was the 19th international Sociolinguistics Symosium held in Berlin 21-24th August 2012. More recently I presented at the much smaller Inter-Disciplinary.Net Storytelling conference which took place in Prague 21-24th May 2013. So, big or small, which would I recommend? Continue reading “Conference – Big or Small?”

Noting The Changes

On my recent research trip to carry out archival research in New York I brought the following equipment:

  • Laptop with Soho Notes software- with required power chords and adapters
  • I phone – with specific app for scanning documents, creating PDFs and storing to Dropbox
  • Kindle – for reading PDFs in transit
  • Digital camera – with card reader and more chargers/adapters etc.

I also brought one properly sharpened pencil and a softback notebook, as reading rooms abhor the hardback kind.

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Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation’, Burren College of Art

The now legendary GS513, a compulsory two-part module for new Hardiman Scholars, is better known as ‘The Burren Trip’ and ‘The Burren Trip again’. Code GS513 involves being whisked off to Co. Clare under cover of darkness, on a stomach churning bus ride to a mysterious destination. Well, okay, we had all probably googled Ballyvaughan but there was still an air of mystery about the whole thing. Continue reading “Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation’, Burren College of Art”

The Research Trip

As PhD students we often dream of escape. You may have an office that looks out upon a vast wasteland of grey concrete. Or, like me, you may have a riveting view of a large building site. Perhaps you spend considerable stretches of time looking for Desktop Wallpaper featuring idyllic islands, sandy shores, and blue lagoons? Yup, you need a vacation.

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