Dr Áine Mangaoang was invited to discuss the #MPMiD project with final year undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty at Maynooth University Music Department’s Research Seminar series, Friday November 20, 2015. This talk focussed on the current state of affairs for popular music research in Ireland, and explored the more experimental methodologies utilised during this research project.
Many thanks to Dr Adrian Scahill and Dr Christopher Morris for the invitation, and to Dr Laura Watson for chairing the session.
On Saturday 21st November, Áine was part of a panel on “Digital Interaction and Museums”at the Virtual Heritage Network Ireland conference. It was fascinating to hear about other cultural heritage projects, and particularly the work of digital humanist, ethnomusicologist and web developer Patrick Egan at University College Cork, who is currently cataloguing and curating the Seán Ó Riada archive at UCC’s Boole Library.
Sharing the panel with archeologists, musicologists, and technologists, and expertly chaired by Dr Christine Morris (Trinity College Dublin), the panel ended with a discussion on the importance of failure as a research method.