Research Newsletter - Issue 61: Events

SCoTENS Seed Funding Scheme - Information Session and Workshop

Date: Monday, 22nd February 2021 

Venue: Online Event

The Research Support and Research Development teams are organising an information session and workshop on the SCoTENS Seed Funding call. 

The information session will run from 11:00 - 12:00 and the workshop from 14:00 - 15:00 on the 22nd February.

To register for the information session please click here

To register for the workshop please click here.

If you require further information on the Information session please feel free to contact Adam Platt ( and for further information on the workshop please contact  Dr. Tríona O’Hanlon ( 


Erasmus+ Information Session

Date: Tuesday 23rd February at 11:00

Venue: Online event

The DCU Research Support and Development Office will host a Zoom information session on Erasmus+ programme for DCU staff on the 23rd February at 11 am.

Erasmus+ aims to modernise and improve the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe, and to support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices. It provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects that encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning.

The session will outline opportunities for participation in Erasmus+ programme and will also include DCU academics with considerable success in the programme. Dr Martin Brown and Dr Trudy Corrigan from DCU Institute of Education will talk about their experience and provide tips on successfully applying for the programme.  

You are invited to register for this session to learn more about the Erasmus+ and participate in our Q&A. Please find the registration link here.

If you require any further information feel free to contact Dr Ines Perić at


Future Earth Ireland webinar - How can higher education 'build forward better'?

Date: 23rd February 2021 at 3pm

Venue: Online Event

Future Earth Ireland (FEI) in collaboration with various Irish Higher Education Institutions is organising a series of webinars addressing the question "How can higher education 'build forward better'?" in the post Covid-19 context. 

The series will consist of three webinars focusing on the core HEI activities of (i) research and innovation, (ii) engaging with society, and (iii) teaching and learning. The webinar series is aimed at academics, policymakers, students, and the wider stakeholder community.

This first webinar is co-hosted by the UCD Earth Institute and will feature contributions from: 

  • Prof. Linda Doyle, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr. Olga Grant, Office of Government Procurement
  • Prof. Ana Viseu, University of Lisbon
  • Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, University College Cork
  • Prof. Tasman Crowe, University College Dublin Earth Institute (chair)

You can register for this webinar here


    Conference on Disabilities, Arts and Sexualities 

    Date: 11th to 13th March

    Venue: Online

    This conference will explore the intersections between disabilities, arts and sexualities from an interdisciplinary and multimedia perspective. Fundamentally, the question of desire/s is at the heart of this exploration. In Sex and Disability (2012), Anna Mollow and Robert McRuer state, “rarely are disabled people regarded as either desiring subjects or objects of desire”. In this conference, the organisers shall redress the balance of this stigmatised presumption and look to the many ways that people with disabilities experience and express sexualities through art. This conference shall also explore how the arts provide a platform to represent disabilities in a way that differs from the day-to-day legal and official discourses, such as politics, sociology, or narratives of equality and human rights. 

    These topics shall be explored under the following themes: 

    • Sex, Art, Disabilities and the Body 
    • Sex, Art, Disabilities - Orientations and Affects 
    • Disabilities, Subjectivities and Sexualities 
    • Posthumanism, Sexualities and the Arts 
    • Queer Art, Sexualities and Disabilities 

    You can register for this conference here. For more details please visit the website for the conference. 


    LGBT Asylum Seekers Conference

    Date: 9th - 10th April 2021 

    Venue: Online Event

    At the end of 2019, there were approximately 4.2 million people around the world waiting for a decision on their asylum claims (UNHCR). Amongst them is a particularly vulnerable group: LGBTQI+ people: sons, daughters, parents, partners and lovers, with horrendous histories of imprisonment, bodily harm, torture, and psychological trauma.These atrocities are inflicted on them by their own governments, countrymen, and, worst of all, friends and families.

    This conference aims to discuss the situation of LGBTQI+  asylum seekers and refugees who have committed no crime, yet cannot live freely in their own countries due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

    To attend this conference you can register here


    2021 Term 2 Sexuality Studies Public Webinars

    Date: 24th Feb to 7th April 2021 from 14:00

    Venue: Online Event

    EROSS are organising a series of webinars on Sexuality Studies every Wednesday from 14:00 to 14: 50. For further details on these webinars,and to register, you can visit their website. The list of topics and speakers of upcoming webinars is given below: 

    Wednesday 24th February 2021 (Week 6)

    Sumpshuss Excavations

    Maighread Medbh (Doctoral Scholar, School of English), DCU, Ireland

    Wednesday 3rd March 2021 (Week 7)

    Eve Was Framed: Sex, Gender and Catholic Anthropology

    Dr Alyson Staunton (School of Theology, Philosophy and Music), DCU, Ireland

    Wednesday 10th March 2021 (Week 8)

    Keen Streets, Lean Streets, Mean Streets

    Denis Kehoe, National College of Arts and Design, Ireland

    Wednesday 24th March 2021 (Week 10)

    Bodies and Boundaries: Queer Embodiment and the Femme(nist) Fatale in Under the Skin David O’Mullane (Doctoral Scholar, SALIS), DCU, Ireland

    Wednesday 31st March 2021 (Week 11)

    Braiiiiiiins (and Sex): Zombie Porn and Sexuality

    Dr Caroline West (SALIS Alumni), DCU, Ireland

    Wednesday 7th April 2021 (Week 12)

    Hymenoplasty, Hormone Therapy and Sex Reassignment Surgery: Negotiating Gender in Iran

    Dr Paola Rivetti (School of Law and Government), DCU, Ireland

    Wednesday 7th April 2021 (Week 13)

    Queer Mobilities: Exploring Polish LGBT+ Migration

    Inga Wojcik (Doctoral Scholar, SALIS), DCU, Ireland