Tuesday, 30 September 2014

And ... we're back!

Dear all,

Welcome back to the Department and the new (academic) year!

This semester, we again have an exciting range of evening classes on offer, both in the various languages of the Department (Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Polish and Russian), and also in Czech literature & culture (19th c.to the present) and Russian culture (beginnings to the early 20th c.). Please see the Departmental website for details.

And we are starting back our traditional pub nights every second Wednesday during term time in Kennedy's Pub in Western Row near Lincoln Gate.

The dates for the first semester are:
  • 1 Oct 2014
  • 15 Oct 2014
  • 29 Oct 2014
  • 12 Nov 2014
  • 26 Nov 2014
  • 10 Dec 2014 
Those for the second semester are:
  • 21 Jan 2015
  • 4 Feb 2015
  • 18 Feb 2015 - following the Departmental Open Day (4:30-5), and the Russian Evening in the Atrium (7:00-9:00)
  • 4 Mar 2015
  • 18 Mar 2015
  • 1 Apr 2015
Pub nights start around 8:30-9pm, usually on the ground floor level. The pub takes food orders until about 9:30.

So come along and meet the language assistants, old and new, evening and day students of the Department, during an evening of chats and stories (and maybe some scrabble) in whatever Slavonic language you speak. See you there!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

"Exploring Paintings from Russia" at the National Gallery

The National Gallery of Ireland has announced a new lecture series entitled Art from Diverse Cultures, which aims to explore art from various countries and to appeal to the many different cultural groups present in Ireland. 

The first talk is provided by art historian Wanda Ryan Smolin and will be "Exploring Paintings from Russia".
Time and date: Sunday 5th October at 3:00pm
Location: the Gallery Lecture theatre

The event is free and booking is not necessary. For further information please contact the Education Department at the National Gallery of Ireland.