NUI Maynooth Library Launches the Humanities Festival: an Exhibition of Publications of the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy, NUI Maynooth
Jan 29th 2008
The “Humanities Festival: an Exhibition of Publications of the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy NUI Maynooth” was launched on Tuesday 29th January by President John Hughes, in the John Paul II Library, NUI Maynooth.
Speaking at the launch President Hughes paid tribute to the volume and quality of the research output of the Faculty and thanked all involved. “An additional exciting element of this exhibition is that it highlights the online availability of a significant percentage of this work, through the ePrint archive,” Professor Hughes commented. “The NUI Maynooth Library was at the forefront of this initiative, in introducing the first ever ePrint archive in Ireland.”
Professor Hughes welcomed the fact that the exhibition is open to the public, drawing attention to the NUI Maynooth Strategic Plan’s commitment to nurture the intellectual wealth of the University and to apply this wealth for the overall good of society. He closed by thanking all involved.
The exhibition, which will run until lunchtime on Friday 1st February, includes over 200 print items including journal papers, review articles, music compositions, book chapters and books. Reviews of material included are also on display. A Flickr exhibition of dust jackets and other images associated with the exhibition can be viewed on the library website at http://library.nuim.ie
The launch was followed by an address by Professor Peter Denman, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy “Places where a thought might grow”.
Over seventy people, from across the University, attended the opening of the festival. A string quartet Grace Notes, with students from the Music department, provided music for the reception that followed.
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The Humanities Exhibiton based in the library.