Philosophische Fakultät

Invited Lecture: Prof. Dr. Maureen O’Connor (University College Cork, Ireland), "Form and Anthropocenic Grief in Claire-Louise Bennett’s 'Pond'"

Datum: 01.03.2024, 18:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Ort: Welz-Haus, Klinikstraße 6, Würzburg
Veranstalter: Siebold-Collegium (SCIAS)
Vortragende:r: Prof. Dr. Maureen O’Connor

The SCIAS (Siebold-Collegium Institute for Advanced Studies) cordially invites you to upcoming guest lectures by professors of Irish Studies and Theoretical Physics, Friday, 01.03.2024, 6 pm in the lecture hall of the Welz-Haus in Klinikstraße 6, Würzburg.

In the SCIAS guest lectures, the visiting professors and their hosts of the university introduce themselves and their research areas in the lecture hall of the Welz house to fellow guests, hosts and an interested audience of the university and the city in short 20-minute keynote lectures. Afterwards, all the participants have the opportunity to discuss and learn more about the respective projects and research areas to promote international and interdisciplinary exchange, dialogue and cooperation.


  • Prof. Dr. Maureen O'Connor (University College Cork, Ireland): Form and Anthropocenic Grief in Claire-Louise Bennett's Pond.
  • Prof. Dr. Natanael C. Costa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) & Prof. Dr. Fakher Assaad (Theoretical Physics I, JMU): Exploring fundamental properties of matter beyond material physics.

Prof. Dr. Maureen O'Connor is Senior Lecturer in English at University College Cork, Ireland. She is staying in Welz-Haus for six months as the Visiting Travelling Professor in Irish Studies, guest of Professors Ina Bergmann and Maria Eisenmann, co-founders of Irish Studies Wurzburg in the Faculty of the Humanities. The position is supported by the Irish Embassy in Berlin. She is currently researching a volume on the past and future of imagining nonhuman animals in Irish culture.

Prof. Dr. Natanael C. Costa is an assistant professor at the Institute of Physics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He is staying at the Welz house for three months, as a guest of Prof. Dr. Fakher Assaad from the Institute of Physics at JMU. He is currently conducting research on Condensed Matter Physics, specifically developing and applying cutting-edge numerical methodologies for Strongly Correlated Systems and, through them, exploring fundamental properties of quantum materials.

The presentation and the following discussion are open to the public and will be held in English. All interested parties are welcome!

For more information, please consult the official Invitation. Registration is requested.

Contact: SCIAS Office