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CONNECT’s Department of Ultimolgy on RTÉ

An essay by CONNECT’s Fiona Halinan and Kate Strain has been broadcast on RTÉ Radio’s ‘Drama on One’. Listen here.

Kate and Fiona, members of our Orthogonal Methods Group (OMG). founded the Department of Ultimology in CONNECT. Ultimology is the study of that which is dead and dying and they are

The radio essay spans multiple disciplines including the history of art, communications technologies, linguistics, the climate emergency, and the history of disease.

It includes a contribution from our Writer in Residence, Dr Jessica Foley.



CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.

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