Photo Show and Lecture — Please Attend

I have a lecture and photo showings that you’re most welcome to attend:

I will be giving a talk at Arcadia University in Dublin tonight (May 15) at 4:00PM.  The address is:

Arcadia University, College of Global Studies
20 Fishamble Street
1-4 The Courtyard
Temple Bar
Dublin 8

Tomorrow night (May 16) I’ll host an open house of my photo exhibit from 5-7 at  Notre Dame’s O’Connell House.  That address is:

58 Merrion Square
Dublin 2

You can visit the photo show any weekday 9-5 through May 31 — it’s free and open to the public!  If you want to view it with me, I’ll also be in from 12-2 on May 22 and 27.  Moreover, you can email me (shannonchance at wm dot edu) to let me know if you’d like me to meet you there at another time that’s convenient for you.

"Essence of Beauty" is one of the photos on display at Notre Dame's O'Connell House now through May 31.

“Essence of Beauty” is one of the photos on display at Notre Dame’s O’Connell House now through May 31. Copyright Shannon Chance.


Inter-changes: Reflections from Dublin and Beyond

The Fulbright Commission of Ireland and the University of Notre Dame

are hosting the launch of a new photo exhibition

Inter-changes: Reflections from Dublin and Beyond

By Dr. Shannon Chance

6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Keogh Naughton Notre Dame Centre, O’Connell House, 58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

RSVP: / 01.660.7670 by May 1st, 2013

The show will be available for viewing throughout the month of May (weekdays 9-5 at the above address).  You can come meet the artist at the launch or 5-7 on May 16, 12-2 on May 22, or 12-2 on May 27.  Here’s a sneak peek at the show in preparation….

Upcoming Photo Exhibition in Dublin

I’ve got an exhibition of reflection photographs in the works for spring. It’s to occur during May at Notre Dame’s O’Connell House on St. Stephen’s Green.  Tuesday, I met to plan with Notre Dame’s Lisa Caulfield and Joseph Stranix as well as Fulbright’s Joanne Davidson.  I showed them some examples of my work and, thankfully,  got enthusiastic response. 🙂

It’s a big, beautiful space and I look forward to filling it with images.  It’s so much space, in fact, that I am hoping to include my two favorite photographers in the show. (I’m seeking final approval for that.)  I’ll keep you posted as plans progress.

It’s a gorgeous space, and I though you might enjoy seeing it pre-show:

Contemplating Race

On an invitation from Joanne (from the Fulbright Commission here in Ireland), I decided to attend a book launch on the subject of race last night.  What a fascinating view of history I discovered!

I learned a huge amount from the people who spoke at the event (Seamus Deannes, Bruce Nelson Nelson, and Kevin Whelan), which was held at the University of Notre Dame’s O’Connell House. I met people from Dublin and beyond, including a professor from South Bend who is also a priest and political historian here doing research himself.

Bruce Nelson’s book launch at Notre Dame’s Center in Dublin. Joanne Davidson, from the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, is seated in the middle.

I’m very interested in this topic, social construction of the concept of race… in Ireland and at home in the US.















I’ve been spending more time in my engineering office — it’s very comfortable now that the heat is on there. I haven’t turned ours on at the apartment, because the southern exposure usually warms it sufficiently.

I conducted my first interview using phenomenology as the framework (in this office) today!  I’m going to start transcribing it momentarily.

My office on Church Lane.

I’m pleased to report that I successfully biked across town today.  I couldn’t bear to go the wrong way down a one-way street like everyone seems to do here. I decided to push the bike three blocks instead of figuring out where the street was that went the way I wanted to go!

And, I made it to the library I love on Bolton Street, with minor evidence of my ride this time (only a small spot on my gear-changing hand this time).

Made it across town today, by bike, without incident. 🙂

Magazine on my *all* areas of study: Engineering, Design, and the Built Environment. The Education sources are also here at this library!