2016 - 3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference, March 10-11


3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference 

10th & 11th March 2016

Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway 


Welcome to the 3rd International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference hosted at the National University of Ireland, Galway 10-11 March 2016,  co-organised and supported by Institute of Technology, Sligo , National University of Ireland Galway and Maynooth University. This unique gathering of scholars, practitioners, artists and creative inquirers pays attention to the use of narrative inquiry in researchand practice.


The Irish Narrative Programme Book of Abstracts is now available.


Conference Recordings Now Available


Professor Ann Phoneix  Keynote Address


Dr Anne Byrne Welcome Address 


Our focus this year is to ask how do we DO narrative inquiry in the arts, humanities and social sciences? When we do narrative inquiry we are engaged in a host of  complex and interconnected activities.  As well as conducting forms of inquiry that have narratives of lived reality and experience  as their object of study, we also write narratives, and we collate and curate the ‘stuff’ of narrative - maps, diaries, letters, objects, recordings, films, images.  When we DO narrative inquiry, we DO all of these things.  But we also do narrative inquiry in particular places with particular people, at particular times of a person’s life,  with a focus on events of some significance.In this context, what does it mean ‘to do’ narrative inquiry? This is the question that will guide our explorations, discussions, reflections and exchanges and we warmly welcome you to join us in  the convesation.


1st International Conference on Narrative Inquiry, Institute of Technology, Sligo, 2014 


2nd International Conference on Narrative Inquiry, Maynooth University, 2015