Ciarán Walsh and Mark Maguire, Dean of Social Sciences at Maynooth University after a conferring ceremony in June 2020 .

Mark and I set out on a PhD in 2015, which we both agree was ‘an-archic’ mix of art, politics, and engaged anthropology that tested the limits of the academy. Mark kept it on track and we got got through a viva with the highest distinction in June 2020. Friday was a wrap on the academic side and that marks the start of an exciting new phase the “Head-Hunter” project.

The book has gone to Berghahn Books NY and Dearcán Media’s film ‘Iarsmaí’ is about to go into production for TG4/BBC. It features a campaign to have 24 stolen skulls returned by TCD to communities in the west of Ireland, one of three interwoven stories that relate the consequences of the Black Lives Matter Movement for colonial era institutions Ireland.

We go on!