Launch: SAH Journal – Volume 2, Issue 2

The Studies in Arts and Humanities launch for Volume 2, Issue 2, took placed in Trinity Long Room Hub on December 15, 2016.

A special screening of Ossian & the Hare by Naomi Wilson and Brian Doyle of Loophead Studio took place. The short film was a fascinating dream-like journey with an atmospheric soundtrack. Although normally screened in outdoor settings, the effect of the film could still be felt and audience members were clearly moved. The entire film can be viewed online here.

After closing remarks, all were invited to attend a reception.

A special thanks must be given to Trinity Long Room Hub for hosting the launch and Naomi Wilson and Brian Doyle for screening their film.

Below are a selection of photographs and tweets from the night. Photographs are provided with kind permission of Eva Sadowski.


The issue reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the journal by featuring a diverse range of submissions, which can be seen below.

Editorial by Jane Buggle on the development of the journal and its collaborative partnership between librarians and academic faculty in publishing.

Four peer-reviewed articles:

Speaking to the Masses – Hybrid Poetics and Marshall McLuhan’s “Newspaper Landscape” by Julie Morrissy

Foreign Adoption in Ireland: A Case Study of the Irish-American Adoptions, 1947-952 by Brian O’Keeffe

Social Ecology and Aesthetic Criticism by Connor Owen

Ossian & the Hare: An Experiment in Poetry and the Alchemy of Film by Naomi Wilson

Two interviews:

Challenging Art: An Interview with Italian Artist, Biancoshock

Interview with the Creators of Love/Hate

One poem:

Blackbird by Mark Ward

One play:

Sean MacDiarmada by Tom Madden

The issue is now available online at A print version can be purchased from

A review and a selection of photographs from the launch of Volume 2, Issue 1 of SAH can be found here

SAH journal is now accepting submissions for its next issue. The journal welcomes submissions from academics, students, and practitioners in the field of arts and humanities. Interested parties should see author guidelines