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The Garden as Cultural Palimpsest: Transformation, Renovation, Interpretation in French, English and Irish Gardens

Date
8-9 September 2017
Venue Trinity Long Room Hub
Organiser Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, FTCD, Académie de Savoie, Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite with the collaboration de Monsieur François Arnaud, former Officer at the DRAC de Basse-Normandie (pour les musées et pour le livre et la lecture)
Brief Description (short paragraph)

Taking as its starting point the concept of the palimpsest, this conference explored transformation, renovation and influence with reference to French gardens from the early-modern period through to the eighteenth century. Papers analysed, for example, medieval gardens in the West of France, the gardens of Versailles, the influence of the French Renaissance on Irish gardens, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s garden of Les Charmettes, the English Landscape garden, and the military function of Jacobean and Stuart gardens in Ulster. Speakers included: Dr Marie Casset (Université de Bretagne-Sud) ; Dr Ian Thompson (Newcastle University) ; Dr Finola O’Kane Crimmins (UCD) ; Hazel Proctor (TCD), Dr Frédéric Ogée (Université Paris Diderot), Dr Gavin Hughes (TCMRS), Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey (TCD).

 

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Negotiating in Europe: Celebrating François de Callières (1717-2017)

Date
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Venue Trinity Long Room Hub
Organiser Dr Paule Salerno-O’Shea
Brief Description (short paragraph)

This seminar was led by the eminent scholar Alain Lempereur, Alan Slifka Professor and Director of the Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Programme at Brandeis University (USA). It focused on the life and impact of François de Callières (1645-1717). This diplomat, who was an ambassador to King Louis XIV and a member of the Académie Française, was a pioneer in negotiation and remains a very relevant point of reference for contemporary negotiation strategies.

 

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Modernités du mythe, à partir de Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

Date
4-5 May 2017
Venue Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser Dr Hannes Opelz
Brief Description (short paragraph) A two-day international conference on French philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Keynote speaker: Jean-Luc Nancy.

 

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Untranslatability in Literature and Philosophy

Date
20-21 March 2017
Venue Trinity Centre for Literary Translation
Organiser Dr Alexandra Lukes
Brief Description (short paragraph) This conference explores the concept of untranslatability from both the literary and the philosophical perspectives: it examines how translation funtions in relation to modernist and postmodern experimental texts (Mallarmé, Joyce, Villa, Masala), and it looks at the theoretical questions that emerge from translating philosophy and critical theory (Derrida, Blanchot, Nancy, Lacoue-Labarthe). Keynote speaker: Professor Emily Apter.

 

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Fields of Conflict Conference: The Ninth Fields of Conflict Conference

Date
22-25 September 2016
Venue Trinity Long Room Hub
Organiser Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey FTCD, Académie de Savoie, Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite with Dr Gavin Hughes, Dr Damian Shiels, Dr Tim Sutherland
Brief Description (short paragraph)

This international multi-disciplinary conference, with contributions from over ten different countries, considered  a broad range of aspects of conflict archaeology from all periods. Topics covered included 1916, heritage management of battlefields and conflict sites, commemoration, memorialisation and remembrance,
landscapes of conflict, experimental and combat archaeology, methodological approaches, archaeology of maritime conflict. For the full programme see:
http://fieldsofconflict.wordpress.com/programme/

Keynote speakers: Dr Douglas Scott (Colorado Mesa University)

 

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Journées des doctorants de l'ADEFFI/ADEFFI PG Study Day

Date 12-Mar-16
Venue Trinity Long Room Hub
Organiser Stephen Stacey (Trinity College Dublin) and Laura McGinnis (Queen's University Belfast)
Brief Description (short paragraph) Trinity College was the venue for the annual Journées des doctorants de l'ADEFFI which welcomed speakers for Ireland and the UK.

 

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Nonsense, Madness, Modernism: Writing at the Limits of Translatability

Date Friday 6 March 2015
Venue Trinity Long Room Hub
Organiser Alexandra Lukes
Brief Description (short paragraph) A one day interdisciplinary workshop on Lewis Carroll, Stephane Mallarmé, Antonin Artaud, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, organised by the Department of French, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Literary Translation.

 

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Workshop: Voltaire historian of modernity

Date 19-20 November 2014
Venue Maison française d'Oxford and Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford
Organiser Dr James Hanrahan and Professor Nicholas Cronk (University of Oxford)
Brief Description (short paragraph) This workshop, co-organised by Trinity College and the Voltaire Foundation, gathered together the editors of the critical editions of Voltaire's historical works as well as a series of guest speakers to discuss Voltaire's historical oeuvre and its place within European historiography of the eighteenth century. 

 

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Colloque annuel de l'ADEFFI/ADEFFI Annual Conference

Date 17-19 October 2014
Venue Trinity Long Room Hub
Organiser Dr James Hanrahan and Dr Sylvie Lannegrand (NUI Galway)
Brief Description (short paragraph) Trinity College was the venue for the 16th ADEFFI Annual Conference. The keynote speaker was the French author Anne-Marie Garat. 

 

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The Dark Side of Diderot

Date 07-Jun-13
Venue Newman House, St Stephen's Green
Organiser Dr James Hanrahan and Dr Síofra Pierse (UCD)
Brief Description (short paragraph) This conference marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of Denis Diderot was jointly organised by Trinity College and UCD. The keynote speaker was Catriona Seth (Université de Lorraine).

 

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Du bon usage de Rousseau

Date 13-Sep-12
Venue Trinity Long Room Hub
Organiser Dr James Hanrahan
Brief Description (short paragraph) This study day on the Swiss philosophe Jean-Jacques Rousseau welcomed a range of speakers from Ireland, the UK and France. The keynote speaker was Jean-Luc Guichet (Université de Picardie-Jules Verne).

 

CALL FOR PAPERS


The Waldensians in the Medieval and Early Modern European Context
9th-10th February 2018
Trinity College Dublin
In recent years, the medieval and early modern Waldensians have enjoyed a renewed scholarly interest giving rise to a number of new publications. Moreover, 2017 marks the anniversary of Reformation which resulted in a number of scholarly events. There are, however, significant gaps in scholarship on the Waldensians, most notably a lack of critical editions as well as studies around topics such as intertextuality and the circulation of texts. Such research would allow scholars in the field to gain a better knowledge of Waldensian text production and the place of that movement within the medieval and early modern religious space in Europe.
The French Department/Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be hosting a conference on the Waldensians on 9-10 February 2018 in Trinity College Dublin. The purpose of this conference will be to advance this discussion of the movement and to foster international collaboration in Waldensian studies. It is anticipated that the papers will be published (subject to peer review).
To that end we welcome abstracts of 200 words on a topic related to, but not limited to, any of the following areas with reference to the Waldensians:
Manuscripts and library collections
Editorial practices for establishing critical editions
Circulation of texts
Forms of texts and intertextuality
Controversial, precarious and marginal texts/objects
The impact of digital humanities or new technologies on the study of Waldensians
Waldensians and heresies in the international context
The legacy of the Waldensians


Instructions for submission:
Please send abstracts (200 words), together with a brief bio/CV, to Joanna Poetz (poetzj@tcd.ie).
Deadline: 16th October 2017


Organisers:

  • Dr Sarah Alyn-Stacey, FTCD, Académie de Savoie, Chevalier de l’ordre national du mérite, French Department/Director of the Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin
  • Joanna Poetz, PhD Candidate, French Department/Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Gregory Hulsman, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin

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