News and Upcoming Events
- President Michael D. Higgins launches new research theme on Identities in Transformation
- Seamus Heaney launches Trinity's New Centre for Literary Translation
- Conservation and preservation explored in new exhibition at Trinity College Library
- Royal Irish Academy of Music and TCD form exciting new partnership in the performing arts
- TCD's Old Library is the setting for Terry Pratchett animation film 'The Duel'
- TCD announces new Seamus Heaney Professorship in Irish Writing
- Trinity College Library launches Digital Collections – a free online resource of its historic collections spanning a millennium
- Bollywood Film Shot on Location at Trinity College Dublin Launches in India and Dublin
- Trinity College Dublin Launches 300-Year Celebration of the Old Library
- New Music Composition Centre officially launched with a concert by Crash Ensemble
- Animated short movie 'The Last Train' by Trinity & Ballyfermot students nominated for IFTA Award
- New Yale - TCD collaboration on Children's Literature
- A review of the Apertures and Anxieties Exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Academy by the British Medical Journal
- Best International Short for 'Blue Rinse' awarded to two Trinity lecturersat Korean Short Film Festival (AISFF)
- Trinity lecturer discovers previously unknown portrait by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez
- New National Academy of Dramatic Art - The Lir - opened at Trinity College Dublin
- 'The Last Train', an animated short movie, launched by students at the Animation Hub Trinity College Dublin and Ballyfermot College of Further Education
- 2011 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature awarded to Lucy Caldwell
- Launch of Dublin Contemporary 2011@Trinity College Dublin
- Bollywood comes to Trinity College Dublin
- New creative technologies partnership between Trinity College Dublin and Ballyfermot College of Further Education
- Two new masters programmes in Public History and Cultural Heritage and in Digital Humanities and Culture launched by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
- Creative writing students launch anthology 'Alms on the Highway'
- 'Abbey goes back in time: O'Casey evoked in 3d' Irish Times article on the launch of the Old Abbey 1904 project by Dr Hugh Denard, Visiting Fellow Trinity Long Room Hub
- RTE Radio 1 Arts Tonight interview with Prof Brian Singleton and Playwright Conor McPherson regarding Trinity College's new acadamy of dramatic art, the Lir, due to open in September 2011
- Irish Times interview with TCD/NLI Cultural Coordinator, Dr Catherine Morris
- TCD appoints world leading writers, theatre practitioners, composers and creative technologists to spearhead Creative Arts, Technologies and Culture Initiative
- TCD Academic awarded prestigious Medal of Pushkin by Russian President
- BAFTA Success for TCD PhD Student in Film Studies
- Sir Terry Pratchett appointed as new Adjunct Professor of English
- New National Library of Ireland/TCD Cultural Coordinator appointed
- Alice Milligan Exhibition guest curated by TCD/NLI Cultural Coordinator launched by Actor and TCD Adjunct Professor, Fiona Shaw, in the National Library
- New Exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Academy to celebrate 50th Anniversary of TCD Modern & Contemporary Art Collection
- Historic Exhibition & Digitised Witness Testimonies of 1641 Irish Rebellionlaunched by President Mary McAleese
- Anchorman, Pop Tarts, Picasso... review of the Trinity modern art exhibition in the Douglas Hyde Gallery
- Waiting in the Wings: New prestigious acting academy, The Lir, announces Call for Students for Bachelor in Acting
- School of English Professor Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's collection The Sun-fish has won the Griffin International Poetry Prize 2010
- Dublin announced as UNESCO City of Literature
- 2013 May 19th
‘Pegbar: Animation Show of Shows', 14:00-16:30 in the Science Gallery, TCD. The Pegbar team have teamed up with Acme Filmworks and AWN.com to present the legendary Animation Show of Shows. Founded in 1998 by Ron Diamond, the Animation Show of Shows is a traveling selection of some of the best animation short films of the year. Join the Science Gallery to watch some of the best short animations films of 2012 such as Paperman, Daffy's Rhapsody, Here and the Great Elsewhere and many, many more. Curated and presented by Ron Diamond. Admission is free but booking is required.
- 2013 May 20th, 19:15
‘Claudio Magris in conversation with John Banville’, Presentation of the book ‘Blindly’ by Claudio Magris, organised by the Italian Institute of Culture, the Department of Italian, TCD, and the Irish Writers’ Centre. To celebrate the publication in English of Italian novelist Claudio Magris’ innovative novel Blindly, translated by Anne Milano Appel, the Department of Italian in Trinity's School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies is pleased to present a conversation between the author and the writer John Banville. Hailed as a masterpiece when first published in Italy, Blindly twists through time and space, recounting the horrors, the hopes, and the revolutions of the last century. In the Neill/Hoey Lecture, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. All welcome. The Italian Institute as the principal organizer of the event will also provide Italian refreshments. RSVP to email@example.com.
- 2013 April - May
'Ina Boyle's Symphonic Journey', an exhibition in the Long Room of Trinity's Old Library to coincide with a symposium held at DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama in April 2013. Ina Boyle (1889-1967) was a prolific Irish composer whose life and works have recently begun to capture renewed attention and interest. She had the distinction of being the only female composer to receive an award from the Carnegie Trust – for her orchestral work ‘The Magic Harp’, published by Stainer & Bell in 1921. However most of her music remained unpublished and unperformed.
- 2013 12 June, 18.15
The Eurovision Song Contest and the Performance of Europe, a lecture by Prof Brian Singleton, Samuel Beckett Chair of Drama and Theatre, School of Drama, Film and Music. Part of the Euro-Visions Lecture Series jointly organised by the IIIS and the Trinity Long Room Hub to mark the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU. Admission is free and all are welcome. Please download the full programme.
- 2013 May 2 - 23 June
‘Risk Lab' Are you feeling lucky? Why does the house always win? Is it better to do business with a bookie or a banker? How healthy is it to have a ‘healthy’ appetite for risk? As part of Science Gallery’s ‘LAB IN THE GALLERY’ series, RISK LAB examines the psychology and mathematics underpinning the risks that surround every aspect of our lives, and our ability to assess and understand those risks. From bad driving to the lotto, from real estate to smoking, humans find it tricky to evaluate risk. How do emotions, scenarios, or media skew our assessment of the odds? Is it possible to recalibrate our perceptions of risk?
- 2013 31 May - 17 July
Nigel Cooke, Tree Works, an exhibition in Gallery 1, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College. Ciaran Murphy, The Paradise  in Gallery 2. In this series of exhibitions, artists make a selection of work that reflects their idea of The Paradise. All are welcome, admission free.
- 2013 May - September
'Preservation and Conservation: What's that?' a major exhibition in the Long Room of Trinity's Old Library. Providing a link between the sciences and the humanities, this exhibition looks at the fascinating and varied activities of the Library’s Preservation and Conservation Department. Among the highlights are display cases exploring: the pigments used in manuscript illumination; the conservation of manuscripts, photographs and early printed books; the development of book structures; the analysis of the environment and its effect on collections; the study of Old Library dust; and the impact of the Save the Treasures campaign on the preservation of the collection in the Long Room. The exhibition promises a rare glimpse of items not usually seen while offering an introduction into the world and work of the conservators.
- 2013 June 7-8th
The Role of Fairytale in Contemporary Theatre, a two day symposium organised by the Arts Education Research Group in the School of Education, TCD, in association with TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) Ireland and Barnstorm Theatre Company as part of Ireland’s presidency of the European Union. The special guest for the symposium is Ms Erika Eichenseer - the cultural curator at Oberpfalz in Bavaria - who will present on her recent discovery of 500 fairytales from Franz Xaver von Schönwerth. The Von Schönwerth collection, which was locked away in an archive in Regensburg for 150 years, was assembled over more than four decades, during which time Von Schönwerth travelled the Oberpfalz region of Germany faithfully transcribing oral tellings of the stories. He was a contemporary of the Grimm Brothers and in 1885 Jacob Grimm said about him: "Nowhere in the whole of Germany is anyone collecting [folklore] so accurately, thoroughly and with such a sensitive ear." His collection includes local versions of famous tales such as Cinderella and Rumplestilskin, along with others, such as ‘The Flying Chest’, which are completely new to a modern audience. A rehearsed reading of part of “The Flying Chest” will be presented during the symposium which is the first international stage premiere of any of Von Schonwerth's collected tales. In the Neill/Hoey Lecture, Trinity Long Room Hub. All welcome.
- 2013 June 13-14th
Writing Home: Irish Culture and Wartime Europe, 1938-48 a two day symposium organised by the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. The decade between 1938 and 1948 was a time of immense revolutionary upheaval across Europe, but tends to have been characterised as a time of stagnation and isolation for Ireland. During these years, however, many Irish writers and artists travelled extensively across the continent, whilst several of their European counterparts arrived in Ireland. Taking these migrations as a starting point, this symposium will examine afresh the history of this decade and its impact on Irish cultural memory. Writers under consideration may include, but are by no means limited to: Samuel Beckett, John Betjeman, Christabel Bielenberg, Hubert Butler, John Hewitt, Denis Johnston, Thomas McGreevy, Brian Moore, Francis Stuart, and Rebecca West. As cultural memory is mediated through a wide variety of discourses and artefacts, from literature to visual art, architecture, film, music and journalism, the School welcomes interdisciplinary participation from the fields of modern languages and literature, media studies, history and history of art. In the Neill/Hoey Lecture, Trinity Long Room Hub. Visit http://writinghome2013.blogspot.ie/ for information on the programme.
- 2013 June 15-16th
Translating Holocaust Literature a two day conference organised by Dr Peter Ardns of the Centre for Literary Translation, TCD. If any language lacks the words to express the experience of the concentration camps, how can the unspeakable ever be represented? How can it be translated into another language? If translation as representation cannot do justice to the original experience how can the translation of a Holocaust text into another language ever do justice to its original? As challenging the translation of Holocaust literature into other languages may be, it can be facilitated by an acute awareness of debates and cultural theories surrounding genocide. This conference is designed to discuss the impact of such debates and theories on translating the Holocaust, in addition to a variety of questions and topics relating to the challenges of translating literature about the Holocaust from one language into another. Visit http://www.reliterarytranslation.com/ for more information. In the Neill/Hoey Lecture, Trinity Long Room Hub.
- 2013 June
The Book of Kings: Middle Eastern Manuscripts in the Trinity College Library an exhibition in the Long Room of Trinity's Old Library to coincide with the meeting of the Middle East Libraries Committee in Dublin. Chief among the exhibits is a 19th-century copy of the 'Shahnameh' (alt. 'Shahnama') or the Book of Kings. Written by the 11th-century poet Firdausi, the Shahnameh, completed in eastern Iran in March 1010, is a work of mythology, history, literature and propaganda; a living poem that pervades and expresses many aspects of Persian culture. The Shahnameh contains approximately 50,000 verses and is generally divided into mythical, legendary and historical sections. Another even older copy of the work forms part of the Preservation & Conservation Department’s exhibition also on display in the Long Room, along with some clay tablets from modern-day Iraq. The cuneiform script on these artefacts is the earliest-known form of script. Included in the Book of Kings exhibition is an Iman’s wooden staff, of uncertain age, which is inscribed with verses from the Koran; an exquisitely-decorated Koranic scroll taken from the battlefield at the Liberation of Venice in 1683; and some of the Library’s important collection of Syriac manuscripts.
- 2013 July
Samuel Beckett (1906–1989) - Poet, Novelist, Playwright, Nobel Laureate, an exhibition in the Long Room of Trinity's Old Library to coincide with the third annual Samuel Beckett Summer School. Trinity College Library is one of a handful of internationally-significant repositories of the unpublished papers of Samuel Beckett. The collection was founded in the 1960s by a gift of four notebooks from the author himself, and the Library has continued to add to the it by bequest, by purchase and by the generosity of donors, principally the Beckett Estate. The exhibits are drawn from right across the collection, to give a full flavour of how diverse it is. It ranges from tiny black-and-white photographs of Beckett relaxing at his cousin’s house to the notebook in which he composed his Imagination dead imagine in the mid 1960s. This is a fascinating item and one of the stars of Trinity’s Beckett collection: it not only reveals something of the author's creative process, it also offers evidence of linguistic choices, which are unique to Beckett. There are three different texts contained in this manuscript: part of All strange away, which was started first, in English; then Imagination dead imagine, which clearly arose from the former work, but composed in French, and which then developed into an independent work; and some fragments called 'Faux Départs', associated with the previous works, in both English and French.
- 2013 August 11th - 16th
The Samuel Beckett International Summer School a weeklong celebration and exploration of the works of one of Trinity's most famous graduates involving some of the the world’s foremost Beckett scholars,organised by the School of Drama, Film and Music and the School of English, Trinity College. Seminars will include Beckett and Irish Culture, 1929-49 (Sean Kennedy); Beckett Reading Group (John Pilling); Beckett's Manuscripts (Mark Nixon & Dirk Van Hulle); Performance Workshop (Jonathan Heron). http://beckettsummerschool.wordpress.com/
- 2013 August
What Price the Children: the work of Dorothy Price among the Dublin Poor an exhibition in the Long Room of Trinity's Old Library to to mark the centenary of the 1913 Lockout. As the city of Dublin commemorates the events of August 1913, the industrial dispute which led to the Lockout, Trinity College Library takes the opportunity to focus on one of the principal underlying causes of the unrest, the degrading levels of poverty experienced by the poorest citizens of Dublin. It was children who bore the brunt of this poverty, and who continued to live, and die, in the most abject circumstances long after the dust settled in 1913. Well into the 1930s the Dublin slums were notorious, disease-ridden sumps in which a high percentage of the population lived in one-roomed accommodation; the infant mortality rate, and the rate of TB infection, were much higher there than in anywhere else in Western Europe. Dorothy Stopford Price was a graduate of Trinity College’s medical school. Her master’s thesis was on childhood tuberculosis and she devoted her entire professional life to the well-being of the poorest children of Dublin, working mostly in St Ultan’s hospital.
- 2013 November 7-9
Motion in Games Conference, the 6th annual conference to be held in Trinity College Dublin, hosted by the Graphics Vision and Visualisation group in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. Games have become a very important medium for education, therapy and entertainment. Motion plays a crucial role in computer games. Characters move around, objects are manipulated or move due to physical constraints, entities are animated, and the camera moves through the scene. Even the motion of the player nowadays is used as input to games. Motion is currently studied in many different areas of research, including graphics and animation, game technology, robotics, simulation, computer vision, and also physics, psychology, and urban studies. Cross-fertilization between these communities can considerably advance the state-of-the-art in the area. The goal of the Motion in Games conference is to bring together researchers from this variety of fields to present their most recent results, to initiate collaborations, and to contribute to the establishment of the research area. The conference will consist of regular paper sessions, poster presentations, and as well as presentations by a selection of internationally renowned speakers in all areas related to games and simulation. The conference includes entertaining cultural and social events that foster casual and friendly interactions among the participants.
- 2012 October 24th - April 21st 2013
Drawn to the Page: Irish Artists and Illustration 1830 - 1930, an exhibition in the Old Library, Trinity College Dublin. This exhibition serves as an introduction to and a celebration of Irish artists’ involvement with illustration from the 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century, a significant period in the history of European book and periodical illustration.
- 2013 27 February - 2 March
Romeo and Juliet - Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama - BA in Drama (Performance) Graduating Production, in the Samuel Beckett Theatre,TCD. Adapted for a contemporary audience this BA in Drama (Performance) Graduating Production highlights the continuing relevance of this masterpiece. Director Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director and Theatre Consultant for Smashing Times Theatre Company and a full-time lecturer at the Conservatory, offers a new take on the timeless tale, whilst retaining the compelling qualities that make this story so engaging
- 2013 February 8th - April 8th 2013
OSCILLATOR at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, curated by Douglas Repetto & Stefan Hutzler. What oscillates? From swinging pendulums to throbbing beats and harmonics, Oscillations are repetitive variations from one state to another that occur usually over time. Found in human-made systems and in physical, biological, and informational processes, they can arise, either by design or by accident. Sometimes they’re a critical component, essential to the correct function of a system, other times they might be a curiosity or a nuisance, or even a catastrophic force. Although well documented there are oscillations that we still can’t quite mathematically explain, from the vibrations of Eulers disk to the peculiar regular and chaotic motion of a Swinging Spring. In short, oscillations are ubiquitous and as such the perfect fodder for a Science Gallery exhibition!
- 2013 February 8 - March 28th 2013
Katy Moran, an exhibition of the artist's work in Gallery 1, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College. Andrew Vickery, The Paradise  in Gallery 2. All are welcome, admission free.
- 2013 February 11th
'The Pollard Collection of Children's Books: Constructing a History of Irish Children's Literature' , a lecture by Dr Pádraic Whyte, Trinity College Dublin, as part of the Trinity Long Room Hub Library Lecture Series to mark the tercentenary of the Old Library. The Pollard Collection of Children’s Books, a generous bequest to the Trinity Library from Mary ('Paul') Pollard (1922-2005), is a collection of over 10,000 books covering the period from late 17thC to early 20thC. Extensive holdings of works by Maria Edgeworth, Barbara Hofland and Mary Sherwood feature in the collection. It contains many books of Irish interest, and includes moral tales and tracts, learner readers, chapbooks, nineteenth-century annuals and magazines. One of the most significant of its kind, the Pollard Collection offers enormous opportunities for research and scholarship. During the lecture, Dr Whyte will provide an overview of the collection, research underway, its significance nationally and internationally, and also conduct a close analysis of certain texts within the collection. More specifically, he will discuss his current research and his use of the collection in constructing a history of Irish Children's Literature. In the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, at 19.00 on Monday, 11 February 2013. Admission is free and all are welcome.
- 2013 February 9th
SAX AND CICADAS at the Science Gallery. Watch Professor of Philosophy and Music and 'bug music' enthusiast David Rothenberg perform a unique OSCILLATOR-themed concert accompanied by his trusty saxophone - and any singing insects he can find on the day. David will take the audience from singing insects to booming whales and humming synthesizers, from the acoustic to the electronic and back. Admission: Free.
- 2013 February 8th
DATA at the Science Gallery. DATA showcases the work of artists whose practice is actively engaged in Internet culture. Their work revolves around technology, games, social networks, commerce and politics. In their talks each artist discuss their approaches and ideas behind their interdisciplinary practice. Speakers include:Nurit Bar-Shai, Peter Edwards, Phillip Stearns, LoVid, Sean Montgomery. In the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. 6:30pm-8:30pm.
- 2013 February 7th
''Informal music practices and formal music education: some illustrations from the classroom and the instrumental studio'', a talk by Prof Lucy Green, University of London, as part of the School of Education Arts Research Group Guest Lecture Series 2012-13. At 7pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.
- 2013 February 6th
''Between Commentary and Eternity’: Annotating Dante and Joyce', a lecture by Prof Sam Slote as part of the School of English’s Year of Ulysses Lecture Series. The act of annotations implies some deficiency in the text that the annotations then purport to correct. Either the reader is insufficiently learned to cope with the text's allusions, or the text is insufficiently accessible and cannot be trusted on its own without the mediation of the annotator's skills and knowledge. Drawing on his experiences annotating Ulysses, Prof Slote will discuss the commentary traditions around both Dante and Joyce to examine what annotation invariably omits and distorts in the service of explaining a literary text. In the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute at 12.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. For further information, visit dh.tcd.ie/dh, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2013 February 6th - 9th
Lucia Joyce/Irishirisirisch - TeNTheatre Berlin, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. Two plays from a James Joyce-Cycle in five parts by Niksa Eterovic, dealing with the life and work of James Joyce, directed by Niksa Eterovic and performed by the teNTheater Berlin. LUCIA JOYCE - la macchina della famiglia, the second part of the James Joyce-Cycle, is about Lucia Joyce, the author's highly gifted and sensitive daughter, adored by her father and his soul-mate, sent into madness by a jealous and envious mother and in tender competition with her brother Giorgio. The play shows how family life at the Joyces was determined by her mental illness and strong emotions; it tells about Lucia's birth, her stay in a mental hospital and about the life of the Joyce family during their stay in Trieste and Paris. IRISHIRISIRISCHmurmelqietsch, the fourth part of the Joyce-Cycle, focuses on the life of James Joyce at the time when he had published his last book Finnegans Wake and was suffering from the effects of a life-long eye disease which had caused him to go almost blind by then. But it is also the story of his estrangement from the real world, his search for a new language, a story of pain caused not only by his blindness, but also by the mental illness of his daughter Lucia and his life-long battle for acceptance as a writer. There are pictures of a grotesque search for the object of sexual desire, of James Joyce having almost been tortured to death by physicians whetting their knives and, last but not least, it is a symphony based on Joyce's language, its rhythm, its sound plays, its humour, its pictorial nature.
- 2012 November 23 - January 30th 2013
Chanteh, Tribal Textiles from Iran, an exhibition of over 200 old and antique tribal bags from the Fars region of Iran in Gallery 1, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College. Eva Rothschild, The Paradise  in Gallery 2. In this series of exhibitions, artists make a selection of work that reflects their idea of The Paradise. As a response both to The Paradise and to the Chanteh exhibition in Gallery 1, Eva Rothschild has chosen to show a selection of new and recent sculptures. All are welcome, admission free.
- 2012 October 26th - January 18th 2013
GAME at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THE FUTURE OF GAMING? Ireland is rapidly emerging as a global hub for animation and games. GAME invites you to explore the fundamentals of what makes a game work. How will developments in technology, social media and augmented reality develop? Will the lines between game and reality become blurred in the future? Advisors include Steve Collins, Founder of Swrve and previously co-founder of Havok and Kore.
- 2012 November 15th 2012
"Performance-practice for complex piano music: From the sequence understanding-technique-interpretation to the notion of corporeal navigation", a lecture and recital by Pavlos Antoniadis in the TCD Music Composition Centre.The lecturing part of this event focuses on the paradigm-shift brought about by complex notation in the field of piano interpretation after 1950. As the title suggests, from the traditional serial arrangement of the following elements: a) disembodied understanding of the composer's intention b) technical capacity to actually perform on the instrument c) interpretative deviation as landmark of the performer's personality, the newest repertoire suggests a more dynamic approach to learning, performance and interpretation, which is here described as corporeal navigation. Embodied understanding and perpetual movement in the score-space, as well as prioritization processes and multivalence of the sound-image, are the basic features of this approach. At 6pm in the Boydell Recital Room. Visit the Muic Composition Centre's website for their Autumn/Winter Events.
- 2012 September - 14 November 2012
Nina Canell, Tendrils, an exhibition in Gallery 1, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, about air, its stuff and substance, as well as all that moves in it, such as waves, particles, sounds, and seeds. Fergus Feehily, The Paradise, in Gallery 2, is a new installation about light and darkness; and especially about luminosity. All are welcome, admission free.
- 12 November 2012 The School of English in Association with Lively Conversation Debate Topics Present...'This House Would See Unseen University Run by Witches', A public debate by Staff & Students of Trinity College Dublin, 6:30pm Monday 12th November 2012, Quek Hall, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street. Ably Adjudicated by Professor Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, Blackboard Monitor.
- 2012 October 25th - November 11
Ouroboros, an exciting and original new play by Paul Walker for Ouroboros Theatre Company concerning the life and times of Bram Stoker. Using a thrilling combination of performance, lighting, live music and original text, Stoker portrays the fascinating world of Bram Stoker's life and legacy: the inspiration behind his world famous novel Dracula, his life-long friendship with Henry Irving and his bitter rivalry with Oscar Wilde. At the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College.
- 2012 October 31st - 2 November
'Biopolitics, Society and Performance', an exciting conference organised by the School of Drama, Film and Music at Trinity which will reconsider the notion of biopolitics and its recent transformations in theory and the contemporary world. Hosted by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and the Arts Technology Research Laboratory. Key note speakers include philosopher Giorgio Agamben from Italy, feminist theoretician Rosi Braidotti from the Netherlands, sociologist Thomas Lemke from Germany, artist/researcher Oron Catts from Australia, and the controversial performance artist Kira O'Reilly. Registration required.
- 2012 October 31st
Public Lecture by Giorgio Agamben a major philosopher and cultural theorist from Italy as part of the 'Biopolitics, Society and Performance' conference at Trinity College Dublin. Agamben is widely known for his criticism of the "War on Terror" in the US, as well as for his many books, and for developing such concepts as “Homo Sacer” and “State of Exception”. At 6.00pm in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse St.
- 2012 October 30th
'Clever Enough to do Variations: Maurice Sendak as Visual Musician', a talk by Perry Nodelman (Professor Emeritus, University of Winnipeg). Prof Nodelman is author of 'Words About Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children's Picture Books', 'The Pleasures of Children's Literature', and 'The Hidden Adult: Defining Children's Literature'. Organised by the School of English. In the Trinity Long Room Hub at 10am. All welcome.
- 2012 October 28th
'What Lies Beneath: Dracula and its Legacy'. A panel discussion of what is hidden beneath the surface of this Gothic tale as part of the Bram Stoker Festival. Modern scholars and Stokerites discuss the effect of Stoker's legacy on literature, and how society's fears manifest in the darkest of tales. Apart from being a masterpiece of the Gothic horror novel, Dracula has been described as a 'coded Victorian diary' and while there is ample textual evidence to support such a claim, analytical theories have ranged from the astute to the deranged. The panel will attempt to separate the two, examining the conflicting elements in the nature and sexuality of an extremely complex man, Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula. Featuring Dr. Jarlath Killeen, Stoker biographer Paul Murray, author Ruth Dudley Edwards, and Senator David Norris. At 4pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub. BOOKED OUT!
- 2012 October 28th
'What is it with Vampires'. The Vampire motif seems to be everywhere these days, in teen fiction (Twilight), television (The Vampire Diaries, True Blood) and movies (where do you start?). Teenagers, from Goths to geeks, emos to metalheads, can't get enough, but is it all innocent fantasy? How ambiguous are the underlying messages about love and sexuality, dominance and submission? To what extent is Bram Stoker's Dracula the template for all of this? An expert panel ponders what's really at stake. With moderator Edel Coffey and panelists Anna Carey, Will Hill, Celine Kiernan. In the Trinity Long Room Hub at 2pm. Admission is free, but pre-booking essential. Parents and teens welcome together.
- 2012 October 26th
'The Anatomy of Fear - From Stoker to Scarpetta', with Patricia Cornwell, Best Selling US Crime Novellist, as part of the inaugural Dublin Bram Stoker Festival. In this event, Patricia Cornwell, whose bestselling novels have elevated her to the highest rank of international crime writing, will discuss ways in which the serial killer has become, in some sense, a modern-day equivalent of the vampire. By comparing characters, plots and stories to her own Scarpetta books, the author will illuminate those dark corners of the human psyche which, regardless of time and place, harbour and nourish our deepest human fears. At 7.30pm in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. Tickets: 12euro / 10 euro concession.
- 2012 September 14th - October 14th
NANOLAB at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. HOW SMALL CAN SCIENCE GO? How will nanotechnology revolutionise healthcare and technology? What nano products are available right now? Is it actually possible to comprehend the nanoscale? This month-long nano lab will also give you the chance to be an investor and decide what you would invest money in and why. NANOLAB will be developed in partnership with CRANN and NanoNet Ireland.
- 2012 October 1st - 13th
The Dublin Theatre Festivalat the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College.
- 2012 October 11th
'Heart vs. Head', a talk by Irish composer Garrett Sholdice about his work. His music, often written for small chamber ensembles, has been described as possessing an 'exquisite delicacy' (The Irish Times). He has received performances in Europe, North America and Japan, in venues including the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Issue Project Room in New York, and Tsukuba Nova Hall in Tokyo. Recent/regular interpreters of his music include Maya Homburger / Barry Guy duo, pianist Aki Takahashi, Amsterdam-based ensemble Trio Scordatura and Ergodos Musicians, for whom he regularly acts as musical director. At 6pm in the Boydell Recital Room, Top Floor, House 5, Trinity College. Organised by the Centre for Music Composition. Visit the Centre's website for their Autumn/Winter Events.
- 2012 October 7th
Open House Dublin - Tours of the Trinity Long Room Hub building.With the theme ‘Architecture Alive’, this year’s Open House Festival is an exploration of the vitality of Dublin through its architecture and the people who experience it. Throughout the course of the weekend staff and students from Trinity’s Department of History of Art and Architecture will host tours of the College’s most famous and historic buildings as well as its newest building projects including the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and the Dublin Dental Hospital. The Trinity Long Room Hub was winner of the 2011 Irish Architecture Award and was shortlisted for the 2010 World Building of the Year. Tours are on Sunday, 7 October from 2pm to 4.30pm. Entry is FREE and on a first-come basis.
- 2012 October 5th
Art without Borders: Cultural Exchange and Influence in Irish Art History, a Department of Art History student-led symposium with keynote address by Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland. In the Trinity Long Room Hub from 9.30am to 5.00pm, advance registration required.
- 2012 April 27th - October
A great many choice books:300 years of the Old Library an exhibition celebrating the tercentenary of Trinity's Library through a display of fine books and manuscripts alongside records relating to the construction and fabric of the Old Library building.
- 2012 September 26th
‘Voicing 2012: Quality, Inclusion & Participation in Music Education’, a conference organised by the School of Education TCD in conjunction with Music Generation, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra and Mary Immaculate College Limerick. In the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. Booking required.
- 2012 September 21st-22nd
‘Tolkien: The Forest and the City’, a two day conference organised by the School of English. Registration required.
- 2012 September 21st
Culture Night at Trinity College Dublin:
- Trinity Long Room Hub Multilingual Soiree: Staff, students, and friends of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies will read their favourite poems and prose extracts in French, German, Italian, Polish, Irish, Russian and Spanish as well as in translation. Some may even sing! Families can collect a self guided tour of the Trinity campus for school-age culture vultures. From 7pm to 8pm.
- 'The Story of the Earth' exhibition, on display in Trinity's Geological Museum, showcases highlights of the planet’s geological heritage. This includes various rocks, minerals, Irish and foreign meteorites as well as fascinating fossils, including Giant Irish Deer. Exhibits are on show in the Museum Gallery as well as the foyer of the Museum Building from 5pm – 10pm.
- The Old Library & Book of Kells
- From 17:00 to 22:00 the Old Library and the Book of Kells Exhibition are open - no bookings are necessary, but visitor numbers into the building will be limited
- The Tercentenary Exhibition is A great many choice books: 300 years of the Old Library
- Also on view is an exhibition on Ernest TS Walton (1903-1995), Physicist and Nobel Laureate
- Music will be provided in the Long Room by Ceoltoiri Carolan harpists and a string quartet (members of the College Orchestra), at intervals from 18:00 throughout the evening
- 2012 June 22nd - September 7th
HACK THE CITY at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. HOW CAN WE MAKE THE CITY WORK FOR US? Over half of the world's 7 billion people live in cities. How can urban citizens tweak, modify, adapt and hack their city environment to make it work better. From sustainable development to under-development; from density to sprawl; from greenfield to green politics, from flash mobs to social networking. How will our cities of the future manifest? In partnership with IBM and Dublin City Council.
- 2012 July 15th-20th
The Samuel Beckett International Summer School a weeklong celebration and exploration of the works of one of Trinity's most famous graduates involving some of the the world’s foremost Beckett scholars,organised by the School of Drama, Film and Music and the School of English, Trinity College. Seminars will include Beckett and Irish Culture, 1929-49 (Sean Kennedy); Beckett Reading Group (John Pilling); Beckett's Manuscripts (Mark Nixon & Dirk Van Hulle); Performance Workshop (Jonathan Heron).
- 2012 June 26th-29th
The Battle for Books - The 20th Annual Sharp Conference will bring the leading practitioners in the field of 'book history' from around the world to Dublin, a city which has recently been designed as a UNESCO City of Literature. If you are interested in books, and the cultural, social and economic conditions in which books are produced and consumed, you should not miss this conference.
- 2012 June 25th
Building Collections: 300 Years of the Old Library a one day conference as part of the programme to mark the tercentenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin, one of the great libraries of the Western world. The conference will examine aspects of the physical structure of the Library, and its alterations through the centuries, as well as focusing on the context within which its renowned early printed books and manuscripts holdings have developed. Its collections span over a millennium of recorded thought.The Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, followed by a celebratory reception in the Long Room.
- 2012 June 23rd - 24th
Orfeo an opera by Monteverdi performed by Opera Theatre Company, Ireland's National Touring Opera Company, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College. For over 400 years, the dramatic music and raw emotional power of this baroque masterpiece has remained undiminished. With Orfeo, Monteverdi created the first great opera that not only survived the centuries, but still enthralls a modern audience. Sung in English, this captivating score is performed by players drawn from the ranks of the Irish Baroque Orchestra with Music Direction, from the keyboard, by Andrew Synnott. Design is by award-winning designer Joe Vanek, with lighting by John Comiskey. 30 Euro/25 Euro conc.
- 2012 June 4th - 9th
Dublin Writers Festival at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College. Writers include Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, Greg Baxter & Selma Dabbagh; Chad Harbach & Patrick de Witt; Karl Ove Knausgaard & Rachel Cusk; Keith Ridgway, Rachel Seiffert & Lucy Caldwell; Best European Fiction; Mark Haddon; Mary & Bryan Talbot; Tim Parks; Ed Vulliamy. For full details of all events, see www.dublinwritersfestival.com
- 2012 June 8th
Best European Fiction writers at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, as part of the Dublin Writers Festival. Arno Camenisch (Switzerland), Marrita Lintunen (Finland), and Donal McLaughlin (Scotland) will read briefly from their work, and will then engage in a discussion with noted Irish translator Rachel McNicholl. This event promises to be an interesting exchange on new European literature and will provide an insight into the best of European short fiction. At 6pm. Contact Jonathan Dykes email@example.com.
- 2012 June 6th - 16th
The Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival is the largest outdoor theatre festival in Ireland. Shakespeare is brought onto the streets of Dublin and each evening the headline performance is produced in a temporary outdoor theatre in the spectacular surroundings of Trinity's Front Square. This year Footsbarn Travelling Theatre (www.footsbarn.com) are the headline performers with Indian Tempest.
- 2012 June 1st
Behind the Scenes: Conservation at Trinity College Library an event in the Dublin City of Science 2012 Public Engagement Programme, and the Old Library Tercentenary celebration. The Preservation and Conservation Department of Trinity College Library will open its doors to the public and to secondary schools throughout 2012, providing an opportunity for audiences to learn about the skills involved in the conservation of library and archive collections, and the preventive measures used for their care. Each event will include a visit to the Long Room to hear about the preservation of the collection of Early Printed Books, followed by a visit to the Conservation Laboratory to see first-hand some of the items on which the conservation team are currently working. From 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Numbers limited, booking essential. Other dates include September 21st, October 5th, November 9th and November 30th. Booking for members of the public is now available.
- 2012 May 28th - June 2nd
Ethica: four shorts by Samuel Beckett Play - Come and Go - Catastrophe - What Where, four of Beckett's iconic plays, rarely performed in Ireland, will get an exciting new production in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, having recently returned from a successful tour to Bulgaria. The four shorts are co-directed by Marc Atkinson and Nicholas Johnson. The production elicits the theatricality and vibrancy of these texts and is a perfect introduction to Beckett's work for theatre, as well as having something new to show the most avid of Beckett enthusiasts. 15 Euro/12 Euro conc. Group rates available - for details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2012 April 27th - June 1st
HAPPY? at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. WHAT IS THE SECRET TO OUR HAPPINESS? In spite of our financial woes, Irish people are still among the happiest in Europe according to recent research. How is this possible? Is it true that money doesn't buy happiness? How can neuroscience and psychology help us discover the root of happiness? HAPPY is delivered in partnership with Trinity College's School of Psychology, celebrating its 50th anniversary.
- 2012 April 4th - 23 May
Last, a group exhibition of works by various artists in Gallery 1, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College; The Paradise  in Gallery 2, an exhibition by Stephen McKenna.
- 2012 May 22nd
Apparition, Dublin Dance Festival at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College. Spectacular and full of mind-bending illusion, Apparition creates a sensuous symbiosis of humans and technology. Tickets 22 euro/18 euro concession. Book online at www.dublindancefestival.ie
- 2012 May 4th
"We Have Two Ears" - A concert and exhibition of contemporary music, visual expression and performance featuring works by some of Ireland's brightest young composers and artists that explore the full spectrum of musical expression, from the heart-stopping to the tranquil, the traditional to the experimental and everything in-between. The Samuel Beckett Theatre, 7pm for 7:30pm. Admission: 14 euro12 concession. EXHIBITION in the Samuel Beckett Theatre Foyer, Studios 191 & 192, 3rd - 4th May 2012 12 - 6pm. Admission: FREE
- 2012 April
One City One Book, an exhibition in the Long Room, Old Library, Trinity College. 2012 is a special anniversary for Trinity College Dublin, with the celebration of 300 years since the laying of the Old Library's foundation stone. The tercentenary celebrations include an exhibition in the Long Room which is part of the 'Dublin: One City, One Book' event. One City, One Book encourages everyone each year to read the same book during the month of April and this year Dubliners was chosen. The focus of this display is the life and works of James Joyce and highlights places and events associated with the 1914 publication. The exhibition of 13 items includes an early printing of Ulysses signed by Joyce and a contemporary map of the city to help visitors plot the various locations referred to in the text. The exhibition runs for the month of April.
- 2012 April 20th-21st
Genres in Transit:Re-Thinking Genres in Contemporary Cinemas Conference, Arts Technology Resource Laboratory, Trinity College, Dublin. The aim of this conference is to explore contemporary genre filmmaking with a particular emphasis on the intersection between conventional modes of production and new transnational practices. To attend please email Ciara Barrett or Silvia Dibeltulo at email@example.com.
- 2012 April 17th, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
A Symposium on Creative Technologies has been organised by the Centre for Creative Technologies at Trinity in conjunction with Trinity's Science Gallery to include speakers from Disney Research and Monster Animation along with a showcase of creative technologies across Trinity College Dublin. All welcome. 2.15 - 3.00pm: Bernd Bickel - Disney Research, Zurich - “Human Faces - From Reality to Reality”. Bernd Bickel will talk about recent research efforts at Disney Research in acquiring and modeling deformable materials, with a special focus on human faces. Furthermore, a data-driven process for designing and fabricating materials with desired deformation behavior using 3D printers will be presented, demonstrating Disney’s efforts to close the loop between the virtual and real world.3.00pm - 4:30pm: A showcase of Creative Technologies across Trinity College Dublin: Visual Computing - Graphics, Animation and Visualization. Recent research results from the GV2 group and collaborators; Digital Media - Media signal processing for 3D audio & video; an introduction to challenges, solutions and applications. Advances in digital signal processing for audio and video that will enable personal immersion in virtual environments, from the Sigmedia Research Group. Digital Arts - exploring the emergent fields of creative art practice. Digital arts panel with Researchers and Students from the Art Technology Research Laboratory.4.30pm - 5.00pm: Jason Tammemägi - Monster Animation - “The Changing Creative World: a view from the land of preschool TV”. Is it possible to get too deep into systems, processes, technology? What happens when those systems change or just are no longer needed? From the happy, playful, whimsical world of animated children's television, Jason Tammemägi explores our relationship with technology, taking a look at the processes involved in making a kid's show and pulling apart what is really important to the audience.
- 2012 February 10th - April 6th
EDIBLE, the latest exhibition from the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. WOULD YOU EAT AN EXHIBIT?Science Gallery's foray into the future of food is an exhibition you can eat. As an eater, you are a powerful agent of selection. You make choices at every meal that shape and change the culinary-agro-ecosystem. EDIBLE interrogates the emerging biotechnologies, innovative food cultures and novel culinary practices that are changing the way we eat. EDIBLE will be a sensory feast from morsels of genomic gastronomy to external mechanical digestive systems.
- 2012 April 5th
'How I wonder what you’re at!': The Nonsense Madrigals in the Context of Ligeti’s Late Oeuvre, Musicologist Wolfgang Marx speaks at Trinity College. Organised by the Centre for Music Compostion. 4pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College.
- 2012 April 5th
Talk by Dr. Andrew B. Watson, Nasa Ames Research Center, Vision Models and Visual Quality: addressing one of the grand challenges for the engineering of multimedia quality - how to develop algorithms that can convert physical measurements – of displays, of images, or of video sequences – into metrics that have perceptual meaning. Dr Watson describes several of the key concepts and components of these models and will show how the models can be applied to key problems in display design and image and video processing. This research may also provide insights for computer graphics applications, such as those being employed in TCD's VERVE project. In the Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery at 2pm.
- 2011 October 12th - 1 April 2012
Troubled Magnificence: France under Louis XIV, an exhibition in the Long Room, Trinity College Library.
- 2012 February 3rd - 28 March
In the Gallery, an exhibition by Merlin James, a painter of small pictures in the 'easel' tradition, in Gallery 1, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College; The Paradise  in Gallery 2, an exhibition based on the Message Posters of American artist Reverend Howard Finster who believed he was inspired by God to spread the Gospel
- 2012 February 22nd
‘The Unforged Conscience: Europe in Irish Poetry’, a public lecture by Prof Harry Clifton, the Ireland Professor of Poetry. Prof Clinton, the author of several volumes of poetry, including the award-winning Secular Eden (Wake Forest University Press, 2007) is the fifth Ireland Professor of Poetry in immediate succession to Michael Longley and is in residence in Trinity College for Hilary Term. His public talk is on Wednesday 22 February in the Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building at 7.00pm.
- 2012 February 6th
UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE Pratchett & Bursar Productions Present: A quiz of otherworldly proportions - Unseen University Challenge! Staff Vs Students in an epic battle to avoid humiliation under the watchful eye of Professor Sir Terry Pratchett answering questions on all things Discworld. This event is free of charge, but advance booking is required. At 6.00pm in Quek Hall, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse St.
- 2012 February 9th
EDIBLE, preview of the latest exhibition from the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. Meet the curators and artists, and prepare to look at food in an entirely new way. Foodies, newbies, and picky eaters will all find something to enjoy! 18.00-20.00. Admission 7.50 euro, free for members.
- 2012 February 2
Artist's Talk in the Douglas Hyde Gallery - Merlin James. On the day of the opening of an exhibition by Merlin James in the Douglas Hyde Gallery - In the Gallery - Merlin James will give a talk on his the exhibition and his practice. At 5pm. All are welcome, admission free.
- 2011 November 25th - 25 January 2012
Mike Disfarmer, an exhibition in Gallery 1, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College; Kouzaki Hiromu ‘Grandfather's Envelopes’in Gallery 2.
- 2011 November 25th - 25 January 2012
Disfarmer: A Portrait of America, a film screening in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dir. Martin Lavut; 2010; Colour; 52 mins; English. This sensitive and informative film about the photographic legacy of Mike Disfarmer includes interviews with people who knew him in Heber Springs as well as with some of the curators and dealers in the New York art world who recently re-discovered his work.
Tuesdays at 1.15pm, and Thursdays at 5pm throughout the Mike Disfarmer exhibition. All are welcome, admission free.
- 2011 October 21st - 20 January 2012
SURFACE TENSION: THE FUTURE OF WATER, the latest exhibition from the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. Features innovative artworks, events, and a lab in the gallery, all of which explore the complex tensions surrounding the future of water. Visitors to this free-entry exhibition are invited to bring a water sample from their locality, participate in the exhibits, join the discussion and explore their own water footprint. Key exhibits include a water lab where you can investigate water quality of samples you bring to the gallery and exhibits by world renowned artists including Petroc Sesti, David Holden and Fergal McCarthy.Lavut; 2010; Colour; 52 mins; English. This sensitive and informative film about the photographic legacy of Mike Disfarmer includes interviews with people who knew him in Heber Springs as well as with some of the curators and dealers in the New York art world who recently re-discovered his work.
- 2012 January 22nd
Lunchtime concert by Ensemble Avalon, Trinity's Ensemble-in-Residence, to celebrate the launch of the Music Composition Centre at Trinity College Dublin. Ensemble Avalon is a fresh and dynamic piano trio featuring three of Ireland's finest internationally accomplished soloists and chamber musicians. In the Samuel Beckett Theatre at 1.00pm. The concert is FREE of charge; however you must RESERVE tickets in order to attend the event by Friday, 20th January at 5.00pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets.
- 2011 November 16th - 21 December
Apertures & Anxieties, an exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Academy to celebrate celebrate 300 years of Trinity’s School of Medicine. The exhibition aims to create stimulating and aesthetically successful artworks that will challenge and engage the public in issues of medical research and art practice. At the invitation of the Head of School of Medicine the RHA selected eleven artists to work with various clinicians, researchers and technicians throughout the Medical School.
- 2011 December 8th
Yale-TCD Children's Literature Event: ''The Shirley Collection of Children's Literature at Yale: Making a Private Collection into a Public Resource" a public lecture by Timothy Young, Curator of the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale; "The World in Images: Nineteenth-Century Picture Worlds and Modernist Ways of Seeing", a public lecture by Katie Trumpener, Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the English Department, Yale University. Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, 6.30pm.
- 2011 November 24th
Science and Poetry: Not So Different? Lecture by Professor Iggy McGovern, Scientist and Poet, Seminar Room, Long Room Hub (beside Arts Building), Trinity College. It is over 50 years since C.P. Snow’s Rede Lecture ‘The Two Cultures’; Snow’s theme was that Western intellectual life had fractured into polar opposite groups of Science and Literature. This lecture examines how that theme plays out today in poetry, noting the recent publication of a number of science poetry anthologies. It looks back to when no distinction existed, traces the beginnings of the fault lines in the 19th century and reviews the developing links of our time. The writing of some scientist- poet hybrids is discussed, including the Irish scientist and poet William Rowan Hamilton and the Czech immunologist and poet Miroslav Holub.
- 2011 September 8th - 16 November
Alice Neel: Family, an exhibition in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Dublin Contemporary 2011. Alice Neel (1900-1984) was one of the most remarkable American artists of the 20th century. Although widely admired in her lifetime, Neel's paintings have only recently begun to receive the attention they deserve. This exhibition, selected by Jeremy Lewison, includes portraits of Alice Neel's children, grandchildren, parents, and lovers. Oil paintings will be shown in Gallery 1; works on paper will be displayed in Gallery 2. A catalogue, with a new text by psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, will be published by the Gallery to accompany the exhibition.
- 2011 September 29th - 15th October
Ulser Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2011 at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College.
- 2011 November 2nd
Alice Neel: Jeremy Lewison, advisor to the Estate of Alice Neel, will give a talk on the artist’s life and work. Jeremy Lewison is an independent curator and has been advisor to the Estate of Alice Neel since 2003. He curates exhibitions in major museums and galleries around the world, writes books and articles on modern and contemporary art, and lectures internationally in universities, museums and galleries. Tickets are free but limited in number; please contact the Gallery in advance to reserve a place. Tel: +353 1 896 1116 / email@example.com
- 2011 October 4th - 31st
Dublin Contemporary @ Trinity in association with Dublin Contemporary 2011, Ireland’s first International art festival. See the attached for the programme of events throughout October. Programme includes the exhibition on the front facade of Trinity of a unique artwork created specifically for the university by Braco Dimitrijevićas part of Dublin Contemporary 2011 - CASUAL PASSER-BY I MET AT 3.46 PM, Dublin 2011 Trinity College. This is the artist’s latest work in his "Casual Passer-By" series, conceived in 1971 and repeated in cities worldwide over the past four decades. Yugoslavian born artist Braco Dimitrijevid is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of conceptual art, and a leading innovator in the field of art in the public realm.
- Every Saturday until October 31st
Installation/Performance ‘Hello Sam’by the team of Brian O’Doherty, Joe Stanley and Christina Kennedy, at the National Gallery of Ireland, is a site-specific installation piece
incorporating sound recordings that attempts to engage the myth of Beckett’s persona, as well as the mystery of his work by staging a situation which calls on
the viewer’s imaginative participation and ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ . For the first week of the eight-week exhibition, eight
figures will perform, diminishing by one each week, until finally a single figure circulates alone through the gallery. Students and staff from Trinity form part of the group, comprised of artists, curators, lecturers and students in the visual arts, and members of other professions beyond the visual arts community. Hosted by The National Gallery of Ireland www.nationalgallery.ie in association with Dublin Contemporary
- 2011 October 20th
SURFACE TENSION: The Future of Water PREVIEW PARTY at the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. A sneak peak at the next exhibition, SURFACE TENSION: The Future of Water. Expect unexpected artworks, intriguing investigations, watery wonders, and tasty nibbles. This event is free for Science Gallery members and €7.50 for non-members.
- 2011 October 14th
Meet the Artist: Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland – ‘How I made New York a Suburb of Dublin!’ in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College at 1pm. Artist, critic & Booker prize nominated novelist Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland will discuss his new work ‘Hello Sam’ for Dublin Contemporary and reflect on his career since the 1960s including his many creative personae. A very special feature of this event will be the artist’s performance of one of his Vowel Poems. The talk will be illustrated by imagery, recordings, and footage and followed by an artist-author signing of the major monograph on the artist, ‘Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland: Between Categories’ by Dr. Brenda Moore-McCann, graduate of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, TCD.
- 2011 October 13th
‘Hello Sam’ by the team of Brian O’Doherty, Joe Stanley and Christina Kennedy, at the National Gallery of Ireland - A unique opportunity to experience the performance of ‘Hello Sam’taking its starting point from the Front Arch of Trinity College, processing through the campus to the installation in the National Gallery of Ireland. Onlookers are invited to come along with the performance to the installation and to experience the artwork on the eve of the special event to meet the artist Brian O’Doherty, taking place at lunchtime on Friday 14th October in the Long Room Hub.
- 2011 October 12th
Meet the Makers - “Art & Politics: A New Realism?” A panel discussion with guest speakers: Dublin Contemporary Curatorial Team, chaired by Dr. Yvonne Scott, Head of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, TCD. Artist Braco Dimitrijevid also hopes to participate, schedule permitting. His artwork ‘Casual Passer-by I met at 3.46 PM, Dublin 2011’ features on the main façade of Trinity College as part of Dublin Contemporary until 31 October. In the Emmet Lecture Theatre, the Arts Building TCD - Nassau Street
entrance, at 7pm.
- 2011 October 12th
Douglas Hydge Gallery Exhibition Tour of Alice Neel: Family by Gallery Staff at 1.15pm.
- 2011 October 6th
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Trinity College Art Collections, led by Catherine Giltrap, College Curator. The Trinity College art collections encompass over 400 years of painting, print, sculpture, and statuary, including significant portraiture. Booking essential as places are limited. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2011 October 4th
Launch event for Dublin Contemporary @ Trinity on Tuesday, October 4th at 6pm in the Public Theatre, Front Square.
- 2011 September 8th - 24th
Dublin Fringe Festival at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College. See website for shows.
- 2011 September 1st
Creative Cities Symposium: Paris, a symposium organised by Trinity College Library & the National Library of Ireland in conjunction with the French Embassy with address by the President of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Bruno Racine.
- 2011 July 22nd - 29 August
Interlude (Aspects of Irish landscape painting), an exhibition in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College - Gallery 1; Richard Skelton 'Landings' - Gallery 2.
- 2011 July 15th
A performance of traditional West African music on kora and ngoni by Senegalese musicians Kadialy Kouyate with Diabel Cissokho in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College. Doors 7:30pm; performance begins at 8pm sharp. Free tickets are available from the Gallery.
- 2011 July 14th
Gare St Lazare Players Ireland in The End by Samuel Beckett. At 7.30pm in the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trinity College as part of the first annual Samuel Beckett Summer School. Tickets 15 euro
- 2011 July 10th-16th
The inaugural Samuel Beckett International Summer School organised by the School of Drama, Film and Music and the School of English, Trinity College.
- 2011 July 4th - 8th
From Metadata to Linked Data Summer School at Trinity College, a joint Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)(Interedition) training school organised by the Digital Humanities Observatory and TCD.
- 2011 June 30th
A performance showcase of the Creative Arts, Technologies and Culture at Trinity College Dublin. In the Samuel Beckett Theatre at 7.30pm
- 2011 June 29th
Inaugural Dublin Forum: Working Together? Culture and the City. A series of events organised by the Policy Institute at Trinity College aimed at Dublin city policy-makers. The Dublin Forum will focus on policy issues where social science expertise can make a significant contribution. In the Long Room Hub, Trinity College from 6pm.
- 2011 April 15th - 24th June
HUMAN+: The Future of our Species, New Science Gallery exhibition in collaboration with Trinity Long Room Hub and the School Of Medicine with generous support from Wellcome Trust London
- 2011 April 1st - 1st June
Shiva Linga Paintings, an exhibition in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College - Gallery 1, Shiva Linga Paintings; Gallery 2, 'Spiritual Voices' (from the war diaries) Alexander Sokuorov
- 2011 May 16th - 19th
Dublin Dance Festival at the Samuel Beckett Theatre featuring performances by Eiko & Koma (Japan) 'Regeneration: Raven/Night Tide/White Dance'; and Jerome Bel (France) 'Cedric Andrieux'.
- 2011 May 6th - 7th
Contemporary German-Irish Cultural Relations in a European Perspective: Exploring Issues in Cultural Policy and Practice, Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
- 2011 April 30th
A reading of Thomas Kilroy's Blake, directed by Patrick Mason, presented by the Abbey Theatre at the Samuel Beckett Theatre as part of a tribute to Thomas Kilroy hosted by the Oscar Wilde Centre at Trinity, 8pm. Advance booking required
- 2011 April 29th - 30th
'Across the Boundaries: Talking about Thomas Kilroy' a celebration of the writing of Thomas Kilroy with leading writers and theatre practitioners
- 2011 April 25th
Launch of 'Alms on the highway', Writing from the Oscar Wilde Centre M Phil Students 2010-2011 in the Gutter Bookshop, Cows Lane, Temple Bar at 6pm
- 2011 April 16th
The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and the Historical Imagination international Symposium in the Samuel Beckett Centre, TCD which seeks to re-negotiate the archive of Irish theatre and performance in order to cast a light on those subterranean dramaturgies that are either characterised as the discontents of historical time or indeed, transmogrified into the historical imagination. 20 euro fee
- 2011 April 15th
SHIFT, a 40-minute, mixed-media performance during which contemporary Irish sound and video artists, actors and musicians, will create a live, improvisatory response to the 1907 "Playboy of the Western World" riots augmented by the digital model of the old Abbey Theatre. The digital reconstruction of the 1904 Abbey Theatre is led by King’s College London historian Dr Hugh Denard in association with Trinity's Long Room Hub and Dublin-based, digital graphics company, NOHO. In the Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD, at 8pm. Ticket event
- 2011 April 14th
Homage to Synge, TCD poet Gerald Dawe follows in the footsteps of JM Synge, exploring the playwright's literary past and his influence and presence in Dawe's poetic view of places forever associated with Synge's name as part of the Dublin Public City Libraries One City One Book initiative. In Dundrum Library at 6.30pm. Booking required
- 2011 April 13th
Launch of 'Alms on the highway', Writing from the Oscar Wilde Centre M Phil Students 2010-2011 at the CUIRT International Poetry Festival, in Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
Middle Street, Galway, 5pm
- 2011 April 11th - 12th
Tom Loves a Lord, a one man show from the award-winning poet Martin Dyar, directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh. Focused on an ageing Thomas Moore (1779-1852, Irish poet, lyricist of Moore's Melodies, including The Last Rose of Summer). These special shows, produced in association with the Faculty of Health Sciences at TCD, will include performances of Moore's Melodies by soprano Anna-Louise Costello & pianist Aileen Cahill. In the Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD at 7.30pm. Tickets 15 euro
- 2011 April 7th - 2 October 2011
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman' (Jonathan Swift). The School of Medicine 1711-2011. An exhibition in the Long Room, Trinity College Library to mark the tercentenary of the School of Medicine and how for centuries Trinity medics have contributed to medical education and practice around the world.
- 2011 April 6th
'The Liminal' John Hutchinson, Director of the Douglas Hyde Gallery, will give a talk on the Shiva Linga paintings, 'Spiritual Voices' by Alexander Sokurov, and 'Saunter', the Gallery's most recent publication, with particular reference to the idea of liminality. In the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, 1.15pm
- 2011 April 6th
Interval Studies A postgraduate seminar by the New York-based artist Tristan Perich. Inspired by the aesthetics of maths and physics, his practice includes an intersection of acoustic and electronic music, and physical and digital art. In this post-graduate seminar organised by the History of Art Department, TRIARC, and the Department of Music, TCD; Monster Truck Gallery; and the Trinity Long Room Hub, Tristan Perich will discuss his work, which can be seen in an exhibition opening at Monster Truck Gallery on 6th April. In the Neill / Hoey Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub, TCD. 4.00 - 5.30 pm. Admission Free. All Welcome.
- 2011 April 6th
'A History of the Crime Novel, in Ten-and-a-Bit Novels', by the Irish crime writer John Connolly. Reception at 6.00 p.m., followed by talk at 7.00 p.m. Neill / Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub. TCD. All welcome
- 2011 April 4th
Academy of Clowns, a clown installation featuring 40+ second year drama students of the Department of Drama, TCD, directed by Raymond Keane, offering a glimpse of the struggles, efforts, successes and failures of 40+ drama students as they explore their creative process through the world of clown. At once a lighthearted and poignant experience, the audience is invited on a stroll through a truly unique theatrical encounter. In the Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD with performances at 5pm and 7pm
- 2011 April 2nd
Verdi Requiem Tercentenary Concert A joint performance of the Guinness Choir, the Dublin University Choral Society, & the Ulster Orchestra will be held in the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin , to celebrate 300 years of Medicine, Chemistry and Botany in Trinity. Ticketed event
- 2011 April 1st
Free State VI, Crash Ensemble presents annual concert of fresh new music from young Irish composers. Co-curated by Dan Trueman, visiting Princeton Fulbright professor at TCD, and the Director of Trinity's centre for music composition, Donnacha Dennehy, also artistic director of Crash Ensemble. It will feature the world premiere of a new piece by Dan Trueman specially commissioned for Free State VI by Crash Ensemble. In Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 at 8.00pm. Admission free but booking recommended. There will be a Pre-show discussion panel with the Free State VI composers at 6.30pm, April 1st in the lecture room at IMMA.
- 2011 March 31st
An Undiscovered Genius: A performance of the music of Thomas de Hartmann (1885-1956)by renowned pianist Elan Sicroff, organised by the School of Education Trinity College and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. In the RIAM, Westland Row (Dart to Pearse Street Station) at 19.15. Tickets required
- October 2010 - 3 April 2011
Ireland in Turmoil: the 1641 Depositions, An exhibition opened in October 2010 by President Mary McAleese and Dr Rev Ian Paisely. Contains the first ever online digital search of the 1641 depositions. In the Long Room, Trinity College Library
- 2011 March 30th
'Capturing and Experiencing Cultural Heritage in Digital Form', by P. Anandan, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research India. In the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD at 12 noon.
- 2011 March 30th
A reading by the poet Professor Harry Clifton, current holder of the Ireland Chair of Poetry. 7.30 p.m. Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub. To reserve a place, please email Aoife Moynihan at email@example.com or phone +353 (01) 6197817
- 2011 March 25 and 26th
Creative Writing Workships with Hugo Hamilton, Arts Council of Ireland Writer Fellow at TCD.
- 2011 January 21st - 23 March 2011
Between Honey and Ashes, an exhibition in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College - Gallery 1, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz; Gallery 2, Miroslaw Balka
- 2011 March 23rd
Reading by Hugo Hamilton, author of best-selling German-Irish memoir The Specked People and Arts Council of Ireland Writer Fellow at the School of English, TCD. Mhairtin Uí Chadhain Theatre, Arts Building. 7pm
- 2011 March 18th
DublinSwell: Words and Voices from the City of Literature Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, 7.30pm.
- 2010 November 18th - 8 March 2011
Alice Milligan and the Irish Cultural Revival, an exhibition guest curated by Dr Catherine Morris, TCD/NLI Cultural Coordinator, in the National Library of Ireland
- 2011 March 3rd
Arts Education and Social Transformation: Imagining a Better World Special guest lecture by Prof Marie McCarthy, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan in collaboration with the TCD School of Education. In the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, the Long Room Hub, TCD from 5pm to 7pm.
- 2011 Feburary 26th
Children's Literature, Classics and the City A public forum for debate celebrating Dublin as UNESCO City of Literature organised by the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature in partnership with Trinity College. In the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, the Long Room Hub, TCD from 9.30am to 4pm. Registration required
- 2011 January 28th - 25 February 2011
Visceral: The Living Art Experiment, a SymbioticA exhibition curated by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr in the Science Gallery, Trinity College
- 2011 February 11th
Curating the University: Libraries, Collections, Researchers and Curators, A panel discussion exploring the relationship between Curating and the University, featuring invited curators, researchers and educators. The issues to be explored include the history and future of the university gallery as an institution in Ireland and elsewhere; the relationship between collections and contemporary curatorial practice in the visual arts and other fields; the role of teaching collections in curatorial studies in the US and elsewhere; issues of access and resourcing in relation to university collections and archives; the role of curators as researchers and educators, and in making collections publicly accessible. Organised by the MA in Visual Arts Practices (MAVIS, IADT) in collaboration with The LAB, Trinity College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland. In The LAB, Foley St., Dublin 1 (Room 5, 4th Floor) 2-5pm
- 2011 February 9th
Science, Art and Ethics Panel, a discussion of the ethical problems raised by using living material in art, the ethical hurdles of exhibiting with human tissue, and many more questions raised by the combination of new medical and artistic technologies. Featured panelists include: Oron Catts, SymbioticA, Dr Steven Potter, Georgia Tech, Robert Devcic, DVArt, Michael John Gorman, Science Gallery. In the Science Gallery, Trinity College at 6.45pm. Admission charge
- 2011 January 21st
“Words vs. Music from Plato to Bono”, Professor Nigel Smith (Princeton) will deliver the Annual HO White Lecture. In the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, the Long Room Hub, TCD at 4pm
- 2011 January 20th
Artist's Talk - On the day of his exhibition opening, Between Honey and Ashes, in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Miroslaw Balka will hold a conversation with Declan Long on his own work and the work of S.I. Witkiewicz. Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College
- 2010 November 18th - December 18th
George Dawson: An unbiased eye. Modern and contemporary Art from Trinity College Dublin since 1959 An exhibition guest curated by Catherine Giltrap, Curator of the TCD Art Collections, in the Royal Hibernian Academy
- 2010 December 14th
'How to get your music into Film and TV in America', a panel discussion focusing on music placement and scoring in Film and TV comprised of Anne Cecere, BMI Director, Film/TV Relations, prominent music supervisor Gary Calamar; Jim Reid, Senior Vice President of Synchronization for Warner Music Group UK; Rob Hope, songwriter and lead member of Seneca; and Irish BMI composer and Trinity alumnus Ciaran Hope.
In the Science Gallery, TCD.
- 2010 December 10th
'Queer Futures: Rehearsing the (Im)Possible'. Discussion will focus on the past achievements, current urgencies and future possibilities of queer arts practices. Speakers will include Liz Burns (Curator, Ireland), Mark O’Halloran (Actor/Writer, Ireland), Stacy Makishi (Live Artist, UK), and Peggy Shaw (Artist/Performer, USA). In the Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
- 2010 December 8th Collaborative Arts & Health in Practice: Seminar with award winning theatre makers, Mark Storor and Anna Legard (UK). In the Science Gallery at TCD, 6.30pm. Live webstream available.
- 2010 December 8th
How Medieval Nuns invented the Postcard by Dr Katherine M Rudy - Ui Chadhain Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, TCD at 7.00 pm.
- 2010 December 6th-8th
The 'Trinity Exhibition' The 2nd annual Visual Arts Society Student and Staff Art Exhibition, in the Oisin Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin 2
- 2010 November 20th
Writing Irish Art History, in the Swift Theatre, Arts Building, TCD
- 2010 November 13th
Hadith al Rouh, Theatrical concert by composer Evangelia Rigaki, new lecturer in composition at Trinity, 7.30pm in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD
- 2010 September 23rd - 2 November
Holding Together: An exhibition to celebrate 50 years of the Trinity Modern Art Collection, Douglas Hyde Gallery