- Joint Reading Party for Graduate Students from TCD and University of Aberdeen, The Burn, Edzell, Scotland, February 2012.
Up to 12 TCD graduate students will be invited to participate in this joint reading party for graduate students of the two universities. Selected students will be invited to present papers on their doctoral research and others will act as respondants. Further details will follow, but in the meantime further information is available from Dr David Ditchburn or Dr Micheál Ó Siochrú. Further details of the splendid location in which the reading party will take place (external).
- International Doctoral Workshop for Graduate Student from TCD and Centre for Historical Studies, Northwestern University, Dublin 26-27 October 2011 on the topic of ‘Violence and Social Change’
We would like to invite a group of graduate students from Trinity and Northwestern University to address the theme of ‘Violence and Social Change’ as part of an international workshop. This workshop will explore how organized resistance to traditional ruling institutions¬-an established religion or despotic government, for example¬-turned to violence to achieve social justice and substantial reforms. In some cases, popular violence accelerated changes that unhappy people and their leaders had advocated for a long time. In other situations, coercive procedures triggered far-reaching social changes that no one at the time could have anticipated. Participants might explore the justifications for violence in political or religious spheres, the conditions in which violence brought forth counter movements pledged to halting social change, and the ways in which reformers and rebels attempted to keep violence aimed at specific targets from sparking anarchy. The organizers of this workshop urge students working in a broad range of subfields¬-from classical history to modern times¬-to submit proposals capable of generating a stimulating general discussion.
Papers of 10-12 pages on this topic will be due October 3 and will be pre-circulated among participants, while the workshop in Dublin will concentrate on student discussion, with each paper having a commentator assigned to start the discussion on it. This workshop will allow Trinity students to meet and network with Prof Tim Breen and US colleagues, to explore vital issues of the profession in their two countries, and discuss their research on the workshop topic.
E-mail applications, consisting of 1) a one-page paper proposal and 2) a current CV, should be sent to Joseph Clarke by Friday 8 July.