Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellowships
The Trinity Long Room Hub’s Visiting Research Fellowship Programme is pivotal to our mission to connect our research community with the most distinguished scholars in the world and to raise the international profile of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities research. Fellows progress their major research, career changing projects, work with the unique collections of the Trinity College Library, and engage intensely with colleagues and students from cognate areas within the university and in other institutions on collaborative research. They also share their research insights with the public through a range of events.
Our 2015-16 programme has brought over 20 leading international scholars to the institute for periods of two weeks or two to three months. Full details below.
The details of our 2016-17 fellows will be available over the coming weeks.
From 2017-18 to 2019-20 our fellowship programme will be co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions. For information on the call details click here.
2015-16 Visiting Research Fellows
"Partitions of India and Ireland: Memory and History"
Sucheta Mahajan is Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Chairperson, Archives of Contemporary History, JNU. Her research examines the connected histories of Ireland and India, be it in the wider sense of their shared colonial experience or in the more specific story of their partition by the very same colonial power. Through her research, Dr Mahajan has explored the theme of imperial retreat accompanied by division in India and published widely on this. During her fellowship, she will examine this in a comparative frame.
Dr Mahajan gave a talk on 'Memory, History and Narratives of Conflict: Partitions, India and Ireland’ at the conference on Ireland-India in the Trinity Long Room Hub on the 23 - 24 June 2016. For further details, please see here
"English Trade and Colonization in the Seventeenth Century: The Irish and the Indian Experience"
Dr Banerjee joins us as a SPECTRESS Visiting Research Fellow. Her research interests include historicism, economic criticism, Renaissance historiography, cultural exchange during the Renaissance including colonization and trade, and subaltern cultures and movements. The title of her current research project is English Trade and Colonization in the Seventeenth Century: The Irish and the Indian Experience.
Dr Banerjee gave a talk on 'Writing Ireland and India: Milton and Seventeenth-Century English Protestant, Republican Imagination’ at the conference on Ireland-India in the Trinity Long Room Hub on the 23 - 24 June 2016. For further details, please see here
“Mystic Art and Astro-mythical Reality: A New Perspective on W. B. Yeats’s Symbols and Philosophy in the Light of Esoteric and Philosophical Traditions of the East.”
Pawan Kumar is a doctoral research scholar at the Center for English Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. His research attempts to uncover new grounds of association between Yeats, India, and the Eastern systems of divination and predictive methods.
Dr Jyoti Atwal is Associate Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She engages with issues pertaining to Indian women in the reformist, nationalist and contemporary perspectives; socio cultural and religious aspects of women’s lives in colonial and post colonial India; women’s agenda and the nation; autobiographies of women and narratives of the personal and the political domains; politics of representations of gender relations in colonial India; dalit (low caste) women’s history.
Dr Atwal gave a talk on ‘Irish Women in India: Spirituality, Empire and Anti Colonialism’ at the conference on Ireland-India in the Trinity Long Room Hub on the 23 - 24 June 2016. For further details, please see here
"Literary Representations of Partitions, India and Ireland: A Comparative Perspective"
Professor Bodh Prakash teaches English at the Zakir Husain Delhi College of Delhi University. His main work on the literature of Partition, Writing Partition: Ideology and Aesthetics in Hindi and Urdu Literature has been published by Pearson. He is interested in issues pertaining to gender and violence in Partition narratives and has contributed papers on the same in many national and international journals.
Professor Prakash gave the keynote lecture ‘Partition and Inter-community Relations in Irish and Indian literary representations’ at the conference on Ireland-India in the Trinity Long Room Hub on the 23 - 24 June 2016. For further details, please see here
"Representations of Traumatic Violence in Contemporary Irish Literature through Myth"
Dr Munira Hamud Mutran is Associate Professor of Literatures in English at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She specializes in Irish Literature and Comparative Studies. She holds an MA, a PhD and a post-doctoral thesis (Livre Docência) at the University of São Paulo and an Honorary Degree in Letters at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Dr Monikowski joins us as a Visiting Research Fellow from the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Trinity Centre for Deaf Studies in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences. During her fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub, Dr Monikowski will collobarate with the Trinity Centre for Deaf Studies on the development of an international approach to sign language linguistics and also to begin documenting interpreter education programs in Europe, creating an online survey of known programs as well as discussion with the community of experts (from the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters, EFSLI).
Dr Monikowski gave a lecture in the Trinity Long Room Hub titled Language Myths: First Language, Second Language, What Language? Deaf Students and Sign Language Interpreters on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 at 6.30pm.
Dr Clara FischerApril 2016
"Re-visioning Affective Politics and Democracy: Beyond a Politics of Shame"
Dr Fischer has recently completed a British Academy Newton International Fellowship at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, and is a UCD Philosophy Teaching and Research Fellow and a UCD Women's Studies Research Associate. She specializes in feminist theory and political philosophy, and is completing a monograph on the gendered politics of shame and containment in 20th century Ireland.
Dr Fischer participated in a Fellow in Focus session on Tuesday, 10 May at 1pm in the the Trinity Long Room Hub where she discussed her career, interests and research.
For a full news summary on Dr Fischer and her research, please see here
Professor Vahidin PreljevićMarch 2016
"Secularization, Cultural Narratives and Identity Constructions (With a special focus on the practice and cultural policies in former Yugoslavia)"
Prof Preljević is Associate Professor for German Literature and German Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo; Chair for German Literature, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo and Head of the Doctoral Programme in German Language/Literature Studies and Media Culture. His research interests include literature and culture of 'Young Vienna', German romanticism, literature and political narratives.
The launch of ‘The Long Shots of Sarajevo, 1914 - 2014’ by Prof Vahidin Preljević and Dr Clemens Ruthner (TCD) took place on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 at 6.30pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub.
Prof Samuel C. Rickless is professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He works in several philosophical subfields, primarily early modern Western European philosophy (with special attention to the work of John Locke and George Berkeley), Ancient Greek philosophy (primarily Plato), ethics, philosophy of law and philosophy of language. While at the Trinity Long Room Hub, Prof Rickless will be using the resources of the Chapman MS in the Trinity College Library to reconstruct and evaluate the moral and political philosophy of George Berkeley (1685-1753).
Prof Rickless gave a public lecture entitled 'Berkeley’s Argument for Idealism' in the Trinity Long Room Hub on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 at 6.15pm.
For a full new summary on Professor Rickless and his research, please click here
"Yeats‘ Dance Plays as a Histrionic Move Anticipatory of Civil War"
Dr Ramos joins the Trinity Long Room Hub as a SPECTRESS fellow. He is Associate Professor in the School of Communications and Arts in the University of São Paulo. His research has focused on theoretical matters of theatre and art and he has produced works about Samuel Beckett, Gordon Craig, Mimesis, and contemporary theatre and Visual Arts. During his fellowship he will focus on the so called Yeats dance plays, taken both as literary pieces and eventual staged performances.
Dr Ramos participated in a Fellow in Focus Session on Monday, 22 February 2016 at 1pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub where he discussed his career, interests and research with Prof Chris Morash (School of English, TCD).
Dr Laurenza is a science historian with interest in the history of art and visual culture. In particular he is an expert of the work of Leonardo da Vinci and of the history of anatomy and technology in the Renaissance. He is now devoting a substantial portion of his attention to the history of geology in 16th-19th centuries and is working on a new edition of Leonardo’s Codex Leicester (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Dr Laurenza participated in a Fellow in Focus Session discussing his career, interests and research with Prof Jane Ohlmeyer (Director, Trinity Long Room Hub) on Weds, 9 March 2016 at 1pm in the Hoey Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub. Dr Laurenza also gave a public lecture titled ‘Leonardo da Vinci's Codices. The Difficult Heritage of an Artist-Scientist’ on 10 March 2016. This was a joint lecture between the Worth Library and the Trinity Long Room Hub and will start at 5.15pm and be held in The Worth Library, Rm P2.01, 7-9 Leinster Street South.
“Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation, Remembering and Forgetting: a Feminist Critique and Re-imagination in an Intercultural and Interreligious Context”
Professor Troch worked for 25 years at the Radboud University Nijmegen the Netherlands in the area of Religion, Theology and Culture. At the same time she was and still is a professor of Feminist Studies in Religious Sciences at the Ecumenical Institute of the Methodist University in São Paulo (UMESP) Brazil.
Professor Troch gave a public lecture on Thursday, 3 March at 6.15pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub titled 'Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation, Remembering and Forgetting: A Feminist Critique and Re-imagination in an Intercultural and Interreligious Context'.
For the full news summary on Professor Troch and her research, please see here
Dr Margaret ConnollyJanuary 2016
Dr Margaret Connolly is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of English at the University of St Andrews. Dr Connolly's field of study is medieval English literature, with a particular emphasis on the manuscript contexts in which Middle English texts survive. She has worked on both scribal production and reader reception, and has edited and catalogued medieval texts.
Dr Connolly gave a public lecture titled 'Reading Continuities in an Age of Change: some 15th Century Manuscripts and their Tudor Owners' on Thursday, 21 January 2016 at 6.15pm at the Trinity Long Room Hub.
For a full news summary on Dr Connolly and her research, please click here
Professor Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, and Director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue. He is the author of a number of books on the Reformation and, more recently, the history of communication, including Reformation and the Culture of Communication (Cambridge, 2005), The Book in the Renaissance (2010) and The Invention of News (2014). His latest book, Brand Luther. 1517, Printing and the Making of the Reformation, is published in October 2015 with Penguin USA. He is now engaged on a study of advertising in seventeenth-century Dutch newspapers.
Prof Pettegree gave a public lecture titled ‘Brand Luther: 1517, Printing and the Making of the Reformation’ on Monday, 18 January at 4pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub as part of the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series 2015-16.
For a full news summary please click here
Professor Pettegree will return to the Trinity Long Room Hub for a lecture titled 'The Culture of Communication in the Dutch Golden Age' on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 at 6.15pm.
"Ulysses in the Great War. Travelling by train at the end of the war. A view from literature and movies"
Dr Dorin Stănescu is a Transnational Access fellow, funded by the CENDARI project (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure). His new project comes as a continuation of his research on the history of railways.
Dr Stănescu gave a public lecture titled 'Ulysses in the Great War. Travelling by train at the end of the war. A view from literature, memoirs and diaries' on Thursday, 14 January 2016 at 6pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub.
Professor Fallows taught at the University of Manchester for 35 years until his retirement in 2009. His publications are almost all on the music of the ‘long’ 15th century, including books on Dufay (1982) and Josquin (2009) as well as a catalogue of the 15th-century song repertory in all European languages (1999). He is now preparing a book on the music of the English carol in the early 15th century: this will be the topic of his activities during his fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub.
Prof Fallows gave a public lecture titled 'The 15th Century English Carol' on Thursday, 10 December 2015 at 6.15pm at the Trinity Long Room Hub.
Simon Hengchen is a Transnational Access fellow, funded by the CENDARI project (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure). The Transnational Access programme is financed by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). Simon is visiting from the Département des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he's currently studying for a Ph.D. computational linguistics.
“Digitalizing Dardanelles: British Narrativization of Gallipoli Campaign”
Dr Burcin Cakir is a Transnational Access fellow, funded by the CENDARI project (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure). Her research proposes to look at the influences of political narrativization of the Gallipoli campaign and the representation and discourse born out of it which shapes how Gallipoli is remembered and forgotten now and then.
Dr Cakir participated in a Fellow in Focus session in the Hoey Ideas Space in the Trinity Long Room Hub on Wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 1pm where she spoke with Prof John Horne (Dept of History, TCD) about her research field, career and interests.
For a full news story on Dr Cakir and her research interests, please see here
"Masked identities: investigating votive rituals and political transformations at Narce in the 3rd century BC"
Dr Jacopo Tabolli received his Ph.D. in Archaeology (with a curriculum in Etruscan Studies) from Sapienza University of Rome in 2012 where he is currently a Research Associate in Etruscology and pre-Roman archaeology. His research project aims to investigate the transformations in the identity of an ancient community, who celebrated a peculiar votive ritual in the first half of the 3rd century BC at Narce, a Faliscan site, 25 km north of Rome.
Dr Tabolli gave a public lecture titled 'Masked Identities: From Votive Rituals to Political Transformations' in the Trinity Long Room Hub on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 6.30pm.
For a full news summary on Jacop and his research, please click here
Fuat was the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation 2015 Translator in Residence. Fuat visited Ireland in the spring and has returned this autumn to complete his translation of Finnegans Wake and to start translating a selection of contemporary Irish short stories. His previous translations include James Joyce's A Portait of the Artist as a Young Man and Occasional, Critical and Political Writing, Oscar Wilde's The Soul of Man under Socialism as well as several translations from Italian (Italo Svevo and Luigi Pirandello).
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