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Trinity Long Room Hub appoints New Deputy Director

Ruth BartonThe Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity’s Arts and Humanities Research Institute, has appointed Professor Ruth Barton as its new Deputy Director. Professor Barton, Associate Professor in Film Studies and Director of Research at Trinity’s School of Creative Arts, is the author of several books on Irish cinema and is also the Acting Director for Postgraduate Teaching and Learning in the School. In her role as Deputy Director she succeeds Professor Brian Singleton, also from the School of Creative Arts and former convener of Trinity’s Creative Arts Practice research theme.

The Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, noted that ‘Professor Barton’s appointment is indicative of our commitment to ensuring that the Arts disciplines continue to be a distinct but integral part of our research mission alongside the Humanities. Professor Barton will bring tremendous insight, experience and energy to our research activities and our advocacy for how the Arts and the Humanities are fundamental to understanding ourselves as a society and addressing the major problems of the future.’

Professor Barton commented on her recent appointment: ‘I am delighted to be appointed Deputy Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub. It will be a privilege to become part of the running of this dynamic research institute. I have always enjoyed attending events in the Hub and feel we are extraordinarily lucky to have a flagship building dedicated to research activities right in the heart of the College. I look forward to working with Jane Ohlmeyer, Caitriona Curtis and all the Hub team and am already hugely excited about the plans for future events, talks, and projects coming up in 2017.’

Professor Ruth Barton:

Professor Ruth Barton is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA Mod) and of University College Dublin (MA, Film Studies). She holds a PhD from the NUI (Thesis title: 'From History to Heritage: Representations of History and the Past in Contemporary Irish Cinema'). She is the author of several books on Irish cinema and has co-edited a volume of essays on Irish Cinema and Television as well as being the author of many articles on Irish and British cinema. Her interests include Irish cinema, stardom and diaspora studies. She is editor of a collection of essays on Irish-American film and television and on the Irish in Britain. She has also written a critical biography of the film star, Hedy Lamarr, and of the Irish silent director, Rex Ingram. She appears regularly on radio as a film historian and film critic. She joined the staff of TCD in September 2007.

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