First and foremost, the institute is underpinned by the research excellence of our partners which includes the Library and seven academic schools:
This School enjoys an international reputation for its research activities and achievements based around three themes related to the arts: on Ireland; Globalization; and Technology. Drama’s research strengths currently lie in the field of Irish and European Theatre; Inter-culturalism/Globalization and Performance; Identity Politics & Performance, and Performance and Technology. Film Studies enjoys an international reputation for its research in Irish cinema and the cinemas of the Irish diaspora, as well as in the field of film theory. A major research initiative of the department is Irish Film and TV Research Online (www.tcd.ie/Irishfilm). The principal areas of research expertise in Music are Musicology; Composition; and Music Technology, and includes experts on melodrama, twentieth-century sketch study, Debussy and Purcell. The School is home to the Arts Technology Research Laboratory, the Centre for Music Composition, the Lir – National Academy of Dramatic Art, and the Samuel Beckett Theatre. For more information please visit: www.tcd.ie/drama-film-music.
The School of English has a strong international research profile in medieval, early modern, eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century literature. It also has major research expertise in Irish writing, contemporary writing, popular literature, horror and the gothic, American and postcolonial literature. Many members of the School are active as distinguished creative writers of poetry and fiction. The School is home to the renowned Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing. For more information please visit: www.tcd.ie/English.
This School enjoys an international research profile in archaeology, philosophy, latin and greek language and literature, classical, medieval and modern history, history of art and architecture and gender and women's studies. It is directly associated with nine of Trinity's leading research centres: Irish Art Research; Early Modern History; Contemporary Irish History; Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies; Gender and Women's Studies; Medieval History; Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies; the Platonic Tradition; War Studies. For more information please visit: www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie.
This School is comprised of the Departments of French, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Irish and Celtic Languages, Italian, Russian and Slavonic Studies, and Near and Middle Eastern Studies. It hosts Trinity’s Centre for European Studies. The School's research in literary, language and cultural studies ranges from the medieval to the very contemporary. It hosts the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the recently launched Centre for Literary Translation. For more information please visit: www.tcd.ie/langs-lits-cultures/
This School is comprised of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, and the Centre for Deaf Studies. The core research of the School is the scientific investigation of language, speech and communication. Research facilities include the Language Learning Centre, the Phonetics and Speech Laboratory, and the Speech Communication Laboratory. For more information please visit: www.tcd.ie/slscs.
The Department of Philosophy is one of four constituent departments of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Philosophy has been an important part of the Trinity College curriculum since its foundation in 1592 with notable philosophers including graduates George Berkeley (1685-1753) and Edmund Burke (1729-1797). Research includes both analytic and continental traditions, as well as a range of specialties within the History of Philosophy. Areas of research within the department include ‘Mind and World’ and the ‘History of Philosophy’. For more information please visit: www.tcd.ie/ Philosophy.
This School is comprised of the Department of Religions and Theology, the Irish School of Ecumenics (Dublin and Belfast), and the Loyola Institute. It brings together theology, religious studies, biblical studies, ethics, international peace studies, and interreligious studies. Its internationally recognized research treats encounters and conflicts between and within religions, cultures and countries from antiquity to the present day. In this enterprise, the intellectual, imaginative and institutional resources of religious, cultural and political traditions, shaped by historical and contemporary social interactions, are related to the challenges and opportunities facing societies and marginalised peoples in an age of globalisation. For more information please visit: www.tcd.ie/religions-theology-ecumenics/