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Conferences hosted by the Trinity Long Room Hub on behalf of Trinity's Arts and Humanities Schools:

Upcoming:

  • 24 - 25 March 2017

Space & Settlement VIII
The 8th Space and Settlement conference will provide rich discussions on the following themes: Royal landscapes; Liminal landscapes; Maritime landscapes; Religious landscapes; and Urban & Rural landscapes.  Mark Gardiner, Queen’s University Belfast, will deliver the keynote address on Friday 24th March 2017.

  • 31 March - 1 April 2017

Memoralised Spaces and Spatial Memory
This two day conference is part of an early post-doc mobility research project that includes a survey of memory-related themes across early Irish written sources – law, sagas, hagiography, Annals – which will (hopefully) form the basis for future research projects. 

  • 12 - 13 April 2017

Remapping Trinity: A Literary Atlas of the University
A two-day event organised by the School of English that will explore ideas of place and space through exploring Trinity itself, and the buildings, objects, and stories which have shaped and continue to shape it. The programme includes workshops, roundtable discussions, an original promenade performance and a specially curated audio tour. All events are free and all are warmly welcome.

  • 25 April 2017

From Invisible to Visible: New Data and Methods for the Archaeology of Infant and Child Burials in pre-Roman Italy
A one day conference organised by the Department of Classics, School of Histories and Humanities, at Trinity College Dublin with the support of the Trinity Long Room Hub, the Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin and in collaboration with the Trinity Centre for Gender and Women's Studies. This conference is part of the research project “Childhood and the Deathly Hallows: Investigating Infant and Child Burials in Pre-Roman Italy (c. 1000-500BC)”, funded by the Irish Research Council and carried out by Dr Jacopo Tabolli and Professor Hazel Dodge.

  • 4 - 5 May 2017

Myth and Modernity after Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe
A two-day international conference on French philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe (1940-2007). Although Lacoue-Labarthe is now widely acknowledged to be among the most significant thinkers of his time, the broader implications of his work are only beginning to become manifest. Ten years after his death, this conference proposes to reassess his ground-breaking contribution to Western thought and aesthetics, taking it as a starting point to explore the relationship between myth and modernity. Keynote speaker: Jean-Luc Nancy. Conference language(s): French and English

  • 19 - 20 May 2017

(Un)performable & (Un)translatable
A two day conference organised by the Trinity Centre for Literary Translation in association with the Institute of Modern Languages Research.

  • 26 May 2017

Gender, Citizenship and Subjectivity in Revolutionary Ireland and Europe, c. 1917-1922
A one-day, international symposium examining gender, citizenship and subjectivity in revolutionary Ireland and Europe, 1917-c. 1922.

  • 27 - 28 June 2017

Big Data and Medieval Studies: the Present and Future of Medieval Text Archives
The last thirty years have seen the production of numerous large archives of medieval English texts, including the Dictionary of Old English Corpus (c. 3 million words), the York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose (c. 1.4 million words), the Manchester Eleventh Century Spellings Database (c. 300,000 words), the Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English (c. 650,000 words) and the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse (c. 5 million words). Since each of these freestanding corpora was built for a different purpose, there is minimal interoperability, and the user must learn separate user interfaces and search protocols for each. Their extraordinary collective power as a tool for cultural, historical, literary and linguistic analyses thus remains to be exploited. Early publications using the materials produced by the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) have shown the revolutionary power of big data to reconfigure our understanding of the early modern, print past. This colloquium seeks to catalyse a similarly radical transformation in the possible methodologies for the study of the medieval period, by encouraging collaboration to increase the use and utility of existing text archives and setting a blueprint for their future development.

  • 23 - 24 June 2017

Brian Boydell Centenary Conference
To mark his centenary, a conference will be held with a recital of his music in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, to re-evaluate his contributions to Irish musical, artistic and academic life, and their place within the wider contexts of musical, cultural and artistic developments in Ireland in the 20th century. Confirmed speakers are Professor Barra Boydell, who will give a special address, and Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery Cork, who will present a guest lecture on Brian Boydell’s paintings.

  • 7 - 8 July 2017

Literary Archives in the Digital Age
A two day conference organised by the School of English.  “Literary Archives in the Digital Age” aims to gather scholars together in order to consider these changes; the conference aims both to showcase contemporary archival research and to reflect on the opportunities and challenges presented by 21st-century archival study.

Previous Conferences (2016-17)

  • 3 - 5 March 2017

Robert Lowell and Ireland: A Centenary Symposium
A three day symposium to celebrate the centenary of the birth of US American poet Robert Lowell, and in recognition of the poet’s connections with Ireland (including Trinity College Dublin, where he was awarded an honorary DLitt in 1976). The symposium is jointly organised by members of the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, with colleagues from the Department of English, Dublin City University. It has been funded by the School of English and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, TCD, the Irish Association for American Studies, the Office of Public Works, and Poetry Ireland. For more information contact Dr Philip Coleman: philip.coleman@tcd.ie

  • 9 - 11 March 2017

National Stereotyping and Cultural Identities in recent European Crises
This conference will investigate how recent European crises such as the Euro crisis, the Ukraine conflict, the threat of terrorism, increased migration, the rise of right wing, populist neo-nationalism across Europe and most recently the looming Brexit have revived and used centuries-old, culturally constructed patterns of national stereotyping and how these have been actualized and instrumentalized in public discourse and political debate. It will bring together experts from across Europe and a variety of relevant fields and disciplines such as critical discourse analysis and imagology, cultural history, cultural memory, media studies, political science and international relations. It will provide deeper understanding of the cultural roots of these political crisis instruments, the way they are currently being used and the effect this has on public discourse.

  • 17 - 18 February 2017

The Irish and the London Stage: Identity, Culture, and Politics, 1680-1830
A conference organisesd by the School of English on the varied Irish contribution to the development of London’s theatrical world over the course of the eighteenth century generously supported by the Marie-Curie programme.

  • 26 - 27 January 2017

'Eco-Urbanites': International Multidisciplinary Symposium in Comparative Urban Studies
A two day symposium organised by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, TCD.

  • 20 - 21 October 2016

Transylvanian Society of Dracula Open Congress 2016
The fourth world Dracula Congress organised in association with the School of English, TCD.

  • 22 - 25 September 2016

Fields of Conflict
The 9th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference hosted by The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • 28 - 29 October 2016

Celebrating the Saints: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars
This symposium calls attention to martyrologies and calendars from the early medieval to early modern period.

  • 13 - 14 October 2016

Celtic Sociolinguistics Symposium
The second Celtic Sociolinguistics Symposium, will provide a forum for researchers working on aspects of the sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages.

  • 1 - 2 September 2016

Irish Conference on Game Based Learning
The Irish Conference on Game Based Learning (iGBL), formerly Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning, now in its sixth year, provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on the use of games and game-based approaches to support motivation, learning, and change.

Previous Conferences (2015-16)

  • 27 June - 1 July 2016

ISHS Dublin 2016: Humour as Embodied Practice
The International Society for Humor Studies 35th annual conference, organised by the Department of Drama, in partnership with the Trinity Long Room Hub and with support from Failte Ireland. The ISHS is the world’s leading professional scholarly organization for the study of comedy, humor and laughter. Bringing together a variety of scholars and creative practitioners, ISHS Dublin 2016 focuses on the broad notion of Humor as Embodied Practice. This conference will provide fertile room for engagement in a most wide-ranging and interdisciplinary context, with particular regard to humour and cultural practices in an evolving Ireland and the world beyond.

  • 5 - 6 August 2016

Draff
A two-day bilingual conference focusing on understudied aspects of the works of Samuel Beckett.

  • 25 - 27 May 2016

Unique and Universal: Challenges for the Manuscript Librarian
The 7th conference of CERL’s (Consortium of European Research Libraries) European Manuscript Librarians Expert Group. The primary aims of the Group are to act as a forum for curatorial concerns, and to enhance understanding and practical cooperation among curators across Europe

  • 2 - 4 June 2016

Peripheral Visions: European Soldiers and Cultural Encounters in the Long Nineteenth Century
A three day conference organised by the Trinity Centre for War Studies.

  • 7 June 2016

Institutions and Ireland: Law, Punishment, and Accountability
Law, Punishment, and Accountability is a one-day conference that will critically examine the legal institutions on the island of Ireland through a thematic and interdisciplinary approach. As the second event in TCD’s Institutions and Ireland series, the conference will analyse the ways in which Ireland has been shaped by both its own legal institutions, as well as by international bodies such as the European Parliament and European Court of Human Rights.

  • 10 - 11 June 2016

Precarious Subjects
A Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers in Ireland. The Precarious Subjects Conference aims to provide a new forum for postgraduate and early career researchers in the field of gender and sexuality within Ireland—building a network and providing a space where ideas can be shared, challenged and nurtured.

  • 20 - 21 May 2016

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages VII
Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages is an annual multi-disciplinary, international conference organised by the School of Histories and Humanities. Each year the conference brings together archaeologists, historians, geographers, cultural heritage professionals, and academics to explore a wide range of topics relating to settlement patterns and the use of space throughout the Middle Ages in Ireland and Europe.

  • 7 - 8 May 2016

Dublin Postgraduate History Conference
This conference aims to bring together postgraduate students from Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin to showcase the historical research being undertaken by postgraduate students in these institutions. 

  • 9 - 10 May 2016

Rethinking Ageing and Memory
A two day IRC-funded workshop curated by TCD, the National Centre for Arts and Health, NUIG, Maynooth University and DIT GRADCAM.

  • 28 April 2016

Eleanor Knott Memorial Conference 2016
The Department of Irish and Celtic Studies, in conjunction with Trinity Long Room Hub, under the rubric of the Manuscripts, Book and Print Cultures research theme, present an inaugural conference in honour of Prof Eleanor Knott (1886 – 1975) on Thursday 28 April, 2016. This one-day conference will showcase current research in the field of Early and Modern Irish language and literature in a manner that celebrates the academic interests of Eleanor Knott.

  • 29 - 30 April 2016

Society for Italian Studies Interim Conference
A two day conference hosted by the TCD Department of Italian.

  • 5 - 6 May 2016

The Wandeirng Word - The Travels of Insular Manuscripts
Organised by the School of Histories and Humanities, this conference will explore the results of the TCD Early Irish Manuscripts project, including the conservation and scientific and art historical analysis of four major early manuscripts: Codex Usserianus Primus, the Book of Dimma, the Book of Mulling and the Garland of Howth.

  • 8 - 10 April 2016

Deleuze + Art
This conference is co-hosted by School of Drama, Film and Music at Trinity College Dublin and Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

  • 14 April 2016

The First International Conference on Ultimology
This inaugural conference performs the findings of the Department of Ultimology’s first Hilary term of existence. Through screenings, talks, tests and exploratory research, this conference brings together researchers and practitioners from inside and outside Trinity to explore the concept of Ultimology and how it relates to different fields of knowledge.

  • 15 - 17 April 2016

Borderlines XX
An annual postgraduate conference for postgraduate researchers in the fields of Medieval and Early Modern studies, held on a rotational basis between Belfast, Cork and Dublin.

  • 7 November 2015

Ethics and Sport
A one day conference organised by the Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology.

  • 13 - 14 November 2015

Collusion, Subversion and Survival: Women in Medieval Irish History (c. 500-1500)
This conference, organised by the Trinity Centre for Gender and Women Studies aims to look at how women colluded, subverted, and survived the structures of patriarchy in medieval Ireland between c. 500 and 1500.

  • 16 October 2015

Shame, Stigma & Medicine Workshop
A one day workshop bringing together speakers from diverse disciplines including medicine, philosophy, sociology and law, supported by funding from a Wellcome Trust Small Grant Award. CPD for clinicians has been applied for.

  • 15 October 2015

The Alignment of Early Childhood Education and Primary Education
A one day international conference organised by the School of Education.

  • 9 October 2015

Designing Commemoration: Performance, Process and Participation
A symposium presented by the MA Festive Arts programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick and TRIARC: the Irish Art Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin. Please note, the first day of this symposium will take place in the University of Limerick.

  • 24 September 2015

Migrant Manuscripts: The Western Manuscripts of the Chester Beatty Collection and Twentieth-Century Provenance Studies School of Histories and Humanities
A one day conference organised by the School of Histories and Humanties.

  • 11 - 12 September 2015

Voicing Commemoration
The 2015 Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) conference in association with the Centre for Contemporary Irish History.

  • 10 - 11 September 2015

The Book of Kells: Rethinking and Researching a Great National Treasure
The Annual Autumn meeting of the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections (AMARC) in association with TCD Library.

  • 3 - 4 September 2015

The Medical World of Early Modern Ireland, 1500-1750
This conference, hosted by the Centre for Early Modern History, in co-operation with The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland at University College Dublin and the University of Ulster will facilitate the presentation and discussion of key aspects of the latest research on medicine in early modern Ireland.

  • 9 - 14 August 2015

The Samuel Beckett Summer School
This conference, organised by the School of English and the School of Drama, Film and Music will provide a forum for the examination of various modes of poetic collaboration in the period 1890-1940.

  • 4 - 7 August 2015

Sociolinguistics Summer School 6
The sociolinguistics summer school is the perfect opportunity for postgraduate students to network, showcase some of their original work, as well as attend workshops and talks by leading experts in the field.

  • 2 - 3 July 2015

The Collaborative Muse: Poetry and Collaboration in the Age of Modernism
This conference, organised by the School of English, will provide a forum for the examination of various modes of poetic collaboration in the period 1890-1940

  • 25 - 27 June 2015

Pulling Together or Pulling Apart: Regional and National Identities in Spain and Europe
This interdisciplinary international conference will provide a forum for research and debate on issues of statehood and identity, organised by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies.

  • 19 - 20 June 2015

Creative Networks and Cultural Output: Economic Contexts for Literary and Artistic Production
This conference, jointly hosted by the Department of English and the Department of Economics at TCDaims to continue this dialogue and collaboration within and between the humanities, digital humanities, economics and social sciences.

  • 11 - 12 June 2015

Re-envisioning the European Language Portfolio
A European Seminar organized by the : A European Seminar organized by the Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS) in conjunction with the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences.

  • 4 - 7 June 2015

Joint Meeting of the SSHAP and the BRS
The Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin will host the fourth annual meeting of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy (SSHAP) in conjunction with the annual meeting of theBertrand Russell Society (BRS). 

  • 22 - 23 May 2015

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages
A two-day international conference featuring archaeologists, historians, and geographers. The annual conference examines a wide range of topics and issues concerning settlement and the use of space throughout the Middle Ages organised by the School of Histories and Humanities.  

  • 15 - 17 May 2015

Spatial Analysis of Ritual and Cult in the Mediterranean
A workshop focusing on the spatial analysis of ritual and cult in the Mediterranean from prehistory to post-Medieval times aims to expand the traditional approach of past studies beyond the sacred element. Organised by the School of Histories and Humanities.

  • 11 May 2015

The Study of Religions in Ireland: Peoples, Projects, Prospects
A one-day workshop-style conference organised by the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions in conjunction with the School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology.

  • 08 - 10 May 2015

Memories and Identities in Central and Eastern Europe
The 2015 Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies, organized by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, the Center for European Studies, the Trinity Long Room Hub, and the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies

  • 27 - 29 March 2015

Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication
A conference and workshop that will bring together researchers interested in mental disorders and developmental disorders, particularly autism spectrum disorder, and interested in meta–representation, language, meaning and thought, working in psychology, philosophy, (psycho)linguistics and related fields, to investigate data and theories of interdisciplinary concern. Organised by the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy and the School of linguistics, Speech and Communication sciences.

  • 13 - 14 March 2015

Gender, Medicine and the Body
A two day medical humanities symposium organised by the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, TCD.

  • 13 February 2015

The Language of Fractured Identity: Non-National Formations of Irishness, 1880-1923
This conference, organised by the School of Histories and Humanities, aims to explore Irish identity, concentrating on the formation of non-national Irishness, 1880-1923. With the focus of current historical dialogue centering on constructions of the state during the Irish Revolutionary period, this conference seeks to explore the formation of Irish identities beyond the realm of national politics.

  • 6 February 2015

Stained Glass, Religion and National Identity in 19th and 20th Century Ireland: The Harry Clarke Studios
Archives of the famed church decoration and stained glass firm J. Clarke & Sons and its successor Harry Clarke Stained Glass Limited are currently being digitized and catalogued by the Digital Resources and Imaging Services Department of Trinity College Library; it is a Demonstrator Project for the Digital Repository of Ireland, the national trusted digital repository for humanities and social sciences data. In order to promote the digital collection that will result from these efforts, this symposium will demonstrate how such a resource can be used to address wide historical and social issues, including topics such as religious history, gender issues, national identity, migration studies, and post-colonial studies. It will provide a first look at outputs from the project and will also advance research methodology: data will be collected about the use of the Clarke Studios material by participants after the event, illuminating the impact of the digitization project on existing research. This project also relates to the Making Ireland research theme.

  • 23 January 2015

“What can ‘the digital’ do for architecture and its history, in Ireland?”
This day-long symposium on Modern (C20th) Architecture organised by the School of Histories and Humanities will bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of architectural history, education and technology, folklore, architectural practice, archives, visualisation and multimedia, heritage studies and cultural tourism

Previous Conferences (2014)

  • 15 - 16 October 2014

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Bicentenary Conference
A two day conference organised by the School of English. Please note: the first day of this conference will take place in The Arts Council on Dawson St.

  • 17 - 19 October 2014

Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande
The 16th Annual Conference of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande organised by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies

  • 12 - 13 September 2014

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages V
An annual multi-disciplinary conference organised by the School of Histories and Humanities.   This year, Space and Settlement returns for its fifth annual conference and will focus primarily on Building in the Medieval World.  In addition to the main conference theme, the final session will be devoted to the Battle of Clontarf 1014. The keynote address 'The Buildings of Gaelic Ireland: A Logical Approach' will be delivered by Professor Tom Finan of St Louis University Missouri at 16.15pm, Friday 12th September.  

  • 6 - 7 September 2014

The Pedagogics of Unlearning
A two day conference organised by the School of Education.

  • 10 - 16 August 2014

Samuel Beckett Summer School
A week long series of events for students, scholars and lovers of Beckett’s works, organised by the School of English and the School of Drama, Film and Music.

  • 14 - 16 August 2014

The Academic World in the Era of the Great War
A conference organised by Dr. Tomas Irish (TCD) and Dr. Marie-Eve Chagnon (Université de Montréal) with the support of the Centre for War Studies, the Trinity Long Room Hub, the TCD Department of History, and the Cultures, Academic Values and Education Research Centre (CAVE)

  • 13 - 15 July 2014

Jews and Political Discourse
The British Association for Jewish Studies conference 2014 organised by the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, TCD.

  • 2 July 2014

BLAST @ 100: A Centenary Symposium
This symposium will mark the centenary of the publication of the modernist magazine BLAST with a series of papers and performances that will examine its significance today. Organised by the School of English, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, the College Library

  • 27 June 2014

The First World War in European Children’s Literature: 1970-2014
A one-day international symposium on the subject of the First World War in late-twentieth and twenty-first century literature for children and young adults.

  • 19 - 20 June 2014

The Future of the Body: Phenomenology, Medicine and the (Post)Human
This workshop will bring together leading scholars working in Medicine, Medical Humanities, Philosophy and related disciplines whose work critically reflects on the status of the body and who engage with phenomenology as a rigorous methodology to elucidate the role of lived experience in discussions about what it means to be human as technologies and medical practices increasingly enter previously unchartered territories. Engaging theory with practice in an interdisciplinary context is central to the aim of the workshop.

  • 12 - 14 June 2014

The Augustan Space: A Bimillenium Celebration (Rome AD 14 – Dublin 2014)
A three-day conference convening, for the first time in Dublin, all distinguished members of the international Augustan Poetry Network (‘Réseau international de recherche et de formation à la recherche sur la poésie augustéenne), of which Trinity College has been a participating institution since 2002, organised by the Department of Classics, School of Histories and Humanities. This conference is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme.

  • 5 - 6 June 2014

Between Places and Spaces: Landscapes of Liminality
A two-day international interdisciplinary conference organised by the School of English, TCD, bringing together scholars working in the arts and humanities on ideas of space and place, and showcasing the range of work being done in the School of English in this emerging area within literary studies. For details contact: spacesbetweenplaces@gmail.com

  • 9 May 2014

Cities of Translation: Dublin, New York, Berlin
Cities of Translation: Dublin, New York, Berlin This interdisciplinary conference organised by Dr. Peter Arnds from the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, along with Ivan Robertson, and Jerrilynn Romano, and will analyse three cities in comparison – Dublin, Berlin and New York – as places of translation, to be understood in the wider sense of moving between languages, cultures, social classes, ethnic groups, topographies, and literatures. This research supports a multidimensional examination of identity at work in the urban landscape. This conference is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme.

  • 5 - 6 April 2014

Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous
A conference on the philosophy of Berkeley, with a special emphasis on Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous. The opening address is aimed at a wider audience, and in it Professor David Berman (who has been a distinguished Berkeley scholar of the College since A.A. Luce in the late 1960s) will speak on 'Irish Philosophy: Past and Present'. Organised by the Department of Philosophy, TCD.

  • 7 April 2014

Religion and Memory: The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
This one day workshop organised by the Centre for Early Modern History, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD, will link the current political and public debate of history and commemoration in Ireland to international debates around the anniversary of the Reformation. This conference is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme.

  • 5 - 7 March 2014

Composition in the 21st Century
The Music Composition Centre (Music Department, Trinity College Dublin) in association with the New Music Dublin Festival 2014, invites composers, musicologists and practitioners to an International Conference entitled Composition in the 21st Century. The Conference will offer a forum to discuss aesthetic, technical, practical and economical issues affecting composers of different musical genres today. Keynote speaker of the Conference will be internationally acclaimed composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle

  • 29 - 30 March 2014

Duality and Opposition
The annual Dublin Graduate Philosophy Conference hosted by the philosophy departments of Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin

  • 24 - 25 January 2014

Outing Outsiders: Exclusion in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
A one day Symposium hosted by the Department of History and the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies Trinity College Dublin. It will investigate the outsider in European history.

 

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