Who we are and what we do
Founded in 2006, the Trinity Long Room Hub is Trinity College Dublin’s flagship Arts and Humanities Research Institute.
Our role is to:
- Offer a world-class research environment that harnesses and expands the excellence of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities research
- Pioneer and facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborative projects
- Increase the visibility and the impact of this research and demonstrate its relevance for contemporary and future societies
- Provide a focal point for debates on the challenges facing the world today as well as for linking the university with the city and its educational and cultural institutions.
In every aspect of our activities, the Trinity Long Room Hub reflects and draws on the rich and diverse strengths of our partners:
The School of Drama, Film and Music
The School of English
The School of Histories and Humanities
The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
The School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics
The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy
The Trinity Long Room Hub maintains its profile as a research institute of international caliber through a variety of initiatives:
- We provide a year round diverse programme of academic events, public lectures, seminars and conferences
- We champion the development of a number of overarching priority research themes in the Arts and Humanities such as Identities in Transformation
- We operate an International Visiting Research Fellowship Programme
- We host major EU funded Digital Humanities research projects
- We facilitate pioneering multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research projects
The Trinity Long Room Hub is housed in a signature award winning building which was opened in 2010. Its location at the heart of Trinity’s historic Fellows Square signifies the centrality of the Arts and Humanities for the university and Irish society. The research institute proudly takes its name from the iconic eighteenth-century 'Long Room' in Trinity's Old Library.