The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is delighted to host this year’s Trinity Week, with the theme of:
The Irish Diaspora: Social, Cultural and Economic Perspectives.
Trinity Week begins on Monday 8th April with the announcement of the Honorary Fellows, new Fellows and Scholars of the College. The ceremony is one of the oldest and most colourful at Trinity College Dublin, as the Provost makes the announcement,surrounded by members of the Board of the College in full academic gowns and hoods on the steps of the Public Theatre.
This is followed by a series of academic events including symposia, lectures and talks on a variety of topics around Diaspora and Migration themes. The Trinity Week Academic Symposium on Wednesday 10th April will be centred around Aspects of the Irish Diaspora. On Thursday 11th April the Centre for Literary Translation will be launched by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. Students and staff will impress you with their vast knowledge at Wednesday evening’s University Challenge: Trinity Edition, hosted by RTE’s Brian Dobson. A mobile cinema in Front Square will show a series of films around the theme of Irish migration to the USA, Britain and Australia. There will be other film-related lectures, and a variety of exciting dramatic and musical performances. For the younger audience, there will be a treasure hunt.
We hope that you will visit Trinity College Dublin during Trinity Week and take part in some of the events being organised to showcase the activities of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Professor James Wickham
Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences