On Tuesday April 9th and Wednesday, April 10th a mini film festival will explore representations of the Irish diaspora on the silver screen. The films will be screened in the Cinemobile, Ireland’s only mobile cinema. Programme highlights include Kings (2007), Philadelphia Here I come (1970) and Ned Kelly (2003). Also included in the programme is
(1970), which features Gene Wilder and is set in Trinity College and includes scenes from the Trinity Ball.
On Wednesday April 10th, the
Trinity Week Academic Symposium: Irish Migration Today
brings together four leading social scientists who will place the Irish migration experience in an international context and explore how Irish migration today differs to that of previous generations.
Professor James Wickham, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will explore the experience of young Polish people who came to Ireland during the Celtic Tiger boom; Professor Mary Corcoran, NUI Maynooth, will focus on what lessons can be learned from the 1980s’ “generation emigrations”; Professor John Fitzgerald, from the ESRI, will present on open labour markets and open economies and Professor Binod Khadria, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, will analyse global migration trends.
Also on Wednesday, the
History of the Irish Diaspora and its Future will be explored by a panel of researchers and commentators at the
Emigration Colloquium. Students and staff will impress with their vast knowledge that evening in a battle of wits and skill in
University Challenge: Trinity Edition, hosted by RTE’s Brian Dobson.
On the occasion of the public launch of Trinity College’s Centre for Literary Translation, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney will celebrate poetry in translation in an evening of readings of his poetry in English, Irish, Polish, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Hungarian. Seamus Heaney will be joined by five of his translators and one of his editors for what promises to be a very special evening in Trinity College Chapel on Thursday April 11th.
On Thursday morning six Trinity entrepreneurs will share their expertise and experiences to inspire existing and prospective business start-ups in a seminar entitled
Business Innovation: Learning from the Diaspora
Music events include
“Sean-Nós: A Contemporary Exploration”
, a joint lecture-recital by Dr Evangelia Rigaki, Director of the Centre for Music Composition TCD, and Michelle O’Rourke, Mezzo Soprano, on Monday April 8th.