News & Events
The Trinity Centre for Resistance Studies organises regular events including seminars, public lectures, and outreach activities. On this page you will find information about past and future events organised by the Centre or in association with its members.
Centre for Resistance Studies launch - news item
The Centre for Resistance Studies to Launch with Keynote Lecture on Strongman Rule. Check out our news story here
Centre for Resistance Studies launch - video
The Centre for Resistance Studies was launched online on 9 March 2021. The event features the keynote lecture by Ruth Ben-Ghiat on strongman rule. Check out the video here
Women and Resistance: Behind the Headlines Event
Members of the Centre participated in the panel discussion Women and Resistance organised by the Long Room Hub on 10 December 2020. Check out the video recording of the event here
Gender and Academic Freedom
The Centre co-organised an event on Gender and Academic Freedom with the Scholars at Risk network on 8 March 2021
With Solidarity in Gdansk in 1980
Interview with Dr Jacqueline Hayden in the Cold War Conversations podcast series about her experience with the Solidarnosc movement in Gdansk in 1980
Resistance and Responsibility
Professor Martha Fineman (Emory University) gave a public online lecture on "Resistance and Responsibility: A Vulnerability Analysis
The Rise of Authoritarianism in the Global South
In recent years, there has been a disturbing trend toward authoritarianism in the Global South. For this event, three panellists described the factors that led to its rise in Brazil, India, and the Philippines and assessed the forces of resistance in each country.
Literature and Resistance: Inaugural Panel Discussion
The panel discussion marked the start of a new multiannual discussion series ‘Literature and Resistance.’ In the first event in the Hub’s new signature series, four Trinity experts considered the ways that literature – and the act of writing itself – can function or be understood as resistance. Exploring what this means for writers, readers, and critics, they considered issues including freedom of expression, the circulation, censorship and survival of literary texts, and the aesthetics of protest, dissent, and opposition.
Irish Jewish Writers and Resistance in the 1930s
The lecture by Katrina Goldstone focused on the cultural and activist resistance espoused by writers Leslie Daiken and Michael Sayers, represented by a various kinds of writing, polemic, poetry and investigative journalism, reflecting on themes of writers social role in times of global crisis.
“We Persist, Therefore We Have Hope”: Trauma and Resilience of Hongkongers through Their Art since 2019 - exhibition launch
The discussion panel marked the launch of the exhibition on Hong Kong protest art organised by the School of Medicine, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, and the School of Creative Arts, in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub and working in partnership with members of the Hong Kong community. The exhibition features the works from seven Hongkonger artists: Juarts, KokDamon, Lumli Lumlong, Mei Yuk Wong, Monkmonki, Ricker Choi, vawongsir. Through Hongkongers’ artworks the exhibition explores questions of trauma, resilience, solidarity, and resistance, and how these inform Hongkongers’ emerging identity as a distinct ethnic community.
Literature and Resistance: National Memories, Personal Stories: Scholastique Mukasonga
The award-winning French Rwandan writer Scholastique Mukasonga joined us for the first public event in the Long Room Hub’s new signature series on Literature and Resistance, at the International Literature Festival Dublin on 21 May.
We Persist, Therefore We Have Hope - exhibition concluding panel
The discussion panel marked the conclusion of the exhibition on Hong Kong protest art in the Long Room Hub. The panel included art historian Catherine Marshall and Jessica Ní Mhainín from Index on Censorship. The event was opened by Provost Linda Doyle.
We Persist, Therefore We Have Hope - exhibition catalogue
The catalogue of the exhibition "We Persist, Therefore We Have Hope" is now available in digital format. Feel free to browse through the document here.
Literature and Resistance | Unseen City: Ankhi Mukherjee in Conversation with Ian Robertson
In the first event of the new academic year in the Literature and Resistance series, Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford discussed her book Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor with Ian Robertson. Professor Mukherjee’s ground-breaking research combines literary and cultural criticism with clinical case studies to examine the relationship between global cities, poverty, and psychoanalysis. Drawing on extensive, collaborative research in six global cities, and reading works of contemporary world literature which explore issues of identity, illness, and death at the intersections of class, race, globalisation, and migrancy, Unseen City speaks profoundly and urgently to the multifaceted theme of resistance.
“Limits to Growth” in Soviet Perspective - research seminar
In the first resistance research seminar of the academic year, Professor Malte Rolf presented his new research on critical discourses on Soviet modernity in the 1960s-1970s. Discussing the emergence of the Soviet preservationist movement, Professor Rolf showed how basic notions of progress, growth and modernity were reconsidered in the Soviet context
Literature and Resistance: Poetry Reading with Nidhi Zak and Anthony Anaxagorou
The Centre, in partnership with Poetry Ireland and the Trinity Long Room Hub hosted a poetry reading event as part of the Literature and Resistance series. Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe and Anthony Anaxagorou read from their work and discussed how ideas of resistance inform and emerge from their writing, and how such ideas have also shaped their work beyond poetry, in research, teaching, mentoring, and publishing. The evening was introduced and chaired by Seán Hewitt, award-winning author of Tongues of Fire (2020) and All Down Darkness Wide (2022), and Teaching Fellow in the School of English at Trinity.
Vulnerability, Justice, and the Human Condition - lecture series by Prof Martha A. Fineman
In the autumn of 2022, Prof. Martha A. Fineman (Emory University) gave a four-part lecture series online on vulnerability theory to members of the Centre and to a broader scholarly audience. The recordings of the lecture could be viewed by clicking on the link.