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10 Years of Inspiring Generations

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Celebrating 10 Years

In September 2020 the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute celebrated the tenth anniversary of the opening of its home at the heart of Trinity’s historic campus. Find out how we have been building on a 400 year tradition of excellence in Trinity's Arts and Humanities:


Our Journey:

Over the last ten years generous supporters have enabled the Hub to establish itself as a dynamic physical and human infrastructure supporting research in Trinity’s Arts and Humanities. Its mission is to advance research excellence, drive collaborations and interdisciplinarity, and promote Trinity’s Arts and Humanities research to the widest possible audiences, highlighting the nuanced and long-term perspectives these disciplines bring to understanding the complexity of human existence and major societal challenges.

The opening of the building in the heart of Trinity’s historic campus in 2010, as Ireland and the world grappled with deep recession, was a bold statement by Trinity about its fundamental belief in the power of the Arts and Humanities to advance and enrich society at every level, promoting liberal values, providing critique, context and historical insight.

We hope over the coming 10 years, that the Trinity Long Room Hub, and Trinity's Arts and Humanities will continue to Inspire Generations.

Read the #Hubat10 story here in our special brochure

Join the Discussion:

If you are interested in finding out more about the Trinity Long Room Hub and the fascinating research taking place in Trinity's Arts and Humanites schools, visit our upcoming events page where we run an active programme of online events, open to all to join. Find out more here.

Celebrating 10 years:

The Trinity Long Room Hub’s 10th Anniversary Programme celebrated the achievements of the Arts and Humanities at Trinity over the last decade. It reflected on the profound changes that have taken place not only in Ireland, but across the world during that time. Details of some highlights from our 10th anniversary celebrations can be found below. To kick off the programme of events, Belfast-based artist Rita Duffy launched her artwork titled ‘The Raft Project’ at the Trinity Long Room Hub on the 30th of January 2020. The photomontage mural was hung on the side of the Institute facing Fellow’s Square, and is still currently on display. You can also listen back to some panel discussions as part of our 10th Anniversary symposium and watch how we chose to tell the story of the Hub at our 10th anniversary showcase.


The Trinity Long Room Hub building was made possible by an initial philanthropic gift which helped to leverage State funding.

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