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Trinity and the Changing City

Trinity College Dublin has been a key witness, over many centuries, to Dublin’s development into the cosmopolitan city it is today. This multidisciplinary discussion series will look at the lived experience of Dublin’s citizens through the prism of Trinity’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences research. By drawing on historical, cultural, linguistic, sociological and economic perspectives, it will consider how we can understand a changing Dublin and influence plans for the city’s future.

Dublin has been transformed by the economic crash, the austerity measures that followed and recently by the manifold challenges arising from Covid-19, as well as wider issues such as displacement and migration. The city’s built environment and economic, demographic and linguistic mix have all developed apace.

But these changes, and their relationship to issues around religion, the environment, poverty, health, housing and governmental policy, have not generally been well represented in the media or in public discourse. There is a representative gap between the city in which Trinity resides, not least in terms of language, race and class, and the images and narratives of that city put forth in the broader culture.

Trinity and the Changing City will seek to address and interrogate this gap, bringing internationally recognised scholars in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, from Trinity and further afield, together with key stakeholders and practitioners from across the city.   

Trinity and the Changing City is organised by the Identities in Transformation research theme, led by Daniel Faas, Department of Sociology, and is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.


Unhealthy Dublin: Food Sharing and Sustainability within Cities

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Education, Class and (In)Equality in Dublin

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The City on the Move

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Dublin: Natural and Cultural Heritage  

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Racism and the City

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When was Dublin baptized .... and how is it faring today?

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Dublin Housing: Then and Now

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Dublin’s Migrants  

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Seeing Other Dublins

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Developing Dublin

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Dublin’s Languages

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Social Class in Dublin: The Final Taboo

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Further details from 2018-19

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