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Culture Night 2018: Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University

Friday, 21 September 2018, 6:30 – 10:30pm

Culture Night 2018: Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University

This event for Culture Night 2018 celebrates Trinity College Dublin’s special relationship with fantasy author, Terry Pratchett. It draws together strands of research and brings together collaborators from Trinity College Library, Children’s Literature, Literary Translation, the Adapt Centre, Brain Health, and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

On the night, library cataloguers will illustrate the difficulties associated with cataloguing Pratchett’s work; the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation will look how Pratchett’s quirky sense of humour went global; scholars in Children’s Literature will delve into Pratchett’s writing for young readers; partners from the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities will show how the Discworld can be represented using computers; and, recalling Pratchett’s life with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from Trinity Brain Health and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, generously funded by the ADAPT centre will myth-bust dementia and explain how “It is possible to live well with dementia and write best-sellers 'like wot I do'."

The event is absolutely free. Everybody is welcome, and no tickets are necessary.

7PM—Dis-Information Technology Department Briefing (Digital Humanities)
7:30—(Children’s Literature)
8PM—(Brain Health)
8:30—Wrestling the Orangutan (Library)
9PM—(Brain Health)
9:30—Translating Pratchett (Literary Translation)
10PM—Multilingual L-Space


Christoph Schmidt-Supprian - TCD Library
John McManus – TCD Library
Jennifer Edmond – Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities
Séamus Lawless - ADAPT Centre, TCD
Gary Munnelly - ADAPT Centre, TCD
Máire Brophy - ADAPT Centre, TCD
Jane Suzanne Carrol – School of English
James Hadley – Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation
Sabina Brennan – ADAPT Centre, TCD
Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Children’s activities, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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