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Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures Research Theme Community Building Lunch

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 12 – 2pm

Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures Research Theme Community Building Lunch

A research exchange lunch hosted by the Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures Research Theme.

Are you working with, or hoping to work with manuscripts, printed books, letters, or other written artefacts? Wondering how and why you should align yourself with the theme? Are you already involved in the theme and would like to reconnect informally with your colleagues?

Join us for the Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures Community Building Lunch. All students and staff are welcome, whether you are already linked with the Research Theme or are completely new to it. Come along to hear from and connect with others within the community, and discuss how this Theme relates to your ideas, research, and career.

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The lunch will include
A discussion on the relationship between digital and analogue resources by Sub Librarian Arlene Healy (Digital Systems and Services) and Laura Shanahan (Head of Research Collections).

Reflections on the role of Programme Manager at the Digital Repository of Ireland from Dr Lisa Griffith. Dr Griffith holds a PhD in History from Trinity. She will also talk about her previous work as co-ordinator of the Culture and Heritage Studies programme at the National Print Museum and will discuss how ‘transferable skills’ can be practically transferred in alternative-academic careers.

A talk on the intersections between the Research Theme and the interdisciplinary ‘neurohumanities’ research area with reference to her own project, ‘A History of  Attention in the Premodern Era’, by Dr Katherine Zieman Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub

Susie Bioletti, Keeper of Preservation and Conservation at the Library, will address the issue of how to begin using the material text as a postgraduate student; how to handle manuscripts and work with library guidelines; and how to be an active and thorough researcher whilst addressing the conservation needs of rare books and manuscripts.

Christopher Pastore, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow at the Long Room Hub, will speak about his research that examines the science of the sea and specifically how knowledge of marine animals, plants, and the environment was constructed and disseminated.

This will also be an informal opportunity to chat with the Theme Conveners, Anna Chahoud and Joseph Clarke; members of the Library; the Theme Steering Committee; and the Visiting Research Fellows within the Theme.

About the Manuscript Book and Print Cultures Research Theme
‘Research in the cultures of reading and writing: the textual, visual and material aspect of the book, and its capacity to transform inheritance into value for the third millennium.’

In our different fields we share broad research questions concerning the meaning of books as texts and objects, as heritage and consumables, as carriers of individual and collective experience, memory and knowledge. We aim to develop and share expertise in textual research methods, in conservation and scientific analysis, in approaches to book history, to media studies, and to digital humanities. Come and meet us: we look forward to hearing all about your projects and how we can help to support them.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Making Ireland, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Courses, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
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