Trinity Long Room Hub 10th Anniversary Symposium
Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 9:30am – 4pm
While 2020 marks the opening of the Trinity Long Room Hub building on Fellows’ Square, the story of the Hub starts long before this.
Between 2004 and 2006 the Arts, Humanities and Library community at Trinity came together to successfully make the case to the university for a research institute dedicated to the Arts and Humanities. In 2007, this support by the university in turn led to Trinity securing €10.8 million of Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) for the state-of-the-art building which is the home of the Trinity Long Room Hub today. As a conceptual, physical and intellectual platform the Hub represents a diverse community of scholars drawn from over twenty arts and humanities disciplines and the Library whose reach is both local and global. The Hub and its home is symbolic of our unique vantage point: an engagement with the past and present that deepens our understanding of ourselves with a firm focus on what is needed for the future flourishing of our society.
To mark a decade of the Hub building, the anniversary symposium will reflecting on the work done by our community over the last decade to pioneer new Arts and Humanities led approaches to the complex problems of today and take account of the social, political and cultural change in the world during those years. Looking to the future, three key research strands will be discussed which have potential for maximum impact by the Arts and Humanities on critical societal challenges: the crises of democracy, what it means to be human in the 21st century and the future of this island.
09:30 – 09:45 WELCOME
09.45 – 11:15 CRISES OF DEMOCRACY
Trinity Vignette: The Mellon Funded Crises of Democracy Initiative
Dr Angela Butler, Research Fellow
Dr Elspeth Payne, Beate Schuler Research FellowIs democracy at risk? What do we mean by crises? How can the Arts and Humanities contribute to more engaged citizens and participative democracies in the future?
Professor Juergen Barkhoff, Vice Provost and former Trinity Long Room Hub Director
Bill Emmott, Chair of the Trinity Long Room Hub Board and former editor of The Economist
Dr Molly Pucci, Department of History
Professor Yvonne Buckley, Department of Zoology
11:30 – 11:40 CAMEO by artist Rita Duffy
11:40 – 13:00 THE FUTURES OF THIS ISLAND AND ITS VALUES
How can the Arts and Humanities contribute to the future of this island, of its diverse communities, values, heritage and ethnicities? From religion and recession to recovery and referenda, the Arts and Humanities reflect on what it will mean to live on this island in the future.
Professor Eve Patten, School of English and Deputy Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub
Conor Houston, Director of Houston Solutions Ltd., Founder of Connected Citizens
Professor Aileen Kavanagh, School of Law
Professor Lorna Carson, School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
13:30 - 14:15 FROM A POWERPOINT PROPOSAL TO AN ICONIC BUILDING, THE VISION BEHIND THE HUB
Professor Jennifer Edmond, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
Professor John Hegarty, Former Provost (2001-2011)
Valerie Mulvin, McCullough Mulvin Architects
Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Trinity Long Room Hub
14:15 – 14:25 CAMEO by Professor Nicholas Johnson, School of Creative Arts
14:25 – 16:00 BEING HUMAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Trinity Vignette: What does it mean to be human in the 21st century discussion series, sponsored by Accenture
What makes us human and why is that important? How can the Arts and Humanities contribute to more human centred innovations that enhance society for all species in a technological age?
Professor Linda Doyle, Dean of Research and Professor of Engineering & The Arts
Philip King, Musician, Film-maker and Broadcaster
Domhnaill Hernon, Head of Experiments in Arts and Technology at Nokia Bell Labs
Professor Carmel O’Sullivan, School of Education
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Conferences, Courses, Lectures and Seminars, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
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