“You learn by being challenged, by being placed in an uncomfortable position…”
Gad Saad (above right), Lebanon-born, Canada-based ‘evolutionary psychologist’ and popular YouTuber takes apart the reasoning behind the withdrawal by Trinity College’s Hist debating society of an invite to Richard Dawkins (above left) to speak at the college.
Reasons given by the Hist were Mr Dawkins’ views on Islam and his attitude to sexual assault.
Trinity College Dublin Front Gate, College Green, Dublin 2
A charge by mounted officers of the Metropolitan Police on Fenian-minded Trinity students protesting the arrival of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Archibald Montgomerie, the 13th Earl of Eglinton, into the city.
“Today, 7 April 2020, Chancellor Mary McAleese conferred 532 degrees by Zoom, the first time a virtual commencements has been held at Trinity College Dublin. All done in Latin. Congratulations to all our new graduates. The recording will be put on the web.”
Breaking: Trinity taking the decision that all students must leave campus accommodation, Trinity Halls, and other linked private student accommodation, unless they meet criteria such as a family member at home is self-isolating, or the student would be at risk of homelessness pic.twitter.com/cyuhjN1dbC
Provost of Trinity College – all lectures being moved online as precautionary measure "bringing groups together we should minimise as much as possible, to minimise the chances of the spread of #Coronavirus.." Dr Patrick Prendergast #COVID2019#COVID19
"…exams aren't for a number of weeks yet and we'll have to work out what to do there…" Provost of Trinity College on lectures being moved online in order to minimise the chances of the potential of the spread of #coronavirus#COVID2019#COVID19
The Government has given the go-ahead to the the development of a Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID) at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.
The €1bn plan will ‘encompass’ some of the biggest companies operating here including Google, Facebook, Stripe, Twitter, LinkedIn and Huawei. The district will be developed over a 10-year time span with €150 million state investment.
Trinity College Dublin plans to create a Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin, involving a collaboration of business, Government and the university sector.
At the heart of the planned innovation district is a planned €1bn campus which will be built and financed by Trinity in collaboration with industry, debt funding entities and other sources of funding.
The development is an exciting opportunity to build a world-class innovation district where companies, researchers and entrepreneurs link up, to identify new products or services and discuss how they might be brought to market.
The development of the District will also offer opportunities for the local community with open spaces, new retail spaces and services as well as creating educational and employment opportunities for all those living in close proximity to the district.
“Might this (above) be your great-great-granny’s birth certificate?
“The destruction of seven centuries of Ireland’s recorded history in the Four Courts blaze of 1922 (top) was one of the great tragedies of the Irish Civil War.
“The day after, charred documents salvaged from the wreckage were packed into 300 boxes and sent to storage for 100 years.
“Now, a Trinity team is using technology to decipher records once thought lost forever, gather copies from around the world, and create a Virtual Record Treasury to open 30 June 2022, centenary of the fire.
Trinity College Dublin’s history department is hosting its HistoryCon conference and this year’s theme is ‘humanising history’.
The Trinity HistoryCon conference, now in its second year, provides an opportunity for members of the public, entertainment professionals, academics, and cosplayers to explore the influences of film, television, comics, music, and other forms of popular media, on how we imagine our past and present worlds.
Popular media such as Game of Thrones, X-Men, Star Wars, and The Avengers have captivated audiences and opened new lines of enquiry across the arts and humanities.
Each of these outlets has succeeded in large part due to their ability to contextualise and elucidate the experience of the individual in extraordinary circumstances. Trinity HistoryCon – the amalgam of an academic conference and comic-con – celebrates the nexus of popular media and the study of history.
The conference provides a stimulating and exemplary opportunity for engagement between academic research and popular culture and media.