Trinity and the Changing City: Dublin’s Migrants
09:30 - 11:00
Dublin has experienced rapid social change in recent years, becoming increasingly culturally and religiously diverse due to large-scale inward migration. Considering ongoing debates on how to balance social cohesion and migration-related diversity, this session will feature contributions from Emma Quin, the Head of the European Migration Network Ireland, Bryan Fanning, Professor of Migration and Social Policy at University College Dublin and author of Migration and the Making of Ireland, and Jane Xavier from the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland.
This session will be followed by the launch of Performing Statelessness, edited by Stephen Elliot Wilmer, in the Hoey Ideas Space
Trinity and the Changing City is organised by the Identities in Transformation research theme , led by Tom Walker, School of English, Daniel Faas, Department of Sociology, and Sarah Kerr , Trinity Long Room Hub, and is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.
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About 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 recent improvements in aspects of the Irish economy, 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 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.