What is it to be human? This question that has absorbed humankind since the dawn of civilisation must be at the core of Arts, Humanities and Social Science Research in a world-class university. A great university library as a repository of memory and story offers rich opportunities to ponder answers to this profound question. The Library of Trinity College, Dublin, the largest research library in Ireland and among the finest in the world, with the Long Room at its heart, has since its foundation in the early years of the seventeenth century, afforded generations of scholars and students abundant opportunities to explore the human condition in its compelling and complex diversity. It is crucial to Trinity's long-term international reputation. The Long Room Hub at the beginning of the third millennium seeks to ensure that new generations of researchers will be enabled to sustain this tradition of fundamental enquiry through confirming the Library as the central resource for the university's exploration of what it means to be human. It will seek to consolidate and enhance the Library's holdings, while serving as the material basis of a wide variety of research projects, programmes, research centres and individual scholarly endeavours. Dedicated to the exploration of distinctively Irish and European cultural perspectives on the human condition, the Long Room Hub will also seek to address questions about human identity in global contexts, focusing research energies and thereby helping fully to realise the creative potential of Trinity College as a great national and international institution.

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  • Seeing Shapes in the Cloud: Perspectives from the Humanities on Interdisciplinary Data Integration 

    Doran, Michelle (2022)
    One of the major factors inhibiting interdisciplinary, data-driven research is how to capture provenance and facilitate the discovery, use, and reuse of discipline specific research data. The growing pressure to find ...
  • Research Project Impact Database - Template 

    De Moura Rocha Lima, Giovanna (Trinity College Dublin, 2022)
    This Research Project Impact Database – Template supports research teams in monitoring, accessing and communicating their impact. It is the result of a pilot programme jointly financed by the Office of the Dean of Research ...
  • Researcher Impact Database: Template 

    De Moura Rocha Lima, Giovanna (Trinity College Dublin, 2022)
    This Researcher Impact Database - Template is developed to support researchers in monitoring, accessing and communicating their impact. It is the result of a pilot programme jointly financed by the Office of the Dean of ...
  • Researcher Impact Framework: Building Audience-Focused Evidence-Based Impact Narratives 

    De Moura Rocha Lima, Giovanna; Bowman, Sarah (Trinity College Dublin, 2022)
    This Framework is intended to support researchers in identifying, recognising, and valuing the multiple activities of scholarly life. In it, scholarly activities and their outputs are aligned to their potential relevant ...
  • Embodied interaction and immersive film experiences on smartphones 

    Szita, Kata (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)
    This study introduces the components of what connects, but, at the same time, distances smartphone spectatorship from stationary screen-based viewing. On one hand, these include the multisensory nature of spectatorship ...

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