East-West Dialogue
in Art History and Visual Culture
Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

An International Symposium at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
in association with the Chester Beatty Library, Ireland.

Symposium sponsors:

For Venue Change During the Afternoon:
10 minute walk from Trinity College Dublin to the Chester Beatty Library (bring your umbrella...just in case it rains!). See Map here.

Event Organised By:
Dr. Mary Healy & Dr. Catherine Lawless, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, TCD.
With support from the Irish Research Council, Chester Beatty Library, Trinity Long Room Hub,
Department of History of Art and Architecture, TCD and The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, Ireland.
Contact: mary.healy@tcd.ie
Trinity Long Room Hub. Website and Location in Trinity College Dublin. See Map here.
Trinity Long Room Hub is the Arts and Humanities Research Institute of Trinity College Dublin. It is one of five flagship research institutes of the University. The Trinity Long Room Hub is dedicated to promoting and facilitating innovative research across its nine Arts and Humanities member Schools of Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland.
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland. Website and current art exhibition. See Map here.
A designated National Cultural Institution of Ireland, the Chester Beatty Library's rich collections from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. Manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts complete this amazing collection. Currently, in addition to the permanent galleries, the Library has a temporary exhibition entitled: 'Chester Beatty's A to Z: from Amulet to Zodiac' (11 July 2014 - 1 February 2015). This exhibition features works from the Library's collections that are seldom on display and explores the threads that link cultures across the Western and Islamic worlds.
Recommended Lunch venues Near Trinity Long Room Hub
TCD catering outlets on campus.
The Shelbourne Hotel, 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Pre-booking advised. T: 01-6634500  W: www.shelbournedining.ie
Silk Road Café, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. Pre-booking advised. +353 1 4070770.
The Pig's Ear, 4 Nassau St. Dublin 2. Pre-booking advised. +353 1 6703865
Cornucopia Wholefood & Vegetarian, 19-20 Wicklow St. Dublin 2. Vegetarian, self-service restaurant: order at counter on arrival.
Avoca Café, 11-13 Suffolk St, Dublin 2. Pre-booking advised. +353 1 677 4215

Additional Notes & Maps:

The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland. The council supports excellent researchers in all disciplines from Arts to Zoology. An agency of the Department of Education and Skills, the Council primarily funds early stage career researchers: namely, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Diverse career opportunities are enabled through a suite of programmes which partner with employers. The other key area of activity for the Council is the funding of research projects with a societal focus; the Council has established partnerships across government and civic society. The Council represents Ireland in particular dimensions of Horizon 2020 and, by providing supports for H2020 applicants, enhances opportunities for the Irish research community.
Irish Research Council See Website here.
The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, Ireland. See Website here. 
Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Trinity College Dublin. See Website here
The Centre for Women's Studies was established in Trinity College in July, 1988. In 1999, in order to reflect the increasing diversity of its interests in areas such as sexualities and masculinities, the Centre expanded its title and remit to become the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies. In 2005, the Centre became a full member of the School of Histories and Humanities. Since its inception, the Centre has developed and sustained an M.Phil programme and a doctoral programme of the highest quality, has undertaken significant research activities and engaged in both innovative and traditional community outreach. Members of the Centre are recognised both nationally and internationally for their expertise on gender issues.
Department of History of Art & Architecture, Trinity College Dublin. See Website here.
Founded in 1966 under the direction of Anne Crookshank, The History of Art Department soon acquired a reputation that it has proudly maintained to this day. Thanks to its location in the heart of Dublin, Trinity is the ideal place in which to study the history of art, with the National Gallery, the National Museum, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, the Science Gallery and the Chester Beatty Library all situated close by, offering students a unique opportunity to study major works of art at first hand.. The department has an international reputation for research in several fields of art history. Members of staff have been at the forefront of research into Irish art and architecture, a point recognised with the establishment in 2003 of the Irish Art Research Centre (TRIARC). The department has also made important contributions to research on British, French and Spanish art. The teaching programme focuses on Western art from the early middle ages to the twentieth century. Courses are also taught on non-western art as well, taking advantage of the major collections at the Chester Beatty Library and at the National Museum of Ireland.