Author Archives: Claire Dillon | Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Exploration Indoors + Outdoors

As I gradually (and perhaps reluctantly) plan my return to the States this summer, and contemplate the start of my PhD program this autumn, I have spent some time reflecting on my academic experience in Ireland thus far. Currently, there’s a … Continue reading

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Thinking back + looking forward

Classes at Trinity begin this week, but my first semester technically hasn’t ended yet: we’re still finishing papers and preparing for final exams. Between assignments, applying for conferences, and other work, I’ve spent a lot of time on campus, writing about … Continue reading

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Home / Abroad

In the Middle Ages, Ireland floated at the periphery of the known world, and the island’s medieval history is occasionally mischaracterized as remote and isolated. I remember a time when I held misconceptions that were similar, in an abstract sense, during … Continue reading

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