Juergen Barkhoff is Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, and Professor of German in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies of Trinity College Dublin. He is an expert on German literature and culture from 1750 with a strong focus on interdisciplinary research. His main research is in the fields of Medical Humanities, Environmental Humanities, and questions of identity and culture in Europe. He was Director of the Centre for European Studies from 2002–2005, and Registrar of the College from 2007–2011. He is Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities.