RQR International Panel reviewers praise Roinn na Nua Ghaelige/Department of Modern Irish for developing its core strengths, advancing new interdisiciplinary collaborations and promoting excellence in research led teaching.
The Department of Modern Irish’s peer review panel in the 2015 RQR exercise noted the Department’s expertise in 2 key domains: linguistics and textual/literary studies. The core projects in the Department, they comment play to its [the Department’s] strengths and the special interests of its staff (notably in manuscript studies, textual editing and commentary, and areas of linguistics)…. new directions have been identified which have great potential (e.g. pan-Gaelic studies) and which take UCC into new domains which will impact significantly on the health of the discipline.
Interdisciplinary projects (for example the Legal Deeds Project with colleagues from the School of History) and inter-institutional collaborations (the Irish Script on Screen project in conjunction with the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) and the Watermarks in Irish Documents project in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy and other institutions also represent important contributions to research from the Department of Modern Irish, UCC.
The Panel also praise new research-led teaching for undergraduates as an example of excellent practice. These development exploits primary resources which are available in UCC and elsewhere (e.g. manuscripts in the Boole Library) and, in so doing, advances one of the longer-term strategic research interests of the Department in terms of manuscript cataloguing.
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