Digital Edgeworth Network
The School of English and Digital Humanities has received research funding of €12,500 as part of the UK-Ireland Collaboration in Digital Humanities Networking programme, for a project entitled ‘Digital Edgeworth Network’. The DEN is a collaboration between the School of English and Digital Humanities at UCC (PI Dr Clíona Ó Gallchoir, English; Co-I Dr Máirín MacCarron, DH); the Faculty of English Oxford University (PI Prof Ros Ballaster); the Bodleian Library (Oxford); and the National Library of Ireland. The project, which received total funding of €38,000, is jointly sponsored and funded by the Irish Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK).
Its aim is to explore and analyze the manuscript archive of the celebrated author Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) and the Edgeworth family, an archive that is divided between the Bodleian and the NLI. The DEN focuses on establishing collaborations between disciplines, between institutions, and between researchers and the community in order to establish optimal approaches to the application of digital tools and methods to this manuscript archive, in order to unlock and enhance its potential for scholarly research and for cultural and heritage tourism in Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford. The activities funded by the award will also contribute to the development of a 5-year funding bid focused on a major project of digital remediation and analysis of the Edgeworth archive.