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Dr Órla Murphy recognised for 25 years of service

15 Dec 2020

Dr Órla Murphy, Head of the Department of Digital Humanities, will receive a Long Service Award this evening in recognition of her 25 years of service to University College Cork.

The award ceremony that will be streamed online from 6.30pm and can be accessed at the following link:

Dr Murphy has made a significant contribution to UCC, most notably, in the development of digital humanities and the establishment of a dedicated department for the discipline. Her specific contributions include serving as Co-Chair of the Digital Education Advisory Group and Deputy Chair of the Academic Council Learning & Teaching Committee. Dr Murphy has supervised eight successful interdisciplinary PhD projects since 2012, and is currently supervising a further seven doctoral candidates.

Nationally, she is a member of the board at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), Co-Chair of the Arts and Culture in Education Research Repository (ACERR), an initiative of Creative Ireland, the Department of Education & Skills, and the Government of Ireland, and National Coordinator of DARIAH-IE, which is driving the development of a digital research infrastructure for the arts and humanities in Ireland. Dr Murphy also represents Irish scholarship and education internationally as an Irish representative on the Social and Cultural Innovation Special Working Group at the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), tasked with developing the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach, as well as the Scientific Committee of COST-EU, a funding organisation for research and innovation networks.

She researches and teaches across a number of topics in the digital humanities, including how culture is, was and will be communicated in all its forms, particularly in multidimensional representation, and in how we read, represent and share knowledge in new networked, virtual environments.

Further information on Dr Murphy's work and accomplishments can be found as follows:

Digital Humanities

Daonnachtaí Digiteacha

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