What is DH?

How do new technologies impact on our lives? How do we as human beings imagine, develop and build digital tools to make our lives better? How do we use computers to study the arts and humanities?
Digital humanities is a field which explores how the digital can enable innovation, but also, how technology is changing what it means for us be human beings. Students and scholars working in the digital humanities utilise digital tools and methods to explore the arts and humanities, actively participating in building and experimenting in order to investigate society and culture.

Our graduates, developed in a student-led innovative learning environment, are researchers and critical thinkers, excellent writers, experienced communicators (across a range of media) and enthusiastic collaborators who have worked on real-world projects that have demonstrable impact.
The following are some of the attributes and skills acquired by our students:
A deep knowledge and appreciation of technology in culture and society; 

An ability to apply critical, theoretical, and technological approaches to societal challenges;

An understanding of how to use complex real-world data in digital analysis;

Familiarity with a wide range of communicative modes;
Extensive experience with computers and information technology;

Appreciation of professional practices, ethical standards and creative problem solving.

Department of Digital Humanities

The Department of Digital Humanities (UCCDH) is part of the School of English & Digital Humanities at University College Cork. Formalised in 2019, it emerged after several years of development by faculty in English and History. It is now comprised of faculty and researchers with backgrounds in a variety of disciplines across the arts and humanities, while maintaining strong partnerships with colleagues from Computer Science.

Departmental Office

The Digital Humanities office is located in the O'Rahilly Building, Room 2.22

Digital Arts & Humanities

Ealaíona agus Daonnachtaí Digiteacha

Room 2.22, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland