Radical Humanities Laboratory

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Radical Humanities Laboratory


Creating capacity, liberty and the environment for radical thinking. Open for applications until 24 March 2022 at 12 noon.


What is the Radical Humanities Laboratory?

The Radical Humanities Laboratory will work across disciplinary boundaries and UCC’s four Colleges to explore the roots of global societal crises, defining the fundamental challenges and developing holistic, transformative, solutions. It will provide the capacity, liberty and environment for radical thinking and its application, enhancing creative and inclusive interdisciplinarity through research focussed on the critical interfaces between disciplines, the University, society and the public sphere.

What Radical Humanities means to us

Our people talk about what Radical Humanities means to them and their work in University College Cork

We’re establishing the radical humanities laboratory as a way of bringing together humanities scholarship on an inter and transdisciplinary platform

Professor Chris Williams

Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in UCC

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At UCC, we are a creative campus with a tradition of innovate thinking that enables arts and sciences to flourish in collaboration with each other

Fiona Kearney

Director of the Glucksman Gallery, UCC

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When you have a broad perspective on research, you get better answers, better research outcomes, and the dividend to society is larger

Professor Subrata Ghosh / Professor Liam Fanning

Chair and Head of School of Medicine, Deputy Director APC / Director, Molecular Virology Diagnostic & Research Laboratory

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We co-design across disciplines and in partnership to generate open social innovation and new research

Professor Orla Murphy

Head of the Department of Digital Humanities, School of English and Digital Humanities

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When we enter into dialog with researchers from other disciplines and traditions, we go outside our comfort zone

Professor Caitríona Ní Dhúill

Professor in German at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Applications Closed

Applications have now closed for the 12 positions within the new Radical Humanities Laboratory

The appointment of researchers of excellence, from Lecturer to Professorial level, will connect disciplines and research strengths across the University, mapping to existing research strengths within the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

The duties of all academic staff include research, research-informed teaching and contributions to the university community.  The UCC Futures posts will focus on enhancing research at the intersection of the humanities and other areas of strategic research importance across the university, while ensuring that the curriculum is informed and driven by the radical research outputs arising.

Research Areas

Radical Humanities will explore transformative and disruptive research in a number of thematic areas.

Our Vision

University College Cork (UCC) is committed to continually strengthening its research and academic excellence. UCC Futures enables a dynamic enhancement of research, support of innovation and translation of research to tangible solutions to address emerging societal needs and global grand challenges, to secure a better future for all.

UCC Futures is one of a number of measures that will support our society to thrive and to secure a sustainable future for all.

Professor John O'Halloran

President of UCC

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UCC Futures….will inspire, engage and enable our researchers to create the future.

Professor John F. Cryan

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, UCC

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Cork is ranked as one of Europe’s top eight ‘ideal cultural and creative cities’ by the European Commission

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