Structured PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH)

The School of History in University College Cork is a partner in the new Digital Arts and Humanities Structured Phd programme and is taking applications for funded Phds in Digital Humanities in areas in which the school has particular strengths and research interests.

Over the next decade, the School will be pursuing a major research programme in the history of the revolutionary decade, 1912-1922, during which Ireland gained independence and established a new state. As we celebrate the centenary of the revolutionary period, we intend to critically interrogate the established history of that era across a range of fields in the areas of constitutional and mass politics, popular protest, revolutionary  warfare and counter-insurgency, state-building and other fields. We are open to proposals which study this period in both national and comparative international perspectives, and which contribute fresh insights on the processes of revolution and nation-building

Staff also have onging research interests in aspects of Irish history in its global context in the nineteenth century, particularly the "Irish diaspora" and the global community of Irish emigrants. Some digital resources exist in this field, both in Ireland and abroad in the form of passenger lists, census returns, military service records and other sources, but there is a need to integrate existing collections and establish frameworks for creating new digital collections using frameworks which will be sustainable and support deeper scholarly interrogation of the materials.

Staff also conduct research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and will be continuing to work on new practices in digital pedagogy, group and team based learning and the use of simulations and games in teaching.

The School also has wide interests in Irish history in it's national, European and global contexts in the Early Modern and Medieval periods, and also in the areas of International Relations, foreign policy, war, conflict and international organisations in the contemporary period. We have a long history of involvement in digital history projects, going back to the CURIA Project over 20 years ago, and tradition of active teaching in Digital History at undergraduate and graduate level.

Applicants interested in this programme in the School of History should contact Dr Mike Cosgrave, ( m.cosgrave@ucc.ie ) while applicants interested in this programme in other schools and disciplines at UCC should contact Prof. Brendan Dooley ( b.dooley@ucc.ie)

Full information on the School is on our website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/history/

The outline of the DAH programme in UCC is at


The DAH Structured Phd programme is a joint programme delivered by University College Cork, Trinity College, Dublin, National University of Ireland, Maynooth and National University of Ireland, Galway and is funded under the PRTLI5 programme

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