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From Humanities to Digital Humanities: The Benefits of Structured Interdisciplinary Research. Sonia Howell School of English, Media and Theatre Studies An Foras Feasa Fellow. 1. An Foras Feasa. The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions

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From humanities to digital humanities the benefits of structured interdisciplinary research

From Humanities to Digital Humanities: The Benefits of Structured Interdisciplinary Research

Sonia Howell

School of English, Media and Theatre Studies

An Foras Feasa Fellow

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An foras feasa

An ForasFeasa

The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions

Comprises staff from four third-level institutions and seeks to ensure theenhancement, compatibility and visibility of research in NUIM, SPCD, DKIT and DCU through the enhancement of interdepartmental, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional co-operation.

An ForasFeasa is an integral part of the “Humanities Serving Irish Society” (HSIS) initiative towards building a National Platform for the Humanities, an all-island inter-institutional research and training infrastructure embracing the universities, the Royal Irish Academy, two Institutes of Technology and NCAD as a partnership of equals.

The Higher Education Authority's Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions Cycle 4 (PRTLI)funds12 Doctoral fellowships awarded to AFF members. Each fellowship is of three years duration and provides an annual stipend of €16,000 along with free tuition fees.

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An foras feasa structured phd programme

An ForasFeasa Structured PhDProgramme

Joint degree between AFF research institute and respective humanities departments.

Fosters collaborations between humanities and ICT at a doctoral level.

Aims at advancing high-quality doctoral research projects that incorporate multidisciplinary expertise supported within a collaborative research environment.

Strives towards students acquiring first-class professional skills which will allow them to develop an expertise in the field of humanities technology and innovation.

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2008 11 cohort

2008-11 Cohort

7 in the National University of Ireland Maynooth, 2 in Dublin College University and 3 in St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.

History, Music, French, Translation Studies, NuaGhaeilge, Sean agusMeánGhaeilge, Literary Studies.

Collaboration with ICT staff in AFF.

Iontas building – a ForasFeasa ‘hub’.

Inter-university, interdisciplinary and interoperable cohort.

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Aff phd colloquium 2010

AFF PhD Colloquium 2010

  • ʻThe challenges of a multidisciplinary approachʼ - Eleanor OʼLeary

  • ʻThe ties that bind:  Expanding demographic methodologies to create prosopographicalresourcesʼ - CormacChesser

  • ʻFranco-Irish Translation Relationships in Nineteenth-Century Irelandʼ - Michele Milan

  • ʻEsnadTigeBuchet: Extant versionsʼ - Dagmar Haunold

  • ʻThe Incorporation Of A Digital Component Into My Thesis: My Research Challengeʼ - GráinneNíBhreithiún

  • ʻA comparative study of the lives of Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland clergy in south-east Ireland between 1550 and 1650ʼ - ÁineHensey

  • ʻCase study on the development of Irish nationalism: The Hist.’ - Sharon Webb

  • ʻDigital Humanities and Irish literary studies: new directionsʼ - Sonia Howell

  • ʻThe works of Irish writer, EilísDillonʼ - Anne Marie Herron

  • ʻMusical note onset detection and sinusoidal modellingʼ - John Glover

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Meaningful collaborations

Meaningful Collaborations

  • Digital Humanities seminars and workshops

    • Software methods for humanities research

    • Data Modelling

    • Text encoding

  • Collaborative Research

  • Digital Humanities 2010:

    • “Building Methodologies, Retaining the Ladders: A Digital Humanities Approach to World Literature”.

    • Collaborative paper between humanities researchers and computer scientists.

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From humanities to digital humanities the benefits of structured interdisciplinary research

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