Applications are invited for 5 four-year PhD scholarships in Digital Arts and Humanities
Note: The deadline for applications has been extended to 15 July in the case of the PhD scholarship for research on the Seán Ó Riada Archive. See the latest details at
University College Cork invites applications for 5 four-year funded doctoral studentships on selected topics within the structured PhD programme in Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH). Successful candidates will be registered with the full-time inter-disciplinary structured PhD programme co-ordinated with an all-Irish university consortium. Within the programme candidates will pursue an individual research agenda based on a project proposed as part of the application process.
Currently scholarships are available in History, English and Music. Although applications are invited for any project in Music (including practice-based research in digital media and theoretical engagement with digital media), scholarships are only available for a project related to the music manuscripts in the Seán Ó Riada Collection held in the Boole Library. For details see the following: http://www.earlynewsnet.org/LIBRARY_PROJECTS_WEB/index.htm
What is DAH?
The ever-evolving developments in computing and their performative and analytical implications have brought about a quantum leap in arts and humanities research and practice. Digital Arts and Humanities is a field of study, research, teaching, and invention at the intersection of computing and information management with the arts and humanities.
The DAH Structured PhD programme will create the research platform, the structures, partnerships and innovation models by which fourth-level researchers can engage with a wide range of stakeholders in order to contribute to the developing digital arts and humanities community world-wide, as participants and as leaders.
Candidates will complete core, training and career development modules, including main modules shared across the consortium and others institutionally-based. The overall aim of the taught modules are threefold: 1) to introduce students to the history and theoretical issues in digital arts/humanities; 2) to provide the skills needed to apply advanced computational and information management paradigms to humanities/arts research; 3) to provide an enabling framework for students to develop generic and transferable skills to carry out their final research projects/dissertations.
Year 1 of the four-year programme includes core and optional graduate education modules delivered in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Maynooth. These modules provide a grounding in essential research skills and transferable skills together with access to specialist topics. In years 2 and 3 work on PhD research projects is supplemented with access to elective modules. Year 3 features practical placements in industry, academic research environments or cultural institutions.
University College Cork has a strong track record in Digital Humanities and has been a pioneer in the development of digital tools for language study and historiography. The College of Arts (CACSSS) has particular strengths in European and Irish history, Renaissance Studies, English language and literature, Music and musicology, among others.
See http://www.ucc.ie/en/cacsss/grads/grep/dah/ for specifics.
For further information contact:
Professor of Renaissance Studies