Applications are invited for the Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) Structured PhD at NUI Maynooth. DAH is an innovative inter-disciplinary structured PhD programme co-ordinated by an all-Irish university consortium, funded through Cycle 5 of the Government’s Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions.
DAH opened in 2011 as the world's largest digital arts and humanities doctoral programme and currently has 58 students, five of whom are currently based in NUI Maynooth. Students choose to enter the programme within either the ARTS or HUMANITIES strands and complete core, training and career development modules, including main modules shared across the consortium and others institutionally-based.
DAH students at NUI Maynooth are part of An Foras Feasa: the Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions, which is based at NUI Maynooth. The Institute has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and also houses a dynamic postgraduate community. Students participate in a collaborative Structured PhD programme with co-registration in An Foras Feasa and a participating academic department (e.g. English, Music, Media Studies, History, Celtic Studies, Modern Languages). An Foras Feasa specialises in the integration of humanities research with information and communications technologies; particular research strengths in the Institute and its partner departments include digital imaging, digital critical editions, data modeling, digital archives and repository development, humanities computing, software engineering, music technology and multimedia. Further information about the DAH programme at NUI Maynooth can be accessed here at LearnDigitalHumanities.ie and more generally at DAHPhD.ie. High-calibre candidates holding, or expecting to receive, a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in an appropriate discipline are encouraged to apply. Applications are invited until 15 May 2013.
Prospective candidates are strongly advised to make contact with An Foras Feasa before making an application. For further information, contact Dr Jennifer Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Graduate Studies Scholarship page for details on the following Postgraduate Scholarships available at NUI Maynooth:
John and Pat Hume Scholarship - Deadline May 3rd. Please note: there have been some changes to the Terms and Conditions this year. Also, if there are any queries regarding a student's eligibility or other issues, please refer them to the Graduate Studies Office for clarification. FAQs are also available on the website.
New Alumni Scholarships - Deadline July 12th. 3 scholarships (1 per Faculty) will be awarded to NUIM graduates who are pursuing a Taught Masters Programme. The Scholarship consists of €5000 towards fees
Digital Humanities is a growing teaching and research specialism internationally, and a dynamic emerging discipline. In Ireland, NUI Maynooth is the only university to offer an undergraduate module on Humanities Computing and is the first to introduce an MA in Digital Humanities which provides a key bridge between undergraduate qualifications and postgraduate attainment.
The MA in Digital Humanities is designed to fill an identified gap in current educational and professional provision, one which An Foras Feasa is uniquely positioned to fill. It is designed for graduates both in the Humanities and in the Computing Sciences, integrating the needs, practices and challenges of humanities research with new methodologies, theories and practices in Information Communications Technologies. The programme will be of benefit to students wishing to embark in such careers as information management or as software engineers, or educators; to existing practitioners in all of these fields who seek further professional development; and or humanities computing dimension.
The MA programme includes modules which will be of benefit to PhD students in other departments of the Faculty of Arts, seeking specialist, advanced digital humanities training as part of their structured Phd programmes. It is envisaged, for example, that modules such as AFF606 (Texts and Textuality) or AFF609 (Creating Digital Humanities Artefacts) may be taken by doctoral students in the School of Celtic Studies, working on digital editions of texts or digital artefacts. Module AFF603 'Modeling Humanities Data' has many potential applications to doctoral history projects, and builds on many years of collaborative work between An Foras Feasa and colleagues in the Department of History.
The applications process for 2013-4 has not yet opened. Further information will be posted in due course. Interested applicants should forward their contact details to Dr Jennifer Kelly at email@example.com