School awarded funding for new UK-Ireland Digital Humanities network

The School of Advanced Study has been awarded funding for a new Digital Humanities network as part of a ground-breaking joint call issued by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Irish Research Council.

Led by Professor Jane Winters and Dr Michelle Doran (Trinity College Dublin), the network will support research and consultation vital to the implementation of a permanent Digital Humanities association within the UK and Ireland. Building on existing research conducted by the partner institutions, it will bring together different stakeholders to consider and interrogate critically the concepts of sustainability, inclusivity, training, advocacy and career progression, among other key questions.

Institutions and individuals engaged with the network, across the UK and Ireland, will work to propose ways in which the UK and Ireland can build a collaborative vision for the field, and create new and sustainable long-term partnerships in alignment with the international community. At the end of a year of intensive discussion, deliberation and planning, the foundations for a self-sustaining DH association will have been laid, and it will be launched in early 2022.

Other partners in the project include University College Cork, the University of Exeter, National University of Ireland Galway, the University of Glasgow, King’s College London and Lancaster University. For more information about the programme, see: http://research.ie/2020/07/27/12-new-uk-ireland-digital-humanities-collaborations-announced.