Tuesday, June 14, 2011

PhD Fellowships in Digital Renaissance and Early Modern Studies in Cork, IE

PhD Fellowships in Digital Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

A PhD program in Digital Humanities with a focus on Renaissance studies based at University College in Cork and utilizing resources of Trinity College in Dublin, NUI Maynooth, NUI Galway, QU Belfast, is now offering four-year fellowships of 16,000 euro plus tuition.

Program foci
Phd projects may be devoted to any aspect of Renaissance and Early Modern cultural history (Continental Europe, Britain, Ireland), keeping in mind the relevance to Digital Humanities.

Program coordinator:
Brendan Dooley, Professor of Renaissance Studies http://www.ucc.ie/en/cacsssgrads/staff/acad/ProfessorBrendanDooley/
Program resources
Resources at the major locations include the Libraries of UCC (Special Collections, including Sources for 17-19C historical studies and early printed books, St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral Library collection), NUIG; TCD, in addition, Marsh’s Library, Dublin; the National Gallery of Ireland, etc.

The Program
The first two years include technical and subject training within the PhD program, Digital Arts and Humanities, accompanied by project work, followed by focus on completing dissertation: http://www.ucc.ie/en/cacsssgrads/grep/DigitalArtsandHumanities/

Include a 1500 project description.
Digital Renaissance @ University College Cork

UCC staff has wide experience in digital arts and humanities, especially in regard to Irish and European history and humanities computing. Some current projects and collaborations in the field at UCC include: CELT, a corpus of online texts for Irish history, literature and politics; LOCUS a new Historical Dictionary of Irish place names and tribal names Online; CELTIC DIGITAL INITIATIVE, which aims to make scarce resources (such as texts, images and bibliographies) available in an electronic format to students and scholars; ArCH which aims to create a series of facsimile editions online of the major historical Irish manuscripts.