PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities
University College Cork invites applications for 10 four-year
fully-funded doctoral studentships with 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.
Candidates will pursue their individual research agendas within the
program, based on projects developed from proposals which they provide
during the application process. The stipend is 16.000 euro per annum
Currently fellowships are available in History, English and Music.
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.
For further information contact:
Professor of Renaissance Studies