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Digital Arts & Humanities - DAH - Structured

Digital Humanities proposals should include a strong digital component, either as a core method of research and dissemination, or as a subject of research in itself. Proposals may address any topic within Digital Humanities, including (but not limited to): archives & preservation; authorship attribution; classical studies; corpus analysis; crowdsourcing; historical studies; interdisciplinary collaboration; internet history; literary studies; natural language processing; ontologies; scholarly editing; stylistics and stylometry; text-mining; textual studies; visualisation. Previous DAH students have also worked closely with researchers at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Galway (

Digital Arts proposals may examine questions such as artistic practice informed by digital media; the intersection between artistic creativity and technological innovation; the impact of the digital on the form, structure and function of narrative. Proposals for practice-based doctorates are welcome as well as traditional academic formats.

Prospective applicants should identify and indicate potential supervisors for their research proposal:

Entry requirements

Entrants will be expected to have a first-class or upper second-class honours degree within a relevant discipline. Applicants proposing practice-based research should provide evidence of their work in the relevant area of practice.


PhD (full-time, four years)

PhD (part-time, six years)

Further enquiries

Find out more:

Prof. Daniel Carey

T +353 91 493904


Dr. Justin Tonra

T +353 91 492566


Martha Shaughnessy

Development Manager

Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies

Room 2002, Floor 2

Hardiman Research Building

NUI Galway


T: 353 (0)91 493902



Application date

Structured PhD, full-time—1SDA1 Structured PhD, part-time—1SDA2

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Research areas

Areas of interest

Areas of interest include all disciplines within the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

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