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Advances in Digital Technologies: New Possibilities and Challenges


10 Nov 2014 / 10 Nov 2014 Moore Institute, NUIG, Galway
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 Humanities Doctoral Supervision Lunchtime Workshops 2014/15


 ‘Advances in Digital Technologies: New Possibilities and Challenges for Doctoral Supervisors’


 November 10, 2014 11:30am – 2:30pm


Room G010, Ground Floor, Hardiman Research Building (HRB), NUI Galway


The second workshop of the series is hosted by the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway. Speakers will discuss their experience in supervising digital projects and how they manage the challenges presented to them by the advances in new digital technologies. 


This workshop is part of a series of lunchtime workshops focusing on Doctoral Supervision in the Humanities subject areas. The workshops will cover topics including: career mentorship, managing the student-supervisor relationship, planning for life after the doctorate and how this can all be assisted by new technology. 


The workshops are an initiative of the Humanities Institute (UCD), and are a collaboration between it and the Moore Institute (NUIG), the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities (QUB) and the Royal Irish Academy. The workshops are co-ordinated by the Irish Humanities Alliance.



11:30-12:00 Registration, Tea & Coffee in the foyer of the HRB

12:00-14:00 Workshop (Presentations and Q&A Discussion) in Room GO10 HRB

14:00-14:30 Lunch in the foyer of the HRB



Prof. Daniel Carey (Chair), Director of the Moore Institute & Chair of the IHA


Dr. Orla Murphy: How the digital transforms the traditional supervisory paradigm

Lecturer in the Digital Arts and Humanities Program at UCC and in the National, inter-institutional DAH PhD program in Ireland. Orla is co-chair of the Information Visualisation working group in the initiative (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities), and vice-chair of the Algorithms group in the EU COST Action Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage where she convenes the successful international Think Tank series for Early Stage Researchers.


Daniel Powell: 21st Century Dissertation/Thesis Topics

Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Fellow, King’s College London.  Daniel is Project Manager of the Andrew W. Mellon funded Renaissance Knowledge Network, a major infrastructure project designed to facilitate digital discovery, analysis, and production of scholarly content related to the early modern period. 


Dr Sandra CollinsThe national perspective on the preservation, discovery and access to cultural data

Director, Digital Repository of Ireland.  DRI is the Irish national trusted digital repository for humanities and social sciences data. Sandra is also a Funded Investigator in Insight: Ireland's National Data Analytics Research Centre and Co-PI on a large cross-disciplinary Irish Research Council project called Irish Records Linkage (IRL).


Travel bursaries will be made available to the first ten registered doctoral students, and doctoral students who are between the Viva and graduation stages, for the event.  This is to enable students to travel to the workshops in the different institutions and to be part of the discussion.  (Please contact directly regarding bursaries.)


Students, supervisors, and staff from all HEIs are encouraged and welcome to attend.  The event is free of charge but requires registration.


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To download the Programme please click: here.



10 Nov 2014 / 10 Nov 2014 Moore Institute, NUIG, Galway
More information:


Email Moore Institute