News: Scholarships in Digital Arts and Humanities PhD Program at University College Cork

Deadline for early acceptance: 15 March 2014. 

University College Cork invites applications for the first round of scholarships in the four-year structured PhD programme in Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) 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.

Deadline for early acceptance: 15 March 2014.
Program general info: http://www.apc.ucc.ie/en/dah/study/ Course details: http://www.ucc.ie/calendar/postgraduate/Doctor/page020.html 
Tuition waivers are available to Non-EU candidates.

Some subject areas:
History, European Languages and Literatures, English, Music, Performing Arts, Art and Art History, Irish Studies, Psychology, Digital Law.

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 has developed a research platform, 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. Currently the program includes a vibrant community of 50 researchers throughout Ireland.

Programme Structure
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 Cork, Dublin, 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 is strong in all disciplines of the Humanities, with a particular concentration on Irish and European studies. The Digital Arts and Humanities program currently has 46 students from around the globe, studying topics ranging from Renaissance networking to eighteenth-century country houses, from modern performance art to Irish diaspora music performers in the USA and their stories.

For some typical projects see: www.dahphd.ie

Prof. Brendan Dooley
University College Cork
CACSSS Graduate School
Cork, IE
phone: +353 (0) 21 420 5139
Email: b.dooley@ucc.ie
Visit the website at http://www.apc.ucc.ie/en/dah/study/

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