And so #DayofDH in Ireland is coming to a close.  It was my second #DayofDH and it’s been great to connect with and see what the DH community in Ireland (and beyond) is up to.

Although there was so much going on during the day, some highlights for me were (in no particular order):

  • Keeping track of the UCC #DayofDH Interventions symposium – I started to feel homesick reading all the exciting posts and tweets from my home university where I did my undergrad and MA in Applied Linguistics (all those years ago!).
  • Karolina’s photo-filled posts (this is Karolina we are talking about – how could her posts be anything other than photo-filled?)
  • Caroline’s bedtime story about the Monuments Men – a must read for any time of the day.
  • Shawn’s reply to my post about trying to come up with an idea for a project.  It has definitely given me food for thought!
  • Frances Mulraney’s bilingual post about her DH day job with Dúchas.ie.
  • Seeing that the ‘DH in Ireland’ group remained the most popular on the site all day finishing up with 30 members. (At 23.48 Irish time, ‘DH in the Curriculum’ is a close second with 29 members – not that it’s a competition!)

That’s it for me for #DayofDH 2014.

DH in Ireland group – #DayofDH 2014

popular1The ‘DH in Ireland’ group is currently the most popular group on the #DayofDH site.  I activated the groups widget which is displaying in the footer of this site (just scroll down!).

It is a collaborative group consisting of graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the field of Digital Humanities throughout Ireland.


The group consists of members of the DH community in NUI Maynooth, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin and more.  It is being run under the auspices of DARIAH Ireland.

If you are a member of the DH community in Ireland, it’s not too late to join the group in our documentation and celebration of our Day of DH 2014.

Introduction: One Day Early!

Maybe this is cheating as it is not #DayofDH yet, but I thought that my site was looking a little bit lonely, so I’m getting the ball rolling a day early.

My name is Emma and I am working in DH in Ireland.  As of today, I am mostly based in An Foras Feasa in NUI Maynooth.  Until last week, I was working in The Long Room Hub in TCD and I’m still working on the M.Phil in Digital Humanities and Culture there.

I am currently working on some very exciting Digital Humanities projects:


The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland which is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916).

The Contested Memories ~ Battle of Mount Street Bridge project employs spatial and temporal methods and seeks to intervene in present-day debates about the Easter Rising 1916.

logoDARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the humanities and arts.

I am also working on some forthcoming projects – a digital edition of ‘Marie Martin’s Letters from the Western Front’; the ‘Drawn to the Page’ database of Irish Artists book illustrations from 1830 – 1930 and ‘The 1916 Diary of Dorothy Stopford Price’.

It’s great that there are groups on the Day of DH site this year.  We have set up a DH in Ireland 2014 group to showcase the work that is being carried out by the DH community in Ireland.  I’m really looking forward to checking out the posts tomorrow.

If you want to get in touch,  my twitter is @Clarke__Emma or send me an email: emma [dot] clarke [at] tcd [dot] ie.

Just another Day of DH 2014 site

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