Shane Murtagh

How do you Define DH?

DH involves the creation and application of new tools, technologies, and methodologies within the humanities, as well as theorising about their effects.


NUI Maynooth


Shane Murtagh is a doctoral fellow with An Foras Feasa and the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is also a participant in the national structured PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH), funded by the Higher Education Authority under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 5 on behalf of the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013 with the assistance of the European Regional Development Fund. He holds a BA in English and History and an MA in Digital Humanities. His doctoral research examines the impact of new technologies and methodologies on the field of scholarly editing and on the study of 19th century Ireland, and involves the creation of a digital scholarly edition of Charles Maturin’s “Melmoth the Wanderer”. His other research interests include text encoding, digital textual analysis, textual criticism, Internet studies, and the digital humanities in general. He has presented papers both nationally and internationally on subjects such as text encoding, digital scholarly editing, and on the challenges and opportunities of pursuing a PhD in the Digital Humanities. He has taught both English and Digital Humanities to undergraduates at NUI Maynooth.