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Re: Joyce - A Life in the Day

A short UCD film to celebrate 100 years of Ulysses. Read more >


UCD College of Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarship (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) 2022

In support of UCD’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Arts and Humanities is offering a new Masters Scholarship (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) for 2022/23.

Refuelling the Arts UCD's New BA Creative & Cultural Industries

UCD launches a new BA in Creative & Cultural Industries. Read more >

College of Arts & Humanities at the UCD Festival 2022

The College is thrilled to announce the full lineup of Arts and Humanities features for this year’s UCD Festival 2022.

Professor Robert Gerwarth wins € 2.5m ERC Advanced Grant

Unprecedented success for UCD in ERC Advanced Grant 2021 competition

Professor Margaret Kelleher has been awarded a Cullman Centre fellowship at New York Public Library

Congratulations to Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, in the School of English, Drama and Film who has been awarded a Cullman Centre fellowship at New York Public Library for the academic year 2022-2023.

The inaugural UCD Creative Fellows Mentoring Programme 2021: A Year in Review

We are very grateful to the artists and creative industry leaders who joined forces with us this year in creating the inaugural UCD Creative Fellow student mentorship programme.

Call for submissions for the next edition of the Belfield Literary Review

The Belfield Literary Review is inviting submissions from emerging and established writers for Issue 2 (Spring 2022).

Nicolas Pillai award-winning creative practitioner and academic joins UCD Creative Futures Academy

UCD Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Nicolas Pillai as Assistant Professor in Creative and Critical Practice. This is the first in a series of new hires for the newly established UCD Creative Futures Academy.

Professor John Brannigan, UCD School of English, Drama and Film and Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore, were among six professors from University College Dublin to have been elected to the Royal Irish Academy

They were among 27 new RIA members invited to sign the Academy's members book in recognition of their world-class contributions to the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Professor Sarah Moss joins UCD's School of English, Drama and Film as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

The UCD College of Arts and Humanities and the School of English, Drama and Film are delighted to welcome acclaimed author Sarah Moss to the Creative Writing Team, on the first day of the new academic year.

UCD Festival 2021

Join us for the Arts and Humanities Festival activities, including conversations, performances, and exhibitions.

Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty awarded ERC Advanced Grant

Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty, UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy, has been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant to examine women and race in the spread of modern architecture. This is the only Humanities award of just four ERCs in Ireland, out of 209 granted across Europe.

Catherine Cox wins UCD 2020 Research Impact Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Catherine Cox, winner of the UCD 2020 Research Impact Case Study Competition. Her case study, entitled ‘Out of sight, out of mind: changing public perceptions of the mental health crisis in Irish prisons,’ details the significant impact of her project exploring the history of prisoner health.

New Craig Dobbin Chair Announced

The College of Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce Professor Renée Hulan as the 2020-2021 Craig Dobbin Chair in Canadian Studies. Professor Hulan joins UCD from Saint Mary’s University, where she teaches a broad range of courses in Canadian literature.

Courting is a Pleasure

UCD Choral Scholars release new video.

Conversations with the Contemporary

With this series UCD Writer in Residence Niamh Campbell is delighted to invite 8 writers to describe and discuss their process, craft, and the context of contemporary life – a world mediated by the internet, ruminating on recent history, making room for new stories, or pushing back against these – in relation to their work and their sense of style.

Prof. Kathleen James-Chakaraborty Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

She is the recipient of an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship for 2021-2022 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any geographic area and of any period.

UCD College of Arts and Humanities Doctoral Fee Scholarships 2021

UCD College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 competition for two UCD College of Arts and Humanities Doctoral Scholarships. The two awards comprise an annual full fee stipend for doctoral students commencing a PhD in any arts and humanities subject on a topic aligned to one of the eight strategic research themes in the UCD College of Arts and Humanities.

The Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary

UCD College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to invite external applications to the Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary for 2021-22. This annual bursary is funded by the College of Arts and Humanities Support Fund and named for College alumnus and Yeats scholar Dr Joseph M. Hassett.

Congratulations to Winners of the Teaching Excellence Award

The College of Arts & Humanities would like to extend warm congratulations to all the winners of the College Teaching & Learning Awards. A ceremony to celebrate our dedicated colleagues will be held 17 December 2:00pm via Zoom.

NCAD, IADT and UCD secures €10m award for Creative Futures Academy

The funding award was made by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, under the HEA Human Capital Initiative.

Arrangements for Autumn 2020

Important updates on the Autumn Trimester 2020.

College of Arts & Humanities EDI Committee Statement in Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

We, the EDI Committee of the College of Arts and Humanities, express our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter campaigns in America, Ireland and across the world.

Professor Gerardine Meaney Awarded ERC Grant

Congratulations to Professor Gerardine Meaney, UCD School of English, Drama and Film, who received a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant of €2.5 million for a study focused on migration and culture.

College of Arts and Humanities at the UCD Festival 2020

The College is thrilled to announce the full lineup of Arts and Humanities features for this year’s UCD Festival @home. The virtual programme of talks and activities will stream via the UCD Festival @home website from 21-23 May 2020, with content available on YouTube, Zoom, Soundcloud and Facebook.

New College Research Strategy

The UCD College of Arts and Humanities Research Strategy 2020-2024 brings together and supports the combined research excellence from across the College’s Schools, Institutes, Centres and subject disciplines. The strategy provides a coherent and enabling framework for the development of interdisciplinary expertise.

Dr Conor Lucey wins Architectural History Award

The Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion, has been awarded to Conor Lucey, Assistant Professor in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy at UCD, for his book Building Reputations: Architecture and the Artisan, 1750–1830.

Emilie Pine wins UCD Research 2019 Impact Competition

Associate Professor Emilie Pine from UCD School of English, Drama and Film was announced overall winner of the 2019 Research Impact Case Study Competition. Her case study, ‘Communicating the legacy of child abuse and helping victims heal’, showcased research combining humanities-led inquiry and digital technologies to produce new knowledge of the scale and complexity of institutional abuse

First Ever UCD Arts and Humanities Alumni Advisory Group

The College of Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce the formation of its first-ever Alumni Advisory Group. It was an honour to bring together such talented leaders from different industries at the inaugural meeting in the UCD University Club.

Colette Bryce announced as 2020 Creative Writing Fellow

Colette Bryce is a poet from Derry, with four collections published by Picador and a new collection forthcoming in spring 2020. Her latest book The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014) was shortlisted for the Costa, Forward, and Roehampton poetry prizes and winner of a Christopher Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney.

Congratulations to Dr Barbara Dawson 2019 UCD Alumni Award Winner for Art and Humanities

An astute observer of the international contemporary art scene and an outstanding curator, the first female director of Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery, Dr Barbara Dawson has been one of the most significant figures in the Irish art world in recent decades. In her role, Barbara has led transformative changes for the Hugh Lane and has been a leading advocate for the visual arts in Ireland.

Colm Tóibín and Colin Barrett visit UCD for Rolex Mentorship Programme

It was a privilege to welcome authors Colm Tóibín and Colin Barrett to the UCD School of English, Drama and Film recently. They met with Creative Writing students and Anne Enright, Professor of Fiction, as well as Head of Creative Writing, Paul Perry.

UCD signs agreement with University of Nottingham

University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of Nottingham (UoN) acting through their respective faculties of Arts and Humanities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop educational and research links between both institutions. The signing ceremony took place at University College Dublin’s Belfield campus.

UCD Creative Fellows inaugural meeting,

UCD was honoured to welcome home 19 alumni for the inaugural meeting of the first-ever UCD Creative Fellows group, chaired by Associate Professor P.J. Mathews, UCD School of English, Drama and Film, sponsored by Professor Sarah Prescott, Principal, UCD College of Arts and Humanities.

MoLI Opens to the Public

Dublin’s new landmark cultural institution MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland)welcomes its first public visitors, following Culture Night. MoLI celebrates the dynamism and diversity of Irish writers past and present.

Catherine Corless Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Speaking at the conferral, Emilie Pine, Associate Professor in Modern Drama at UCD, said the award recognised “the values of humanity Catherine exemplifies and the difference she has made to the world.”

New Craig Dobbin Professor Announced

Recently appointed the Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies, Raymond B. Blake’s work has focused on the interplay between statecraft, citizenship, and political leadership to show the complexity of public policy decisions in modern Canada.

Transnationalising the Humanities

We live in an entangled world in which the local, regional, national and global are interconnected through intricate networks and loops of exchange.In 2018 a new Asia-Pacific Research Network was set up to further develop our transnational/transcultural research agenda and reach. The transnational research strand is led by the UCD Humanities Institute in partnership with the College of Arts & Humanities.

'Survivors' Stories' Launched by Minister Katherine Zappone

Survivors’ Stories, a collection of the recorded stories/transcripts of some survivors of residential institutions for women and children in Ireland, was launched this week by Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

Frank McGuinness awarded UCD Ulysses Medal

Educator, playwright, poet and fiction writer Frank McGuinness has been honoured with the UCD Ulysses Medal at the opening of the exhibition "From Creativity to Legacy", which marks the ongoing transfer of his archive to UCD Special Collections.

Exploring South Indian History

The College of Arts & Humanities presents the inaugural international lecture of a new series. "Identity Issues of South India: A historical analysis up to 1967" will take place on Tuesday 16 April at 4pm in K114 in Newman Building.
This is a wonderful opportunity to explore South Asian History with visiting UCD History teaching fellow, Professor Selvanathan Lourdusamy.

Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty awarded RIA Gold Medal

UCD Arts and Humanities Professor becomes the first woman to receive the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal. Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty, an architectural historian from the UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy, was awarded the prestigious prize by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh, TD, in a special ceremony at the RIA.

Graduate Study Fair 2019

Starting to plan the next phase of your academic journey? Come and meet us at the UCD Graduate Study Fair 20 February 2019.

Diarmaid Ferriter releases new book "The Border"

For the past two decades, you could cross the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic half a dozen times without noticing or, indeed, without turning off the road you were travelling.

Eiléan Ní Cuilleanáin lecture

Eiléan Ní Cuilleanáin to give lecture at UCD, 27 February 2019 - 'Instead of a Shrine: Poetry and Ritual'

Five funded PhD Scholarships announced at UCD Arts & Humanities

The College of Arts & Humanities at University College Dublin is pleased to announce 5 generously funded PhD studentships, with the Schools of Art History; English; History and Languages, Cultures & Linguistics. The award includes a stipend of €15,000 per annum (for four years), full fee waivers (EU and non-EU), and a travel allowance.

Bauhaus Effects

A major conference to mark the 100-year anniversary of the influential Bauhaus school gets underway in Dublin today (07.02.19). ‘Bauhaus Effects’ leads the Irish strand of the world-wide celebrations to mark the Bauhaus centenary, and reflects on the legacy of the innovative artistic, architectural, design and teaching practices developed there.

Living Inside Exhibition opens at Kilmainham Gaol

LIVING INSIDE exhibition runs in Kilmainham Gaol from 9 February to 19 May 2019.
A story of pain and protest, change and continuity. The exhibition explores the different perspectives of six people whose lives were entangled in the history of prison reform in Ireland.

Atwood Awarded Ulysses Medal at UCD

Margaret Atwood was awarded the Ulysses Medal at O'Reilly Hall on 6 June 2018, at the Imagining: Home literary event.
The Ulysses Medal is the University's highest honour. Previous medal recipients include: Mary McAleese, Bill Clinton, Seamus Heaney, Edna O'Brien and Noam Chomsky.

Professor Linda Colley to give 2018 Annual Lecture

The Annual Lecture, "Inscribing a Modern World: Constitutions Across Histories and Literatures", will be given by one of the world's most eminent historians, Professor Linda Colley, Professor of History, Princeton University.

As part of its Decade of Centenaries commemorations, University College Dublin marks the Centenary of WW1 Armistice through various events.

UCD marks 43 who died and 445 who served and survived World War 1 as members of the British armed services.
Delving through WW1 records, UCD historian, Dr Conor Mulvagh, uncovered details of 488 staff students and graduates who served in the British army during the Great War through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database.