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Erasmus + ICM award to Marc Caball

ERASMUS + ICM Funding for Marc Caball's project with Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut), 

Digital Early Modern Ireland 

A funding award through the Erasmus + International Credit Mobility scheme (a global scholarship and exchange programme financed by the European Union and administered in Ireland by the Higher Education Authority) has been made to Marc Caball, UCD History. The proposal entitled ‘Digital Early Modern Ireland’  centres on the exchange of staff to enable Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut) and Marc Caball to spend time in each other’s respective institutions in order to develop and implement a digital strategy for early modern Irish research centred on Léamh.org (a digital humanities project enabling engagement with early modern texts in the Irish language). Through a series of seminars (open more generally to an interested public) and strategy sessions, it is aimed to enhance access and teaching in early modern Irish studies through the medium of digital technologies. Both UCD and UConn are members of Universitas 21. The ‘Digital Early Modern Ireland’ initiative complements and reinforces the emphasis of Universitas 21 on the enhancement of student experience, researcher engagement and innovation in education.

The UCD partner lead, Associate Professor Marc Caball is responsible for the implementation, management and quality control of events organised at UCD. A corresponding role is to be undertaken by Professor Brendan Kane, Department of History, UConn. Both individuals have worked together on research projects and they have extensive experience of research management. Marc Caball was formerly director of the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences; UCD Humanities Institute and UCD Graduate School in Arts and Celtic Studies. He is a member of the Irish Humanities Alliance. He is currently co-leader of the UCD College of Arts and Humanities Research Strand in Digital Cultures and is a participant in Léamh.org.  Brendan Kane is a co-director of the digital humanities project Léamh.org.  He is director of the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative at the UConn Human Rights Institute and former Associate Director of UConn’s Humanities Institute. Both have published extensively in the area of early modern Irish history and language.