UCD Humanities Institute is a successful and prestigious resource for the humanities within UCD and nationally. Building on its impressive record of doctoral completion rates and reputation as a vibrant centre for research, debate and scholarship, the Humanities Institute works to deepen its role as a catalyst for innovative and high quality research in the arts and humanities. More »

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Call for Papers: Post-extractivist legacies and landscapes: Humanities, artistic and activist responses’, CHCI Main Institute, 4th - 8th July 2023 at UCD 

Submission Deadlines: 31st January 2023 (panel proposals); 28th February 2023 (paper proposals)

Full CfP details available here

HI Lunchtime Seminar Series 2022-2023 | HI Seminar Room H204 @ 1.10pm

Thursday, 1st December 2022

Dr Sean Williams (Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Flinders University, Adelaide, and HI Visiting Fellow)

"Creative Histories: exploring the present through the lens of a speculative past"

Chair: Annie Khabaza

'Where to Start? An Introduction to Using Special Collections for Research' Workshop 

Thursday, 24th November 2022

Venue: HI Seminar Room (H204) and Special Collections Reading Room | 10:00 - 12:30

Open to all UCD doctoral candidates in the College of Arts and Humanities regardless of what stage or subject you are working in.

Register for free on Eventbrite 

'The Centenary of the Foundation of the Irish State – Voices from 6 December 1922'

Foundation of the State 6 Dec 1922 (T Mohr talk)

Tuesday, 6th December 2022  | HI Seminar Room H204 @ 1.10pm

Talk by Dr Thomas Mohr, UCD School of Law

Call for Papers: 'Transnationalising the Classroom' Symposium | UCD Humanities Institute, 3rd March 2023

This symposium will explore and encourage transnational approaches in pedagogy across the humanities.

We invite contributions on transnationalism in teaching from a variety of subjects, including literary studies, cultural studies, history, political science, film, philosophy, religious studies, art history, creative writing, and other related fields.

Please send abstract proposals of approximately 250 words in length to vanessa.iacocca@ucd.ie.

The deadline for submissions is 18th December, 2022.

Transnationalising the Humanities (TNH) PhD Network

Next meeting (HI seminar room H204): Thursday, 19th January 2023, 2-3pm (hybrid)

Contact tnhphdnetwork@gmail.com for the Zoom link and for membership info 

Read TNH PhD Network Blog Posts below:

Lauren Cassidy
Fiona Lyons
Mike Norris
Prolet Decheva
Maika Nguyen


Anne Fuchs

Professor Anne Fuchs

Director, Humanities Institute




Resident Scholars

Visiting Fellows

Research Associates

Tel: +353 1 716 4690
Fax: +353 1 716 4691


New Members

The HI is delighted to welcome the following new members:

Dr Sean O'Brien (School of English, Drama and Film)

Dr Tomas McAuley (School of Music)

Dr Katherine Calvert (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)

Check out our Podcast series on Soundcloud. With over 200 podcasts there is something for everyone.

UCD Humanities Institute: Achievements and Challenges 2016-2021


Read the full report here.

Covid-19 Reframing Ageing webinar

NOW LIVE! Those who missed this webinar can catch up now

LATEST NEWS: read our OA Report on COVID19 Reframing Ageing Webinar as well as Ailbhe Smyth Unseen, Unheard, Untouched.

'Our Authors' Podcast Series
Listen to two-minutes podcasts of HI members talking about their latest book

'Resident Postdoc' Podcast Series
Two-minute podcasts by HI Resident Postdocs talking about their recent research

Transnationalising the Humanities (TNH) PhD Network We aim to build a community among postgraduate students and to provide academic support. If you are interested in future events and activities, please email tnhphdnetwork@gmail.com with a brief description of your research.

Zoom for Thought 15-minute chat series hosted by Prof. Patricia Maguire, Director, UCD Institute for Discovery.

On 13th July 2021, Prof. Anne Fuchs, HI Director, discussed: “The Humanities of the Future.” Read the summary here. Watch the recording on YouTube.

Antiquity and the Anthropocene: Listen to the new podcast series 'The Sustainable Past'

'What can we learn from the ancient Roman and Greeks to help with environmental sustainability issues today?' Patricia Baker and Giacomo Savani will explore possible answers to this question in a new podcast series with leading scholars who will address the environmental concerns which are of critical importance for ourselves, future generations, and all life on our delicate planet.

The podcast series is funded by the Italian Cultural Institute, London

Interested in hearing about all HI initiatives? Join our mailing list by emailing humanities@ucd.ie

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