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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UCD Humanities Institute: Achievements and Challenges 2016-2021


Read the full report here.

HI Lunchtime Seminar Series

Thursday, 27th January 2022, HI Seminar Room (H204) | 1.10-2pm

Professor Kath Browne | Chair: Prof. Anne Fuchs

UCD School of Geography

"Liveable Lives: Desiring Life LGBTQ People in India and the UK"

The draft Spring talk schedule is available here.

The Politics and Aesthetics of Relationality in Contemporary German-Language Culture – A German Studies Workshop

Date: 10-11 March 2022

Format:  Hybrid

Place: UCD Humanities Institute / H204 Seminar Room

Organisers: Anne Fuchs (UCD); Mary Cosgrove (TCD)

Draft programme available here.

Annual HI PhD Conference

Thresholds: Contexts of Rupture, Change and Adaptation

Friday, 25 March 2022 | UCD O'Brien Centre, Theatre E & online

Keynote Speaker: Professor Caroline Bassett, University of Cambridge, Faculty of English, Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities

CfP deadline Tuesday, 15 February 2022 @ 5pm (click here for details)

Contact: hiphdconference2022@gmail.com 

Framing Ageing: A Clinical, Cultural and Social Dialogue

Final Conference 2-3 December 2021 (closed in-house event)

Draft programme available here. Papers will be recorded and available as podcasts on the Framing Ageing website and the HI SoundCloud Channel in due course.

Transnationalising the Humanities (TNH) PhD Network

Next meeting 8 December 2021 @ 9.30am (on Zoom)
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


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 this month

The HI is delighted to welcome the following new members:

Dr Patrick Nickleson (IRC Postdoctoral Fellow / School of Music)

Dr Adam Kelly (Associate Professor / School of English, Drama and Film)

Dr Lachlan Fleetwood (IRC Postdoctoral Fellow / School of History)

Prof. Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Chair, UCD Mary Ball Washington Professorship of American History)

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

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

Weekly Zoom Calls for Researchers 
: Tuesdays at 10.00am
Postdocs: Wednesdays at 10.30am
To join email humanities@ucd.ie

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.

Encounters and Collaborations: Ireland and the World.Visual Culture and the Nation State 1922-39

Friday, 14 January 2022 | 09:30 – 16:00 GMT (on Zoom)

Symposium is organised by Dr Róisín Kennedy, UCD and Dr. Elaine Sisson, IADT, supported by Decades of Centenaries

Programme available here.

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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