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.

Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture

Professor Catherine FlynnAssociate Professor of English, Director of Berkeley Connect in English, Director of Irish Studies, University of California, Berkeley

“Circe” and the Phantasmagoria of Capitalism 

Date: Thursday, 9 June 2022
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI)

Please register for free on Eventbrite.


HI Lunchtime Seminar Series

The series is taking a break over the summer but will return for the Autumn term. Looking forward to seeing many of you then.

The Autumn 2021 talk schedule is available here.

The Spring 2022 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

Venue: Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI)

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

Programme available here.

Annual HI PhD Conference

Thresholds: Contexts of Rupture, Change and Adaptation

Date: 25 March 2022

Keynote Speaker: Professor Caroline Bassett, University of Cambridge, Faculty of English, Director of Cambridge Digital Humanities (now available as a Podcast)

Contact: hiphdconference2022@gmail.com 

Framing Ageing: A Clinical, Cultural and Social Dialogue

Final Conference 2-3 December 2021

Full programme available here. Papers are available as podcasts on the Framing Ageing website and the HI SoundCloud Channel.

Transnationalising the Humanities (TNH) PhD Network

Next meeting 7 April 2022 @ 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
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 Rubén Flores (School of Sociology)

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

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

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

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.

Book Talk @ the HI

Monday, 16th May 2022 @ 1.10pm

Venue: HI Seminar Room (H204)

Dr Álvaro Santana-Acuña (Department of Sociology, Whitman College, USA): "One Hundred Years of Solitude: The novel about a magical village that honored Ulysses and conquered the world"

For more information contact Dr Rubén Flores, School of Sociology: ruben.flores@ucd.ie

Interpreting China: Engendering Transnational Dialogues
16-17 June 2022

Venue: HI Seminar Room

This workshop brings together a transnational body of researchers for a 1.5 day workshop with academic participants from across UCD, Irish and international universities. It aims to shed light on the lives of Chinese interpreters who conveyed to non-Chinese knowledge of Chinese culture, language, politics, and society across Chinese history. We use ‘interpreting’ in its broadest conception, including translators, interpreters, western-educated intellectuals, elite and non-elite cultural brokers. Organised by: the ChinaAcademic Network onGender (CHANGE) in collaboration with UCDAsia Pacific Research Network & UCDCenter forGender, Feminisms and Sexualities
With the generous support of: UCD Faculty ofArts and Humanities; UCD Humanities Institute (Transnationalising the Humanities Research Strand) and the UCD School of History

Organising Committee; Yanli Xie (UCD),Jennifer Bond (UCL), Coraline Jortay (Oxford), Chang Liu (CUHK, Shenzhen)

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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