National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr Daniel Carey

Dan CareyDaniel Carey is Director of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway. He is a graduate of McGill University, Trinity College Dublin, and Oxford University where he took his D.Phil. His book on Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2006, and he is currently completing a cultural history of travel in the Renaissance for Columbia University Press. He has published in a range of interdisciplinary journals on literature, the history of philosophy, history of science, anthropology, and travel. His teaching interests include Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, the eighteenth century, and Romanticism.

Work in progress includes two edited volumes on theories of money and political economy in the Enlightenment, an edited collection on slavery, an edited collection on The Postcolonial Enlightenment, and an edition of Henry Neville, The Isle of Pines (1668).

Dr Seán Crosson

Dr. Seán Crosson is the Acting Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media (NUI Galway) and the PI for the Priority Research Area (PRA), Sport & Exercise: Attitudes and Representations within the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies. His research interests include the relationship between film, visual media and sport; Irish film and literature; and the use of digital media in healthcare. His publications include Sport and Film (Routledge, 2013) and the coedited collections Contemporary Irish Film: New Perspectives on a National Cinema (Braumüller, 2011) and The Quiet Man … and Beyond: Reflections on a Classic Film, John Ford and Ireland (Liffey Press, 2009). Further information on his research and publications is available at

Dr John Cunningham

John Cunningham has been a lecturer in History at NUI Galway since 2004. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on labour history, on local history and on modern Ireland.

He is currently joint editor of Saothar: journal of the Irish Labour History Society.

John’s principal research interest is in the moral economy of pre-Famine Ireland, to which end he is investigating conflicts about food in urban areas. Also interested in labour biography, he is collaborating with Dr Emmet O’Connor on a collection of biographical essays.

Dr Conn Holohan

Conn HolohanDr. Conn Holohan is Acting Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Previously, he was Assistant Director of Research and Development. He teaches on a several postgraduate programmes offered by the Huston School. Dr Holohan is also lead researcher on The Home Project, an Irish Research Council funded community project which brings experienced filmmakers together with community groups to enable participants explore their relationship to home through the       medium of film.

Dr Sinéad Mooney

Sinéad Mooney is a graduate of University College Cork (BA, MA) and the University of Oxford (DPhil). She teaches undergraduate courses in women’s writing, the work of Samuel Beckett, modernism and twentieth-century British literature, and a graduate course in twentieth-century Irish women’s writing. Her main research interests include Beckett, modernism, twentieth-century Irish women’s writing, and contemporary literature. She is working on a study of Beckett, translation and self-translation on a research fellowship awarded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2008/9).

Dr Máirín Ní Dhonnachadha

Research Interests include the editing of Medieval, Early Modern and Modern Irish (Gaelic) texts, Gaelic literary history, and Cultural and political relations between Ireland and Britain before 1800.

Professor Seán Ryder

Sean RyderSean Ryder is Established Professor of English at NUI Galway. He is a graduate of NUI Galway and University College Dublin. His publications include James Clarence Mangan: Selected Writings (2004) and numerous articles on aspects of nineteenth-century Irish nationalist writing and culture. His current research interests include: nineteenth-century Irish culture; the works of Thomas Moore and James Clarence Mangan; digital humanities; and critical editing. He is project leader of the Thomas Moore Archive, an electronic edition of the literary and musical works of Thomas Moore (1779-1852), originally funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. From 2008 to 2012 he was project leader of TEXTE (Transfer of Expertise in Technologies of Editing), a €1m-euro project in digital editing funded by the EU FP6 Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge scheme. He has been acting director of the Moore Institute for Humanities and Social Studies and is currently a member of the Irish Research Council. He serves as Irish national expert to the Programme Committee for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research programme, and is currently Chairperson of the network board of HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area).

Dr Rod Stoneman

Rod StonemanRod Stoneman is Emeritus Professor at NUI Galway and former Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Before coming to NUI Galway, he was Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television.



Dr Justin Tonra


Justin Tonra is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and NUI Galway, where he completed his doctorate in English Literature. His research interests include book history, bibliography, textual studies and scholarly editing, and nineteenth-century literature. He has worked on a number of digital humanities projects, including Transcribe Bentham at UCL and the Thomas Moore Archive at NUI Galway, and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is currently University Fellow in English at NUI Galway, where he teaches book history, textual studies, digital humanities, and postmodern fiction.


Tony Tracy

Before coming to NUI Galway, I was involved with film and film education in a variety of roles and contexts. After graduating as a secondary-school teacher I spent several years teaching at international schools in Japan, Paris and New York and began including film in my curricula. In New York I also worked on a number of independent films and then for Miramax Films (International) before returning to Ireland to work in a number of capacities in film production and film culture. I was senior education officer at the Irish Film Institute from 1996-2000 and central to the development of a pioneering film education programme for second-level students that included the introduction of film in the Leaving Certificate English curriculum. I spent several years developing and delivering teacher training programmes for the IFI and Department of Education and have continued to offer workshops and write study materials for use with school students. Alongside my academic research and teaching I remain passionately involved with the development of film culture in the public sphere as a director of the Fresh Film Festival (, through frequent guest lectures, school visits and public interviews, and as a regular radio broadcaster.