The Second DAH Institute will be held from 19-21 September 2012 at NUI Galway.
We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting, thought provoking and engaging event encouraging participants to ‘Think Outside of the Digital Arts and Humanities Box‘.

Location: Aula Maxima, National University of Ireland, Galway (Google Map)

We will be welcoming the incoming cohort of inductees to the Digital Arts and Humanities programme and look forward to those in programme sharing experiences with new colleagues.

In support of the theme, we have invited a number of guest speakers to lead discussion and encourage us all to consider the nature of professionalism in the arts and humanities, the shaping of careers and concrete ways that digital scholarship is evolving and ways we can embrace this change.

During the first day, new students will be introduced to the programme, participate in a digital project management workshop and then be joined by in-programme students in a discussion of data-to-day experience in the DAH programme. In the afternoon we will explore programme expectations and technical provisioning.

The second and third days of the institute will feature the student-driven DAH Ignite programme. During the two days all participants will deliver ignite presentations on their research topics. We will engage in workshops and presentations from industry-academic partners, consider professional online presence and come together as a group.

Theme: Thinking Outside the Digital Arts and Humanities Box

Wednesday 19 September
Thursday 20 September
Friday 21 September

Wednesday 19 September

10:00 – 10:15   Kickoff
Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin)

10:15 – 11:30   Welcome and Expectations
Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin)
Brendan Dooley (University College Cork)
Matthew Causey (Trinity College Dublin)

11:30 – 11:45   Refreshments

11:45 – 13:00   Workshop: Digital Project Management
Mike Cosgrave (University College Cork)

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 15:00   Icebreaker: What Can Year 1 Learn from Year 2
Emma Meehan (Trinity College Dublin)
Jo D’Arcy (Trinity College Dublin)

15:00 – 15:45   Keynote: DERI
Professor Stefan Decker, Director, Digital Enterprise Research Institute
Stefan DeckerProf Stefan Decker is a professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute. Previously he worked at ISI, University of Southern California (US), Stanford University (US), and University of Karlsruhe (Germany).
He is one of the most widely cited Web scientists, and his current research interests include semantics for access to information and documents, collaborative systems, the Future Internet, Web 2.0, and distributed systems.

15:45 – 16:00   Refreshments

16:00 – 16:45   Seminar: What I Did for My Summer Vacation: Papers, Presentations and Institutes
Orla Murphy (UCC)
Jennifer Kelly (NUIM)

16:45 – 17:15   (InCourse Students) Wrapup: What to Expect from Internships
Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin)
Brendan Dooley (University College Cork)
Matthew Causey (Trinity College Dublin)
16:45 – 17:15   (Incoming Cohort) Workshop: Tech Provisions for DAH
Shawn Day (Royal Irish Academy)
Mike Cosgrave (University College Cork)

17:30 Wine and Cheese Reception for All
Scholarly ReflectionsDigital Arts & Humanities – Scholarly Reflections
‘What is digital? The name suggests fingers, numbers, more recently, an emerging condition of personal engagement, physical and psychical, with electronic devices for processing our information. The experiences of researchers in the evolving digital environment of research is the central theme of this e-book. First impressions as well as considered judgements by participants in the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD programme at University College Cork for the basis of a wide-ranginf survey of ongoing research on and about digital techniques.’ – Prof Brendan Dooley in introducing the volume

Thursday 20 September

10:00 – 10:15   Welcome to Day 2
Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin)

10:15 – 10:45    Ignite 1: Virtual Dialogues
Chair: Brendan Dooley (University College Cork)

  • Edward Costello – Live audio remixing as musical performance
  • Daniel Fitzpatrick – A Complete History of The Cinema From Lumiere to Lumens
  • Toma Tasovac – Digitizing historical dictionaries
  • Lisa Fitzgerald – Performing History: Druid’s Role in Exporting the West
  • Mary Galvin – Autobiographical Narratives: The Potential of Digital Media to enrich the experiences of and explore the relationship between memory and identity

10:45 – 11:30   Skills Seminar: LinkedIn: Making the Right Connection and Building Community
Lizanne Barnwall (LinkedIn Dublin)
Lizanne Barnwall

A highly organised, results driven and proactive business development professional with a strong understanding of New Media for strategic business. Energetic and ambitious with a flair for identifying and developing new business opportunities, up-selling and renewals. A natural ability for building and sustaining strong relationships with a focus on understanding the customer’s needs. Experienced in leadership and promoting involvement and participation across teams.

Presentation: Building Your Online Professional Identity

11:30 – 11:45   Refreshments

11:45 – 12:15   Ignite 2: Spatial and Temporal Representations
John Thompson (Queen’s University Belfast)

  • Sharon Phelan – ??
  • Frank Lynam – Accessing heritage: Adventures in the borderlands of technology and heritage management
  • Vikas Sahni – Authorship Attribution
  • Mairead Ni Chroinin -Theatre Performance and Mobile Digital Technology

12:15 – 13:00   The Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities
John Thompson (Queen’s University Belfast)
John ThompsonMuch of my most recent recent research activity has been collaborative, inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary in nature since I believe in the challenges and possibilities of research cross-fertilization.  I have no difficulty in justifying my research role as a twenty-first century medievalist in Belfast where we have a strong team of similarly-minded colleagues and students who need little or no persuading of the cultural importance of re-membering the past and learning how to understand where we come from with appropriate humanity and humility.  At Queen’s, the School of English will always welcome undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral scholars and other vistors who share some or all of these research interests and goals and who want to learn more.

Information about the DHRI: Institute for Collabourative Research in the Humanities

Thompson Manuscripts Online Flyer 

Manuscripts Online Website

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 14:30   Ignite 3: Human Computer Interactions
Chair: Rod Stoneman (NUI Galway)

  • Neill O’Dwyer – Human Computer Interactions: A Project of Modernity
  • Sara Wentworth – Creating and using digital tools in live performance
  • Gareth Young – Design and Construction of Music Controllers Integrating Haptic Feedback
  • Nella Porqueddu – WWI: Writing, War, Identity
  • Jeremy Whitty – “—-“
  • Sarah Goek – Migration, Identity & Music:   Irish Immigrant Experiences in the United States and Great Britain, 1945-1970

14:30 – 15:30   Keynote: Digital Humanities and the Crowd: using technology for outreach and engagement
Melissa Terras, University College London
Melissa TerrasI’m the Reader in Electronic Communication in the Department of Information Studies, University College London, and Co-Director of the recently founded UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. I teach Internet Technologies, Web Publishing, and Digital Resources in the Humanities, and my research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the humanities that would otherwise be impossible. My UCL webpage contains more information about publications and research projects. I also hang out at @melissaterras

15:30 – 16:00   Refreshments

16:00 – 16:30   Ignite 4: Philosophy and Technology
Chair: Jennifer Kelly (NUIM)

  • Radek Przedpelski –  SARMATISM NOW!
  • Burcu Baykan – Aesthetics of Transformation
  • Simon Colreavy Donnelly – Design Philosophy in the Context of Virtual Learning
  • Roman Bleier – A Digital Edition of St Patrick’s Texts
  • Suzanne Foy – What makes the world go round?
  • Conor Lynch – Digital Analysis of Irish Newspaper Photography 1940-1970

16:30 – 17:15   Digital Arts Session
Rod Stoneman (NUI Galway)
Matthew Causey (Trinity College Dublin)

17:15 – 17:30   WrapUp
Poul Holm (TCD)


Friday 21 September

10:00 – 10:15   Welcome to Day 3
 Poul Holm

10:15 – 10:45   Ignite 5: Practice-based research in digital arts and humanities
Chair: Matthew Causey (Trinity College Dublin)

  • Shadi Abu Ayyash –  Researching Online Communities and Cyberactivism
  • Hilary Dully – Artistic Representation and Traditional Research
  • James O’Sullivan – Materiality, Digital Literature and the Electronic Edition
  • Shane Murtagh – The Electronic National Tale: A Digital Scholarly Edition of Castle Rackrent and The Wild Irish Girl
  • Cobi Van Tonder – Composition and Cosmetic Structures in Sound

10:45 – 11:30   SARC on Success 
Michael Alcorn (Queen’s University Belfast)
Michael AlcornMichael Alcorn undertook postgraduate studies in composition with John Casken at University of Durham in the mid-1980s before joining the School of Music at Queen’s in 1989 as Composer-in-Residence. He devised and developed the Music Technology pathway at Queen’s and led the successful bid to develop the Sonic Arts Research Centre at the University. He was Director of SARC from its inception in 2001 until it joined forces with the School of Music in 2005. He is now Professor of Composition and Head of the School of Music & Sonic Arts at Queen’s

11:30 -11:45   Refreshments

11:45 – 12:15   Ignite 6: Digital transformations in Arts and Humanities
Chair: Brendan Dooley (University College Cork)

  • Maura McDonnell - Visual Music
  • Nora Duggan – Perceptions of time through stillness and movement in contemporary art practice
  • Emily Jane Jeffers – In progress
  • David Delaney – Digital Transformations
  • Jack Murray – Participation & Play: The Dynamic Composition of the New Media Narrative

12:15 – 13:00   Digital Preservation with the Digital Repository of Ireland
Sandra Collins (Digital Repository of Ireland)
Sandra CollinsDr Sandra Collins is the Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). She was appointed to this role in the Royal Irish Academy in September 2011. DRI is the national trusted digital repository for the humanities and social sciences. She was previously a scientific programme manager in Science Foundation Ireland, where she had responsibility for one of SFI’s two flagship industry-facing research centres programme with total investment over 150M€. She has 10 years experience in the telecommunications industry, and a prior appointment as lecturer in DCU School of Mathematics. She received her PhD in 1996 in nonlinear fluid dynamics.

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00 – 14:30   Ignite 7: Bridging the gap between the Arts and Humanities
Chair: Chair: Maxim Fomin (University of Ulster)

  • Catherine Ann Cullen – Tarry-at-Home Traveller Project
  • Dara Folan – Revival, Revolution and Independence, Urban Galway c.1893-1932
  • Gerard Watts – Analysing and Collating Irish Newspaper Texts
  • Christopher Kudella – ??
  • Rachel Murphy – A digital reconstruction of the Courtown Estate, 1879-1931

14:30 – 15:00   University of Ulster Digital Success: Stories from the Sea: A Typological Study of the Maritime Memorates in Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic Traditions
Maxim Fomin (University of Ulster)
Maxim FominEarly Irish wisdom and legal literature, history of Irish language literary tradition, Irish folklore and calendar festivals, Celto-Slavic parallels in language, medieval narrative literature and folklore, Irish-Indian connections and cultural parallels, comparative mythology and historical poetics, comparative linguistics, digitisation and linguistic computing in Celtic Studies, bibliography of Celtic scholars in the XIXth century.

15:00 – 15:15   Refreshment

15:15 – 15:45   Ignite 8: Digital Media and the City
Chair: Seán Ryder (NUI Galway)

  • Steven Yi – The Digital Score
  • Ellen McCabe – Living the Stories We Create
  • Vinayak Das Gupta – Representing a city within a digital archive
  • James Martin – Digital Critical Editions using RDBMSs
  • Luke Kirwan – Digital Media and the City
  • Aidan Delaney – Digital Media & the City & Me

15:45 – 17:00   Keynote/Core: Ubiquitous computing and narrative technologies in the humanities and education
Tony Hall (NUI Galway)
Tony HallTony is an educationist with research interests that include educational technology and the learning sciences, narrative, English, ICT and Physical Education. His teaching is related to his research interests, and at graduate and undergraduate levels, he teaches or co-teaches classes and modules in educational technology; learning sciences and design-based research; narratology in education; English and ICT subject teaching methodologies; educational research methods; and the history and philosophy of education. He is the editor of Education Matters Yearbook 2012 – Your Companion Reader on Irish Education.

17:00   Thank Yous and Goodbye
Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin)