Digitisation in a Day: Crowdsourcing

[Posted on behalf of Professor Susan Schreibman by Paul O’Shea, social media coordinator.]

An Foras Feasa is delighted to announce two ‘Digitisation in a Day’ workshops organised this term by Maynooth University. The workshops will focus on crowdsourcing (24th February) and 3D recording (12th March) offering hands-on experience on a diverse range of methods and technologies applied to humanities and cultural heritage, while providing an overview of past, present and future practices, debates and challenges.

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Visiting fellows at Maynooth University

The Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy and An Foras Feasa Research Institute at Maynooth University are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Visiting Fellowship Scheme in the Humanities for the academic year 2015-16.

We are especially interested in Fellows interested in progressing digital projects using the TEI.  The duration of the  fellowship is envisaged as ordinarily between one and six months; applications for a shorter or longer duration will be considered.

Fellows will receive office space and office facilities from An Foras Feasa in the Iontas Building, a state-of-the-art humanities research institute, along with full library access and computer facilities. There is a robust and welcoming research culture at Maynooth University and Fellows will be facilitated in achieving their research goals while in residence.

A limited number of travel stipends of €500 will be available; preference will be given to applicants with limited institutional funding.   The current call will close on 15 February 2015. Thereafter applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  To apply, please see

http://www.learndigitalhumanities.ie/fellowships/  for further details and an application form


PostDoc opportunity at Maynooth University

PostDoc in Irish History with Digital Humanities
An Foras Feasa
National University of Ireland, Maynooth

An Foras Feasa at Maynooth University is delighted to announce an opening for a PostDoc in Irish History (ideally of the revolutionary period) with an expertise in Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will join a dynamic interdisciplinary team creating the first crowdsourced digital humanities project in Ireland, Letters of 1916. The
successful candidate will take a lead role as we prepare for the 2015 launch of the project, which has a significant TEI component. This position is funded by the Digital Repository of Ireland

For further details about the position, please visit

For further information or an informal conversation, please contact Susan Schreibman at the email address below.

Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
Maynooth University
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

email: susan.schreibman@nuim.ie
phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797