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IRC and AHRC Announce Winners of the UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants

On 4 August 2021, the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (AHRC) announced the winners of the UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants. The new research projects are part of an exciting partnership which will see Ireland and the UK bring together world-leading expertise in the Digital Humanities.

Eleven projects were funded, and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to be a collaborator on three of the projects: Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities (Dr Sharon Webb, University of Sussex; Dr Jeneen Naji, National University of Ireland Maynooth);  Feminist Art Making Histories (Professor Hilary Robinson, Loughborough University; Dr Tina Kinsella, Dun Laoghaire Inst of Art Design & Tech) and OS200: Digitally Re-Mapping Ireland's Ordnance Survey Heritage (Professor Keith Lilley, Queen's University of Belfast; Dr Catherine Porter, University of Limerick). 

Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities aims to embed intersectional feminist methodologies in Digital Humanities (DH) by developing an interoperable 'Full Stack Feminist' (FSF) methodology and toolkit. By applying an intersectional feminist framework to DH methods, practice, and tools, this project will support and create inclusive practices and societies and the DRI is pleased to support the development of this transformative work. 

Feminist Art Making Histories aims to collect, curate, and create an archive of oral histories and ephemera of the feminist art movement in the UK and Ireland from the 1970s onwards. It will make a tangible contribution to what is currently a hidden, yet shared, diverse cultural heritage between the UK and Ireland of feminist artists' activism. We look forward to contributing our expertise in digital data and archiving to the development of this important project. 

OS200: Digitally Re-Mapping Ireland's Ordnance Survey Heritage aims to gather historic Ordnance Survey (OS) maps and texts to form a single freely-accessible online resource for the first time. Drawing on a wide network of archives and expertise, the project includes as partners the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), and the major place-name projects, Logainm.ie and the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project (NIPNP).  Read more about DRI's involvement with this project.

Find out more about the innovative research projects funded by the UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities Research Grants on the IRC website