Digitizing Ireland’s Parish Registers

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is embarking on its most ambitious digitization project to date: making its entire collection of Irish Catholic parish registers available online by summer 2015. The registers, which will be freely accessible to the public, are considered “the single most important source of information on Irish family history prior to … [Read more…]

DARIAH Web Survey on Digital Practices in the Arts & Humanities

DARIAH-EU (Digital Research Infrastructures for the Arts and Humanities) is conducting a web survey to determine how researchers and scholars across Europe use digital resources, methods, and tools, as well as what they need from digital infrastructures such as DARIAH. The results of the survey will help DARIAH better serve the needs of arts and … [Read more…]

Arts and Humanities Graduates in Demand

A recent article in the Irish Independent suggests university graduates with degrees in arts and humanities are increasingly in demand by employers. According to Peter Cosgrove, director of an Irish-based recruitment firm, employers are looking for graduates who have strong critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills. “Employers are looking for people who can think laterally,” … [Read more…]

Call for Applications: CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowships

CENDARI is now accepting applications for its Visiting Research Fellowships programme for 2015. The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 December 2015. The fellowships are intended to support and stimulate historical research in the areas of medieval European culture and the First World War. The programme will help facilitate access to key archives, specialist … [Read more…]

DARIAH Officially Launches in France

On 17 November 2014, DARIAH was officially launched, with an event held in France (the host country for the DARIAH-ERIC legal entity). The inauguration ceremony took place at the Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (the Ministry of Higher Education and Research), and coincided with the first face-to-face meeting of DARIAH’s General … [Read more…]