Category Archives: Digital Eire

Launch of MoLI –a museum of literature for the world’s greatest storytellers.

Launch of MoLI –a museum of literature for the world’s greatest storytellers.

A partnership between University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland, the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) is a new landmark cultural institution in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Picturesquely located on the southside of St Stephen’s Green in one of Dublin’s finest historic houses, MoLI draws inspiration from the work of Ireland’s most famous writer James Joyce. It celebrates our internationally-renowned literary culture and heritage from the past to the present, inspiring the next generation to create, read and write.

Immersive multimedia exhibitions, priceless artefacts, lectures, performances, cutting-edge children’s education programmes, historic house tours, digital broadcasting, research facilities and a café set in one of the city’s most beautiful and tranquil gardens make the Museum of Literature Ireland a major contribution to the local and international literary landscape.

A Decade of Centenaries • Century

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.

Century Ireland is published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013, and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23.

News reporting on life in Ireland 100 years ago is supported by a wealth of visual, archival and contextual material to facilitate an understanding of the complexities of Irish life in the year between 1912 and 1923.

Century Ireland is produced by a team of researchers at Boston College Ireland and the project is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Century Ireland is hosted by RTÉ and the site is complimented by their broadcast schedule and material from the RTÉ archives.

At the core of Century Ireland is a collaborative partnership between the major cultural and educational institutions in Ireland. By working so fruitfully together, the various partners are making a range of rarely (or never) seen material available that will bring the events of a century ago to life. Century Ireland was awarded an Eircom Spider award for best Irish Arts, Culture & Heritage website in 2013 and shortlisted for a prestigious Prix Europa, one of the biggest international prizes for public service television, radio and online production.

MExIndex•  Experimental and visual arts-based moving image works by Irish artists

Online database

MExIndex is a searchable online database with free access to key information and writing on experimental and visual arts-based moving image works by Irish artists, by artists living in Ireland and on subject matter relating to Irish history, politics, culture and society. Works are continually being added to the database. It is a resource It is primarily a resource for curators, gallerists and museums, both national and international, to highlight and help find such works.

Beyond 2022 – Reconstructing the past

Thar 2022 Amach: Maoinchiste Annála Shamalta na hÉireann
Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury

On 30 June 1922, at the outset of the Irish Civil War, a cataclysmic explosion and fire destroyed the Public Record Office of Ireland at the Four Courts, Dublin. Flames and heat consumed seven centuries of Ireland’s recorded history, stored in a magnificent six-storey Victorian repository known as the Record Treasury.

On the centenary of the 1922 blaze, Beyond 2022 will unveil Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury​—a digital reconstruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland building and its collections.

Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury​ will serve both as essential platform for academic research and a public resource with global reach and impact.

Who We Are • Contact Us

We are a group of scholars in France and Ireland with an interest in cultural digital productions in Ireland. We are based at NUIG, at IADT Dun Laoghaire, and the universities of Rennes and Reims.

Prof. Anne Goarzin‘s research deals with contemporary Irish  literature and culture . She is particularly interested in new practices, and disciplinary encounters, such as those suggested by new materialism – a critical trend which is part and parcel of the “theories of the posthuman” that have emerged in the 21st century, calling into question binaries and essentialisms: the division of self and other, reality and representation, mind and body, nature and culture, human and animal, organic and technological. In literature, she is very interested in the notion of “diffracted reading ” proposed by Karen Barad, or by Rita Felski’s insights on the value of literature.  Her research focuses on the cultural impact of new media on  history and memory practices as well as on their politics.  She is also interested in new, transdisciplinary,  artistic practices –  as political statements, lived experiences, or as performances.

Contact : anne.goarzin[a]

Dr. Anne Karhio’s work focuses on contemporary Irish poetry, place, space and landscape, and digital media aesthetics. Her research encompasses literary and multimodal aesthetics in new media environments, the relationship between cultural, institutional and aesthetic dimensions in literary production of the digital age, and the impact of new technologies on established aesthetic forms and practices. She has carried out work in various disciplines in the arts and humanities, including Comparative Literature, English Literature, Irish Studies and Digital Culture. Her most recent Irish Research Council / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions –funded research project Virtual Landscapes: New Media Technologies and the Poetics of Place in Recent Irish Poetry has been carried out in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway and the discipline of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Contact : anne.karhioa[a]

Dr Maria Parsons ’research interests are in feminisms, the body, new materialism, the posthuman and popular and digital cultures. She is currently working on Catherine Malabou’s concept of plasticity in relation to postsecular time with an emphasis on ‘techno-artistic-epigenesis.’ She is particularly interested in the materiality of the post-inscriptive event as a political act of resistance. She also led a collaborative spatial visualisation project entitled ‘Memory, Space and New Technologies’ which included a virtual reality installation I.S. Complex (2015). She also collaborated on an audio-visual installation for the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin, entitled Pefectly N and not an I as part of the Blood Exhibition (2014). She has also published in the fields of gothic and horror studies and queer studies.

Contact: maria.parsons[a]

Prof. Sylvie Mikowski is interested in Ireland and popular culture. She has convened two conferences on the subject, the proceedings of which have been published, the first called ” Ireland and Popular Culture” at Peter Lang in the « Re-Imagining Ireland » series and the other called « The Circulation of popular culture between Ireland and the USA” is forthcoming at EPURE Editions in Reims. She is running a research seminar at the University of Reims on « Popular Cultures » with Yann Philippe.  She is interested in literary apps, in writers’ blogs/websites, and in Irish fan fiction. She is currently preparing a book on recent Irish fiction.

contact : sylvie.mikowski [a]