A Digital Framework for the Medieval Gaelic World. Recent decades have witnessed remarkable advances in the availability and variety of online resources for research into the pre-Modern world. We often think that this will make research easier, faster and more efficient, but there is a recognition that it has also changed the nature of scholarly research and the ways in which the public can interact with it. This network will focus on the impact of digitisation on research into medieval Ireland and Scotland. We hope that a better understanding of how we currently use digital resources will lead to improved applications of technology in future research and more intelligent, innovative use of resources.
Gaelic is the native language spoken in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man for the best part of the last two thousand years. Despite its longevity, the language has been marginalised over recent centuries and has become a largely hidden heritage. However, it contains the most extensive early literature in a native language in Europe outside of Greek and Latin, stretching from the 7th century to the present day, including a vast body of tales, history, laws, and poetry which is wholly unparalleled anywhere in the world. Digitisation has the potential to open up the resources for Gaelic literature and history to a much wider audience and to transform the nature of research in the field.
This network is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Irish Research Council.
Friel Reimagined is a unique drama research and engagement project based on the work of acclaimed playwright Brian Friel (1929-2015). The project is based at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Steel Charitable Trust. Our project team, led by Dr Paul Murphy, is working to digitise a selection of Friel’s papers held at the National Library of Ireland, and open them up to connect diverse audiences with the legacy and writings of Friel.
Researchers at QUB are conducting research on people’s use of Snapchat, as well as what information people disclose on Snapchat. As part of this research, we are asking people to complete an online survey so that we can gather people’s views and experiences of using Snapchat so that we can assess what type of information people tend to disclose on Snapchat and the factors that can influence their willingness to make disclosures. If you want to find out more information or would like to take part, please click here.