Moore Institute

for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies

Our mission is to develop and support interdisciplinary research activity across the spectrum of humanities, culture, and social studies at NUI Galway, fostering international networks and building a reputation for original, path-breaking research.

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Moore Institute COVID-19 Response Group

The Moore Institute, along with other research institutes within NUI Galway, have come together to form COVID-19 Response Groups within their respective areas of research. The purpose of these groups is to draw on colleagues’ expertise with regard to the impact of COVID-19 and to foster potential research and collaboration.

In leading the initiative from a humanities and social studies perspective, the Moore Institute is exploring the effect of this pandemic in relation to areas such as political culture and its influence on decision-making; social media and the virus; education; racism; historical precedents; the psychology of infectious disease; security; globalization.

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"Research in the humanities and critical social studies constitutes a vital dimension of Irish intellectual life, giving expression to cultural values and traditions that sustain the country and provide a vital foundation for the future."

Prof. Daniel Carey Moore Institute Director

Research Centres

The Moore Institute includes several thematic centres that represent significant research strengths within the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies.

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"The Fellowship was enormously stimulating and productive….I look forward to returning to Galway and to keeping up engagements with NUIG-affiliated scholars in other ways, for which the Moore Institute Fellowship was an ideal introduction."

Giles Bergel Oxford

Research Groups

The Moore Institute hosts several dynamic groups of researchers with shared research interests. These researchers come together to work collaboratively in developing aspects of their research programmes.

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"Overall, I found this fellowship scheme to be invaluable for my research and the staff and faculty at NUI Galway to be welcoming and accommodating"

Allison MacLeod Glasgow

Digital Cultures Initiative

The Digital Cultures Initiative (DCI) is a forum intended to bring together all those interested in researching, supporting and creating forms of “digital culture” at NUI Galway.

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I very much appreciate the time that my residence at the Moore gave me to focus on research and writing. It has proved to be invaluable to my work, both in the material resources available and in the international and interdisciplinary scholarly networks that it continues to create, further, and support.

Maria McGarrity Long Island University
Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows

The Moore Institute Visiting Fellowship scheme has welcomed 135 visiting academics from a wide range of institutions around the world and within Ireland since its launch in 2010...

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Supports Available

Supports Available

The Moore Institute provides support for researchers making funding proposals, organising conferences, and developing research groups. We hold training sessions for prospective grant applicants...

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Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

The Moore Institute has a major commitment to Digital Humanities. DH brings together expertise and methodologies from humanities scholars with new digital technologies...

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