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 University of Galway, fostering international networks and building a reputation for original, path-breaking research.

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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 facilities at the Moore Institute are second to none. The use of a purpose built silent research centre, with the use of my own desk, with comfortable storage space and close proximity to the library, access to internet and technical help when I needed it, has been wonderful. Meeting other researchers and going to other seminars and lectures during my visits has also been useful."

Claudia Kinnmoth Independent Scholar & Visiting Fellow 2014/2015

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

Moore Institute Digital Lab

The Moore Institute Digital Lab provides researchers in the Arts, Humanities and Social Studies with access to digital technologies, skills and people to help develop the digital dimension of their work.

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"My time at the Moore Institute was absolutely invaluable: it is hard to quantify the benefits of a month of research and writing in such a community. I returned to Texas Tech with valuable archival material, but also with renewed energy and focus."

Mary Mullen Texas Tech
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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