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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  1. History Research Seminar Series: ‘Humanitarian Aid in a Hostile Environment: A comparative exploration of Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam’s operations in the post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian crisis’

    January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. CreateHER: Women in the Performing Arts: Amplifying Social Discourse through Theatre

    January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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 award of the Fellowship and the intellectual and personal generosity I received as a Visiting Fellow have given courage to my adoption of a new research orientation.

Helen O’Shea Melbourne

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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"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

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 hugely enjoyed and benefited from my stay, and was particularly impressed by the vibrancy of work on Irish culture and language across the University."

Patrick Joyce Manchester
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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