Workshop 3: Exploring texts: revealing hidden heritage

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Workshop 3: Exploring texts: revealing hidden heritage

The third workshop organised as part of the AHRC-IRC funded network: A Digital Framework for the Medieval Gaelic World.

By IRC-AHRC Network: A Digital Framework for the Medieval Gaelic World

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Date and time

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 06:20 - Fri, 26 Mar 2021 11:00 PDT



About this event

‘Exploring text: Revealing hidden heritage through online resources’

 Workshop 3: UCC, 25th and 26th March 2021

This workshop will build on the outcomes of the first two events with a focus on how digital resources have engaged a wider audience with the material and facilitated new forms of teaching language, literature and history within universities.


 Thursday, 25 March




Session 1: Online Teaching and its infrastructure

Chair: Beatrix Färber

 Anne Marie O’Brien, DIAS – ‘Exploring Collections through Irish Script On Screen’

Kevin Murray, UCC – ‘Celtic Digital Initiative, Irish Sagas Online and the secondary digital environment’

Brendan Kane, UConn, with Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh (MU), Emmet de Barra (UConn), Christina Cleary (DIAS) – ‘Exploring texts word-by-word: Lé and networking the learning of Early Modern Irish’


30 min questions/discussion


30 min break



Session 2: Enhancing visibility and Impact on public engagement/self study

Chair: Greg Toner

 Mairín MacCarron, UCC – ‘Digital Approaches for a Divided Archive: the Edgeworth family archive in the National Library of Ireland and the Bodleian Library’

Brian Ó Raghallaigh, DCU – ‘Logainm – Enhancing the public impact of the Placenames Database of Ireland’

Dennis Groenewegen, Stichting Van Hamel – ‘Mapping the sources with CODECS: some challenges and opportunities of developing a web-based project platform’


30 min discussion


Friday, 26 March


Session 3: Reaching out to communities: More public engagement

Chair: David Stifter

 Nora White, MU – ‘Ogham in 3D and engaging digitally with our earliest writing in Irish’

Calum Cockburn, British Library – ‘Promoting The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Public Engagement in Online Environments’

Sharon Arbuthnot, SMO/Cambridge – ‘eDIL and Opportunities for Spreading the Words’


30 min discussion


Chair: Beatrix Färber

Orla Murphy, UCC – General Reflections: ‘DH as Enabler’


15 min break



Session 4: Roundtable discussion: Use and experiences of digital resources in teaching

Chair: Deborah Hayden

 Geraldine Parsons (Lecturer, University of Glasgow)

Götz Keydana (Professor, Universität Göttingen)

Oksana Dereza (Doctoral student and Early Career Researcher, NUI Galway)

Nina Cnockaert-Guillou (Doctoral student, University of Cambridge)

17.40 Concluding remarks

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