Professor Daniel Carey, Director of NUI Galway’s Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies
Sep 20 2016 Posted: 12:31 IST

Professor Daniel Carey, Director of NUI Galway’s Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, has been appointed to the Board of the Irish Research Council.

The Irish Research Council (IRC) supports excellent research and recognises creative individuals with innovative ideas, thus enabling a vibrant research community which enriches Irish research, the economy and society.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the IRC, particularly at a time when government funding for research is under review in the context of Innovation 2020. As director of a research institute in the humanities and social sciences, I’m especially keen to support and promote the work of Irish academics in these fields. We face a lot of challenges, but at the same time we have great strengths to draw on and potential for the future”, said Professor Carey.

Professor Carey is a graduate of McGill University, Trinity College Dublin, and Oxford University. He has published seven books on literature, history, economic thought and colonialism, and a range of articles on the history of travel, anthropology, history of science, and politics. He is general editor working with an international team to edit a landmark work of English exploration and expansion, Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, forthcoming in 14 volumes with Oxford University Press.

Established in mid-2012 under the Government’s Public Sector Reform Plan, the Irish Research Council is a merger of two former councils - the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), and the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) The IRC is an associated agency of the Department of Education and Skills and operates under the aegis of the Higher Education Authority.

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