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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  1. History Research Seminar Series: “Fugitive Spaces: On the Global History of the Refugee Camp”

    September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. CALM Seminar Series 2021-2022: “Saibhreas and society: intergenerational language transmission in Irish-speaking, Kurdish-speaking, and Polish-speaking families”

    September 30 @ 4:00 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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"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

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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"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

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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"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
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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