Centre for Antique, Medieval & Pre-Modern Studies

Centre for Antique Medieval

& Pre-modern Studies

The Moore Instiute is affiliated with the Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies (CAMPS) at NUI, Galway which was formed jointly by colleagues in Archaeology, Classics, English, French, German, History, Irish, and Old and Middle Irish.

Under the direction of Prof. Michael Clarke (Classics) CAMPS primary objectives are to

  • promote, support, and disseminate the research of its members in both individual and collaborative projects to the wider national and international academic community.
  • create an academic community committed to the highest standards of collegiality and research.
  • encourage and serve as a forum for outreach to the non-academic community.

For further information please see:

Contact the Director:

Michael Clarke
Address: Classics (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures), NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland
Office: Tower 2, Room 506
Phone: +353 91 495230
Internal Extension: 5230

Centre for the Study of Nationalism and Organised Violence

Director: Niall Ó Dochartaigh, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway.


The Centre for the Study of Nationalism and Organised violence is a specialised research centre within the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies. The centre focuses on the comparative, theoretical and empirical study of the relationship between nationalism and organised violence. It aims to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for the long term macro historical as well as the micro interactional analyses of ethnic conflicts, warfare and coercive social action. The analytical spotlight is on the significance of organised violence as a source of conflict and cohesion, its role in the formation and maintenance of modern nation-states and its link with nationalist ideologies. More specialised areas of research include: the relationship between banal and 'hot' nationalisms, war propaganda, battlefield solidarity, war and social stratification, gender and organised violence, nationalism, conflict and new technologies, insurgency and para-military actions, revolutions and the changing character of warfare in the 21st century.

For further information please see:

Contact the Director:

Dr. Niall Ó Dochartaigh at