(Structured PhD) Texts, Contexts, Cultures

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies,
School of Humanities

Course overview

Texts, Contexts, Cultures is an interdisciplinary PhD research programme in the Arts and Humanities. It is delivered in cooperation between research hubs at three of Ireland's leading universities: The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway; The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin; The Graduate School, the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork.

Texts, Contexts, Cultures provides students with a PhD in their chosen discipline of the Arts and Humanities in four years of research and training. The programme is designed to integrate knowledge and use of new technologies and related professional placements into the traditional PhD. It encourages candidates to develop their research interests, ideas and skills in challenging, supportive interdisciplinary contexts. Their research interests will develop through a series of foundation year modules which are delivered at participating institutions by online learning media and video conferencing.

Texts, Contexts, Cultures is designed to prepare students for life after graduation. Participants benefit from thorough preparation in research skills transferable to a wide variety of settings. They will also have access to placements and mentoring systems in a broad range of some of the most exciting contemporary organisations in media, the cultural and creative industries, public administration and academe.

Programmes available

PhD (Texts, Contexts, Cultures), full-time
PhD (Texts, Contexts, Cultures), part-time

Entry requirements

Minimum requirement 2.1 honours (or equivalent international qualification) undergraduate degree.

Areas of interest

Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh
Role of the Irish landed estate agent; role of the Irish landed estate in the construction of social and cultural order; elite views on cultural revival: the correspondence of revivalist landed families in the West.


Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
Establishment of electronic database of Irish inscribed stones; prosopographical analysis of inscribed stones and their contexts; study of a defined database of Irish inscribed stones.


Dr. Jane Conroy 


Dr. Daniel Carey
Literature of advice on travel 1500–1900 (ref. TCCNUIG06); French consular reportage and travel writing 1660–1800 (ref. TCCNUIG07); cross-cultural encounters in the French Mediterranean.


Dr. Lionel Pilkington
Spiritual aspects of empire: the congregation of Vincent de Paul and missionary Catholicism; British Imperial policy and popular theatre in Ireland, Canada and U.S., c. 1886[ndash}1914; Irish media, decolonisation, and empire in the 20th century.


Dr. Mark Stansbury 


Conor Newman
Archaeology and digital survey of Columbanian foundations in France; pilgrims, ideas, images.

Researcher profiles

Find out more

Prof. Sean Ryder  
T +353 91 493 904
E sean.ryder@nuigalway.ie

PAC code

PhD (full-time) GYG32
PhD (part-time) GYG62

Current project

Fees for this course

EU: €4,275 p.a. 2015/16

Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2015/16

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