An Foras Feasa seeks to apply the most modern scholarly and technological
resources available to the study of the historical and cultural traditions of
Ireland, including relationships with Europe and with the wider world.
An Foras Feasa: the Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions is a consortium of four institutions, formally established in 2006, comprising staff from Humanities and Computer Science departments in NUIM, DCU, DKIT and SPCD; it currently has over 80 members. Foras Feasa supports individual and collaborative research projects in the areas of Humanities and Technology, and represents a unique contribution of traditional knowledge and dynamic innovation.
On the 18th of April 2008, An Foras Feasa was formally launched by the Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, TD.
An Foras Feasa have secured �5.8m in funding from PTRLI Cycle 4. This is testimony to the quality and vitality of research being carried out in humanities at our member institutions.
Staff & Membership
An Foras Feasa currently has over eighty members across its four institutions. It also employs six full time staff members and has thirteen Ph.D researchers in total. An Foras Feasa�s research team includes five Postdoctoral researchers and a number of secondees.
Research Streams & Projects
The 'Humanities Technology and Innovation' programme has four main research streams, details of which can be found on our website. The four stream titles are as follows:
- ICT Innovation and Digital Humanities
- Multiculturalism and Multilingualism: Textual Analysis and Linguistic Change
- Ireland and Europe: History, Literature and the Cultural Politics of Migration
- Cultural Heritage, Social Capital in a Global Context
In addition to our research streams, An Foras Feasa work closely with a number of other organisations and individuals on other projects that fall under the humanities umbrella. These include the Irish In Europe Project, the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, the Irish Film Institute and the Contemporary Music Centre. Details of this work can also be found on our website.