Steering Committee

Who we are:

The Steering Committee of DARIAH-IE is made up of individuals from institutions in Ireland who are interested in building capacity in Ireland for emerging research and whose projects are in a position to support DARIAH activities, both in Ireland and at the wider European level.

Orla Murphy (National Coordinator) – Dr Murphy (@omurphy16) is head of the Department of Digital Humanities, School of English and Digital Humanities,  University College Cork, Ireland.  She is also Irish National Representative on the Scientific Committee of CoST-EU; Co-operation in Science and Technology.
Irish National Representative on the SCI SWG Social and Cultural Innovation Special Working Group of ESFRI  the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures.

National Roles: 
Board Member DRI the Digital Repository of Ireland 
Co Chair ACERR The Arts and Culture in Education Research Repository

Justin Tonra co PI of the DARIAH – Embedding Digital Literacies Project – Dr Tonra (@jtonra) is a lecturer in English in NUI Galway. He completed his undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. He received an MA in Literature and Culture at University College Dublin, and completed his doctorate on the poetry of Thomas Moore at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway.

He previously worked as a Research Associate on Transcribe Bentham, a project to crowdsource transcriptions of the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham, at University College London, and has held posts as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia and NUI Galway.

Natalie Harrower – Dr Harrower is the Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland, located at the Royal Irish Academy. Previously, she was the DRI’s Manager of Education and Outreach, where she initiated and delivered a broad education and training programme in digital preservation and related areas — including digital humanities, digital archiving, digital curation, and linked data.

Anthony Corns – Mr Corns is the GIS/IT Manager of The Discovery Programme. His focus of research over the past 10 years in the Archaeology sector has been in developing and applying the use of new technology for the increased understanding of our shared cultural heritage both within the archaeological community and the wider public.

Cillian Joy – Mr Joy represents CONUL (Consortium of Irish Research Libraries) his interests include:

Digital strategy and planning
Solutions to deliver new digital services
Exploit opportunities in related research
Integration and Interoperability
Digital library systems and services

Ciara Breathnach – Dr Breathnach, FRHistS, is lecturer in history at the University of Limerick has published widely on Irish socio-economic, cultural and health histories. She is course director of the MA (History of Family).

Jeneen Naji – Dr Naji is Digital Media Practice Faculty in the Department of Media Studies in Maynooth University, Ireland where she lectures on the B.A. Media Studies, the M.A. in Critical and Creative Media and the BSc Multimedia, Mobile & Web Development run with the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Naji’s research is in the area of digital culture specifically exploring the impact of the digital apparatus on poetic expression. She is also a convener and founding member of the Maynooth University Digital Arts & Humanities Research Cluster. 

Stuart Dunn – Dr Dunn is External Advisor to the Steering Committee, he is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities at Kings College London.