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Recording podcasts and audiobooks has been an important aspect of work carried out by researchers associated with UCD Centre for Cultural Analytics for many years. 

The research team at VICTEUR is building upon this work by create podcasts and also recording academic papers and public talks associated with the project.

We hope you enjoy the podcasts – see below – and please visit the page for regular updates.

Insight Podcast

In episode 13 of The Insight Podcast Professor Gerardine Meaney and Dr Derek Greene spoke to hosts Gráinne and Louise about how data analytics can lend an insight to the past, and how that in turn can shine a light on what’s happening now.

Joyce Portrait 100

The Digital Multimedia Edition of James Joyce’s first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, was created by a team of researchers from UCD’s Nation, Genre and Gender Project, as part of the Decade of Centenaries (2012-2022), which celebrates Irish history and cultural heritage.

The edition reproduces the text of the first publication of this novel as a single volume, by B. W. Huebsch Inc, in New York, 1916.  The edition is available to download as a free audiobook, recorded by Irish actors Sam and Barry McGovern.  It can also be explored chapter by chapter below.

Mapping Gothic Dublin

Dr Katie Mishler is a postdoctoral researcher in the UCD Centre for Cultural Analytics. Her project, Mapping Gothic Dublin: Historical and Literary Hauntings 1820-1900, was awarded funding as part of an Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership scheme in partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI). 

The Dublin Gothic podcast explores how the legacy of Ireland’s gothic literary tradition intersects with studies of psychology, architecture, natural history, and urban planning.

The project looks at how histories of urban planning, political change, and architecture shaped the writing of authors such as Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Charles Maturin.

Bodies of Data

Podcasts from Bodies of Data: Intersecting Medical and Digital Humanities. This Irish Humanities Alliance conference, a collaboration with UCD and DIT took place in the RIA and in UCD Humanities Institute on 22-23 November 2018.

The conference addressed the emerging discipline of the medical humanities at the intersection between arts and humanities and the biomedicine which explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions to medicine.

Nation, Genre and Gender

Combining literary and data science expertise, Nation, Genre, Gender maps and analyses social networks in Irish and English fiction, 1800-1922.

It explores how writers and readers have imagined the connections between people in their society and turned those connections into plots. The project, funded by the Irish Research Council, has completed work on 46 novels to date.

The project is a unique collaboration between researchers in literature and data analytics. The research team combines UCD’s strengths in cultural criticism and social network analysis.