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Orla Murphy

Orla Murphy

Director, UCCDH

Digital Humanities, University College Cork

Qualifications

BA, Higher Diploma, M.Phil

DRI Role

Management Board member

Contact

o.murphy@ucc.ie

Profile

Dr Orla Murphy is Director of the innovative BA in Digital Humanities and Information Technology at University College Cork, a unique, new collaboration between the sciences and the humanities; the first degree of its kind in UCC shared by two colleges. She also co-coordinates two MA programs: the MA in Digital Arts and Humanities and the MA in Digital Cultures. Recently appointed the Irish National Coordinator for the EU DARIAH ERIC, a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, she is active in a number of EU research projects, notably the Cooperation in Science and Technology COSCH project. She leads a team of researchers comprising 15 PhDs, and a postdoctoral researcher in state-of-the-art digital pedagogy facilities at UCC.

Named one of the inaugural Fulbright Techimpact scholars (2015) she is a National Teaching Expert awardee from Ireland’s National Forum for Teaching and Research in Higher Education(2015). Named Digital Champion at University College Cork, she is the chair of the University’s E-Learning Strategy sub-committee, and serves on the Academic Board, and Academic Council, and recently serves on its newly constituted Data & Records Management committee.

Her current work focuses on embedding semantics in 3D cultural heritage objects, including ontologies for better understanding and sharing of resources.