The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700
NUI Galway (Irlande)

Project Title: Digital Arts and Humanities PhD Scholarship, affiliated with the ERC-funded project RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700

Supervisor: Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan

Duration: Funded for 4 years (Structured PhD), full-time.

Project description: RECIRC is producing a large-scale, quantitative analysis of the reception and circulation of women’s writing from 1550 to 1700. The focus includes writers who were read in Ireland and Britain as well as women born and resident in Anglophone countries; the subject of study is not limited to authors who wrote in English. As well as joining the RECIRC research team, the successful applicant will be part of the Digital Arts & Humanities (DAH) programme at NUI Galway (see The DAH is a full-time interdisciplinary structured PhD programme drawing on the strengths of a consortium of Irish universities committed to digital scholarship and practice. This Scholarship may be focused on any of the project’s central areas of enquiry; see further details for an outline of possible topics.

Stipend: ?16,000 per annum & fees for 4 years.

Entry Requirements: The successful applicant will normally have achieved a Master?s degree in English literature, History, IT, or a relevant subject.

Expected start date: September 2015

How to apply:
Please send a research proposal (see guidelines here: ), a current CV indicating your research experience and including the names of two referees, and a sample of academic writing, to Marie-Louise Coolahan via email to

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 8 June. Late and incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Further information is available at

For informal discussion, contact Prof. Marie-Louise Coolahan: