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Stereotypical Representations of the Irish on the Internet

In 20%, Digital Humanities on November 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm

This is a great example of a 20% project that Kathleen Toohill did on negative stereotypes of Irishness on the net last semester for my class on Migration and Identity in the New Ireland. I have no idea how she found some of this stuff, but the range and scale of offensive representations of the Irish is mindboggling.

Digital Image Color Call Back

In Digital Humanities, Lecture on November 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Two weeks ago, I posted a question about how to change the color of an image. I hope I was able to turn the great advice I received from a couple of friends from Xavier into a reasonable imitation of the original. The idea was to imitate this:

(found courtesy of,
and make this:


Not only does Declan Kiberd point to Dylan as an influence, but our new Donald and Marilyn Keough Chair of Irish Studies shares a birthday with the former Robert Zimmerman. Hopefully, the QR code linking to the original poster is a sufficient “footnote.”

If you have improvements or suggestions, by all means let me know.

Digital Education in Northern Ireland Links

In Digital Humanities on November 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Thanks to all for attending a meeting for the Center for Social Concerns Seminar: Digital Education in Northern Ireland this afternoon. If you want to find out more about the schools we will we be working with, check out the school’s websites. Lurgan Junior High and Lismore Comprehensive School. Lurgan Junior High’s new media material can be found at

Paul Moorehead, the visionary teacher we will be working with, maintains a twitter feed that can get you up to speed on the neat work these students have been doing.

The youth center where I hope we will be able to spend some time can be found online at

To get your grant writing energy going, Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement has a great site, Information on grants from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts can be found here. Nanovic Institute has helpful sources for European grants here. Finally, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies has a page devoted to undergraduate funding.

If you want to know more about the place we will (probably) stay, visit

As you can probably tell, I am very excited about this project and I look forward to developing your grant proposals with you in the coming weeks!