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About the DHO

The Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO) is a central component within the Humanities Serving Irish Society (HSIS) initiative. The DHO was established under auspices of the Royal Irish Academy to manage and co-ordinate the increasingly complex e-resources created in the arts and humanities. It enables research and researchers in Ireland to keep abreast of international developments in the creation, use, and preservation of digital resources. It fulfills these objectives by:

  • serving as a knowledge base in Ireland via consultations with project partners;
  • recommending national standards to ensure the interoperability, preservation, and long-term accessibility of digital resources;
  • providing access to a wide variety of interdisciplinary, multilingual, and multimodal digital resources created throughout the island of Ireland.

The DHO co-ordinates and consolidates initiatives in humanities digitisation so that new lines of enquiry developing from the HSIS/DHO infrastructure and research programmes will benefit all researchers in Ireland.

The staff of the DHO comprises a Project Manager and Project Manager (IT).

Given the central role that the DHO occupies in the future development of digital humanities, as well as its liaison role across higher education institutions, consortium partners have an active part in its management. This management structure is comprised of a Management Board, and a Consultative Committee.

Find Us

Digital Humanities Observatory,
Bective House,
Dawson Street,
Dublin 2
phone: +353 1 609 0688
email: info@dho.ie
The Digital Humanities Observatory is located on Dawson Street, between St Ann's Church and the Royal Irish Academy.


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By DART - Pearse Station is a ten minute walk from the DHO.
For further information see http://www.iarnrodeireann.ie/dart/home/

By Bus to Nassau Street.
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By Luas to St Stephens Green - Five minutes walk from to the DHO.
For further information see http://www.luas.ie