The Irish National Institute for Historical Research of University College Cork was founded to promote the study of History and to act as a major focus for historical research in Ireland. The Institute hosts a range of seminars, conferences and symposia. It provides a platform for funding applications and a research environment for all historians associated with it. By growing links and establishing networks of historians within Ireland and with international scholars and institutes of research, the Institute  provides leadership and a focus for historical research and activities within Ireland.

The Institute hosts a number of research projects, both archival and online. These include the Corpus of Electronic Texts of Ireland (CELT), Armarium codicum hibernensium (ArCH), the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies and the Cork Spy Project.


  • to create an institute that will become the focus for the study of History in Ireland and to provide a portal for faculty, postgraduate students and the public to historical research
  • to foster, generate and disseminate research within the field and to related disciplines
  • to host a range of seminars, conferences and symposia
  • to foster research networks, bringing together scholars working in cognate areas
  • to seek funding for particular research projects and where possible to consolidate institutional links with like-minded institutes
  • to provide a range of training in historical methods, skills and abilities for the postgraduate community
  • to increase the number of research students and to develop a set of MA programmes that reflect the strength of the Institute faculty
  • to provide a hospitable setting for the postgraduate community
  • to raise funds to further the programmes and to assist postgraduate research, travel and archival work
  • to act as a base of expertise for media and other consultation