Applications now open

The NWCDTP Studentship Competition for 2017/18 is now open. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 5pm GMT on Friday 10 February 2017. To apply for an award, candidates must have applied for a place on a programme at one of the seven NWCDTP institutions by...

Confessions of A Secret Art Lover

I’m a writer but sometimes I get sick of writers.  Then I hang out with visual artists.  I like to listen to agonising about light, shade, colour, shape, framing etc.  I feel they are indirectly talking to me about my own work.  Recently, I found myself looking at the...

The Joy of the Archive (Seán Hewitt)

This summer, thanks to funding from the NWCDTP and the British Association of Irish Studies, I spent a week in the archives at Trinity College Dublin, looking at the papers of J.M. Synge. I’ve been to the archives before on shorter visits, but there’s nothing like a...