As of August 31st, 2013, the activities of the Digital Humanities Observatory have ceased. Although DHO:DRAPIer will continue to be hosted, there will be no further updates to the database. For this reason we cannot guarantee the currency of the information displayed. Any queries about this project should be directed to the Royal Irish Academy at

DRAPIer is an interactive database of Irish digital humanities projects. You can find projects of interest by searching for keywords or browsing by the facets listed on the right hand side of each page.

DRAPIer also documents the methods, formats and standards that are being used by the projects so that new projects can learn to use similar techniques, or so established projects can find related work in their field. The controlled vocabularies used by DRAPIer are based on those developed for ICT Guides and currently implemented by at the Centre for eResearch, King's College London. Refinement of the vocabularies is ongoing, and the DHO is actively contributing to this work.

DRAPIer welcomes projects that are:

  • affiliated with a higher education or cultural institution on the island of Ireland, or a higher education or cultural institution outside of Ireland that has created digital resources focusing on Ireland or Irish studies;
  • involving digital arts, humanities, or humanities/science interdisciplinary research and;
  • mandated to produce, or have produced, substantially extant digital content or deliverables.

If your project meets these criteria, please register as a user using the link at the top of this page. Once logged in, the link to 'My Projects' will allow you to submit and describe your project. New project submissions will be reviewed within a week by DHO staff. You will be notified by email if it is accepted into DRAPIer. Accepted projects can then be described in more detail. It is also possible to add other project participants who can help keep project information current.