Welcome. This site has been setup to share some of my activities as a digital humanist, ethnomusicologist, web developer and musician. I am currently fellow in digital studies at the Kluge Center (Library of Congress, Washington DC) and also a Fulbright scholar (2019).

I recently completed my PhD at University College Cork, Ireland. This project (2014-2018) focused on exploring a library’s special collection, the “Seán Ó Riada Collection” at University College Cork in Ireland. In my research, I am interested in the ways by which we can explore these types of collections with the use of ethnography and digital visualisation.

My current project based at the Kluge Center (January 2019 – August 2019) explores ways to reveal hidden field recordings from collections of Irish traditional music, with the goal of connecting and understanding them in new and alternative ways.

If you have any thoughts, comments or ideas, I would be interested in hearing from you.



Many of the ideas that I express here will not be complete, but i’m constantly revising. Get in touch on the contact page, or tweet at www.twitter.com/mrpatrickegan.