Historian and Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin (TCD); Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Research Continuity Fellowship 2021 Awardee; IAPH Executive Committee (Treasurer). Extensive experience in research, public speaking (national and international), digital exhibitions design, and project management at TCD and the Royal Irish Academy. Research interests: business history, economy of arts production, religious art and architecture, digital heritage design, and oral history. Current projects: Crafting Catholic Opulence: Oppenheimer of Manchester and Decorative Church Mosaics, 1874–1965 & preparation of a monograph on the visual transformation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish church interiors. Previously published in Ireland, Belgium, England, and the United States. Digital cultural heritage portfolio includes ‘Inspiring Ireland 1916′, a public history initiative for the Irish Government’s Decade of Centenaries (2016). ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3927-5955
Irish studies; business history; public history; oral history; academic publishing; economic history; social history; religious history; 19th century history; 20th century history; 21st century history; art history; architectural history; arts patronage; medieval history; church furnishings; stained glass; metadata; digital preservation; digital humanities; social media; radio; history matters; technology; teaching resources; e-learning; cultural heritage; cultural tourism; Ireland; Britain; United States; Australia; New Zealand;
Caroline M. McGee
Research Continuity Fellowship, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2021. https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/fellowships-and-grants/awarded/summer-2021/page/1 Project: Crafting Catholic Opulence: Oppenheimer of Manchester and Decorative Church Mosaics, 1874–1965
Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (2013)
“Stained Glass in Ireland” in Material Change: The Impact of Reform and Modernity on Material Religion in North-West Europe, 1780-1920, Ed. De Mayer, Jan and Magry, Peter Jan, (Leuven University Press, 2021).
‘Power, patronage and the production of Catholic material culture in nineteenth-century Ireland’ in Figures of Authority in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Ed. Ingelbein, Raphaël and Galavan, Susan (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020)
‘William Pearse: A Spiritual Thing’, in ‘”The End of All Things Earthly”: Faith Profiles of the 1916 Leaders’, (Dublin, 2016)
‘Visiting 19th-century artists to Ireland” in Painters & Painting 1600 – 1900: Art & Architecture of Ireland, Volume II, ed. Nicola Figgis, (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2014)
‘A noble Church in the most Catholic quarter of a bitterly Protestant and Presbyterian city: communicating religious identity in West Belfast at the turn of the twentieth century’ in Belfast: the emerging city, 1850 – 1914, ed. Olwen Purdue, (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2012)
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
Religion pays: the business of transnational art industry entrepreneurs and splendour in the spaces of Irish Catholicism, Journal of Victorian Culture, forthcoming, 2021
‘ Inspiring Ireland: Building History, Making Memory’, Eire-Ireland Journal of Irish Studies: Special Issue – Ireland and the Contemporary, No 52, Numbers 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2017
‘“A Reverence Peculiarly its Own”: the Boys’ Chapel at Clongowes Wood College’, Studies: an Irish Quarterly Review, v. 103, no. 412, Winter, 2014/2015.