Dr Clara Cullen

Clara Cullen is a former academic librarian whose present research focuses on various aspects of Dublin’s cultural and social institutions and on Irish women in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ireland. As well as her recent publication, The World Upturning: Elsie Henry’s Irish Wartime Diaries, 1913-1919 (2013), she also co-edited His Grace is Displeased: Selected Correspondence of John Charles McQuaid (2012) with Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh, The Building of the State: Science and Engineering with Government on Merrion Street; (2011) co-edited with Orla Feely, and has contributions in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Vol. 4 (2011), Women and Science, 17th Century to the Present (2011), Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (2011), Irish Education and Social Change: Historical Perspectives (2014), Knowing Their Place: the Intellectual Life of Women in the 19th Century (2014), Years of Turbulence: the Irish Revolution and its Aftermath (2015) as well as articles in academic journals and a number of radio programmes.

Her forthcoming publications include articles on Irish women volunteers in World War I and a monograph, ‘A Veritable Genius’: Sir Robert John Kane in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (2017). Clara is an Associate of UCD Humanities Institute and the 2013 winner of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland History of Medicine prize.