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Emily Mark Fitzgerald

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Art History & Cultural Policy
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168554
Email: emily.mark@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald is permanent Lecturer in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, where her research concerns Irish art history, visual culture, museum/heritage studies and cultural policy from the 19th c. - present. Her specialisations include the visual culture of famine, poverty, migration, and diaspora (painting, engraving, photography, cinema and material culture); memory, commemoration and public art; and Irish cultural policy and institutions. Her acclaimed monograph Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument (Liverpool University Press) was published in 2013 (hardback) and 2015 (paperback).

Originally from Los Angeles, Dr Mark-FitzGerald holds a BA in Art History and Spanish from the University of Southern California, an MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University and a PhD in Art History from University College Dublin. She is the recipient of major fellowships and research funding from the US-Ireland Alliance (Mitchell Scholarship), Mellon Foundation/Social Science Research Council, Humanities Institute of Ireland, Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Irish Academy, Irish Research Council, and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Dr. Mark-FitzGerald is a founding editor of Artefact: the Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians, 2007-9, and the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, 2013-present. Along with a colleague she represents Art History on the Historical Studies Committee of the Royal Irish Academy. She is a core advisory board member of the International Network for Irish Famine Studies, funded by the European Research Council and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Active also in the Irish arts and cultural community, she is one of the Directors of the Irish Museums Association and runs the popular blog www.artsmanagement.ie reflecting on developments in the Irish cultural sector. She is the newly appointed co-Director of the Centre for Creative Arts and Critical Cultures, a research alliance between University College Dublin and the National College of Art and Design.

Recently in 2016 Dr. Mark-FitzGerald curated the 1916 commemorative exhibition The Museum of August Destiny at Lismore Castle Arts; published the results of A Survey of Museums in Ireland (sponsored by the Irish Research Council); co-organized an international conference on Famine visual and material culture at University of Maynooth; and contributed to the National Gallery of Ireland's exhibitions Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art and The Pathos of Distance: Representing the Irish Emigrant.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2013.
Title: New Foundations Award
Year: 2015.
Title: New Foundations Awards - Engaging Civic Society
Year: 2017.
Title: Travel award, Holodomor Research and Education Consortium
Year: 2017.
Title: Teaching Award, College of Arts & Humanities
Year: 1997.
Title: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow
Year: 1999.
Title: Hubbard Latino Award
Year: 1998.
Title: Phi Beta Kappa, Elected Member
Year: 1998.
Title: Phi Kappa Phi, Elected Member
Year: 1999.
Title: Phi Beta Kappa Valedictorian
Year: 1995.
Title: University Trustee Scholar
Year: 1998.
Title: Dean Joan Schaefer Scholar
Year: 1999.
Title: Indiana University Recruitment Fellow
Year: 2001.
Title: Indiana University Foundation Fellow
Year: 2012.
Title: Faculty Research Award, International Council for Canadian Studies
Year: 2012.
Title: Faculty Mobility Grant, Royal Irish Academy
Year: 2011.
Title: Woodrow Wilson Nat. Fellowship Foundation - Career Enhancement Fellowship (June 2011-June 2012)
Year: 2010.
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, NYU Irish Studies / Glucksman Ireland House
Year: 2007.
Title: UCD Travel Grant
Year: 2005.
Title: UCD Travel Grant
Year: 2005.
Title: Woodrow Wilson Nat. Fellowship Foundation - Research Grant
Year: 2004.
Title: Thomas Dammann Award, Royal Hibernian Academy
Year: 2003.
Title: Mellon-Mays Research Grant
Year: 2003.
Title: Humanities Institute of Ireland Fellow
Year: 2002.
Title: George J. Mitchell Scholar

Associations

Association: Irish Association of Professional Historians, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Museums Association, Function/Role: Board of Directors
Association: Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland, Function/Role: Advisory Board / Member
Association: International Network of Irish Famine Studies, Function/Role: Core Member
Association: Royal Irish Academy, Function/Role: Member of the Historical Studies Committee
Association: European Federation of Associations and Centres for Irish Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Conference of Irish Studies , Function/Role: Member
Association: College Art Association (USA), Function/Role: Member
Association: Association of Art Historians (UK), Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Association of Art Historians, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Theatre Magazine, Function/Role: Board of Directors
     

Conference Contributions

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2017) Final Roundtable: Currency. [Roundtable Participant], 2023: Future Retrospectives - a Symposium Reflecting on the Arts Council of Ireland¿s ART:2016 Programme, Science Gallery Dublin , 04-APR-17 - 04-APR-17.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2017) Seeing Irish Eviction: Photography, the magic lantern, and intermediality in the late 19th century. [National Refereed Conference Paper], American Conference of Irish Studies Annual Conference, University of Missouri ¿ Kansas City (Kansas City, MO) , 01-APR-17 - 01-APR-17.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2017) Irish Museum Survey 2016: An Overview. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Museums Association Annual Conference, Galway , 03-MAR-17 - 03-MAR-17.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2017) Convenor and Discussant: ¿The Museum of August Destiny' ¿ Artist roundtable. [Roundtable Participant], The Museum of August Destiny - Public Programme, Pearse Museum, St Enda's, Rathfarnham, Dublin , 07-JAN-17 - 07-JAN-17.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Famine memory-making and its malcontents: Or, the trouble with trauma. [Plenary Lecture], Locating and Dislocating Memory - COST NETWORK: In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe, University College Dublin , 01-SEP-16 - 01-SEP-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Reflecting on Commemorations of the Rising: The Museum of August Destiny. [Roundtable Participant], Forgetting and Commemoration, University of Maynooth , 08-SEP-16 - 08-SEP-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Stories of Old through the Technology of Now: Domestic and Diasporic Irish Heritage-Making after 2008. [International Refereed Conference], Locating and Dislocating Memory - COST NETWORK: In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe, University College Dublin , 02-SEP-16 - 02-SEP-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) ¿Maximizing¿ Diaspora: Historical Memory and Migration Heritage in Recession Ireland. [International Refereed Conference], Baltic Borderlands ¿ Collapse of Memory/Memory of Collapse, Lund University (Sweden) , 21-SEP-16 - 21-SEP-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Curator's Talk - 1916 commemoration in context. [Invited Lecture], Museum of August Destiny - Public Programme, Pearse Museum, St. Enda's, Rathfarnham, Dublin , 13-DEC-16 - 13-DEC-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Methodologies of Cultural Research: Oral Histories and Ethics. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland - Autumn Workshop, University of Limerick , 16-NOV-16 - 16-NOV-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Famine Memory and its Industries: A Social History of Remembrance. [Invited Lecture], Making Memory: Material and Visual Culture of Commemoration in Ireland since 1800, National Gallery of Ireland (Dublin) , 14-OCT-16 - 14-OCT-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Invited participant and grant recipient. [Roundtable Participant], Empire, Colonialism and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective, University of Toronto , 27-SEP-16 - 29-SEP-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Evidencing Eviction: the Visibility of Irish Poverty, 1870-90. [Keynote Address], The Great Famine and its Impacts: Visual and Material Culture, University of Maynooth , 16-MAR-16 - 16-MAR-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) The 'Unifying Force of a Scattered People'? Famine, Migration and Contemporary Irish Memory. [Invited Lecture], British Association for Irish Studies Seminar Series, University of Manchester , 11-FEB-16 - 11-FEB-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Plenary session: In Conversation with Emma Bennison, CEO, Arts Access Australia. Creative Conenctions: National Arts & Disability Conference, Galway , 27-JAN-16 - 27-JAN-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Irish Migration and the Museum: Social Histories Past and Present. [Invited Oral Presentation], Wiles Colloquium: New Approaches to Public History, Queen's University Belfast , 12-MAY-16 - 12-MAY-16.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Final Roundtable. [Roundtable Participant], Designing Commemoration: Process, Participation, Performance, University of Limerick / Trinity College Dublin , 09-OCT-15 - 09-OCT-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Public Art & Reimagining the Nation. [Invited Lecture], NCAD Research Colloquia, National College of Art and Design, Dublin , 03-MAR-15 - 03-MAR-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Cultural Research in Progress: Migration and Museums. [Invited Oral Presentation], Launch of Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland , 22-OCT-15 - 22-OCT-15.
Mark-FitzGerald (2015) The Memory of the Famine in the Diaspora. [Invited Lecture], The Pathos of Distance - Seminar Series (National Gallery of Ireland), National Gallery of Ireland , 06-DEC-15 - 06-DEC-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Famine Monuments and Commemorative Culture: Community Remembrance in Ireland and the Diaspora. [Plenary Lecture], National Famine Summer School, Strokestown, Co Roscommon , 01-JUN-15 - 01-JUN-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Irish migration, diasporic memory and the museum: histories of public history-making. [International Refereed Conference], European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies Annual Conference, Palermo, Italt , 01-JUN-15 - 01-JUN-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Celtic Canada: Public Art, Memory & Migration in the 20th Century. [Plenary Lecture], Bridging Divides: Art & Design in Canada, Newman House, University College Dublin, Dublin , 01-MAY-15 - 01-MAY-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Final roundtable. [Roundtable Participant], Talking about Perpetrators, Dublin Castle, Dublin , 29-OCT-15 - 29-OCT-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Engaging the Global Irish Diaspora: Migration and Public History since the 1960s. [International Refereed Conference], The Commonwealth and its People: Diasporas, Identities, Memories, University of Malta, Valletta , 01-JUN-15 - 01-JUN-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Final Plenary Roundtable. [Roundtable Participant], Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands , 01-APR-15 - 01-APR-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) Famine and migration memory in Ireland and its diaspora¿. [Plenary Lecture], Migration, Memorials and Museums Conference, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh , 01-FEB-15 - 01-FEB-15.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) The Social Subject in 19th c. Irish and British Painting. [Invited Lecture], Lecture Series - Dept. of Comparative Literatures, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey , 01-NOV-14 - 01-NOV-14.
Mark-FitzGerald (2014) The Visual Cultural History of the Famine. [Invited Lecture], Public Lecture Series, Lismore Castle Arts , 01-NOV-14 - 01-NOV-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Panel Chair: Memorials - Visible vs. Invisible / National vs. Transnational. [Chaired Session], Jochen Gerz: Participation, Commemoration, Public Space, Irish Museum of Modern Art , 01-NOV-14 - 01-NOV-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Transatlantic Migration and the Museum: Material Culture and Memory. [Plenary Lecture], Transnationalism Research Group, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands , 01-OCT-14 - 01-OCT-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Book Launch (Canada): Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument. [Invited Lecture], Irish Studies Lecture Series, University of Toronto , 01-SEP-14 - 01-SEP-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument. [Invited Lecture], Fund for Irish Studies Lecture Series, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University , 01-SEP-14 - 01-SEP-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Representing the unrepresentable: G.F. Watts and the painting of The Irish Famine (1849-50). [National Refereed Conference Paper], Travelling Irishness in the Long 19th Century, University of Limerick , 01-AUG-14 - 01-AUG-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Conference co-organiser / session chair. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Mapping an altered landscape: Cultural Policy and Management in Ireland, University College Dublin , 25-JUN-14 - 25-JUN-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) A nation of nations: the cultural politics of federal migration museums in the United States and Canada. [Oral Presentation], American Conference of Irish Studies, University College Dublin , 13-JUN-14 - 13-JUN-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Commemorating the Irish Famine. [Invited Lecture], National Famine Commemorations, Strokestown, Co Roscommon , 06-MAY-14 - 06-MAY-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Poverty and the Visual Legacy of Famine. [Invited Lecture], Poverty and Famine in Ireland: The Great Famine, its contexts and legacy, Queen's University Belfast , 11-APR-14 - 12-APR-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Chaired conference (by invitation). [Chaired Session], Contemporary Craft: Curating, Collecting, Critical Writing (Crafts Council of Ireland / National Museum of Ireland), National Museum of Ireland , 01-MAR-14 - 01-AUG-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) Commemorating the Famine: Cultural Memory in Contemporary Irish America. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish America Symposium, University of Uppsala, Sweden , 20-MAR-14 - 20-MAR-14.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2013) Commemorating the Famine. [Invited Lecture], Irish Studies Lecture Series, New York University , 23-OCT-13 - 23-OCT-13.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2013) Famine Memory and Monumentality, 1847-1997. [Invited Lecture], Department of History Lecture Series, University of Edinburgh , 02-OCT-13 - 02-OCT-13.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2012) Monuments, museums, and the memory of migration in Canada. [Oral Presentation], Famine Memory, Migration, and the Irish Diaspora, University of Limerick , 22-MAR-12 - 22-MAY-12.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2012) Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument. [Invited Lecture], Global Irish Studies Talks, John Hume Institute for Global irish Studies, Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia , 05-APR-12 - 05-APR-12.
Mark-FItzGerald, Emily (2012) The Art & Visual Culture of Famine. [Invited Lecture], Irish Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Dublin , 08-NOV-12 - 08-NOV-12.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2012) Remembering the Irish Famine: Commemorating the Famine Graveyard and Workhouse, 1990-2011. [Oral Presentation], College Arts Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles , 22-FEB-12 - 22-FEB-12.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2012) Panellist: Will the Future Thank Our Present?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Visual Arts Workers' Forum, Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork , 17-MAY-12 - 17-MAY-12.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2012) Memory, Migration and the Monument: Commemorating the Irish Famine in Ireland and the Diaspora. [Invited Lecture], Art History / Irish Studies Public Lecture, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia , 18-APR-12 - 18-APR-12.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2011) A Genuine History of the Masses¿? Embodying the Irish Immigrant at the Museum. [Oral Presentation], History of Migration in Museums: between Memory and Politics, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France , 17-NOV-11 - 17-NOV-11.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2011) Past, Partial, Present: A Response. [Invited Oral Presentation], Posing as a Subject Amongst Subjects by Michelle Deignan, Maria Stenford Gallery, London , 13-OCT-11 - 13-OCT-11.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2011) Commemorating Irish Migration: Memory and the Museum. [Oral Presentation], Memory: Silence, Screen, Spectacle, New School for Social Research, New York , 24-MAR-11 - 24-MAR-11.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily; (2010) Invited Panel Presentation. [Oral Presentation], The Relevance of Public Art, Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane , 11-MAR-10 - 11-MAR-10.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily; (2009) Famine Monuments and Commemorative Culture. [Oral Presentation], Holodomor in Ukraine and Great Famine in Ireland: Histories, Representations and Memories, NUI Maynooth , 06-NOV-09 - 09-NOV-09.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily; (2008) Chaired session on 'The New Normal'. [Chaired Session], New Media, New Audience? - The Arts Council, Dublin , 06-NOV-08 - 06-NOV-08.
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily; (2008) Chaired session on 'Trash and the Archive'. [Chaired Session], The Aesthetics of Trash: Objects and Obsolescence in Cultural Perspective, University College Dublin , 04-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08.
Mark FitzGerald, Emily; (2008) Performing Famine: the politics of community remembrance in Ireland and the diaspora. [Oral Presentation], UK Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Tate Britain, London , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08.
Mark FitzGerald, Emily; (2007) The Irish Holocaust: Historical Trauma and the Commemoration of the Famine. [Oral Presentation], UK Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Ulster (Belfast) , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07.
Mark FitzGerald, Emily; (2005) Pathos and Paddywhackery: Erskine Nicol and the Painting of the Irish Famine. [Oral Presentation], Crosscurrents in Irish Studies, University of Aberdeen , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05.
Mark FitzGerald, Emily; (2005) A life-affirming monument to our famine dead: Irish public memory and monumentality. [Oral Presentation], Sculptors’ Society of Ireland: Confraternity or Confrontation: Monumental sculpture: Ireland and the UK, Newman House, Dublin , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05.
Mark FitzGerald, Emily; (2005) Towards a Famine Art History: Invention, Reception, and Repetition from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth. [Oral Presentation], Ireland's Great Hunger: Representation and Preservation Conference, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05.
Mark FitzGerald; (2005) Engraved into Memory: The Irish Famine & The Illustrated London News. [Oral Presentation], Yale/Konstanz/UCD Postgraduate Workshop: History, Memory, Identity, University of Konstanz (Germany) , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05.
Mark FitzGerald, Emily; (2004) Commemorating the Famine: Passage, Performance, Politics. [Oral Presentation], Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages: Space, Text, Time0 Conference, University of Ulster , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04.
Mark FitzGerald, Emily; (2003) Memorials and Monuments to the Irish Famine: Commemorative Art and History. [Oral Presentation], American Conference of Irish Studies, University of Maryland , 01-APR-03 - 01-APR-03.
Mark FitzGerald, Emily; (1999) There are no Asians in the Asian Art Museum: A Status Check of Multicultural/lingual Museum Initiatives. [Oral Presentation], Mellon Minority Fellowship Annual Conference, Rice University, Texas , 01-JUL-99 - 01-JUL-99.

Committees

Committee : UCD+NCAD Centre for Creative Arts and Critical Cultures
Committee : Humanities Institute

Employment

Employer: Zero-G
Position: Consultant (design studio)
Employer: Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford
Position: Curatorial Assistant/Project Coordinator
Employer: Art for Amnesty
Position: Project Manager, 'In the time of shaking'
Employer: African American Arts Institute of Indiana University
Position: Assistant to the Director
Employer: Getty Museum
Position: Graduate Intern, Exhibitions
Employer: African American Arts Institute of Indiana University
Position: Road Manager, Choral Ensemble
Employer: Indiana University Foundation (Indiana University)
Position: Teaching Assistant, Development & Fundraising
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Senior Tutor, History of Art
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Occasional Lecturer, Cultural Policy & Arts Management
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Assistant Lecturer, School of Art History & Cultural Policy

Education

Year 2008 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: DPhil Subject: School of Art History and Cultural Policy Qualification
Year 2002 Institution: Indiana University, IN. USA
Qualification: MA Subject: Arts Administration
Year 1999 Institution: Univ of Southern California
Qualification: BA Subject: Art History (major), Spanish (minor)
Year 1999 Institution: University of Southern California
Qualification: BA (Hons.) Subject: Art History major, Spanish minor
Year 2002 Institution: Indiana University
Qualification: MA (With Distinction) Subject: Arts Administration
Year 2008 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Art History

Languages

Spanish:
French:
Italian:

Consultancy

Client: Various arts & non-profit organisations
 

Journals Edited

Irish University Review: Reviewer.
Artefact: Editor.

Other Activities

External Examiner, MPhil in Irish Art, Trinity College Dublin (2013 - 2016)


External Assessor for hiring significant permanent staff roles at Royal Hibernian Academy (2016), National Gallery of Ireland (2016)
External Assessor, Firestation Artist Studios, Residency Selection (2016)
Curator, The Museum of August Destiny, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Co. Waterford (July - September 2016). Invited by Lismore Castle Arts, I curated a 1916 commemorative exhibition of contemporary art at St Carthage Hall, featuring new commissioned work by Aideen Barry, Amanda Coogam, Mark Cullen, Anthony Haughey, Dragana Jurisicm and Sarah Pierce. The exhibition was accompanied by a publication featuring a new essay, 'The Museum of August Destiny'.

Publications

Books

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2013) Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. Available Online [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2007) Collaborations and Conversations: Stoney Road Press 2002-2007. Dublin: Stoney Road Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) 'The Persistence of Vision: Seeing Eviction in the Nineteenth Century' In: Rooney, Brendan (eds). Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art. Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland / Irish Academic Press. [Details]
Mark-Fitzgerald, Emily (2016) 'Irish migration and the museum: histories of public history making' In: Briggs, Carla; Figgis, Nicola; Mulvin, Lynda; Murphy, Paula (eds). Art History after Francoise Henry: 50 Years at UCD. Dublin: University College Dublin / Gandon Editions. [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) 'Famine memory and the gathering of stones: genealogies of belonging' In: Corporaal, Marguerite and Jason King (eds). Irish Global Migration and Memory: Transnational Perspectives of Ireland's Famine Exodus. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) 'Photography and the Visual Legacy of Famine' In: Frawley, Oona (eds). Memory Ireland Volume 3: Memory Cruxes: The Famine and The Troubles. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2013) 'The 'Irish Holocaust': Historical Trauma and the Commemoration of the Famine' In: Pollock, Griselda (eds). Visual Politics of Psychoanalysis: Art in Post-Traumatic Cultures. London: I.B. Tauris. [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2012) 'The Irish Famine and Commemorative Culture' In: Lindsay Janssen, Vincent Comerford and Christian Noack (eds). Holodomor and Gorta Mór: Histories, Memories and Representations of Famine in Ukraine and Ireland. London: Anthem Press. [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2010) 'Towards a Famine Art History: Invention, Reception, and Repetition from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth' In: David Valone (eds). Ireland's Great Hunger, Vol. 2: Relief, Representation, and Remembrance. Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac University Press. [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2009) 'Performing Famine Memory' In: F.M. Walsh and S. Brady (eds). Performance Studies and Irish Culture. Dublin: Palmgrave MacMillan. [Details]
Mark, Emily (2005) 'Pathos and Paddywhackery: Erskine Nicol and the Painting of the Irish Famine' In: Shane Alcobia-Murphy, Johanna Archbold, John Gibney, and Carole Jones (eds). Beyond the Anchoring Grounds: More Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies (Belfast Studies in Language, Culture and Politics). Belfast: University of Aberdeen/Queen's University Belfast. [Details]

Edited Books

Corporaal, Marguerite; Frawley, Oona; Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (Ed.). (2018) The Great Famine: Visual and Material Cultures. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (Assistant Editor) (Ed.). (2006) SubUrban to SuperRural: Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2006. Dublin: Irish Architecture Foundation. [Details]
Mark, Emily (Assistant Editor) (Ed.). (2004) In the time of shaking: Irish Artists for Amnesty International. Dublin: Art for Amnesty. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2015) 'Volume 3 (Journal Co-Editor)'. Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, . [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald (2017) 'Known Unknowns: Research on Irish Museums since 2008'. Cultural Trends, . [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2017) 'Volume 4 (Journal Co-Editor)'. Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, . [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) 'Famine memory and the gathering of stones: genealogies of belonging'. Atlantic Studies, 11 (3). [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2008) 'Volume 2 (Journal Co-Editor)'. Artefact, . [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2013) 'Volume 1 (Journal Co-Editor)'. Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, . Available Online [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2014) 'Volume 2 (Journal Co-Editor)'. Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, . Available Online [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2007) 'Volume 1 (Journal Co-Editor)'. Artefact, . [Details]

Other Journals

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2011) 'Review: Dublin Contemporary 2011' Museum Ireland 21 . [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2011) 'Parity of form: Matisse at the Chester Beatty Library' Irish Arts Review 28 (2) :90-93. [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2008) 'Review: Patrick Dougherty at Sculpture in the Parklands' Circa . [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2008) 'Horizons of Light: William McKeown' Irish Arts Review . [Details]
Mark, Emily (2005) 'Review: Conquering England: Ireland in Victorian London at the National Portrait Gallery' Circa Autumn . [Details]
 

Published Reports

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Irish Museums Survey 2016. Irish Museums Association / University College Dublin, Dublin. Available Online [Details]

Catalogue

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) Circle After Circle: Border Crossings. Catalogue [Details]
Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2016) The Museum of August Destiny. Catalogue [Details]
   

Newspaper Articles

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2011) Monthly columnist for Visual Artists News Sheet (Visual Artists Ireland), 2011-2014. Newspaper Articles [Details]
                     

Book Reviews

Mark-FitzGerald, Emily (2008) 'Abstraction and the Holocaust' by Mark Godfrey. Book Reviews [Details]
                                                                               

Research

Research Interests

Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald is an art and cultural historian specializing in Irish art history, visual culture, museum/heritage studies and cultural policy from the 19th c. - present. She is also active in the Irish arts and cultural sector as a writer, policy commentator, occasional curator, and educator, across the Irish visual and performing arts and museum/heritage community.

Her research expertise includes:

- 19th - 20th c. public art and commemoration
- the visual and material culture of famine, poverty, migration, and diaspora (19th-20th c) across media (painting, engraving, photography, cinema, material and museum culture)
- Irish cultural heritage and memory
- Irish social history and public heritage practice
- museums, exhibition practice and Irish arts/cultural policy

Her most recent book Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument (Liverpool University Press 2013; paperback 2015) investigated the visual history and commemoration of the Irish Famine in local, national and global context. Praised as a 'landmark' text in Irish Studies (Irish Arts Review, 2014) it surveyed over one hundred and forty post-1990 monuments built in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Australia and the United States, and the visual and commemorative culture (Irish and international) out of which they emerged.

Current research projects include:

(1) Migration and the Museum: Diaspora and the Politics of Culture - an examination of the recent global evolution of new 'sites of memory' of Irish and international migrant heritage, and the role of the public institution in producing, preserving and presenting the experience and legacy of migration (supported by grants from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, Royal Irish Academy, Government of Canada - International Council for Canadian Studies, UCD's Horizon Scanning Fund, and the Irish Research Council)

(2) Picturing Irish Poverty: Technology and Visual Culture in the Long 19th Century - an intermedial study of mid 19th c. - early 20th c. representations of Irish social experience, addressing the relationship between technological change, modalities of seeing, and the Irish social subject.

Along with colleagues from UCD and IADT Dr Mark-FitzGerald is the founding editor of a new online journal, the Irish Journal of Arts and Cultural Management (first issue October 2013), which publishes peer-reviewed academic research concerning the cultural management and policy sector in Ireland. Her website www.artsmanagement.ie (with 3,500+ followers) offers news, career listings and research links for those working in the Irish arts sector.

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Museum of August Destiny
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 31-OCT-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : COFUND - PRAXIS: UCD+NCAD Centre for Creative Arts & Critical Cultures
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : A Survey of Museums in Ireland (2015) (MuseumSurvey)
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-15 / 30-NOV-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Migration & the Museum: multiculturalism and the visual politics of memory in Ireland and its diaspora
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Migration and the Museum: Ireland, Diaspora and the Politics of Culture
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 30-SEP-13

Recent Postgraduates

Since 2003 Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald has taught on the MA in Art History, and MA in Arts Management & Cultural Policy programmes at University College Dublin. She has supervised more than 100 MA dissertations since her appointment in 2008, and participated in PhD supervision on topics spanning 19th-20th c. art and architectural history, visual culture, museum studies, arts management and cultural policy.

PhD inquiries from prospective students are welcome.

Recently awarded PhD students include:
PhD panel member: Louis Funder, The Wineries of La Rioja: An Architectural and Sociological Investigation
PhD panel member: Silvia Guglielmini, Representing Ireland through Festivals: Tourism and Culture in the Marking of Irish Identity
PhD panel member: Sabrina Wilk, Foreseeing and Transmitting Landscape: the History of Spatial Visualisation in Landscape Architecture 

Current PhD students include:
Principal supervisor: David Teevan, Art works: an investigation of co-creation in participatory Arts Practice
PhD panel member: Susan Storey, Buffalo's Gilded Age: A Story of Architectural and Landscape Design Patronage
PhD panel member: Kieran Gaya, Islamabad: designing 'the city of Islam'
PhD panel member: Sadegh Panahi, Sacred Light in Sacred Architecture
 

Current Postgraduate Students

David Teevan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Dr Mark-FitzGerald is currently engaged in teaching 19th c. - contemporary art history, memory theory and public commemoration, Irish and international cultural policy, and advanced research methods in art history and arts management. Alongside Director Pat Cooke, she assists in coordinating the MA in Arts Management and Cultural Policy.

Modules Coordinated

201600   AH50010     Art History: Teaching & Tutoring
201600   AH30430     Art History: Visualizing Migration
201600   CULP40050     Cultural Policy: Research Methods/Seminar
201600   CULP40110     Cultural Policy: Cultural Policy 2 (Comparative
201600   AH30550     Art History: Introduction to Curating