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Public Lectures and Conference Papers

  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, (Roundtable) 'Conserving Histories: Women and Transnational Collaborations', SAH Connects Webinar, 26 January 2023.
  • Aleksandra Gajowy, (Roundtable) 'Queering Jewish Studies', Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, Boston, 18 December 2022.
  • Conor Lucey, 'House and Home in Georgian Ireland', Irish Georgian Society, 6 December 2022.
  • Róisín Kennedy, (Keynote) '‘Anything may happen and everything is possible’ Visual art and the new state', 100 Years of Self-Determination, IMMA Conference, 11 November 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Expanding Agency: Women and the Global Dissemination of Modern Architecture, 1920–1970', W. Bernard Herman Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Art History Lecture, University of Toronto, 1 November 2022.
  • Philip Cottrell, 'Turner and Romantic Nature', National Gallery of Ireland, 16 October 2022.
  • Aleksandra Gajowy, 'Queer Decolonial Polishness? Polish Countryside, Folklore, and Queer Desire in Katarzyna Perlak’s work', Moving Away from ‘Post-socialism’: Reconceptualizing Scholarly Approaches to Contemporary Eastern Europe and Eurasia through Feminist and Queer Theory Lenses, Central European University, Budapest, 23-25 September 2022.
  • John Loughman, 'Samuel van Hoogstraten's English Patrons', Close Encounters: Cross-Cultural Exchange between the Low Countries and England, 1600-1800, Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague, 22-23 September 2022.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Houses as museums: researching and curating historic properties', Constructive Collaboration between Palace- and Castle Museums and Academia, Royal Lazienki Museum, Warsaw, 22 September 2022.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Decorative plasterwork in Georgian Britain and Ireland: styles and practices of design and making', Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, Washington DC, 12 July 2022.
  • Conor Lucey, 'The builder’s price book as a source of architectural innovation', biennial conference of the European Architectural History Network, Madrid, 15-18 June 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Chloethiel Woodard Smith: Engaging through Exhibitions', interest group presentation, biennial conference of the European Architectural History Network, Madrid, 15 June 2022.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Real estate and print culture in Georgian Britain and Ireland', Architecture and Real Estate: Historical Perspectives, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich, 10-11 June 2022.
  • Aleksandra Gajowy, 'It Must Be Great Being You Watching Us: Queer Counterpublics in Karol Radziszewski’s Pedały (2005) and Karolina Sobel’s LEZBY (2020), Building Counterpublics Public Lecture Series, TU Munich, 23 May 2022.
  • Conor Lucey, 'The end of a craft tradition?', Artisans and Architects, 1660-1760, Trinity College Dublin, 7-8 April 2022.
  • Victoria Durrer, Rebecca Finkel, Anthony Schrag, 'Place-Specific Approaches to Sustainable Prosperity in the arts and cultural sector', Places Matter, Arts Council Ireland, 24-25 March 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Conservation in a Shifting Landscape: The Future of Modern Architecture in South Asia', Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 23 March 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Designing for Justice: Modernism and the Transformation of the Capital Region', Global Irish Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA, 21 March 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Spiritual Heritage: Mendelsohn’s Late Synagogue Architecture in the U.S.', (online) Positioning: Erich Mendelsohn and the Built Heritage of the 20th Century, Berlin, 21 March 2022.
  • Sean Leatherbury, 'Materialising Motion in the Early Byzantine Church', 54th Annual Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Spring Symposium, Oxford, 19 March 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Chloethiel Woodard Smith', (online) ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 10 March 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Expanding Agency: women and modern architecture and design', (online), McGill University, Montreal, 21 February 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'The Mariendom: A Place of Modern Pilgrimage', Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, 10 February 2022.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Builders as designers: row housing in British architectural culture, 1750-1830’, Construction History in Belgium, Faculty of Architecture, University of Liège, 14 January 2022.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Expanding Agency: women and modern architecture and design', CASVA, Washington D.C., 2 December 2021.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Modern Ireland and Visual Art. A Dysfunctional Relationship', Contemporary Irish History Seminar, TCD Hub, 15 November 2021.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Moderating an Irish urban imaginary’, Reflections on Malton, Irish Architectural Archive, 30 September 2021.
  • Sean Leatherbury, 'Between the House and the Tomb: Local Responses to “Roman” Ways of Living and Dying in Osrhoene', The Roman Empire Without Rome, Queen’s University Belfast Wiles Colloquium, 9-10 September 2021.
  • Victoria Durrer, Aoife McGrath, Peter Campbell, 'Dance and Borders in Northern Ireland', International Federation for Theatre Research International Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, 12-16 July 2021.
  • Sean V. Leatherbury, 'Signing in Syriac: Artists’ "Signatures" and Identities in Late Antique Syria’, Leeds International Medieval Congress, 8 July 2021.
  • Annette Clancy, 'Boredom as Potential Space: A Psychoanalytic Study of Boredom in Organisations', 23rd EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, Austria, 5-7 July 2021. (Online).
  • Conor Lucey, ‘Single lives, single houses’, Species of Domestic Spaces: House and Home in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, UCD Humanities Institute, 18 June 2021.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Irish art at the Armory Show', ACIS (American Conference of Irish Studies), University of Ulster, Derry, 3 June 2021.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Continuity and Change and the nature of Late Gothic in Ireland as manifest in certain architectural processes in Franciscan Friaries in Connacht, West of Ireland 1400-1600', biennial conference of the European Architectural History Network, Edinburgh, 2-5 June 2021.
  • Conor Lucey, 'The lady vanishes? Women and the construction industry in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland’, biennial conference of the European Architectural History Network, Edinburgh, 2-5 June 2021.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Irish Art at the Armory Show', AICA conference, Derry, 3 June 2021.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘Where are we now?’, Urban Representations Interest Group, biennial conference of the European Architectural History Network, Edinburgh, 2-5 June 2021.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Black Lives Matter: A view from Europe', Plenary Lecture, biennial conference of the European Architectural History Network, Edinburgh, 2 June 2021.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Modern Religious Architecture in Germany, Ireland, and Beyond', Religious Spaces in Transition, Donatus Mooney Seminar, 14 May 2021.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Digital Technologies in Education: Keeping up with the pace of change, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 13 May 2021.
  • Sean V. Leatherbury, 'Pilgrim Inscriptions in Late Antique Syria and Palestine: Materiality and Production’, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 11 May 2021.
  • Victoria Durrer, Aoife McGrath, Peter Campbell, 'Dancing with Epistemic Borders: knowledge and unknowns in mixed-methods collaborations between dance and social science', Sociological Association of Ireland, 7 May 2021.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Exhibiting Values in Public Space', Public Monuments and Conflicted Pasts, Monuments Matter, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 5 May 2021.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Some thoughts on post-independence concrete in the Global South', Engineering Independence: Concrete Architecture in the Global South, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 30, 2021.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Bruno Schmitz and the German Contribution to the Commemoration of the American Civil War', University of Illinois’s School of Architecture, 26 April 2021.
  • Victoria Durrer, Aoife McGrath, Peter Campbell, 'Understanding the movement of artists across borders', BSA 70th Anniversary Virtual Conference: Remaking the Future, British Sociological Association, 14 Apr 2021.
  • Róisín Kennedy, ''Giving a Fart in its Corduroys' Irish Attitudes towards Modern Art', UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy Research Seminar Series, 14 April 2021.
  • Victoria Durrer, 'Dancing with Borders: A Mixed Methods Experiment in Understanding Artists’ Cross-Border Movement', UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy Research Seminar Series, 31 March 2021.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'A Place for All', Architectural History as a Global Discipline panel discussion, Washington University, St. Louis, 10 March 2021.
  • Philip Cottrell, '"What in the world do you want with art in Manchester?": George Scharf and the Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857', TCD Research Seminar Series, 9 March 2021.
  • Annette Clancy, 'Boredom as creative space: Insights from a psychoanalytic study of boredom in organisations', UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy Research Seminar Series, 24 February 2021.
  • Lynda Mulvin, Organiser: Brendan Kane, 'Teaching, learning and researching Early Modern Irish in a digital age: Léamh.org', 28 January 2021.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Sonia Delaunay: Medium or Message?', Courtauld, 28 January 2021.
  • Sean V. Leatherbury, 'From Domestic to Divine: The Mosaics of Late Antique Syria', Yale University Late Antique and Byzantine Art Seminar
    Series, 12 February 2021.
  • Sean V. Leatherbury, 'Local Styles, Local Identities? The Mosaics of Edessa', Trinity College Dublin Classics Seminar, 3 February 2021.
  • Victoria Durrer, 'Reflecting on the teaching of Arts Management in the Age of Covid, Brokering Intercultural Exchange Virtual Gathering', Heilbronn University, Germany, 13 January 2021.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Water closets and wig rooms: selling home comforts in late Georgian Dublin', Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 10 December 2020.
  • Lynda Mulvin, Organiser: Niall O' H'Oisin 'Industry and Digital Culture in Ireland', Digital Cultures Research Strand, 10 December 2020.
  • Victoria Durrer, 'Gender Data in Arts and Cultural Management. Gender Data in the Cultural Sector: How to Bridge the Gap', European-wide workshop, Institute for Media Research, Rockstock, Germany, 11 December 2020.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Paul Henry and Modern Ireland :"Strange new beauty"', Kilmacanogue Historical Society, 1 December 2020.
  • Conor Lucey, 'The neo-classical country house', Irish Country House Architecture lecture series, Irish Georgian Society/Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, Maynooth University, 3 November 2020.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'A Towering Memorial: The Robert L. Vann Tower and the Belgian Friendship Building', Research Methods Seminar, Queen's University, Belfast, 21 October 2020.
  • Conor Lucey, 'A genteel life in trade: the eighteenth-century builder in text and image', UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy Research Seminar Series, 21 October 2020.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Hosted SAH Connects conversation with Grafton Architects, 22 September 2020.
  • Victoria Durrer, 'Blindspots of Participation & Perspectives of Change. Provacateur at Engaged Audiences: Strategies for Cultural Change', ADESTE+ European Conference, Rijeka, Croatia, 14 September 2020.
  • Conor Lucey, '"So many brick-heaps piled one after the other": making architecture from building", Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain/Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 10 September 2020.
  • Victoria Durrer, McGrath, A. & Campbell, P., 'Moving Methods: Understanding dance across borders', Crossing Borders, Connecting Cultures conference, International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe Research Network, 8 July 2020.
  • Annette Clancy, '"We Believe", but they are angry: The psychodynamics of brand-as-leader', 36th EGOS Colloquium: Organizing for a Sustainable Future: Responsibility, Renewal & Resistance, University of Hamburg 2020,  3 July 2020.
  • Victoria Durrer & Campbell, P., 'Negotiating Borders and Identities: The Operation of Cultural Policy across Contested Nation-States', Transnationalising the Humanities, UCD Humanities Institute, June 2020.
  • Victoria Durrer, Cuyler, A., & Nisbett, M., 'Steadfastly White, female, hetero, and abled-bodied: An international survey of the motivations and experiences of arts management graduates', Arts Equity Summit, 2020, USA [online], 25 April 2020.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Built in the best style of modern architecture’: property pages and property markets in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world', UCD Humanities Institute Research Seminar, 4 March 2020.
  • Victoria Durrer, 'A Tale of Two Arts Offices: Building capacity for participatory governance, Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland', EU-South Africa Dialogue on Cultural Mapping, Planning and Impact Assessment for Sustainable & Just Urban Development, Urban Centre for African Studies, University of Capetown, Dept of Arts and Culture South Africa, 26–28 February 2020.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Keeping Going’, Changemakers Conference: The Transformative Power of Festivals, Arts Council of Ireland. University of Limerick, 14 February 2010.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Reflections in Digital Educational Uses: keeping up with the pace of change', Decolonising the Museum: narratives from nationalism t universalism, JNU, New Dehli, 14 February 2020.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Ireland Uncovered: The Book of Kells & Perspectives on Irish Art', JNU School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Dehli, 13 February 2020.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Keynote speaker, Race, ethnicity, equality & inclusion in higher education in Ireland and the UK, Royal Irish Acadey and the British Council, 30 January 2020.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Henry van de Velde und Frank Lloyd Wright: Parallele Leben', Tagung: Ein Flame in Deutschland – Henry van de Veldes Wirken für Europa und die Welt, Chemnitz, 11 December 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Living for the Bauhaus: Houses or Housing?', Temple Bar Studios, Dublin Art Book Fair 2019, 30 November 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Panel ’Town planning - from Beaux Art to Critical Modernism’, Louis Kahn ’Silence and Light’, Zurich, 22 November 2019.
  • Philip Cottrell, 'Leonardo: the science of the painter', Leonardo Visits University College Dublin, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, 21 November 2019.
  • Conor Lucey, 'A new perspective on James Malton’s A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin’, Foxrock Local History Club, 19 November 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Paul Strzelecki and the Great Irish Famine', Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny, Krakow, 19 November 2019.
  • Róisín Kennedy, ''Mobilise the Poets' - art and culture in the Irish Revolution', History Ireland Hedge School, Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon, 9 November 2019.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Harry Clarke’s Geneva Window. Censorship and Art in Ireland', Inaugural Nicola Gordon Bowe Lecture,  Nano Nagle Place in partnership with Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Saturday, 19 October 2019. 
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Site of Production, Using Visual Materials as Historical References', IAPH Workshop, 12 October 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'From the Local to the Transnational: Situating the Bauhaus', National Gallery of Ireland, 6 October 2019.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Chambers and Stuart at Ely House', Transformation: From Fortified House to Georgian Villa, Office of Public Works, 5 October 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'To leave and to remain: Irish migration museology and diaspora politics', Migrating memories: dialogues on the relationship between memory, heritage and migration, Association of European Migration Institutions, Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp, 4 October 2019.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Building reputations', Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico di Torino, 4 October 2019.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Developers and scrubbers: women in the building industry', Embroidered with Dust and Mortar: Women and Architecture, 1660–1830, Society of Antiquaries, London, 28 September 2019.
  • Annette Clancy, Paper Development Workshop (jointly hosted with John Cullen School of Business, Maynooth, Alison Hood Dean of Teaching & Learning, Maynooth, Claire McGuinness School of Information & Communication Studies, UCD) for Special Issue of the Journal of Management on "Experiential Learning in Large Classes", University of Maynooth Business School, 27 September 2019.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Irish Art of the Revolution', Douglas Hyde Conference, Ballaghaderreen, 27 September 2019.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Harry Clarke: artist of the Irish Free State', Clifden Arts Festival, 21 September 2019.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Making Monasteries: Irish 'Peregrine' Monks in Alpine and Apennine Networks, Recorded by Margaret Stokes (1832–1900)', Forum Mittelalters, Bern, 18-21 September 2019.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Gallery Talk - Oidhreacht: Transforming Tradition', Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 14 September 2019.
  • Lynda Mulvin (with Dr Anna Kadzik, & Niall O Hoisin, Noho),'Keeping pace with change – Digital Tools for Education sustainable use of resources', Role of Digital Technologies in framing policy: Cultural Heritage Education Conservation, NMI, 13 September 2019.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘Views and prospects: James Malton’s eighteenth-century vedute of Dublin’, Biennial conference of the Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana, Bologna, 11-14 September 2019.
  • Lynda Mulvin (with Dr Anna Kadzik, & Niall O Hoisin, Noho), 'CEMEC Digital Tools for Education /sustainable use Cross Cultural Timeline', Digital Technologies and Education: Keeping up with the pace of change, UCD Humanities Institute, 6 September 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Speaker and Panel organiser: ‘Archiving the 8th’, Activist Histories of Ireland, Oxford University, 12 July 2019.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Travels of Neoclassical artists and ‘imitation’ of the antique: Robert Wood (1717-1771) and Approaches to the ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek as journeys through space and time', SAHANZ 2019 Distance Looks Back, University of Sydney NSW, 11 July 2019.
  • Annette Clancy, (with R. Vince, I. Kjellstrand, M. Mohamed & F. Yang), ‘How to Study Emotions?’, Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations: 35th EGOS Colloquium, University of Edinburgh Business School, 6 July 2019.
  • Annette Clancy, ‘Emotions that Inhibit Reflexivity in Organisations’, Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations: 35th EGOS Colloquium, University of Edinburgh Business School, 6 July 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Teaching to the Chester Beatty: Courts and Court Cultures', Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, Chester Beatty Library, 22 June 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Paul Strzelecki: Philanthropy and the Irish Famine’, Royal Irish Academy, 12 June 2019.
  • Róisín Kennedy, ‘Harry Clarke. Stained Glass Legacy’, University of the 3rd Age, Dun Laoghaire, 11 June 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'From the Local to the Transnational: Situating the Bauhaus', keynote, Bauhaus and Greece: Art and Architecture, Athens, 29 May 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'The Diversity of Women’s Engagement with Modern Design', Women in Design, National Museum of Ireland, 24 May 2019.
  • Philip Cottrell, '“What in the world do you want with art in Manchester?”: Sir George Scharf’s Survey of Country House Collections, 1856-57', Country House Collections: Their Past, Present & Future, 17th Annual Historic Houses Conference, Maynooth University, Castletown House, National Gallery of Ireland, 13-15 May 2019.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘System decorating and the early-nineteenth century interior’, The Nineteenth-Century Decorative Interior, Dublin Civic Trust, 14 May 2019.
  • Annette Clancy, Keynote, ‘Backwards and in High Heels’, Soroptimist International 53rd Annual North-South Conference, Newcastle, Co Down, 11 May 2019.
  • Lynda Mulvin, ‘Practical Architectural and design and the role of architectural publications in the nineteenth century: the impact of James Cavanah Murphy (1760-1814) and Owen Jones (1809-1874)’, Global Diffusion of the Moorish revival Exhibitions, Academies and Polytechnical Schools, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitecture de la Universidad Politecnia de Madrid, 10-11 May 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, ‘The Impact of Formalism upon Vincent Scully’, Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Providence, USA, 26 April 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'César Daly and the Architecture of the Future', Dialogue with Gary He, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, 22 April 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Balancing Activism and Academic Life’, Athena Swan Lecture Series, Queen’s University Belfast, 10 April 2019.
  • Philip Cottrell, 'The Age of Titian: Venice's Oldest Old Master', National Gallery of Ireland, 4 April 2019.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘A new perspective on James Malton’s Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin’, Rathmichael Historical Society, 3 April 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Troubled Pasts and the Sins of Irish Public History-Making’, American Conference of Irish Studies, Boston, 22 March 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Love/Hate: Harry Furniss, Ireland, and Zozimus (the “Irish Punch”)’, American Conference of Irish Studies, Boston, 21 March 2019.
  • Philip Cottrell,’The Venetian cityscape from Carpaccio to Canaletto’, Canaletto Study Morning, National Gallery of Ireland, 2 March 2019.
  • Nicola Figgis, ‘Venice and the Grand Tour, Canaletto Study Morning, National Gallery of Ireland, 2 March 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Fact and Fantasy: Social Realism and 19th c. Social Depiction, An Culturlann, Derry, 21 February 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, ‘Reform not Revolution: German Church Architecture 1919-1968’, Twentieth-century Society, London, 21 February 2019.
  • Annette Clancy, ‘The Emotional Life of Organisations’, Chartered Accountants Leinster Society, Chartered Accountants House, Dublin, 12 February 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Commemorating Famine: A Visual Culture of Memory’, symposium to accompany premiere of Famished by Cherry Smyth, University of Greenwich, 7 February 2019.
  • Róisín Kennedy, Chair: Mary Swanzy Seminar, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 1 February 2019.
  • Philip Cottrell, ’Venice’s Myths and Traditions through Canaletto’s Lens’, National Gallery of Ireland, 3 February 2019.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, ‘Bauhaus 50th anniversary in 1969’, Center for Critical Studies in Architecture, German Architecture Museum Frankfurt, 31 January 2019.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Archiving Activism: Archiving the 8th’, Why Not a Woman? Celebrating Women in Public and Private Life in Ireland, 1918-2018, Dublin Castle, 15 December 2018.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'The Bauhaus Legacy in the German Democratic Republic', C-MAP research seminar, Museum of Modern Art, 6 December 2018.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'The Bauhaus, its Pedagogy and its Global Context', Moving Away – Bauhaus Pedagogy, India International Centre, New Delhi, 2 December 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Panellist: 'Entertaining protest – can museums be spaces of dissent, fact and entertainment at the same time?’, UK Museums Association annual conference, Belfast, 9 November 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Convenor: 'The future of exhibiting troubled pasts: institutional histories in Ireland and Northern Ireland’, UK Museums Association annual conference, Belfast, 8 November 2018.
  • Róisín Kennedy, chair, AICA-Ireland, Art and Brexit, Belfast City Hall, 1 November 2018.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Denise Scott Brown’s campus planning', University of Chicago, 1 November 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'The Monster in the Mirror: Frankenstein, Magic Lanterns, and Early Cinema’ Frankenweek Conference, University of Limerick, 26 October 2018.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Modernism as Memory: Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany', University of Edinburgh, 25 October 2018.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Why do [Irish] museums love Modern Art? Is this a good thing?', ResFest Belfast, in conjunction with the Courtauld Institute, Ulster Museum Belfast.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘Sir William Chambers’, Great Georgian architects: how they shaped the classical city of Dublin, Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council, 2 October 2018.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘The stuccoed interior in Georgian Ireland’, Big House Interiors, Dromana House, Waterford, 9 September 2018.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Architectural graphics and the terraced house in Dublin and Edinburgh, 1790-1810', European Association for Urban History, Rome, 30 Aug 2018.
  • Philip Cottrell, ‘The Portrayal of Death and Dying in Renaissance Art’, Friends of the Chester Beatty Library, 29 August 2018.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘Neoclassicism and the book in eighteenth-century Ireland’, Irish Architectural Archive, 23 August 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ’To Fix the Public Eye: Ireland Through the Stereoscope c. 1900’, Stereo and Immersive Media Conference, Lusófona University, Lisbon, 28 July 2018. 
  • Nicola Figgis, ‘Foreign artists in 18th-century Dublin’, Irish Georgian Society, 24 July 2018.
  • Lynda Mulvin, ‘Margaret Stokes and pioneering investigations of ‘Irish Scribes on the Continent’’, Scholar in Focus: Margaret Stokes (1832-1900): Archaeologist and Antiquary, RSAI, 27 June 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Ireland through the Stereoscope: Seeing Irish Poverty in 3D at the turn of the Century', American Conference of Irish Studies, University College Cork, 18-22 June 2018.
  • Conor Lucey and Lynda Mulvin, 'Rethinking architectural colour' [Chaired Session], European Architectural History Network, Tallinn, Estonia, 13-16 June 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Art / Activism / Community / Nation', Building Stronger and More Stable Neighborhoods In Europe and North America Conference, Indiana University Berlin Gateway / IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Berlin, 8 June 2018.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Extra Illustrations by Charles Robert Cockerell and James Cavanah Murphy from Collections at the Gennadius Library Athens and Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven', The Unique Copy: Extra-Illustration, Word and Image, and Print Culture, Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel, Germany, 24-25 May 2018.
  • Conor Lucey, 'James Malton's views of Dublin in context', National Gallery of Ireland, 20 May 2018.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Clouds, Blue Mountains and Black Bogs. The Ireland of Paul Henry',  The Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry, 15 May 2018. 
  • Conor Lucey, 'Town houses: Classicism and the building world', English Architecture 1690-1750: To Be or Not To Be Palladian, University of Oxford, 12 May 2018.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Personality crisis? Public architecture in 18th-century Ireland', Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Queen's University Belfast, 30 April 2018.
  • Lynda Mulvin, (chair & paper) 'Presenting new approaches to virtual museum exhibitions: CEMEC ‘Connecting Early Medieval Museum' Collection of Europe', Virtual Heritage Network (VHN) Conference, Royal Irish Academy, 12-13 April 2018.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Magnificent Some of Pompeii and the Roman World', Eithne Ryan Classics Lecture, Alexandra College, Dublin, 12 April 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Plenary speaker & panellist, Public History & the Archive Seminar, NUI Galway, 11 April 2018.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Redefining Creative Outcomes in CEMEC ‘Connecting Early Medieval Museum Collection of Europe’, Redefining Creativity in a connected world workshop, Unexpected Collaborations: Forging new connections between Heritage and Innovation, Near and Far, Creativity and Purpose: Culture Summit 2018, Abu Dhabi, 9 April 2018.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Social transvestitism and the eighteenth-century building world: the case of the Macaroni Bricklayer', Association for Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art and King's College London, 5-7 April 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Public art & memory: commemorating contested histories in contemporary Ireland', Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 20 March 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, co-organizer & chair, Collecting the Future (Irish Museums Association Annual Conference), Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh, 2-3 March 2018.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Harry Clarke and the new Ireland', Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Tralee, 27 February 2018.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, ‘Set in stone? The Politics of Public Statues’, National Museum of Ireland, 27 January 2018.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Denise Scott Brown and Zaha Hadid: From Periphery to the Centre', (Keynote) Women Architects and Politics in the Long 20th Century: Biographies, Buildings, Ideologies, Memories conference, German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt, 18 January 2018.

  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'New Perspectives on world architectural history', World Histories of Architecture conference, Leiden, 29 November 2017.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘Unmeaning ornament and the eighteenth-century interior', The Art of Ornament: meanings, archetypes, forms and uses, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 23-25 November 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Expanding the Canon: Women in Architecture', Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 20 November 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Remembering Modernism in Germany: Berlin versus the Ruhrgebiet', School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 17 November 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'The West of Ireland & Modern Art: The role of Ernie & Helen O'Malley', Custom House Studios, Westport, 16 November 2017.
  • Pat Cooke, 'Global reach, local responsibility: the role of city museums in a globalised world', Belt and Road: New Space for Urban Development, New Motivation for Cultural Development, Institute of Literature, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), 12 November 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Poverty, Photography, Performance: Eviction and Intermediality in the late 19th century’, Photography / Archives / Ireland Conference, DIT, 3 November 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Architecture and the Single Woman: Zaha Hadid versus Denise Scott-Brown’, Single Lives 2017: 200 Year of Independent Women in Literature and Popular Culture Conference, UCD, 13 October 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Ernie O’Malley, Irish art and the West of Ireland', Castlebar Cultural Festival, Castlebar, 7 October 2017.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Powdering rooms and water closets: marketing home comforts in Georgian Dublin', Home comforts: the physical and emotional meanings of home in Europe, 1650-1900, Manchester Metropolitan University, 5-6 October 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'From Witness to Spectacle: Encountering Irish Eviction in the 19th Century', Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society, 21 September 2017.
  • Lynda Mulvin, ‘Ireland and Europe Transmission and cultural exchange’, Forum Kunst des Mittelalters: 360° – Verortung, Entgrenzung, Globalisierung, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, 20-23 September 2017.
  • Lynda Mulvin, co-chair, Exchange and Entaglement II: Netzwerke des Austausches: Transfer- und Austausch- prozesse von den Rändern Europas auf den Kontinent – von der Spätantike bis ins Hochmittelalter, Forum Kunst des Mittelalters: 360° – Verortung, Entgrenzung, Globalisierung, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, 20-23 September 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Introductory Remarks: Points of Departure: International Perspectives on Irish Modernism’, Dictators and Degenerates: Modernism, Fascism and the Pursuit of Culture Conference, HII, Hugh Lane Gallery, 14 September 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Architecture as a Fine Art: The Implications for the Writing of Architectural History', (Keynote) International Symposium of World Architecture History Teaching and Research, South China University, 9-10 September 2017.
  • John Loughman, 'Doors and corridors: Samuel van Hoogstraten's artistic dialogue with his contemporaries', Vermeer & the Masters of Genre Painting Conference, National Gallery of Ireland, 9 September 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Modernism as Memory: Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany', Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, 7 September 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Painting Modernity: Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and Modern Ireland', Symposium Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry Contrasting Visions of Ireland, Hunt Museum, 6 September 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'An Alien in Wexford: Harry Furniss and Ireland', Graphic Satire and the UK in the Long 19th Century Conference, University of Nottingham, 5 September 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'The Gate-way at Dromana', India and Ireland: Art, architecture, and the intrepid traveller, Dromana House, 3 September 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Public monument-making and diasporic memory: Famine commemorative cultures in Ireland and Ukraine', European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies Biennial Conference, A Coruna, Spain, 1 September 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'A Mountain Top of Our Own. George Russell, visual art and modern Ireland', AE we OU Symposium, United Arts Club, Dublin, 26 August 2017.
  • Nicola Figgis, 'Envisioning Art and Architecture of Ireland', Arlis UK and Ireland Art Libraries Society, Dublin Conference, [R]evolution: Re-imagining the Art Library, Royal Irish Academy, 14 July 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, speaker at 'AE at 150 | a conversation on George Russell’s life and art', National Gallery of Ireland, 22 June 2017.
  • John Loughman, 'Vermeer & the representation of women', National Gallery of Ireland, 18 June 2017.
  • Carla Briggs, 'Margaret Clarke's Nude', National Gallery of Ireland, 13 June 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Irish Famine Visuality & Commemoration', Empire, Colonialism and Famine in Comparative Perspective conference, Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Kyiv, Ukraine, 7 June 2017.
  • Conor Lucey, ‘Dublin's mid-century building madness in the news media’, annual conference of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, Royal Irish Academy, 7-9 June 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Plenary address, Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Glasgow, 8 June 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGeRald, 'Picturing Irish Poverty: Technology, Visual Culture, and Irish Social Life in the Long 19th Century', Humanities Institute Seminar Series, UCD, 15 May 2017.
  • Carla Briggs, 'Margaret Clarke RHA as a History Painter', National Gallery of Ireland, 14 May 2017.
  • Philip Cottrell, 'The Appreciation of Genre Scenes by Caravaggio's Followers', Study Morning: Low Life as High Art, National Gallery of Ireland, 29 April 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'The Ordinary as Extraordinary: Modern Sacred Architecture in Germany, the United States, and Japan', Modern Architecture and the Sacred, Cambridge, 21-22 April 2017.
  • Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, Panellist & Chair, 2023: Future Retrospectives Conference, organized by the Arts Council of Ireland reflecting on Art:2016 Centenary Commissions, Dublin, 4 April 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Seeing Irish Eviction: Photography, the Magic Lantern, and Intermediality in the 19th Century’, American Conference of Irish Studies, Kansas City, 31 March 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Irish Women and the Visual Arts: The Legacy of Sarah Purser’, Women in India and Ireland: Colonialism, Resistance and Feminist Representations, JNU, Dehli, 29-30 March 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'George Russell and the Role of Visual Art in the New Ireland', Armagh County Museum, 29 March 2017.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Bauhäusler in America: Albers, Breuer, Gropius, Moholy-Nagy, and Mies', IIT Kanpur, 27 March 2017.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Religious landscapes, identity and entangled decoration: a question of colonialism?', Space and Settlement VIII conference, TCD, 25 March 2017.
  • Nicola Figgis, 'Art in an Age of Progress', Dublin Business School, 16 March 2017.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Smoke and mirrors and the magic of Czech Baroque Architecture', Czech Embassy Dublin, 15 March 2017.
  • John Loughman, 'The Milk of Human Kindness: Representations of Roman Charity by Dirck van Baburen and his Netherlandish Contemporaries', Caravaggio and Caravaggism: Third-Level Study Day, National Gallery of Ireland, 4 March 2017.
  • Philip Cottrell, 'The Denial of St Peter by the Pensionante del Saraceni', Caravaggio and Caravaggism: Third-Level Study Day, National Gallery of Ireland, 4 March 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Known Unknowns: Irish Museums Survey 2016', Irish Museums Association Annual Conference 2017, 3-4 March 2017.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Irish 3D Medieval objects digitised', CEMEC Transnational Meeting, Hugarian National Museum, Budapest, 28 February 2017.
  • Carla Briggs, 'Margaret Clarke RHA: an artist in her own right', Newry and Mourne Museum, 16 February 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'The Geneva Window', Richmond Barracks, 16 January 2017.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Artists' Roundtable, The Museum of August Destiny, The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, 7 January 2017.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Out of Step: the art of Michael Kane', Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 12 January 2017.

  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Curator’s talk, The Museum of August Destiny, The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, 13 December 2016.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, ‘The Reception of the Bauhaus since 1996’, Bauhaus Dessau, 4 December 2016.
  • Conor Lucey, 'Advertising house and home in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world', annual conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, Maynooth University, 25-26 November 2016.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'From West to East: mobility and migration and the dynamics of Celtic aesthetics', Migration und Baukultur von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart conference, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 23-25 November 2016.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'The Persistence of Vision: picturing eviction in the nineteenth century', National Gallery of Ireland, 24 November 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'The Artist as Witness', Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 13 November 2016.
  • Pat Cooke, 'The art of interpreting dark or challenging history’, Incarcerated Bodies Conference, Kilmainham Gaol, 13 November 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Art and Uncertainty: painting in Ireland 1912-1932', National Gallery of Ireland, 10 November 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Unfinished Business: The Dublin Municipal Gallery of Modern Art and the Irish Free State’, ACIS (American Canadian Irish Studies) regional conference, NYU, 29 October 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'A Dissenting Eye: the work of William Orpen', Kilmacud Historical Society, 13 October 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Hugh Lane: mausoleum or museum?', Making Memory: material and visual culture of commemoration in Ireland since 1800, National Gallery of Ireland and NCAD, 13-15 October, 2016.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Famine Memory and its industries: a social history of remembrance', Making Memory: material and visual culture of commemoration in Ireland since 1800, National Gallery of Ireland and NCAD, 13-15 October, 2016
  • Róisín Kennedy, ‘W.B. Yeats and the Role of Visual Culture in Free State Ireland’, W.B. Yeats: Art Writing and Righting Art, Trinity Long Room Hub, 8 October 2016.
  • Conor Lucey, '‘Vulgar builders as polite decorators’, Towards a Cultural History of the Decorator', Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art et les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 7-8 October 2016.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Invention of Modern Memory in Cold War Berlin', De Paul University, Chicago, 5 October 2016.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'From Chicago to Berlin and Back Again', Chicago - Metropolis Doctoral Methods Seminar, IIT Architecture, Chicago, 4 October 2016.
  • Lynda Mulvin, CEMEC Connecting Early Medieval European Collections "Crossroads: Irish Contributions to 3D Documentation, work in progress", Transnational colloquium, University of Jaen, Spain, 29-30 September 2016.
  • John Loughman, 'Rembrandt: experimental etcher', National Gallery of Ireland, 18 September 2016.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Maximizing’ Diaspora: Historical Memory and Migration Heritage in Recession Ireland’, The Collapse of Memory - Memory of Collapse Conference, Baltic Borderlands, Lund University, Sweden, 21 September 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'The Carroll's Prize at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art', Study Morning – Irish Exhibitions of Modern Art in the 1960s, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 9 September 2016.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, 'Making the Museum of August Destiny', After the Rising, After the Somme: Reflections on Commemoration in 2016 Conference, Maynooth University, 8 September 2016.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald,'Stories of Old through the Technology of Diasporic Irish Heritage-Making after 2008’,  Locating and Dislocating Memory Conference, COST NETWORK: In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe, UCD, 2 September 2016.
  • Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Opening plenary panel, 'Famine memory-making and its malcontents: or, the trouble with trauma', Locating and Dislocating Memory Conference, COST NETWORK: In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe, UCD, 1 September 2016.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Some Recent Observations on the Construction and Decoration of Cormac’s Cormac’s Chapel, Cashel', Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI Maynooth, 1 July 2016.
  • Lynda Mulvin, 'Leonardo's Cities: Florence, Milan, Rome', National Gallery of Ireland, 29 May 2016.
  • Philip Cottrell, 'Leonardo and the Italian Renaissance', National Gallery of Ireland, 15 May 2016.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Keynote, Back to the City: Urbanism, Density and Housing 1976-2016, Lighthouse, Glasgow, 5/6 May 2016.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Women on the Move: Denise Scott-Brown and Zaha Hadid',  Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, 19 April 2016.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Darmstadt in Context: Architecture and Design Reform c 1900', International ICOMOS conference on the application for World Heritage of the Artist’s Colony Mathildenhohe Darmstadt, Darmstadt, 17 April 2016.
  • Pat Cooke, 'Remembering the 75th anniversary of the 1916 Rising during its centenary', 16 on 16 conference, Dun Laoghaire Public Library, 16 April 2016.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Sonia Delaunay: Media or Message?', Association of Art Historians, Edinburgh, 8 April 2016.
  • Pat Cooke, 'Patrick Pearse: The Victorian Gael', South Kilkenny Historical Society, 31 March 2016.
  • Pat Cooke, 'Patrick Pearse: The Victorian Gael', National Museum of Ireland, 28 March 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Jack B. Yeats and the Era of Revolution', RHA Gallery, 28 March 2016.
  • Pat Cooke, panelist, Non-Violent Resistance: Irreverence and counter-discourse as subversive weapons in Irish Culture conference, DCU, 11 March 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Art and Rebellion in Ireland', Crawford Gallery Cork, 4 March 2016.
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, 'Architecture since 1400', L’Association des Historiens de l’Architecture, L’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris, 3 March 2016.
  • Pat Cooke, 'Ireland’s national cultural institutions in the contemporary world: crystallising national identity and acknowledging cultural diversity in the twenty-first century', The Role of National Museums in (Re)Negotiating National Identity symposium, Chester Beatty Library, 12 February 2016.
  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Irish Art in a Time of Revolution', National Gallery of Ireland, 1 March 2016.
  • Pat Cooke, 'On Arts in Health Manifestos', (introductory presentation & session chair), Art and Health Conference, The LAB. 29 January 2016.
  • Philip Cottrell, 'Taken in for questioning: Caravaggio at the National Gallery of Ireland', National Gallery of Ireland, 28 February 2016.
  • Nicola Figgis, 'Portraiture in the late 18th and early 19th centuries', National Gallery of Ireland, 31 January 2016.

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