Public Lectures and Conference Papers

  • Róisín Kennedy, 'Harry Clarke and the new Ireland', Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Tralee, 27 February 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, GlobalisierungHumboldt-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, GlobalisierungHumboldt-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', (intorductory 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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