|Areas of expertise||
Ann Wilson has published articles on the imagery and decoration of neo Gothic Irish churches, the work of the Irish sculptor Seamus Murphy, Arts and Crafts and Revivalism in Catholic Church Decoration, the phenomenon of the Templemore Bleeding Statues in 1920 and the representation of Irish Catholic material culture in fiction. Her current research interests focus mainly on the social role of Revivalist and mass-produced popular Catholic imagery in Ireland, and on the representational and communicative functions of picture postcards in early twentieth-century Ireland.
Ann Wilson (Professional Historian)
Lecturer in Design History and Visual Culture, Media Communications Department, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork Institute of Technology.
(2006) [with Dr David Lawrence] The Cathedral of Saint Fin Barre at Cork, William Burges in Ireland, Dublin, Four Courts Press
(2015) ‘The material and visual culture of the construction of Irish Catholic identity: Saint Colman’s Cathedral, Queenstown, County Cork’ in Material Religion in Modern Britain, edited by Timothy Jones and Lucinda Matthews-Jones, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan 2015.
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
(2015) ‘Constructions of Irishness in a collection of early 20th century picture postcards’, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies.
(2007) ‘The Gothic Revival in Ireland: St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)’, Antiphon, 11.2, 2007, pp. 14-42