I am a public and cultural historian with a particular interest in business history, the economy of arts production, religious architecture and oral history. I have extensive experience in project management, social media marketing and academic publishing. I have designed award-winning flagship digital cultural heritage resources for Trinity College Dublin and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. (See: http://www.gothicpast.com; http://www.inspiring-ireland.ie and http://dri.ie/dri-launches-atlantic-philanthropies-archives-project)
I hold an honours B.A. from Trinity College Dublin where I also earned my Ph.D for my award-winning study of British and German church art businesses in nineteenth-century Ireland. I have lectured widely on Irish history, art, and architecture at national and international venues; I have also published and presented on national and international media about these topics.
I am experienced in corporate governance of cultural heritage organisations, currently as Treasurer and Executive Committee of IAPH.
Additionally, I am a full member of the following networks: American Conference of Irish Studies, Construction History Society, Economic History Society, Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Irish Modern Urban History Group, Oral History Network of Ireland.
In 2018 I was appointed to the volunteer role of Irish Public History Explorer for the International Federation for Public History – La Fédération internationale pour l'histoire publique, responsible for curating information on a monthly basis about public history news, events, conferences and publications taking place in Ireland.
I have acted as an advisor to and designer of public history projects and as a mentor to early-career researchers working in these fields. I am also knowledgeable about data protection and EU GDPR standards.
|Areas of expertise||
Irish studies; business history; public history; oral history; academic publishing; economic history; social history; religious history; 19th century history; 20th century history; 21st century history; art history; architectural history; arts patronage; medieval history; church furnishings; stained glass; metadata; digital preservation; digital humanities; social media; radio; history matters; technology; teaching resources; e-learning; cultural heritage; cultural tourism; Ireland; Britain; United States; Australia; New Zealand;
Dr. Caroline M. B. McGee (Professional Historian)
Ph.D., School of Histories and Humanities,
2017 – 18
2011 – 2016
2010 – 2011
June – September 2013
|Management & Administrative experience||
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
• Additional Role: Library Sub-committee Convenor
2000 – 2009
2013 – 2015
2010 – 2012
Lectures & Presentations
The Atlantic Philanthropies Archive Project
March: Presentation on Inspiring Ireland 1916
2015 – 2016
|Committees & Associations||
IAPH Committee (2017 – date)
Council Member, (Library Committee Co-Ordinator),
Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (2013)
2018 – PRESENT
2016 – PRESENT
2011 – PRESENT
'Power, patronage and the production of Catholic material culture in nineteenth-century Ireland’ in Figures of Authority in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Ingelbein, Raphaël and Galavan, Susan (eds.), Liverpool University Press, 2020 (June 2020).
'William Pearse: A Spiritual Thing', in '"The End of All Things Earthly": Faith Profiles of the 1916 Leaders', (Dublin, 2016)
‘Visiting 19th-century artists to Ireland” in Painters & Painting 1600 – 1900: Art & Architecture of Ireland, Volume II, ed. Nicola Figgis, (Dublin, 2014)
‘A noble Church in the most Catholic quarter of a bitterly Protestant and Presbyterian city: communicating religious identity in West Belfast at the turn of the twentieth century’ in Belfast: the emerging city, 1850 – 1914, ed. Olwen Purdue, (Dublin, 2012)
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
' Inspiring Ireland: Building History, Making Memory’, Eire-Ireland Journal of Irish Studies: Special Issue – Ireland and the Contemporary, No 52, Numbers 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2017
'“A Reverence Peculiarly its Own”: the Boys' Chapel at Clongowes Wood College', Studies: an Irish Quarterly Review, v. 103, no. 412, Winter, 2014/2015.
‘"A courageous adventure in the medium": Review of Nicola Gordon Bowe's biography of 'Wilhelmina Geddes: life and work', Artefact : journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians, no. 8, 2016.
Curated and managed Twitter account for @gothicpast posting about Irish medieval architecture and sculpture