Digital Repository of Ireland
I am a historian of business and oral history practitioner with extensive experience in project management, social media marketing and academic publishing. I currently work as a senior programme manager with the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. My role is Project Lead on DRI's Atlantic Philanthropies' Archive project. This collaborative public history project weaves historical, archival and participatory research methods to create a series of digital exhibitions of business records and oral history reflections that highlight the work and accomplishment of Atlantic’s grantees across the island of Ireland since 1987. (More: http://dri.ie/dri-launches-atlantic-philanthropies-archives-project)
I was previously Project Creative Lead for Inspiring Ireland 1916, DRI's award-winning flagship digital cultural heritage website for the official 1916 Centenary commemorations (www.inspiring-ireland.ie)
I hold an honours B.A. from Trinity College Dublin where I also earned my Ph.D from the School of Histories and Humanities. 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.
I am a member of the Oral History Network of Ireland, the American Conference of Irish Studies and the Irish Modern Urban History Group. I am the 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 that will apply to institutional holders of user data from May 2018.
|Areas of expertise||
Irish studies; business history; public history; oral history; academic publishinghistory of philanthropy; 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;
Caroline M. B. McGee (Professional Historian)
Ph.D., School of Histories and Humanities,
Current position (2017 – )
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 – date
2016 – PRESENT
2011 – date
‘“Fr. McNamara…says he shall denounce us to all the priests in the Diocese!”: 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 (in press).
'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 (forthcoming)
'“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