Historian and Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). IAPH Executive Committee (Treasurer). Extensive experience in research, public speaking (national and international), digital exhibitions design, and project management at TCD and the Royal Irish Academy. Research interests: business history, economy of arts production, religious art and architecture, digital heritage design, and oral history. Current project: monograph on the visual transformation of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish church interiors. Previously published in Ireland, Belgium, England, and the United States. Digital cultural heritage portfolio includes ‘Inspiring Ireland 1916′, a public history initiative for the Irish Government’s Decade of Centenaries (2016). ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3927-5955
|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. McGee (Professional Historian)
Ph.D., School of Histories and Humanities,
2019 – 2020
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
2020 – 2024
2019 – 2020
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, Ed. Ingelbein, Raphaël and Galavan, Susan Liverpool University Press, 2020.
"Stained Glass in Ireland" in The Dynamics of Religious Reform in Church, State and Society in Northern Europe, c. 1780-c.1920 : Material Reform, Ed. De Mayer, Jan and Magry, Peter Jan, Leuven University Press, 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||
Spaces of Irish Catholicism: splendour and transnational art industry, Journal of Victorian Culture, 2020, (25), 4.
' 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