Digital Repository of Ireland
I am a senior programme manager with the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. My present role is Project Lead on DRI's Atlantic Philanthropies' Archive project, an exciting forthcoming series of digital exhibitions that highlight the impact and reach of The Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation's grantmaking activities in Ireland since the 1980s. (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 and 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||
Digital cultural heritage project design
Irish studies; social history; history of philanthropy; economic 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 McGee (Professional Historian)
Ph.D., School of Histories and Humanities,
Current position (2017 – )
2011 – 2016
2010 – 2011
June – September 2013
|Management & Administrative experience||
• Additional Role: Library Sub-committee Convenor
2000 – 2009
2013 – 2015
2010 – 2012
Lectures & Presentations
2015 – 2016
|Committees & Associations||
Council Member, (Library Committee Co-Ordinator),
Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (2013)
Volunteer career advisor
Webmaster/Social media marketing
'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.