About me

Email

hendleyd@tcd.ie

Bio

I am a PhD candidate in the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, having previously earned my B.A. in English and History, as well as my M.A. in Medieval Studies, at University College Dublin. My doctoral research examines writers’ attitudes towards Ireland and its people during Plantagenet rule in England, c. 1169–c. 1272.

In addition to my doctoral research, I am currently academic researcher on a feature documentary examining the Irish political organisation the Society of United Irishmen.

Aside from my historical research, I am interested in academic governance, pedagogy, and public outreach.

Areas of expertise

My primary area of expertise is Anglo-Irish relations and history in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Additionally, I have specialist knowledge in a number of auxilliary areas including the history of interactions between the various peoples of medieval Ireland and Britain; and the intellectual thought which influenced the represention of foreigners within the contexts of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Europe.

I have also gained experience researching later periods in Irish history, including the seventeenth, eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (see my 'Experience' section for further details). As a historical consultant, I have completed extensive archival work on Henry Sheares (1753–1798) and John Sheares (1766–1798), United Irishmen and barristers who were executed for high treason on 14 July 1798.

Keywords

Ireland; England; Britain; medieval; identity; Angevins; Plantagenets; Anglo-Irish

Member Details

Full Name

Daryl Hendley Rooney

Membership Type

Graduate Historian

Experience

Education

Present – PhD, Trinity College Dublin
2016 – MA Medieval Studies, University College Dublin (NUI)
2015 – BA English and History, University College Dublin (NUI)

Employment

2019/20
Research Assistant, 'Widows in 17th Century Ireland' Project (PI: Prof. Jane Ohlmeyer), Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD

2016–2019
Corrector in Leaving Certificate English, The Institute of Education, Leeson St Lower

Consultancy work

Present
Academic Researcher, The United Irishmen Project (feature-length documentary)

2018
Private Commission, Singapore

Management & Administrative experience

2015–2018
Editorial Assistant, Early Medieval Europe (Academic journal, an imprint of John Wiley)

Teaching

2020/21
Tutor, Trinity Access Programmes Writing Resource Centre, TCD

2018/19
Lead Tutor, Trinity Access Programmes Writing Resource Centre, TCD;
Tutor in Medieval History, 'Kingship and Warfare: Ireland, 1000-1315', TCD

2015/16
Demonstrator in Applied Writing, DIT (now Technological University Dublin) Access Programme

Outreach activities

2018/19
Freiraum Ambassador, Trinity Access Programmes and the Goethe-Institut Irland

2017/18
Tutor, Scholars Ireland Programme, Trinity Access Programmes, TCD

Committees & Associations

Present
Member, Friends of Medieval Dublin;
Member, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland;
Member, Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland;
Graduate Member, Irish Association of Professional Historians;
Organising Committee Member, CARMEN Medievalists Network Annual Meeting, TCD

2019
Organising Committee Member, Borderlines XXIII: Sound and Silence in the Medieval and Early Modern World;
Organising Committee Member, Trinity HistoryCon 2.0

2018–2019
Organising Committee Member, Trinity HistoryCon

2017–2019
Marketing Advisor and Committee Member, Research to Empower Educational Leaders (REEL), Drumcondra Education Centre, DCU St Patrick's Campus

2017
Organising Committee Member, Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium

Awards

2019 – Cluff Memorial Studentship
2018 – Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute Residency 2018/19
2018 – Dean's Leadership Award in Volunteering
2017 – International Medieval Congress Travel Bursary
2015 – Erasmus Mundus Action II Israel Scholarship

Publications

Other Journals

'A letter from John Sheares to his sister, Julia', Journal of the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society [forthcoming]

Electronic Publications

'A Heroine of Irish Public Health: Dorothy Stopford Price and the BCG vaccination', Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute COVID-19 Crisis Blog, access here: https://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/media/news/articles/2020-09-16-DHR-Blog.php

‘A Return to 1169: The Seedbed of the Anglo-Irish Relationship’, researchMATTERS, access here: https://www.tcd.ie/research/researchmatters/daryl-hendley-rooney.php;

‘The Irish flag and identity politics during COVID-19’, IrishCentral, 29 April 2020, access here: https://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/others/irish-flag-identity-politics-covid-19