Elaine Sisson (Professional Historian)
MA: College of William and Mary in Virginia
I am a Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire. I am also the co-Chair for the BA in Design for Stage and Screen at the National Film School, IADT.
Historical Consultant: Exhibitions and catalogues; GPO Witness permanent exhibition, Ouroboros Theatre Company, Project Arts Centre. Documentaries for television: RTE (Life Before the Rising; A Man Young and Old; Fanatic Heart); TG4 (The GAA; Seachtar na Casca; Cuchulainn (Mind the Gap Films);
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I am a senior academic at IADT with experience in art and design education including operational academic management, validation processes, programmatic and institutional review, strategic and curriculum development, teaching and learning, programme co-ordination, and securing research funding. I have a track record in leading institutional change and identifying strategic pathways for development. In 2008 under PRTLI V I was one of the founders of the Graduate School for Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM). Seconded full-time to GradCAM as a key member of the start-up team we implemented a research strategy, recruited graduate students, wrote and developed strategic documentation, and developed external academic and industry links.
Irish visual and material culture; costume and theatre design history; history of stage and screen; Shakespeare on screen; research methods in art and design; critical writing. Postgraduate supervision in the areas of Animation and Film History, Performance and Theatre History, Costume and Production Design, Gender and Popular Culture; Irish Modernism; Cultural Politics and the Visual Arts
Delivered public lectures on history for Heritage Week, the Festival of History, National Commemoration (RTE/Dublin City Council); The Road to the Rising (RTE/Dublin City Council), Crinniu na Casca (Dublin City Council); 1916 Programme Laois County Libraries, the National Gallery of Ireland, Magill Summer School, Parnell Summer School, Hugh Lane Gallery, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Pearse Museum, Dublin Design Week, Mendicity Institution
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Member of the Historical Studies Committee at the Royal Irish Academy
Delta Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, National Forum for Teaching and Learning, 2018
Curator: DL5-8 ArtsFest: five weeks of free public events run in conjunction with GradCAM and DLRCoCo