About me

Member Details

Full Name

Rachel Murphy

Membership Type

Professional Historian

Experience

Education

PhD History & Digital Humanities (University College Cork)
MA History of Family (University of Limerick)
BA English Language and Literature (University of Oxford)
H.Dip. Geographical Information Systems (University College Cork)
Adv.Dip. Local History (University of Oxford)
Certificate in Genealogy (University College Dublin)

Employment

Postdoctoral Researcher, Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures, University College Cork
Research Assistant, Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures, University College Cork
GIS Research Assistant, Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Maynooth University

Consultancy work

Researcher, Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Royal Irish Academy (2013-14)
Intern, Cultura Project, Trinity College Dublin (July-September 2013)

Management & Administrative experience

Prior to undertaking my PhD I worked for 20 years in management and marketing roles for companies including Eneclann, eBay, PayPal, Accenture and Lloyds of London

Teaching

MA Local History UCC
Workshop: Digital Tools and Technologies for Local Historians
Module HI6031 Local History Research: Sources and Methods
seminar on Land, Politics and Society: 1850-1901

Outreach activities

'West Cork Fisheries, 1700-1920'
Cork Harbour Festival 2017
St. Peter's Church, Cork (June 2017)

Committees & Associations

Member of Irish Historic Towns Atlas Editorial Committee, Digital Working Group (January 2015 – current)

Student representative, Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland (2013-2015)

Awards

4-year PRTLI 5 funded PhD studentship (2011-2015)

Group for the study of Irish Historic Settlement Student Bursary (2014)

Travel bursary of US$ 1,000 to attend workshop ‘Taking TEI Further: Transforming and Publishing TEI’ at Brown University, USA (2012)

Publications

Book Chapters

'Lady Charlotte Stopford: A Lady of Leisure?' in Leann Lane and William Murphy (eds.), Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century (Liverpool University Press, 2016)

Peer Reviewed Journals

Ronan Foley and Rachel Murphy 'Visualising a Spatial Archive: GIS, Digital Humanities, and Relational Space' in Breac, a Digital Journal of Irish Studies, October 2015

Electronic Publications

‘Digital History – Some Tools and Techniques’
in Digital Arts and Humanities: Scholarly Reflections
(ed. James O’Sullivan), 2012

Reviews

​Review of Maria Luddy and James M. Smith (eds.) 'Children, Childhood and Irish Society, 1500 to the Present' in Children & Society, Volume 30, Issue 4, July 2016, pp 335–336

Review of Vandra Costello, 'Irish demesne landscapes, 1660–1740' in Eighteenth Century Ireland, Volume 30 (2015)

Other

'Space, Place and Community on the Courtown Estate, 1650-1931' in Newsletter of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, No. 19, 2014-15

‘Griffith’s Valuation as a Source for Irish Family History‘
in Irish Roots, No.3 2011