About me




I am a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge, in the second year of my PhD. In 2014-15 I will be taking up a visiting Fulbright fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Areas of expertise

Urban history
Architectural history
Irish 19C political history

Member Details

Full Name

Richard J. Butler (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



Secular & Domestic: George Gilbert Scott and the Master’s Lodge of St John’s College, Cambridge (Esson, 2013)

Book Chapters

‘Landscapes and architecture: the Cork & Bandon railway today,’ in The Cork, Bandon & South Coast Railway. To be published in early 2015.

Peer Reviewed Journals

‘British solutions to Irish problems: Representations of Ireland in the British architectural press, 1837-53,’ in Victorian Periodicals Review, peer-reviewed. Accepted for publication in early 2015.

‘Cork’s courthouses, the landed elite and the Rockite rebellion: architectural responses to agrarian violence, 1820-27’, in Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century, peer-reviewed. Accepted for publication in mid-2015.

‘Architecture and the triumph of Catholic Ireland: a case-study of church building in rural Ireland, 1953-55,’ Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, vol. 120. Accepted for publication in June 2015.

‘The Anglo-Indian architect Walter Sykes George (1881-1962): a Modernist follower of Lutyens,’ Architectural History, vol. 55 (2012).

Other Journals

‘Bagenalstown Court House (1826)’, Carloviana. To be published in early 2015.

‘Bantry Library (1962-74), County Cork,’ History Ireland, vol. 21, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 2013).

‘George Gilbert Scott and the University of Bombay,’ The Victorian (July 2011).