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Outside the Box and Off the Wall: Research in Art History at TCD

Saturday 30th November

The Department hosted a special event for alumni and their guests on Saturday 30th November 2013 in the Emmet Theatre, TCD to celebrate the research activities of staff, research fellows and emeritus staff. A series of short research papers was presented from 2-4pm. This event displayed the exciting range of the Department's current research activity, from Eddie McParland's conservation work for the Irish Landmark Trust to Yvonne Scott's exploration of agendas in landscape art to Peter Cherry's emerging monograph on the portraits of Diego Velazquez. Special guest speaker: broadcaster and former model Marguerite McCurtin spoke about her memories of the Department in the 1980s. The event was followed by a wine reception. We were delighted to welcome so many alumni back to Trinity and the Department.

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View the invitation (PDF, 450kb)
View the poster/programme (PDF, 4.3mb)


  • Laura Cleaver, Under the covers
  • Christine Casey, On the ceiling
  • Yvonne Scott, Blue skying
  • Angela Griffith, Virtues of the virtual
  • Eddie McParland, Ivory towers and granite lighthouses
  • Rachel Moss, Herding cats
  • Peter Cherry, News from Madrid
  • Philip McEvansoneya, Up the Nile
  • Ellen Rowley, Modernism by modest means
  • Marguerite MacCurtin, Memories of the Department

Event Format:

  • 1.30 Registration
  • 1.45 Launch of proceedings
  • 2.00 Presentations
  • 3.00 Pause (with chocolates!)
  • 3.10 Presentations
  • 3.45 Questions and answers
  • 4.00 Wine reception

Last updated 3 December 2013