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Key members of the Environmental Humanities Initiatives at the Trinity Long Room Hub

Professor Poul Holm

Trinity Long Room Hub Professor of Humanities, Dr.Phil (Aarhus 1991), MA (Aalborg 1979), R (Knight of the Order of Dannebrog 2008), President of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres, Director of the Irish Structured PhD Programme in Digital Arts and Humanities, School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Research interests: environmental humanities, translational humanities and maritime history.Click on link to view Professor Poul Holm speak on Ocean Environmental History

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Dr Charles Travis

Research Fellow, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dr. Phil. (Geography, Trinity College Dublin, 2006), MA (Geography & Planning, University of Toledo, 1999), MA (Mass Communication / Journalism, Bowling Green State University, 1991), BA (Psychology, Toledo, 1987)

Research interests: human geography, geographical information systems, digital humanities, environmental humanities

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Joanne D’Arcy

Project Officer, Trinity Long Room Hub

Joanne is the project officer for the Environmental Humanities projects at TCD. Joanne brings corporate communications and university administration experience to this role.

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Dr Marisa Ronan

Research Fellow, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dr. Phil. (American Studies, University College Dublin, 2009), MA (American Literature, University College Dublin, 2004), BA (Sociology & English, University College Dublin, 2003)

Research interests: religion and environmental humanities, American studies, public humanities, STEAM (STEM+Art).

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Dr Francis Ludlow

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, 2016-2018, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, PhD (Geography, Trinity College Dublin, 2011), P.Dip.Stats. (Trinity College Dublin, 2005), BA (Geography & Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2003).

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Dr Katja Bruisch

Assistant Professor in Modern Environmental History (Trinity College Dublin, since 2016), Research Fellow (German Historical Institute Moscow, 2010 - 2016), Phd (Eastern European History, University of Goettingen, 2013); MA (Eastern European History and Economics, University of Goettingen, 2008).

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Dr Kieran Rankin

Dr Kieran Rankin is a political and historical geographer, currently working as Research Fellow on the ERC Advanced Grant funded 'NorFish - North Atlantic Fisheries: An Environmental History, 1400-1700' project based at the School of Histories and Humanities.

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Dr Dara Fleming-Farrell

Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Humanities, working on the ERC funded 'North Atlantic Fisheries: An Environmental History 1400-1700' project. PhD (Digital Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, 2016), MSc (Forensic Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, 2010), BA (Ancient History and Archaeology, Trinity College Dublin, 2008).

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Dr Ruth Brennan

Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Humanities, School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. PhD (Social Ecology, University of Aberdeen 2015), MSc (Coastal and Ocean Policy, University of Plymouth 2007), Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (The Law Society, 2000), Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (The College of Law of England and Wales, London, 1998), LL.B (Hons.) (Law, Trinity College Dublin, 1997), Trinity College Dublin Scholar (1995) .

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Patrick Hayes

PhD Candidate, Research Assistant, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD

Completed a Master's in Early Modern History at TCD in 2015, and is currently a research assistant for Professor Poul Holm, compiling and organising an extensive digital library for the ERC Advanced Grant project.

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Al Matthews

PhD Candidate, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD

Joined Centre for Environmental Humanities in June 2016 working on the North Atlantic Fisheries: an environmental History 1400-1700 project. Al completed his B.A. (Mod) from Trinity and Research M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics from Trinity in 2005 while recipient of Trinity Award form 2003-2005. Worked in the Financial Services from 2005 to 2016 as a Data Analyst.
Research interests: researching historical environmental data sources through Statistical analysis including computer programming.


Margaret Duff Garvey

PhD Candidate, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD

Margaret is a PhD Candidate in the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin, researching a strategic approach to the history of forestry resource management perspectives at the time of the foundation of the Irish State, particularly social and environmental aspects.

Research Interests: Natural resource management systems, history of forestry and maritime resource use, Irish history, land use, Irish maritime history.

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Richard Breen

Research Assistant, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD

Joined Centre for Environmental Humanities as a Research Assistant on the NorFish project in January 2017. Richard completed his Masters in Digital Humanities in Maynooth University in 2016. He has worked on the Letters of 1916 project as well as creating the Concorde40 Archive.

Research Interests: Digital Heritage practices, History, Musicology.

Ciara Gardiner

Student Assistant, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD

Ciara is engaged with a Two Subject Moderatorship in History and Russian. Her research areas of interest are mainly medieval with particular focus on settlement patterns.



Last updated 2 March 2017 History (Email).