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Dr Billy Shortall

Ryan, Gallagher, Kennedy Research Fellow on the Cuala Press Project, Schooner Foundation.

This project facilitates research on the operation of the Cuala Press from 1908 to 1946 and its earlier incarnation, the Dun Emer Press since 1903. The Library of Trinity College holds much of the business archive of the Press and a significant collection of artist-designed, hand-printed and hand-coloured Cuala Press prints, dating from the early 1900s. These prints have been conserved, catalogued and photographed. Working with Dr. Angela Griffith, Director of the Irish Art Research Centre, TCD, I will develop new scholarship on Cuala Press prints to accompany the artist works on the Virtual Trinity Library platform. In addition an academic conference and publication will be delivered.

Most recently I was a visiting fellow at Notre Dame University. I previously worked on the Seeing Ireland project, a joint development of a virtual recreation of the Irish Race Congress in Paris in 1922 between the Trinity Long Room Hub and TRIARC. The Congress website and associated art exhibition are accessible at

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Dr Billy Shortall
Department of the History of Art and Architecture
Irish Arts Research Centre
Provost's Stables
Trinity College
Dublin 2.