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Christine Casey

Professor Christine Casey

Professor in Architectural History

Research interests

I am an architectural historian with a particular interest in the relationship of architecture and decoration and the role of craftsmanship in architectural production. My research has developed from an initial focus on Irish eighteenth-century architecture to a broader interest in European early modern architecture. In  2019 I received an Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Award for a four-year project entitled ‘Craft value: the agency and impact of craftsmanship in the architecture of Britain and Ireland, 1680-1780’. This research will explore the relationship between design and making and aims to produce the first over-arching study of the relationship of architecture and craftsmanship in early modern Britain and Ireland.

Selected Publications

  • Christine Casey and Patrick Wyse Jackson editors, The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, 2019) 386pp.
  • Making magnificence: architects, stuccatori and the eighteenth-century interior, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2017
  • Christine Casey & Conor Lucey(eds), Decorative plasterwork in Ireland and Europe, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2012,266pp.
  • C. Casey ed., The eighteenth-century Dublin town house (Dublin, 2010) xxiii + pp.286
  • C. Casey, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Louth, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (Dublin, 2008) 132pp
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  • C. Casey, Dublin (New Haven & London, 2005) 756pp
  • C. Casey, Newly discovered building accounts for Charlemont House and the Casino at Marino’,, Apollo, CXL, (448), 1999, p42 – 50
  • C. Casey, 'A Dublin pirate at the Huntington', Huntington Library Quarterly,, 61, (1), 1999, p93 – 99
  • C. Casey, 'The Regency House in Ireland', The Regency Great House, Oxford University, edited by Malcolm Airs , University of Oxford, 1998, pp39 - 48
  • C. Casey, De architectura: an Irish eighteenth-century gloss, Architectural History, xxxv, 1994, p80 - 95
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All of my teaching is in architectural history and historiography. For junior freshmen I deliver a survey course in European architecture. Two current optional courses cover respectively Italian architecture 1400-1680 and European architecture 1800-2000. My senior sophister class on Irish architecture and ornament relates directly to current research and involves the students directly in developing the topic. Current post-graduate students are working on Irish architectural topics of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Dr. Casey on the TCD Research Support System

Contact Details

Department of the History of Art and Architecture,,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.

Telephone: 00 353 1 8963396
Fax: 00 353 1 8961438