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Christine Casey

Dr. Christine Casey

Associate 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. I am currently leading an IRC New Horizons interdisciplinary research project entitled ‘Making Victorian Dublin’. Focused on the Museum Building at Trinity College Dublin this joint project with the Department of Geology is exploring the role of materials and craftsmanship in Dublin’s Victorian architecture. I welcome research students on the history of Irish and European architecture in the early modern period.

Selected Publications

  • 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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Teaching

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
Email: caseych@tcd.ie


Last updated 22 August 2017 arthist@tcd.ie.