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Dr. Christine Casey

Christine Casey

Senior lecturer in Architectural History

Research interests

I am an architectural historian with a particular interest in architecture and ornament of the eighteenth century in Ireland and Britain. I am also keenly interested in the dissemination of architectural ideas through the medium of print. My research has developed from broad analysis of Irish architecture to a particular study of eighteenth-century architecture. I am currently exploring the relationship between architecture and ornament in the first half of the eighteenth century in Britain and Ireland with particular emphasis on the migrant European craftsmen who worked with architects such as James Gibbs, Giacomo Leoni and Richard Castle.

Selected publications

  • 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
  • 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


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

Last updated 6 July 2016