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Professor Christine Casey
Professor in Architectural History, History Of Art

Biography

Christine Casey is an international authority on the City of Dublin and on the early modern interior in Europe, Britain and Ireland. https://www.tcd.ie/History_of_Art/people/caseych.php She has held a series of international fellowships and awards and is currently the principal investigator on an IRC Advanced Laureate Award project CRAFTVALUE (www.craftvalue.org). She has published widely on Irish architecture including two volumes in the Yale University Press Buildings of Ireland series and has published a wide-ranging study of architecture and decoration in early modern Europe, Britain and Ireland (Making magnificence, Yale 2017) for which she received the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain in 2018. A member of the Royal Irish Academy and an honorary member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, she has served as a trustee, board and committee member on national organisations for architectural heritage including the Alfred Beit Trust, the Castletown Foundation, the Heritage Council, the Irish Architectural Archive and the Irish Georgian Society.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Christine Casey and Melanie Hayes, Enriching Architecture: Craft and its conservation in Anglo-Irish building production, 1660-1760, London, UCL Press, 2023, vii - 362pp Book, 2023 DOI

Enriching Architecture in, editor(s)Christine Casey & Melanie Hayes , Enriching Architecture: craft and its conservation in Anglo-Irish building production 1660-1760, London, 2023, pp1 - 13, [Christine Casey & Melanie Hayes] Book Chapter, 2023

Christine Casey, 'The dynamics of migrant craftsmanship in eighteenth-century Britain', Interpreting italians abroad conference volume, Interpreting italians abroad, Friedrich-Alexander Universitat, Erlangen-Nurnberg, 23rd October 2020, edited by Sarah Lynch , Officina Libraria, 2023, pp1 - 15 Conference Paper, 2023 URL

Christine Casey, (Virtuosity in early modern stucco production and related building arts), (Virtuosité. Éthique et esthétique du geste technique du Moyen Âge au xxe siècle), Institut national d'histoire d'art, 14-18 January 2021, 2023, 12pp Invited Talk, 2023 URL

Christine Casey, Melanie Hayes, (Enriching architecture: craft and its conservation in Anglo-Irish building production, 1660-1760), 1st, London, University College London, 2023, 1 - 400pp Book, 2023 URL

Agreeable to live in in, editor(s)Christine Casey, Melanie Hayes, eds , (Enriching architecture: craft and its conservation in Anglo-Irish building production, 1660-1760), London, University College London, 2023, pp289 - 315, [Christine Casey] Book Chapter, 2023

Christine Casey, Crafting identities: artisan culture in London, Review of Crafting identities: artisan culture in London, by Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin , Journal of Design History, , epac014, 2022 Review, 2022 URL

Christine Casey, The stones of Dublin. Science, art and symbolism in the Victorian city, Cambridge Group for Irish Studies, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 23rd November, 2022, Cambridge Group for Irish Studies Invited Talk, 2022

Christine Casey, Craft in eighteenth-century Irish architecture, The Attingham Trust Study Programme, Maynooth University, 15th September, 2022, The Attingham Trust Study Programme Invited Talk, 2022

Christine Casey, Crafting Identities: Artisan Culture in London, c.1550-1640, by Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin , Journal of Design History, , 35, (2), 2022, p191-192 Review, 2022

Christine Casey, Richard Castle, Architect, 4th November 2022, In:Royal Dublin Society Library Speaker Series, 2022, Russborough House Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2022

Christine Casey, Building Anglo-Ireland, The Parnell Lecture, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 4th February 2022, 2022, Magdalene College, Cambridge Invited Talk, 2022 URL

Christine Casey, Surface Value: ways of seeing decoration in architecture, Architectural Histories, 9, (1), 2021, p1 - 13 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Christine Casey , Pride and Prejudice: the eighteenth-century interior in the historiography of British architecture , Interiors for Display: the art of the eighteenth-century interior in the Dutch REpublic and Europe, Leiden University, 15 April , 2021, Leiden University Invited Talk, 2021 URL

Christine Casey, Silent partner: design and making in the early modern architecture of Britain, RA. Revista de Arquitectura, Who designs architecture?, 23, 2021, p132 - 145 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Christine Casey, Marble in architecture. The competing claims of making and meaning., Marble. Connections and Refractions, Bibliotheca Hertziana, 16-18 September, 2021 Invited Talk, 2021

Animating the Georgian townhouse in, The best address in town: Henrietta Street and its first residents, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2020, ppix - xiii, [Melanie Hayes] Book Chapter, 2020

Christine Casey contributor, 'History of Newman House', Making a Museum: the story of MoLI, RTE, 2020, - Broadcast, 2020

Christine Casey, Unfinished business: Thomas Duff of Newry, Journal of the County Louth Historical and Archaeological Society, 21, (2019), 2020, p475 - 462 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Christine Casey, Surface value: ways of seeing decoration in architecture, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, 7th December , 2020 Invited Talk, 2020 URL

Christine Casey, Soffit and wall: interior finishes in the eighteenth century, Craftsmanship and its conservation in the architecture of Britain and Ireland , Trinity College Dublin , 30th October 2020, 2020 Conference Paper, 2020

Christine Casey contributor, 'History of Parnell Square', Site Specific 2020 Parnell Square, Dublin, 2020, - Broadcast, 2020 URL

Christine Casey and Patrick Wyse Jackson, The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian craftsmanship, first, Dublin, Four Courts, 2019, 1 - 400pp Book, 2019 URL

Christine Casey, Ornament and craftsmanship in the architecture of James Gibbs, The Georgian Group Journal, The architecture of James Gibbs, Society of Antiquaries of London, September 2018, edited by Geoffrey Tyack , xxvii, The Georgian Group, 2019, pp27 - 42 Conference Paper, 2019 TARA - Full Text

Introduction in, editor(s)Christine Casey and Patrick Wyse Jackson , The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian craftsmanship, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2019, pp1 - 12, [Christine Casey and Patrick Wyse Jackson] Book Chapter, 2019 TARA - Full Text

Christine Casey, The Georgian London Town House:Building, Collecting and Display, Review of The Georgian London Town House:Building, Collecting and Display, by Susanna Avery-Quash and Kate Redford editors , The Burlington Magazine, 161, (1400), 2019, p972-973 Review, 2019

The Museum Building's radical polychromy in, editor(s)Christine Casey and Patrick Wyse Jackson , The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian craftsmanship, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2019, pp53 - 78, [Christine Casey] Book Chapter, 2019 URL TARA - Full Text

Christine Casey, Making Victorian Dublin International Symposium, 9-10 February 2018, In:Making Victorian Dublin, 2018, TCD Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2018

Christine Casey, Pioneer polychromy: patriotism, geology, industry and aesthetics in Irish Victorian architecture, European Architectural History Network 5th International Meeting, Tallinn, Estonia, 14 June 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Art and architecture in the long eighteenth century in, Cambridge History of Ireland, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp402 - 464, [christine casey] Book Chapter, 2018

Christine Casey, Making magnificence: architects, stuccatori and the eighteenth-century interior, first, London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2017, 1 - 316pp Book, 2017

'Newman House, the later works of restoration' in, editor(s)Nicola Figgis , Art History after Francoise Henry, Cork, Gandon Editions, 2016, pp182 - 195, [christine casey] Book Chapter, 2016

Architectural and Decorative Studies , Dublin, Irish Georgian Society, [eds.], 2015-2020 Editorial Board, 2015

Christine Casey, 'Building on Beard: maestri ticinesi in Britain and Ireland', Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni: Swiss-Italian Architects and Craftsmen in Early Modern Europe, American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Zurich, June 2014, Zurich, June 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Christine Casey and Conor Lucey (convenors) , 'Architects, Craftsmen and Interior Ornament, 1400-1800', June 2014, In:European Architectural History Network, 2014, Turin , European Architectural History Network Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2014

Christine Casey, 'Carlo Maria Pozzi, stuccatore', , Zeitschrift fuer schweizerische Archaeologie und Kunstgeschichte, vol.70,, ( no.4 ), 2013, p279 - 292 Journal Article, 2013

Grand tour: the passage of migrant craftsmen from Lake Lugano to Co. Kildare in, editor(s)Raymond Gillespie & Roy Foster , Irish provincial cultures in the long eighteenth century, Dublin, Four Courts, 2012, pp1 - 272, [Raymond Gillespie & Roy Foster] Book Chapter, 2012

Christine Casey & Conor Lucey, Editors, Decorative plasterwork in Ireland and Europe: ornament and the early modern interior, 1st, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2012, 1 - 266pp Book, 2012

'New light on the court chapel at Wuerzburg' in, editor(s)C.Casey & C.Lucey , Decorative plasterwork in Ireland and Europe: ornament and the early modern interior, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2012, pp240 - 253, [Christine Casey] Book Chapter, 2012

'The earning power of Ticinese stuccatori' in, editor(s)C.Casey & C.Lucey , Decorative plasterwork in Ireland and Europe: ornament and the early modern interior, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2012, pp129 - 142, [Christine Casey] Book Chapter, 2012

Rivista Artisti dei Laghi, Como, Associazione per la protezione del patrimonio artistico e culturale della Valle Intelvi, [eds.], 2011 Editorial Board, 2011

Christine Casey , Book Review, Review of The town house in Georgian London, by Rachel Stewart , European Architectural History Network (EAHN) , 111, 2011, p2 Review, 2011

Christine Casey, Geoffrey Beard, Decorative plasterwork in Great Britain, Review of Decorative plasterwork in Great Britain, by Geoffrey Beard , English Heritage Historical Review, 6, 2011, p2 Review, 2011

Painting Irish Folk Life: the picture collection in, editor(s)Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Séamas Ó Catháin, Ríonach uí Ógáin, Seosamh Watson , Treasures of the National Folklore Collection, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2010, pp95 - 103, [Christine Casey] Book Chapter, 2010

Christine Casey, Eighteenth century plasterwork in Ireland and Europe, April 9-10, 2010, 2010, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2010

Christine Casey, Editor, The eighteenth-century Dublin town house, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2010, 1 - 286pp Book, 2010

'The Dublin domestic formula' in, editor(s)Christine Casey , The eighteenth-century Dublin town house, Dublin, Four Courts, 2010, pp46 - 58, [Christine Casey] Book Chapter, 2010

Christine Casey, An introduction to the architectural heritage of County Louth, Dublin, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, 2008, 1 - 132pp Book, 2008

Christine Casey, 'Unsightly and unbecoming': the progress of the Gothic Revival in a metropolitan parish" , Studies in the Gothic Revival, Irish Architectural Archive, 2005, edited by Michael McCarthy & Karina O'Neill , Four Courts Press, 2008, pp216 - 231 Conference Paper, 2008

From Pleasure Garden to Seat of Learning in, editor(s)Niamh Puirséil & Ruth Ferguson , Farewell to the Terrace, Dublin, University College Dublin, 2007, pp19 - 29, [Christine Casey] Book Chapter, 2007

Christine Casey, Dublin, 1st, London, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2005, 1 - 756pp Book, 2005

'Miscelanea Structura Curiosa: impetus, sources and design in, editor(s)William Laffan , Miscelanea Structura Curiosa, Church Hill, Churchill Press, 2005, pp35 - 45, [Christine Casey] Book Chapter, 2005

Christine Casey, Tollymore: the story of an Irish demesne, Review of Tollymore: the story of an Irish demesne, by The Earl of Roden , County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal, 26, (1), 2005, p144 Review, 2005

Christine Casey & Loreto Calderon, C.Casey & Loreto Calderon, 'Number 12 Merrion Square: townhouse of the Right Honourable William Brownlow', pp.10-21., Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, V, 2002, p10 - 21 Journal Article, 2002

Christine Casey, Boiseries, bankers and bills:a tale of Charlemont and Whaley, Lord Charlemont and his circle, National Gallery, edited by Michael McCarthy , Four Courts Press, 2001, pp47 - 59 Conference Paper, 2001

Christine Casey, 'A Dublin pirate at the Huntington', Huntington Library Quarterly,, 61, (1), 1999, p93 - 99 Journal Article, 1999

Christine Casey, .'Newly discovered building accounts for Charlemont House and the Casino at Marino',, Apollo, CXL, (448), 1999, p42 - 50 Journal Article, 1999

Christine Casey, Plain pomp! Eighteenth-century Dublin domestic architecture, Tenth international congress on the Enlightenement, University College dublin, 27 -29 October 1999, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Christine Casey, 'The Regency House in Ireland', The Regency Great House, Oxford University, edited by Malcolm Airs , University of Oxford, 1998, pp39 - 48 Conference Paper, 1998

Christine Casey, Lord Burlington: architecture and life, Review of Lord Burlington: architecture and life, by Toby Barnard and Jane Clark, editors , Eighteenth-Century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, 11, 1996, p176-78 Review, 1996

Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society, 37, (1995), 1 - 95p, Christine Casey and Christopher Ward, [eds.], 1995 Journal, 1995

Christine Casey, The Georgian Villa, Review of The Georgian Villa, by Dana Arnold , Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society, 37, 1995, p92-94 Review, 1995

Christine Casey, Historical sources for the conservation of the Dublin townhouse, The Town - Conservation in the urban area, Dublin Castle, 1995, edited by Jane Fenlon , Irish Georgian Society, 1995, pp58 - 63 Conference Paper, 1995

Christine Casey, 'Such a piece of curiosity':John Aheron's General Treatise of Architecture, The Georgian Group Journal , 1995, p65 - 80 Journal Article, 1995

Christine Casey, A wax bas-relief by Patrick Cunningham, Irish Arts Review Yearbook, 11, 1995, p117 - 118 Journal Article, 1995

Christine Casey, The restoration of Newman House, Irish Arts Review Yearbook , 10, 1994, p111 - 116 Journal Article, 1994

Christine Casey, Dublin, a Grand Tour, Review of Dublin, a Grand Tour, by Desmond Guinness and Jacqueline O'Brien , Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society, 36, 1994, p87-88 Review, 1994

Christine Casey, De architectura: an Irish eighteenth-century gloss, Architectural History, xxxv, 1994, p80 - 95 Journal Article, 1994

Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society, Dublin, Irish Georgian Society, [eds.], 1993-1996 Editorial Board, 1993

Christine Casey, A list of works pertaining to architecture, building and engineering published in Ireland between 1700 and 1780, Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society, 35, 1993, p25 - 36 Journal Article, 1993

Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, North-Leinster, 1st, London, Penguin Books, 1993, 1 - 576pp Book, 1993

Christine Casey, Newman House as a case history, Environment and development in Ireland, University College Dublin, 1991, edited by John Feehan , University College Dublin, 1992, pp118 - 122 Conference Paper, 1992

Christine Casey, Joseph Ravell's A Map of the Town and Suburbs of Drogheda 1749, County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, 22, (4), 1992, p361 - 363 Journal Article, 1992

Christine Casey, Miscelanea Structura Curiosa, Irish Arts Review, 1990, p85 - 91 Journal Article, 1990

Christine Casey, Subscription networks for Irish architectural books, The Long Room, 35, 1990, p41 - 49 Journal Article, 1990

Christine Casey, John Aheron's General Treatise of Architecture, Regionalism Challenging the Canon, Association of Art Historians Dublin, June 1989, 1989 Conference Paper, 1989

Christine Casey, Gaetano Brunetti, a source for eighteenth-century Irish ornament, Irish Arts Review, 1988, p244 - 245 Journal Article, 1988

Christine Casey, Architectural books in eighteenth-century Ireland, Eighteenth-century Ireland, 3, 1988, p105 - 113 Journal Article, 1988

Christine Casey, The Greek Revival Courthouse at Dundalk, Irish Arts Review, 1986, p16 - 20 Journal Article, 1986

Christine Casey, John Neville, Louth County Surveyor, County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society Journal, 21, (1), 1986, p23 - 30 Journal Article, 1986

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Christine Casey, Richard Castle. What we know and what we need to know., Richard Castle, Architect., Russborough House, 4 November 2022, 2022, The Attingham Trust Study Programme Invited Talk, 2022

Christine Casey, 'The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: industry and art in Victorian Ireland' , Cambridge Architectural History Seminar, Queens' College, Cambridge, 23 May 2022, 2022 Invited Talk, 2022

Christine Casey, Achieving classicism: the role of craft in eighteenth-century architecture, Achieving classicism: the role of craft in eighteenth-century architecture, Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture, Cambridge University, 3rd December 2021, 2021, Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture, Cambridge University Invited Talk, 2021

Christine Casey, 'The history of Newman House', The Making of a Museum, RTE television, RTE television, 2020, - Broadcast, 2020

Christine Casey, European craftsmen in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland, Royal Dublin Society Library Speaker Series, Royal Dublin Society, 26 June, 2020, Royal Dublin Society Invited Talk, 2020 URL

Making Victorian Dublin, 'Making Victorian Dublin', Dublin, TCD, 2018, - Digital research resource production, 2018 URL

Christine Casey, Architects, stuccatori and the eighteenth century interior, Union League Foundation Educational Programme , Union League, Philadelphia, 22 October, 2018, Union League Foundation Invited Talk, 2018

Christine Casey, Making magnificence, Making magnificence, Driehaus Museum, Chicago, 24 October, 2018, Institute of Classical Art and Architecture Invited Talk, 2018

Christine Casey, Complexity and contradiction in the Palladian interior, English architecture 1690-1750: to be or not to be Palladian, Oxford University, 11-13 May 2018, 2018, Oxford University Department of Continuing Education Invited Talk, 2018

Christine Casey, 'Designing Ireland', Designing Ireland, RTE, 2015, - Broadcast, 2015

Christine Casey, From Senate House to County Kildare: migrant craftsmen in Britain and Ireland, The Cambridge Group for Irish Studies, Magdalene College, Cambridge, February 10th 2015, 2015, The Cambridge Group for Irish Studies Invited Talk, 2015

Christine Casey, 'Contributor on Dublin architecture', Building Ireland , Dublin 2014, Esras Films, BAI, RTE, 2014, - Broadcast, 2014

Introductory essay, O. Fitzpatrick & R.Roberto , Art researchers guide to Dublin, 1st, Leeds, Art Libraries Society, 2013, pp6-12 , [Christine Casey] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2013

Christine Casey, A palladian palazzo in Ireland's capital, Country Life, (8-10.2010), 2010, p46 - 52 Journal Article, 2010

Christine Casey, Recording Dublin, Recording the fabric of great cities, Survey of London, English Heritage, London, 12 May 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Christine Casey, River, Rivalry and Revolt:history and the built fabric of Dublin city Sir John T.Gilbert Commemorative Lecture, Sir John T.Gilbert Commemorative Lecture, Dublin City Library & Archive, 23 January , 2008, Dublin City Public Libraries, 1 - 24pp Invited Talk, 2008

Christine Casey, River, rivalry and revolt: history and built fabric of Dublin city, River, rivalry and revolt: history and built fabric of Dublin city, The Gamble House, Pasadena, USA, 27 March, 2008, University of Southern California Institute for British and Irish Studies Invited Talk, 2008

Christine Casey, The Dublin-ness of Dublin architecture, Irish Georgian Society Annual Lecture, IGS Chapter Palm Beach, Florida, 17 February, 2007, IGS Chapter Palm Beach Invited Talk, 2007

Christine Casey, Dublin: an architectural odyssey, Dublin: an architectural odyssey, York Georgian Society UK, 4th December, 2006, York Georgian Society UK Invited Talk, 2006

Christine Casey, Richard Castle and Powerscourt House, California Institute of Technology President's Circle , Powerscourt House, 23 September, 2003, California Institute of Technology President's Circle Invited Talk, 2003

Christine Casey, Dublin's grander houses, The eighteenth century aristocratic house, Oxford University, 4th January, 2003, Oxford University Department of Continuing Education Invited Talk, 2003

Christine Casey, Stackallan House , 1st, Belfast, privately published, 2000, 1 - 47pp Book, 2000

Christine Casey, Reticence and display- Irish town and country houses of the Georgian period, Irish Studies Symposium, The Peabody Institute, Baltimore, 24 October, 1998, The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore Invited Talk, 1998

Christine Casey & Christopher Ward, A window on history, History Ireland, 5, (1), 1997, p5 - 6 Journal Article, 1997

Christine Casey, The Dublin townhouse in the eighteenth century, The Dublin townhouse in the eighteenth century, Royal Archaeological Institute London, 12 October, 1994, Royal Archaeological Institute London Invited Talk, 1994

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Craftvalue: Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Award
  • Summary
    • CRAFTVALUE seeks to put making into the major narrative of early modern architecture by illuminating the interface between design and craftsmanship and showing how skills and technology influence architectural production. It aims to produce the first holistic, trans-medial study of architecture and craftsmanship in Britain and Ireland in the early modern period with wide implications for the study of architecture in Europe and beyond.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • 2023
  • Title
    • 3D CRAFT :revealing hand, skill, and technique in historic buildings
  • Summary
    • Joint project with the National Trust at Clandon Parkm the Office of Public Works and academic partners in Ireland and the UK to explore digital methods of revealing historic craft practice in architecture.
  • Funding Agency
    • AHRC & IRC
  • Title
    • Making Victorian Dublin
  • Summary
    • This is an interdisciplinary project with the Department of Geology which focuses on the Museum Building at Trinity College Dublin as an exemplar for the use of polychrome stone and carved ornament in Dublin's Victorian architecture
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • 9 January 2017
  • Date To
    • 8 January 2019
  • Title
    • Buildings of Dublin research project
  • Summary
    • Primary and secondary source research on the architectural history of Dublin city for Volume II in the Buildings of Ireland series
  • Funding Agency
    • FAS
  • Date From
    • 1997
  • Date To
    • 2003
  • Title
    • Biographical database of Irish architects
  • Summary
    • This was the seed funding for what has become the Dictionary of Irish Architects at the Irish Architectural Archive, the most widely used single resource for Irish architectural history.It subsequently received state support.
  • Funding Agency
    • L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation
  • Date From
    • 1990
  • Date To
    • 1992

Keywords

Architectural books; Decorative plasterwork; Irish architectural history; Migrant craftsmen

Recognition

Representations

Royal Irish Academy Culture and Heritage Working Group 2020

The Alfred Beit Foundation Trustee 2020

Lund Humphries Editorial Board for British Architectural History 2018

Newman House Conservation Working Group,University College Dublin 2019

Trustee of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 2021

Trustee, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 2021

Academic advisor, Heritage Department, Dublin City Council 2014

Board member, Castletown Foundation 2012

Associate, Editorial Panel, Rivista artisti dei laghi, Como, Associazione per la protezione del patrimonio artistico e culturale della Valle Intelvi, Lombardy 2011

National Council for Curriculum & Assessment Member of Junior Certificate Review Panel 2006

Member, Editorial panel, Irish architectural and Decorative Studies 2005

Ministerial appointee, Standing Committee on Architecture, Heritage Council 2000

Editor, Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society 1993

Board member, Irish Georgian Society 1990

Board member, Irish Architectural Archive 1988

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Historical consultant 2006

Awards and Honours

Trinity College Dublin Award for Excellence in Supervision of Research Students June 2022

Parnell Fellowship Magdalene College Cambridge 2021-2022

TCD Research Excellence Award 2020

TCD FAHSS Faculty Events Award 2020

Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate 2019-2023

Elected to membership Royal Irish Academy 2019

Elected Friend of the New Guild of the Traditional Plastering Craft 2018

Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 2018

IRC New Horizons Interdisciplinary Award 2017

Scholar in Residence, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice 2017

Elected to Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin 2016

Annie Burr Lewis Publication Award, Yale University 2016

Fondazione Ticino Nostro publication award 2016

FAHSS Innovation Award for establishment of Summer School in the History of Art and Design 2014

The Undergraduate Awards Recognition of Excellence in Lecturing 2012

Environment Fund architectural research award 2011

Trinity Trust Research Award 2011

Arts and Social Science Benefactions Fund award 2011

Paul Mellon Centre for British Art research award 2011

President's teaching award, University College Dublin 2003

University College Dublin President's Research Fellowship 2000-2001

Newman Scholarship, University College Dublin 1993-95

Huntington Library and Art Gallery, British Art fellowship 1988

Research Fellow, Dupont Museum for Decorative Arts, Winterthur 1987

International Post-graduate fellowship,American Association of University Women, Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard Centre for Studies in Landscape Architecture 1987-88

Memberships

Trustee of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain 2025 – 2020

Irish Landmark Trust, Member 2014 – current

European Architectural History Network, Member 2013 – current

Committee member, Irish Georgian Society 2008 – current

Member, Editorial Board, Irish Georgian Society 2005 – current

Honorary member, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Society 1999 – current

Member, Irish Architectural Archive 1987 – current

Louth Historical and Archaeological Society, Member 1980 – current