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Dr. Christine Casey

Professor in Architectural History (History Of Art)

Christine Casey is an international authority on the City of Dublin and on the early modern interior in Europe, Britain and Ireland. She has held a series of international fellowships and awards and is currently the principal investigator on an IRC Advanced Laureate Award project CRAFTVALUE ( 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.
  Architectural books   Decorative plasterwork   Irish architectural history   Migrant craftsmen
 Craftvalue: Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Award
 Making Victorian Dublin
 Buildings of Dublin research project
 Biographical database of Irish architects

Details Date
Royal Irish Academy Culture and Heritage Working Group 2020
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
The Alfred Beit Foundation Trustee 2020
Newman House Conservation Working Group,University College Dublin 2019
Lund Humphries Editorial Board for British Architectural History 2018
Academic advisor, Heritage Department, Dublin City Council 2014
Board member, Castletown Foundation 2012
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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
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, IN_PRESS
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, PUBLISHED  URL
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, PUBLISHED  URL
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
Art and architecture in the long eighteenth century in, Cambridge History of Ireland, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp402 - 464, [christine casey], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
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, PRESENTED
Christine Casey, Making Victorian Dublin International Symposium, 9-10 February 2018, In:Making Victorian Dublin, 2018, TCD, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Christine Casey, Making magnificence: architects, stuccatori and the eighteenth-century interior, first, London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2017, 1 - 316pp, Book, PUBLISHED

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Christine Casey, 'The history of Newman House', The Making of a Museum, RTE television, RTE television, 2020, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
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, Notes: [Recorded for broadcast in Autumn 2020], Invited Talk, IN_PRESS
Making Victorian Dublin, 'Making Victorian Dublin', Dublin, TCD, 2018, -, Digital research resource production, PUBLISHED
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, PRESENTED
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, PRESENTED
Christine Casey, Making magnificence, Making magnificence, Driehaus Museum, Chicago, 24 October, 2018, Institute of Classical Art and Architecture, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Christine Casey, 'Designing Ireland', Designing Ireland, RTE, 2015, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
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, PRESENTED
Christine Casey, 'Contributor on Dublin architecture', Building Ireland , Dublin 2014, Esras Films, BAI, RTE, 2014, -, Broadcast, PRESENTED
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, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Parnell Fellowship Magdalene College Cambridge 2021-2022
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
TCD Research Excellence Award 2020
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
TCD FAHSS Faculty Events Award 2020
Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate 2019-2023
Elected to membership Royal Irish Academy 2019
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