Niamh Nicghabhann


Contact Details

Lecturer, Department of History
University of Limerick
Castletroy
Limerick
T: 0035361202798
E: niamh.nicghabhann@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am Assistant Dean, Research for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and lecturer in the Department of History, UL. I was the founding Course Director of the MA Festive Arts programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick between 2013-2020.
My research focuses on the construction of the devotional infrastructure of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am particularly interested in the construction of church buildings, and on the interactions between procession, architecture and the performance of religious identity in public space.
My research also includes work on Irish art, the history of exhibitions, aspects of festivity, cultural policy and the creative industries.
I welcome expressions of interest from potential research students interested in working on the above areas.
I am currently Chair of the Irish Humanities Alliance, and a committee member of the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland. I am also a committee member of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland.
 






Research Interests

My research focuses on aspects of power and public space, and my current research project is titled 'Territories of the Devotional Revolution', and examines the construction of the urban Roman Catholic landscape in Ireland, 1830-1930. I am also interested in the concept of 'respectability' as a key organising concept within Irish culture and society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

My research interests  also include the dynamics of urban public space and festivity; the history of respectability in Irish culture; cultural entrepreneurship; and interdisciplinary research practices.
I also regularly work as a curator and writer on contemporary art.

Research MA and PhD supervision: I currently supervise MA and PhD theses at UL on the subjects of audience engagement, creative pedagogies, measurement and value in the visual art gallery, and on a range of issues relating to festival, festive practices, public space and identity.

I welcome new research proposals on these and related topics.
 

Books

  Year Publication
2015 Medieval Ecclesiastical Buildings in Ireland, 1789-1915: Building on the Past.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Medieval Ecclesiastical Buildings in Ireland, 1789-1915: Building on the Past. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Church building and rebuilding in Ireland, 1829-1929'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2021) 'Church building and rebuilding in Ireland, 1829-1929' In: Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland, 1829-1929. Donington: Shaun Tyas. [Details]
2020 '‘Sermons and the performance of historiographical authority in the construction of the Roman Catholic built landscape, 1880-1890’'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2020) '‘Sermons and the performance of historiographical authority in the construction of the Roman Catholic built landscape, 1880-1890’' In: Susan Galavan and Raphaël Ingelbien (eds). Figures of Authority in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, edited by Susan Galavan and Raphaël Ingelbien. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [DOI] [Details]
2019 '‘Retreating for Interdisciplinarity: the case of the Health Research Futures Lab, Limerick’'
Annmarie Ryan, Niamh NicGhabhann, Muireann McMahon and Jazmin Chiodi (2019) '‘Retreating for Interdisciplinarity: the case of the Health Research Futures Lab, Limerick’' In: Armida de la Garza and Charles Travis (eds). The STEAM Revolution Transdisciplinary Approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Humanities and Mathematics. New York: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Memory, public space and the body in Ireland: locating and negotiating the asylum in Edna O'Brien's short fiction'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) 'Memory, public space and the body in Ireland: locating and negotiating the asylum in Edna O'Brien's short fiction' In: Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2016 'The harp of Aaron: the Irish harp as shopping trolley: a polyptych in four movements'
Aaron Lawless, Niamh NicGhabhann, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Helen Phelan (2016) 'The harp of Aaron: the Irish harp as shopping trolley: a polyptych in four movements' In: Harp studies: perspectives on the Irish harp. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2015 '….All the most approved modern arrangements': Building for mental health care at Monaghan, 1886-1950s'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) '….All the most approved modern arrangements': Building for mental health care at Monaghan, 1886-1950s' In: World Within Walls: From Asylum to Contemporary Mental Health Services. Wicklow: Stair: An Irish Public History Company Ltd. [Details]
2014 'Antiquarian Artists'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) 'Antiquarian Artists' In: Art and Architecture of Ireland. New Haven and Dublin: Yale University Press with the Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2014 'Gabriel Beranger'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) 'Gabriel Beranger' In: Art and Architecture of Ireland. New Haven and Dublin: Yale University Press and the Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
2014 'Mary Ward, Phoebe Traquair, Margaret McNair Stokes, William Wakeman'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) 'Mary Ward, Phoebe Traquair, Margaret McNair Stokes, William Wakeman' In: Art and Architecture of Ireland. New Haven and Dublin: Yale University Press and Dublin. [Details]
2012 'Irish architects and the restoration of medieval buildings, 1835 - 1904'
NicGhabhann, Niamh (2012) 'Irish architects and the restoration of medieval buildings, 1835 - 1904' In: Irish Gothic Architecture: construction, decay and reinvention. Bray, Co. Wicklow: Wordwell. [Details]
2012 'Reconstructions of the Gothic Past: ruins and the improving landlord in early nineteenth-century Ireland'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2012) 'Reconstructions of the Gothic Past: ruins and the improving landlord in early nineteenth-century Ireland' In: Gothic Legacies: Four Centuries of Tradition and Innovation in Art and Architecture. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]
2012 '‘Owen Walsh 1933-2002: Colour and Light’'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2012) '‘Owen Walsh 1933-2002: Colour and Light’' In: Owen Walsh 1933-2002: Colour and Light. Dublin: The Owen Walsh Foundation. [Details]
2009 'Ancient and Modern'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2009) 'Ancient and Modern' In: Nano Reid and Gerard Dillon. Drogheda and Banbridge: The Highlanes Gallery and the FE McWilliam Gallery. [Details]
2008 'A Delicate Line'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2008) 'A Delicate Line' In: House Projects - artworks, documents, analysis. Dublin: House Projects and Atelier Projects. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2020 Mapping New Territories in Art and Architectural History: Essays in Honour of Roger Stalley
Niamh NicGhabhann and Danielle O'Donovan (Ed.). (2020) Mapping New Territories in Art and Architectural History: Essays in Honour of Roger Stalley Belgium: Brepols. [Details]
2015 World within walls: from asylum to contemporary health care services
Anne Mac Lellan, Niamh NicGhabhann, Fiona Byrne (Ed.). (2015) World within walls: from asylum to contemporary health care services Monaghan: Stair: An Irish Public History Company Ltd. [Details]
2014 WATERMARK exhibition catalogue
Niamh NicGhabhann (Ed.). (2014) WATERMARK exhibition catalogue Limerick: University of Limerick. [Details]
2013 ‘Shaping Identities Together: Ag Cruthú le Chéile
Niamh NicGhabhann (Ed.). (2013) ‘Shaping Identities Together: Ag Cruthú le Chéile Dublin: Graphic Studio Dublin. [Details]
2012 Colour and Light - Owen Walsh exhibition catalogue
Niamh NicGhabhann (Ed.). (2012) Colour and Light - Owen Walsh exhibition catalogue Dublin: The Owen Walsh Foundation. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 '‘A development of practical Catholic Emancipation’: laying the foundations for the Roman Catholic urban landscape, 1850–1900'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) '‘A development of practical Catholic Emancipation’: laying the foundations for the Roman Catholic urban landscape, 1850–1900'. Urban History, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Choreographies of Place: Gender and the Negotiation of Urban and Suburban Landscapes in Maeve Brennan's Fiction'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) 'Choreographies of Place: Gender and the Negotiation of Urban and Suburban Landscapes in Maeve Brennan's Fiction'. Irish University Review, 48 (2):219-235 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'City walls, bathroom stalls and tweeting the Taoiseach: the aesthetics of protest and the campaign for abortion rights in the Republic of Ireland'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) 'City walls, bathroom stalls and tweeting the Taoiseach: the aesthetics of protest and the campaign for abortion rights in the Republic of Ireland'. Continuum-Journal Of Media & Cultural Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Gothic Ruins and Remains: Disorderly Burials and Respectable Bodies in Irish Medieval Ecclesiastical Buildings, 1824-1900'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) 'Gothic Ruins and Remains: Disorderly Burials and Respectable Bodies in Irish Medieval Ecclesiastical Buildings, 1824-1900'. Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, 16 :41-66 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Writing the Contemporary Encounter in the Museum: Dorothy Cross and Trove at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2014–15'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) 'Writing the Contemporary Encounter in the Museum: Dorothy Cross and Trove at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2014–15'. Eire-Ireland, 52 (1&2):244-268 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Medieval Ireland and the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme: reconstructing the past in independent Ireland'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) 'Medieval Ireland and the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme: reconstructing the past in independent Ireland'. Irish Studies Review, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Designing policy: collaborative policy development within the context of the European capital of culture bid process'
Stephen Kinsella, Niamh NicGhabhann, Annmarie Ryan (2017) 'Designing policy: collaborative policy development within the context of the European capital of culture bid process'. Cultural Trends, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Editorial and Introduction to edited special issue of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy on cultural policy in Ireland'
Niamh NicGhabhann - editor of special issue of journal on cultural policy in Ireland (2016) 'Editorial and Introduction to edited special issue of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy on cultural policy in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, (3) [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 '‘Developing digital resources for the exploration of medieval Ireland: the Monastic Ireland project’'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) '‘Developing digital resources for the exploration of medieval Ireland: the Monastic Ireland project’'. Breac, [Details]
2013 ''Introduction: Writing Irish Art History' (Editorial to special issue edited by Niamh NicGhabhann on the historiography of Irish art)'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) ''Introduction: Writing Irish Art History' (Editorial to special issue edited by Niamh NicGhabhann on the historiography of Irish art)'. Journal of Art Historiography, 9 (9) [Details]
2011 '‘Writing Irish Art Histories’'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2011) '‘Writing Irish Art Histories’'. Journal of Art Historiography, 5 [Details]
2009 'Reconstructions of the Gothic Past: Cultures of Conservation'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2009) 'Reconstructions of the Gothic Past: Cultures of Conservation'. Artefact, the Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians, 1 (3):51-68 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Infrastructure and Vision An Overview of the 38th EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial, 14 April – 8 July 2018'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) 'Infrastructure and Vision An Overview of the 38th EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial, 14 April – 8 July 2018' CIRCA Art Magazine, . [Details]
2018 'Genius Loci (essay on the painting of Charles Harper)'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) 'Genius Loci (essay on the painting of Charles Harper)' Irish Arts Review, . [Details]
2018 'Panache and punch: the painting of Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh’'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) 'Panache and punch: the painting of Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh’' Irish Arts Review, . [Details]
2017 'Resemblance and Divergence - Rita Duffy at the Hunt Museum'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) 'Resemblance and Divergence - Rita Duffy at the Hunt Museum' Irish Arts Review, . [Details]
2015 ''World Within Walls: the history of a Monaghan institution''
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) ''World Within Walls: the history of a Monaghan institution'' History Ireland, 23 (3) :6-7. [Details]
2015 '‘Festival studies and museum studies – building a curriculum’'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) '‘Festival studies and museum studies – building a curriculum’' Museum Ireland, 19 (19) . [Details]
2014 'Review essay of Finola O’Kane’s Ireland and the Picturesque in the Dublin Review of Books'
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) 'Review essay of Finola O’Kane’s Ireland and the Picturesque in the Dublin Review of Books' Dublin Review of Books, . [Details]
2014 'Review of Gavin Murphy’s 'On Seeing Only Totally New Things''
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) 'Review of Gavin Murphy’s 'On Seeing Only Totally New Things'' Architecture Ireland, . [Details]
2009 'Museum Ireland - the journal of the Irish Museums Association'
Philippe de Montebello, Nigel Rolfe, Matthew Parkes, Paula Murphy, Nicholas Johnson, Patrick Duffy, Linda Ballard, Suzanne Bardgett, Anne Hodge, Donal Maguire, Kieran Burns, Jayne Clarke, Nathalie Weadick, Simon Lincoln, Padraic E. Moore, Shirin Johnson, Lizanne Jackman, Rosemary Ryan, Mike Maguire, David Snook, Marie Louise Blaney, Michael Harrison, Sarah Campbell, Liam Bannon, Luigina Ciofi, Marc McLoughlin, Kurshid Ahmed, Daniel Isemann, Maighread McParland, Marie Bourke (2009) 'Museum Ireland - the journal of the Irish Museums Association' Museum Ireland, 19 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Institutions in Ireland Conference,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) ‘World Within Walls: presenting the history of St Davnet’s Hospital within a local authority museum context’. [International Refereed Conference], Institutions in Ireland Conference, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast , 13-JUN-19 - 15-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 Irish Bodies and Irish Worlds: the conference of the Canadian Association of Irish Studies,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) Reading at the level of gesture: Catriona Lally, Erica Van Horn and Sara Baume. [International Refereed Conference], Irish Bodies and Irish Worlds: the conference of the Canadian Association of Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montreal [Details]
2018 American Conference of American Studies,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) 'Building histories: early Christian and medieval symbolism in the construction of devotional infrastructure in Ireland, 1859-1900'. [International Refereed Conference], American Conference of American Studies, UCC, Cork , 18-JUN-18 - 20-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 Church of Ireland Historical Society annual conference,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) ‘“Went to see the poor church dismantled. Mr D. got some of the oak”: medieval architecture, identity and the Church of Ireland during the nineteenth century’, Church of Ireland Historical Society annual conference, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. [Invited Lecture], Church of Ireland Historical Society annual conference, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin [Details]
2018 ENCATC (European Network for Cultural Management and Policy),
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) ENCATC (European Network for Cultural Management and Policy) Working Group meeting on the impact of festivals and cultural events: knowing, measuring and structuring the public dialogue, Antwerp, invited address on festivals and audience research. [Invited Oral Presentation], ENCATC (European Network for Cultural Management and Policy), Antwerp [Details]
2018 SSNCI Annual Conference,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) Happy places: representing connection and contentment in landscape art, 1856-65. [International Refereed Conference], SSNCI Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 26-JUL-18 - 27-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 Margaret Stokes 1832-1900 Artist and Antiquary,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) “Immeasurably more art in the carved decorations of a South Sea or South African spear-handle”: negotiating cultural values within nineteenth-century Irish antiquarian discourse. [Invited Lecture], Margaret Stokes 1832-1900 Artist and Antiquary, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, led by UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy , 25-JUL-18 - 25-JUL-18 [Details]
2018 Cosmopolitanism: Literature, Language, Pedagogy,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) Conference organised by TCD and Fudan University, China on aspects of literary cosmopolitanism. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Cosmopolitanism: Literature, Language, Pedagogy, Trinity College Dublin , 01-FEB-18 - 01-FEB-18 [Details]
2017 Irish Time? Temporalities in Irish Literature and Culture Symposium at Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) The ruins of the recent past: contemporary representations of female religious life in Ireland by Tacita Dean, Jackie Nickerson, Daphne Wright & Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Time? Temporalities in Irish Literature and Culture Symposium at Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin , 12-OCT-17 - 14-OCT-17 [Details]
2017 Mary Immaculate College of Education Research Day 2017,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) Communicating the Impact of Non - Traditional Research Outputs. [Keynote Address], Mary Immaculate College of Education Research Day 2017, Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick , 28-AUG-17 - 28-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 Figures of Authority - Conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) Sermons and the performance of historiographical authority during the construction of the Roman Catholic built landscape, 1850 -1900. [International Refereed Conference], Figures of Authority - Conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, KU Leuven, Belgium , 29-JUN-17 - 30-JUN-17 [Details]
2016 Making Memory: visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Building identity – historical narratives, rituals and the construction of the Roman Catholic urban landscape, 1880-1900. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Making Memory: visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 13-OCT-16 - 15-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 STEAM: Cultivating Interdisciplinary Research in Ireland,
Niamh NicGhabhann, Muireann McMahon (2016) Retreating to advance interdisciplinary research processes: The case of the Health Research Futures Lab, Limerick. [Chaired Session], STEAM: Cultivating Interdisciplinary Research in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin , 09-SEP-16 - 10-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Cost Action IS1205 “Social Psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Building stories - the position of Irish historical narratives within the process of constructing Roman Catholic urban landscape, 1840-1900. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Cost Action IS1205 “Social Psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union, University of Limerick , 06-JUL-16 - 09-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 Cost Action IS1205 “Social Psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) 'Music and dance as markers of national identity in Ireland and beyond'. [Chaired Session], Cost Action IS1205 “Social Psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union, University of Limerick , 06-JUL-16 - 09-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 Art and Social - continuous tension,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Conference on socially-engaged art practices at the Limerick School of Art and Design. [Invited Oral Presentation], Art and Social - continuous tension, Limerick School of Art and Design , 11-MAY-16 - 11-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 Death, Disease and Design: An ACADEMY symposium of interdisciplinary research,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) LSAD Interdisciplinary Symposium on aspects of arts and health. [Invited Oral Presentation], Death, Disease and Design: An ACADEMY symposium of interdisciplinary research, Limerick School of Art and Design , 21-APR-16 - 21-APR-16 [Details]
2016 RUIN-Nation,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Conference exploring the position of the ruin in Irish art history and contemporary art. [Chaired Session], RUIN-Nation, Trinity College Dublin , 02-APR-16 - 02-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Health Research Futures Showcase,
Niamh NicGhabhann, Muireann McMahon, Annmarie Ryan, Jazmin Chiodi, Marilyn Lennon, Tracy Fahey (2016) Series of residential research labs facilitating interdisciplinary research and a showcase of findings. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Health Research Futures Showcase, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick , 01-MAR-16 - 30-APR-16 [Details]
2016 Institutions and Ireland - Medicine, Health and Welfare,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Negotiating the Asylum in Irish Urban Public Spaces. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Institutions and Ireland - Medicine, Health and Welfare, Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub , 05-FEB-16 - 05-FEB-16 [Details]
2016 Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Church building and rebuilding in Ireland, 1829-1929. [Invited Lecture], Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland, Oxford University (Department of Continuing Education) , 29-JAN-16 - 31-JAN-16 [Details]
2016 The State of Irish Urban History,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Producing and negotiating public spaces in twentieth-century Ireland - mapping performance, encounter and narrative. [Invited Lecture], The State of Irish Urban History, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester , 15-APR-16 - 15-APR-16 [Details]
2015 Female Leadership in Higher Education,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Roundtable participant on the subject of female leadership in higher education with Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Royal Irish Academy, 5 November 2015. [Other], Female Leadership in Higher Education, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 05-NOV-15 - 05-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 Designing Commemoration: performance, process and participation,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Conference held at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and TCD to explore the role of the artist in the process of commemoration, and in creating or designing meaningful commemoration. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Designing Commemoration: performance, process and participation, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, and the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin , 08-OCT-15 - 09-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 The Production of Our Contemporary Livelihood,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) The first conference of the Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland - an all-Ireland research network. [Chaired Session], The Production of Our Contemporary Livelihood, Queen's University Belfast , 24-OCT-15 - 24-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Talking About Perpetrators,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Talking about Perpetrators Funded by IRC New Foundations 29 October, Dublin Castle Talking about Perpetrators is a seminar of cross-disciplinary presentations and discussion looking at representations and narratives of perpetrators and perpetration. This event, supported by the Irish Memory Studies Network and Irish Research Council, is a collaboration between Dominic Thorpe (UCD Artist in Residence) and Dr Emilie Pine (UCD school of English, Drama and Film). [Invited Lecture], Talking About Perpetrators, Dublin Castle , 28-OCT-15 - 28-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation seminar series,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Approaches to medieval ecclesiastical buildings in Ireland, 1789-1915: style, power and identity. [Invited Lecture], Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation seminar series, UCD School of History , 16-OCT-15 - 16-OCT-15 [Details]
2015 Tipperary Dance Platform Forum - The place of the body in the post-industrial world,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Forum exploring contemporary themes and issues in contemporary arts practice. [Chaired Session], Tipperary Dance Platform Forum - The place of the body in the post-industrial world, Tipperary Excel Theatre , 17-OCT-15 - 17-FEB-15 [Details]
2015 Circostrada - a seminar on street arts as part of Spraoi on audience research,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Waterford Spraoi International Street Arts Festival will host a gathering of European street arts and circus professionals. [Chaired Session], Circostrada - a seminar on street arts as part of Spraoi on audience research, Waterford Spraoi festival , 01-AUG-15 - 01-AUG-15 [Details]
2015 Applied History - perspectives and future directions,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Conference exploring career options for history graduates and new approaches to teaching applied history within higher education. [Chaired Session], Applied History - perspectives and future directions, UCC , 02-SEP-15 - 02-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Paper presented at the ICM titled 'Modernity and medieval Ireland - the place of the medieval past in Independent Ireland'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCD, Dublin , 01-JUL-15 - 03-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 Artbeat: A Symposium on Artists in Residence in Higher Education, Mary Immaculate College of Education,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Presentation on my experience of working with artists-in-residence as part of the MA Festive Arts programme. [Oral Presentation], Artbeat: A Symposium on Artists in Residence in Higher Education, Mary Immaculate College of Education, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 24-MAR-15 - 24-MAR-15 [Details]
2015 'The Locality of Loss: Memory projects and community narratives’,
Niamh NicGhabhann and Tracy Fahey (2015) Co-presented paper on recent community-based projects exploring aspects of loss and cultural trauma in Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 'The Locality of Loss: Memory projects and community narratives’, Mary Immacuate College, Limerick , 20-FEB-15 - 20-FEB-15 [Details]
2015 Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Paper presented titled 'Mapping the asylum in Edna O'Brien’s short stories'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory, adboud University Nijmegen , 31-MAR-15 - 02-APR-15 [Details]
2014 Irish Museums Association Annual Conference: Museums and Memory, Challenging History,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) Performing place and memory: the relationship between festivals and museums. [Chaired Session], Irish Museums Association Annual Conference: Museums and Memory, Challenging History, Waterford Tower Museum , 21-FEB-14 - 21-FEB-14 [Details]
2014 Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism Conference (ASEN),
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) Process and civic space: the performance of authority and national identity in nineteenth-century Limerick. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism Conference (ASEN), London School of Economics (LSE), London , 01-APR-14 - 03-APR-14 [Details]
2014 In the Streets: performing identity through parades, rituals and festivals in Ireland, 1750 – 2014,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) Invited lecture as part of the Limetree Lectures series. [Invited Lecture], In the Streets: performing identity through parades, rituals and festivals in Ireland, 1750 – 2014, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 14-APR-14 - 14-APR-14 [Details]
2014 Beyond the Creative Campus - Higher Education and the Creative Economy,
Niamh NicGhabhann and Maeve Houlihan (2014) Innovation and the Humanities - Common Ground, Shared Futures. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Beyond the Creative Campus - Higher Education and the Creative Economy, Kings College London , 23-JUN-14 - 24-JUN-14 [Details]
2014 Leeds International Medieval Conference,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) The ruined friaries in the Irish landscape, 1789 - 1915. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Leeds International Medieval Conference, Leeds University , 07-JUL-14 - 09-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 13th International Conference on the Short Story in English,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) Paper titled 'A bright and dark land: space, freedom and the body in Edna O'Brien’s 'Irish Revel’ (1968)’. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 13th International Conference on the Short Story in English, University of Vienna , 15-JUL-14 - 19-JUL-14 [Details]
2013 Medieval buildings in Ireland and the Irish Ecclesiastical Commission - presented at 53rd Roscrea Conference (Gothic Ireland: from the middle ages to the nineteenth century,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Medieval buildings in Ireland and the Irish Ecclesiastical Commission. [Invited Lecture], Medieval buildings in Ireland and the Irish Ecclesiastical Commission - presented at 53rd Roscrea Conference (Gothic Ireland: from the middle ages to the nineteenth century, Roscrea , 01-NOV-13 - 03-NOV-13 [Details]
2013 Among the ruins - dancing, praying and sketching in Ireland, 1750-1950, presented at 53rd Roscrea Conference (Gothic Ireland: from the middle ages to the nineteenth century),
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Among the ruins - dancing, praying and sketching in Ireland, 1750-1950. [Invited Lecture], Among the ruins - dancing, praying and sketching in Ireland, 1750-1950, presented at 53rd Roscrea Conference (Gothic Ireland: from the middle ages to the nineteenth century), Roscrea , 01-NOV-13 - 03-FEB-13 [Details]
2013 The Limerick Experiment - Imagining the future for the arts in Limerick,
Niamh NicGhabhann, Boris Hunka (Limerick Music Generation), Kevin Wallace (Theatre Producer), Gavin Kostick (Fishamble), Patrick Gyger (Le Lieu Unique, Nantes), Monica Spencer (organiser) (2013) Conference exploring potential for arts organisations and artists in Limerick city. [Chaired Session], The Limerick Experiment - Imagining the future for the arts in Limerick, Dance Limerick, Limerick , 30-NOV-13 - 30-NOV-13 [Details]
2013 Power, Prayer and Public Archaeology, A conference in celebration of 750 years since the foundation of the Black Friary,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Medieval Ireland and the Digital Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Power, Prayer and Public Archaeology, A conference in celebration of 750 years since the foundation of the Black Friary, Trim, Co. Meath , 02-JUL-13 - 03-JUL-13 [Details]
2013 Fáilte Ireland Research Forum,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Medieval Ireland – audiences and public engagement. [Invited Oral Presentation], Fáilte Ireland Research Forum, Fáilte Ireland, Arás Fáilte, Dublin 1 , 24-APR-13 - 24-APR-13 [Details]
2012 Innovation and the Humanities,
Niamh NicGhabhann, Stuart McLaughlin, CEO, Business to Arts, Dr Ciara Leonard, UCD Innovation, Brian Donovan Director, Eneclann Ltd, Dr Kelly Fitzgerald, Sruth/ Irish Folklore Commission, Dr Danielle O’Donovan and Jennifer McCrea, Marisa Ronan, Aidan Pender, Director of Strategic Development, Fáilte Ireland, Dr Paul Rouse, UCD School of History and Archives, Dr Marc Caball, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland. (2012) 1-day seminar exploring aspects of innovation and the humanities, funded by NOVA UCD, the innovation centre at University College Dublin. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Innovation and the Humanities, NOVA UCD, University College Dublin , 14-DEC-12 - 14-DEC-12 [Details]
2012 Creative Entrepreneurialism and the Humanities (part of the Innovation Dublin 2012 programme),
Niamh NicGhabhann (2012) Public History and Innovation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Creative Entrepreneurialism and the Humanities (part of the Innovation Dublin 2012 programme), Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin , 20-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12 [Details]
2012 Donatus Mooney Study Day, The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2012) Monastic Ireland: communicating medieval Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Donatus Mooney Study Day, The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation, The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation, University College Dublin , 18-APR-12 - 18-APR-12 [Details]
2012 Contemporary Poetry and Source, Plymouth University,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2012) Seeing Through, Speaking Through: The Visual World and the Poetry of Pearse Hutchinson. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Contemporary Poetry and Source, Plymouth University, Plymouth University , 18-MAY-12 - 20-MAY-12 [Details]
2012 Art Without Borders - Irish Art History Conference, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2012) Seeing the Medieval Past – Homi K. Bhabha and the historiography of medieval Ireland in the nineteenth century. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Art Without Borders - Irish Art History Conference, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin , 05-OCT-12 - 05-OCT-12 [Details]
2011 Reconstructions of the Gothic Past Colloquium,
Irish Architects and the Restoration of Medieval Buildings, 1800 – 1930 (2011) Irish Architects and the Restoration of Medieval Buildings, 1800 – 1930. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Reconstructions of the Gothic Past Colloquium, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin , 09-FEB-11 - 10-FEB-11 [Details]
2011 Association of Art Historians Annual Conference,
Niamh NicGhabhann, Caroline McGee, Mary-Jane Boland, Christopher Jordan, Gabriel Gee, Una Walker, Roisin Kennedy, Craig RIchardson (2011) Writing Irish Art Histories - session exploring the historiography of Irish art. [Chaired Session], Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Warwick University , 31-MAR-11 - 02-APR-11 [Details]
2010 Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) Picturing Antiquity: Images and Antiquities from William Wilde’s The Beauty of the Boyne and its Tributary, the Blackwater (1850) to Thomas Johnson Westropp’s “A Survey of the Ancient Churches in the County of Limerick”, (1905). [National Refereed Conference Paper], Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast , 11-NOV-10 - 13-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 William Wilde Research Day, Royal Irish Academy,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) Ruins in the landscape: the aesthetics of antiquarianism in nineteenth century Ireland. [Invited Lecture], William Wilde Research Day, Royal Irish Academy, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2 , 03-JUN-10 - 04-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 Leeds International Medieval Congress,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) Chapel Villages and Estate Towns: medieval buildings in settlement development in late eighteenth and nineteenth century Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds , 12-JUL-10 - 15-JUL-10 [Details]
2010 Writing Irish Art History’, a student-led seminar at TRIARC, Irish Art Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin,
Niamh NicGhabhann, Caroline McGee, Yvonne Scott, Tom Dunne, Roisin Kennedy, Colleen Thomas, Bláithín Hurley, Tara Kelly, Jenny Fitzgibbon, Jane Humphries, Keith Smith, Emma Dwan O'Reilly, Mary Jane Boland, Eimear O'Connor, Nicholas Johnson, Nathan Gordon (2010) Writing Irish Art History’, a student-led seminar at TRIARC, Irish Art Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Writing Irish Art History’, a student-led seminar at TRIARC, Irish Art Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin, TRIARC: the Irish Art Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin , 20-NOV-10 - 20-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 Donatus Mooney Study Day, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) The architecture of the Franciscan Order in the Nineteenth Century - ruins and restorations. [Invited Lecture], Donatus Mooney Study Day, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation, University College Dublin , 30-APR-10 - 30-APR-10 [Details]
2010 Association of Art Historians Annual Conference,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) A complex metaphor - developing a national canon of architectural form in 19th century Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Glasgow , 15-APR-10 - 17-APR-10 [Details]
2010 Ancient and Modern - exploring the imagery of Irish antiquities in the work of Nano Reid and Gerard Dillon,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) Lecture on aspects of medieval imagery in 20th century Irish painting. [Invited Lecture], Ancient and Modern - exploring the imagery of Irish antiquities in the work of Nano Reid and Gerard Dillon, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge and Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda , 01-MAR-10 - 01-MAR-10 [Details]
2010 National Gallery of Ireland Research Study Day,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) Ruins in the Landscape. [National Refereed Conference Paper], National Gallery of Ireland Research Study Day, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2 , 11-MAR-10 - 11-MAR-10 [Details]
2010 Irish History Students Association Annual Conference,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) Nineteenth Century Ireland: Conservation and its Contexts. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish History Students Association Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 05-FEB-10 - 05-FEB-10 [Details]
2009 Gothic and its Legacies symposium, Courtauld Institute of Art,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2009) Gothic in Ireland: Ruins and the improving landlord in 19th century Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Gothic and its Legacies symposium, Courtauld Institute of Art, Gothic and its Legacies symposium, Courtauld Institute of Art, London , 04-DEC-09 - 04-DEC-09 [Details]
2010 Writing Irish Art History,
Niamh NicGhabhann (2010) ‘Writing Irish Art History’, a student-led seminar at TRIARC, Irish Art Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin, Department of History of Art, TCD. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Writing Irish Art History, Trinity College Dublin , 20-NOV-10 - 20-NOV-10 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2016 CIRCUS+ Research on youth and social circus pedagogy.
ERASMUS+ working group - an international group including UL authors Niamh NicGhabhann, Stephen Cadwell and Shane Holohan (2016) CIRCUS+ Research on youth and social circus pedagogy. Caravan - European Youth and Social Circus Network, Brussels. [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2015 Gerard Dillon -- PORTRAIT OF DAN O'NEILL, 1952.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Gerard Dillon -- PORTRAIT OF DAN O'NEILL, 1952. Article [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2019 RIA Research Infrastructures in Ireland: Blog Post 1.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) RIA Research Infrastructures in Ireland: Blog Post 1. Dublin: Blog [Details]
2018 RTÉ Brainstorm - ‘How the Catholic Church built its property portfolio’.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) RTÉ Brainstorm - ‘How the Catholic Church built its property portfolio’. RTÉ Dublin 4: Blog [Details]
2018 RTÉ Brainstorm: 'Why do so many capitals of culture run into problems?.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) RTÉ Brainstorm: 'Why do so many capitals of culture run into problems?. Blog [Details]
2017 RTÉ Brainstorm - 'Do Monuments Matter?'.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) RTÉ Brainstorm - 'Do Monuments Matter?'. Dublin: Blog [Details]
2015 Invited blog post on aspects of early career experience for historians, Institute of Historical Research History Plus blog.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Invited blog post on aspects of early career experience for historians, Institute of Historical Research History Plus blog. Blog [Details]
2015 British Medical Journal Medical Humanities blog: Difficult Histories - curating the World Within Walls exhibition at Monaghan County Museum.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) British Medical Journal Medical Humanities blog: Difficult Histories - curating the World Within Walls exhibition at Monaghan County Museum. Blog [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2019 Review of books by Lavinia Greenlaw, Jo Slade and Nessa Mahony in Poetry Ireland Review (ed. Eavan Boland), Vol. 128.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) Review of books by Lavinia Greenlaw, Jo Slade and Nessa Mahony in Poetry Ireland Review (ed. Eavan Boland), Vol. 128. Book Review [Details]
2019 Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art (ed. Brendan Rooney), Artefact: Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art (ed. Brendan Rooney), Artefact: Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians. Book Review [Details]
2019 Review, Ina Boyle (1889-1968): a composer’s life in Irish Studies Review.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) Review, Ina Boyle (1889-1968): a composer’s life in Irish Studies Review. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2018 Book Review: Impulse to Act: A New Anthology of Resistance and Social Justice.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) Book Review: Impulse to Act: A New Anthology of Resistance and Social Justice. Los Angeles : Sage Publications: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2018 Review of books by Colm Keegan, Elaine Feeney and Denise Blake, Poetry Ireland Review (ed. Eavan Boland), Vol. 126.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) Review of books by Colm Keegan, Elaine Feeney and Denise Blake, Poetry Ireland Review (ed. Eavan Boland), Vol. 126. Book Review [Details]
2018 Review of books by Liz Quirke and James Finnegan, Cyphers (ed. By Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin), Vol. 86.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) Review of books by Liz Quirke and James Finnegan, Cyphers (ed. By Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin), Vol. 86. Book Review [Details]
2015 ‘Commemorating the Irish Famine: memory and the monument’ by Emily Mark Fitzgerald, Irish Studies Review.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) ‘Commemorating the Irish Famine: memory and the monument’ by Emily Mark Fitzgerald, Irish Studies Review. Book Review [Details]
2015 Review essay, The ‘perpetual fair': gender, disorder and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Review essay, The ‘perpetual fair': gender, disorder and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London. Book Review [Details]
2017 Review of Oona Frawley (editor), Memory Ireland, Volume 1: History and Modernity.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) Review of Oona Frawley (editor), Memory Ireland, Volume 1: History and Modernity. Edinburgh: Book Review [Details]
2017 Review essay of Oona Frawley (editor), Memory Ireland, Volume 1: History and Modernity.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) Review essay of Oona Frawley (editor), Memory Ireland, Volume 1: History and Modernity. Book Review [Details]

Guest Lectures

  Year Publication
2018 ‘Familiar and Overlooked’ – a series of 6 public lectures on art and architectural history, including lectures on Erskine Nicol and Daniel Maclise; Pablo Picasso and Sonia Delaunay; and Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Kara Walker, Hunt Museum, Limerick, October – December 2018.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) ‘Familiar and Overlooked’ – a series of 6 public lectures on art and architectural history, including lectures on Erskine Nicol and Daniel Maclise; Pablo Picasso and Sonia Delaunay; and Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Kara Walker, Hunt Museum, Limerick, October – December 2018. Guest Lectures [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2019 ‘Church of Ireland: restorations and representations in 19th century Ireland’ Irish Architectural Archive, as part of the Representative Church Body library exhibition, Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World Exhibition, 23 August 2019.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) ‘Church of Ireland: restorations and representations in 19th century Ireland’ Irish Architectural Archive, as part of the Representative Church Body library exhibition, Visual Window to an Ecclesiastical World Exhibition, 23 August 2019. Invited Lectures [Details]
2019 ‘St Lua’s Oratory, Killaloe’ Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) ‘St Lua’s Oratory, Killaloe’ Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society. Invited Lectures [Details]
2018 Archives and Public History: Witnessing the Past.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) Archives and Public History: Witnessing the Past. Invited Lectures [Details]
2016 SAUL Futures of the Past lecture series.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) SAUL Futures of the Past lecture series. Invited Lectures [Details]
2016 'Just Left of Copernicus (A Prologue)'.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) 'Just Left of Copernicus (A Prologue)'. Invited Lectures [Details]
2015 Visual Art Ecologies.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) Visual Art Ecologies. Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2014 And Sophia Danced: a celebration of arts practice research.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) And Sophia Danced: a celebration of arts practice research. Invited Seminars [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
2015 Presentation of IU CultureLab findings to key stakeholders.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Grainne Hassett, Annmarie Ryan, Stephen Kinsella (2015) Presentation of IU CultureLab findings to key stakeholders. Policy Contribution [Details]

Research Paper

  Year Publication
2015 'Innovation and the Humanities: project report'.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) 'Innovation and the Humanities: project report'. Research Paper [Details]

Seminar

  Year Publication
2020 Religious Spaces in Transition.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2020) Religious Spaces in Transition. Seminar [Details]
2020 Irish Urban Modern History Study Group - Limerick meeting.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2020) Irish Urban Modern History Study Group - Limerick meeting. Seminar [Details]
2018 Roundtable: Creative Industries – challenges and opportunities.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2018) Roundtable: Creative Industries – challenges and opportunities. Seminar [Details]
2018 Festivals and Social Change.
Dominic Campbell and Charlotte McIvor (2018) Festivals and Social Change. Seminar [Details]
2018 Art and autonomy: an interdisciplinary conference (Part of the Arts Council of Ireland-funded Autonomy Project).
Niamh NicGhabhann and Lisa McLoughlin (2018) Art and autonomy: an interdisciplinary conference (Part of the Arts Council of Ireland-funded Autonomy Project). Seminar [Details]
2018 Music Industry Day 2018.
Professor Mel Mercier, Karan Casey, Sheena Keane, Valerie Dolan (2018) Music Industry Day 2018. Seminar [Details]
2017 ‘Festivals and Sustainability – with speakers from EVA International, Wexford Festival Opera and Listowel Writers Week’.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2017) ‘Festivals and Sustainability – with speakers from EVA International, Wexford Festival Opera and Listowel Writers Week’. Seminar [Details]
2016 (Co-organiser with Dr Victoria Durrer and Kerry McCall) CPOI (Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland) methods seminar, featuring a keynote with Professor Eleonora Belfiore.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Kerry McCall, Victoria Durrer (2016) (Co-organiser with Dr Victoria Durrer and Kerry McCall) CPOI (Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland) methods seminar, featuring a keynote with Professor Eleonora Belfiore. Seminar [Details]
2016 Inbhear: Publishing and disseminating arts and humanities research, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Inbhear: Publishing and disseminating arts and humanities research, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Seminar [Details]
2016 Conversations in the Consortium.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Kathleen Turner, Helen Phelan (2016) Conversations in the Consortium. Seminar [Details]
2016 Curating performance.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Curating performance. Seminar [Details]
2016 Women making art happen: International Women's Day Seminar.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) Women making art happen: International Women's Day Seminar. Seminar [Details]
2016 ‘Critical writing for street art, circus and spectacle’ three-day workshop, featuring Floriane Gaber (FR), Kim Tillbrook (UK) and Paschale Straiton (UK), Lucy Medlycott (IRL), and Cristín Leach.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) ‘Critical writing for street art, circus and spectacle’ three-day workshop, featuring Floriane Gaber (FR), Kim Tillbrook (UK) and Paschale Straiton (UK), Lucy Medlycott (IRL), and Cristín Leach. Seminar [Details]
2015 Inaugural LANDscape research cluster meeting.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Anna Ryan (2015) Inaugural LANDscape research cluster meeting. Seminar [Details]
2015 Responses to place in music and poetry - National Poetry Day event organised by the LANDscape research cluster.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Erika Meitner, Mattu Noone (2015) Responses to place in music and poetry - National Poetry Day event organised by the LANDscape research cluster. Seminar [Details]
2015 Place, performance and imagination: a LANDscape research cluster seminar.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Billy Mills, Niall Keegan (2015) Place, performance and imagination: a LANDscape research cluster seminar. Seminar [Details]
2015 CIRCUS+ research into youth and social circus in Europe.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Dr. Stephen Cadwell (UL), Ulla Hokkanen (Galway Community Circus), Will Chamberlain (Belfast Community Circus) (2015) CIRCUS+ research into youth and social circus in Europe. Seminar [Details]
2015 Festival and placemaking in Scotland.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Kirsty Strang (2015) Festival and placemaking in Scotland. Seminar [Details]
2015 Inventing Ireland: 20 Years Later. A seminar exploring contemporary approaches to Irish Studies at the Irish World Academy.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Catherine Foley, Mattu Noone, Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain and Sandra Joyce (2015) Inventing Ireland: 20 Years Later. A seminar exploring contemporary approaches to Irish Studies at the Irish World Academy. Seminar [Details]
2014 Macalla: to set the darkness echoing Tower Seminar.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) Macalla: to set the darkness echoing Tower Seminar. Seminar [Details]
2014 Making it happen: a vibrant and sustainable arts environment for Ireland.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Dr. Michelle O’Dwyer (Associate Dean, Director of the Corporate MBA Programme and Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kemmy Business School, UL), Rowena Neville (Business to Arts) and Dr. Annmarie Ryan (Lecturer, Kemmy Business School, UL) (2014) Making it happen: a vibrant and sustainable arts environment for Ireland. Seminar [Details]
2014 The Frost is All Over: Writing about traditional Irish music.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Vincent Woods (RTÉ and Aosdána), Dr. Philip Coleman (TCD) and Toner Quinn (The Journal of Music) Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (2014) The Frost is All Over: Writing about traditional Irish music. Seminar [Details]
2014 Open Education: Exploring Architecture in Primary Schools - presented as part of Open House Limerick.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Rachel McAree (Open House Dublin), Caelan Bristow (Architect), Dominique Bouchard (Hunt Museum), Ann-Marie Morin (Marry Immaculate College of Education) (2014) Open Education: Exploring Architecture in Primary Schools - presented as part of Open House Limerick. Seminar [Details]
2014 Different views on the Second Coming by Yeats: Artists-in-residence and arts practice research at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Dr. Helen Phelan (UL) Professor Meg Harper (UL), Dr. Michael Finneran (Mary Immaculate), Fidget Feet aerial dance and Mikel Murfi (director and actor) (2014) Different views on the Second Coming by Yeats: Artists-in-residence and arts practice research at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Seminar [Details]
2014 Vertical Dance Symposium.
Niamh NicGhabhann, CIE Retouramont will join Fidget Feet and Aeriosa Dance Society (Canada), Gravity & Levity (UK), Histeria Nova (Croatia), Il Posto Vertical Dance Company (Italy), Kate Lawrence Vertical Dance (UK) (2014) Vertical Dance Symposium. Seminar [Details]
2014 Commedia dell'arte workshop as part of Aacdemy 20.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) Commedia dell'arte workshop as part of Aacdemy 20. Seminar [Details]
2013 Artworks seminar.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Artworks seminar. Seminar [Details]
2013 Artworks seminar series - building connections between arts management professionals and students.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Artworks seminar series - building connections between arts management professionals and students. Seminar [Details]
2013 Artworks seminar.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Artworks seminar. Seminar [Details]
2013 Artworks seminar.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Artworks seminar. Seminar [Details]
2013 Artworks seminar.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Artworks seminar. Seminar [Details]
2013 Festive Arts Tower Seminar.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) Festive Arts Tower Seminar. Seminar [Details]

Catalogue

  Year Publication
2019 Strange and familiar utopias in the paintings of Robert Ryan.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2019) Strange and familiar utopias in the paintings of Robert Ryan. Limerick: Catalogue [Details]
2016 NOUGHT YTAUGHT TO SPEKE BY CRAFTE NOUPER BY KYNDE.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2016) NOUGHT YTAUGHT TO SPEKE BY CRAFTE NOUPER BY KYNDE. Dublin: Catalogue [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 ‘WATERMARK: between the archive and the river’.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) ‘WATERMARK: between the archive and the river’. Limerick: Catalogue [Details]
2013 ‘Founts of meaning: five contemporary artists and the books of the Irish Franciscans in Europe’.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2013) ‘Founts of meaning: five contemporary artists and the books of the Irish Franciscans in Europe’. Dublin: Catalogue [Details]

Edited Book

  Year Publication
2015 IU Culture Lab.
Grainne Hassett, Stephen Kinsella, Niamh NicGhabhann, Annmarie Ryan (2015) IU Culture Lab. Limerick: Edited Book [Details]

Exhibition

  Year Publication
2015 World Within Walls: Discovering the journey from Cavan-Monaghan Asylum to Community Services.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2015) World Within Walls: Discovering the journey from Cavan-Monaghan Asylum to Community Services. Monaghan County Museum: Exhibition [Details]
2014 WATERMARK.
Niamh NicGhabhann (2014) WATERMARK. Exhibition [Details]
2014 Waking St. Munchin.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Gothicise Art Collective, MA Festive Arts Students (2014) Waking St. Munchin. Exhibition [Details]
2012 ‘Shaping Identities Together: Ag Cruthú le Chéile’.
Niamh NicGhabhann (curator) (2012) ‘Shaping Identities Together: Ag Cruthú le Chéile’. Exhibition [Details]
2012 Owen Walsh 1933 - 2002: Colour and Light.
Niamh NicGhabhann (curator) (2012) Owen Walsh 1933 - 2002: Colour and Light. Exhibition [Details]
2007 Museums Matter: Accessing Ireland’s Heritage.
Niamh NicGhabhann (exhibition manager and developer) (2007) Museums Matter: Accessing Ireland’s Heritage. Exhibition [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 New Foundations Grant Strand 2 Irish Research Council
2017 Publication grant from TRIARC: the Irish Art Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin TRIARC: the Irish Art Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin
2016 Publication grant from Irish Cistercians Cistercian Foundations in Ireland
2015 Gradireland Best New Postgrad Course Award gradireland
2015 NUI Publication Grant NUI
2015 Funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for the Designing Commemoration conference Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
2015 Research grant from Limerick County Council for work on Limerick 2020 bid Limerick County Council
2014 CIRCUS+ ERASMUS+ Award EU - ERASMUS+
2014 Marc Fitch Foundation Marc Fitch Foundation
2014 Exhibition development grant for WATERMARK Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
2014 HSE project grant for World Within Walls Health Service Executive
2015 Publication grant from the Office of Public Works Office of Public Works
2013 Seed Funding Award - Innovation and the Humanities University College Dublin
2015 Publication Grant from the National Monuments Service National Monuments Service
2013 Monastic Ireland - Research Grant from Failte Ireland Failte Ireland
2012 Graduate Certificate in Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Scholarship University College Dublin (Innovation Academy)
2009 Desmond Guinness Scholarship Award The Irish Georgian Society
2008 Irish Research Council Posgraduate Scholarship Irish Research Council
2010 Trinity College Dublin Travel Fund Award Trinity College Dublin Travel Fund
2006 Homan Potterton Award The Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
2003 Anne Crookshank Award Trinity College Dublin - Department of Art and Architectural History
2003 Trinity College Dublin Foundation Scholarship Award Trinity College Dublin

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland Member /
Cultural Policy Research Observatory of Ireland Member of steering group and affiliated researcher /
Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy Member of editorial board 02-APR-12 / 01-JUN-16
Irish Association of Art Historians Member of editorial board for Artefact, the Journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Inbhear committee Chair /
Academy 20 Committee Member /
Chair, Irish World Academy 1916 Centenary Events Committee Chair /
Research Academic Panel (RAP) Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Committee member 2015 /
Judging panel, 2016 Allianz Business to Arts awards Member of judging committee 2016 / 2016
Timetabling Group, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Chair 2015 /
Cultural Policy Research Observatory - An all-Ireland network - initial steering group member Steering group member 2015 /
Technology Enhanced Learning committee Irish World Academy representative 2016 /
Light Moves Screen Dance Festival - advisory board Steering Group Member 2015 /
Open House Limerick steering group Steering Group Member 2014 / 2015
Artefact - editorial board Editorial board member 2012 /
Irish Museums Association Member of Board of Directors 2015 / 2008
'World Within Walls' exhibition steering group Member of steering committee 2013 / 2015

Outreach Activities

  Description

Invited Panel member at the 2018 Cork Quarter Block Party Festival exploring participatory arts practices.

Public engagement/ outreach events

In my role as Course Director, I lead an innovative and diverse programme of seminars and events. This work is part of the definition of the field of study, and of the disciplinary position of the MA Festive Arts, in that it builds the role of the MA Festive Arts, the Irish World Academy, and the University of Limerick as a centre of excellence in research in this area nationally and internationally.
These seminars and events are also central to the development of industry links, and relationships with stakeholders such as internship and placement hosts. Therefore, I have also engaged in a series of outreach events, sharing the expertise available through the MA Festive Arts programme with a wode range of national and local festival and event organisations.
 
(2016) Marketing for festivals, featuring Annette Nugent,arts marketer - open seminar for local festivals and arts organisations, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, 9 March.
 
(2015) 'Community festival and parade open day', with presentations by Lucy Medlycott (ISACS) and Simon Thompson (parade and festival practitioner), open seminar for community arts, festival and parade organisations, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, 10 March.
 
(2015) 'Creating the World Within Walls exhibition at Monaghan County Museum’, Monaghan County Museum, 26 February.
 
(2014) The architectural heritage of St. Davnet’s Hospital guided tour and talk (presented as part of Heritage Week 2014), 23 August.
 
(2014) Seminar organiser, ‘Open Education: Exploring Architecture in Primary Schools’, for Open House Limerick, UL, 15 August.
 
(2014) MA Festive Arts open afternoon, featuring Tumble Circus and Fidget Feet aerial dance, 23 January.

Other Activities

  Description

External examiner for the Postgraduate Research Group Taught Module (MARE700) at the University of Plymouth (2020-2024) External examiner, Technological University Dublin for the BA Contemporary Visual Culture and the BA Creative and Cultural Industries (2019-2022) External Examiner, MA Arts and Heritage Management, Waterford Institute of Technology
(2014 - 2017)
 
In my role as external examiner for the MA Arts and Heritage Management at WIT, I am involved in examining all programme assessments, and in reviewing programme content, facilities and research direction. This role involves engagement with the overall curriculum, and an assessment of its position with regard to international standards in the fields of arts management education.

Member of Programme Review panel, BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Dublin (DIT)
(March 2016)

 
As a member of this review panel, I was tasked with assessing all programme content, interviewing students and faculty members, reviewing facilities, and making recommendations regarding the ongoing quality of the programme, and suggestions for future development. I was one of two external review panel members, the other being a music industry representative.

Member, editorial board of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy

(2015-present)

Steering Committee member and affiliate researcher, Cultural Policy Observatory of Ireland
(2014-present).

Member, editorial board of Artefact, the journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians.
(2012-2016)

Establishment of LANDscape: history, theory, praxis, practice interdisciplinary research cluster with Dr. Anna Ryan (SAUL) at UL
(2014 - present)

Member of Limerick2020 research network
(2014-2016)

 
During the development of Limerick's bid to be European City of Culture in 2020, I contributed to the campaign by attending a range of meetings and panel discussions on the direction of the bid, assessing tender applications for leadership positions within the campaign on behalf of Limerick City Council, and was involved in the IU Culture Lab project which made a significant contribution to the successfully short-listed bid proposal. During 2014, I was the liaison between the the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and the Limerick 2014 National City of Culture team. I also led the November 2014 'Hackathon' based at Fablab in Limerick's City Centre as part of an audience research initiative around the 2014 Limerick City of Culture. (http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/arts---entertainment/195450/-Hackathon--cultural-research-project.html)

Member of steering group, Open House Limerick (within Limerick City Council)
(2014)

 
As a member of the steering group for this architecture festival, organised by Limerick City Council, I was involved in the development of the strategic direction of the festival, the management of volunteers, and developed a seminar aimed at first and second level educators interested in bringing architecture into the classroom.

Contribution to the development of regional and national cultural policy and strategy documents
(2013-present)

 
In my role as Course Director of the MA Festive Arts programme, I regularly make submissions and give feedback on regional and national cultural policy and strategy documents, such as the recently-published Limerick Cultural Strategy, and the new national cultural policy, Culture 2025. I am also regularly asked to advise on the development of initiatives such as the new Limerick City and County Council festivals strategy, under development by the Limerick Arts Office.

Graduate Mentor, Gradlink Scheme (School of English, Trinity College Dublin)
(2013-2015
)
 
As a graduate of the School of English at Trinity College Dublin, I have been involved in the Gradlink mentor scheme, which involves mentoring current students through different career options. I have worked closely with students interested in pursuing careers in arts management and academia, and have encouraged them to participate in UL's All-Ireland Conference of Undergraduate Research. https://www.tcd.ie/alumni/mentoring/)

I regularly sit on appointment and hiring committees, and have served as external examiner for PhD and transfer to PhD vivas at other institutions.

Teaching Interests

I am currently lecturer in the Department of History, and contributing lecturer in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Current modules:

AH4005 - INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HUMANITIES (cross-faculty module for third year students)
MD4007 - PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTISTS
MD6091 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
MD6062 - CRITICAL CONTEXTS FOR ARTS MANAGEMENT AND CULTURAL POLICY


Past teaching:

MD5522 - Final Presentation (MA Festive Arts thesis projects)
MD6141 - RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY FOR FESTIVAL STUDIES
MD6131 - INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL AND GLOBAL FESTIVITY
MD6121 - FESTIVAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
MD6091 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
MD4117 - PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / FINAL YEAR VOCATIONAL PROJECT (UG module)
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I currently contribute as a lecturer/ seminar leader to the following modules:
BR4061 - BROADENING THROUGH AWARENESS ACTIVISM AND THE ARTS (UNDERGRADUATE)
MD6072 - WRITING AND THE DOCUMENTATION OF ARTS PRACTICE 2
MD4026 - IRISH TRADITIONALMUSIC AND DANCE STUDIES 3
MD4028 - IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE STUDIES 5
MD8002 - ARTS PRACTICE RESEARCH 2
MD8012 - CREATIVE PROCESS 2
MU5502 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
MD5512 - IRISH WORLD ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DANCE SPRING ELECTIVE
MD4027 - IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE STUDIES 4
MD8011 - CREATIVE PROCESS 1

I am currently leading the development of Broadening Module in Placemaking for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

 
 
FYP Thesis Supervision

2014/15 - 1 FYP thesis projects
2015/16 - 2 FYP thesis projects

MA Thesis Supervision

2013/14 - 9 MA thesis projects
2014/15 - 6 MA thesis projects
2015/16 - 8 MA thesis projects

PhD supervision - current students

Deirdre Kelly - joint supervision (completed, 2016)
Frances Garry
Fiona Byrne
Pamela Cotter - joint supervision
Maria Kerin
Simon Thompson (registered for MQ5000)


 
 
 
 


Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
Autumn RESEARCH AND DISCOVERY FOR FESTIVAL STUDIES MD6141This module introduces students to methods for studying public, religious, domestic and civic festivites, with a particular emphasis on the social roles of festival and the performative dimension of festivity.
Autumn Semester PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / FINAL YEAR VOCATIONAL PROJECT MD4117This module introduces final year students to core principles in arts management and professional development in the performing arts, dealing with issues such as funding applications, project management, communications and the development of small-scale projects to a professional level with the aid of specialist supervisors from across Irish World Academy faculty.
Autumn Semester Introduction to Local and Global Festivity MD6131This module provides students with a contextual, cross-cultural understanding of festival, based on case studies of specific local, national and international festivals.
Autumn Semester FESTIVAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION MD6121This module provides students with a foundation in the issues surrounding festival production and sustainable development.
Autumn Semester PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS MD6091This module is designed to provide an awareness of professional development skills and contexts central to developing a career in the arts. It introduces students to several key facets of planning, arts project management, and career development as part of their professional development.
Spring Semester PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION MU5092The aim of this internship-based module is to provide students with practical experience of festival programming and production through an internship with a local, national or international festival.
Spring Semester INTRODUCTION TO CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE MD6122This module provides students with a theoretical context for a cultural and performative study of festival.
Spring Semester INTRODUCTION TO CURATING PERFORMANCE MD6112This module provides students with an introduction for students to key ideas and issues in curating and programming, with an emphasis on performance and festival contexts.
Spring Semester CRITICAL CONTEXTS FOR ARTS MANAGEMENT AND CULTURAL POLICY MD6062The purpose of this module is to introduce students to key concepts, practices and discourses related to contemporary arts management, production and policy making. Through lectures and seminars, students will critically explore the frameworks around arts practice and development across a number of disciplines and art forms.
Summer Semester Final Presentation (MA Festive Arts) MD5522To demonstrate the ability to (a) perform specialist repertoire at the standard of a public recital OR (b) conduct a research project to the level of a Masters standard dissertation OR (c) a combination of (a) and (b)