IAAH Committee

Katy Milligan | Chair

katy-m-bwI am an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy. Following my PhD studies at Trinity College Dublin, from 2015 – 2017, I was the inaugural ESB Fellow at the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland. Recent publications include: ‘The Presence Chamber and Royal Processions, 1821 – 1911’, in Making Majesty: The Throne Room at Dublin Castle, A Cultural History (IAP, 2017), ‘BLAST and the Canon: Exploring Wyndham Lewis’s ‘Review of Contemporary Art’’, in BLAST at 100: A Modernist Magazine Reconsidered (Brill, 2017) and ‘Edmond Delrenne: Witness to 1916’, published in the Irish Arts Review (2015). I am also the current editor of Artefact, the journal of the Irish Association of Art Historians, in addition to being the Chair of the Association.

Twitter: @katymilligan  Instagram: katyemills

Karolina Badzmierowska | Events

Karolina has recently finished her PhD dissertation in history of art & digital humanities at Trinity College Dublin. Karolina’s research Karolina-Badz-bw.jpgexplored digital methodologies in art historical research with a focus on the concept of online research collections as well as Dutch church interior painting form the seventeenth century.

Her career to date combines strong interests in digital humanities, (digital) art history, culture, heritage and museum studies. She currently works as a production assistant for Slick and a communications coordinator for Noho and Emotive.

Web: www.karolinabadz.com  Twitter: @karolinabadz  Instagram: karolinabadz

Jessica Fahy  |  Ordinary Member

Jessica Fahy-bw.jpgJessica Fahy is a freelance art historian who has been teaching and researching European Art History for over ten years. She teaches art history courses for UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, the National Gallery of Ireland’s Community Outreach Programme as well as other lectures and talks for the gallery and she is on the panel of lecturers for the Hugh Lane Gallery. Jessica also runs her own courses, leads art history tours and trips and gives talks for both public and private events. Jessica has a MLitt in Art History from UCD where she also received her undergraduate degree with English as her joint major. She completed her MA in Italian Renaissance Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2007. Her website address is www.jessicafahyarthistorian.com.

Emily Glynn-Farrell  |  Student Member

Emily-bw.jpgEmily is a Masters student of Art History at UCD where she has also completed a BA in Archaeology and Art History. Her passion and enthusiasm for all things art related started at a young age and was the driving force behind getting involved with the Irish Association of Art Historians. When she’s not studying, she’s usually wandering around Dublin graffiti hunting or practicing Ballet. In addition she is also one half of the Hive Minds Arts Project Podcast, recorded in conjunction with the IAAH.

Laura McKenna  |  Student Member

Laura is undergraduate student of the History of Art and Architecture and Italian at Trinity College Dublin. She is also the other half of the Hive Minds Arts Project Podcast, recorded in conjunction with the IAAH.

Eimir O’Brien  |  Ordinary Member

Eimir O'Brien-bw.jpgEimir O’Brien has worked in the Education Department of the National Museum of Ireland since 2006. She has also been a part-time lecturer on the Continued Education in Art and Design evening class at the National College of Art and Design and has worked on a number of freelance projects.
Eimir is currently on a time out from a part-time PhD with the National College of Art and Design. Other qualifications include a Masters in Design History and Material Culture from NCAD (2010), a higher Diploma in Community Arts Education from NCAD (2008), a Masters Degree in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies from the University of Ulster (2006) and a BA in English and Art History from Queens University Belfast (2003).
Related publications and projects:
‘Turf wars? Spirituality and practicality in 19th-century Irish churches’ in The British Art Journal, XVI 3 (2015)
‘Envisioning Change: Ecclesiastical Art in Ireland 1950–1962 (2014) In Situ: NCAD Research & Public Engagement2013, National College of Art and Design


Leslie O’Connor Turner  |  Ordinary Member

IMG_9930 copy bw.jpgLeslie O’Connor Turner is a Biomedical Scientist by profession and a graduate of NCI, DIT and UCD. She completed a BA in Art History in Italian in UCD in 2010 which was followed by an MA in Art History and Cultural Policy in 2011 (UCD). She was the recipient of a bursary from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Dublino which allowed her to travel and study in the Veneto region.

Research from her thesis formed the basis for an article published in Artefact 2013 which examines the potential links between the architecture of Palladio and a sixteenth-century illuminated manuscript from Padua, illustrated by Benedetto Bordon, in the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin.

Leslie has experience managing Art History trips in Ireland, France and Italy. Her special interests include illuminated manuscripts, Italian Renaissance art, Etruscan archaeology and Irish art. Leslie currently advises private clients seeking to enhance their art collections.

Anne O’Leary | Treasurer

AOL-bw.jpgAnne O’Leary holds a B.A. in English Literature and Art History from University College Dublin and an M.A. in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama also from UCD. She works as a freelance non-fiction writer and copy editor and her book reviews and opinion pieces appear regularly in Books Ireland magazine as well as online sites: www.writing.ie and www.reviewsgate.com

Anne is also very active in the Irish arts and cultural community and is currently a member of the award committee for the Carousel Aware Prize for independent Authors. She is Audience Development advisor for Strokestown International Poetry Festival, held annually and she serves on their voluntary committee also.


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