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Conor Lucey

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School of Art History and Cultural Policy

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01 716 8549
conor.lucey@ucd.ie
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BIO

Conor Lucey is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design and of UCD. Prior to joining the staff in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy he was awarded a number of teaching and research fellowships, including a prestigious three-year 'Elevate' fellowship, granted by the Irish Research Council and jointly funded by the Irish government and the EU (Marie Curie Actions): two years were spent at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (2013-15), and the final year at Trinity College Dublin (2015-16). The principal output of this research is his new monograph, Building Reputations: architecture and the artisan, 1750-1830 (2018). Published by Manchester University Press, it has been been grant-aided by the National University of Ireland and an SAH/Mellon Author Award of the Society of Architectural Historians. http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526119940/ Dr Lucey is an architectural and design historian with interests in a number of related fields, including urban domestic architecture of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world; the contested relationship between architectural design and building production; neoclassicism and print culture; and the decorative interior in Europe, 1660-1840. Essays and chapters on these topics have appeared in a number of edited collections, including Decorative Plasterwork in Ireland and Europe: ornament and the early modern interior (2012), two volumes of the Art and Architecture of Ireland series (2014), and Laughing at Architecture: architectural histories of humour, satire and wit (2018). Recent articles have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, The Burlington Magazine, and Architectural History. Much of this research has been funded by bursaries from the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art, the Royal Irish Academy and other sources. Forthcoming projects include a thematic essay on design in A Cultural History of Interiors in the Age of Enlightenment (2020), part of the 'Cultural Histories' series published by Bloomsbury Academic. A regular speaker at major international conferences devoted to art, architectural and urban histories, Dr Lucey sits on the editorial board of Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies (having served as editor-in-chief between 2010-14), and has acted as a reader/peer-reviewer for a number of academic journals including Architectural Histories and Home Cultures. President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, and committee member of the Irish Architectural Archive and the Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, Dr Lucey also contributes to a wide range of public outreach programmes, including lectures, talks and tours for a variety of national cultural and heritage institutions.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Assistant Professor, School of Art History & Cultural Policy
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2016 - present
  • Module Coordinator, MA in Art History
    Trinity College Dublin, History of Art and Architecture, Ireland1 Jan 2013 - 31 May 2013
  • Teaching Fellow in Architectural History
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Jul 2012 - 31 Dec 2012
  • Coordinator, MA in Design History and Material Culture
    National College of Art and Design, Faculty of Visual Culture, Ireland2010 - 2011
  • Lecturer in Early Modern Architectural History
    University College Dublin, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, Ireland1 Sep 2008 - 30 Jun 2009
  • Visiting Lecturer
    National College of Art and Design, Faculty of Visual Culture, Ireland2006 - 2012
  • Senior Tutor and Lecturer/Module Coordinator
    University College Dublin, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, Ireland1 Sep 2003 - 30 Jun 2012
  • Visiting Lecturer
    University College Dublin, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, Ireland2007 - 2012
  • Visiting Lecturer
    Maynooth University, Department of History, Ireland1 Mar 2009 - 31 May 2009
  • Visiting Lecturer and Studio Tutor
    Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Ireland2005 - 2009

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • President
    Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland2017 - present

DEGREES

  • BD
    National Coll of Art & Design
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin