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Gillian M. Doherty, BA, PhD (UCC), is a lecturer in modern Irish history at University College Cork. She was manager of the MultiText Project, 2000–2002. Prior to this role, she was a Government of Ireland doctoral scholar in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, 1997-2000. She was also a recipient of the William M. Markey Scholarship, University of Massachusetts 1995-1996. Her research interests include: nineteenth-century Irish history, cultural and intellectual; historiography; mapping and surveying; Irish-language culture and politics; the Irish diaspora in North America.
Her publications to date include:
The Irish Ordnance Survey: history, culture and memory (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2004); ‘Thomas Wyse and educational reform in the nineteenth century,’ in Decies: the Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, 58, Winter 2002; ‘The politics of travel writing,’ in Marita Foster, Larry Geary & J. J. Lee (eds), Essays on the Great Irish Famine, 2002; ‘An eye on the Survey: perceptions of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland, 1824-1842,’ in History Ireland, 9, no. 2 (Summer 2001) 37-41; ‘John O’Donovan and the Ordnance Survey,’ in Jim Walsh (ed), Sliabh Rua: a history of its people and places (Naas [Kildare] 2001) 345-71; ‘The Trinity Society, Sliabh Rua,’ibid, 404-12; ‘Spoliation of the past: the destruction of monuments andtreasure hunting in nineteenth-century Ireland,’ in Peritia 13 (1999) 154-72; ‘The Gaelic Revival in the US in the nineteenth century,’ Chronicon 2 (1998) 6: 1-34 (http://www.ucc.ie/chronicon); ‘A critical examination of a selection of travel writing produced during the Great Famine,’ in Chronicon 1 (1997) 1: 1-57 (http://www.ucc.ie/chronicon).