Award: Fulbright Irish Student Award
Sponsor: Creative Ireland
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Ms Maeve Casserly is a PhD candidate in the School of History, University College Dublin, and has an Hons BA in History and Political Science, and an MPhil. in Public History and Cultural Heritage from Trinity College Dublin. Maeve’s doctoral research is on public engagement with history through centenary commemorations during the Irish Decade of Centenaries. Her main focus is on engagement with women’s history during 2016-2018. Maeve’s doctoral research is informed by her work as a heritage practitioner in the Irish cultural heritage sector. She is the current Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence (2017-2020) and has worked in the Exhibitions, Learning, and Programming Department of the National Library of Ireland since 2015. As a Fulbright-Creative Ireland Fellow, Maeve will continue her research on public engagement with centenary commemorations in the US. To mark the US centenary of women’s suffrage in 2020 she will research and lead public engagement with the rich collections of the Harry Ransom Center, University of Austin, Texas.