Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh (Ph.D., Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, 2004). Prior to joining the team first as a Senior Researcher and currently as an Associated Scholar, she lectured at University College Cork, where she was Associate Investigator of the IRCHSS-funded Christ on the Cross Project. Her interests are centered on the interactions between art and society from the eighth to twelfth centuries in medieval Ireland and England, with a particular focus on the royal patronage of architecture and monumental sculpture, such as high crosses.




Selected Publications

  • “Mere Embroiderers? Women and Art in Early Medieval Ireland.” In Reassessing the Roles of Women as ‘Makers’ of Medieval Art and Architecture. Therese Martin, ed. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012, pp. 93-128.
  • “Apostolically Inscribed: St Cuthbert’s Coffin as Sacred Vessel.” In Medieval Art and Architecture in Newcastle and Northumberland. British Archaeological Association (BAA) Conference Transaction Series 36. Julian Luxford and Jeremy Ashbee, eds. Co-authored with Juliet Mullins, forthcoming 2012.
  • “Otherworldly Gesturing? Understanding Linear Complexity in Medieval Insular Art.” In Linea II - Tangents, Interlaces, Knots, Labyrinths. Structure and Meaning of Lines from Antiquity to the Contemporary Period. Marzia Faietti and Gerhard Wolf, eds. Florence: Giunti Editore, forthcoming.
  • “Mouthing Obscenities, Christological Typologies? Complexities of Meaning at Dysert O’Dea.” In Medieval Art and Architecture in Limerick and South-West Ireland. British Archaeological Association (BAA) Conference Transaction Series 34. Roger Stalley, ed. Leeds, 2011, pp. 42-62.