Symposium Programme

Registration 9 – 9.30 am

9.30 – 9.45 am: Intro, Welcome – Helen Shenton, Trinity College Librarian and College Archivist

9.45-10.45: Art History Keynote – Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe

Harry Clarke (1889-1931): Searching, identifying, recording and documenting 1974-2014

10.50-11.20: Coffee break

11.25 – 1: Session 1: Stained glass studios in Ireland

Chair: Dr. Marta Bustillo

Muriel Ryan (Abbey Stained Glass): The design and manufacture of a new stained glass window

Ken Ryan (Abbey Stained Glass): The restoration of the Clarke Studios windows at St. Mel’s Cathedral in Longford

Dom Laurence Walsh (Mount St. Joseph’s, Roscrea)Sharing a researcher’s point of view

Paul Donnelly (TCD)Here, there and everywhere: The Studios global reach

1 -2 pm: Lunch

2 -2.40: Session 2: The cultural context to stained glass in Ireland

Chair: Dr. Yvonne Scott

Dr. Roisín Kennedy (UCD): Reflecting the State. The Harry Clarke Stained Glass Studios and public religious art in the New Ireland

Dr. Fiona Bateman (NUI Galway): The African connection: The Clarke Studios and Ireland’s Foreign Missions

2.45 – 3.30: Digital Collections Keynote by Simon Tanner

Through a glass, darkly – Reflections upon digitisation

Introduced by Arlene Healy

3.30-3.50: Afternoon break

3.50-4.50: Session 3: The contribution of digital libraries to humanities research

Chair: Arlene Healy

Dr. Natalie Harrower (DRI)Digital Preservation and the Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Angela Griffith (TCD) & Emma Clarke: Drawn to the page and screen – creating a digital platform for Irish artists and illustration

Joanne Carroll & Dr. Marta Bustillo (TCD): The Clarke Studios Project

4.50 – 5: Wrap up


2 thoughts on “Symposium Programme

  1. thank you for a thoroughly stimulating and informative day, and for linking the creativity of the original artworks, their design, manufacture and conservation, their social contextualisation and their digital dissemination and exploration – masterly!


    • Dear Michelle,

      I am delighted you enjoyed the day, and that you appreciated how we tried to link all those different aspects. I hope you will take time to explore our collections at If you type ‘Clarke Studios’ in the search box, you will find all the material uploaded so far from our project.

      Kind regards,



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