Dr Alison FitzGerald

History

Lecturer

Rhetoric House
42
(01) 708 6257

Biography

Research Interests

Research interests include: The decorative arts and craft history; Irish design history and material culture, in particular, the history of goldsmiths, jewellers and allied traders; the production and consumption of luxury goods in the British Atlantic world during the eighteenth century.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Silver in Georgian Dublin: Making, Selling, Consuming.
FitzGerald Alison (2016) Silver in Georgian Dublin: Making, Selling, Consuming. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'A sterling trade: making and selling silver in Ireland'
Laffan, William and Monkhouse, Christopher (2015) 'A sterling trade: making and selling silver in Ireland' In: Ireland: crossroads of art & design, 1690-1840. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. [Details]
2014 ''Desiring to look sprucish': objects in context at Carton'
FitzGerald, A. (2014) ''Desiring to look sprucish': objects in context at Carton' In: Carton and the FitzGeralds. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
2012 'Fighting for a 'small provincial establishment': the Cork goldsmiths and their quest for a local assay office'
FitzGerald, A (2012) 'Fighting for a 'small provincial establishment': the Cork goldsmiths and their quest for a local assay office' In: Irish provincial cultures in the long eighteenth century. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Taste in high life: Dining in the Dublin town house'
FitzGerald, A. (2009) 'Taste in high life: Dining in the Dublin town house' In: The Dublin Townhouse: Form, function, finance. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2008 'The business of being a goldsmith in eighteenth-century Dublin'
FitzGerald, A. (2008) 'The business of being a goldsmith in eighteenth-century Dublin' In: Georgian Dublin. Dublin: [Details]
2003 'Contributor'
FitzGerald, A. (2003) 'Contributor' In: The Encyclopedia of Ireland. Dublin: [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2007 '‘Astonishing automata: Staging spectacle in eighteenth-century Dublin’, Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies'
FitzGerald, A. (2007) '‘Astonishing automata: Staging spectacle in eighteenth-century Dublin’, Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies'. THE JOURNAL OF THE IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY, 10 :18-34 [Details]
2001 'The production of silver in late-Georgian Dublin’, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies'
FitzGerald, A. (2001) 'The production of silver in late-Georgian Dublin’, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies'. THE JOURNAL OF THE IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY, 4 :8-84 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'Rustic sophisticate'
FitzGerald, A. (2013) 'Rustic sophisticate' Irish Arts Review, . [Details]
2008 'From muse to laureate'
FitzGerald, A. (2008) 'From muse to laureate' Irish Arts Review, 25 . [Details]
2007 'Jewellery’s new wave'
FitzGerald, A. (2007) 'Jewellery’s new wave' Irish Arts Review, . [Details]
2007 'Oliver St. George’s passion for plate'
FitzGerald, A. (2007) 'Oliver St. George’s passion for plate' Silver Studies, 22 :51-61. [Details]
2005 'Cosmopolitan commerce: The Dublin goldsmith Robert Calderwood'
Fitzgerald, A. (2005) 'Cosmopolitan commerce: The Dublin goldsmith Robert Calderwood' Apollo, :46-52. [Details]