Margaret is a medieval historian specialising in the social and economic history of Ireland and Britain. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Trinity College Dublin and has worked in the Institute of Historical Research (University of London) and the Discovery Programme (Dublin). She has also been employed as a historical researcher for a number of archaeological projects. She joined Carlow College in 2009 as a lecturer on the English and History and Humanities Programmes. At present Margaret is Assistant Registrar for Academic Affairs and she continues to lecture and supervise dissertations on medieval history, local history and women’s history. Margaret is also Secretary of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement (www.irishsettlement.ie)
Margaret’s general area of expertise is in the history of Ireland, Britain and Europe 1000-1500 AD. She has a strong research profile in the following areas:
She has researched and published on a number of different aspects of the economy of medieval Ireland and most recently has synthesized this research for a chapter the Cambridge History of Ireland. Volume 1 Ireland 600-1550. She is preparing the Irish Historic Towns Atlas for Carlow for the Royal Irish Academy’s Historic Towns Atlas Project and has a number of articles and two monographs in formulation.
Margaret has delivered papers at many national and international conferences including the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, the European Urban History Association’s Conference, in Lisbon and the Irish Conference of Medievalist at UCD, Dublin.
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters in Books:
BA (Hons) (Trinity College Dublin)
Ph.D (Trinity College Dublin)
PDip in Educational Studies (Trinity College Dublin)