BA Hons Archaeology & Art History
Dip. Irish Heritage Management
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK
+44 (0)28 9097 3312
I currently assist with the following module:
GAP 3004 – Knowledge, Space and Power
Scientific Culture in Late Victorian Dublin: Some Spatial Perspectives
My research project arose from an interest in ‘origins’ interpretation, prompted by questions arising from previous work in archaeology. By utilising particular conceptual and analytical approaches of geographical inquiry, the thesis is now working to illuminate the role of space and place in the generation, transmission, and reception of scientific knowledge more broadly. Specifically, encounters with new scientific theories in the emerging fields of physics, biology, anthropometry, and comparative philology are being scrutinized through the diverse social, religious and political lenses of the late nineteenth-century city.
O’Sullivan, T. (2008). ‘Keeping Origins in Site’ paper presented to the Irish Geography Postgraduate Training Consortium, Glencree, Co. Wicklow, 9th February 2008.
O’Sullivan, T. (2008). ‘Keeping Origins in Site: Geographies of Reception in Late Victorian Dublin’. Paper presented to the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers, Annual Conference, Royal Geographical Society, London, 27th August 2008.
O’Sullivan, T. (2009). ‘Scientific Culture, the Ether and Origins’ paper presented to the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland ‘Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Ireland’, conference, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 2nd July 2009.
O’Sullivan, T. (2010). ‘Scientific culture in late Victorian Dublin: some spatial perspectives’ short paper presented to GAP Research Day, QUB, 29th January 2010.