Dr Rachel Murphy

Dr Rachel Murphy
Academic Staff
Teaching Assistant
Room: C1092

Dr Rachel Murphy completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Oxford. She undertook an MA in the History of Family at the University of Limerick, subsequently moving to University College Cork where she achieved a PhD in History and Digital Humanities. During this time she also completed a Higher Diploma in Geographical Information Systems.

Before coming to UL, Rachel was postdoctoral researcher on the Irish Research Council-funded project Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures based in University College Cork. Prior to this she worked as a research assistant to the Royal Irish Academy’s Irish Historic Towns Atlas project through the University of Maynooth. Rachel’s research interests include the history of family, local history, landed estates and environmental history. She is interested in the spatial humanities and interdisciplinary approaches to research.

Rachel employs both traditional research methods and digital tools in her work. Digital projects she has worked on include the Diary of Mary Martin, Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures, and the Digital Atlas of Fethard. She is a member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas digital working group.