Dr Blaithin Hurley

Dr Bláithín Hurley

I began my academic studies in UCC and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Music and History of Art in 2008, followed by a Masters in History of Art at the University of Warwick (Venice Programme) in 2009. As an active musician for many years I saw an opportunity to combine my  musical background with my interest in the history of art while studying for my Masters in Venice. This resulted in the topic for my PhD thesis, which I completed at the University of Cambridge in 2015 – Music and Domesticity in Sixteenth-Century Venice.


Research Interests
Along with my examination of the connections between music and art in Renaissance Italy, I am also interested in Irish nineteenth-century art. I was recently awarded the annual Desmond Guinness Scholarship by the Irish Georgian Society. This scholarship is to enable me carry out research on the largely unpublished autobiography of Cork-born, nineteenth-century artist, Daniel Maclise, written in 1846.
For more on my research to date and the paper written regarding this research please see: https://warwick.academia.edu/BláithínHurley/Conference-Presentations

History of Art

5 Perrott Avenue, University College Cork, CORK, Republic of Ireland.