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Fiona Smyth

Young Academy Ireland Member

Associate Professor UCD

Fiona Smyth is an Associate Professor in the School Of Art History and Cultural Policy at UCD. She was previously a lecturer and Research Fellow in the Schools of Education and Engineering at Trinity College Dublin and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University.  Fiona’s research lies at the interface of the history of architecture and the history of science with particular emphasis on acoustics. Her work has been awarded the Newman Medal for Architectural Acoustics, the Stanley Smith Prize for Construction History, and the Hawksmoor Medal for Architectural History. In 2021, she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for the project Spectres & Camouflage: The Sound of Silence which moves from her prior work on acoustics and musical tone in architecture into an examination of the cross-disciplinary transfers and transformations of knowledge that shaped environmental design for silence in the 20th century.  

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