Listen back to Dr Eileen Kane's Lunchtime Lecture on Françoise Henry10 May 2018
Dr Eileen Kane presented her lecture on archaeologist and Irish art historian Françoise Henry, MRIA, at Academy House on 18 April 2018.
This lecture accompanies the Library's exhibition Françoise Henry and the history of Irish art, which runs until 29 June 2018.
Born in Dublin, Dr. Eileen Kane was educated at the Dominican College, Eccles Street and at University College Dublin, from which she graduated with a B.A. in Latin and French, M.A. in French, and Higher Diploma in Education. After some years teaching at Secondary level, and two years in the Irish Diplomatic Service, she was invited by Dr. Françoise Henry to join the Department of the History of European Painting, in 1967, as Assistant, tasked with delivering the Purser-Griffith Lectures. Along with lectures and seminars in the Degree courses, she continued to deliver and direct the Purser-Griffith Lectures until her retirement in 2000. Eileen was the first student to complete a doctoral thesis in the History of European Painting under the direction of Françoise Henry. Her research interests and publications have centred around late mediaeval art in Avignon and Rome, and religious art in Dublin in the nineteenth century. Since retiring from University teaching, she has specialized and published widely on Christian art.
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