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Turlough O'Riordan

Online and Editorial Administrator

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Turlough O’Riordan is online and editorial administrator for the Dictionary of Irish Biography. He has worked for the DIB for over 19 years, and is the author of numerous entries, particularly in the areas of architecture, medicine, religion, print culture and publishing, science, and sport; he also focuses on Irish figures with distinct overseas careers. After taking a BA in history and politics, he completed an MA in early modern history (University College Dublin), an MPhil in European studies (University of Cambridge), and an MSc in computer science (Dublin Institute of Technology). Interested in the evolution of the digital humanities, especially with regard to name authority services and onomastics, he occasionally reviews resources and publications for journals. His recent account of the evolution of the DIB, ‘The Irish World: How to Revise a Long-Standing Dictionary Project<doi.org/10.22459/TBN.2019.03>’ appeared in ‘True Biographies of Nations?’ The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography (2019) available free online press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/anu-lives-series-biography/true-biographies-nations

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Tel: Email: t.oriordan@ria.ie Directory: Staff, Dictionary of Irish Biography

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