Eileen Murphy

Professor

  • Room 0G.053 - 42 Fitzwilliam Street

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the field of: - Bioarchaeology (especially of Irish and Eurasian populations) - Burial practices (including atypical, minority, deviant practices) - Children's burial grounds (cillini) - Childhood in the past - Archaeology of the Irish diaspora - Community archaeology - Archaeology of Fermanagh

19952019

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Personal profile

Teaching

Undergraduate

ARP1013 Introduction to World Archaeology (Module Coordinator)

ARP3053 Society, Death and Disease (Module Co-ordinator)

 

Postgraduate

AHS7031 Research Preparation Portfolio I

AHS7032 Research Preparation Portfolio II

 

Current Administrative Roles:

Head of Archaeology and Palaeoecology

Co-Director of the Centre for Community Archaeology

Assistant Leader of the Belfast Branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club

Chair of the University's Scholarships and Awards Group 

 

Research Interests

Current Research:

Culture and Society Research Cluster

Key words - Biocultural studies of Irish and Russian archaeological populations; deviant and minority burial practices; children’s burial grounds; Irish diaspora; community archaeology

Ballyhanna Research Project
Further information about this project can be found in volumes 1 and 4 of Seanda, the National Road Authority’s archaeology magazine.

INSTAR: The People of Prehistoric Ireland

The Cross and the Shamrock: Symbolism and Cultural Identity among the Irish Immigrants of Early Nineteenth-Century Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Ranelagh Osteoarchaeological Project

Health and Disease in Prehistoric Russia and Ukraine

 

 

Current PhD Students (Primary Supervisor):

Filippo Bertozzo - Palaeopathology of Ornithopod Dinosaurs

Jess White - Biomechanics of Physically Impaired Individuals from Medieval Ireland

Courtney Mundt - Mapping the Physical and Religious Influences behind Cillíní Distribution on the Island of Ireland

 

Completed PhD Students (Primary Supervisor):

Svetlana Svyatko (2009) - Palaeodietary analysis of prehistoric populations from the Minusinsk Khakass Basin, South Siberia

Lynne McKerr (2010) - The archaeology of children and childhood in Early Modern Ireland

Catriona McKenzie (2010) - Biocultural analysis of Ballyhanna Medieval human remains

Rebecca Crozier (2012) - Taphonomic study of Neolithic human remains from Orkney

Jonny Geber (2012) - Biocultural and palaeopathological analysis of Great Famine burials from the Kilkenny Workhouse

Deirdre Drain (2017) - A Comparative Osteoarchaeological Analysis of Health Status in the Urban vs. Rural Populations of Late Medieval Irelan

Roisin O'Reilly (2017) - Musculoskeletal stress markers associated with the activities of past Irish populations

Cormac McSparron (2018) - The Early Bronze Age Single Burial Tradition in Ireland

Jeanna Loyer (2019) - Bioarchaeology, Archaeothanatology and Social Dimensions of Bronze Age and Iron Age Eurasian Steppe Populations

Research Interests

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Research Output

Archaeothanatology as a Tool for Interpreting Death During Pregnancy: A Proposed Methodology Using Examples from Medieval Ireland

Le Roy, M. & Murphy, E., 01 Dec 2019, The Mother-Infant Nexus in Anthropology: Small Beginnings, Significant Outcomes. Halcrow, S. & Gowland, R. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Co-morbidity with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy: a possible Iron Age Sarmatian case from the Volga steppe of Russia

Loyer, J., Murphy, E., Ruppe, M., Moiseyev, V., Khartanovich, V., Zammit, J., Rottier, S., Potrakhov, N., Bessonov, V. & Obodovskiy, A., 01 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Paleopathology. 24, p. 66-78

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    Prizes

    QUB Students' Union Education Awards - Most Involved Teaching Staff Member

    Eileen Murphy (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    CPD Course - Scientific Analysis of Archaeological Human Skeletal Remains for Transport Infrastructure Ireland

    Eileen Murphy (Advisor)
    06 Feb 2018

    Activity: Consultancy typesCPD delivery/organisation of courses for externals (in kind)

    A Social Bioarchaeological Study of Maternal Death in Medieval Ireland

    Eileen Murphy (Lecturer)
    13 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    University Archaeology UK (External organisation)

    Eileen Murphy (Member)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

    Session - The Archaeology of European Migration in the Early Modern period

    Eileen Murphy (Organiser)
    2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Life and death in Medieval Ireland

    Eileen Murphy (Invited speaker)
    2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar