Eavan O’Dochartaigh is a postdoctoral researcher at Humlab. Her project, Arctic Visible (ARCVIS), gathers and maps representation of indigenous people in the nineteenth century.
Eavan O’Dochartaigh is a postdoctoral researcher at Humlab (2019-2021). She completed her PhD in English at National University of Ireland, Galway in 2017, with the interdisciplinary thesis The Visual Culture of the Franklin Search Expeditions to the Arctic, 1848-55. The study traverses the disciplines and fields of literature, visual culture, history of art, and historical geography and was funded by the Irish Research Council and NUI Galway. She has an MPhil in Polar Studies from the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge and a BA in Archaeology and the History of Art from University College Dublin. She has worked as an illustrator, archaeologist, and GIS technician in the heritage sector in Ireland, the UK, and Iceland.
Her project at Humlab, Arctic Visible: Picturing Indigenous Communities in the Nineteenth-Century Western Arctic (ARCVIS) gathers and maps archival data – such as drawings, watercolours, prints, and associated texts – related to the representation of indigenous peoples and their local environments by ‘explorers’ in the western Arctic (Greenland, Canada, Alaska) during the nineteenth century. The project will create a GIS (Geographical Information System) database and online maps that will facilitate further investigation, as well as make the material contextualized and available for multidisciplinary researchers and the wider Arctic community.Fäll ihop