My name is Eoin Kinsella, and I’m a professional historian with more than ten years’ experience working as a historical consultant. I help people and institutions to uncover their histories, and to bring them to light in a variety of ways. I’ve written books for general and academic audiences, curated exhibitions, created content for commemorative publications and planned public events. I’ve also devised walking tours and written performance scripts. If you have old files taking up valuable space, think twice before you throw them out! Get a historian’s opinion. Those dusty, dry records in your basement or attic might be one of your most valuable assets. I’ve helped businesses and public institutions assess the importance of their historic ephemera and make use of their archival material.
I’ve worked with private and public bodies, including RTÉ, the Department of the Taoiseach, the Commissioners of Irish Lights, Leopardstown Park Hospital, the Royal Irish Academy, the National Print Museum and the National Archives of Ireland. You can take a look at some of these projects here.
I’ve been a consultant and public historian since 2006, when I took a break from my PhD studies to work for Diarmaid Ferriter and the Royal Irish Academy on the Judging Dev project. That led to four years of full-time historical research on other major projects, including the Origins of the Irish Constitution and Documents on Irish Foreign Policy. I returned to University College Dublin to finish my PhD in 2011, graduated in 2012 and spent the following two years working as a postdoctoral fellow with the Irish Research Council. Since 2014 I’ve been a full-time consultant historian specialising in commemorative projects for private and public bodies.
If you have a historical project that you’d like to get started, or have some old records that you’d like assessed, get in touch.