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Cydney Thompson

PhD Candidate, Public History and Digital Humanities, Trinity College Dublin

Cydney Thompson is a final year PhD student at Trinity College Dublin in the School of History, doing interdisciplinary research with the Digital Humanities. She is a 2018 graduate of the TCD MPhil in Public History and Cultural Heritage, and has a decade of experience working with cultural heritage institutions around the world, including the Chester Beatty, the National Gallery of Ireland, and Trinity College Libraries. She is currently the volunteer archivist for the Dublin Lesbian Line. She specialises in digitisation, digital archiving, and digital exhibition design. Her research examines use and reuse of digitised cultural heritage materials, like the Hesitant Bride, by examining classical art memes and their development and function on social media. Her research is funded by Trinity College Dublin, and she is an early career researcher in the Trinity Long Room Hub, an interdisciplinary research office.


  • 2021–present
    Teaching Assistant , Trinity College Dublin
  • 2021–2021
    Project Assistant , Trinity College Library
  • 2021–2021
    Exhibition Designer , Dublin Pride
  • 2020–2020
    Digital Archivist , National Gallery of Ireland
  • 2018–2019
    Digital Workflow and Project Manager, Chester Beatty
  • 2018–2018
    Exhibition Designer , Dublin Castle
  • 2015–2017
    Museum Administrator/Exhibition Designer , Franklin County Historical Society
  • 2013–2015
    Digital Archivist , Hoover-Minthorn Presidential House


  • 2018 
    Trinity College Dublin , MPhil in Public History and Cultural Heritage
  • 2015 
    George Fox University , BA in History
  • 2015 
    George Fox University , BA in Theatre (Design)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    1252 Postgraduate Studentship Award
    Funding Source:
    Trinity College Dublin

Professional Memberships

  • ADAPT Research Centre