Dr Elisabeth Kehoe

Contact details

Dr Elisabeth Kehoe
MBA (Insead), MA (London), PhD (London)
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
020 7862 8740
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Cultural memory, Irish Studies, Modern History
Ireland, North America, United Kingdom
Summary of research interests and expertise:

British museums and galleries; British national identity and nationalism; 19th and 20th C Biography and women’s history. Historical Expertise for films/documentaries as well as TV filming.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
08-Dec-2018 'Unholy alliances: The British Museum and the acquisition of the Codex Sinaiticus, 1933'


The Oxford Journal of the History of Collections, December 2018

01-Apr-2016 'Daughters of Ireland', on three significant women involved in the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916


 in The Shaping of Modern Ireland: A Centenary Assessment edited by Eugenio Biagini and Daniel Mulhall, published by Irish Academic Press

01-Jan-2004 Working Hard at Giving it Away: Lord Duveen, the British Museum and the Elgin Marbles

Historical Research Vol 77, Number 198

01-Jan-2002 The British Museum: the Cultural Politics of a National Institution, 1906-1939

unpublished PhD thesis; London

Channel 4 Film, 'Lady Randy: the Life of Jennie Churchill (2009/2010). Historical expert and Interviewee

Research aids

Also broadcast on BB2.

Fortune's Daughters: the Extravagant Life of the Jerome Sisters: Jennie Churchill, Clara Frewen and Leonie Leslie, Atlantic 2004

Edited Book

Ireland's Misfortune: the life of Kitty O'Shea, Atlantic 2008

Edited Book

Clare Sheridan: Winston's Notorious Cousin

Edited Book

Work in progress, to be published in 2012

'Secrets of the Manor House', PBS film, 2012. Historical Expert and Interviewee

Research aids

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