Aoife O’Leary McNeice


University of Exeter


Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Aoife is a social historian, her research interests include humanitarianism, empire, gender, and inequality. She completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge and previously worked on digitisation projects at the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh.   

In her role as postdoctoral researcher, Aoife will facilitate the co-creation of a Manifesto for Egalitarian Archival Practice that will inform policy and wider practices concerning legacies from difficult pasts and their transmission, incorporating archival practices of people who have been displaced and marginalised. She is also writing a book on global humanitarianism and the great Irish Famine.