Carly is an AHRC-funded PhD student in History of Art at the University of Birmingham, supervised by Dr Richard Clay. Carly’s research focuses on aspects of visual culture and religion in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Her doctoral thesis explores the visual cultures of Catholic emancipation in Great Britain and Ireland, 1821-32. In 2012 Carly held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Her doctoral research has received support from the Embassy of Ireland and the British Association for Irish Studies. Carly previously completed her AHRC-funded MPhil and first-class BA degree at the University of Birmingham.
Carly has an interest in Birmingham history, and in her role as committee member of FoBAH she project managed a £9700 HLF-funded oral histories project, Digbeth Speaks (2013).