School of History and Geography


Primary Department
School of History and Geography
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
History & Geography
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPD D312

Academic biography

Juliana Adelman has a BSc in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, an MSc in Science Communication from Dublin City University and a PhD in History from the National University of Ireland, Galway. In her previous life as a biology student she was interested in bacterial pathogenesis. Her current research focus is on the history of Ireland and Britain during the nineteenth century. Her monograph examined popular science and science education in nineteenth-century Ireland. She is currently working on the history of relationships between humans and other organisms, particularly animals and diseases. She also has an interest in food history. With journalist Catherine Cleary and producer Claire Cunningham she created the radio series 'History on a Plate' for RTE. Juliana writes a monthly history of science column for the Irish Times.Juliana is the secretary of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland and the chair of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland (HSTM Network Ireland).