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Lisa Griffith

Lisa Griffith


Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy

PhD History, MA Early Modern History
DRI Role

Interim DRI Director

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Lisa Griffith is the Interim Director at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI). She came to DRI from roles in higher education and cultural heritage, at Dublin City University (DCU) and the National Print Museum. She has a PhD in History and is a coordinator of the Dublin History Research Network. Lisa has a keen interest in book culture that has prompted her to deliver a series of podcasts, workshops, and walking tours as part of national events such as Culture Night and the Dublin Literature Festival. Lisa has also authored and edited four books on various aspects of Dublin history, including her most recent book Dublin: Then and Now (Pavilion Books, 2018), which traces changes in key cityscapes by pairing stunning archival images of Ireland’s capital with contemporary photographs. She sits on the Dublin City Culture Company Advisory Group.  Lisa is a SCRUMstudy Agile Master Certified project manager and holds a certificate in Training and Continuing Education from Maynooth University.

She previously worked for five years as programme manager at DRI, as a senior administrator in the Institute of Education, DCU and as a project manager for the Research Support Office also in DCU. She was coordinator of the Culture and Heritage Studies Programme at the National Print Museum where she taught modules on Heritage, Local History, Folklore, and Ethnography and Communications.

Expert/Advisory Roles:

  • Dublin City Culture Company Advisory Group (2021-present)
  • Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Advocacy and Community Engagement Sub-Committee (2022-present)
  • Registry of Deeds Digitisation Strategy Advisory Group (2022-present)


  • Irish Museum Association (2022-present)
  • Irish Association of Professional Historians (2018-present)
  • Coordinator of the Dublin History Research Network (2009-present)

Conference Committees:

  • Organising Committee Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) 2022
  • Organising Committee the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC2020) 2020
  • Organising Committee DPASSH 2019
  • Organising Committee DPASSH 2017