J. M. Mancini MRIA (Ph.D., M.A., Johns Hopkins; B.A., University of Virginia) is Associate Professor in History. Before coming to Maynooth, she taught in the University of Sussex, in University College Cork, and in Canada. She has held grants and fellowships from institutions including the Getty Research Institute, the Smithsonian Institution, the Huntington Library, the Paul Mellon Centre, the British Library's Eccles Centre, the AHRB (UK) and the IRC. In 2021-2022 she was Terra Visiting Professor in the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin.
Mancini is an interdisciplinary scholar whose historical interests intersect with interests in architecture, the built environment and cities; art and material culture; citizenship and migration; and education. Her recent articles on urban teenagers, unequal provision of education and unequal access to active transport are viewable open-access in Irish Educational Studies
Her last book, Art and War in the Pacific World: Making, Breaking and Taking from Anson's Voyage to the Philippine-American War (California, 2018) was described as ‘essential reading for scholars interested in the global interchange of art, objects, and architecture during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’ (American Historical Review) that ‘expertly highlights . . . the impact that warfare can have on city planning and architecture’ (Journal of American History), a ‘compelling work of interdisciplinary scholarship’ (Pacific Historical Review) and ‘a remarkable work’ (Global Maritime History). She is also the author of Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Armory Show (Princeton, 2005) as well as articles and essays in a wide range of international peer-reviewed journals including American Quarterly, Critical Inquiry, and the Journal of American History. Her collaborative research includes Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction (Routledge, 2015), edited with Keith Bresnahan, and an upcoming special issue of American Nineteenth Century History, edited with Billy Coleman.
Mancini’s writing has won Irish and international prizes including the 50th Anniversary Peggy O'Brien Book Prize, the Charles C. Eldredge Prize, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Prize and the Yasuo Sakakibara Prize.
She was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2022.
|2018||J. M. Mancini (2018) Art and War in the Pacific World. Oakland: University of California Press.|
|2005||J. M. Mancini (2005) Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Armory Show. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. [Link]|
|2015||J M Mancini and K Bresnahan (Ed.). (2015) Architecture and Armed Conflict. London: Routledge, [Link]|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2022||J M Mancini (2022) '‘Children from these communities’: unequal school provision, segregation, and the Irish educational landscape'. Irish Educational Studies, . [Link] [DOI]|
|2022||J M Mancini (2022) 'Disaster country: Henry Clay Work, forgetting, and the politics of American popular song'. Massachusetts Historical Review, 23 .|
|2016||J M Mancini (2016) 'Disrupting the transpacific: objects, architecture, war, panic'. Colonial Latin American Review, 25 (1):35-55. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2015||J. M. Mancini; Dana Leibsohn (2015) 'Horizons pacifiques de l'art americain'. Perspective (France), (2):148-154. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2010||Mancini, JM (2010) 'Because It Is My Culture: Technology and Agency in the Overseas US Cultural History Classroom'. Journal of American History, 96 :1127-1132.|
|2008||Mancini, JM; Finlay, G (2008) 'Citizenship Matters: Lessons from the Irish citizenship referendum'. American quarterly, 60 :575-599.|
|2011||J. M. Mancini (2011) 'Siege mentalities: Objects in motion, british imperial expansion, and the pacific turn'. Winterthur Portfolio-A Journal Of American Material Culture, 45 (2-3):125-140. [Full-Text]|
|2011||J. M. Mancini (2011) ''Pedro Cambón’s Asian objects: a transpacific approach to eighteenth-century California''. American Art, 25 :28-51. [Full-Text]|
|2002||Mancini, J. M. (2002) 'Discovering Viking America'. Critical Inquiry, 28 :868-907. [Full-Text]|
|1999||Mancini, J. M. (1999) 'One Term is a Fatuous as Another:' Responses to the Armory Show Reconsidered'. American quarterly, 51 :833-870. [Full-Text]|
|1998||Mancini, J. M. (1998) ''The Safeness of Standing Alone: Alfred Stieglitz, Camera Work and the Organizational Roots of the American Avant-Garde''. Canadian Review of American Studies, 28 :37-79. [Full-Text]|
|2015||Mancini, J. M. (2015) 'Bully Pulpit' Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, Winter . [Full-Text]|
|2009||Mancini, J. M. (2009) ''Worlds'' American Art, 23 . [Full-Text]|
|2003||Mancini, J. M. (2003) ''Reviving the Folk Revival'' Common-Place, 3 . [Full-Text]|