Marc Caball is cultural historian and has published widely in the area of early modern cultural history. He is also interested in the history of the book and the British Atlantic. A former research scholar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, he holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
He is a council member of the Irish Texts Society and a board member of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM). From 2001 to 2005, he was Director of the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) during which time he was involved in the establishment of NORFACE and HERA. He was the Principal Investigator on the IRCHSS and Department of the Taoiseach-funded major research project ‘Protestants, print and Gaelic culture in Ireland, 1567-1722’ and was recently a recipient of an IRCHSS New Ideas Award for a research project entitled ‘Book history, print and design: a knowledge transfer workshop’ and an Irish Research Council New Foundations award for a ‘Dublin Book History App’.
With Professor Clare Carroll (CUNY), he was co-director of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Summer Institute ‘Researching early modern manuscripts and printed books’ (New York, June/July 2013). Marc Caball was Chairman of COST Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) Domain Committee from 2008 to 2013.
He is a member of the management committee of COST Action 15137 (‘European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities’). He is an associate professor in UCD School of History.