Tudor & Stuart Ireland Conference 2022

Tudor & Stuart Ireland Conference 2022

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The Royal Irish Academy

19 Dawson Street

D02 HH58 Dublin 2


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The 10th Tudor & Stuart Ireland conference takes place at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St, Dublin on 19-20 August 2022

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Friday, 19 August






Session 1A

Melissa Shiels (University College Cork): Shane O’Neill: Diplomacy and Material Culture

Karen Holland (Providence College, Rhode Island): The Politics of Attire:The Sidneys’ Elizabethan Gift Exchanges 1559, 1568, and 1579

Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin(University College Dublin): Mobility and the evolution of confessional identity in Early Modern Ireland

Session 1B

Evan Bourke (Maynooth University): Visualising the early modern Dictionary of Irish Biography

Tom Herron (East Carolina University): Castle to Classrooms: teaching Kilcolman Castle in Virtual Reality

Neil Johnston (The National Archives, UK):The Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland: A critical consideration




Session 2A

Coleman Dennehy (University College Dublin): Gaols and gaol-breaking in early modern Ireland

Emma Lyons (University College Dublin): 'Why mourne you so, you that be widdowes?': Widows' inheritance in seventeenth-century Ireland

Bríd McGrath (Trinity College Dublin): The Compilation of the Journals of the Irish House of Commons, 1613-15

Session 2B

Michael Keane (Independent): The Earls of Castlehaven

David Heffernan (University College Cork): The Great Miser: Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork, and the Grand Tour of Lewis and Roger Boyle

Therese Hicks (Independent): An Illustration of Dublin Networking in the 1620s &’30s: Robert Kennedy




Plenary Lecture

Professor Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut): Political thought and practice from the Irish-language perspective: nach cuma faoi?


Conference Dinner: Trocadero Restaurant (limited availability)

Saturday, 20 August


Session 3A

Stuart Kinsella (Christ Church Cathedral): Who inspired the woodcuts of Derricke’s 1581 Image of Irelande?

Naomi McAreavey (University College Dublin): Hunger Trauma and the 1641 Depositions

Elaine Murphy (University of Plymouth): Escaping from Danger: fleeing from Ireland by sea during the seventeenth-century

Session 3B

Simon Egan (Trinity College Dublin): Revisiting the Royal Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and the wider Gaelic World

Ruth Canning (Liverpool Hope University): Conduct Unbecoming: Crown Soldiers in 1590s Ireland

John Young (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow): An army in distress. The Covenanting army in Ireland and the wars for the three kingdoms




Session 4A

Brian MacCuarta (University of Oxford): From Irish Protestant to Jesuit novice: Francis Slingsby and Rome, 1633-42

John Kelly (Independent): The final journey of the effigy of Robert Hartpool, Constable of Carlow Castle

Tim Heanue (Kylemore Abbey & Gardens): The nuns of Kylemore Abbey and their connection to James II

Session 4B

Caoimhe Whelan (Trinity College Dublin): Tudor Antiquarianism: History and Fiction

John Marshall (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Legitimising Tudor and Stuart rule in Ireland: the thirteenth century Marshal Partition as early modern propaganda’

Kevin Gerard Tracey (Maynooth University): ‘Let us rescue notable matters from the forgetfulness of man’: Ireland as an Exile’s Ecological Chronotope




Session 5A

Charlie Taverner (Trinity College Dublin): Dining at Dublin Castle: food and power in a sixteenth-century lord deputy's household accounts

Raymond Hylton (Virginia Union University): “The Most Horrid Crime Committed Since the Death of the Prince of Glory”: Trauma, Treason, Monarchist Persistence, and Accounting for the Failure of Ormondite and Pre-Ormondite Settlements of French Protestants in Ireland.

Benjamin Hazard (University College Dublin): 'A dedicatory epistle addressed to Bernard O’Conor Phaly, 1761'

Session 5B

Steven Ellis (NUI Galway): Creating the south Dublin military frontier under the early Tudors

Sean Cunningham (The National Archives, UK): Understanding, Co-operation and Control? Richard Edgcombe and Henry VII’s plans to rule in Ireland during the first years of Tudor kingship.

Paul Duffy (University of Leicester): Digging the Dissolution


Session 6A

Alan Ford (University of Nottingham): A Fragment Fallen from Ancient Time’: St. Patrick's Purgatory and Confessional History

Annie Khabeza (University College Dublin): “[He] hath strayed from the truthe all the heavens wyde”: Kinds of authority in Edmund Spenser’s View on the Present State of Ireland and Richard Stanihurst’s Plain and Perfect Description Of Ireland

John McCafferty (University College Dublin): ‘”Sparkles of divine light”: talking to God in early modern Ireland

Session 6B

Patrick Little (History of Parliament Trust): Conning the Cromwellians: the secret devotional life of the 2nd earl of Cork in 1650s Ireland

Lucia Pereira Pardo & Louise O’Connor (The National Archives, UK & National Library Ireland): Understanding colour in Tudor and Stuart Ireland. Analysis of the colourants used in 16th-17th century Irish maps and heraldic manuscripts

Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library): Books for old soldiers: Creating a library at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, 1712-14



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