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Friday, 30 August 2013:


School of History and Archives


Opening Address: Room K114


Session 1A

Chair: Dr John Bergin
Room K114

Dr Eoin Kinsella (UCD)
‘That dreadful and most unhappy debt’: the decline of the Clanricarde family fortune, c.1660–1714

Jeffrey Chambers (TCD)
History writing and Three Kingdom identity in Late Stuart Ireland

Dr Charles Ivar McGrath (UCD)
Failed plans and proposals for national banks and paper currencies in Ireland in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries

Session 1B

Chair: Dr Ian Campbell
Room K115

Dr Estelle Murphy (UCC)
‘Hyde's advice and Nassau's arme': the earliest surviving Dublin birthday ode unmask'd

Jessica Cunningham (NUIM)
‘For the maintenance of the honour and dignity of this cittie’: The acquisition of silver by Irish municipal corporations in the seventeenth century 




Session 2A

Chair: Dr Charles Ivar McGrath
Room K114

Simon Egan (UCC)
The road to Flodden: James IV and Ireland, 1488–1513

Dr Neil Johnston (DCMS)
Charles II and the governance of Ireland, 1660-65 

William Ferguson (Cambridge University)
Irish-Scottish government relations, 1685–1690

Session 2B

Chair: Dr Bríd McGrath
Room K115

Dr David Heffernan (UCC)
The Viceroyalty of Sir John Perrot, 1584-88

Dr Ruth Canning (UCC/Concordia University)
James Fitzpiers Fitzgerald: loyalist, secret traitor or double agent?

Dr John McCafferty (UCD)
Apostolical Missioner: the worlds of Nicholas Archbold, Irish Capuchin (d.1645?)




Plenary Address

Chair: Prof. James McGuire
Room K114

Prof. Raymond Gillespie (NUIM)
Doing early modern Ireland: individuals, identities and ideas


Conference Dinner
Donnybrook Fair, Donnybrook

Saturday, 31 August 2013:


Session 3A

Chair: Dr Ruth Canning
Room K114

Dr Gerald Power (Metropolitan University, Prague)
The ‘New English' in Ireland before 1534

Kieran Hoare (NUIG)
The economy of the English Pale under the early Tudors

Raina Howe (NUIG)
Breaking the wooden fastness of Ireland

Session 3B

Chair: Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin
Room K115

Carla Lessing (NUIG)
The ‘civil' English and the ‘wild' Irish: a discussion of Tudor and Stuart concepts of civility

Dr Ian Campbell (UCC)
Calvinism, Catholic scholasticism, and the divine right of kings

Dr John Bergin (QUB)
Mary Butler (1641-1723), Abbess of the Irish Benedictine house at Ypres, and the Anglo-Irish background




Session 4A

Chair: Dr Neil Johnston
Room K114

Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (UCD)
Richard Bellings and Ireland in the 1630s: changing the story

Andrew Robinson (University of Ulster)
‘Not otherwise worthy to be named, but as a firebrand brought from Ireland to inflame this kingdom’: Deconstructing the reputation of Sir John Clotworthy, 1st Viscount Massereene

Eugene Coyle (University of Oxford)
Sir Arthur Aston: the last Cavalier governor of Drogheda

Session 4B

Chair: Dr John McCafferty
Room K115

Jeffrey Cox (UCD)
A much-maligned prelate? The episcopate of Alexander Craik, 1560–64

Dr Áine Hensey (Ind.)
‘… negligent and fewe learned, and none of any good zeal as semeth …’: the development of a Church of Ireland episcopate in south-east Ireland, 1550–1650

Stephen Hand (UCC)
‘A most pernicious book’: Jean-Pierre Camus’ Nicephor and Tristan (1630) and the power struggle between regular and secular clergy in seventeenth-century Ireland




Session 5A

Chair: Dr Eoin Kinsella 
Room K114

Bronagh McShane (NUIM)
Female spiritual testimony in 1650s Dublin: the case of John Rogers's Ohel

Danielle McCormack (EUI)
Mary Ware and James Sherley: a case of irregular marriage in 1660s Dublin

Frances Nolan (UCD)
‘[A] very intriguing woman’: Catherine Luttrell and female identity, agency and culpability after the Williamite-Jacobite War

Session 5B

Chair: Dr Suzanne Forbes
Room K115

Dearbháile McCloskey-Hutchins (University of Ulster)
The ‘Cockayne Project' and the Plantation of Ulster

Dr Marie Leoutre (UCD)
The standing army controversy and Ireland, 1697-1699

Jamie Blake Knox (TCD)
A Puritan foundation? The contested history of Trinity College, Dublin

*Please note that this programme is provisional and subject to change*