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Professor Jane Ohlmeyer

Erasmus Smith's Chair of Modern History (History)


Director of the Long Room Hub (Trinity Long Room Hub)

JANE OHLMEYER, MRIA, is Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin, director of the Trinity Long Room Hub and chair of the Irish Research Council. She was the founding Vice-Provost for Global Relations (2011-14). She is an expert on the New British and Atlantic Histories and has published widely on a number of themes in early modern Irish and British history. Her books include Civil War and Restoration in the Three Stuart Kingdoms (Cambridge, 1993); Ireland from Independence to Occupation, 1641-1660 (editor, Cambridge, 1995); Political Thought in Seventeenth-Century Ireland (editor, Cambridge, 2000); and 'Making Ireland English: the Irish Aristocracy in the seventeenth century' (Yale University Press, 2012). Professor Ohlmeyer has considerable expertise in overseeing major editorial projects and helped to secure funding for the digitization and online publication of the '1641 Depositions'. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Trinity College Dublin element of 'Humanities Serving Irish Society which was awarded €10.78M as part of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI 4). She chairs the Irish Manuscripts Commission's Digitization Taskforce and the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences-Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities [DARIAH] committee. She is the Irish representative on DARIAH, the European Digital Libraries and on the European Strategic Framework for Research Infrastructures, Humanities and Social Sciences working group. She was a guardian and trustee of Marsh's Library, Dublin and is a Member of the National Archives Advisory Committee.
  Depositions 1641   Digital Humanities   Early Modern Ireland (Colonialism, Plantation, Aristocracy, Lawyers, Warfare)   Humanities   Irish and British History 1500-1800   Warfare in Ireland, Britain and Europe 1500-1800
 Trinity Long Room Hub
 1641 depositions
 Ussher Project
 Pilot study of early modern Irish mercantile networks (with Professor David Dickson)
 Collaborative project - involving colleagues from the Universities Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Maynooth - entitled 'From civic militia to garrison town: urbanisation and state-formation in Scotland, England, and Ireland c.1530 to 1750'

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Chair, Irish Research Council 2015
Council Member of the Irish Legal History Society and member of the Editorial Board 2004-Present
External assessor for the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2002
Member of the Board of Governors for the Caledonian Research Foundation 2001-Present
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; since 2004, Member of the Council 1998-2007
Trustee of the National Library of Scotland 2000-2008
International assessor for the Academy of Finland, Helsinki 2004
International assessor for the Arts and Humanities Research Council 2006
Trustee and Guardian of Marsh's Library, Dublin 2008-present
Irish Member for the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism, Member States Expert Group on Digitization 2008-present
Chair, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences [IRCHSS]-Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities [DARIAH] digitization committee. Irish Member, DARIAH 2008-present
Irish Member, European Strategic Research Infrastructures (Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group) 2007-present
National Archives Advisory Committee 1/3/2011
Visting Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, Delhi 2015
Parnell Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge 2014-15
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American Historical Association
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Irish Gaelic Landscape Group
Irish Economic and Social History Group
Irish Legal History Society
American Conference of Irish Studies
President of the Irish Historical Society 2003 2005
A shorte view of the State and condicon of the kingdome of Ireland/The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland, Jane Ohlmeyer, (OUP Clarendon's works), Oxford:, OUP, 2018, -, Critical Edition (Book), ACCEPTED
Jane Ohlmeyer, The Cambridge History of Ireland. Vol. 2. Early Modern Ireland, 1550-1730 , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, Book, ACCEPTED
''Scottish peers' in seventeenth-century Ireland' in, Scots in early modern Ireland, Manchester, MUP, 2016, pp62 - 94, [Jane Ohlmeyer], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Ireland, India and the British Empire', Studies in People's History , 2016, p169 - 188, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
'Conquest, Civilization, Colonization: Ireland, 1540-1660' in, editor(s)Richard Bourke and Ian MacBride , The Princeton History of Modern Ireland, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2015, pp21 - 47, [Jane Ohlmeyer], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'Aristocratic identity formation in seventeenth-century Ireland' in, editor(s)Liesbeth Geevers and Mirella Marini , Dynastic Identity in Early Modern Europe. Rulers, aristocrats and the formation of identities, Farnham, Ashgate; Farnham, 2015, pp25 - 42, [Jane Ohlmeyer], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'Reflections on Making Ireland English' in, editor(s)William Roger Louis , Resplendent Adventures with Britannia, Oxford, OUP, 2015, [Jane Ohlmeyer], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Colonial Ireland, Colonial India', , Faculty Research Seminar, JNU, Delhi, March, 2015, JNU History , Invited Talk, ACCEPTED
Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Ireland, India and the British Empire', Athar Ali Memorial Lecture, Aligarth, India, 13 April, 2015, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
'Ireland between 1641 and 1660' in, editor(s)Alvin Jackson , The Oxford Handbook of Irish History , Oxford, 2014, pp315 - 332, [Jane Ohlmeyer], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Visting Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, Delhi 2015
Parnell Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge 2014-15
Member, Royal Irish Academy 2011
Dept. of Education for Northern Ireland postgraduate award for study at Trinity College, Dublin 1987-90
Keck Foundation Fellowship for study at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California 1992-93
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) summer stipend for research in London and Dublin 1994
British Academy Travel Award. 1996
British Academy Small Grants Award 1997
Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow 1999-01
International assessor for the Academy of Finland, Helsinki 2004-present
. Ireland and Empire . Irish History in the 17th Century - social, political . Early modern British history . The "Military Revolution" of early modern Europe