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Professor Jane Ohlmeyer

Erasmus Smith's Chair of Modern History (History)

 


JANE OHLMEYER is Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin, and Vice-Provost for Global Relations. 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); and Political Thought in Seventeenth-Century Ireland (editor, Cambridge, 2000). Her book on 'Making Ireland English: the Irish Aristocracy in the seventeenth century' will appear with Yale University Press in May 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 is a guardian and trustee of Marsh's Library, Dublin.
  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 for the Humanities and Social Sciences [IRCHSS]-Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities [DARIAH] digitization committee. Irish Member, DARIAH 2008-present
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
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; since 2004, Member of the Council 1998-2007
International assessor for the Academy of Finland, Helsinki 2004
International assessor for the Arts and Humanities Research Council 2006
Irish Member for the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism, Member States Expert Group on Digitization 2008-present
Irish Member, European Strategic Research Infrastructures (Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group) 2007-present
Member of the Board of Governors for the Caledonian Research Foundation 2001-Present
National Archives Advisory Committee 1/3/2011
Trustee and Guardian of Marsh's Library, Dublin 2008-present
Trustee of the National Library of Scotland 2000-2008
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American Conference of Irish Studies
American Historical Association
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Irish Economic and Social History Group
Irish Gaelic Landscape Group
Irish Legal History Society
President of the Irish Historical Society 2003 2005
Jane Ohlmeyer, The Cambridge History of Ireland. Vol. 2. Early Modern Ireland, 1550-1730 , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, Book, ACCEPTED
'Conquest, Civilization, Colonization: Ireland, 1540-1660' in, editor(s)Richard Bourke and Ian MacBride , The Princeton Guide to Modern Irish History, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2015, [Jane Ohlmeyer], Book Chapter, APPROVED
Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Colonial Ireland, Colonial India', , Faculty Research Seminar, JNU, Delhi, February, 2015, JNU History , Invited Talk, ACCEPTED
'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
''Scottish peers' in seventeenth-century Ireland' in, editor(s)David Edwards and Micheál Ó Siochrú , Scots in early modern Ireland, Manchester, MUP, 2014, [Jane Ohlmeyer], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
'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, 2014, [Jane Ohlmeyer], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Jane Ohlmeyer, 'The 1641 depositions: records of massacre, atrocity & ethnic cleansing in seventeenth-century Ireland', Keynote address, Conference on Digital Libraries, London, London, September 2014, 2014, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Jane Ohlmeyer, The Parnell Lecture, Magdalene College, Cambridge, The Parnell Lecture, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Cambridge, November, 2014, Magdalene College,, Invited Talk, ACCEPTED
Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Colonial Ireland, Colonial India', , Irish Studies Research Seminar, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Cambridge, October, 2014, Magdalene College,, Invited Talk, ACCEPTED
Jane Ohlmeyer, 'The 1641 depositions: records of massacre, atrocity & ethnic cleansing in seventeenth-century Ireland',, Research Symposium, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lank, Sri Lanka, July, 2014, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
  

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