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Dr. Peter Crooks

Assistant Professor (History)
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  Anglo-Irish relations   Aristocracy   Comparative history of empires   Conflict and Dispute Resolution   Cultural Identity   Ethnic Studies   Late medieval England   Late Medieval Ireland, 1166-1534   Medieval Britain   Medieval Colonialism and Imperialism   Medieval Ireland   Parliament   Political Culture
 The Irish Chancery Project (https://chancery.tcd.ie/)
 'England's First Colony: Power, Conflict and Colonialism in English Ireland, 1361-1460'
 'Tyrannous Constructs' or 'Tools of the Trade'? The Use and Abuse of Concepts in Medieval History
 Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium Series
 The James Lydon Lectures in Medieval History and Culture

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Trinity Association and Trust Committee Member 2014
Irish Committee of Historical Sciences 2015-
Irish Historical Society, Council of Seven (Treasurer) 2015-
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Irish Historical Society (Treasurer) 2015
Marie Curie Alumni Association 2014
Harlaxton Medieval Symposium Steering Committee 2013
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 2011 -
Friends of Medieval Dublin (Honorary Secretary, 2008-2011) 2007 -
Institute of Historical Research, London 2006 -
Comital Ireland, 1333-1534 in, editor(s)David Crouch and Hugh Doherty , The earl in medieval Britain, Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2017, [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
The structure of politics in theory and practice: colonial Ireland, c.1210-1541 in, editor(s)Brendan Smith , The Cambridge History of Ireland, vol. 1: 650-1550, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Peter Crooks and Timothy H. Parsons (eds), Empires and bureaucracy in world history: From late antiquity to the twentieth century, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016, Notes: [ ], Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Peter Crooks and Seán Duffy, The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland: The Making of a Myth, 1, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2016, Notes: [http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2015/the-geraldines-and-medieval-ireland/], Book, IN_PRESS  URL
Peter Crooks David Green W. Mark Ormrod (eds), The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453, Donington, Shaun Tyas, 2016, Book, PUBLISHED
Empires, bureaucracy and the paradox of power in, editor(s)Peter Crooks and Timothy H. Parsons , Empires and bureaucracy in world history: From Late Antiquity to the Twentieth Century, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp1 - 28, [Peter Crooks and Timothy H. Parsons], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Before Humpty Dumpty: the first English empire and the brittleness of bureaucracy, 1259-1453 in, editor(s)Peter Crooks and Timothy Parsons , Empires and bureaucracy in world history: From Late Antiquity to the Twentieth Century, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp250 - 288, [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The Ascent and Descent of Desmond under Lancaster and York in, editor(s)Peter Crooks and Seán Duffy , The Geraldines and medieval Ireland: the making of a myth, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2016, pp233 - 263, [Peter Crooks], Notes: [Appendix: 'Documents concerning the earldom of Desmond in the Fifteenth Century', includes editions of [1] Translation (1847) of conveyance to JAMES, SIXTH EARL OF DESMOND (Surrey History Centre (Woking), Midleton Papers, G145/M/38, item 95); [2] LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION on behalf of Giovanni Betti de Gherardini to JAMES, SIXTH EARL OF DESMOND. Given at Florence (Italy), 1 June 1440 (Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, MS Panciatichi 148, fos 130-130v); [3] TNA (PRO), C66/460 (patent roll 23 Henry VI, part 2), m. 12 [4] TNA (PRO), E 101/248/15 (COMMUNITIES OF COUNTIES KILKENNY AND TIPPERARY to the KING'S COUNCIL in England)], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS  URL
The Plantagenets and empire in the later Middle Ages in, editor(s)Peter Crooks, David Green and W. Mark Ormrod , The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453, Donington, Shaun Tyas, 2016, pp1-34 , [Peter Crooks, David Green, W. Mark Ormrod], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks, Exporting Magna Carta: Exclusionary Liberties in Ireland and the World, History Ireland, 23, (4), 2015, p14 - 17, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Peter Crooks, Magna Carta in Ireland, The Magna Carta Conference, King's College London / British Library, 17-19 June 2015, 2015, Notes: [http://magnacartaresearch.org/read/conference], Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Peter Crooks, Noho: Creative Know how. Christ Cathedral Dublin (Ruth Kenny, Lesley-Anne Carey), 'Magna Carta at Christ Church Exhibition', 2015, -, Notes: [http://christchurchcathedral.ie/education/magna-carta-christ-church/], Exhibition, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks, Review of English identity and political culture in the fourteenth century (Cambridge University Press, 2013), by Andrea Ruddick , Scottish Historical Review, 94, (1), 2015, p105-107 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks, Review of Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and their Neighbours, 1330-1450. By Brendan Smith. Oxford University Press. 2013. xviii + 260pp. £65.00., by Brendan Smith , History: The Journal of the Historical Association, 100, (341), 2015, p447-449 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks, The 'first English empire' and the brittleness of bureaucracy', University of Bristol History Departmental Seminar, University of Bristol, 14 October 2014, 2014, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Peter Crooks, David Green, W. Mark Ormrod, The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453: The Harlaxton Medieval Symposium 2014, July 2014, 2014, Harlaxton College, Grantham, Notes: [Speakers: Jackson Armstrong . Michael Bennett . Françoise Bériac-Lainé . Steve Boardman . Michael Brown . Godfried Croenen . Anne Curry . Gwilym Dodd . Seán Duffy, Peter Fleming . Helen Fulton . Jean-Philippe Genet . Serge Lusignan . Jessica Lutkin . Julian Luxford . Rachel Moss . Joel Rosenthal . Andrea Ruddick . Len Scales . Brendan Smith . Craig Taylor . John Watts . Kim Woods ], Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Peter Crooks, Review of The Imperial Moment (Harvard University Press, 2010), by Kimberley Kagan , European History Quarterly, 44, (1), 2014, p151-153 , Review, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks, Evolution or Revolution: Debating the End of the Middle Ages in Ireland, Washington University in St Louis, April 2013, 2013, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Peter Crooks and Seán Duffy, The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland: The Making of a Myth, September 2013, In:The First Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium (TMIS1), 2013, Trinity College Dublin, Notes: [Proceedings of TMIS1 are forthcoming with Four Courts Press 2015.], Meetings /Conferences Organised, IN_PRESS
Peter Crooks, Before Humpty Dumpty: England and its Empire in the Late Middle Ages, New Angles on Empire: Global and Imperial History Trinity Term Workshop, University of Oxford: History Faculty, 11 May 2012, 2012, James Belich, John Darwin, Jan-Georg Deutsch, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme: Tyrannous Constructs or Tools of the Trade. The Use and Abuse of Concepts in Medieval History (€2995) 2015
Irish Research CARA/Marie Curie Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship (€298,732) 2011
Past and Present Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research (£26,000) 2006-7
Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme: Inaugural Lydon Lectures 2014 (€3950) 2012
Grace Lawless Lee Fund, TCD 2006
Denis Bethell Memorial Essay Prize, The Charles Homer Haskins Society 2005
James Ussher Research Fellowship, Trinity College, Dublin 2002-05
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund: Funding for Inaugural Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium on 'The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland', Sept. 2013 (€3000) 2012
Trinity Association and Trusty: Funding for Cataloguing of James F. Lydon Papers now deposited in TCD Manuscripts and Archives Research Library 2014
CISCS Grant in aid of publication of Government, War and Society in Medieval Ireland (€1125) 2008
IRCHSS Thematic Funding for Irish Chancery Project (€285,611.38) 2008-11
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund: Funding for the Second Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium on 'The Irish-Scottish World in the Middle Ages', Sept. 2015 (€2000) 2014
Gold medal in history, Trinity College Dublin 2002
Grace Lawless Lee Fund: subvention in aid of publication of 'The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland', ed. with S. Duffy (€2,000) 2015
Grace Lawless Lee Fund: Award for 'Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Twentieth Century (Conference Marking 800th Anniversary of Passage of Magna Carta to Ireland' (€960) 2016
My primary research interest is in Ireland in the period 1171-1541 and, arising from that, in the wider 'English world' or 'Plantagenet empire' of which Ireland formed an important part. Before returning to Trinity in 2013, I was a Past and Present Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research and a Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of East Anglia. I am currently completing a monograph entitled 'England's First Colony: Power, Conflict and Colonialism in the Lordship of Ireland, 1361-1460'. I am the principal editor of 'CIRCLE: A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters, c.1244-1509' (https://chancery.tcd.ie/), a reconstruction of the Irish chancery rolls destroyed in the 1922 cataclysm at the Four Courts. A three-volume print edition of CIRCLE will appear with the Irish Manuscripts Commission. In September 2013, I co-founded with Professor S. Duffy the biennial Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium (TMIS), whose first volume is to appear in 2016: 'The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland: The Making of a Myth'. TMIS2 (co-edited with S. Duffy and D. Ditchburn) will appear in 2018: 'The Irish-Scottish World in the Middle Ages'. I am also interested in 'empire', not least as a means of subverting or complicating the narratives of centralization and uniformity that have dominated much research on the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Europe. In July 2014, together with David Green and W. Mark Ormrod, I co-convened the Harlaxton Medieval Symposium, which took as its subject 'The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453' (the proceedings will appear in 2016). My work on England's late-medieval 'empire' has sparked a research interest in the history of empires and colonialism more generally. I have edited a major collection of essays entitled 'Empires and Bureaucracy in World History: From Late Antiquity to the Twentieth Century'(with Timothy H. Parsons, Washington in St Louis) to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. In 2014 I established at Trinity (with colleagues David Ditchburn and Seán Duffy) the James Lydon Lectures in Medieval History and Culture, a distinguished lecture series to be published by Cambridge University Press. The first instalments in the series are by John Gillingham (LSE, Emeritus) and Robert Bartlett (St Andrews).