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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
 Beyond 2022: Ireland's National Memory (PI, Peter Crooks; STEM co-PI, Séamus Lawless)
 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

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Details Date
Royal Irish Academy, Historical Studies Committee 2015-2017
Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, Member 2015-2017
Irish Historical Society (Hon. Treasurer) 2015-20
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Irish Historical Society (Treasurer) 2015
Marie Curie Alumni Association 2014
Harlaxton Medieval Symposium Steering Committee 2013 2016
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 2011 -
Friends of Medieval Dublin (Honorary Secretary, 2008-2011) 2007 -
Institute of Historical Research, London 2006 -
Bureaucracy in, editor(s)Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja Goeing and Anthony Grafton , Princeton Companion to the History of Information, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2021, [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Peter Crooks and Tom Mohr, Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Twentieth Century, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2020, Notes: [Proceedings of a conference held in Christ Church Cathedral to mark the 800th Anniversary of the transmission of Magna Carta to Ireland. Podcasts of the conference papers are available online http://www.ucd.ie/humanities/events/podcasts/2016/ilhs-magna-carta/], Book, IN_PRESS
Comital Ireland, 1333-1534 in, editor(s)David Crouch and Hugh Doherty , The earl in medieval Britain, Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2020, [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text
Peter Crooks, Government, War and Society in Medieval Ireland: Essays by Edmund Curtis, A.J. Otway-Ruthven and James Lydon, 2nd edition (Trinity Medieval Ireland Series 2), 2nd, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2019, 1-407pp, Notes: [Includes a new bibliographical essay by the editor.], Book, PUBLISHED  URL
On Bumper Crops and Stiffening Winds: A Bibliographical Essay, 2008-2018 in, editor(s)Peter Crooks , Government, War and Society in Medieval Ireland: Essays by Edmund Curtis, A.J. Otway-Ruthven and James Lydon, 2nd edition, Dublin: Trinity Medieval Ireland Series, Four Courts Press, 2019, pp1 - 21, [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
The structure of politics in theory and practice, 1210-1541 in, editor(s)Brendan Smith , The Cambridge History of Ireland, vol. 1: 650-1550, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp500-531 , [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Peter Crooks and Séamus Lawless, Beyond 2022: Ireland's Virtual Record Treasury, 1, TCD, 2018, Dataset, PUBLISHED  URL
Peter Crooks and Timothy H. Parsons, Empires and bureaucracy in world history: from late antiquity to the twentieth century, 1, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 1 - 436pp, Book, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Peter Crooks David Green W. Mark Ormrod (eds), The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453: Proceedings of the 2014 Harlaxton Symposium, Donington, Shaun Tyas, 2016, 1 - 432pp, Notes: [Harlaxton Medieval Studies XXVI], Book, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Peter Crooks and Seán Duffy, The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland: The Making of a Myth, 1, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2016, 1 - 446pp, Notes: [Geraldines (or FitzGeralds) are the most celebrated of the dynasties established in Ireland at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion; and the dynasty's most celebrated member during the Middle Ages was Gearóid Mór, the Great Earl of Kildare. This inaugural volume in the Trinity Medieval Ireland Series arises from a symposium held in September 2013 to mark the 500th anniversary of the Great Earl's death in September 1513. The book traces the history of the Great Earl's family from its origins to the sixteenth century. Some of Ireland's finest historians offer fresh appraisals of the origins of the Geraldines (Seán Duffy); the role of Giraldus Cambrensis in shaping the self-image of his own family (Huw Pryce); the significance of the Geraldines as conquerors (Colin Veach), castle-builders (Linzi Simpson) and colonizers (Brendan Smith); the astonishing ramification of the family (Paul MacCotter); the 'rebellious' reputation of the first earl of Desmond (Robin Frame); and the brutal execution in 1468 of his great-grandson, the seventh earl of Desmond (Peter Crooks). The authors also investigate Geraldine engagement with Gaelic culture (Katharine Simms) and the culture of early Renaissance Europe (Aisling Byrne), as well as the family's dealings with the native Irish (Sparky Booker), culminating in the remarkable career of the Great Earl (Steven G. Ellis) and the disastrous Desmond Rebellion (David Edwards). The book considers, too, the reception of the 'myth' of the Geraldines from the sixteenth century onwards, including the romance of 'Silken Thomas' (Ciaran Brady) and the battle for the legacy of the Geraldines in nineteenth-century Ireland (Ruairí Cullen).], Book, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
  

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Crooks, Peter; Mohr, Thomas; Marshall, Robert, Law and the Idea of Liberty: From Magna Carta to the Present, 25/26 November 2016, 2016, Christ Church Cathedral, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
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, From "Expansion of Europe" to "Hemispheric Interactions": Medieval Rulership in Eurasian Perspective, Medieval Rulership: Symposium in Honour of Seymour Phillips, UCD, 4 December 2015, 2015, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Peter Crooks, Exporting Magna Carta: Exclusionary Liberties in Ireland and the World, History Ireland, 23, (4), 2015, p14 - 17, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks, David Ditchburn and Seán Duffy, The Irish-Scottish World in the Middle Ages, 18-19 September 2015, In:Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium (TMIS), 2015, Trinity College Dublin , Peter Crooks, David Ditchburn and Seán Duffy, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
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, 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:Inaugural Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium (TMIS1), 2013, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
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
Provost's PhD Award 2018
IRC New Horizons Scheme Award (with co-PI Séamus Lawless): €219,992.50 2016-
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
Trinity Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme (€3995) 2017
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 integral part. I am currently completing a monograph entitled England's First Colony: Power, Conflict and Colonialism in the Lordship of Ireland, 1361-1460. I have published widely on Irish and British medieval Irish history and have been commissioned to serve as editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Britain, vol. 2: 1100-1500. I am Founding Director of Beyond 2022: Ireland's Virtual Record Treasury, an all-island and international collaboration to create a virtual reality reconstruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland, and its collections, which were destroyed at the outbreak of the Irish Civil War in 1922. I am also the Academic Coordinator of the Trinity Long Room Hub's Multiannual Lecture Series entitled, 'Out of the Ashes: Collective Memory, Cultural Loss and Recovery' (2018 to 2021).