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College Photo Name Ohlmeyer, Jane
Main Department History
College Title Erasmus Smith's Chair of Modern History
E-mail jane.ohlmeyer@tcd.ie
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Web http://people.tcd.ie/ohlmeyej
 
Biography
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.
 
Representations
Details Date
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
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
American Historical Association
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Irish Gaelic Landscape Group
Irish Economic and Social History Group
Irish Legal History Society
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Awards and Honours
Award Date
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
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Languages
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
 
Description of Research Interests
• MILITARY, DIPLOMATIC, LEGAL • Irish History in the 17th Century – social, political • Early modern British history • The "Military Revolution" of early modern Europe
 
Research Interests
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
 
Research Projects
Project title Trinity Long Room Hub
Summary Principal Investigator for Trinity College Dublin element of ‘Humanities Serving Irish Society’ funded under Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI Cycle 4) - €10.78M for the development of the Trinity Long Room Hub, see http://www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/]
Funding Agency PRTLI 4/HEA
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Type of Project
Date from 2007
Date to 2010
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Project title 1641 depositions
Summary IRCHSS Government of Ireland Major Research Project Grant (€247,000) for the ‘1641 Depositions Project’ (this helped to leverage an additional €650,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council), see http://www.tcd.ie/history/1641/
Funding Agency IRCHSS/AHRC
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2007
Date to 2010
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Project title Ussher Project
Summary
Funding Agency IRCHSS Government of Ireland Major Research Project Grant
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2004
Date to 2006
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Project title Pilot study of early modern Irish mercantile networks (with Professor David Dickson)
Summary
Funding Agency IIIS/PRTLI
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2004
Date to 2005
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Project title 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’
Summary TCD university research committee award to employ a research assistant to work for 4 months (May-August)
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Programme
Type of Project
Date from
Date to 2004
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Jane Ohlmeyer, Making Ireland English: The Irish Aristocracy in the seventeenth century, London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2012, 1 - 680pp
Ohlmeyer J. H., Ó Ciardha É. , The Irish Statute Staple Books, 1596-1687, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 1998, xvii + 380pp
Notes: [This volume includes c.4, 000 transactions in a database published as a CD ROM. I supervised the project and wrote the introduction (53 pages) to the accompanying published volume. The Aberdeen University Research Committee, the British Academy, and the Dublin Corporation generously funded this innovative project, which provides a fascinating guide to the social and economic history of early modern Ireland. ]
Ohlmeyer J. H., Civilization” of Ireland and Scotland, 1580s-1640s, American Historical Association Annual Conference, New York, January, 1997
Notes: [As part of a panel on ‘Colonization and European Expansion in the early modern period ]
Ohlmeyer J. H., Mercenaries and the Military State in the early modern period, International Conference, Odense, Denmark, September, 1996
Ohlmeyer J. H., Civilizinge of those rude partes: the colonization of Ireland and Scotland, 1580s-1640s, Conference on the History of the British Empire, Oxford, September, 1995
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