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Professor Micheal Ó Siochru

Professor (History)

Head of School (School Office - Histories & Humanities)

In addition to the academic pursuits listed below, I also worked as a journalist in Hong Kong (1989-91) and as a Political Officer for the UN in Bosnia (1996-8). I was also the co-founder and one of the directors of Historical Insights Ltd, which provided historical walking tours of Dublin.
  1641 Depositions   Anglo-Irish connections   British History   Constitutional law   Early modern ireland, colonial communities   International law   Irish and British History 1500-1800   Irish History   Irish political violence   Irish politics   Irish urban history, Dublin and Cork   Military History   Oliver Cromwell   Urban History   Warfare in Ireland, Britain and Europe 1500-1800
 Empire: Cromwellian Ireland and the Transformation of the English Atlantic World
 Books of Survey and Distribution
 1641 Depositions
 Oliver Cromwell: Letters and Papers
 The Down Survey of Ireland

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Extirpation and annihilation in Cromwellian Ireland in, editor(s)Ned Blackhawk, Ben Kiernan, Benjamin Madley, Rebe Taylor , The Cambridge World History of Genocide, vol.2, Genocide in the indigenous, early modern and imperial worlds, from c.1535 to World War One , Cambridge , Cambridge University Press, 2023, pp163 - 185, [Micheál O Siochrú], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
1641 Depositions , Micheál O Siochrú, Aidan Clarke, Thomas Bartlett, John Morrill and Jane Ohlmeyer , Dublin :, Irish Manuscripts Commission , 2023, 1 - 533, Notes: [This is Vol.7 of 12 ], Critical Edition (Book), PUBLISHED
The Letters, writings, and speeches of Oliver Cromwell, Vol.2 (1649-1653), Micheál Ó Siochrú; Elaine Murphy; Jason Peacey , First , Oxford:, Oxford University Press, 2022, 1 - 823, Critical Edition (Book), PUBLISHED
1641 Depositions , Micheál O Siochrú, Aidan Clarke, Thomas Bartlett, John Morrill and Jane Ohlmeyer , Irish Manuscripts Commission , 2020, 1 - 522, Notes: [This is Vol.6 of 12 ], Critical Edition (Book), PUBLISHED
Mapping the past: geographical information systems and the exploitation of linked historical data in, editor(s)Sarah Covington, Vincent P. Carey, Valerie McGowan-Doyle , Early Modern Ireland: New Sources, Methods and Perspectives , New York and Oxford , Routledge , 2019, pp301 - 320, [Micheál Ó Siochrú and David Brown ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Micheál Ó Siochrú, David Brown and Brian Coleman, Calendar of transcribed material from the Council Office Books at Dublin Castle held in the Prendergast Papers, King's Inns Library, Dublin, Archivium Hibernicum, 72, 2019, p50 - 283, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Micheál Ó Siochrú, Rebuilding the past: The transformation of early modern Irish history , The Seventeenth Century , 34, (3), 2019, p381 - 404, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
1641 Depositions , Micheál Ó Siochrú, Aidan Clarke, Thomas Bartlett, John Morrill and Jane Ohlmeyer , Dublin :, Irish Manuscripts Commission , 2019, 1 - 504, Notes: [This is Vol.5 of 12], Critical Edition (Book), PUBLISHED
The Down Survey and the Cromwellian Land Settlement in, editor(s)Jane Ohlmeyer , The Cambridge History of Ireland, vol.2, 1550-1730, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp584 - 607, [Micheál Ó Siochrú and David Brown], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Survival strategies in a time of war: the Blayneys of Monaghan 1640-1670 in, editor(s)Patrick J. Duffy , Monaghan History and Society: interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish County , Dublin, Geography Publications , 2017, pp251 - 264, [Micheál Ó Siochrú and David Brown], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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Micheál Ó Siochrú, Cromwell and Ireland: New perspectives , History Ireland , 29, (5), 2021, p60-1 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Jane Ohlmeyer, Giovanna M R Lima, Sarah Bowman, Eve Patten, Micheal O Siochru, (2020), '1641 Depositions: Sharing our history, building a legacy' [pdf], Notes: [This impact case study is supported by the Research Impact Unit, an initiative by the Office of the Dean of Research and the Trinity Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin. We thank Dr Annaleigh Margey, Dr Edda Frankot, and Dr Caitriona Curtis for their contributions in early drafts of this document.], Impact Case Study, PUBLISHED
Micheál Ó Siochrú, Oliver Cromwell and the Siege of Clonmel, 1650, Journal of the Butler Society , 5, (4), 2016, p570 - 577, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Micheál Ó Siochrú, Great Misconceptions of the Civil War, BBC History Magazine, 16, (3), 2015, p33 - 39, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Micheál Ó Siochrú, God's Executioner , BBC History Magazine , Special Edition , 2014, p50 - 54, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
The 1641 Depositions in, editor(s)William E. Vaughan , The Old Library Trinity College Dublin 1712-2012, Dublin , Four Courts Press, 2013, pp69-71 , [Micheal O Siochru], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Micheal O Siochru, Britain's Civil Wars: 15 Key Moments , BBC History Magazine, 13, (7), 2012, p20 - 27, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Micheal O'Siochru, Cromwell: God's Executioner, BBC History Magazine, 9, (9), 2008, p27 - 32, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Micheal O'Siochru, Reputations: The curse of Cromwell?, History Ireland, 16, (5), 2008, p14 - 17, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
The confederates and the Irish wars of the 1640s in, editor(s)Liam Ronayne , The battle of Scariffhollis, Donegal, 2001, pp7 - 15, [Micheal O Siochru], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate €999,586 December 2023
Irish Manuscript Commission €237,000 2016
Enterprise Ireland Horizon 20/20 €11,300 2015
Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme €6,000 2014
TCD Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme €3,600 2013
TCD Faculty Strategic Fund €18,200 2013
TCD Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund €1,500 2013
IRCHSS Research Fellowship Project €117,000 Sept 2011
Trinity Fellow April 2011
CULTURA FP7 Award €3,000,000 Feb 2011
IRCHSS/AHRC €30,000 Oct 2008
TCD Start-Up Fund €8,211 July 2008
TCD Long Room Hub €12,764 Dec 2007
Honorary Research Fellow University of Aberdeen Sept 2007
AHRC Resource Enhancement Grant £426,000 June 2007
Fellow Royal Historical Society January 2007
British Academy small research grant £7,500 June 2006
Leverhulme two-year Research Fellowship 2002-2004
Irish and British History in the Seventeenth Century/ Political; Military; Constitutional; Legal Histories/ Early Modern Empire Studies - Atlantic and Global/ Technical - Digitisation; Automated Transcription: Geographic Information Systems; Artificial Intelligence