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Dr. Peter Crooks

Associate 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 Virtual Record Treasury
 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

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Details Date
Irish Manuscripts Commission 2021-6
Digital Repository of Ireland, Expert Advisory Group 2021-2
Royal Irish Academy, Historical Studies Committee 2015-2017
History: Journal of the Historical Association. Editorial Advisory Board 2020
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Journal: Advisory Board 2021-
Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, Member 2015-2017
Irish Historical Society (Hon. Treasurer) 2015-20
University of Bristol, International Advisory Board of the Centre for Medieval Studies 2021
Details Date From Date To
Irish Manuscripts Commission, Member 2021 2025
Irish Historical Society (Treasurer) 2015 2020
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 -
Peter Crooks and Keith Busby (eds), Philomena Connolly, The text of the Statutes of Kilkenny, 1366: an unpublished paper by Philomena Connolly (1947-2002), Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 2024, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Elizabeth Biggs, Peter Crooks, Paul Dryburgh and Lynn Kilgallon (eds), James Lydon, The Irish exchequer in the thirteenth century: an unpublished essay by James F. Lydon (1928-2013), Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 2024, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Peter Crooks and Ciarán Wallace, with David Brown and Gary Munnelly, How to Reconstruct a Lost Archive in the Digital Age: The Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland, The Fire of 1922, and the Archival Loss and Recovery Model (ALARM), Archives et Bibliothèques de Belgique, 2024, Notes: [Special issue on crisis management, the preservation of memory and the reconstitution efforts], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks and Tom Mohr, Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Present, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2023, 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, PUBLISHED  URL
The Charter Reforged: The Red Book, Materiality and Ireland's Magna Carta in, editor(s)Peter Crooks and Thomas Mohr , Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Present, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2023, pp40 - 63, [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Taking Liberties: Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland in, editor(s)Peter Crooks and Thomas Mohr , Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Present, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2023, [Peter Crooks and Thomas Mohr], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Magna Carta Hiberniae: The Destroyed Manuscript Witness from the Red Book of the Irish Exchequer Text and Translation in, editor(s)Peter Crooks and Thomas Mohr , Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Present, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2023, pp198 - 216, [Peter Crooks], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks and Lynn Kilgallon, 'Of Old Time Annexed to Your Crown': Documents on the Irish Parliament and the Crisis of 1441-2, Analecta Hibernica, Including the Report of the Irish Manuscripts Commission, 53, 2023, p97 - 123, Notes: [978-1-906865-94-8], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks, Elva Johnston, Timothy Murtagh, "For fear of oblivion": archival fragility and persistence from the Middle Ages to 1922 - and beyond, Analecta Hibernica, 53, 2023, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Peter Crooks and Zoe Reid, with Jessica Baldwin, Ciara Fahy, Brian Gurrin, The salved records of 1922, Analecta Hibernica, 53, 2023, p15 - 58, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Peter Crooks, Out of the Ashes, 2018-2021, 2018, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
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, 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, 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
Peter Crooks, Empires: The Challenge of Collaborative Comparison, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C., 2012, 2012, Dane Kennedy, Notes: [Delivered with Timothy H. Parsons of Washington in Saint Louis], Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
LUCAS Annual Lecture: Liverpool University Centre for Archival Studies 25 April 2024
Keynote: The Future of Archives The Next 100 Year Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 1 March 2024
Roger Ellis Prize, Archives and Records Association 2022
Trinity Innovation Award for Societal Impact 2022
Keynote: Archives and Records Association 2023 Conference, Belfast 2023
Keynote Address: The Fifteenth Century Conference, University of Bristol 2021
Provost's PhD Award 2018
Irish Research Council New Horizons Scheme Award 2016-18
Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme: Tyrannous Constructs or Tools of the Trade. The Use and Abuse of Concepts in Medieval History 2015
Keynote: International Commission for the History of Towns, 'Crisis in Urban Order' 13-16 September 2022
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Mobility Fellowship 2011-14
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 Ireland and Britain in the Middle Ages (12th to 16th centuries). I have published widely on medieval Irish history and, arising from that research interest, on the wider 'English world' or 'Plantagenet empire' of which Ireland formed an integral part. I have also published on the history of empires and, recently, conceptual history. I am editor of the forthcoming the New Cambridge History of Britain, vol. 2: 1100-1500 (Cambridge University Press). I am Founding Director of the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland [https://virtualtreasury.ie/], an all-island and international legacy initiative from the Decade of Centenaries to recreate the Public Record Office of Ireland, and its collections, which were destroyed at the outbreak of the Irish Civil War in 1922. I was 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). Together with Seán Duffy (TCD), I established the Trinity Medieval Ireland Series (Four Courts Press), including a re-issue of the classic essays by Trinity historians Curtis, Otway-Ruthven and Lydon. The sixth volume in the series will be published in 2024. I am a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission, and Principal Editor of a 5-volume edition of the Irish Chancery Rolls, c.1300-1500, which will be published by IMC. In 2023, I co-edited the IMC journal Analecta Hibernica for a special issue on 'The Fire of 1922'. A digital Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters, 1244-1509, was launched in 2012.