A map of the dominion of the Habsburgs following the Battle of Mühlberg (1547)

The Variegated Irishness of the Irish in Seventeenth Century Europe

My intention in choosing the theme of this paper was to broaden the horizon of Tudor and Stuart Ireland beyond the confines of the island to encompass the narratives of those thousands of Irish who, although they left in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, continued to identify and engage with Ireland and also with their compatriots abroad.

Professor Marian Lyons

This post features a recording of Professor Marian Lyons’ plenary address at the 2011 Tudor and Stuart Ireland conference. Her paper was entitled The Variegated Irishness of the Irish in seventeenth-century Europe.

About Marian Lyons.

Professor Marian Lyons (NUI Maynooth) has published extensively on Franco-Irish relations and on Irish migration to continental Europe in the early modern period, as well as on various aspects of Irish history. As co-director of the Irish in Europe Project (together with Dr Thomas O’Connor, Department of History, NUIM) she also co-edited three essay collections on Irish migration to Europe in the early modern period. She and Dr O’Connor were curators of the ‘Strangers to Citizens: the Irish in Europe, 1600-1800’ exhibition at the National Library of Ireland (2007-09) and co-authors of Strangers to citizens: the Irish in Europe, 1600-1800 (2008).

About the Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference.

The Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference was founded by Suzanne Forbes, Neil Johnston, and Eoin Kinsella in UCD in 2011 and Tudor and Stuart Ireland conferences have taken place each year since: in University College Dublin in 2012 and 2013; in Maynooth University in 2014 and 2015; in NUI Galway in 2016 and 2017; in Queen’s University Belfast in 2018; and in Trinity College Dublin in 2019.

Since 2011, more than 250 speakers from a range of disciplines including History, English, Archaeology and Art History, have presented papers at Tudor and Stuart Ireland conferences. History Hub, in association with Real Smart Media, has produced more than 200 podcasts from these conferences.

The podcasts are available for download from iTunes and to stream on Soundcloud totally free of charge – there have been more than 95,000 podcast downloads/plays to date. The complete list of podcasts is available here.

For more information on the conference go to tudorstuartireland.com.

Image: A map of the dominion of the Habsburgs following the Battle of Mühlberg (1547) from The Cambridge Modern History Atlas edited by Sir Adolphus William Ward, G.W. Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.