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 first and second Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conferences took place in University College Dublin in 2011 and 2012. In all over eighty speakers have participated in the two conferences. Podcasts of fifty-seven of those papers are currently available for download on iTunes for free. You can find recordings of papers from the 2011 Conference here and the 2012 Conference here.

Highlights from the 2011 and 2012 podcast series include the 2011 plenary address presented by Professor Marian Lyons (NUIM) and the 2012 plenary address presented by Professor John Patrick Montaño (University of Delaware). Other podcasts available for download include papers by Professor Andrew Carpenter, Professor Steven Ellis, Professor James McGuire, Dr Tadhg O’hAnnracháin, Dr Gerald Power, Dr John Cunningham, Dr John Bergin and Dr Marie Louise Coolahan amongst many others.

The third Tudor and Stuart Ireland conference will take place in University College Dublin on the 30-31 August 2013. 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.