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; and in Queen’s University Belfast in 2018.
The 8th annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference took place at Queen’s University Belfast and was organised by John Cunningham, David Heffernan, Romano Mullin, Karie Schultz and Ramano Wray and was generously supported by The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, The School of Arts, English and Languages, and The Institute of Irish Studies, all at Queen’s University, Belfast, and by Marsh’s library.
Since 2011, more than 200 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 below.
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- Podcasts from 2018 Tudor and Stuart Ireland.
- Podcasts from 2017 Tudor and Stuart Ireland.
- Podcasts from 2016 Tudor and Stuart Ireland.
- Podcasts from 2015 Tudor and Stuart Ireland.
- Podcasts from 2014 Tudor and Stuart Ireland.
- Podcasts from 2012 Tudor and Stuart Ireland.
- Podcasts from 2011 Tudor and Stuart Ireland.
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List of podcasts from the 2018 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference
Dr David Edwards (University College Cork) – The other history of the Tudor conquest: Martial law in sixteenth-century Ireland
Dr Deana Rankin (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Borderlines: Gender, genre and geography in seventeenth-century Ireland
Special Panel Session
Léamh: Learn Early Modern Irish – a digital guide to reading and paleography, c. 1200-1650 with Dr Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut) and Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh (Trinity College, Dublin).
Dr Simon Egan (University College, Cork) – An Unwelcome Inheritance: The House of York, the Wider Gaelic World, and the Tudor Succession
Dr Hannah Coates (University of Leeds) – Beyond “Faction”: Sir Francis Walsingham’s Irish Patronage, c. 1574-90
Bethany Marsh (University of Nottingham) – ‘Irish’ refugees and the nature of migration: an examination of refugee migration after the 1641 Irish rebellion
Dr Naomi McAreavey (University College, Dublin) – Portadown, 1641: Memory and the 1641 Depositions
Dr Patrick Little (History of Parliament, London) – Ormond and the Invaders: new light on the surrender of Dublin to the English Parliament in 1647
Emma Allen (National University of Ireland, Galway) – “Without your majestes greate mercyfulnes and favor”: Rhetorical Patterns in Statements of Request within Anglophone Women’s Petitions in Tudor Ireland
Dr James O’Neill – The women of Tyrone’s Rebellion, 1593-1603: a new narrative
Dr Brian Mac Cuarta (Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, Rome) – Tithes and denominational change in the 1590s: a Wexford woman’s dispensation.
Archie Cornish (Wadham College, University of Oxford) – In neighbourhood of kingdom’: personifying Ireland and her rivers in sixteenth century England.
Professor Lee Morrissey (Clemson University) – Lycidas: A Stuart reading of Ireland (through Spenser’s Tudor reading of Ireland).
Dr Ramona Wray (Queen’s University, Belfast) and Professor John McCafferty (University College, Dublin) – The Lost Years: Elizabeth Cary in Ireland, 1622-1625
Dr David Heffernan (Queen’s University, Belfast) – The Goldsmiths Company of London and the Plantation of Londonderry under James I
Lorna Moloney (National University of Ireland, Galway) – Donough O’Brien, ‘The Great Earl’: Transforming Thomond, ‘the fate of peoples is made like this’.
Dr Neil Johnston (The National Archives of the United Kingdom) – Capt. Crispin, the Navy Board and the construction of Charles Fort at Kinsale, 1677-81.
Professor Raymond Pierre Hylton (Virginia Union University) – Not “By Halves”: The Calling and Politics of the French Church Ministries in Dublin, 1662-1693.
Dr Benjamin Hazard (University College, Dublin) – Balldearg O’Donnell: ‘on his going to Ireland’, July 1690.
Harrison Perkins (Queen’s University, Belfast) – An Irish Mark on an English Gathering: James Ussher and the Westminster Assembly.
Alma O’Donnell (University College, Cork) – A seventeenth-century public exorcism by the Discalced Carmelite, Fr Paul Stephen Browne.
Richard Maher – A Duel between Jacobites.
Feliks Levin (Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg) – Geoffrey Keating’s Foras Feasa ar Éirinn and the discourse of commonwealth.
Dr Coleman A. Dennehy (University College, Dublin) and Dr Frances Nolan (Maynooth University) – The location, space, and impact of parliament in early modern Ireland.
Dr Ian Campbell (Queen’s University, Belfast) – Liberalism and Irish Political Thought in the Seventeenth Century.
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List of podcasts from the 2017 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference
Professor Chris Maginn (Fordham) – Communicating Tudor Rule in Ireland
Professor Patricia Palmer (Maynooth) – Irish Country-House Poetry in the early modern period: a neglected genre?
Special Panel Session: Visualising Early Modern Ireland:
Assoc. Prof. Tom Herron (East Carolina) – Kilcolman Castle and the Centering Spenser website: new developments
Damian Shiels – The Irish Battlefields Project
Dr John Cunningham (QUB) – An after game at Irish: Clement Walker and the Conquest of Ireland in 1649
Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) – William Hone and the Rye House Plot of 1683
Matthew McGinty (NUI Galway) – ‘You know the nature of the Irish, how easily they are divided’: Tanistry, primogeniture and divided clans
Lorna Moloney (NUI Galway) – Securing Thomond – The Impact of Surrender and Regrant on Gaelic Lordship 1536-1569
Alan Kelly (TCD) – The ‘Tudor Columba’ of Manus O’Donnell, c.1532
Dr David Heffernan (QUB) – The development of the Ulster Plantation in early Stuart Donegal, c. 1609-41
Dr Gerard Farrell (TCD) – The distribution of land between native Irish and servitors in the Ulster plantation
Deirdre Fennell (NUI Galway) – The desperate, the doubtful and the sperate’: John Symcott and attempts at Irish Exchequer reform, 1570-1575
Dr Gerald Power (Metropolitan University, Prague) – Aliens in Sixteenth-Century Ireland
Dr Dianne Hall (Victoria) – Women and sieges in 17th century Ireland
Dr Eugene Coyle (Oxford) – Sir William Aston and the Witch of Youghal
Therese Hicks – The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy
Dr Fiona Pogson (Liverpool Hope) – Elizabeth Wentworth, countess of Strafford, and her role in the vice-regal household
Evan Bourke (NUI Galway) – “What I know of Buttler’s Story … is this”: Lady Ranelagh’s Transmutation History
Dr Karen Holland (Providence) – Finding Her Voice: Joan Fitzgerald’s Petition Letters to William Cecil
Prof Steven Ellis (NUI Galway) – Defending the English Pale: the Viceroyalty of Richard Nugent, 3rd Baron of Delvin
Dr John Cronin (IAPH) – Dónal Cam O’Sullivan Beare and the first battle of Aughrim, 1603
Diarmuid Wheeler (NUI Galway) – Warham St. Leger, Francis Rush and the Nine Years’ War in the Queen’s County
Dr Keith Smith (Discovery Programme) – Lost But Not Forgotten: Altar Plate in the Inventories of Kilconnell Franciscan Friary
Dr Yvonne McDermott (GMIT) – The fate of Moyne friary: History and architecture in the early modern period
Dr Benjamin Hazard (UCD) – Irish Franciscans of the Santiago Province in Spain
Prof Raymond Pierre Hylton (Virginia) – Women and Family in Ireland’s Huguenot Refuge: Paradigms and Comparisons
Kieran Hoare (NUI Galway) – UCG, GAHS and Early Modern Ireland
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List of podcasts from the 2016 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference
Professor Mary O’Dowd (Queen’s University Belfast) – Age as a category of analysis: an agenda for early modern Ireland?
Professor Andrew Hadfield (Sussex) – Edmund Spencer the Less among the Jacobites
Special Panel Session: Shakespeare and Ireland
Dr Naomi McAreavey (UCD) – Shakespeare on the seventeenth-century Irish stage.
Emer McHugh (NUIG) – Performing Shakespeare in Ireland in 2016: Othello at the Abbey.
Panel in honour of Professor Steven Ellis
Kieran Hoare (NUIG) – From O’Sasnane to Sexton: the making of an early modern urban patriciate family.
Gerald Power (Metropolitan University, Prague) – ‘An English gentleman and his community: Sir William Brabazon and the formation of the “New English”’.
Prof. Steven Ellis (NUIG) – Reforming sacred space: the Collegiate church of St Nicholas, Galway and the Reformation
Dr Yvonne McDermott (GMIT) – Galway Augustinian friary: from foundation to demolition
Prof. Colm Lennon (MU) – Corporate clergy and lay society: collegiate churches in early modern Ireland
Bobby O’Brien (NUIG) – The presence and impact of Bishop John Bale in the Diocese of Ossory
Dr Bríd McGrath (TCD) – Unmasking E.S., the author of A Survey of the Present Estate of Ireland Anno 1615
Kelly Duquette (Boston) – Shakespeare’s “uncivil kerns:” Irish contagion and the emerging British nation-state
Alix Chartrand (Cambridge) – Tories and thugs: the impact of seventeenth-century struggles against Irish banditry on India
Deirdre Fennell (NUIG) – Family, favour, faction: female presence in the life of Lord Deputy Sir William Fitzwilliam
Ann-Maria Walsh (UCD) – Countess Alice Barrymore, motherhood, shopping, and the commodification of English civility
Dr Felicity Maxwell (NUIG) – Dorothy Moore’s Irish connections: Protestant networking and social critique in the 1640s
Dr Brian MacCuarta (ARSI) – The Impact of the Nine Years War on the continental Irish: Henry Piers in Rome and Spain
Prof. John McCafferty (UCD) – Recycling an island’s past for a Global Catholicism: Irish Franciscans in the seventeenth century
Prof. Raymond Hylton (Virginia Union) – Religio-political ferment in, and interconnections between the Dublin and Portarlington Huguenot communities, 1692-1720: a study in causal determinism?
Prof. Willy Maley (Glasgow) – Double Dutch: The Boate brothers and Ireland
Dr Marc Caball (UCD) – Crossing borders in late Stuart Ireland: the emergence of a middle ground
David Roy (UCC) – Creating borders in Colin Clouts Come Home Againe
Lorna Moloney (NUIG) – From Gaelic lordship to English shire: The MacNamaras of Clare
Rebecca Hasler (St Andrews) – ‘Neither to forbeare Irish nor English’: Barnaby Rich’s Anglo-Irish pamphleteering
Dr Helen Sonner – The Ulster pamphlets of James VI/I reconsidered
Prof. Caroline Newcombe (Southwestern) – How early Irish marital property law influenced the end of Brehon Law
Diarmuid Wheeler (NUIG) – “When the blast of war blows in our ears”: Military men in Leix and Offaly, c.1547-1580
Matthew McGinty (NUIG) – The rise and fall of Sir Conyers Clifford
Prof. Yoko Odawara (Chukyo University) – Sir Philip Sidney, Leicester circle and Ireland
Dr Coleman Dennehy (UCD / UCL) – Lawyers in parliament: examining legal counsel on Irish cases at the Westminster Parliament.
Dr Eoin Kinsella (IAPH) – Irish Catholic lobbying in London in the 1690s
Dr John Bergin (QUB) – The career of Dennis Molony (1650-1726), an Irish Catholic lawyer and agent in London
Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) – Early modern female book owners: the evidence from Ireland’s first public library
Dr John Cunningham (QUB) – The apothecary in early modern Ireland
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List of podcasts from the 2015 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference
Professor Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge) – The Pope’s merchandise and the Jesuits’ trumpery: Catholic relics and Protestant polemic in early modern Britain.
Video of Professor Alexandra Walsham’s plenary.
Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan (NUI Galway) – Reportage, rhyme, and religion:
How to drum up a reputation in early modern Ireland.
Video of Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan’s plenary.
Public Engagement Panel Session
Dr Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut), Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) and Mike Liffey (History Hub / Real Smart Media).
Prof. John McCafferty (UCD) – A habit of return: Irish Franciscans friaries 1539-1650.
Dr Brendan Scott (Ind.) – Thomas Jones, Elizabethan bishop of Meath.
Dr John Jeremiah Cronin (Ind.) – Intrigue in the exiled Carolean Court: the case of George Radcliff.
Dr David Heffernan (UCC) – Planting Elizabethan Ulster: the Earl of Essex’s ‘Enterprise’ of Ulster 1573-1575.
Edward Cavanagh (Ottawa/Cambridge) – Corporations, property rights, and the imperial constitution: a comparative reflection on the Honourable Irish Society in law and history.
Prof. Tomas O’Connor (MU) – Heresy, conversion and reconversion in the sixteenth-century Irish diaspora.
Dr Pádraig Lenihan (NUIG) – The Wild Geese 1690-97: fact or fantasy?
Prof. Marian Lyons (MU) – James II and Mary of Modena’s provision for Irish Jacobites in France, c.1692-1718.
Éilis Noonan (St Andrews) – Women and violence in the 1641 Rising.
Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) – Bram Stoker and the undead history of Williamite Ireland.
Paul Murray (Ind.) – Puritanism and the formation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Diarmuid Wheeler (NUIG) – Tudor policy in the midland territories of Laois and Offaly, c.1530-1603.
Jennifer Wells (Brown) – ‘The Irish Modell’: Building empire in seventeenth-century Jamaica.
Prof. Raymond Pierre Hylton (Virginia Union) & Dr Marie Léoutre (Marsh’s Library). The mercantile element in Dublin’s Huguenot refuge and its catalytic effect, 1650-1750.
Brian Coleman (TCD) – The gentry of Tudor Ireland.
Dr Karen Holland (Providence College) – Insuring Irish patrimonies: Catherine Power and Joan Fitzgerald in their sons’ non-age.
Philip Walsh (UCD) – ‘…the tyrannical usage and uncharitable proceedings’ of Martin Blake Fitz Andrew (c.1620-1691): the career of an internal transplanter from Galway town to County Galway and the establishment of the Ballyglunin estate.
Lenore Fischer (Ind.) – Finn MacCool among the Old English.
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List of podcasts from the 2014 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference
Professor Alan Ford (Nottingham) – ‘Love God and hate the Pope’: (un)changing Protestant attitudes towards Catholicism 1600-2000.
Professor John McCafferty (UCD) – A single witness: Ireland and Europe through the eyes of a small man with a big nose.
Simon Egan (University College Cork) – The MacSweny lordship of Fanad in the later fifteenth century.
Janet McGrory (University of Ulster) – Sir Arthur Chichester; an Elizabethan planter in a Stuart kingdom.
Dearbháile McCloskey Hutchinson (University of Ulster) – Tristram Beresford and the plantation of Ulster.
Jessica Cunningham (NUI Maynooth) – ‘the fashion and price I will wait upon your lordship for direction’: the acquisition of domestic silver in early-seventeenth century Ireland.
Prof. Colm Lennon (Professor Emeritus, NUI Maynooth) – Protestant-Catholic relations in seventeenth century Ireland: a case study of St Audoen’s parish, Dublin.
Dr James O’Neill – Speedy swords? Violence and restraint during the Nine Years War, 1593-1603.
Prof. Raymond Pierre Hylton (Virginia Union University) and Dr Marie Leoutre (National Library of Ireland) – Exile to integration: Dublin as a paradigm for the Huguenots experience in Ireland.
Frances Nolan University College Dublin – The ‘Jacobite woman’: female ‘outlaws’ after the Williamite-Jacobite war.
Prof. Raymond Gillespie (NUI, Maynooth) – For the honour of the city: The town hall in early modern Ireland.
Anthony Hughes (NUI, Maynooth) – The Stuart post office in Ireland: not just for delivering letters.
Dr John Cunningham (Trinity College Dublin / University of Exeter) – The medical world of early modern Ireland.
J. Stuart Keogh (University of Dundee) – French silver, Jacobite pen? Propaganda from Dublin, 1689-90.
Joe Lines (Queen’s University Belfast) – Irish nationality in the criminal biography, 1660-1700
Damian Duffy (NUI, Maynooth) – ‘ …a lady of suche port, that all estates of the realme crouched unto her’: Margaret Fitzgerald, countess of Ormond.
Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (University College Dublin) – Early modern Catholicism in the northern Netherlands, England and Ireland: some points of comparison and contrast.
Mr Martin Foerster (University of Hamburg) – So poor but yet so rich: Jesuit finances in Restoration Ireland.
James Sheridan (Trinity College Dublin) – An elusive settlement: the negotiations of Lord Deputy Sir Henry Sidney and Turlough Luineach O’Neill, 1575-1579.
Dr Karen Holland (Providence College) – Insuring the quiet of the country: Elizabeth I and Joan Fitzgerald, Countess of Desmond.
Declan Mills (University of Limerick) – Elizabethan Ireland: the graveyard of ambition or land of political opportunity.
Dr Ciska Neyts (Hertford College, Oxford University) – Continental influences on confederate warfare (1641-9)
Jennifer Wells (Brown University/Institute of Historical Research) – ‘Spanish wine bee better than French’: Continental Realpolitik and its imperial resonance, 1649-92.
Dr David Heffernan (University College Cork) – Political discourse in early sixteenth century Ireland, c. 1515-1558: A re-evaluation.
Dr Mark Hutchinson (University of Göttingen) – Inverting Resistance Theory and the state in Elizabethan Ireland.
Jeffrey Cox (University College Dublin) – If you build it, will they come? Parish churches, the state and religious change,c. 1560-1630: a case study of County Kildare.
2012 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference Podcasts
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List of podcasts from the 2012 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference
Professor John Patrick Montaño (University of Delaware) – Humiliation, destruction and death: Violence and cultural difference in Tudor and Stuart Ireland.
Dr Marie Louise Coolahan (NUIG). Biographical sources for the study of early modern Irish women.
Jess Velona (Adj. Prof., Columbia Law School). Sir Audley Mervyns speech demanding reforms in the Court of Claims – A reinterpretation through the lens of legal history
Mairtín Dalton. Leix and Offaly – The proving ground of plantation.
Dr John Bergin. Adam Colclough – Lawyer, landowner, officeholder, investor, Catholic agent and Jacobite plotter.
Dr Veronica Hendrick. Testimony of an Irish slave girl: Indentured servants and the influence of Cromwell.
Dr Sparky Booker. Sumptuary law in Tudor Ireland in its European context.
David Heffernan. The emergence of the public sphere in Elizabethan Ireland.
Dr Benjamin Hazard. Combat medics and military medicine: Irish experience.
Dr Mark Hutchinson. Governing in a state of grace. Reformed theology and statist thought.
Dr Marie Leoutre (UCD). The Huguenots and the Williamite Government.
Dr Julie Eckerle. Re-contextualizing Englishwomens life writing.
Dr Eoin Kinsella (UCD). The ‘dastard gentry’ of Ireland: Aspects of Irish Jacobitism during the 1690s.
Dr Marc Caball (UCD). Cultural mixing in early modern Ireland.
Dr Matthew Potter. James Is forty chartered towns of 1613.
Francis Kelly (UCC). Brian O Rourke and the Spanish Armada.
Dr John Cunningham (TCD/Freiburg). Divided conquerors – martial law and the politics of conquest in Ireland, 1649 to 1653.
Dr Jill Connaughton. The art of a ‘Good Death’.
James O Neill (QUB). Half-moons and villainous work – Gaelic fortifications and the Nine Years War.
2011 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference Podcasts
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List of podcasts from the 2011 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference
Professor Marian Lyons (NUI Maynooth). The Variegated Irishness of the Irish in seventeenth-century Europe.
Professor Steven Ellis (NUIG). Economic upswing in early Tudor Meath – civility and prosperity.
Professor James McGuire. The composition and representative character of the 1689 parliament.
Eoin Kinsella (UCD). Colonel John Browne – Jacobite lawyer, soldier and entrepreneur.
Dr Aoife Duignan – Clanricarde and the Royalist Cause in Connacht.
Dr Mairin Ni Cheallaigh. Divers good plottes devised – urban gardens in seventeenth-century Ireland.
Dr John Bergin. The legislative work of James II’s Irish parliament of 1689.
Hilary Bishop (University of Liverpool). Mass Rocks – Penal Law necessity or Reformation possibility.
Dr David Coleman (Nottingham Trent University). From Tudor to Stuart – Sir John Davies and Ulster.
Dr John Cunningham (TCD/Freiburg) Bohemia and Ireland in the seventeenth century – Comparable histories.
Evelien Schillern (UCD). The European Context of the Williamite War in Ireland, 1689 to 1691.
Andrew Robinson (UU). New English Identity, providence, and the 1641 rising.
Ruth Canning (UCC). An Old English Pale merchant and Elizabeths Great Irish Rebellion.
Dr Linda Doran (UCD). New Ross corporation books – the picture of a small town.
Conall MacAongusa. Thomond in a European context – the Ui Bhriain Dynasty, 1450 to 1580.
David Heffernan (UCC). The campaign for the Reduction of Leinster in post-Kildare rebellion Ireland.
Dr Emma Lyons (UCD). Letters patent and the court of claims. The experience of Lattins, 1640s to 1660.
Stephen Kelly (UCD). This Shining Circle – Castle and playhouse in Restoration Dublin.
James O’Neill (QUB). Trailing pikes and turning kern – military acculturation in the Nine Years War.
Kieran Hoare (NUIG). The development of a merchant oligarchy in the town of Galway, 1485 to 1534.
Teresa Shoosmith (NUIG). Stone, mud and straw – landscape, people and material culture in east Clare, 1670 to 1750.
For more information on the conference go to tudorstuartireland.com
Image: Detail from ‘Sir Henry Sidney, Lord-Deputy, accompanied by an armed force, sets out from Dublin Castle for a progress through Ireland’. A plate originally from The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick, published in 1581. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons