28 February - Reinterpreting Ireland's past? History, identity and Sir James Ware (1594-1666)
Irish National Institute for Historical Reseach
Dr Mark Empey, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin
4pm, 28 February 2019
Seminar Room, ‘Tyrconnell’, School of History (‘Tyrconnell’ is on Perrott Ave, the road that leads from College Road to Hayfield Manor hotel - the first house on the right)
Dr Mark Empey is a cultural historian with a particular interest in book history. His research currently focuses on the Irish historian and antiquarian Sir James Ware (1594-1666) but he has also published on female book ownership, scholarly networks and religious controversy. In 2010 he was an IRC Postdoctoral Fellow at UCD working on the project 'Protestants, Print and Gaelic Culture, 1567-1722'. He was recipient of the NUI Dr Garret Fitzgerald medal in 2012 and was awarded a two-year NUI Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. He joined the ERC-funded project 'RECIRC: the Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women's Writing, 1550-1700' in 2014 before taking a two year lectureship in Early Modern British and Irish History at NUI Galway. Mark is completing his monograph Sir James Ware (1594-1666): Royalism, History and Culture in Seventeenth-Century Ireland (Boydell and Brewer, 2019). He has also edited Early Stuart Irish Warrants, 1623-1639: The Falkland and Wentworth Administrations (IMC, 2015) and co-edited The Church of Ireland and its Past: History, Interpretation and Identity (FCP, 2017).