Seminar Series: Centre for Early Modern History, TCD

Trinity College Dublin Centre for Early Modern History
Seminar Series 2014-15
Seminars take place on Mondays at 4.00pm in the Neill/ Hoey Lecture Theatre of the Long Room Hub, TCD.

Michaelmas Term

13 October Joseph Clarke (TCD), ‘“What was God doing in the eighteenth century?”: The Politics of Providence in Revolutionary France’.
20 October Kathleen Middleton (TCD), ‘Mainstreaming the Martyrs: Confessional History Writing in Hanoverian Scotland’.
3 November Reading Week
10 November Patrick Little (History of Parliament Trust, London), ‘The Politics of Preferment: the Marquess of Ormond and the Appointment of Bishops, 1643-1647’.
17 November Rei Kanemura (QUB), ‘Defining Scotland: The 1603 Union of the Crowns and the Politics of Union Negotiations, 1604-8’.
24 November Peter Boyle (TCD), ‘Eighteenth-Century Trinity: a Quarrelsome Provost’.
1 December Máire Kennedy (Dublin City Public Libraries), ‘Irish Booksellers and the Circulation of Enlightenment Ideas through Print’.
8 December David O’Shaughnessy (TCD), “Bit by some mad whig”: Charles Macklin, Man of the World’.

Hilary Term

19 January Edoardo Tortorolo (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale), ‘(More) Connected Worlds: the Eighteenth Century from a Global Perspective.’
26 January Timothy Watt (QUB), ‘Taxation Riots and the Resistance to the Fiscal-Military State in Early Eighteenth-Century Ireland’.
2 February Susan Flavin (TCD), ‘Consuming Elites: Diet and Nutrition in Sixteenth-Century Ireland’.
9 February Emma Hart (St. Andrews), ‘From Field to Plate: Livestock Markets and Economic Cultures in Britain’s Atlantic World Before 1783’.
16 February Hannah Murphy (Oxford), ‘How to be a Burghermeister in Sixteenth-Century Germany’.
23 February Reading Week
2 March Silvia Evangelisti (Univeristy of East Anglia), title tbc.
9 March Howard Louthan (University of Florida), ‘Poland and the Challenge of Multiconfessionalism in Early Modern Europe’.
12 March Ulinka Rublack (University of Cambridge), ‘Dressing up during the Renaissance and Reformation’. Annual Centre for Early Modern History Annual Lecture. N.B. this lecture begins at 6.30 pm.
18 March Dan Edelstein (Stanford), ‘On the Spirit of the Rights’. N. B. This seminar will start at 5.30pm in the Long Room Hub.

For further details of the Centre’s activities, please contact Joseph Clarke at


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