Major Ireland Symposium in March 2019

Today, we announce a major, international symposium ‘Dominus Hibernie / Rex Hiberniae: pre-modern Ireland, 1200-1801’ which will take place from 21-23 March 2019 here at The National Archives.

From the late-twelfth-century conquest to the union of the kingdoms, Ireland was a key constituent element of the dominions of the monarchs of England and Great Britain, their royal title and identity. Over six centuries institutions, policies and attitudes developed to enable the crown to tackle the challenges of governing Ireland and its inhabitants. The records which such processes generated contain rich, insights into the administration of pre-modern Ireland and all areas of its society. As the custodian of government records, The National Archives arguably holds the world’s most important collection of records on the history of pre-modern Ireland. In bringing together historians of medieval and early modern Ireland, this symposium will discuss continuity and change across six centuries of Irish history  and consider the archival context of the collection.

The symposium will be opened by Jeff James, CEO and Keeper of The National Archives and Adrian O’Neill, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom with keynote addresses given by three exceptional scholars of pre-modern Irish history:

  • Professor Robin Frame, Durham University
  • Professor Patricia Palmer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • Professor David Hayton, Queen’s University Belfast.

For more information and to register please use this link

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