Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Director of Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, MRIA, is Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin. She is Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and has been a pioneer in advocating for Trinity’s Arts and Humanities both nationally and internationally. Since 2015, she has been chair of the Irish Research Council, an agency that funds frontier research across all disciplines. She has recently led Trinity’s bid as part of a consortium of partners for the successful award of €1.5million for the project ‘Shape-ID’, ‘Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe’, funded by European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. She is the author or editor of numerous articles and 11 books, including being the editor of Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of Ireland, published in 2018, and launched by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins in Dublin, and by the former Vice-President Joe Biden in the United States.
A passionate teacher and an internationally established scholar of early modern Irish history, Professor Ohlmeyer was the founding Head of the School of Histories and Humanities and Trinity’s first Vice-President for Global Relations (2011-14). She was a driving force behind the development of the Trinity Long Room Hub and the 1641 Depositions Project. She served as a Trustee of the National Library of Scotland and the Caledonian Research Foundation, was a member of the Council of the Royal Historical Society, President of the Irish Historical Society, and was a non-executive director of the Sunday Business Post. She is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, of the Irish Manuscripts Commission and of a number of editorial boards. She has been invited to serve on the Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institute’s international advisory board from 2017 to 2020.