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Professor Jane Ohlmeyer
Erasmus Smith's Chair of Modern History, History

Biography

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, MRIA, FTCD, FRHS, is Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History (1762) at Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the Irish Research Council.

Between 2015 and 2020 she was 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, a body that funds frontier research across all disciplines. She was a driving force behind the development of the Trinity Long Room Hub and the 1641 Depositions Project.

Professor Ohlmeyer has led Trinity's bid as part of a consortium of partners for the successful award of €1.5 million for the project 'Shape-ID' (2018-21), 'Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe', funded by European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. She is also the PI for the Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions Co-fund, Human+ (€2.8M), which is in partnership with the Adapt Centre (2020-25). The application was ranked second in Europe and will allow for the appointment of 18 postdoctoral fellows in the area of human-centred data and technology development. Between 2017 and 2020 she led the Mellon Foundation funded Global Humanities Institute on the 'Crises of Democracy', involving a global and interdisciplinary consortium of academics from Trinity, University of Zagreb, Central European University in Budapest, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, São Paulo University, and Columbia University in New York.

Professor Ohlmeyer is the author or editor of numerous articles and 13 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 President Elect Joe Biden in the United States. Her most recent book is an edition of Edward Hyde, earl of Clarendon's A Short View of the State and Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland (Oxford, 2020). She is currently working on a book on 'Ireland, Empire and the Early Modern World' which she will give as the Ford Lectures in Oxford (2021).

She has 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, member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission, and was a non-executive director of the Sunday Business Post. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and of a number of editorial and international advisory boards and a non-executive director of Key Capital. She has served on the Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institute's international advisory board from 2017 to 2021.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

A Short View of the State and Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland/The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland, Jane Ohlmeyer, (OUP Clarendon's works), Oxford:, Oxford University Press, 2020, - liii+ 136 pages Critical Edition (Book), 2020

'"Revising Anew" Early Modern Irish History' in, editor(s)Sarah Covington , New Directions in Early Modern Ireland, London and New York, Routledge, 2018, pp321-30. , [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2018

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Eastward Enterprises: Colonial Ireland, Colonial India', Past & Present, 240, (1), 2018, p83-118 Journal Article, 2018

Jane Ohlmeyer, The Cambridge History of Ireland. Vol. 2. Early Modern Ireland, 1550-1730 , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017 Book, 2017

'Conquest, Civilization, Colonization: Ireland, 1540-1660' in, editor(s)Richard Bourke and Ian MacBride , The Princeton Guide to Modern Irish History , Princeton, (Princeton University Press, 2016, pp21-47 , [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2016

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Ireland, India and the British Empire', Studies in People's History , 2016, p169 - 188 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

''Scottish peers' in seventeenth-century Ireland' in, Scots in early modern Ireland, Manchester, MUP, 2016, pp62 - 94, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2016

'Aristocratic identity formation in seventeenth-century Ireland' in, editor(s)Liesbeth Geevers and Mirella Marini , Dynastic Identity in Early Modern Europe. Rulers, aristocrats and the formation of identities, Farnham, Ashgate; Farnham, 2015, pp25 - 42, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2015

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Colonial Ireland, Colonial India', , Faculty Research Seminar, JNU, Delhi, March, 2015, JNU History Invited Talk, 2015

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Ireland, India and the British Empire', Athar Ali Memorial Lecture, Aligarth, India, 13 April, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

'Reflections on Making Ireland English' in, editor(s)William Roger Louis , Resplendent Adventures with Britannia, Oxford, OUP, 2015, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2015

Armagh, TCD, MS 836, Louth TCD, MS 834, Monaghan TCD, MS 834 , Aidan Clarke is the principal editor and I am one of the co-editors, along with Tom Bartlett, John Morrill and Micheál Ó Siochrú, vol 1, (IMC), Dublin:, IMC, 2014, Xxxv - 355 Critical Edition (Book), 2014

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Making Ireland English', Franco-British history seminar, Sorbonne, Paris, Paris, May, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'The 1641 depositions: records of massacre, atrocity & ethnic cleansing in seventeenth-century Ireland',, Research Symposium, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lank, Sri Lanka, July, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Colonial Ireland, Colonial India', , Irish Studies Research Seminar, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Cambridge, October, 2014, Magdalene College, Invited Talk, 2014

Jane Ohlmeyer, The Parnell Lecture, Magdalene College, Cambridge, The Parnell Lecture, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Cambridge, November, 2014, Magdalene College, Invited Talk, 2014

., Cavan, TCD, MS 832 & MS 833, Fermanagh TCD, MS 835 , Aidan Clarke is the principal editor and I am one of the co-editors, along with Tom Bartlett, John Morrill and Micheál Ó Siochrú, vol 2, (IMC), Dublin:, IMC, 2014, xxxiv - 591 Critical Edition (Book), 2014

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'The aristocracy in seventeenth-century Ireland: wider contexts and comparisons', History Compass , 1, 2014, p33 - 42 Journal Article, 2014

Jane Ohlmeyer, '1641:History and Memory',, Irish Studies Seminar, Leuven, Leuven, August, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'The 1641 depositions: records of massacre, atrocity & ethnic cleansing in seventeenth-century Ireland', Keynote address, Conference on Digital Libraries, London, London, September 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

'Ireland between 1641 and 1660' in, editor(s)Alvin Jackson , The Oxford Handbook of Irish History , Oxford, 2014, pp315 - 332, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2014

Antrim, TCD, MS 838, Derry, TCD, MS 839, Donegal, TCD, MS 839, Down, TCD, MS 837, Tyrone, TCD, MS 839 , Aidan Clarke is the principal editor and I am one of the co-editors, along with Tom Bartlett, John Morrill and Micheál Ó Siochrú, vol 3, (IMC), Dublin:, IMC, 2014, xxxvi - 486 Critical Edition (Book), 2014

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Ireland as a laboratory for Empire', , workshop on Empire and Identity, Presidency University, Calcutta, India, Calcutta, August, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'The Wars of the Three Kingdoms', History Today symposium, York, York, November , 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Jane Ohlmeyer Micheál Ó Siochrú , Ireland 1641: Contexts and Reactions , Manchester, Mancheter University Press, 2013, 1 - 304pp Book, 2013

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'The Boyles and the making of an aristocratic dynasty',, Conference on the Boyles of Cork, University College, Cork, Cork, June 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Jane Ohlmeyer, Making Ireland English: The Irish Aristocracy in the seventeenth century, London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2012, 1 - 680pp Book, 2012

Jane Ohlmeyer, ''The Word of Shiso': current and future research agendas for early modern Irish history, SHISO, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

'Historical Contexts: Ireland' in, editor(s)Joad Raymond , The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture. Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp39 - 49, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2011

Eleanor O'Neill, Mark Sweetnam, Owen Conlan, Séamus Lawless, Alexander O'Connor, Micheál Ó'Siochrú, Jane Ohlmeyer and Vincent Wade, Towards Multi-Dimensional Adaptation of Digitised Historical Content, Supporting Digital Humanities, Copenhagen, 17-18 November 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text URL

'Making Ireland English: the seventeenth-century Irish peerage' in, editor(s)Brian MacCuarta , Reshaping Ireland 1590-1700: Colonization and its consequences: Essays presented to Nicholas Canny, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2011, pp131 - 146, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2011

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Meditations by Katherine Manners, duchess of Buckingham, 1646', Analecta Hibernica , 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, "'Civilizinge those rude partes': the planter peers in seventeenth-century Ulster", , Ireland as a Laboratory of Empire conference, Derry, July, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer and Marie Wallace (IBM), 'Dealing with Dirty Data: theory and practice', , Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts conference on Dynamic Networks Of Knowledge And Practice: Contexts, Crises, Futures, Belfast, September, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Creative Humanities: the university, the city, cultural institutions and industry', , ESF workshop on creative clusters, Rotterdam, May, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Making Ireland English: the Irish peerage in the seventeenth century', , Newberry Library Fellows Seminar, Chicago, May, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Irish digital libraries and Europe' , Joint Conference Library Association of Ireland and CILIP Northern Ireland Belfast, May, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Ireland's Aristocracy and British Migration to Seventeenth century Ireland', , The 9th Annual Irish Migration Studies Reunion Lecture , Omagh, January, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Snobbery and Scandal in seventeenth century Ireland', , Princess Grace Library , Monacao, January, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Anatomy of plantation: the 1641 Depositions', History Ireland, 17, (6), 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, Digitizing the 1641 Depositions', Irish Society for Archives at the Dublin City Library and Archive , Dublin, February, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Religious Allegiance among the Irish peerage in the Seventeenth Century Nobility and Religious Opposition', Britain and the Habsburg Territories in Comparison, German Historical Institute , London, September, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Dealing with Dirty Data: the Irish case study', , Microsoft Faculty Summit, Redmond, USA, July, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'The 1641 Project', a roundtable discussion at the Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, Aberdeen, October, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer , New light on the marquis of Antrim and the 'Wars of the Three Kingdoms'', Analecta Hibernica , 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, Making Ireland English: the Irish peerage in the seventeenth century', Irish Studies Seminar, Cambridge University, January, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, ''Civilizinge those rude partes': the planter peers in seventeenth-century Ulster', Cavan Historical Society, Virginia, November , 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Making Ireland English: the Irish peerage in the seventeenth century', , conference on nobilities in early modern Ireland, NUI Galway, May, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Jane Ohlmeyer, Making Ireland English: the Irish peerage in the seventeenth century', Early Modern Seminar, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008

Jane Ohlmeyer, ''For God, King and Country: Wars of religion in seventeenth-century Ireland', , Britain's Wars Revisited Symposium, University of Hull, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008

The Baronial Context of the Irish Civil Wars in, editor(s)John Adamson , The Civil Wars: Politics and Rebellion in the Kingdoms of Charles I, Palgrave, 2008, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 2008

Jane Ohlmeyer, 'Making Ireland English: the Irish peerage in the seventeenth century', Early Modern Seminar, University of Bangor , Bangor, Wales, 2008 Invited Talk, 2008

David Dickson, Jan Parmentier and Jane Ohlmeyer (eds.), Irish and Scottish Mercantile Networks in Europe and Overseas in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries , Ghent, Academia Press, 2007, i - 319pp Book, 2007

'Power, politics and parliament in seventeenth-century Ireland' in, editor(s)Maija Jansson , Realities of representation. State building in early modern Europe and European America, London and New York, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007, pp113 - 132, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2007

Ohlmeyer J. H., 'The "Old" British Histories?', Historical Journal, 50, (2), 2007, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2007

Robert Armstrong, Eunan O'Halpin and Jane Ohlmeyer (eds.) , Intelligence, statecraft and international power , Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2006, 1 - 246pp Book, 2006

Jane Ohlmeyer and Steven Zwicker, John Dryden, the House of Ormond, and the Politics of Anglo-Irish Patronage, Historical Journal, 49, (3), 2006, p677 - 706 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

'Seventeenth-century Ireland and Scotland and their wider worlds' in, editor(s)Thomas O'Connor and Mary Ann Lyons , Irish Communities in Early Modern Europe, Dublin, Four Courts, 2006, pp457 - 483, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2006

'Making Good: new perspectives on the English in Ireland in, editor(s)Ciaran Brady and Jane Ohlmeyer , British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp1 - 27, [Ciaran Brady and Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2005

The Irish peers, political power and parliament 1640-41 in, editor(s)Ciaran Brady and Jane Ohlmeyer , British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp161 - 185, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2005

Ohlmeyer J. H., Brady C. , British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland, Cambridge University Press, 2005, v - 371pp Book, 2005

Ohlmeyer J. H., Parliament and representation in early modern Ireland, Conference sponsored by the Yale Centre for Parliamentary History, Yale University, New Haven, April, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Ohlmeyer J. H., Ireland and the New British Histories, Symposium sponsored by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales at University of Paris IV, May 2005, 2005 Invited Talk, 2005

Ohlmeyer J. H., Zwicker S,, Patronage and Restoration Politics: John Dryden and the House of Ormond, Conference on ‘Restoration Ireland’, Trinity College, Dublin, September, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

The Irish Peers, Political Power and Parliament, 1640-41 in, editor(s)Ciaran Brady and Jane Ohlmeyer , British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland, Cambridge University Press, 2004, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 2004

A Laboratory for Empire?: Early Modern Ireland and English Imperialism' in, editor(s)Kevin Kenny , Ireland and the British Empire, Oxford University Press, 2004, pp26 - 60, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 2004

Ohlmeyer J. H., From Bordeaux and Baltimore to Bombay and Bristol: 17th century Ireland in European, Atlantic and New British History perspective, Notre Dame in Dublin Summer School on ‘Boston’ or ‘Berlin’, June 2004, 2004 Invited Talk, 2004

Ohlmeyer J. H., English Imperialism and early modern Ireland , Centre for Irish Studies and Department of History, Boston College, Boston, September 2004, 2004 Invited Talk, 2004

New Perspectives on the English in Early Modern Ireland in, editor(s)Ciaran Brady and Jane Ohlmeyer , British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland, Cambridge University Press, 2004, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 2004

Ohlmeyer J. H., Lords, Law and Litigation in Seventeenth-Century Ireland, British and Irish Legal History Conference, University College, Dublin, July, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Ohlmeyer J. H., Aristocratic Marriage in Seventeenth-Century Ireland, Irish Historical Studies Society, University College, Dublin, March 2003, 2003 Invited Talk, 2003

Ohlmeyer J. H., Men of Virtue and Honour?: The Aristocracy in seventeenth-century Ireland, Communities: Imagined and Actual, University College, Dublin, September, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Ohlmeyer J. H., Kingship in the Three Kingdoms in the early seventeenth century, British Political Thought Seminar on Kingship Renewed at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, February 2003, 2003 Invited Talk, 2003

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Stuart Kingdoms in the Seventeenth Century: Awkward Neighbours editor with Allan Macinnes, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2002, 270pp Book, 2002

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Geography of Reading: Irish Historical Narratives’, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Queens College, Cambridge, January, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Ohlmeyer J. H., Lords and Litigation in Early Modern Ireland, Scottish Legal History Society, Advocates Library, Edinburgh, October 2002, 2002 Invited Talk, 2002

Literature, Identity, and the New British Histories in, editor(s)David Barker and Willy Maley , British Identities and English Renaissance Literature, Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp245 - 255, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 2002

Ohlmeyer J. H., Mixed Marriages in Early Modern Ireland, Irish Studies in Britain Conference, University of Stirling, June, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Ohlmeyer J. H., Power, Representation and Literary Patronage in seventeenth-century Ireland, Irish Scottish Academic Initiative (ISAI) Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast, September, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Scottish and Irish Diasporas in Seventeenth-Century Europe: A Comparative Overview , Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen, October 2002, 2002 Invited Talk, 2002

Irish Recusant Lawyers during the Reign of Charles I in, editor(s)Micheál Ó Siochrú , Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2001, pp63 - 89, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 2001

Records of the Irish Court of Chancery: A Preliminary Report, 1627-1634 in, editor(s)D. Greer and N. Dawson , Mysteries and Solutions in Irish Legal History, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2001, pp15 - 50, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 2001

Ohlmeyer J. H., Religion, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, International Conference, University of Glasgow, July, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Aristocracy in Early Stuart Ireland , History Society, Trinity College, Dublin, March 2000, 2000 Invited Talk, 2000

Ohlmeyer J. H., Calculating Debt: the Records of the Irish Statute Staple, Irish Economic and Social History, 27, 2000, p63 - 65 Journal Article, 2000

Ohlmeyer J. H. , Kingdom or Colony?: Political Thought in seventeenth-century Ireland, Cambridge University Press, 2000, xvii + 290pp Book, 2000

Ohlmeyer J. H., Power, Politics and the House of Lords, 1640-1641, Conference in Honour of Aidan Clarke, Trinity College, Dublin, March, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Ohlmeyer J. H., Scotland and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms , Royal Society of Antiquaries, Scotland, November 1999, 1999 Invited Talk, 1999

Ohlmeyer J. H., Driving a wedge within Gaeldom: Ireland and Scotland in the seventeenth century, History Ireland, 7, (3), 1999, p27 - 31 Journal Article, 1999

Ohlmeyer J. H., Seventeenth-century Ireland and the New British and Atlantic Histories, American Historical Review, 104, (2), 1999, p446 - 462 Journal Article, 1999

Ohlmeyer J. H., Recusant lawyers during the reign of Charles I, Catholics and Confederates, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, March, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Ohlmeyer J. H., Early modern Ireland and the New British and Atlantic Histories, Irish Studies Conference, University of Vorenezh, Russia, May, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

Ohlmeyer J. H., County Cork and the Irish statute staple, History Department, University College, Cork, November 1998, 1998 Invited Talk, 1998

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Wars for, in and of the Three Kingdoms, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada, October, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Statute Staple and Early Modern Ireland' , History Ireland, 6, (4), 1998, p36 - 40 Journal Article, 1998

Ohlmeyer J. H., Ó Ciardha É. , The Irish Statute Staple Books, 1596-1687, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 1998, xvii + 380pp Book, 1998

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Wars of, for and in the Three Kingdoms, History Today, 48, (11), 1998, p16 - 22 Journal Article, 1998

'"Civilizinge of those rude partes". The colonization of Ireland and Scotland, 1580s-1640s in, editor(s)N. Canny , The Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. 1, Oxford Univ. Press, 1998, pp124 - 147, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 1998

Ohlmeyer J. H., Kenyon J. , The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1638-1660, Oxford University Press, 1998, xl + 300pp Book, 1998

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Irish Statute Staple, Irish Historical Studies Society, Trinity College Dublin, October 1997, 1997 Invited Talk, 1997

Ohlmeyer J. H., Origins of the conflict in Northern Ireland, Forgiveness in Northern Ireland, Woodstock Theological Institute, Georgetown University, Washington DC, June 1997, 1997 Invited Talk, 1997

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Irish Statute Staple, Gaelic Landscape Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, September, 1997 Invited Talk, 1997

Ohlmeyer J. H., The North Channel World in the seventeenth century, ISAI Conference on Celebrating Columba: Irish-Scottish connections 597-1997, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, September, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

Ohlmeyer J. H., Civilization” of Ireland and Scotland, 1580s-1640s, American Historical Association Annual Conference, New York, January, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

Ohlmeyer J. H., Crisis of the Irish aristocracy in the seventeenth century , Ireland Seminar, Hertford College, Oxford, March 1996, 1996 Invited Talk, 1996

Ohlmeyer J. H., Mercenaries and the Military State in the early modern period, International Conference, Odense, Denmark, September, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

Strafford, the "Londonderry business" and the New British History in, editor(s)J. Merritt , Power and Policy: the political world of Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford, Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp209 - 229, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 1996

The Wars of Religion, 1603-60 in, editor(s)Thomas Bartlett and Keith Jeffery , Military History of Ireland, Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp160 - 187, [Ohlmeyer J. H.] Book Chapter, 1996

Cregan D., The Personnel of the Confederation of Kilkenny, Irish Historical Studies, 29, 1995, p490 - 512 Journal Article, 1995

Ohlmeyer J. H., Ireland from Independence to Occupation, 1641-1660, Cambridge University Press, 1995, li + 309pp Book, 1995

Ohlmeyer J. H., A failed revolution?: The confederate civil war in its European context, History Ireland, 1995, p24 - 29 Journal Article, 1995

Ohlmeyer J. H., Civilizinge of those rude partes: the colonization of Ireland and Scotland, 1580s-1640s, Conference on the History of the British Empire, Oxford, September, 1995 Conference Paper, 1995

Ohlmeyer J. H., The "Antrim Plot" of 1641: A rejoinder?, The Historical Journal, 27, 1994, p431 - 437 Journal Article, 1994

Ohlmeyer J. H., A patriot for whom? The marquis of Antrim, Irish and British politics during the mid-seventeenth century, History Today, 1993, p13 - 18 Journal Article, 1993

Ohlmeyer, J. H., Civil War and Restoration in the Three Stuart Kingdoms: the Political Career of Randal MacDonnell First Marquis of Antrim (1609-83), Cambridge University Press, 1993, xxiii + 357pp Book, 1993

Ohlmeyer J. H., The "Antrim Plot" of 1641 - a myth?, The Historical Journal, 35, 1992, p905 - 919 Journal Article, 1992

Ohlmeyer J. H., Irish privateers during the civil war, 1642-50, The Mariner's Mirror, 76, 1990, p119 - 134 Journal Article, 1990

Ohlmeyer J. H., The Dunkirk of Ireland: Wexford privateers during the 1640s, Journal of the Wexford Historical Society, 12, 1989, p23 - 49 Journal Article, 1989

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Spaapen, Jack; Vienni Baptista, Bianca; Buchner, Anna; Pohl, Christian, Report on Survey among interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researchers and post-survey interviews with policy stakeholders, March, 2020 Report, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Vienni Baptista, Bianca; Lyall, Catherine; Ohlmeyer, Jane; Spaapen, Jack; Wallace, Doireann; Pohl, Christian, Improving pathways to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: first lessons from the SHAPE-ID project - Policy Brief, March, 2020 Report, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Vienni Baptista, Bianca; Fletcher, Isabel; Maryl, Maciej; Wciślik, Piotr; Buchner, Anna; Lyall, Catherine; Spaapen, Jack; Pohl, Christian, Final Report on Understandings of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research and Factors of Success and Failure, March, 2020 Report, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Jane Ohlmeyer, Giovanna M R Lima, Sarah Bowman, Eve Patten, Micheal O Siochru, 1641 Depositions: Sharing our history, building a legacy, 2020 Case Study, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Vienni Baptista, Bianca; Maryl, Maciej; Wciślik, Piotr; Fletcher, Isabel; Buchner, Anna; Wallace, Doireann; Pohl, Christian, Preliminary Report of Literature Review on Understandings of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research, December, 2019 Report, 2019 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ireland in the Early Modern World in, editor(s)Jane Ohlmeyer , The Cambridge History of Ireland. Vol. 2. Early Modern Ireland, 1550-1730, Cambridge University Press, 2018, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2018

Jane Ohlmeyer, The 'Old British History' and the early modern period, Historical Journal, 2007, p499 - 512 Review Article, 2007

Jane Ohlmeyer, Military migration and the three Stuart kingdoms: a comparative survey, 2007 Working Paper, 2007

Parliament and representation in early modern Ireland in, editor(s)Maija Jansson , Parliaments, Peoples, and Powers (1603-1800) , London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, [Jane Ohlmeyer] Book Chapter, 2006

Research Expertise

Description

. Ireland and Empire . Irish History in the 17th Century - social, political . Early modern British history . The "Military Revolution" of early modern Europe

Projects

  • Title
    • Human Plus
  • Summary
    • Big data and machine learning are transforming our experience of social interaction, identity, governance, entertainment, journalism, privacy, and, through artificial intelligence (AI), what it means to be human. There are increasing calls for human-centric approaches to critical questions concerning this rapid expansion of adaptive technologies and their impact on the nature and future of humanity. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, will address this need through the EU-funded HUMAN+, a Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions cofunding from 2020-25, which will connect computer science researchers with arts and humanities researchers and enterprise to forge a human-centric approach to technological development. HUMAN+ will recruit 18 experienced researchers over 2 calls, each for a duration of two years. Through multidisciplinary supervision, industry participation by way of workshops and mandatory secondments, HUMAN+fellows will gain inter-sectoral experience contributing to their capacity to tackle societal challenges relating to the areasoutlined above. Non-academic partners involved in the programme include Nokia Bell Labs, Accenture Human Insight Lab,EPIC- the Irish Emigration Museum, Fidelity and Ancestry.com. The application was ranked second in Europe.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Comission
  • Date From
    • 2020
  • Title
    • Shape-ID
  • Summary
    • SHAPE-ID is an EU-funded project addressing the challenge of improving inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation between the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) and other Sciences, particularly Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The project will establish a comprehensive knowledge base covering the different understandings of inter- and transdisciplinary research (IDR), the factors that inhibit or support it and a set of success criteria for meaningful AHSS integration within IDR for approaching key societal challenges. Through a literature review, survey and a series of learning case workshops, the project will gather evidence from the experience of IDR stakeholders. SHAPE-ID will ultimately deliver a toolkit and recommendations, including a policy brief, to guide European policy makers, funders, Universities and researchers in achieving successful pathways to interdisciplinary integration between AHSS and other Sciences, as well as within AHSS disciplines.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Comission
  • Date From
    • 01/February/2019
  • Date To
    • 31/July/2021
  • Title
    • Crises of Democracy Global Humanities Institute (GHI)
  • Summary
    • In 2018, members of the SPeCTReSS project network secured competitive funding for a $180,000 Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to develop a Global Humanities Institute on the subject of democracy and trauma. The GHI was led by Prof Jane Ohlmeyer and Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in collaboration with four international partner institutes in Brazil, Croatia, India and USA. The Crises of Democracy GHI brought together a group of 40 interdisciplinary arts and humanities researchers in various career stages to explore crises of democracy through the lens of cultural trauma. The Crises of Democracy GHI designed three immersive research programmes across the 18-month project timeline. On these programmes, researchers from the consortium explored the subject of democracy in the open and reflective environment of the GHI. A significant aspect of the GHI was a mentorship scheme which paired the early career researchers with senior researchers. This scheme allowed the GHI to develop a strong network of scholars working in the area of democracy, covering all career stages. The Crises of Democracy GHI consortium arranged immersive research exchange programmes in Ireland (4 days), Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina (9 days), and Brazil (10 days). Each GHI meeting included site visits to local NGOs , CSOs, and arts organisations. The visits were arranged under the guidance of local and regional experts. These experiential visits allowed participants to go beyond reading and hearing about case studies and initiatives, to see, hear, and interact with landscapes, projects, and populations first-hand. From the GHI programmes over the 18-months, the consortium produced an open curriculum on crises of democracy. With contributions and areas of focus that represent an extensive geographic breadth, the Crises of Democracy Curriculum presents a comparative global perspective of our present democratic conditions. The living curriculum provides rich material which will be of interest to specialists and non-specialists alike. Since December 2019, the curriculum has been downloaded across the world and has been used as a primary resource for a course on 'Transatlantic Crises of Democracies: Cultural Approaches' at the University of São Paulo.
  • Funding Agency
    • Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Date From
    • 2018
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1710
  • Summary
    • Building upon the legacy of the the 1641 Depositions at Trinity College Dublin, the 'Conflict Welfare and Memory' project reveals the human costs of the Civil Wars by investigating how wounded soldiers, war widows and other bereaved family members petitioned for financial relief. In the petition documents, we hear the voices of the ordinary men and women who lived and fought during the English Civil Wars. These people tell us how they looked back on their experiences during the Wars and how they coped with its aftermath. We can learn about what sort of medical care was made available to injured soldiers, and the ingenious ways that the wounded and bereaved negotiated with the authorities for financial relief. We can also discover how those who managed welfare systems responded to the enormous strains of supporting thousands of soldiers and civilians, as well as the relationship between the provision of relief, political considerations and the contested memories of conflict. The project website provides free and searchable public access to photographs and transcriptions of petitions and medical certificates seeking military welfare payments as a consequence of suffering, bereavement or loss during the English Civil Wars. It also provides free and searchable public access to lists of payments to pensioners and those in receipt of military welfare payments as a result of suffering, bereavement or loss during the English Civil Wars.
  • Funding Agency
    • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Date From
    • June 2017
  • Date To
    • June 2021
  • Title
    • TLRH-VRF COFUND
  • Summary
    • The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellowship Programme (TLRH-VRF COFUND) is the first Arts and Humanities MSCA fellowship programme co-funded in an Irish Higher Education Institution. Building on the TLRH expertise of hosting visiting researchers, the programme welcomed 9 fellows between October 2017 and September 2020 for a period of twelve months per cohort. Each year, TLRH received an average of 67 proposals coming from an average of 26 countries for 3 fellow positions. The programme offered excellent experienced researchers an opportunity to acquire skills that enhance their research and employability, deepen competences and widen their networks in a way that has significant long-term impact on their chosen careers, whether they be in academia, industry or the public sector.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Comission
  • Date From
    • 01/June/2016
  • Date To
    • 31/Oct/2020
  • Title
    • Trinity Long Room Hub
  • Summary
    • Principal Investigator for Trinity College Dublin element of 'Humanities Serving Irish Society' funded under Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI Cycle 4) - €10.78M for the development of the Trinity Long Room Hub, see https://www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/]
  • Funding Agency
    • PRTLI 4/HEA
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • 1641 depositions
  • Summary
    • The 1641 Depositions Project (2007-2010) aimed to conserve, digitise, transcribe, and make c.8,000 depositions available online in a fully TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) compliant format. Professor Ohlmeyer was the PI in this collaborative project between Trinity, the Universities of Aberdeen and Cambridge working in partnership with IBM LanguageWare and Eneclann. It was a multi-disciplinary project involving historians, geographers, computer scientists, linguists and literary scholars. The project immediately captured the popular imagination. It made headlines around Ireland and the world with features, opinion pieces and articles appearing in the local and national press, including The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Irish News, The Newsletter, The Belfast Telegraph, together with international outlets, The Independent, The Guardian and The New York Times. RTE, the BBC, CBS and ABC broadcasted news items and features about the Depositions. By 2018 the 1641 website had over 23,000 registered users from 111 different countries, the majority of whom were based in North America and Europe, especially Ireland and the UK, but also in South America, India and Australia. The 1641 Depositions Project has spawned a number of important related projects, especially 'Language and Linguistic Evidence in the 1641 Depositions' (AHRC-funded, 2010-2011). It also became a flagship technology project and attracted intensely competitive European funding for a project called CULTURA (CULTivating Understanding Through Research and Adaptivity). Today the 1641 Depositions are used in the classroom both in secondary schools in Northern Ireland and in universities especially in Ireland, the UK, and North America where they often form the basis for undergraduate, masters and doctoral theses. Ohlmeyer's current research on war widows and her collaborative research - with Rosemary Byrne and Stephanie McCurry - on women and sexual violence is grounded in the 1641 Depositions. The project started with the IRCHSS Government of Ireland Major Research Project Grant (€247,000) for the '1641 Depositions Project' (this helped to leverage an additional €650,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council), see https://www.tcd.ie/history/1641/
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS/AHRC
  • Date From
    • 2007
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Ussher Project
  • Summary
    • Following a previous IRCHSS-funded conference on 'Ussher and the Republic of Letters', organised by Dr Elizabethanne Boran in November 2004, we were awarded a major grant for the Ussher Project, which produced a scholarly edition of Ussher's correspondence.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS Government of Ireland Major Research Project Grant
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2006
  • Title
    • Pilot study of early modern Irish mercantile networks (with Professor David Dickson)
  • Summary
    • In a series of works in collaboration with Professor David Dickson and Dr Jan Parmentier of Ghent University, we organised Workshops on Mercantile Networks which proceedings were subsequently published. David Dickson, Jan Parmentier and Jane Ohlmeyer (eds.), Irish and Scottish Mercantile Networks in Europe and Overseas in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (Ghent University Press, 2007), vii + 319 pages.
  • Funding Agency
    • IIIS/PRTLI
  • Date From
    • 2004
  • Date To
    • 2005
  • Title
    • Pilot study of Irish Chancery records, 1627-1634
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Legal History Society
  • Date To
    • 1999
  • Summary
    • Small grants award to fund a conference on 'Ussher and the Republic of Letters' (organised by Dr Elizabethanne Boran, November 2004).
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS
  • Date To
    • 2003

Keywords

Depositions 1641; Digital Humanities; Early Modern Ireland (Colonialism, Plantation, Aristocracy, Lawyers, Warfare); Humanities; Irish and British History 1500-1800; Warfare in Ireland, Britain and Europe 1500-1800

Recognition

Representations

Chair, Irish Research Council 2015

International advisory board of the Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes 2017

Scientific Advisory Board, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities 2017

Co-chair of the Royal Irish Academy's Brexit Taskforce for the Republic of Ireland, where I assessed the impact that Brexit could have on research and education on the island, and outlined the risks and how these might be mitigated, and advised on potential opportunities. 2017

Parnell Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge 2014

Visiting Professor in History, Ashoka University, New Delhi 2017

Council Member of the Irish Legal History Society and member of the Editorial Board 2004-Present

Scientific Board of DARIAH.EU. DARIAH is a pan European research infrastructure that aims to enhance and support digitally enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities (http://dariah.eu). 2015

W. B. Yeats Visiting Professor, São Paulo University, Brazil 2016

A member of the EHRI advisory board (http://www.ehri-project.eu/) 2010

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; 20047, Member of the Council 1998

Trustee and Guardian of Marsh's Library, Dublin 2008

Visting Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, Delhi 2015

Trustee of the National Library of Scotland 2000

International assessor for the Academy of Finland, Helsinki 2004

International assessor for the Arts and Humanities Research Council 2006

Chair, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences [IRCHSS]-Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities [DARIAH] digitization committee. Irish Member, DARIAH 2008

Member of the Board of Governors for the Caledonian Research Foundation 2001

External assessor for the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2002

Irish Member for the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism, Member States Expert Group on Digitization 2008

Irish Member, European Strategic Research Infrastructures (Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group) 2007-present

National Archives Advisory Committee 1/3/2011

International advisory board of the Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes 2017

Awards and Honours

Ford Lectures, Oxford 2021

'Stand up for Research', Trinity Research Excellence Awards 2020 2020

Societal Impact - Innovation Award, Trinity College Dublin 2018

A 'Choice Outstanding Academic Title' for Making Ireland English. 2013

W. B. Yeats Visiting Professor, São Paulo University, Brazil 2016

Visting Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, Delhi 2015

Parnell Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge 2014-15

Member, Royal Irish Academy 2011

Dept. of Education for Northern Ireland postgraduate award for study at Trinity College, Dublin 1987-90

Keck Foundation Fellowship for study at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California 1992-93

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) summer stipend for research in London and Dublin 1994

British Academy Travel Award. 1996

British Academy Small Grants Award 1997

Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow 1999-01

International assessor for the Academy of Finland, Helsinki 2004-present

Memberships

American Historical Association

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Irish Gaelic Landscape Group

Irish Economic and Social History Group

Irish Legal History Society

American Conference of Irish Studies

President of the Irish Historical Society 2003 – 2005

Member of the Royal Historical Society, working with professional historians and advancing the scholarly study of the past.