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**Consultation document: National Marine Planning Framework Submission, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. Dr Ruth Brennan, 14 December 2018

The Cambridge History of Ireland Volume 2. 1550–1730. Editor: Jane Ohlemeyer

This volume offers fresh perspectives on the political, military, religious, social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and environmental history of early modern Ireland and situates these discussions in global and comparative contexts. The opening chapters focus on 'Politics' and 'Religion and War' and offer a chronological narrative, informed by the re-interpretation of new archives. The remaining chapters are more thematic, with chapters on 'Society', 'Culture', and 'Economy and Environment', and often respond to wider methodologies and historiographical debates. Interdisciplinary cross-pollination - between, on the one hand, history and, on the other, disciplines like anthropology, archaeology, geography, computer science, literature and gender and environmental studies - informs many of the chapters. The volume offers a range of new departures by a generation of scholars who explain in a refreshing and accessible manner how and why people acted as they did in the transformative and tumultuous years between 1550 and 1730.

Contributor: Francis Ludlow

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    Other TCEH Publications Since 2012

  • Adelman, J. and F. Ludlow (2014). "The past, present and future of environmental history in Ireland." Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section C 114(-1): 359-391.
  • Braidotti, R.; Holm, P.; Hsiung Ping Chen; Khum Khum Bahvani (2013), Changing Global Environments – The Contribution of the Humanities in, editor(s)ISSC and UNESCO , World Social Sciences Report 2013, Paris, UNESCO, 506 – 508
  • Brennan RE and Portman ME. (2017). Situating Arab-Israeli artisanal fishermen’s perceptions of marine litter in a socio-institutional and socio-cultural context. Marine Pollution Bulletin 115: 240-251
  • Brennan RE and Valcic B. (2012). Feature Article: Shifting perspectives - how the masks we wear can facilitate and inhibit channels of communication in the social-environmental policy context. Ocean & Coastal Management 62: 1-8
  • Bruisch, K.; Gestwa, K. (2016), Special Issue_Terres, sols et peuples: Expertise agricole et pouvoir (xixe - xxe siècles / Land, Soil and People: Agricultural Expertise and Power (19th and 20th Centuries), Cahiers du Monde Russe, 57 (1)
  • Bruisch, K. (2016), 'Ich habe gesehen, wie Kühe automatisch trinken': Das ländliche Amerika als Gradmesser russischer Rückständigkeit. David Feest, Lutz Häfner (eds.), Die Zukunft der Rückständigkeit: Chancen - Formen - Mehrwert. Festschrift für Manfred Hildermeier zum 65. Geburtstag, Cologne, Böhlau, 2016, pp332 – 348
  • Bruisch, K. (2016), The Soviet Village Revisited: Household Farming and the Changing Image of Socialism in the Late Soviet Period, Cahiers du Monde Russe, 57, (1), 2016, p81 – 100
  • Bruisch, K.; Gestwa, K. (2016), Expertise and the Quest for Rural Modernization in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union: Introduction, Cahiers du Monde Russe, 57, (1), 2016, p7 – 30
  • Bruisch, K. (2015), Populismus, Profession und Politik: Agrarexperten im späten Zarenreich. Tim Buchen, Malte Rolf (eds.), Eliten im Vielvölkerreich: Imperiale Biographien in Russland und Österreich-Ungarn, 1850-1918, Berlin, Oldenbourg / DeGruyter, 2015, pp240 – 260
  • Bruisch, K. (2015), Contested Modernity: A. G. Doiarenko and the Trajectories of Agricultural Expertise in Late Imperial and Soviet Russia. Joris Vandendriessche, Evert Peeters, Kaat Wils (eds.), Scientists' Expertise as Performance. Between State and Society, 1860-1960, London, Pickering & Chatto, 2015, pp99 – 114
  • Kopsidis, M.; Bruisch, K.; Bromley, D. W. (2015), Where is the Backward Russian Peasant? Evidence against the Superiority of Private Farming, 1883-1913, The Journal of Peasant Studies 42, (2), p425 - 447
  • Bruisch, K. (2014), Als das Dorf noch Zukunft war: Agrarismus und Expertise zwischen Zarenreich und Sowjetunion, Köln, Böhlau, 2014, 394pp,
  • Bruisch, K.; Nikolaus Katzer, Bol'shaia voina Rossii: Sotsial'nyi poriadok, publichnaia kommunikatsiia i nasilie na rubezhe tsarskoi i sovetskoi ėpokh, Moscow, NLO, 2014
  • Cinnirella S., Sardà R., Suárez de Vivero J. L., Brennan R., Barausse A., Icely J., Luisetti T., March D., Murciano C., Newton A., O’Higgins T., Palmeri L., Palmieri M. G., Raux P., Rees S., Albaigés J., Pirrone N. & K. Turner. (2014). Steps towards a shared governance response for achieving Good Environmental Status in the Mediterranean Sea. Ecology and Society 19(4): 47
  • Crampsie, A. and Ludlow, F. (eds.) (2015) Meath History & Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications, xxxiv + 999p.
  • Engelhard, G. H., Thurstan, R.H.; MacKenzie, B. M.; Alleway, H.K.; Bannister, R.C.A.; Cardinale, M.; Clarke, M.W.; Currie, J. C.; Fortibuoni, T.; Holm, P.; Holt, S.J.; Mazzoldi, C.; Pinnegar, J.K.; Raicevich, S.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; Klein, E.S.; Lescrauwaet, A-K., ICES meets marine historical ecology: placing the history of fish and fisheries in current policy context, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 1-18
  • Gao, C., Ludlow, F, Amir. O., Kostick, C. (2016). "Reconciling multiple ice-core volcanic histories: The potential of tree-ring and documentary evidence, 670–730 CE." Quaternary International 394: 180-193
  • Goodsite, M.; Gammelgaard, A.; Culton, J.; Gross, A.; Rahbek, C.; Holm, P. (2013), Interdisciplinary research in meteorological sciences. Editorial for the Inaugural Issue of Advance Research in Meteorological Sciences, Advance Research in Meteorological Sciences, 1, (1), 2013
  • Hebdon, C., Lennon, M., Ludlow, F., M., Zhang, A. and Dove, M. (2016) “Pedagogy and Climate Change”, In: Crate, S. A. and Nuttall, M. (eds.), Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformations. 2nd edition. London: Routledge, 388-398.
  • Holm, P.; Buck, B.; Langan, R.,Introduction. Bela Buck & Richard Langan (eds), New approaches to sustainable offshore food production and the development of offshore platforms, 1-20 (Springer)
  • Holm, P. (2016), Commercial Sea Fisheries in the Baltic Region, c1000-1600. James H. Barrett (ed), Cod and Herring: The Chronology, Causes and Consequences of Medieval Sea Fishing , Oxford, Oxbow, 13-22
  • Holm, P. (2016), Historical fishing communities. K. Schwerdtner Máñez & B. Poulsen (eds.), Perspectives on Oceans Past: A Handbook of Marine Environmental History. Springer 31-46
  • Holm, P. Review of The Vikings in Ireland and Beyond. Before and After the Battle of Clontarf, by Howard Clarke and Ruth Johnson (eds.), Eolas, 2016
  • Holm, P., Norske fiskerier. Historisk Tidsskrift (DK), 115, (2), 2016, 533-543
  • Holm, P. (2016). Vikingebyen. Den nordiske grund. D. J. Turner (ed.) Dublin. Aarhus, Aarhus Universitetsforlag: 192-210.
  • Holm, P.; Adamson, J.; Huang, H.; Kirdan, L.; Kitch, S.; McCalman, I.; Ogude, J.; Ronan, M.; Scott, D.; Thompson, K.O.; Travis, C.; Wehner, K. (2015), Humanities for the Environment – a Manifesto for Research and Action. Humanities IV, 2015, 977-992
  • Holm, P. Review of Human Ecodynamics in the North Atlantic: A Collaborative Model of Humans and Nature through Space and Time, by Ramona Harrison & Ruth A. Maher (eds.). Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology, 1-3
  • Holm, P. (2015), Manning and Paying the Hiberno-Norse Dublin Fleet. Emer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan & John Sheehan (eds), Clerics, Kings and Vikings. Essays on medieval Ireland, Dublin, Four Courts, 67-78
  • Holm, P. Review of The Beginning of Scandinavian Settlement in England: The Viking 'Great Army' and Early Settlers, c. 865-900 (2014), by Shane McLeod , The Medieval Review, 15.08.70, 2015
  • Holm, P. (2015), Climate Change, Big Data and the Medieval and Early Modern. R. Hutton (ed.), Medieval or Early Modern. The Value of a Traditional Historical Division, Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, 70 – 84
  • Holm, P. (2015), Integrative Platforms for the Humanities. Think Ahead [RJ Yearbook 2015/2016], Gothenburg, Makadam, 2015, 101 – 109
  • Holm, P., Arne Jarrick, Dominic Scott, (2014) Humanities World Report 2015 (London: Palgrave)
  • Holm, P. (2014), The Slave's Tale in, editor(s)S. Booker & C. Peters, Tales of Medieval Dublin. Dublin: Four Courts Press
  • Holm, P. (2014), Learning from Asian and Indo-Pacific fisheries history. J. Christensen, M. Tull (eds.), Historical Perspectives of Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific. Dordrecht:, Springer Science+Business Media , 2014, 269 – 272
  • Holm, P., Goodsite, M., Cloetingh, S., Vanheusden, B., Yusoff, K., Agnoletti, M., Bedřich, M., Lang, D., Leemans, R., Oerstroem Moeller, J., Pardo Buendia, M., Pohl, W., Sors, A. & Zondervan, R. (2013), Collaboration between the Natural, Social and Human Sciences in Global Change Studies, Environmental Science and Policy 28, 25 – 35
  • Máñez, K.S.; Holm, P.; Blight, L.; Coll, M.; MacDiarmid, A.; Ojaveer, H.; Poulsen, B.; Tull, M. (2014). The future of the oceans past: towards a global marine historical research initiative, PLoS ONE, 9, (7), 1-10
  • Moos, L, Wubbels, T., Holm, P., Zgaga, P. (2015), A panel discussion: the European Educational Research Association's role in Europe - now and in the near future, European Educational Research Journal, 14, (1), 35 - 43
  • Holm, P. (2014), Anthropocene Humanities. Jane Conroy and Margaret Kelleher (eds.), Restating the Value of the Humanities. Dublin, published under the auspices of the Humanities Serving Irish Society Consortium, 2014, 8 - 11,
  • Holm, P. (2013), World War II and the 'Great Acceleration' of North Atlantic fisheries. Global Environment, 66-91
  • Jäger, J.; Holm, P.; O'Brien, K.; Pálsson, G.; Pahl-Wostl, C.; Chabay, I.; Reams, J. (2013), Responses to environmental and societal challenges for our unstable Earth. Editorial for RESCUE Special Issue, Environmental Science and Policy, 28, p1 – 2
  • Holm, P.; Marta Coll; Alison MacDiarmid; Henn Ojaveer; Bo Poulsen (2012), HMAP Response to the Marine Forum, Environmental History, 2012, d oi: 10.1093/envhis/ems118
  • Holm, P. (2012), European Humanities and Global Challenges ─ A View Towards 2060, IHS Newsletter, National University of Taiwan, December 2012, 2012
  • Holm, P. (2012), Humanistiske fund, in Maria Wallenberg Bondesson, Orsi Husz, Janken Myrdal & Mattias Tydén (ed), Människans kunskap och kunskapen om människan: En gränslös historia, Lund, Sekel Bokförlag
  • Hurrel S. and Brennan R. (2014). Clyde Reflections - a film and audio-visual installation. In Griffith D. (Ed.) Imagining Natural Scotland. Creative Scotland: Edinburgh and Glasgow. (Chapter available for viewing with full permission of Creative Scotland at
  • Katsanevakis S, Mackelworth P, Coll M, Fraschetti S, Mačić V, Giakoumi S, Jones P, Levin N, Albano PG, Badalamenti F, Brennan R, Claudet J, Culibrk D, D'Anna G, Deidun A, Evagelopoulos A, García-Charton J, Goldsborough D, Holcer D, Jimenez C, Kark S, Sørensen T, Lazar B, Martin G, Mazaris A, Micheli F, Milner-Gulland E, Pipitone C, Portman M, Pranovi F, Rilov G, Smith R, Stelzenmüller V, Vogiatzakis I, Winters G (2017). Advancing marine conservation in European and contiguous seas with the MarCons Action. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e11884.
  • Kostick, C. and Ludlow, F. (2015) “The Dating of Volcanic Events and their Impacts upon European Climate and Society, 400-800 CE”, European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies, 5, 7-30.
  • Ludlow, B. and Ludlow, F. (2015) “Natural and Human Landscapes of Meath: A Photographic Essay”, In: Crampsie, A. and Ludlow, F. (eds.) Meath History & Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications, 481-522.
  • Ludlow, F. (2017). Chronicling a medieval eruption. Nature Geoscience, 10(2), 77-78. doi:0.1038/ngeo2881
  • Ludlow, F. and Manning, J. G. (2016) “Revolts under the Ptolemies: A Paleoclimatic Perspective”, In: Collins, J. J. and Manning, J. G. (eds.), Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East: The Crucible of Empire. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Series. Leiden: Brill, 154-171.
  • Ludlow, F., Baker, L., Brock, S., Hebdon, C. and Dove, M. R. (2016) "The Double Binds of Indigeneity and Indigenous Resistance", Humanities, 5 (3), doi:10.3390/h5030053.
  • Ludlow, F., Adelman, J. & Holm, P. (2013), Environmental History in Ireland, Environment and History 19, 247-252
  • Ludlow, F., Stine, Alexander R.; Leahy, P.; Murphy, E.; Mayewski, P. A.; Taylor, D.; Killen, J.; Baillie, M. G. L.; Hennessy, M.; Kiely, G. (2013). "Medieval Irish chronicles reveal persistent volcanic forcing of severe winter cold events, 431–1649 CE." Environmental Research Letters 8(2): 024035
  • Ludlow, F. (2013) “Workshop Examines Climate Change and Human Response in the History of Western Eurasia from AD 1 to 1600”, Harvard University Center for the Environment Newsletter, 5 (1), 29. Available at:
  • Ludlow, F. (2012). Assessing Non-Climatic Influences on Record of Extreme Weather from Irish Annals. At the Anvil: Essays in Honour of William J. Smyth. P. J. Duffy and W. Nolan. Dublin
  • Mullen, J. and Ludlow, F. (2015) “Naming the Land: Mapping the Meath Field Names Project”, In: Crampsie, A. and Ludlow, F. (eds.) Meath History & Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications, 873-908.
  • Pálsson, G., Crumley, C., Hackmann, H., Holm, P., Ingram, J., Kirman, A., Marks, J., Pardo Buenída, M., Sörlin, S., Szerszynski, B. (2013), Challenges of the Anthropocene: Contributions from Social Sciences and Humanities for the Changing Human Condition. Environmental Science and Policy, 28, 3-13
  • Potts T., O’Higgins T., Brennan R., Cinnirella S., Steiner Brandt U., Suárez de Vivero J.L., van Beusekom, J., Troost T., Paltriguera L., Gunduz Hosgor, A. (2015). Detecting critical choke points for achieving Good Environmental Status. Ecology and Society 20(1): 29
  • Rankin, K.J. (2016) ‘Towards a Retrospective Political Geography of Border Studies: Partition and Division in Ireland’, Political Geography, 51, pp100- 103
  • Rankin, K.J. (2015), ‘Ireland - United Kingdom: Lough Foyle and Carlingford Lough’, E. Brunet-Jailly (ed.), Border Disputes: A Global Encyclopedia, 2, Santa Barbara, ABC-Clio, pp.650-660.
  • Rankin, K, Sweeney, Paul, Keating Bill, (2014), Biographical Portraits of the Past Presidents of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,
  • Rankin, K.J. (2014), ‘John Dillon versus Eamon de Valera at the 1918 General Election: The eclipse of the Irish Parliamentary Party by Sinn Féin in East Mayo’ in William Nolan (series ed.), Mayo: History and Society, Dublin, Geography Publications, pp.589-614.
  • Andrews J.H. and Rankin, K.J. (2012), William Petty, Topographer in, At the Anvil: Essays in Honour of William J. Smyth, Dublin, Geography Publications, pp.241-270.
  • Ronan, M. (2016), Amercian Evangelicalism, Apocalypticism, and the Anthropocene. Celia Deane-Drummond (ed.), Religion and the Anthropocene , EFSRE
  • Ronan, M. (2015), The Creative City: Full STEAM Ahead. James E. Doyle and Biljana Mickov (eds.), The Creative City - New European Perspectives., Ashgate Press
  • Sigl, M.; Winstrup, M.; McConnell, J. R.; Welten, K. C.; Plunkett, G.; Ludlow, F.; Buntgen, U.; Caffee, M.; Chellman, N.; Dahl-Jensen, D.; Fischer, H.; Kipfstuhl, S.; Kostick, C.; Maselli, O. J.; Mekhaldi, F.; Mulvaney, R.; Muscheler, R.; Pasteris, D. R.; Pilcher, J. R.; Salzer, M.; Schupbach, S.; Steffensen, J. P.; Vinther, B. M.; Woodruff, T. E. (2015). "Timing and climate forcing of volcanic eruptions for the past 2,500 years." Nature 523(7562): 543-549.
  • Sigl, M, McConnell, J.R., Toohey, M., Plunkett, G., Ludlow, F., Winstrup, M., Kipfstuhl, S. and Motizuki, Y. (2015) "The History of Volcanic Eruptions since Roman Times", Past Global Changes Magazine, 23 (2), 48-49.
  • Smith G and Brennan RE. (2012). Losing our way with mapping: thinking critically about marine spatial planning in Scotland. Ocean & Coastal Management 69:210-216

  • Tett, P., Black, K., Brennan, R., Cook, E., Davidson, K. (2015). Challenge: Sustainable mariculture at high latitudes. In Baztan J., Chouinard O., Jorgensen B., Tett P., Vanderlinden J.P. and Vasseur L. (Eds.) Coastal Zones: Solutions for the 21st century. Elsevier: Amsterdam.

  • Toohey, M., Ludlow, F., LeGrande, A., Anchukaitis, K. and Michael Sigl (2016) “Interdisciplinary Views on the Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions: From Global to Personal”, Past Global Changes Magazine, 24 (2), 78, doi: 10.22498/pages.24.2.78.
  • Toohey, M., Ludlow, F. and LeGrande, A. (2016) “How did Climate and Humans Respond to Past Volcanic Eruptions?” Eos: Earth & Space Science News, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO062599.
  • Toohey, M., Sigl, M., Ludlow, F., LeGrande, A. N. and Anchukaitis, K. (2016) “Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society Working Group”, Past Global Changes Magazine, 24 (1), 29.
  • Travis, C. & Holm, P. (2016), The digital environmental humanities - what is it and why do we need it? The NorFish Project and SmartCity Lifeworlds. Charles Travis & Alexander von Lünen (eds.), The Digital Arts and Humanities: Neogeography, Social Media and Big Data Integrations and Applications, Springer, pp19
  • Travis, C. (2015), Like the end of a beautiful world: eco-critical perceptions of landscape in the works of Francis Ledwidge and Lord Dunsany in, editor(s)Francis Ludlow, Arlene Crampsie, William Nolan , Meath and Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County, Dublin, Geography Publications
  • Travis, C. (2015), Bloomsday's Big Data: GIS, Social Media and Literature in, editor(s)David Cooper, Christopher Donaldson, Patricia Murrieta-Flores , Literary Mapping in the Digital Age, Ashgate
  • Travis, C. (2015), Visual Geo-Literary and Historical Analysis, Tweetflickrtubing, and James Joyce's Ulysses (1922), Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105, (5), 2015, p927 - 950
  • Travis, C. (2015), Acts of Perception: Samuel Beckett, time, space and the Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922-1949, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9, (2), 2015, p219 - 241
  • Travis, C. (2015), ABSTRACT MACHINE: HUMANITIES GIS, Redlands, ESRI
  • Travis, C. (2014), Transcending the Cube: Translating GIScience Time and Space Perspectives in a Humanities GIS, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28, 2014, p1149 - 1164
  • Travis, C. (2013), From the Ruins of Time and Space: The Psychogeographical GIS of Dublin in Flann O'Brien's At Swim Two Birds (1939) , CITY, 2013
  • Travis, C.; von Lünen, A. (2012), History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections, Springer, 2012
  • Travis, C. (2012), 'History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections'. Alexander von Lünen, Charles Travis (eds.), History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections, Springer, pp179 - 200
  • Usoskin, I. G.; Kromer, B.; Ludlow, F.; Beer, J.; Friedrich, M.; Kovaltsov, G. A.; Solanki, S. K.; Wacker, L. (2013). "The AD775 cosmic event revisited: the Sun is to blame." Astronomy & Astrophysics 552: L3.