Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellows Sarah McKibben and Peter McQuillan are contributors to Early Modern Ireland: New Sources, Methods, and Perspectives, edited by Sarah Covington, Valerie McGowan-Doyle, and Vincent Carey (Routledge, 2019).
Early Modern Ireland offers fresh approaches and case studies that push the field of early modern Ireland, and of British and European history more generally, into unexplored directions.
The centuries between 1500 and 1700 were pivotal in Ireland’s history, yet so much about this period has remained neglected until relatively recently, and a great deal has yet to be explored. Containing 17 original and individually commissioned essays by an international and interdisciplinary group of leading and emerging scholars, this book covers a wide range of topics, including social, cultural, and political history as well as folklore, medicine, archaeology, and digital humanities, all of which are enhanced by a selection of maps, graphs, tables, and images.
Professor McKibben's chapter is titled "Bardic Close Reading." She is the winner of a 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for her work on bardic poetry, as well as a 2018 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.
Professor McQuillan's chapter is titled "'Nation' as Pobal in Seventeenth-Century Irish." He will deliver this year's annual Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture on February 1, 3:30 p.m., Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls.