Reading Ireland, 1500-1700: An Interdisciplinary Conference




We were delighted to be the hosts for Reading Ireland, 1500-1700: An Interdisciplinary Conference held here on Thursday 31st May.



31st May 2018

PANEL 1: 10-11:30

Welcome: Colin Lahive (UCD)

Presider: Stephen O’Neill (Maynooth University)

David Baker (UNC-Chapel Hill): ‘What Ish My Network?: Introducing MACMORRIS’

Pat Palmer (Maynooth University): ‘“seanróimh éigsi is ealadhan”: Mapping Cultural Complexity in 1590s’ Munster’

Naomi McAreavey (UCD): ‘The Place of Ireland in the Letters of the First Duchess of Ormonde’

TEA/COFFEE: 11:30-12

PANEL 2: 12-1:30

Presider: Marian Lyons (Maynooth University)

Angela Andreani (University of Milan): ‘Meredith Hanmer’s “Chronicle of Ireland” From Manuscript to Print’

Danielle Clarke (UCD): ‘Irish Recipe Books as Life Writing?’

John McCafferty (UCD): ‘The Island at the Hinge of the Universe: seventeenth-century exiles who wrote Ireland into the Virgin Mary’s spotless being’

LUNCH (on your own): 1:30-3:00

PANEL 3: 3-4:30

Presider: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ireland Professor of Poetry)

Marc Caball (UCD): ‘Two Gaelic Elegies and Change in the Seventeenth Century’

Pádraig Lenihan (NUI-Galway):  ‘A Jacobite epic, Poema de Hibernia

Andrew Carpenter (UCD): ‘Satirical Verse in Restoration Dublin: who wrote it and who read it?’

 TEA/COFFEE: 4:30-5


‘“Barbarisme and obdurate wilfulnesse”: animal welfare and animal warfare in seventeenth-century Ireland’

Willy Maley (University of Glasgow)

Introduction: Thomas Herron (East Carolina University)


Launch of Spenser Studies vol. 32

Speaker: Jane Grogan (UCD/Past President of the International Spenser Society)


Irish Studies Program, Queens College/CUNY
Society for Renaissance Studies
University of Chicago Press
Marsh’s Library
School of English, Drama and Film, UCD


Colin Lahive ( and Thomas Herron (

If you would like to attend the colloquium, please email Colin Lahive before Friday, 11th May.
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