Marsh’s Library elected 16 ‘Maddock Research Fellows’ for 2022

The scholars and their projects are:

1. Dr Roseanne Baars: ‘Justice for Catholics and Huguenots alike? Abraham Tessereau and the peace commissioners of Louis XIV’.

2. Dr Nora Baker: ‘Conversion and Culpability in Seventeenth-Century France’.

3. Dr Daniel Cook:‘Gulliver’s Afterlives’.

4. Ms Sara D’Amico: Adding information on Marsh’s incunabula to Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) database

5. Mr David S Dunlop: ‘Marbling in insular bindings in the holdings of Marsh’s Library’.

6. Dr Ana Saez Hidalgo: ‘Reading and writing British church history: Philip Perry in conversation with Edward Stillingfleet’.

7. Ms Emma Hill: ‘Flamsteed’s Historia Coelestis (1712)’.

8. Dr Cynthia Huffman:’Educational resources from the mathematical treasures at Marsh’s Library’.

9. Dr Michelle Johansen: ‘Behind the library desk at Marsh’s Library in the long nineteenth century’.

10. Dr James LeDuc: ‘John Bale and the political theologies of “Reform” in Ireland, 1538–1554’.

11. Dr Matthew McDonald: ‘Provincial Cosmopolitans. Dublin’s Huguenots and the spread of European French’.

12. Dr Clare Moriarty: ‘A Glimpse of the Moon: John Hanna’s Astronomical Creed (1725)’.

13. Dr Colin Reid: ‘The library of the Nation: Uncovering Thomas Davis’s pamphlet collection at Marsh’s Library’.

14. Dr Ellen Scheible: ‘Domestic/Violence: Body, Home, and Nation in Irish Fiction’.

15. Dr Malcolm Walsby: ‘Editing an unknown chronicle of Angers (1519-1539)’.

16. Dr Niall Dilucia: ‘Seventeenth-century Catholic scholarship in Marsh’s Library’.


Marsh’s Library elected 9 ‘Maddock Research Fellows’ for 2021

The continuing generosity of Niamh and Philip Maddock of Providence, Rhode Island, USA has enabled us to elect the following scholars to paid research fellowships at Marsh’s Library for 2021.

Scholars will only be able to travel when it is safe so to do. Fellowships may be held over to 2022 should it not be possible for scholars to travel this year according to the health advice of the Irish government.

The scholars and their research projects are:

1. Cusk, Dr Sarah (Lincoln College, Oxford, UK). Project: ‘The Oriental books in Marsh’s library’.
2. Gillen, Dr Ultán (Teeside University, UK). Project: ‘(Counter-)Enlightenment, Counter-Revolution, and Union: Conservative Political Thought in the Age of Revolutions’.
3. Gribben, Professor Crawford (QUB, Belfast). Project: ‘John Owen’s social network: Friends, rivals and the literary culture of nonconformity’.
4. Hughes, Professor Ann (Keele University, UK). Project: ‘Collecting, reading and organising English sermons 1640-1662: the evidence from Marsh’s Library’.
5. Kleinman, Dr Sylvie (Visiting Research Fellow, History, TCD). Project: ‘Huguenot Charity in Ireland, ca 1692-1929: From French origins to social chapter of Ireland’s and Dublin’s history’.
6. Konieczny, Ms Claire (Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, USA). Project: ‘The Visual Rhetoric of Literature from the French Wars of Religion’.
7. Larminie, Dr Vivienne (History of Parliament Trust, UK). Project: ‘International Protestant Networks before the Revocation: the impact of travel, education and information exchange’.
8. Milton, Professor Anthony (Sheffield University, UK). Project: ‘A new study of Thomas Wentworth. English Protestantism and Europe in the seventeenth century’.
9. Wendling, Ms Karina (Strasbourg University, France). Project: ‘The Bible at work: Protestant networks for the scriptural education of the poor in the 19th century’.

Health Advice: Maddock Research Fellows will only be able to travel when the advice of NPHET to the Irish government allows for unrestricted travel to Ireland and the safe opening of Marsh’s Library in accordance with the strictest health protocols.

The Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship for Independent Scholars

The first call for this new fellowship programme was issued in 2019. Dr Ruairi O hAodha was elected as the first Dr Bríd McGrath Fellow: his award was deferred until 2021 due to Covid-19. Another call will be issued in due course.

Marsh’s Library elected 19 ‘Maddock Research Fellows’ for the period 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.


These scholars and their projects are:

Recycled printed and manuscript material found in bindings

1. Dr Colin Reid, ‘Becoming a Democratic Country: Ideas of Democracy, Sovereignty and Representative Government in Ireland, c.1798-1922′.

2. Professor Marcello Cattaneo, ‘Scholarly satire and polemical theology before Swift’.

3. Dr John Condren, ‘Louis XIV and the Peace of Italy: French Policy towards the Po Princes, 1659-1701’.

4. Professor Linda Briggs, ‘Huguenot Responses to the First War of Religion,1562-1567’.

5. Dr Una McIlvenna, ‘Hatred in Print: The Pamphlet Explosion on the Death of Concino Concini, Marquis d’Ancre’.

6. Professor Tim Harris, ‘Britain’s Century of Revolutions, 1603-1691’.

7. Dr Kevin Windhauser, ‘Circulating Knowledges: Literature and the Idea of the Library in Renaissance England’.

8. Dr Kristina Varade, ‘Charles Lever and the Legacy of Anglo-Irish/Italian Transnational Exchange’.

9. Dr Bram van Leuveren, ‘Contesting Diplomacies in Print: French Holdings of Marsh’s Library on the Habsburg-Bourbon Marriages of 1612-1615’

10. Dr Helwi Blom, ‘Briot’s books: the dispersal of the library of the French physician and translator Pierre Briot (1613-1678) and the Huguenot diaspora’.

11. Dr Helen Kemp, ‘The Significance of Seventeenth-Century Notebooks in Marsh’s Library’.

12. Dr Eloise Davies, ‘Venetian influences on Bishop William Bedell (1571–1642)’.

13. Dr Claire McNulty, ‘“For Our Irish Brethren”: Irish perspectives on the disciplinary revolution in seventeenth-century Scotland’.

14. Ms Olga Taranova, ‘Early Printed Slavic Books at Marsh’s Library’.

15. Mr Dan Sperrin, ‘Swift’s reading of Baronius and Clarendon’.

16. Dr Jennifer Murray, ‘A survey of bindings and the waste fragments which had been removed from them in Marsh’s Library’.

17. Professor Helen Parish, ‘Observation, Providence, and Imagination: Collecting and Recording Natural History in Early Modern Europe’.

18. Professor Deana Rankin, ‘French and English Literature and Literary Translation in the Bouhéreau and Marsh Catalogue holdings’.

19. Dr Marie Leoutre, ‘Élie Bouhéreau’s friendships with Benjamin D’Aillon and Guillaume Turon de Beyrie’.

Travel restrictions associated with Covid-19 mean that Marsh’s Library will ‘hold’ these fellowships until the middle of 2022 for scholars who are unable to travel to Ireland in the near future.


Marsh’s Library elected 13 ‘Maddock Research Fellows’ for the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019

These scholars and their projects were:

1. Dr Tamara Atkin (Queen Mary, University of London, UK), ‘Ecologies of Waste in Early Modern England: Historiography and the Recycling of Old Books’.

2. Ms Kelsey Champagne (Yale University, USA), ‘Atlantic Exiles: British Catholicism in Europe and the Atlantic World, ca.1640-1700’.

3. Professor Derval Conroy (UCD, Ireland), ‘Assessing the early modern French holdings of the Benjamin Iveagh collection, 1500-1800’.

4. Dr Heidi Craig (University of Toronto, Canada), ‘Huguenot exiles and paper making and importation in England’.

5. Dr Jamie Cumby (St Andrews University, UK), ‘Annotations in French law books in Marsh’s Library’.

6. Dr Eilish Gregory (University College London, UK), ‘Catholic sequestration in early modern Ireland, 1641-1715’.

7. Dr Georgina Hedesan (University of Oxford, UK), ‘Medical Practice in Late 17th Century France: A Digital Database of the Medical Prescriptions in the Bouhéreau Collection’.

8. Ms Muriel Horeau (La Rochelle archives, France), ‘Books printed by the reformed printers of early modern La Rochelle in the collections of the Marsh’s Library’.

9. Professor Noreen Humble (University of Calgary, Canada), ‘Reconstructing the Lost Notebooks of Elias Bouhéreau’.

10. Dr David Van der Linden (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), ‘Remembering the Wars of Religion in 17th-Century La Rochelle’.

11. Professor Nicholas McDowell (University of Exeter, UK), ‘Rabelais in the books and papers of Elias Bouhéreau’.

12. Dr Anna Reynolds (University of York, UK), ‘The Printed Waste in Marsh’s Library’.

13. Dr Jameson Tucker (University of Plymouth, UK), ‘Huguenot Exile Networks’.

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