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Dr Ruth Canning

History and Politics
0151 291 3288
Arts and Humanities

I am a historian of early modern Ireland and England with a special focus on sixteenth-century Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations.  My current research examines the socio-political impact of war on identity formation amongst Ireland's minority Old English population during the Nine Years' War (1594-1603).  I have published a number of articles exploring aspects of the political, economic, and legal history of late Elizabethan Ireland, and my forthcoming monograph, The Old English in Early Modern Ireland: The Palesmen and the Nine Years’ War, 1594-1603, will be published by Boydell & Brewer in 2018.


I have had significant success securing research funding.   I was awarded a Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowship in 2017.  Before coming to Liverpool Hope I held a three-year Marie Curie International Research Fellowship at University College Cork and Concordia University in Montreal.  I was also an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral fellow on a project which explored William Penn's Irish experiences and his early trans-Atlantic networks.  I completed my PhD at University College Cork, my MA at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and my BA at Mount Allison University.


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