Dr Ruth Canning, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in History and Politics, has been awarded a month-long Visiting Research Fellowship at the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland (NUIG), to explore Old English identity in late Elizabethan Ireland.
As part of her current research project on Old English identity in late Elizabethan Ireland, Dr Canning will be looking at unique archival sources which document the lives and activities of Galway's Old English merchant community and the region's frontier lords.
Some of this research will be included in her forthcoming monograph, The Old English in Early Modern Ireland: The Palesmen and the Nine Years’ War, 1594-1603, (Boydell & Brewer, 2018).
The Moore Institute Fellowship scheme aims to enhance the research community at NUIG and foster collaborations with visiting scholars on future projects.
Research Fellows will benefit from working with the many rich collections within the James Hardiman Library and will have the opportunity to engage with the vibrant research culture in the wider university, city and region.