Tuesday 29 January 2019

Pre-modern Ireland, 1200-1801: London symposium

The UK National Archives (TNA) is to host a major international symposium – Dominus Hibernie/Rex Hiberniae: pre-modern Ireland, 1200-1801 – at its Kew premises in March.

Six centuries of Irish history will explore how institutions, policies and attitudes developed to enable the crown to tackle the challenges of governing Ireland and its inhabitants. The records which such processes generated are voluminous and held by TNA. They afford rich, multi-faceted insights into the administration of pre-modern Ireland, its political and legal culture, its geography, environment, society, economy and trade.

The symposium will be opened by Jeff James, CEO and Keeper of The National Archives and Adrian O’Neill, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom with key note addresses given by Professor Robin Frame (Durham University), Professor Patricia Palmer (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), and Professor David Hayton (Queen’s University Belfast).

It will run from Noon on Thursday 21 March to 3:30pm on Saturday 23 March. Full conference and day tickets available, with prices starting at £24/£30.

See conference programme, details and registration here