3/31 – Nicholas Canny inaugurates the Historians’ Lives series

Please join us as Professor Clare Carroll (Comparative Literature and History) interviews Nicholas Canny of National University of Ireland, Galway. Professor Canny will discuss his life, career and seminal contribution to early modern Irish and Transatlantic History.


Described as Ireland’s “most prominent historian,” Professor Canny changed the field of early modern Ireland and the Atlantic world, shaping the scholarship of generations of historians. A former president of the Royal Irish Academy and member of the American Philosophical Society, the British Academy and Real Academia de la Historia, he has most recently been awarded the RIA’s highest honor, the Cunningham Medal, for distinction in research.  The author of dozens of books and articles, with a focus on colonial identity in the Atlantic World, he is currently completing a major study entitled Imagining Ireland’s Pasts; Early Modern Ireland through the Centuries.

Sponsored by the MA Program in Biography and Memoir, the History Department, and Irish Studies at Queens College.

Tuesday, March 31, 6 P.M.

Room 5114 (History Lounge)

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