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Dr Miche?l ? Siochr?

Professor Micheál Ó Siochrú

Professor in Modern History

Research Interests

My primary research focus is on seventeenth-century Irish political, constitutional, urban and military history, from the Ulster Plantation to the Jacobite Wars, situated in a broad European contextual framework. My most recent book examined the Cromwellian conquest and settlement of Ireland and I was Principal Investigator on the 1641 Depositions project and the Down Survey of Ireland Project. I am currently part of the editorial team producing a new five-volume edition of Cromwell’s Letters and Papers for Oxford University Press.  

Select Publications

  • God’s Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the conquest of Ireland(London: Faber & Faber, 2009), pp. 316.
  • Confederate Ireland, 1642-1649: A constitutional and political analysis (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008, 2nd edition), pp. 295.

Edited Volumes

  • Ireland, 1641: Contexts and Reactions – with Jane Ohlmeyer – (Manchester University Press, 2013, 2nd edition paperback, 2015), 286pp.
  • The plantation of Ulster: Ideology and Practice – with Éamonn Ó Ciardha – (Manchester University Press, 2012, 2nd edition paperback, 2014), 304pp.
  • Forging the State: European state formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 – with Andrew Mackillop – (Dundee, Dundee University Press, 2009), 210pp.
  • Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s: Essays in honour of Dónal Cregan (Editor. Dublin: Four Courts, 2000), pp. 288.

Articles/Book Chapters

Teaching and Supervision

I teach several modules on early modern Ireland. These include the Junior and Senior Freshman (levels 1 & 2) survey courses on Early Modern Ireland, 1500-1800. I also teach a List 2 Honors module on ‘The Troubles: Ireland, 1968-1998’ and a List 1 Honors module on seventeenth-century Ireland, ‘From Rebellion to Restoration’. In addition I teach on the interdisciplinary strand, ‘Imagining Ireland I-IV’, for the Irish Studies programme.  I welcome research students interested in most aspects of seventeenth-century Irish history.

Professor Ó Siochrú on the TCD Research Support System

Contact Details

Room 3150
Department of History
Trinity College
Dublin 2.

Telephone: +353 1 896 2626
Fax: +353 1 896 3995