A thought-provoking and timely talk by Trinity College Dublin professor
Jane Ohlmeyer will deliver a lecture, sourcing from her Ford Lectures on Ireland, Empire and the Early Modern world, which were produced for the national broadcasting station RTE in Ireland.
Her lecture on 'Ireland, Empire and the Early Modern world' will focus on four themes. First, as England’s first colony, Ireland formed an integral part of the English imperial system during the early modern period. Second, as well as being colonised the Irish operated as active colonists in the English and other European empires (including that of France). Third, the extent to which Ireland served as laboratory for empire in India and the Atlantic world is analysed. Finally, the impact empire had on the material and mental worlds of people living in early modern Ireland is examined alongside how these years are remembered today.