Nicholas Canny, born in Clifden, County Galway, Ireland, in 1944. Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Professor of History at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Fellow (1 September 2000 – 30 June 2001)
My year at NIAS proved one of the most productive and the most enjoyable of my life. The principal achievements I can report are completing, and seeing through the press, a book of 633 pages, Making Ireland British, 1580-1650, which was published by Oxford University Press and presented to the NIAS library at a reception on 27 May 2001. At the same time I read my way into a new research project that will eventually lead to a book to be entitled “Shaping an Atlantic World, 1450-1700”. In the meantime, those interested will have to make do with two papers related to this new project “Asia, the Atlantic, and the Subjects of the British Monarchy”, to appear in 2002 in the Blackwell Companion to Stuart Britain, ed. Barry Coward, and ‘Atlantic History: What and Why?” to appear in the European Review. Also, during the first semester I cleared the decks of overdue book reviews and an overdue 10,000 word biographical entry for the New Dictionary of National Biography.