After-Dinner Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Canny

canny_nicholas02_small
Prof. Nicholas Canny

 

The 66th Conference of the Irish History Students’ Association is delighted to announce that Professor Nicholas Canny has agreed to deliver the After-Dinner speech to the Conference Dinner, in the Harbour Hotel, Galway.

RIA-2009
Prof. Daniel Bradly, Prof. Tony Kavanagh, Prof. Nicholas Canny (President, RIA), Prof. Damien McManus, Prof. Marina Lynch, Prof. David Taylor and Prof. Kevin Bourke. Photo TCD

 

Professor Emeritus Canny, author of 9 books and over 70 published papers, is an alumnus of University College Galway and is a native of Clifden, in West Galway. After graduating from UCG, Nicholas took his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and also studied at the Institute for Historical Research in London.

0119_nicholas_canny

He was in 1995, elected member of the Academia Europaea, in 2005 as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and in 2007 as a Member of the American Philosophical Society.

nicholas-canny_0
http://www.dri.ie

Nicholas has served as Vice-President of Research at NUI Galway (2005-2008), President of the Royal Irish Academy (2008-2011) and he was the Established Chair in Galway from 1979-2009. He was also the Funding Director of the university’s Moore Institute from 2000-2011. At present Nicholas is serving with the European Research Council. His areas of interest include Early Modern Irish History, Colonialism and Migration.

.facebook_1443997393091
Nicholas Canny [misspelled Kenny] on left c.1984

Nicholas is also a former Auditor of An Cumann Staire (1963-1964) and as a former IUHSA rep (1964-1965). When the IHSA came to Galway during his tenure, he organised the IHSA conference. He has also served as President of the IHSA.

.facebook_1443997361731

We are sure that this speech will be the highlight of the evening’s events and not to be missed!

Advertisements

Past Speaker Bio: Robert S. Rock, University of Hertfordshire/British Museum

RobertRock.Herts.IHSA2015

Name: Robert S. Rock

Institution: University of Hertfordshire/British Museum

Course: M. Phil. (formerly PhD)

Age: 25

Subject Area/Thesis Title/Paper you gave: Eighteenth Century Social History of Criminal London

Was 2015 your first IHSA Conference? No; I spoke at Queens University Belfast in 2013 and Mary Immaculate College in 2014.

What attracted you to the IHSA Conferences? As a young academic, I felt the need to start attending academic conferences and have my voice heard. This was naturally coupled with the support of my friends and colleagues at NUIG.

Best memory of the conferences? Giving my first academic paper at a great IHSA in Galway 2012.

What are you looking forward to most about Galway 2016? I won’t be involved in the academic aspect when the Galway conference rolls round, so I’m looking forward to sitting back and listening and meeting people there!