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