Nicholas Canny#

Nicholas Canny
Membership Number:1642
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • Professor of History, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change at National University of Ireland, Galway (formerly University College, Galway)
  • 1982 - 1985 Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University College, Galway, and again served in a temporary capacity for the Spring Term of 1994
  • 1972 - 1979 Assistant and then Lecturer in History University College, Galway

Fields of Scholarship
  • 17th century Irish and British history
  • Early Modern history
  • Colonial American history

Honours and Awards
  • 1976 awarded the Irish Historical Research prize of the National University of Ireland for The Elizabethan Conquest of Ireland
  • 1979 fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • 1979-80 member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and holder of the Herodotus fellowship in the School of Historical Studies
  • 1981 elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy
  • April 1985 delivered the Atlantic Lectures at the Johns Hopkins University
  • 1986-7 :Fellow of the National Humanities Center, North Carolina
  • 1990-94, and 1996-9: served on the Council of the Royal Irish Academy, and as Vice- President of the Academy for 1991 and 1999
  • 1994 invited to edit the first volume of a five volume Oxford History of the British Empire
  • 1995 first Distinguished Visiting Professor in Irish Studies, January- March 1995, at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University
  • 1995 elected as Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1998: first Jefferson Smurfit Corporation Distinguished Lecturer in Irish Studies at the University of Missouri, St Louis
  • 2001-2 Fellow in Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2002 Delivered, by invitation, the Commonwealth Fund Lecture for 2002 at University College, London
  • 2003 Awarded the Irish Historical Research prize of the National University of Ireland for Making Ireland British

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