Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History

Jane is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History (1762) at Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the Irish Research Council, which funds frontier research across all disciplines. She was the founding Head of the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity’s first Vice-President for Global Relations (2011-14) and Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute (2015-20).

Profesor Ohlmeyer is an expert on the New British and Atlantic Histories and have published extensively on early modern Irish and British history. She is the author or editor of numerous articles and 13 books, including being the editor of Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of Ireland, published in 2018. My most recent book is an edition of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon’s A Short View of the State and Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland (Oxford, 2020).

Jane Ohimeyer

Their programmes

Watch ‘Making Empire’ with Jane Ohlmeyer and David Olusoga, Irish Embassy, London

English Civil Wars, Ireland, No Audio, Video

Events in Scotland and Ireland directly contributed to political crisis which would explode into Civil War in England and Wales.

1641, Interviews, Ireland

The landmark 1641 Depositions Project at Trinity College Dublin, has digitised and analysed more than 8,000 witness statements made during the rebellion which swept through Ireland.

Interviews, Ireland