Ireland in The Atlantic World, 1600-1850

The field of early-modern Atlantic Studies is among the most creative lines of inquiry in present-day historical scholarship. And Ireland was a conspicuous presence in the Atlantic World of the 17th and 18th centuries. Irish men and women figured in nearly every aspect of the cultural, economic, political, and religious interplay that shaped this complex transnational society. In a wide-ranging and multi-disciplined approach to the subject, this seminar will explore the significance of Irish involvements in the larger Atlantic World (maritime Europe, West Africa, and the Americas), as well as ways in which Ireland responded to—and was shaped by—such encounters. Students in Ireland in the Atlantic World will have access to archival materials (printed documents and manuscripts) that situate Ireland and Irish people in the mainstream of this dynamic environment.

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4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Thomas M Truxes
W: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM ERIN 102