Nicholas Canny

Nicholas Canny


BA (1964) and MA (1967) from the National University of Ireland

Ph.D (1971) from the University of Pennsylvania

Prior Work:

President of the Royal Academy (2008-11);

Vice President for Research, National University of Ireland (2005-8);

Founding Director of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities (2000-11);

Professor of History, National University of Ireland (1979-2009);

Parnell Senior Research Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (2005-6);

Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1982-5);

Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton(1979-80);

Assistant and then Lecturer in History at University College, Galway (1972-9)


Current Employment/Responsibilities:

Professor emeritus of History at National University of Ireland, Galway

Member of Academia Europaea, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy

Member of the American Philosophical Society

Member of the Scientific Council of the European Science Foundation

Areas of Research Interest:

His most influential publication has been Making Ireland British, 1580-1650 (Oxford University Press, 2001), he edited the first volume of the Oxford History of the British Empire entitled The Origins of Empire (Oxford University Press, 2000). Prof. Canny latest book publication was the Oxford Handbook to the History of the Atlantic World, c.1450-1850 (Oxford University Press, 2011) which he edited with Philip Morgan.