Origins of the First British Empire
Nicholas Canny is a professor of history and the director of the Center for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His most recent book is Making Ireland British (Oxford University Press, 2001). He is also the editor of Volume I of the Oxford History of the British Empire, which explores why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. He offers an overview of that volume's topic as part of an “Ireland and the British Empire” lecture series.
Canny is introduced by Rob Savage, codirector of the Irish Studies program and a history professor at Boston College.
Format: Lecture followed by Q&A
Date: September 23, 2004
Location: Connolly House, Boston College
Sponsor(s): Irish Studies