Dr Coleman A. Dennehy

Following a BA and an MLitt, Coleman wrote a PhD entitled ‘An administrative and legal history of the Irish parliament, 1613-89’. After a brief break, he then moved to the Institute of Criminology and took an LLM in criminology and criminal justice, writing on sexual offences in Irish law. He was an IRC Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Fellow for four years, seconded to University College London (2014 - 2016). His project was entitled ‘Competing jurisdictions: appellate justice in the Dublin and Westminster parliaments, 1603 - c.1730’. Dr Dennehy has taught at Maynooth and University College London, and was a visiting scientific researcher at Das Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt-am-Main, and a visiting professor at Das Institut für Rechts- und Verfassungsgeschichte at the Faculty of Law, University of Vienna.

He is interested in early modern history, the history of representative assemblies, appellate legal history, and the history of crime and punishment. He is the Reviews Editor for Parliaments, Estates & Representation / Parlements, États & Représentation, is 2nd Secretary-General of the International Commission for the History of Representative & Parliamentary Institutions, and is also a Councillor of the Irish Legal History Society. He has published many articles and chapters, has edited Restoration Ireland: Always settling and never settled, and his monograph, The Irish parliament, 1613-89: The evolution of a colonial institution, will be published soon by Manchester University Press. He is contracted to write or edit a number of books in the coming years, in particular an edition of the diaries of the 2nd earl of Cork (1st earl of Burlington), a book on the first earl of Arlington, one on law and revolution in seventeenth century Ireland, and a book on crime and punishment in early modern Ireland.

Contact: coleman.dennehy@gmail.com

Online profile: https://ucd.academia.edu/ColemanDennehy