Dr Mark Empey

Mark Empey is a cultural historian with a particular interest in book history and scholarly networks. He completed his PhD at University College Dublin in 2009, which examined politics and religion in early Stuart Britain and Ireland through the lens of Sir Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford. In 2010 he was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin where he worked on the project ‘Protestants, Print and Gaelic Culture, 1567-1722’. In 2012 he was awarded the National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, studying the career of the Irish historian and antiquarian, Sir James Ware (1594-1666). Mark has published articles on scholarly networks as well as the dissemination of books and manuscripts in seventeenth-century Ireland. He recently edited Early Stuart Irish Warrants, 1623-1639: The Falkland and Wentworth Administrations (Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2015) and he is co-editor of a forthcoming book on the historiography of the Church of Ireland (Four Courts Press, 2017). He is currently completing a monograph on Sir James Ware.

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Contact: mark.empey@nuigalway.ie