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Declan Downey

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of History
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168633
Email: declan.downey@ucd.ie

Biography

PhD Cambridge (1994)

Lecturer in Modern European and Japanese History in the School of History & Archives, University College Dublin 

Co-Coordinator of the BCL Degree in Law with History Programme since September, 2010
 

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, April 2012 
 

Member of the Executive Committee of the Council for Hispano-Irish Historical Studies, since March 2011 & Co-Secretary since October 2015

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish University Review: Revista Espacio, Tiempo y Forma: Historia Moderna, since 2011

Co-director and co-editor with Prof. Ciaran Brady (Trinity College, Dublin.), of the ¿Wild Geese Regiments Database Project ¿ Irish officers and soldiers in the Spanish and Austrian Services c.1560-1810, This is a joint T.C.D.-U.C.D. research project funded by the Higher Education Authority.

Co-Director of the Irish in Spain and the Iberian Trans-Atlantic World International Research Project

External Advisor on Japanese-EU Relations, Directorate General for External Relations of the European Commission, Brussels, since 2000 

 
Director of Ireland's EU Presidency Cultural Project Conference: Eminent Europeans of Irish Origin. The Impact of Ireland in Europe: An Historical Perspective, Royal Irish Academy, 21 & 22 February 2013

Former Acting Director of the U.C.D. Centre for Asian Studies from June 2000 to December 2003.

Since September 1995, Dr. Downey has held administrative roles such as Director of Examinations, Coordinator, Rapporteur and Editor of the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Assessment and Report on the UCD Combined Departments of History in 2002-¿3, Director of Tutorials, Director of International Exchanges in History, Director of Postgraduate Studies in Early Modern History and currently he is Co-Director of the BCL Degree Programme in Law & History.

Advisor to the Asian Strategy Committee, Dept. of An Taoiseach, (Prime Minister), Dublin, 2000-2004

Member of the Irish Business & Employers Confederation (I.B.E.C. ) Asia Forum for the maximisation of business, educational and cultural links with Asia, 2000-2004

OTHER INTERESTS

 Riding, Fencing, Falconry, Walking, Genealogy & Heraldry, Architecture, Cuisine, Wine, Gardens, Current Affairs, Charitable Works of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.

 

 

   

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2010.
Title: Japanese Ambassadorial Commendation
Year: 2007.
Title: Knight-Commander in the Royal Order of Isabel la Católica: Encomienda en la Orden de Isabel la Católica
Year: 2006.
Title: Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society Heritage Award
Year: 2003.
Title: Knight's Cross of the Austrian Order of Merit (Ritterskreuz des Silbernes Ehrenzeichen fur Verdienste an der Repubik Osterreich)

Associations

Association: Executive Committee of the Council for Spanish-Irish Historical Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Function/Role: Trustee
Association: Spanish Royal Academy of History, Function/Role: Corresponding Member
Association: Irish Historical Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Association of European Historians, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Declan M. Downey (2015) Identities in Transition at Three Habsburg Courts: Assimilation processes among Irish emigres, c.1600-c.1800. [Invited Lecture], Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe. The Inaugural Conference of the Limerick Early Modern Studies Forum, University of Limerick , 20-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15.
Declan M. Downey (2015) Current Trends in the Historiography of Irish-Spanish Relations. [Keynote Address], Inaugural Workshop of the Council for Hispano-Irish Historical Studies, Madrid, CSIC, CESEDEN & Real Academia de la Historia , 29-OCT-15 - 20-NOV-15.
Declan M. Downey (2015) The importance of reclaiming the Irish contribution to the liberation of Europe from Napoleonic Hegemony. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Eminent Europeans of Irish Origin Series Symposium:Ireland & the Congress of Vienna & the Battle of Waterloo 1815, University College Dublin, School of History , 06-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15.
Declan M. Downey (2015) Francophone Cosmopolitans at Continental Courts (1700-1900): Les émigrés irlandais et ceux qui sont retournés. [Invited Lecture], Parnell Summer School - Ireland and the French Connection, Avondale House, Co. Wicklow , 12-AUG-15 - 13-AUG-15.
Declan M. Downey (2015) Classicism and Kerry¿s Continental Courtiers in the Generations before the Liberator. [Invited Lecture], Daniel O'Connell Summer School, Derrynane House , Co. Kerry , 28-AUG-15 - 30-AUG-15.
Declan M. Downey (2014) The Irish Dimension in Spanish & Austrian Habsburg Strategies in Northern Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], From Ireland to Poland: Northern Europe, Spain and the Early Modern World, The Old City Hall, Gdansk, Poland , 08-OCT-14 - 09-OCT-14.
Declan M. Downey (2014) Continuity & Legitimacy: the Titular Priors of Ireland and the Langues of Provence, of Castile, and the Spanish Monarchy. [Invited Lecture], Third Glenstal History Conference Soldiers of Christ: The Knights Hospitaller and the Knights Templar in Medieval Ireland, Glenstal Abbey, Murroe County Limerick , 19-SEP-14 - 21-SEP-14.
Declan M. Downey (2013) Diplomatists, Statesmen & Strategists of Irish Origin in Brussels, Dresden & Vienna, c.1690-1900. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Eminent Europeans of Irish Origin. The Impact of Ireland in Europe: An Historical Perspective, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 21-FEB-13 - 22-FEB-13.
Declan M. Downey (2013) In Habsburg and Bourbon Services: some Butler notables in Iberia and Flanders, c.1630-1900. [Plenary Lecture], The Butlers of Ormond at Home & Abroad, Cahir Castle, County Tipperary , 11-OCT-13 - 13-OCT-13.
Declan M. Downey (2009) Accommodations with the Protestant State and Church: A comparative study of respective Dutch and Irish Catholic experiences. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Eighteenth Century Ireland Society Conference on The Penal Laws, University College Dublin, Humanities Institute of Ireland , 05-SEP-09 - 05-SEP-09.
Declan M. Downey (2009) Dingle and the Attempted Rescue of Marie Antoinette. [Invited Lecture], Dingle Historical Society, An Díseart, Daingean Uí Chúis-Dingle , 26-JUN-09 - 26-JUN-09.
Declan M. Downey (2009) The Treaty of Dingle, 28 April 1529, The Observations of Don Gonzalo Fernández, Emperor Charles V¿s Envoy to James FitzGerald, XI Earl of Desmond. [Invited Lecture], Commemorative Lecture for the 480 Anniversary of the Treaty of Dingle, Dingle Historical Society, An Díseart, Daingean Uí Chúis-Dingle , 24-APR-09 - 24-APR-09.
Declan M. Downey (2010) The Responses of Spanish and Flemish Nobles of Irish Origin to the Change of Dynasty in Spain, 1700-1723. [Invited Lecture], UCD School of History & Archives Research Forum, University College Dublin, School of History & Archives , 19-OCT-10 - 19-OCT-10.
Declan M. Downey (2010) The survival of the Langue Anglais. Irish, English and Scottish Hospitaller Knights of St. John under Spanish Habsburg patronage, c. 1535-1700. [Plenary Lecture], International Assembly of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta, Santiago de Compostella, , 01-OCT-10 - 02-OCT-10.
Declan M. Downey (2011) Notables from North Munster at the Viennese Imperial Court, c.1680-1804. [Invited Lecture], The Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society, University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College , 10-JAN-11 - 10-JAN-11.
Declan M. Downey (2011) 'Justification, Assimiliation and Renovation: Irish nobiliary continuity in Three Habsburg Courts, c.1580-1918'. [Keynote Address], Centennial Conference of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London, The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, , 01-OCT-12 - 01-OCT-12.
Declan M. Downey (2011) La historia y la historiografía sobre las relaciones entre España e Irlanda y la Declaración de Intenciones para una cooperación institucional más estrecha en los estudios históricos Hispano-Hibérnicos entre la Real Academia de la Historia, el CSIC y la Royal Irish Academy. [Invited Lecture], Lecture given on the eve of the official visit of President of Ireland, H.E. Dr. Mary McAleese to Spain, Madrid, La Real Academia de la Historia , 18-MAR-11 - 18-MAR-11.
Declan M. Downey (2011) ¿The Sov¿reign of our liking¿: Lineage, Legitimacy and Liege-men : the Irish Catholic nobilities and the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy c.1529-c.1651. [Invited Lecture], Identity & Culture in Tudor & Stuart Ireland, University College Dublin , 31-AUG-11 - 01-SEP-11.
Declan m. Downey (2012) Strategic elites: the Irish networks in three Habsburg courts, c. 1635 - c. 1785'. [Invited Lecture], University College Dublin, School of History & Archives Staff Research Seminar, University College Dublin, School of History & Archives , 09-OCT-12 - 09-OCT-12.
Declan M. Downey (2012) Irlanda en 1812. [Plenary Lecture], The Bi-Centennial Commemorative Conference La Presencia Irlandesa en las Cortes de Cádiz, 1812, The Irish Presence at the Cortes of Cádiz, 1812,, Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas , 18-OCT-12 - 19-OCT-12.
Declan M. Downey (2012) Seigneurialism and Strategy. The political gravitation of the Earls of Desmond and Irish Nobles towards the early Habsburg monarchy, 1528-1604. [Keynote Address], II Congreso Internacional Redes y espacios de poder de la comunidad irlandesa en España y la América española, 1600-1825,, Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifícas, , 20-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12.
Declan M. Downey (2012) The Irish 'strategic elite' in the Habsburg Imperial War Council during the eighteenth century. [Invited Lecture], University College Dublin War Studies Seminar, University College Dublin, Centre for War Studies, School of History & Archives , 29-MAR-12 - 29-MAR-12.
Declan M. Downey (2012) Irishmen for God & Kaiser: assimilation and service in the Habsburg Imperial Elite, c.1630-1830. [National Refereed Conference Paper], The Catholic History Society of Ireland Annual Conference, National University of Ireland, Maynooth , 02-NOV-12 - 03-NOV-12.
Downey, D.; (2008) Whether Habsburgs or Bourbons: Irish alignmentsin the War of the Spanish Succession, 1713-1723¿. [Keynote Address], Ireland  and the Iberian Atlantic World, mobility, participation and  intercultural exchange (1580-1823), Ibero-Americanos and Universidad Pablo de Olavide Escuela de Estudios, Seville , 30-OCT-08 - 01-NOV-08.
Co-Organiser & Co-Director with Dr. Enrique García Hernán (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid), and Dr. Igor Pérez Tostado Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, ; (2008) The Second International Conference on Spanish-Irish relations Through The Ages and The Second Meeting of the Spanish Ministry of Science & Innovation¿s Project on the Social Identity and Integration of the Irish in Spain, 16-18 centuries, This major international collaboration was held as a joint-conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], \i Ireland and the Iberian Atlantic World, mobility, participation and intercultural exchange (1580-1823),0  , Seville, Escuela de Estudios Ibero-Americanos and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, , 30-OCT-08 - 01-NOV-08.
Special Guest Speaker; (2008) Commanders and Courtiers. The Kerry Presence at the Viennese Court, 1700-1800, chaired by Dr. Kathleen Browne, President of the Society,. [Invited Lecture], Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society Nóirín Uí Shúilleabháin Memorial Lecture, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin , 07-APR-08 - 07-APR-08.
Invited Speaker; (2007) Irish statesmen and diplomats the service of Spanish Flanders: two case studies, Florence Conry and Patrick McNenny, chaired by Dr. Pádraig Conway, UCD Vice President for University Relations,. [Invited Lecture], First Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School,, Irish College of St. Anthony, Leuven , 04-MAY-07 - 05-MAY-07.
Invited Keynote Speaker; (2007) ¿El Dinguel de Santiago¿: Kerry¿s Spanish Enclave, c.1200-1600,. [Keynote Address], Symposium on the eve of the revival of the medieval sea-route  pilgrimage in the Jeanie Johnson0 from Dingle to Santiago de Compostella,, An Díseart , Daingean Uí Chúis-Dingle, , 28-APR-07 - 29-APR-07.
Keynote Speaker; (2007) The role of Lisbon in the Nine Years War and the Flight of the Earls. [Keynote Address], Symposium on the Flight of the Earls, chaired by H.E. the Irish Ambassador to Portugal, Mr. James Brennan,, Teatro Saõ Luis, Lisbon , 21-OCT-07 - 21-OCT-07.
Keynote Speaker; (2007) Countering the Reformation: The Dominican Axis of Salamanca, Leuven and Kilkenny. [Keynote Address], The Black Abbey Symposium, Rothe House, Kilkenny , 13-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07.
Special Guest Speaker; (2007) Irish Nobiliary Integration in the Courts of Brussels, Madrid and Vienna, 1600-1800, chaired by Rev¿d. Dr. Anthony J. Gaughan,. [Invited Lecture], National Library Society Lecture Series, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin , 14-NOV-07 - 14-NOV-07.
Keynote Speaker; (2007) The Flight of the Earls : Exile or Opportunity. [Keynote Address], The Official National Commemoration of the 400 Anniversary of the Flight of the Earls, Rathmullan, County Donegal , 13-SEP-07 - 14-SEP-07.
Co-Organiser & Co-Director with Dr. Julio Crespo MacLennan ( Instituto Ortega y Gasset, Madrid and former director of Instituto Cervantes, Dublin), ; (2004) This was the first major international conference that was dedicated exclusively to the new groundbreaking research and historiography concerning Irish relations with Spain and its former overseas possessions. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The First  International Conference on Spanish-Irish relations Through The Ages,, University of Salamanca, Colegio Fonseca (formerly the Irish College), , 11-NOV-04 - 14-NOV-04.
Downey, D; (2006) Rekindling and old Friendship. [N/A], Rekindling and old Friendship, Royal Irish Academy , 28-FEB-06 - 07-JUN-06.
Downey, D; (2006) Congreso de Historia Militar. [Plenary Lecture], Congreso de Historia Militar, Madrid , 09-MAR-06 - 12-MAR-06.
Downey, D; (2006) Making Irish Modernism. [Chaired Session], Making Irish Modernism, Tarbert, Co. Kerry , 21-APR-06 - 22-APR-06.
Downey, D.; (2006) Milesianism, Catholicism and Monarchism. [Keynote Address], Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifícas, Madrid , 24-JUN-06 - 24-JUN-06.
Downey, D.; (2006) Irish interests in the Austrian Hapsburg Balkans & Transylvania c.1700-1918. [Invited Lecture], Irish interests in the Austrian Hapsburg Balkans & Transylvania c.1700-1918, University of Vienna , 04-MAY-06 - 04-MAY-06.
Downey, D.; (2006) Embracing the Habsburg Via Mortis. [Invited Lecture], The Politics of Dead Bodies, School of History, UCD , 10-MAR-06 - 10-MAR-06.
Declan Downey; (2002) At the Epicentre of Empire: the Irish in the Viennese Court. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Chaired by Professor Dr. Eda Sagarra at the symposium The Irish under Austrian Colours c.1618-1918, that I had organised with H.E. Dr. Paul Leifer , Austrian Ambassador to Ireland and Mr. Walter Kirwan, Secretary General for the Forum on Europe, Department of An Taoiseach (Prime Minister), St Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle , 31-OCT-02.
Declan Downey; (2002) Count William OKelly of Aughrim, Supreme Herald of the Holy Roman Empire in the reign of Charles VI. [Invited Lecture], The International Conference for Heraldry and Genealogy, chaired by Dr. Fergus Gillespie, Assistant Chief Herald of Ireland, Dublin Castle , 21-SEP-02.
Declan Downey; (2001) 'El carácter castellano de los contrarreformistas irlandeses, 1560-1670. [Invited Lecture], The international conference Irlanda y la Monarquía Hispánica : Kinsale, 1601-2001. Guerra, Politica, Exilio y Religion, Instituto de Historia del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid. (Chaired by Professor Dr.Quintín Aldea Vaquero), Madrid , 01-MAR-01.
Declan Downey; (2001) Breeders of Treachery : Observant friars and Seminary Priests. Early Resistance to the Church by Law Established. [Invited Lecture], Conference Enforcing Reformation: Ireland and Scotland, 1560-1690, chaired by Professor Colm Lennon, Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin , 30-MAR-01.
Declan Downey; (1999) Agostiniani e Scotisti; il contributo irlandese alla teologia della Controriforma nellEuropa continentale. [Invited Lecture], conference Storia Religiosa dell' Irlanda, XXI settimana europea, Fondazione Ambrosiana Paolo VI, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada, Varese. (Chaired by Professor Donal Kerr), Milan , 08-SEP-99.
Declan Downey; (1999) The Crusader mentality in 16 C. Ireland and the continuity of Irish knights in the Military & Hospitaller orders of Ancien Régime Europe. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conference Ireland and the Crusades from the Twelfth to the Twentieth Century. (Chaired by Dr. Ciaran Brady , University College Dublin), Dublin , 10-SEP-99.
Declan Downey; (1998) 'Some Observations on the parallels concerning Ireland and India's respective experiences of Imperial Withdrawal'. [Invited Lecture], Conference of The Decline of Empires, Austrian Cultural Institute.(Chaired by Professor Dominic Lieven), London , 27-NOV-98.

Committees

Committee : Board of Trustees of Chester Beatty Library
Committee : Council for Hispano-Irish Historical Studies
Committee : Spanish-Irish Historians Conference
Committee : Hoghe Raad van Adel, Den Haag, The Netherlands
 

Education

Year 1995 Institution: University of Cambridge
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

Dutch:
French:
Gaeilge:
German:
Japanese:
Latin:
Spanish:
Swedish:
       

Publications

Books

Declan Downey; (1996) The Crisis in Christianity, 1450-1600. Dublin: National Distance Education Council. [Details]

Book Chapters

Declan M. Downey (2015) 'Continuity, legitimacy and strategy: the titular priors of Ireland ¿ Romegas, Gonzalez, Wyse and Brochero, and their relations with the Spanish monarchy, 1576-1625' In: Martin Brown, OSB and Colman O Clabaigh OSB (eds). Soldiers of Christ. The Knights Hospitaller and the Knights Templar in Medieval Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2015) 'The Irish Dimension in Spanish and Austrian Habsburg Strategies in Northern Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries' In: Enrique Garcia Hernan and Ryszard Skowron (eds). From Ireland to Poland. Northern Europe, Spain and the Early Modern World. Valencia: Albatros Ediciones. [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2014) 'Beneath the Harp and Burgundian Cross: Irish Regiments in the Spanish Bourbon Army, 1700-1818' In: Hugo O'Donnell (eds). Presencia irlandesa en la Milicia Española. The Irish Presence in the Spanish Military, 16th to 20th Centuries. Revista Internacional de Historia Militar. International Review of Military History, No.92. Madrid: International Commission of Military History. [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2014) 'The Origins & Development of Anglicanism in Kilnaughtin-Tarbert, c.1585-c.1814' In: P. Lynch (eds). St. Brendan's Church of Ireland, Tarbert, 1814-2014. 200 Years of Change. Tarbert: Tarbert Historical & Heritage Society. [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2013) 'Foreword' In: E García Hernán (eds). The Battle of Kinsale. Study and Documents from the Spanish Archives. Valencia: Albatros Ediciones. [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2013) 'Clerical mediation of continental Catholic culture in eighteenth-century Dublin: some observations' In: J.A. Gaughan (eds). The Archbishops, Bishops and Priests who served in the Archdiocese of Dublin in the Eighteenth Century. Dublin: Kingdom Books. [Details]
Declan M. Downey; (2009) 'Between Scylla and Charybdis:The Knights of Glin and their Habsburg and Stuart Associations, 1600-1700' In: Tom Donovan (eds). The Knights of Glin. Seven Centuries of Change. Glin, County Limerick: Glin Historical Association. , pp.109-136 [Details]
Declan M. Downey; (2009) 'Archbishop Matteo de Oviedo of Dublin' In: James I. McGuire (eds). Dictionary of Irish Biography. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
Declan M. Downey; (2010) 'Whether Habsburgs or Bourbons: Some Reflections on the alignments of Nobles of Irish Origin in the War of the Spanish Succession, 1713-1723' In: García Hernán, Enrique & Pérez Tostado, Igor (eds). Irlanda y el Atlántico Ibérico, Movilidad, participacion e intercambio cultural (1580-1823). Valencia: Albatros. [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2012) 'Seigneurialism and Strategy. The political gravitation of the earls of Desmond and Irish nobles towards the early Habsburg monarchy, 1528-1604' In: O. Recio Morales & E García Hernán (eds). Redes de nación y espacios de poder: la comunidad irlandesa en España y la América española, 1600-1825. Valencia: Albatros Ediciones. [Details]
Declan M. Downey; (2008) '‘A Salamancan who evaded the Inquisition : Florence Conry, pro-Habsburg archbishop, theologian & diplomat’' In: Declan M. Downey; (eds). Spanish-Irish Relations through the ages. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
Declan M. Downey; (2007) '‘Catholicism, Milesianism and Monarchism: The facilitators of Irish Identification with Habsburg Spain’' In: Declan M. Downey; (eds). Extranjeros en el Ejército. Militares irlandeses en la sociedad Española, 1580-1818, (Eds.), E García Hernán & Ó. Recio Morales. Madrid: Ministerio de Defensa. [Details]
Downey, D.; (2006) 'Purity of Blood and Purity of Faith in early modern Ireland'' In: Ford, A. & McCafferty, J (eds). The Origins of Sectarianism in Early Modern Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Downey, D.; (2006) ''A Castilian-Regalist Cradling: Spanish-Habsburg formation of the early Irish Counter Reformation'' In: H.B. Clarke and J.R.S. Phillips (eds). A Turbulent Priest Essays in Memory of Professor F.X. Martin, OSA. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]
Downey, D.; (2004) 'Entry for 'Archbishop Florence Conry of Tuam'' In: Downey, D.; (eds). Dictionary of Irish Philosophers. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Downey, D.; (2003) 'Die Wildgänse und der Doppeladler. Irische Integration in Österreich von 1630 bis 1918' In: Downey, D.; (eds). Die Wildgänse. Irische Soldaten im Dienste der Habsburger. Vienna: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Verlag, Wien. [Details]
Howard Clarke & Judith Devlin; (2003) 'Irish-European integration : The legacy of Emperor Charles V' In: Howard Clarke & Judith Devlin; (eds). Ireland & Europe. Essays in Memory of Albert Lovett. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]
Declan Downey; (2002) 'Augustinians and Scotists: The Irish contribution to Counter Reformation theology in continental Europe' In: (Eds.) Brendan Bradshaw & Dáire Keogh.(Columba Press, Dublin) (eds). Christianity in Ireland. Revisiting the Story. Dublin: Columba Press. [Details]
Downey, D.; (2002) '' Wild Geese and the Double-Headed Eagle: Irish Integration in Austria c.1630-c.1918 '' In: Paul Leifer & Eda Sagarra (eds). Austro-Irish Links Through the Centuries. Vienna: Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Favorita Papers, Special Edition. [Details]
Declan Downey; (2001) 'Agostiniani e Scotisti; il contributo irlandese alla teologia della Controriforma nellEuropa continentale (' Augustinians and Scotists : The Irish contribution to Counter Reformation theology in continental Europe ' )' In: (Eds.) Donal Kerr,Luigi Vaccaro, & Carlo M. Pellizzi, ( lEditrice ITL-Centro Ambrosiano, Milan) (eds). Storia Religiosa dell' Irlanda, XXI settimana europea, 7-11 settembre 1999. Varese: Editzione Paolo Sesto, Villa Cagnola, Milan. [Details]
Declan Downey; (2001) ''Some Observations on the parallels concerning Ireland and India's respective experiences of Imperial Withdrawal '' In: (Eds.) Elisabeth Vyslonzil, Klaus Koch & Emil Brix, (Österreiches Ost-und Südosteuropa Institut, Verlag, für Geschichte und Politik, Wien & Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München) (eds). The Decline of Empires. Vienna: Ost und Sud-Ost Europaische Institut, Wien. [Details]
Declan Downey; (1999) ''La Paz de Westfalia, vista desde Irlanda' ('An Irish Perspective on the Westphalian Peace')' In: (Eds.) Bernardo Garcia Garcia & Fernando Villaverde. (Biblioteca Nacional, Fundacion Carlos de Amberes & Konrad Adenauer Stift, Madrid) (eds). 350 Anos de la Paz de Westfalia, 1648-1998. Del Antagonismo a la Integracion en Europa. Madrid: Fundacion Carlos de Amberes. [Details]

Edited Books

D.M. Downey & J.Crespo MacLennan (Ed.). (2008) Spanish-Irish Relations Through the Ages. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
   

Conference Publications

Declan M. Downey (2011) Accommodations with the Protestant State & Church: A comparative study of respective Dutch & Irish Catholic Experiences¿ . In: J. Bergin, E. Magennis, L. Ní Mhunghaile & P. A. Walsh eds. Eighteenth Century Ireland Special Edition on The Penal Laws [Details]
 

Catalogue

Declan M. Downey and Jason McElligott (2014) Imagining Japan, 1570-1750. Guide & Select Catalogue, Marsh's Library, Dublin. Catalogue [Details]
       

Guest Lectures

Declan M. Downey (2014) Franz-Ferdinand & Sophie: the forgotten victims of Sarajevo. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2014) 'Oft did the Harvest to their sickle yield', St. Brendan's Anglican Church, Tarbert, Bi-Centennial Address. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2013) The Irish Nobility at the Viennese Imperial Court. The Worth Library Lecture. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (1999) 'Der irischen Adel im habsburgischen Dienst'. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (1998) 'Una Perspectiva irlandesa sobre la Paz de Westfalia. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (2000) Chinoiserie and the Western Fascination with China. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (2001) Assimilation and Advancement of Irish émigrés in Spanish Society since 1602. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (2001) The Irish in the Habsburg Monarquía : Spain and The Netherlands. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (2001) An overview of Irish émigrés on the Continent since 1590 . Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (2001) Origins of the Spanish-Irish Alliance : political, diplomatic and cultural considerations. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (2001) A review of Irish integration in Habsburg Europe. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (2001) Irish field marshalls, diplomats, spymasters and ministers in the Austrian Habsburg Hausmacht. Guest Lectures [Details]
Declan Downey; (2002) Irish knights of the Golden Fleece in Austria and Spain. Guest Lectures [Details]
   

Invited Seminars

Declan M. Downey (2015) The politics of symbolism and pragmatism: the case of Andrew Wyse¿s replacement as titular prior of Ireland in 1609. Invited Seminars [Details]
     

Invited Lectures

Declan M. Downey (2015) Meiji Japan (1868-1912) from Lafcadio Hearn¿s ¿Fairyland¿ to Major Power: Forty-four years of transformation. Invited Lectures [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2015) Recovering Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, for Irish History. Invited Lectures [Details]
 

Electronic Publication

Downey, D.; (2012) Website Database for Research on Irish Émigrés in Europe c. 1600-1900. Electronic Publication [Details]
     

Seminar

Declan Downey; (1998) The first Reich as a precursor to the European Union. Seminar [Details]
Declan Downey; (1998) Felipe II y el ofrecimiento de soberanía irlandesa. Seminar [Details]
Declan Downey; (1998) Purity of Blood and Purity of Faith. A Continental Catholic Mentality among the Early Modern Irish'. Seminar [Details]
                     

CD-ROM

(Eds.) Ciaran Brady, David Dickson, Declan M. Downey, Enrique García Hernán & Oscar Recio Morales, ; (2007) \i La Presencia irlandesa en los ejércitos de la Monarquía hispánica, 1580-1818,0. Madrid: CD-ROM [Details]
Downey, D.; (2002) La Batalla de Kinsale. Madrid: CD-ROM [Details]

Foreword

Declan M. Downey (2009) Foreward to E García Hernán, Ireland and Spain in the Reign of Philip II, (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2009). Foreword [Details]
                   

Invited Review Articles

Declan M. Downey (2011) Review of Igor Pérez Tostado, Irish Influence at the Court of Spain in the seventeenth century, in Irish Economic and Social History, (The Journal of the Economic and Social History of Ireland), Vol. XXXVIII, (2011), pp.162-164. Invited Review Articles [Details]
Declan M. Downey (2005) Review of Vincent Carey, Surviving the Tudors. The ¿Wizard¿ Earl of Kildare and English Rule in Ireland, 1537-1586,Pp. 240, (Four Courts Press, 2002), in Irish Historical Studies, Vol. XXXIV, No. 135, (May, 2005), pp.342-344. Invited Review Articles [Details]
Declan M. Downey (1999) Review of Patricia O¿Connell, The Irish College of Alcalá de Henares, 1649-1785, (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1997, Pp.128), in Irish Historical Studies, Vol. XXXI, No.124, (November, 1999), pp.568-569. Invited Review Articles [Details]
Declan M. Downey (1999) Review of Alison Forrestal, Catholic Synods in Ireland, 1600-1690, (Four Courts Press, Dublin, Pp.224), in Irish Historical Studies, Vol. XXXI, No.124, (November, 1999), pp. 566-568. Invited Review Articles [Details]
                         

Research

Research Interests


History of Diplomacy & International Law;

Contemporary European Union - Asian relations;

Japanese-Western Relations, 1559-Present;

Habsburg Austria & Spain, The Netherlands and Germany 1500-1870 ;

Irish émigré elites in Spain, Austria, The Low Countries and Germany and c.1560-1860;

Co-Director of the Irish in Spain and the Iberian Trans-Atlantic World International Research Project

Website Database for Research on Irish Émigrés in Europe c. 1600-1900: Declan M. Downey is co-director and co-editor with Dr. Ciaran Brady (Trinity College, Dublin.), of the ¿Wild Geese Regiments Database Project - Irish officers and soldiers in the Spanish Service c.1560-1810 and of Phase II 'Irish officers and soldiers in the Austrian and Spanish Imperial Naval Services c.1700-1900'. This is a joint T.C.D.-U.C.D. research operation that is part of the Scottish-Irish Studies Project funded by the Irish Higher Education Authority. 
 


Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Chancellery Archive, Valladolid
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-DEC-11
Sponsor : HEA/PRTLI Cycle 4 Grant
Title : UCD Ad Astra John Hume Global Irish Institute Irish Identities in the seventeenth Century-cultural 7 Linguistic expression
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-08 / 31-AUG-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Proposal for funding to deliver a research paper at the 2010 Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Iberian contributions to European scientific endeavours in the Atlantic World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-11 / 31-JUL-15

Recent Postgraduates

                      

Aug. 2011: Eoin Kinsella, Micheál Ó Cléirigh Doctoral Scholar

Not so ¿worsted in the game¿: a case study of Colonel John Browne, articleman of Limerick, c.1690-1711 ¿ Degree Conferred on September 2012

 

Aug. 2011: James McCrohan, The world of John Aylward: Irish émigré merchant in the late-seventeenth century - Degree Conferred on September 2012

 

Aug. 2011: Fintan Hoey IRCHSS Doctoral Scholar & Japan Foundation Fellow, Satô and America, US-Japanese political, military and diplomatic relations during the tenure of Satô Eisaku, Prime Minister of Japan, 1964-¿72. Degree Conferred on 3 December 2012

This is the first ever Ph.D. thesis in Japanese and Asian History, ever to be submitted in an Irish university.

Jan. 2012: Evelien Schillern IRCHSS Doctoral Scholar, The Dutch Involvement in the Williamite War in Ireland, 1689-¿91 ¿ Degree Conferred on 3 December 2012
 

Sept. 2012: Eduardo de Mesa Gallego Ad Astra John Hume Doctoral Scholar, The Irish Tercios in the Spanish Military Revolution, 1621-1644 ¿ Degree Conferred June 2013

 

 

 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My essential purpose in teaching is to convey clearly to my students a proper professional understanding and methodology concerning the subject of History with a good intellectual appreciation based on the use of empirical evidence. Clarity, Precision and Interest are essential in my philosophy.
         

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

External Collaborators

Japan Foundation Fellowship
Trinity College Dublin, Scottish-Irish Project
NUI Maynooth, The Irish in Europe Project