Dr Bronagh McShane

BA, Ph.D.



I am a social historian specialising in the history of women, religion and confessionalisation in early modern Ireland. I am currently employed as a Postdoctoral researcher on the ERC-funded project, 'The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women's Writing, 1550-1700' (RECIRC; http://recirc.nuigalway.ie/), based at the Moore Institute. I completed my PhD (IRC-funded) at Maynooth University in 2015. My doctoral thesis investigated how women in Ireland (lay and religious alike) negotiated and reacted to the major religious changes and conflicts which impacted their lives to varying degrees during the period 1560-1641.In 2016, I was awarded a Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Scholarship. Also in 2016, I was awarded a National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities which I will hold at the Moore Institute in 2018.