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King's College London
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Early modern Ireland, religion, violence, nationalism, ethnicity, identity formation, colonialism, Atlantic world, British history, memory, sixteenth century, seventeenth century.
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About Me

Dr Joan Redmond is currently Lecturer in Early Modern British and Irish History at King’s College London. She received a BA in History and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, before progressing to an MPhil in Early Modern History from St John’s College, Cambridge.

Her PhD (awarded in 2016, also undertaken at Cambridge) addressed religious violence in Ireland between 1641-1660, investigating the phenomenon of sectarian violence and its relationships to religious and ethnic identities in early modern Britain and Ireland. She is currently working to transform it into a scholarly monograph. She has published on aspects of violence in early modern Ireland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including identity formation among the ‘New English’ Protestant community, and the role of memory in episodes of Irish violence. Her current interests include violence and conversion, and wider religious themes in early modern violence, including martyrdom, and comparative perspectives with Europe and the New World.

She has previously been a Scouloudi Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, and an AHRC International Placement Fellow at the Huntington Library.

Recent Publications

‘Memories of violence and New English identities in early modern Ireland’ in Historical Research, Vol. 89, No. 246 (November 2016), pp. 708-729.

‘Religious violence and the 1641 Rebellion: divided communities in seventeenth-century Cavan’ in The Undergraduate Journal of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Vol. 3 (2013), pp. 216-228.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Ireland and Britain
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, Ireland
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion