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Important! Reformation 500 booked out: details of reserve list

With exactly a month to go before we host our big conference marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (20-21 October), plans are gathering apace. However, due to exceptionally high demand the conference has now been fully booked out! Still looking to attend the big event? Those who would like to attend the conference but […]

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The Church of Ireland and its past

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that The Church of Ireland and its past: history, interpretation and identity, edited by Mark Empey, Alan Ford and Miriam Moffitt, is now out and available in all good bookstores. Co-funded by the Society and the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Church of […]

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BIG NEWS! Reformation 500 Conference, October 2017

The Church of Ireland Historical Society, together with our friends in the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland, have been working tirelessly in the background organising a big conference to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. We are delighted to reveal our provisional programme that includes some of the leading scholars of the period. The […]

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Listen back: COIHS Armagh podcasts 2017 (members only)

Missed the last conference at Armagh Robinson Library on 1st April? Members of COIHS can now listen to the latest papers delivered by Dr Colman Dennehy on the role of the Church of Ireland bishops in the Irish House of Lords in the seventeenth century, Dr Patrick Little on the challenges confronting the Church of Ireland during the tumultuous […]

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Conference on the Reformation, Waterford (20 May)

On 20 May Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, will host a one day symposium entitled ‘Religion, reform, identity: Ireland and the age of Reformations’. Registration is open at 10am but pre-booking is advised. The first paper will begin at 10.45am. Proceedings will conclude at 6pm Speakers at the conference include Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (UCD) on religious […]

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Looking back: Armagh conference 2017

On Saturday 1st April, the Church of Ireland Historical Society (COIHS) hosted its first conference of the year at the Armagh Robinson Library. Dr Coleman Dennehy began proceedings with an assessment of the Church of Ireland bishops in the Irish House of Lords in the seventeenth century. He revealed the complexities of their parliamentary role. Ms Kathryn […]

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Ecclesia Semper Reformanda, 22 April 2017

On 22 April a conference entitled Ecclesia Semper Reformanda will take place at the Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin. The theme focuses on continuing ‘reform’ in the Church but takes a very historical approach to understanding modern aspects. Registration is at 9.30am and proceedings begin at 10am sharp. Presenters at the conference include Professors Werner […]

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The case of the Clough meeting house (1836)

The 33rd Hugh M Fitzpatrick Lecture in Legal Bibliography, in association with the Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology, Trinity College Dublin, is hosting a lecture delivered by John F. Larkin, QC, Attorney Generals for Northern Ireland. The paper is entitled ‘The Case of the Clough meeting house (1836): law reporting and pamphleteering.’ It […]

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Southern Loyalism in Context conference, 21-22 July 2017

On 21 and 22 July 2017, Maynooth University is hosting a conference entitled ‘Southern Loyalism in context’. The conference is focused on loyalism not just in Ireland but also in its international contexts. Papers are very much welcomed from outside the academic community. The call for papers closes on 30 April 2017. Abstracts of 300 […]

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Church of Ireland Historical Society Conference, 1 April 2017

The Church of Ireland Historical Society’s spring conference will take place at 11am on Saturday, 1 April 2017 in Armagh Public Library. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. As always, all members of the public are welcome to attend. Speakers include Dr Coleman Dennehy (University College London), Dr Patrick Little (History of Parliament Trust, London) and Ms Barbara McCormack (Maynooth University). The research paper […]