Maritime Communities of the North Atlantic Arc in the Early Modern Period



Cathcart A (Editor) (2023) Maritime Communities of the North Atlantic Arc in the Early Modern Period. Journal of the North Atlantic, Special Volume 12. https://www-eaglehill-us.ezproxy-s2.stir.ac.uk/JONAonline2/TOCs/spec-12-Cathcart.shtml

First paragraph: This special volume of the Journal of the North Atlantic emerged out of a conference held in 2013 on the theme of “Maritime Activity in the North Atlantic Arc”; an outcome of an AHRC Research Grant (Early Careers) Scheme [AH/H009043/1] “Living on the Edge?: plantation and politics in the north Atlantic archipelago, 1493–1637”. As the title suggests, the research for this project focused largely on plantation in Ireland and Scotland, but both myself and my AHRC post-doctoral research fellow, Aonghas MacCoinnich, were (and remain) interested in maritime dimensions of the early modern archipelago and of Gaelic society in both Ireland and Scotland in particular. A number of the speakers were asked to develop their research further and contribute to this volume. In doing so, all of them highlight several important themes. Although there is no clear chronological sequence to the articles that follow, all of them focus on the period from the mid-15th through to the mid-17th century; they are arranged in such a way as to tease out these core themes.

maritime; north Atlantic; History; Archaeology; environment

Journal of the North Atlantic: Volume Special Volume 12

EditorProfessor Alison Cathcart
FundersArts and Humanities Research Council
Publication date online30/06/2023
Publisher URLhttps://www-eaglehill-us.ezproxy-s2.stir.ac.uk/…2-Cathcart.shtml

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Professor Alison Cathcart

Professor Alison Cathcart

Professor, History