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The Parnell Fellows in Irish Studies at Magdalene College Cambridge.

Parnell Fellows

Magdalene marked the centenary of the death of Charles Stewart Parnell by establishing the Parnell Fellowship in 1992. The Fellowship in Irish Studies enables Irish academics to spend a year in Cambridge.

Parnel Fellows

2021-22

Professor Christine Casey
Architectural Historian, Trinity College Dublin

2019-20

Mr Fintan O'Toole
Author, literary critic, historical writer, and political commentator

2018-19

Professor Claire Connolly
Professor of Modern English, University College Cork.

2017-18

Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
Historian, and professor of history at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

2016-17

Professor Frank McGuinness
Writer, poet and novelist. Professor of Creative Writing at University College Dublin.

2015-16

Professor Robert F Foster
Historian and academic. Professor of Irish History from 1991 until 2016 at Hertford College, Oxford,

2014-15

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer
Historian and academic, specialising in early modern Irish and British history. Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin

2013-14

Professor Claire Wills
Chair, Fund for Irish Studies; Professor of English at Princeton University.

2012-13

Professor David Fitzpatrick
Historian and academic, associate professor, and professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin.

2011-12

Professor Raymond Gillespie
Professor of History at Maynooth University, Ireland.

2010-11

Mr Tim Robinson
Author and cartographer.

2009-10

Professor Valerie Hall
Professor in Palaeoecology at Queen's University Belfast.

2008-09

Professor Joep Leerssen
Comparatist and cultural historian. Professor of European studies at the University of Amsterdam.

2007-08

Professor Terence Brown
Emeritus Professor of English at Trinity College, Dublin.

2006-07

Professor Angela Bourke
Author, historian and academic. Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish at University College Dublin.

2005-06

Professor Nicholas Canny
Historian and academic, leading authority on early modern Irish history. University College Galway.

2004-05

Professor Seamus Deane
Poet, novelist, critic and intellectual historian. Professor of English and Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies Emeritus, Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Centre Dublin.

2003-04

Professor Kieth Jeffery
Historian specialising in modern British, British Imperial, and Irish history. University of Ulster.

2002-03

Professor Declan Kibred
Writer and scholar, leading international authority on the literature of Ireland. Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

2001-02

Professor Thomas Bartlett
Historian and author. Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen.

2000-01

Dr Pádraig Ó Riain
Celticist and prominent hagiologist focusing on Irish hagiography, martyrdom, mythology, onomastics and codicology. University College Cork.

1999-00

Professor Edna Longley
Literary critic and cultural commentator specialising in modern Irish and British poetry. Queen’s University Belfast.

1998-99

Professor Breandán Ó Buachalla
Scholar of the Irish language, leading authority on Gaelic poetry and writing in early modern Ireland. University College Dublin.

1997-98

Professor Denis Donoghue
Literary critic, Henry James Chair of English and American Letters at New York University.

1996-97

Professor Paul Bew
Professor of Irish Politics at Queen's University Belfast 

1994-95

Professor Helen Vendler
Literary critic, the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University.

1993-94

Professor Oliver MacDonagh
Professor of Irish history. Australian National University.

1992-93

Professor Joe Lee
Historian and former senator. Professor of History and Glucksman Professor for Irish Studies and Director of Glucksman Ireland House, at New York University.