08 Mar 2019

On 6 March 2019, Dr Coleman Dennehy gave a lecture entitled 'A legal history of the trial and execution of Oliver Plunket' at the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library & Archive. A vote of thanks was given by The Most Reverend Dr Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (pictured above with Dr Dennehy).

08 Mar 2019

Dr Coleman Dennehy was a guest on NVTV's History Now show, speaking at length about his on-going research into the death penalty and execution in early modern Ireland. Watch the full show at

27 Feb 2019

The 11 February 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the election by the German National Constituent Assembly in the town of Weimar of Friedrich Ebert to the presidency of the newly-founded republic. To commemorate this occasion, the Office of the German President, the German Bundestag and the Foundation Reichspraesident Friedrich Ebert hosted a three day symposium on Constitutionalism as Culture, commencing with a solemn act in the morning of the 11th in the official residence of President Steinmeier. Professor Anthony McElligott, who is acknowledged as one of the few authorities on the Weimar Republic working outside Germany, was invited to take part in this event. His talk, in the afternoon of the 11th in the Bundestag, was on the role of County Manager and Civil Servant Herbert von Bismarck - the great-nephew of Prince Otto von Bismarck, in resisting the implementation of republican constitutional culture in Pomerania. The photograph shows him at the official reception with former German president, Dr Joachim Gauck.,Lde/Startseite/Aktuelles+im+Frie...

22 Feb 2019

In January 2019 Stephen undertook a seventeen-day trip to London to conduct research in the National Archives, Kew and the British Library. The collections which he was able to view were the complete set of State Papers between the British ambassadors to Vienna, for the years 1729-43, all of the Walpole papers concerning Vienna for the years 1730-40 and a microfilmed set of Stuart Papers from Windsor Castle for the years 1719-43. Read all about his trip at:

12 Feb 2019

Dr Coleman Dennehy gave a lecture to the Humanities Institute on 'Crime, criminals, and the state in early modern Ireland' on 23 January 2019.