Bronagh Ann McShane is a social historian specialising in the history of women, religion and confessionalisation in early modern Ireland and Europe. She completed her PhD (Irish Research Council-funded) at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 2015. She has published articles on aspects of her research in British Catholic History and Archivium Hibernicum and is contributing to a forthcoming collection on New Directions in Early Modern Ireland (contracted with Routledge). Between 2015 and 2017 Bronagh was employed as a postdoctoral researcher on the project ‘RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700’, directed by Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan at the National University of Ireland, Galway and funded by the European Research Council. Between 2018 and 2019, Bronagh is a National University of Ireland post-doctoral fellow based at the Moore Institute during which time she is writing a history of early modern Irish nuns.
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