Dr Sandra Hynes

Dr Sandra Hynes
BA (Mod), PhD TCD

Research Fellow

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Dr Sandra Hynes
Dr Sandra Hynes

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The University of Aberdeen Room HMA04 Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies Humanity Manse University of Aberdeen 19 College Bounds AB24 3UG
 

Biography

Originally from Dublin, I graduated with a BA (Mod) in History from Trinity College Dublin. My PhD (2003) on Quaker Theology and Discipline in seventeenth-century Ireland and England was supervised by Professor Aiden Clarke at Trinity College Dublin. I then moved to NUI Maynooth as a Government of Ireland (IRCHSS) Postdoctoral Fellow for two years (2004-6) to work on dissenter biographies. 

Research

Research Interests

My research concerns religious communities in the three kingdoms of England, Ireland and Scotland in the late seventeenth century with a particular emphasis on religious toleration. My most recent research centres on Irish Presbyterian culture, 1685-1727. I am also working on a wider project on the emergence of toleration in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century.

I am the Reviews Editor and regular Issue Editor for the Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies.

Current Research

Selected Publications:

Journals (co-editor)

Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown), 7.1 (2013): Contested Witnesses in Irish and Scottish literature, 205pp.

Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown), 6.2 (2013): Social Order and Social Ordering in Stuart Ireland and Scotland, 138pp.

Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown) 6.1 (2012): National Cosmopolitanisms, 213pp

Articles

Mapping friendship and dissent: the letters from Joseph Boyse to Ralph Thoresby, 1680-1710 in Arial Hessayon and David Finnegan (eds) Varieties of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century radicalism in context (Ashgate, 2011)

Changing their path: Quaker adaptation to the challenge of Restoration, 1660-1680 in Coleman Dennehy (ed.) Restoration Ireland (Ashgate, 2008)

Dissenters in a trans-national context: The Quakers in Ireland 1660-1690 in Claudia Schnurmann (ed.) Religious refugees in Europe, Ireland and America from the 6th to the 21st centuries, Atlantic Cultures Series (LIT-Verlag, 2007)

Becoming convinced: the use of Quaker testimonies in late seventeenth-century Ireland in Michael Brown, Charles Ivar McGrath and Tom P. Power (eds), Converts and conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2005), 107-128

Collaborations

I am a member of the Society for Renaissance Studies.

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