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R.J. Hunter Digital Fellowship open to applications

27 February 2024

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to welcome applications from researchers with a background and track record in a relevant research area, namely research on aspects of Irish History, 1500-1800, who have obtained a PhD and wish to undertake an 18 month post-doctoral Fellowship to further develop the prosopographical database of British Settlers in the Ulster Plantation (1609-1700).

The main purpose of this 18 month post-doctoral Fellowship is to further develop the prosopographical database of British Settlers in the Ulster Plantation (1609-1700) which can be found here. The project uses historical data relating to the English and Scottish men and women who settled in the six escheated counties of Ulster in the period, c.1609-1641. In the first phase, the database incorporated some of the key sources for the study of the Ulster plantation: grants of forfeited land, military muster lists, surviving court records and the secondary literature on the plantation. The database is accessible online and is hosted by the Centre for Digital Humanities in Maynooth University:

The R.J. Hunter Grants Scheme was established in 2014 using funding generously made available by his daughter, Ms Laura Hunter Houghton, through the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. 

Applications are open until Wednesday, 27 March 2024. 

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