Dr Ruth Canning is a Marie Curie International Research Fellow, a post which she holds jointly between Concordia University, Montreal, and the National University of Ireland, University College Cork. Awarded by the European Commission, the Marie Curie prize is one of Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, fostering interdisciplinary research and international collaborations. A historian of early modern Ireland with a special focus on Ireland's Nine Years' War (1594-1603), Dr Canning’s research examines the socio-political impact of war on identity formation amongst Ireland's minority Old English population. Dr Canning is a former Government of Ireland Scholar who completed a PhD in history at University College Cork in 2012. Originally from Galway, Ireland, she completed a BA at Mount Allison University and a MA at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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