Clodagh Tait graduated from University College Cork with a degree in History and Folklore followed by a PhD in History. She currently lectures in History at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, having previously worked in the University of Essex, University College Dublin, and NUI Maynooth.
Her book, Death, Burial and Commemoration in Ireland, 1550-1650, was published in 2002 and she has also co-edited Age of Atrocity: Violent Death in Early Modern Ireland (2007) and Religion and Politics in Urban Ireland, c.1500-1750(2016). She has published articles on a wide variety of topics including commemoration, violence, martyrdom, childbirth and infant rearing, naming, religious culture, and the folklore of graveyards.
Her forthcoming publications include an article on the social history of early modern Ireland in the second volume of The Cambridge History of Ireland, and another on emotional responses to the 1641 rebellion in M. Braddick and P. Withington (eds) Popular Culture and Political Agency in Early Modern England and Ireland.
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