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Karen Holland

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Ruane Center for the Humanities 123


Ph.D. - Providence College

Area(s) of Expertise:

Early Modern Europe

Awards and Honors:

Committee to Aid Faculty Research Grant - Providence College
Davis Instructional Technology Grant - Providence College

Selected Publications:

Holland, Karen. (2011). The Sidney Women In Ireland, c. 1556-1594. Sidney Journal Special Issue: Sir Henry Sidney in Ireland and Wales, 29 (1-2), 45-70.

Holland, Karen. (2000). Form over Function: Irish Quilting, 1850-2000. New Hibernia Review, 4, 9-22.

Holland, Karen. (1999). Review of Heritage of Ireland by Nathaniel Harris. Providence: Studies in Western Civilization, 4, 214-15.

Recent Presentations:

Holland, Karen., American Conference for Irish Studies, Fort Lauderdale, FL, "Paper: God in His Providence as the Hero of Londonderry 1689". February, 2014.

Holland, Karen., Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Paper: Mother of One, Wife of the Other: Joan Fitzgerald's Role as Irish Peacemaker". October, 2013.

Holland, Karen., Michael F. Crowley Lecture, Museum of Newport Irish History, Newport, RI, "Paper: The Hero of the Siege of Londonderry, 1689?". February, 2013.

Holland, Karen., American Conference for Irish Studies, New Orleans, LA, "Paper: The Sidney Women in Ireland". March, 2012.

Holland, Karen., The New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL, "Paper: Mary Dudley Sidney in Ireland, 1565-1567". March, 2012.

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