Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin is Head of the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin. His principal research interests are in the history of Early Modern Ireland and the European Counter-Reformation. Dr Ó hAnnracháin is the author of Catholic Reformation in Ireland: The Mission of Rinuccini, 1645-49 (Oxford University Press). His latest work, Catholic Europe, 1592-1648: Centre and Peripheries, was published by Oxford University Press. Between 2008 and 2011 Dr Ó hAnnracháin was the joint principal investigator in the IRCHSS-funded project, Insular Christianity. The goal of the project was to break down some of the barriers between the study of confessional or national groups, and to encourage the study of religious history in the widest senses, from the theological to the social, from visual culture to political engagement.