2009 ASEC Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Thomas Power

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McMaster University Library is pleased to announce that it has awarded a visiting ASECS fellowship to Dr. Thomas Power, Trinity and Wycliffe Colleges, University of 
Toronto. Dr. Power is the co-editor of Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (2005) and the author of Land, Politics, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Tipperary (1993). ASECS (the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) sponsors and sustains research at 15 research centres and libraries in North America; the ASECS programme at McMaster University is jointly funded by ASECS and the Faculty of Humanities. The title of Dr. Power’s project is "By Force and Without Her Consent: Abductions in Pre-Famine Ireland". He will be conducting his research at the University Library in the month of June, using pertinent newspapers, law reports, government documents, and pamphlets.