University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


John Patrick Montaño specializes in early modern English and Irish history. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. His publications include “The Quest for Consensus: the Lord Mayor’s Day Shows in the 1670s,” in Culture and Society in the Stuart Restoration, Literature Drama, History, ed. by Gerald MacLean, (Cambridge, 1995); Courting the Moderates: Ideology, Propaganda and the Emergence of Party (2002); “‘Dycheying and Hegeying’: Material Culture and the Tudor Plantations in Ireland,” in Studies in Settler Colonialism, ed. by Fiona Bateman and Lionel Pilkington, (Palgrave MacMillan); and The Roots of English Colonialism in Ireland in the New Perspectives on Empire Series, (Cambridge, 2011).  

He is currently finishing a book tentatively titled Communicating through Culture: Irish Responses to Tudor Colonial Strategies, and working on a new book on the Stuart Plantations in Ireland.  Professor Montaño serves as the Director of the College’s European Studies Program as well as being the Head of Irish Studies Minor.