I am currently Research Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of the SFI-IRC Pathway Programme project “Early Irish Hands: The Development of Writing in Early Ireland”. I am attached to the Medieval History Research Centre in the Department of History in Trinity College Dublin. 

Before taking up this post, I held fellowships across Ireland and Europe, including an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Irish and Celtic Languages, Trinity College Dublin, an O’Donovan Scholarship at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, and a fellowship at the IKGF in Erlangen.

I currently primarily teach on the M.Phil. in Medieval Studies in Trinity College Dublin. Over the years, I have taught classes and courses in Old Irish, medieval literature and history, and educational theory at Trinity, UCC, and Maynooth. 

My research straddles the fields of medieval history, literary analysis, philology, manuscript studies, and religious studies, with a focus on the insular world. The concepts of personal eschatology, time, and the transmission of texts, manuscripts, and ideas have played a leading role in my research to date. My work primarily concerns Old Irish and Latin material, but also occasionally touches on Old English and medieval Dutch literature. In addition, I have an interest in the (historical) philosophy of education and in Higher Education in 20th century Ireland.

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    I am currently Principal Investigator of SFI-IRC Pathway programme project Early Irish Hands: The Development of Writing in Early Ireland. This project broadly addresses the manuscript culture of medieval Ireland (up to 900 AD), with a particular focus on the study of early Irish script, writing techniques, and the materiality of manuscripts.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Work in Progress Workshop: the Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts

    Hosted in Trinity College Dublin, May 29th, 2023



    The Trinity Centre for the Book, Strand leader for the History of Writing

    CAVE research centre, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

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