Trinity HistoryCon 3.0

Hello all, In this tough and dreary year I decided to do something fun with my research and contributed a talk to Trinity HistoryCon 3.0 on two popular TV shows – Messiah and Lucifer. Interested in my take on how these shows interact with historical concepts about divine encounters, the Second Coming, or the Devil? Watch the video here or on youtube! Check out the full HistoryCon programme here.

“The Boundaries of Monastic Institutions” at the IMC in Leeds

Hello all, I am delighted to tell you that I will be speaking in Session 638 “The Boundaries of Monastic Institutions II” with Simone Wagner and Johannes Waldschütz at at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds this year. I will be speaking on Intangible Boundaries: Sound and Sacred Space in the Early Middle Ages Session details: Leeds2020Session    

Insular Manuscripts Workshop in Vienna

Dear all, this past June I had the great pleasure of attending the Insular Manuscripts Workshop in Vienna, organised by the wonderful Jo Story. Aside from learning a lot from my fellow colleagues, I gave a short presentation about one of my side projects, carried out in collaboration with the BAM in Berlin. I post the (somewhat censured) slides here. Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in hearing more. Insular Ink_Vienna_copy

Holy Time Exhibition

I am delighted to share the (digital version of the) exhibition Holy Time: Martyrologies and Calendars Through the Ages with you. I had the great pleasure of putting this together in the autumn of 2017, with the help of the wonderful Caoimhe Ní Ghormáin, from the Trinity College Manuscripts and Archives department, and Sharon Sutton and Caoimhe Whelan, the resident photographers at Trinity’s Digital Resources and Imaging Services department. I also gratefully acknowledge support from the Long Room Hub Research Incentive Scheme, allowing me to make the local exhibition available in digital format. Enjoy! Trinity Long Room Library, January 2018 A common denominator of all history, chronology and future planning is the need to organize time in a meaningful way – …

Celebrating the Saints Conference

In 2016, I had the pleasure of organising the symposium Celebrating the Saints: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin, on October 28-9, 2016. This symposium focused martyrologies and calendars in the insular world from the early medieval to early modern period. In many cases, these texts are understudied by virtue of being used for reference only, and some remain unedited altogether. The aim of the conference was to bring the rich variety of martyrologies and saints calendars surviving to attention, and to bring together scholars from diverse fields of expertise working on these texts. The event subsequently gave rise to a new network for future collaboration,the MARTRAE network, and a proceedings is …

Genre in Medieval Celtic Literature

During my time in the School of Celtic Studies, I had the pleasure of launching the first of what became a series of thematic conferences. The Colloquium on Genre in Medieval Celtic Literature was held on 27–28 September 2013, at 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland. The aim of this colloquium was to open up the field to discussion of the concept of genre in medieval literature and in particular in the Celtic vernaculars. The potential of the discussion of genre and generic analysis for the Celtic literatures had not yet been adequately explored. The colloquium therefore sought to invite new research on the subject, with a view to exploring the role genre plays in modern scholarship as well as …

Borderlines XIII

Borderlines XIII – Building Breaches: The Negotiation of Boundary in Medieval Culture Trinity College Dublin & University College Dublin 19th-21st March 2009 Co-organised with Pat O’Brien and Sinéad Connors from UCD. Original programme in the Borderlines Archive.