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 …