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IRISH AND CELTIC STUDIES

RESEARCH INSTITUTE

ANNUAL REPORT

1 August 2006 – 31 July 2007


IRISH AND CELTIC STUDIES

RESEARCH INSTITUTE

ANNUAL REPORT

(1 AUGUST 2006 - 31 JULY 2007)

CONTENTS

Page No

1. Foreword from the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) 3

2. Foreword from the Director of the Research Institute 4

3. Research Institute Members 7

4. Highlights 2006/07 9

5. Research Students 12

6. Research Publications 14

7. Research Funding 21

8. Indicators of Esteem 22

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IRISH AND CELTIC STUDIES

RESEARCH INSTITUTE

ANNUAL REPORT

1 August 2006 – 31 July 2007


1. Foreword by the Pro Vice Chancellor

(Research and Innovation)

I am delighted to welcome readers to our annual

reports from University of Ulster Research Institutes.

We have had an excellent year marked by great

achievements in recruiting superb researchers to

academic and research posts, attracting external

income and completing work that has led to highly

prestigious papers, books and other outputs. There

has been a very strong flow of research findings as

new disclosures to our Office of Innovation. These

are being managed as promising new intellectual

property and that Office also ensures that the

expertise of our staff is accessed by external

organisations through consultancy contracts. Overall our Institutes provide high

quality research environments that are strongly supportive of research. Our

achievements point to improved research capacity and capability amongst the

University’s staff – the best possible training environments for our increasing

number of research students. We are very proud of every student who graduates

with a doctoral degree and delighted that our statistics for successful completion

rank very highly in UK national comparisons.

This past year was marked by final preparations for the forthcoming UK Research

Assessment Exercise (RAE). The work to be submitted for RAE has been underway

since 2001, so some of it is detailed in the current Annual Reports. The University

is proud of the quality of its RAE submission and looks forward confidently to the

announcement of outcomes at the end of 2008.

The enhanced research performance of recent years is in line with that planned

for in our Strategy and Action Plan for Research, Research Training and Innovation,

entitled SUPPORTIVe 1 . Developed through comprehensive, university-wide

consultation, SUPPORTIVe articulates our commitment to ensuring that research

at the University of Ulster fully supports our goals summarized as ‘excellence,

innovation and regional engagement’.

I commend this report to you as a demonstration that University of Ulster

research ranks proudly amongst UK institutions; documents, analyses and shapes

the modern Northern Ireland and attracts international recognition and awards.

Professor Bernie Hannigan

Pro Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

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http://research.ulster.ac.uk/office/supportive.pdf

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2. Foreword by the

Research Institute Director

It is a great pleasure to present this annual report.

The Institute has been involved in a broad range

of research activities throughout a very successful

year which was marked by a number of significant

accomplishments and events. Maximum effort was

put into the publication of high quality research works

and the preparation and development of collaborative

research projects. The research outputs listed in the

report, and the many indicators of esteem noted for

staff, are testimony to the commitment and hard work

of members of the institute in successfully carrying

out their plans. The high quality of the research

culture will be of importance for the forthcoming

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) of 2008. This

has been the primary focus of our endeavours during

the year and our submission is already at an advanced stage of preparation and

will be completed and forwarded to the RAE team by the end of 2007.

One of the most important events of the year was the completion and online

publication of the Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (eDIL). This

AHRC-funded project applied innovative electronic methodologies to the Royal

Irish Academy’s monumental Dictionary of the Irish Language based on Old and

Middle Irish materials and constitutes a milestone publication in Irish and Celtic

Studies which will be invaluable to scholars and students of Early and Middle Irish

and medieval Irish scholarship in general. The Dictionary was officially launched by

Professor Monsignor Pádraig Ó Fiannachta, MRIA, in Academy House, Dublin on

27 June 2007 at an event attended by a large gathering of distinguished scholars

and guests. Addresses on the history and progress of the project were delivered

by Professor Toner, Director of the project, and by Professor Mac Mathúna,

Director of the Institute. Dr Fomin gave a short presentation on the functionality

of the web-site and also delivered a lecture on eDIL at the XIII International

Celtic Congress held in Bonn between 23rd and 27th July 2007. Congratulations

to Professor Toner and the team, Dr Fomin, Dr Bondarenko and Dr Torma. An

application has now been made to the AHRC for further substantial funding to

carry out research on a supplement to the Dictionary.

Important international conferences and colloquia were held during the course

of the year, a number of which are linked to ongoing collaborative research

projects. The Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica was

held in Moscow State University and the Russian Academy of Sciences from 14-17

September 2006. It was attended by scholars and students from various Western

and Central European countries including Russia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ireland,

Sweden, Germany and Austria, as well as the United States. 41 papers were

delivered on topics ranging from Indo-European Philology to Celtomania and

Slavomania in the eighteenth century and Modern Celtic languages, literature and

folklore. The Proceedings of the First International Colloquium of the Societas –

Paralells between Celtic and Slavic - which was held at Coleraine between 21 and

23 June 2005 were launched by Dr Fomin at the Moscow conference.

In June 2007, a very successful conference took place based on a research project

led by Professor Mac Mathúna and Dr Fomin on paradigm shift in early Ireland and

early India – ‘The Sacred topology of Early Ireland and Early India’. The project was

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funded by the British Academy and the Conference was attended by colleagues

from our partner institution in the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and by

colleagues from JNU, New Delhi. Conference was officially opened by Lord Rana,

Consul General of India in Northern Ireland, who also launched a new Indo-Irish

Literary and Philological Society, brainchild of Professors Mac Mathúna and Welch

of Ulster and Professor Kapoor of JNU. After the conference workshops were

held between UU and JNU staff on a forthcoming Irish-Indian Anthology of writing

which is to be published in 2009/10. Thanks to Toni Patton, the Secretary of the

Institute, for excellent administrative assistance under difficult circumstances.

Other conferences included the very successful Éigse Cholm Cille on ‘The Flight

of the Earls’ which was held on 2-3 March 2007 at the Magee campus to mark

the four hundredth anniversary of this cataclysmic event in Irish history. I should

say here in passing that the use of the word ‘Flight’ to describe this event is not

in fact appropriate as it was the intention of those who left at the time to return

with assistance from continental allies. In any case, the Éigse was addressed by a

distinguished panel of speakers convened by Dr Éamonn Ó Ciardha. The chair of

conference was Professor Ó Corráin. Dr Smith, who convened the 2005 Éigse

on the writings of Professor Monsignor Breandán Ó Doibhlin, was Acting Head

of Irish at the Magee campus while Professor Ó Corráin was on study leave, also

made an important contribution.The Proceedings of the previous Éigse on the

work of Monsignor Ó Doibhlin were successfully launched at the conference.

An interdisciplinary conference, in partnership with UCD and supported by

Iomairt Cholm Cille and the Government of Nova Scotia, was held on the

Belfast campus in April 2007 on ‘Bho chuan gu cuan: Scottish Gaelic in Canada’.

The convenor was RCUK Fellow Iain Mac a’ Phearsain. The world premiere of

Ìompaireachd nan Gaedheal (‘The Empire of the Gaels’) on Scottish Gaels in

Canada, scripted and presented by Iain, took place at the conference and was a

truly excellent piece of work. Congratulations to Iain on a great achievement. A

number of members of the Institute also attended and delivered lectures at the

International Congress for Celtic Studies held in Bonn between 23 and 27 July.

Congratulations to Professor Ó Corráin who was appointed to the Committee

of Congress.

In addition to the Institute’s very successful research seminar series, it also

hosted two Visiting Scholars from UCD, Professors Séamas Ó Catháin and

Seosamh Watson, both of whom delivered a series of lectures and were involved

in developing collaborative research projects with members of the Institute.

The Institute was happy to welcome a number of new staff to the subject area:

Nóilín Nic Bhloscaidh was appointed to a lectureship at the Belfast campus. She

joins Dr Art Hughes, who continues to play a central role in the teaching and

development of Irish on the campus and in the city in general, and Dr Nioclás

Mac Cathmhaoil, another recently appointed lecturer. Máire Nic Cathmhaoil

transferred from Belfast to take up a lectureship at the Magee campus.

Recently appointed lecturers at Coleraine, Dr Fionntán de Brún and Dr Iwan

Wmffre, are settling in very well and making important contributions to the

work of the Institute and the subject. Dr de Brún’s Belfast and the Irish Language

(Dublin, Four Courts Press 2006) was launched by Professor Breandán Ó

Buachalla in Dublin in 2006, and a very fine exhibition on Irish in Belfast in the

Ulster Museum was organized by Dr de Brún and his colleague, Dr Phoenix. Dr

Wmffre’s research on Welsh and Breton language and place-names has added a

new scholarly dimension to the work of the Institute. Dr Caoimhín Ó Dónaill,

Language Technologist in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning,

not only teaches in the subject area of Irish and Celtic, he also researches and

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publishes in the field of CALL. Dr Ó Dónaill’s edition of the Medieval Irish text

Talland Étair was published in 2005 in the prestigious Maynooth Medieval Irish

Texts Series.

The Institute is also fortunate to have as a member Dr Frank Sewell, Lecturer

in English, who carries out research in Modern Irish prose and poetry and has

published a number of perceptive works which demonstrate his wide and detailed

knowledge of many aspects of modern and contemporary European and world

literature. Dr Sewell, who is also a creative writer and translator, organized the

very successful Many Voices Literary Literary Festival.

Professor Máiréad Nic Craith, Director of the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages,

works closely with the Institute in the area of language policy and planning. A

distinguished scholar, she has published a number of quality works during the

course of the year and organized international conferences on subjects relevant

to our mission (see AICH Annual Report).

We were very sorry to lose this year a long-standing and highly esteemed

member of staff in Irish and Celtic Studies, Dr Diarmaid Ó Doibhlin. Diarmaid

made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of Irish at the

University and we wish him a very happy and productive retirement. Hilary Lavelle,

Vera Furness Fellow on the Modern Irish Concise Dictionary, also left to take up a

translating position with the European Commission in Luxemburg. Dr Marcas Mac

Coinnigh left in September 2006 to take up a post-doctoral IRCHSS Fellowship, at

University College Cork. We wish both of them well for the future.

Research students continue to play a central role in the Institute and we have

a very vibrant research student body who are well-integrated into the subject

area, supporting teaching, giving research seminars, and making other important

contributions to the research environment. Students are working on a wide range

of subjects, from food and drink as depicted in early Irish tales to macaronic

writing in Modern Irish. Congratulations to Proinsias Mac Cionnaith, Gearóid Ó

Domagáin and Frank Ó Broin who passed their transfer PhD transfer vivas and to

Máire Nic Cathmhaoil (Mary McCaul) and Christopher Markey who successfully

completed their doctorates during the course of the year.

We look forward with confidence to future developments and challenges and

wish all our staff, students and colleagues a very successful year to come.

Professor Séamus Mac Mathúna, MRIA

Director of Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute

Surname Forename Title Position

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3. Research Institute Members

Core Members

Surname Forename Title Position

Bondarenko Grigory Dr Assistant Editor (eDil)

Borsje Jacqueline Dr Lecturer in Traditional Medieval Irish and European

Cultures

de Brún Fionntán Dr Lecturer in Modern Irish Literature

Fomin Maxim Dr Research Fellow

Hughes Arthur John Dr Senior Lecturer in Irish

Lavelle Hilary Miss Research Assistant: Linking Dictionaries and

Texts/Collins Modern Irish Dictionary

Mac Coinnigh Marcas Dr Research Officer

Mac Mathúna Séamus Professor Professor of Irish and Director Celtic Studies

Research Institute

Mac a’Phearsain Iain Mr Academic Fellow: Scottish Gaelic

McCaul Máire Dr Lecturer in Irish

Nic Bhloscaidh Nóilín Ms Lecturer in Irish

Ó Corráin Ailbhe Professor Professor of Modern Irish Studies

Ó Dónaill Caoimhín Dr Lecturer in Irish

Ó Mianáin Pádraig Dr Academic Fellow: Modern Irish Language and

Lexicography

Ó Murchú Micheál A Mr Senior Lecturer in Irish

Sewell Frank Dr Lecturer in English and Researcher in Modern Irish

Smith Peter Dr Lecturer in Irish

Toner Gregory Professor Professor of Irish Language and Literature

Wmffre Iwan Dr Lecturer in Brittonic and Celtic Studies

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Associate Members

Surname Forename Title Specialisation

Mikhailova Tatyana Professor Celto-Slavica, Early Irish and Celtic Studies, Folklore

Nic Mhaoláin Máire Ms Modern Irish Lexicography

Ó Dochartaigh Pól Professor Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic literature

(of German)

Ó Duibhín Ciarán Dr Modern Irish Lexicography

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4. Highlights 2006/07

Research Seminars 2006/07

The research seminar series continued in 2006/07 with a range of excellent papers by distinguished Celticists. Besides

being most enjoyable social occasions, the seminars, together with our conferences, and the active participation of

staff, visiting scholars and research students, contribute greatly to maintaining and developing a strong research ethos

and culture in the Institute.

‘Holy fairs, Satire and Dialect: An Eighteenth-Century Semi-Phonetic Scottish Gaelic Text’.

Robby Ó Maolalaigh (Glasgow), Friday 27 October 2006, in the Courtroom, Coleraine, at 11.00am.

‘Fate in Early Irish texts: Aspects of Development’

Jacqueline Borsje, (Ulster and Amsterdam), Tuesday 21 November 2006, at Magee

‘Powerful Words of St. Patrick: Curse, Blessing and Spell’.

Jacqueline Borsje (Ulster and Amsterdam), Wednesday 21 February 2007, in the Courtroom, Coleraine, at 2.00pm.

‘Sláintí Óil na hÉireann’

Séamas Ó Catháin (UCD) Thursday 27 March 2007, in LT12, Coleraine, at 4.15pm.

‘The Formation of an Irish Folklorist: The Case of James Hamilton Delargy’

Séamas Ó Catháin (UCD) Friday 29 March 2007, in the New Lecture Theatre, Belfast Campus, at 7.30pm.

‘Sanskrit Language Direct Method 1’

Dr Santosh Shukla (Jawaharlal Nehru Univeristy, New Dehli) Thursday 24 May 2007, in the Courtroom, Coleraine,

at 2.00-5.00pm.

‘Sanskrit Linguistics’

Professor Kapil Kapoor (Jawaharlal Nehru Univerisity, New Dehli) Monday 28 May 2007, in the Courtroom, Coleraine,

at 10.00am.

‘Sanskrit Language Direct Method 2’

Dr Santosh Shukla (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli) Monday 28 May 2007, in the Courtroom, Coleraine, at

11.00am.

‘Celtic and Germanic Linguistic Contacts’

Tatyana Mikhailova (Moscow State University & Russian Academy of Sciences) Tuesday 29 May 2007, in the Courtroom,

Coleraine, at 1.00pm.

Visiting Scholars 2006/07

• Professor Séamas Ó Catháin, University College Dublin

• Professor Seosamh Watson, University College Dublin

Conferences organised by the Institute

• Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica

14-17 September 2006, Moscow State University

• Ninth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica

21-24 September 2006, University of Helsinki

• Aspects of Celtic Hagiography

Moscow 2006

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• Many Voices Literary Festival

February 2007, Coleraine (2005-2007)

• Éigse Cholm Chille

2-4 March 2007, Magee (2003-2007)

• Bho Chuan gu cuan: Scottish Gaelic in Canada

26-27 April 2007, Belfast

• Sacred Topology in Early Ireland and India

20-22 May 2007, Coleraine

Further comment on conferences (see also Director’s Introduction)

The principal organiser of the Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica which was held in Moscow in

September 2006 was Associate Institute member Professor Tatyana Mikhailova. The opening ceremony was addressed

by the President of the Society, Professor Mac Mathúna, and by the Secretary, Dr Fomin. The Colloquium was also

attended by Professor Ó Corráin, Dr Bondarenko and Dr Borsje, all of whom delivered papers.

A number of staff who attended the Celto-Slavica Colloquium in Moscow proceeded from there to the Ninth

Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, held in Helsinki. This well-established symposium was also very successful

and was addressed by many international scholars of Celtic Studies.

Dr Grigory Bondarenko organised a very successful conference in Moscow on ‘Aspects of Celtic Hagiography’. He

also chaired many of the sessions.

Dr Frank Sewell continued his organisation of the very successful Many Voices Literary Festival which was addressed

by a number of distinguished creative writers including Dr Sewell and Professor Welch.

The subject of this year’s Éigse Cholm Chille was ‘The Flight of the Earls’. In addition to other high profile speakers,

Dr Diarmaid Ó Doibhlin, Dr Nollaig Ó Muraile, and Dr Antaine Ó Donnaile, all formerly of Irish Studies at UU, gave

papers. The lectures were of a uniformly very high standard and overall the Éigse was a great success. The Proceedings

of the 2006 Éigse on the writings of Monsignor Professor Breandán Ó Doibhlin were launched after the opening

lecture by Dr Brian Lacey, formerly a Lecturer at the Magee Campus.

The conference Bho Chuan gu Cuan: Scottish Gaelic in Canada was a very successful academic and community-based

interdiscipinary event with papers from noted scholars in the field of Scottish Gaelic studies on both sides of the

Atlantic. As noted in the Director’s Introduction, the world premiere of the film, Ìompaireachd nan Gaidheal, written

and presented by Iain Mac a’ Phearsain, took place at the beginning of the conference. Thanks to Iain, to Professor

Seosamh Watson, one of the organizing committee, and to the supporting partner institutions - Colm Cille, University

College Dublin, Government of Nova Scotia.

The Celto-Indica project, which included the conference Sacred Topology in Early Ireland and India, as well as Workshops

on an Anthology of Indo-Irish work in language, literature, history and folklore, took place on the Coleraine Campus

between 20 and 29 May 2007. Both the Conference and the workshops were most successful and work is ongoing

on both fronts.

Forthcoming Conferences

• The Flight of the Earls (Letterkenny, 17-19 August 2007)

• EUROCALL (September 2007)

• Celtic Cosmology and the Power of Words (14-16 February 2008)

• Third International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica (Dubrovnik, September 2008)

• Third Ulster Cycle Conference (22-25 June 2009)

• Fourth International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica (Lodz, 2009)

• Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge (2009)

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Major Lectures

• Professors Mac Mathúna and Ó Corráin, Drs. Fomin, Bondarenko and Borsje all addressed the Second

International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica.

• Professor Ó Corráin delivered a keynote address on Verbal Aspect in Irish at the Second Colloquium on

Language Typology in a Diachronic Perspective, Gothenburg.

• Professor Ó Corráin was one of the keynote speakers at the Cultural Identities and National-Borders

Conference, Centre for European Research, Gotheburg.

• Dr Borsje delivered a keynote address on the topic ‘Saints and spells in early medieval Ireland’ at the Ninth

Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica on 22 September 2006. Papers were also delivered by Drs Fomin,

Bondarenko and Wmffre.

• Professor Mac Mathúna delivered an invited paper to an international conference on ‘India and Ireland:

Colonialism, Nationalism, and Modernity’, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in January 2007.

Book Launches

• Parallels between Celtic and Slavic: Proceedings of the First Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica was launched

by Dr Fomin at the Second Colloquium of the Societas held in Moscow between 14th and 17th September

2006.

• Dr Fionntán de Brún’s Belfast and the Irish Language (Dublin, Four Courts Press 2006) was launched by

Professor Breandán Ó Buachalla in Dublin in 2006.

• Prof Gregory Toner’s monograph on the early Irish Tale Togail Bruidne Da Choca was successfully launched

by Irish Texts Society in Dublin on 17 February 2007.

• eDIL: electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language web-site was officially launched at the Royal Irish Academy

in Dublin on 27 June 2007.

New Appointments and Farewells

• Ms Nóilín Nic Bhloscaidh was appointed as Irish lecturer in Belfast, February 2007

• Dr Marcas Mac Coinnigh left in September 2006 to take up a post-doctoral IRCHSS Fellowship, at University

College Cork.

• Miss Hilary Lavelle left in February 2007 to take up a translating position within the European Commission in

Luxemburg.

• The farewell presentation to Dr Diarmaid Ó Doibhlin was held in the Bannview on 14 February 2007. He

will be greatly missed.

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5. Current Research Students

Congratulations to Christopher Markey and Mary McCaul on the successful completion of

their PhD theses in 2006/07.

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

Coll, Rosemary

Aspects of the Verb in 17th Century Irish Texts

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentship (VCRS)

Republic of Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

Dummigan, Gary

The changes occurring in the Irish language in Gaeltacht areas

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentship (VCRS)

Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

Mac Cathmhaoil, Nioclás

Muiris Ó Gormáin: scríobhaí agus scoláire

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentship (VCRS)

Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

Mac Cionnaith, Proinsias

Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill: a thematic analysis of a modern Irish poet

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentship (VCRS)

Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

McGrath, Caroline

The symbolism of food and drink in early Irish tradition

Magee College Award

Republic of Ireland

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Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

Moore, Sharon

Early attachments and identification processes in the poetry of Séamus Heaney

and Michael Hartnett

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentship (VCRS)

Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

o’Broin, Frank

Lambert McKenna S.J. and his contribution to Irish and Celtic studies

Magee College Award

Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

o’Neill, Malachy

An Leabhar Eoghanach: Staidéar Anaíliseach ar an Téacs Móide Réamhrá, Aistriúchán

agus Nótai Eagarthóireachta

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Northern Ireland

Name

Title of Project

Grant Source

Country of Origin

ward, Angela

An Traidisiún Scéalaíochta i bParóiste Mhíobhuí, larthuaisceart Thír Chonaill

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentship (VCRS)

Republic of Ireland

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6. Research Publications

Bondarenko

‘Hiberno-Rossica: “Knowledge in the Clouds” in Old Irish and Old Russian’, Parellels between Celtic and Slavic:

Studia Celtica 1. Eds. S. Mac Mathúna , M. Fomin. Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster,

Coleraine: The Stationery Office, 2006. 185-200.

‘Conn Cétchathach and the image of ideal kingship in Early Medieval Ireland’, in Studia Celtica Fennica 3. Helsinki,

2007 15-30.

Everyday Life of the Ancient Celts (In Russian: Povsednevnaya zhizn’ drevnih kel’tov ). Moscow: Molodaya Gvardiya,

2007. 394 pp.

‘Muirchú moccu Machthéni: the Coming of Christianity and the Origins of Sainthood in Early Ireland’ (In Russian:

‘Muirchú moccu Machthéni: khristianizatsiya Irlandii i proiskhozhdeniye natsional’noy svyatosti’), Odysseus. 2006.

Forthcoming

‘King and Exile in Airne Fíngein (‘Fíngen’s Vigil’): Power and Pursuit in Earl Irish’, Études Celtiques, 2008.

Borsje

‘The ‘terror of the night’ and the Morrígain: Shifting faces of the supernatural’, Proceedings of the Seventh

Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica. Ed. Mícheál Ó Flaithearta. Uppsala: Studia Celtica Upsaliensia 6, Acta

Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2007. 71-98.

‘Úath mac Imomain und andere Schreckgespenster - Phantastische Kreationen oder traditionelle Elemente des

irischen mittelalterlichen Erbes’, Kelten-Einfälle an der Donau. Akten des Vierten Symposiums deutschsprachiger

Keltologinnen und Keltologen. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Philosophisch-Historische Klasse

Denkschriften, 345. Band. Hg. Helmut Birkhan. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften,

2007. 51-65.

‘Fled Bricrenn and tales of terror’, Peritia 19 (2005 [2007]), 173-192.

‘Human sacrifice in medieval Irish literature’, The Strange World of Human Sacrifice. Ed. J.N.Bremmer. Leuven:

Peeters, 2007. 31-54.

‘Het mensenoffer als literair motief in het middeleeuwse Ierland. Deel 2’ In-Nuachta 22. 2007. 18-21.

‘Bodb’, Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. Ed. John T. Koch. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2006. 220-221.

Forthcoming

‘Demonising the enemy: a study of Congal Cáech’, Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium of Societas Celtologica

Nordica, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia, Volume 7. Eds. Jan Erik Rekdal and Ailbhe Ó Corráin. University of Uppsala: Acta

Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2007. 21-38.

‘Druids, Deer and ‘Words of Power’: Coming to Terms with Evil in Medieval Ireland’,Coping with Evil in Religion and

Culture. Case Studies, Currents of Encounter 35. Eds. Nelly van Doorn-Harder and Lourens Minnema. Amsterdam,

New York: Rodopi, 2008 25-49. (short version)

‘Druids, Deer and “Words of Power”: Coming to Terms with Evil in Medieval Ireland’, Approaches to Religion and

Mythology in Celtic Studies. Eds. Katja Ritari and Alexandra Bergholm. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 122-

149. (long version)

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‘Monotheistic to a Certain Extent. The “Good Neighbours” of God in Ireland’, The Boundaries of Monotheism.

Interdisciplinary Explorations into the Foundations of Biblically Based Monotheism, Studies in Theology and Religion

13. Eds. M. de Haardt and A.-M. Korte. Leiden: Brill, 2008. 53-80.

‘Supernatural Threats to Kings: Exploration of a Motif in Ulster Cycle and Other Medieval Irish Tales’, Ulidia 2. Eds.

Ruairí Ó hUiginn et al.

de Brún

Belfast and the Irish Language. Dublin: Four Courts Press 2006. 216pp.

‘The Fadgies: ‘an Irish-speaking colony’ in nineteenth-century Belfast’ in Belfast and the Irish Language. 2006. 101-

13.

‘Kango’ short story published in Nuascéalta. Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2006.

Review of Seán Ó Ríordáin’s Eireaball Spideoige (1952) [Foinse 01/10/2006 p.20] In special supplement in Foinse on

the ten best books in Irish.

Forthcoming

‘We want no Gothic revival: gnéithe den Ghotachas in athbheochan liteartha na Gaeilge’ Festchrift for Prof. Cathal

Ó Háinle (TCD).

Ulsteria: the fortunes of the Irish language under old Stormont’, The Dark North: Essays on Turbulent Times in

Twentieth-Century Ulster. Eds. E. Phoenix and A. Harrison. Four Courts Press.

Fomin

eDIL: an electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (Royal Irish Academy, 2007) www.dil.ie

‘Classifications of Kings in Early Ireland and India’, Studia Celtica Fennica IV - Yearbook of the Finnish Society for

Celtic Studies. University of Helsinki, 2007. 31-46.

Parallels between Celtic and Slavic: Studia Celto-Slavica I, Eds. S. Mac Mathuna, M. Fomin. Research Institute for Irish

and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster, Coleraine: The Stationery Office, 2006.

‘Russian and Western Celticists on similarities between Early Irish and Early Indian Traditions’, Parallels between

Celtic and Slavic: Studia Celto-Slavica I. Eds. S. Mac Mathuna and M. Fomin. Research Institute for Irish and Celtic

Studies, University of Ulster, Coleraine: The Stationery Office, 2006. 217-238.

‘Celebrating Easter in Early Ireland. Account of Religious Conversion in Vita Sancti Patricii’, First International

Conference of the SIEF working group on The Ritual Year in association with the Department of Maltese, University

of Malta, Junior College, Msida, Malta. Proceedings. Malta: PEG Ltd, 2006. 241-256.

‘Digitising a Dictionary of Medieval Irish: the eDIL Project’ (with G. Toner). Literary and Linguistic Computing, 2006

21 (1), 83-90.

Forthcoming

‘Bríatharthecosc Con Culainn in the context of early Irish wisdom-literature’, Proceedings of the Second

International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales. Eds. R. Ó hUiginn et al. Maynooth, 93-120, (d.o.p. April 2009).

Sacred Topology and Religious Paradigm Shift in Early Ireland and Early India (Eds. M.Fomin, V. Vertogradova and S.

Mac Mathúna), Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph Series (in preparation)

‘Stories of religious conversion in Medieval Irish and Medieval Buddhist literature’, Sacred Topology in Ireland and

India.

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Celto-Slavica in Moscow. Proceedings of the Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica held

between 14-17 September 2006 at Moscow State University and Institute for Linguistics (Moscow) (Eds. M.Fomin, T.

Mikhailova, S. Mac Mathúna and G. Bondarenko), Moscow: Moscow State University Publishers (at press)

‘And his throne will be strengthened by the truth: images of a righteous ruler in Early Christian Ireland and Early

Kiev Rus’ (in Russian), Celto-SLavica in Moscow (at press)

Indo-Irish Anthology of Writing: A Reader in History, Literature and Mythology of Ireland and India (Coordinating

Ed. R York; Eds. S. Mac Mathúna, R. Welch, K. Kapoor and S.Sareen; Assistant Eds. M.Fomin and E. Ó Ciardha.), New

Delhi: Sahitya Academy Publishers (in preparation).

Various entries, Indo-Irish Anthology of Writing.

Celtic Literatures in the Twentieth Century, Eds. Séamus Mac Mathúna, Ailbhe Ó Corráin, Assistant Ed. Maxim

Fomin. Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Culture, 2007. 279 pp.

Hughes

Leabhar Mór Bhriathra na Gaeilge: The Great Irish Verb Book, Clólann Bheann Mhadagáin. 2007.

Mac a’Phearsain

‘Ant-Aoigh’, Gath 7: translation into Gàidhlig of Albert Camus’ L’hôte. 2007.

New Writing Scotland: The Association for Scottish Literary Studies, University of Glasgow: 2 poems in Gàidhlig

with English translations. 2006.

An Guth 4: 7 poems in Gàidhlig. Coiscéim, Baile Átha Cliath.

Iompaireachd nan Gaidheal, BBC Scotland/ Pelicula Films, 2007: Gàidhlig historical documentary written, researched

and translated by Iain Mac a’Phearsain

Forthcoming

Displaced Poets: Migrant Writing from the Margins in a Scottish Gaelic Context – 1780-1930 [This work examines

the Scottish Gaelic poetic record and enactments of emigration and immigration from the Scottish Highlands to

Canada principally].

‘Sa Choille Ghruamaich: ceist cuideachd, cainnt is cèilidh (In the Gloomy Forest: a question of company, speech and

ceilidh)’, in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, 2008.

Creative writing in Scottish Gaelic, poetry, to be published in the bilingual Irish/Scottish Gaelic annual anthology An

Guth 5, 2008.

Mac Mathúna

‘The Irish Life of Saint Brendan: Textual History, Structure and Date’, The Brendan Legend: Texts and Versions, Eds.

Glyn S. Burgess and Clara Strijbosch. Brill. Leiden: Boston 2006. 117-158.

‘Remarks on Standardisation in Irish English, Irish and Welsh’, The Celtic Englishes IV: The Interface between English

and the Celtic Languages. Ed. Hildegard L.C. Tristram. Universität Potsdam: Potsdam University Press, 2006. 114-129.

Parallels between Celtic and Slavic: Studia Celto-Slavica I, Eds. S. Mac Mathuna, M. Fomin. Research Institute for Irish

and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster, Coleraine: The Stationery Office, 2006.

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‘The History of Celtic Scholarship in Russia and the Soviet Union’, Parellels between Celtic and Slavic: Studia

Celtica 1. Eds. S. Mac Mathúna and M. Fomin, Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster,

Coleraine: The Stationery Office, 2006. 3-41.

‘Bran mac Febail; Manannán mac Lir’, Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia, Ed. John T Koch. ABC-CLIO. Inc

(2006), Vol. I, 238; Vol IV, 1244. 2006.

On Definite Descriptions in Irish, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow: 2007.

Review of Ildánach Ildírech: A Festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana, Eds. John Carey, John T. Koch and Pierre-Yves

Lambert. Review in Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 55. 2007. 231-240.

‘Professor Proinsias Mac Cana : An Obituary’ in Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 55. 2007. 202-207

‘Judas in Medieval Irish Literature and Irish Folklore’, Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium of Societas Celtologica

Nordica, Eds. Jan Erik Rekdal and Ailbhe Ó Corráin, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia Vol. 7, Acta Universitatis Upsanliensis,

2007. 95-126.

Celtic Literatures in the Twentieth Century, Eds. Séamus Mac Mathúna, Ailbhe Ó Corráin, Assistant Ed. Maxim

Fomin. Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Culture, 2007. 279 pp.

Forthcoming

Fil súil nglais: A Grey Eye Looks Back: A Festschrift in honour of Colm Ó Baoill. Eds. Kaarina Holla and Sharon

Arbuthnot. Clann Tuirc.

Border-Crossing; Mumming in Cross-Border and Cross-Community Contexts. Eds. Anthony D. Buckley, Críostóir

Mac Cárthaigh, Séamas Ó Catháin and Séamus Mac Mathúna. Dundalgan Press.

Proceedings of the Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica held between 14-17 September 2006

at Moscow State University and Institute for Linguistics (Moscow) (Eds. M.Fomin, T. Mikhailova, S. Mac Mathúna and

G. Bondarenko), Moscow: Moscow State University Publishers.

Sacred Topology and Religious Paradigm Shift in Early Ireland and Early India (Eds. M.Fomin, V. Vertogradova and S.

Mac Mathúna), Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph Series.

Indo-Irish Anthology of Writing: A Reader in History, Literature and Mythology of Ireland and India. Eds. S. Mac

Mathúna, R. Welch, K. Kapoor and S. Sareen; Coordinating Ed. R. York; Assistant Eds. M. Fomin and E. Ó Ciardha, New

Delhi: Sahitya Academy Publishers.

‘The University of Ulster’s English-Irish/ Irish-English Dictionary Project’, The History of the Irish Book, Volume

Two: The Printed Book in Irish: 1567-2000. Eds. É. Ó Ciardha, F. Sewell, and A. Titley, Oxford: OUP, 2009.

‘The Celto-Slavic Contribution to Irish and Celtic Studies’, History of the Irish Book. Volume Two: The Printed Book

in Irish: 1567-2000. Eds. É. Ó Ciardha, F. Sewell, and A. Titley, Oxford: OUP, 2009.

Studia Celto-Slavica II: A Bibliography of Celtic Studies in Slavic Countries (with Maxim Fomin).

McCaul

‘The historical and literary importance of ‘Cín Lae Uí Mhealláin’ as a source document for the period 1641 – 1647’.

Seanchas Ard Mhacha, 2006.

Co-author of ‘Teach Yourself Conversation – Irish Package’, Hodder Murray Publisher – Teach Yourself Series,

December 2006.

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Ó Corráin

‘On the After Perfect in Irish and Hiberno-English’, The Celtic Englishes IV: The Interface between English and the

Celtic Languages. Ed. Hildegard L.C. Tristram. Universität Potsdam: Potsdam University Press, 2006, 152-72.

‘On the Origins and Development of Periphrastic Perfects in Irish’, Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium of

Societas Celtologica Nordica. Eds. Jan Erik Rekdal and Ailbhe Ó Corráin. Uppsala: Studia Celtica Upsaliensia, Acta

Universitatis Upsanliensis, 2007. 187-207.

‘Перфектные конструкции в островных кельтских языках’ (Perfect Constructions in Insular Celtic), Voprosy

Jazikoznania , Linguistics Journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow:2007. 73- 88.

Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, edited by Jan Erik Rekdal and Ailbhe Ó

Corráin, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia Vol. 7, Acta Universitatis Upsanliensis, 2007. 284 pp.

Celtic Literatures in the Twentieth Century, Eds. Séamus Mac Mathúna and Ailbhe Ó Corráin, Assistant Ed. Maxim

Fomin. Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Culture, 2007. 279 pp.

Forthcoming

‘On the Development of the Progressive and other Aspectual Formations in Irish and Insular Celtic’, Dialectologia

et Geolinguistica. Ed. Astrid Van Hahn, de Gruyter. Berlin.

‘The Evolution of Verbal Aspect in Insular Celtic’, Proceedings of the Second Colloquium on Language Typology in

a Diachronic Perspective, May 2006, Eds. Folke Josephson, Ingmar Söhrman and John Benjamins. Amsterdam.

‘Identity as a Cognitive Code: The Northern Irish Paradigm’, Cultural Identities and National Borders. Ed. Mats

Andrén, Centre for European Research. Gothenburg University Press.

‘On the Evolution of the Perfect in Irish’, Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium of Societas

Celtologica Nordica. Eds. Folke Josephson and Mejerbergs Arkiv. Svensk Ordforskning, Gothenburg.

A Languages Strategy for Northern Ireland, (with J. Gillespie and D. Johnston) Department of Education, Northern

Ireland.

‘The Scandinavian Contribution to Irish and Celtic Studies’, History of the Irish Book, Vol. 1. Eds. F. Sewell, E. Ó

Ciardha et. Al. Oxford University Press.

‘Séamus Ó Grianna’, Royal Irish Academy Dictionary of Irish Biography. Eds. Aidan Clarke et. al. Royal Irish

Academy, Dublin.

Ó Dónaill

(with Marcas Mac Coinnigh) ‘The Use of CALL in Irish Language Teaching: The Way Forward?’ in CALL Computer

Assisted Language Learning, An International Journal, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium, 2006.

‘Task-based language learning in a multimedia environment’, Technology and Third Level Language Teaching

Conference (organised in conjunction with the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

Northern Ireland), University of Ulster, Coleraine, 17 May 2006.

‘Task-based Learning’, Crossing Frontiers: languages and the international dimension (CILT Conference), Cardiff

University, 6-7 July, 2006.

‘The development of pronunciation exercises for Irish Language Learners for use within a Multimedia Language

Laboratory’, EUROCALL 2006: Integrating CALL into Study Programmes, University of Granada, 4-7 September 2006.

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‘Technology enhanced pronunciation instruction’, CETL Symposium - Digital Language Labs: Exploring Good

Practice, SOAS, University of London, 15 March 2007.

Sewell

Takahashi, Mutsuo. Beyond the hedge: new and selected poems. Trans. Frank Sewell, Mitsuko Ohno. Dublin:

Dedalus, 2006. (see http://www.arcpublications.co.uk/biogs/sewell.htm)

‘“Going Home to Russia”? Irish Writers and Russian Literature’ , Parallels Between Celtic and Slavic, Studia Celto-

Slavica 1. Eds. S Mac Mathúna and M Fomin. Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster,

Coleraine: The Stationery Office, 2006. 239-251.

10 poems in the anthology Magnetic North: The Emerging Poets. Ed. John Brown. Belfast: Lagan Press, 2006. 301-

315.

Forthcoming

Fuaim na hAbhann: Irish Poetry into the 21st-Century: a bilingual anthology (Indreabhan: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2009),

to be published; a commissioned book, inc. translations by Frank Sewell and other writers; Eds. Éamonn Ó Ciardha,

Frank Sewell and Alan Titley. The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume Two: The Printed Book in Irish: 1567-

2000. Oxford: OUP, 2009.

Smith

Imarchaigh sund ar gach saidh, an Early Modern Irish synchronistic poem of 105 quatrains on the kings of Ireland,

the Popes and Byzantine emperors. Peritia 2007.

Three Historical Poems Ascribed to Gilla Cóemáin. Münster: Nodus Publikationen, 2007.

Toner

eDIL: an electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (Royal Irish Academy, 2007) www.dil.ie

Bruiden Da Choca. Irish Texts Society, 2007.

‘Digitising a Dictionary of Medieval Irish: the eDIL Project’ (with M.Fomin). Literary and Linguistic Computing. 2006

21 (1), 83-90.

Wmffre

‘Post-Roman Irish settlement in Wales: new insights from a recent study of Cardiganshire place-names’ , Ireland and

Wales in the Middle Ages. Eds. Karen Jankulak and Jonathan Wooding. Dublin: Four Courts, 2007. 46–61.

Review article of Sabine Heinz (2003, 2nd edn) Welsh Dictionaries in the Twentieth Century: a Critical Analysis,

München: Lincom Europa, Journal of Celtic Studies vol.10. 2007. 121–37

Review of Martin J. Ball & Briony Williams (2001) Welsh Phonetics, Lewiston, NY – Queenston, Ontario – Lampeter,

Wales: Edwin Mellen, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie vol.55. 2007. 301–07.

Review of Markku Filpulla & Juhani Klemola & Heli Pitkänen (eds) (2002) The Celtic Roots of English, Joensuu:

University of Joensuu, Faculty of Humanities, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie vol.55. 2007. 308-14.

‘An Béal Bocht: a critique of Irish nationalism, Irish-language literature and the people of the Gaeltatch?’,

Proceedings of the Eighth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Eds. Jan Erik Rekdal and Ailbhe Ó Corráin.

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Uppsala: Studia Celtica Upsaliensia Vol. 7, Acta Universitatis Upsanliensis, 2007. 275-84.

‘Ideology and the learning of Celtic languages’, The Past in the Present: a Multidisciplinary Approach, Catania: Edit.

Eds. Fabio Mugnaini, Pádraig Ó Héalaí and Tok Thompson. 2006. 235–57.

‘Welsh personal names: a survey of their evolution through the ages’, Zunamen: Zeitschrift für Namenforschung

vol.1. 2006. 147–74.

Forthcoming

Breton Orthographies and Dialects: the Twentieth-century Orthography War in Brittany, vols.1–2, Bern – Berlin

– Bruxelles – Frankfurt-am-Main – New York – Oxford – Wien: Peter Lang (Series: Contemporary Studies in

Descriptive Linguistics) [vol.1 ISBN 978–3–03911–364–4, vol.2 978–3–03911–365–1](820pp; an account of the

Breton language orthographic war of the twentieth century). 2007.

‘Das walisische Personennamensystem’, Europäische Personennamensysteme: Ein Handbuch (Lehr- und

Handbücher zur Onomastik 2). Eds. Andrea Brendler and Silvio Brendler. Hamburg: Baar, (slightly curtailed version

of 2006b) 2007. 816–34.

Cyni’r Gwyddyl. Talybont: Y Lolfa (A translation into Welsh together with a critique of Flann O’Brien’s An Béal

Bocht).

‘Toponymy and upland land use in the Doethie valley area of Cardiganshire’, The Carmarthenshire Antiquary

(memorial volume for Terry James).

‘Old Welsh dialectal variations preserved in Welsh toponymy’, Journal of Celtic Studies vol.6.

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7. Research Funding

Staff Name(s) Title of Award Funding Body Value

Borsje The Power of Words in Medieval Ireland Netherlands Organisation for €600,000

Scientific Research (NWO)

Borsje Celtic Cosmology and the Power of The British Academy £5,000

Words

Mac Mathúna and Bho Chuan gu Cuan; Scottish Gaelic in Colmcille Eirinn’s Alba £2,000

Mac a’Phearsain a Canadian Context – Conference

Mac Mathúna Sacred Topology and Religious British Academy £3,000

and Fomin

Paradigm Shift in early Ireland

and early India

Ó Corráin (with A Languages Strategy for Department of Education, NI £33,394

J. Gillespie) Northern Ireland

Ó Corráin Studia Celtica Upsaliensia Vol. 7 Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis SKR25, 000

Toner A supplement to the Electronic AHRC £807,220

Dictionary of the Irish Language

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8. Indicators of Esteem

Bondarenko

Editorships

• Member of the editorial boards of the refereed journals: Odysseus (Moscow), Volshebnaya Gora (Moscow)

Research Supervision

• Supervisor of a postgraduate student in Moscow (Institute of General History, Russian Academy of

Sciences)

Organisation of Conferences

• Organiser of ‘Aspects of Celtic Hagiography’ (chaired sessions), Moscow 2006.

Organisation of Forthcoming Conferences

• Organiser of ‘Celtic Cosmology and the Power of Words’, international colloquium to be held in Coleraine,

14-16 February 2008.

Invited Lectures

• Invited speaker at The Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica , Moscow, 2006

• Organiser of a conference (‘Aspects of Celtic Hagiography’, chairing sessions) , Moscow, 2006,

Borsje

Membership of Committees/Boards

• Member of the Alexander Carmichael Advisory Board, Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh

• Initiator and director of the interdisciplinary research project “The Power of Words in Traditional European

Cultures”.

• Corresponding Fellow (The Netherlands) of the Centre for the Study of Religion in Celtic Societies at

Lampeter, University of Wales

• Member of the Editorial Board of Yorkshire Celtic Studies

• Member of the Consultative Committee for Peritia. Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland.

• Member of the Board of the Dutch Association for the History of Religions (Nederlands Genootschap

voor Godsdienstwetenschap); from 2008 as vice president

Organisation of Conferences

• 3-4 November 2006 ‘Social Cohesion and the Role of Religious Studies in Secondary Education’, Autumn

Conference of the Dutch Association for the History of Religions, Kontakt der Kontinenten, Soesterberg

Co-organiser and chair of three sessions

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Organisation of Forthcoming Conferences

• Coleraine, 14-16 February 2008.

Invited papers

• ‘Druïden, herten en woorden met bovennatuurlijke kracht. Omgaan met het kwaad in middeleeuws Ierland

Invited speaker, ‘Keltische beestenbende’, Keltisch Colloquium organised by the Stichting Van Hamel voor

Keltische Studies, Utrecht University

• ‘Miraculous Magic in Medieval Ireland: the epaid, ‘spell, charm’. Part 1’’, 2 June 2007

Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Seminar at University College Dublin, Ireland. Invited lecture at the occasion of the

400th anniversary year of the foundation of the Irish Franciscan College in Leuven – ‘The writing and

transmission of Irish history’, 16 February 2007

• ‘Performing supernatural arts through verbal power in medieval Ireland

Invited speaker, ‘Textperformanzen im Mittelalter und der frühen Neuzeit’, N.W.O. & S.N.F. Symposium

organised by the University of Amsterdam & the University of Zürich, Netherlands Institute for Advanced

Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, 25 October 2006.

• ‘Saints and spells in early medieval Ireland

Key-note speaker (by invitation), The Ninth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Helsinki, Finland,

22 September 2006

• ‘Miraculous Magic in Medieval Ireland

Invited lecture at the Institute for Slavonic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 19

September 2006

• ‘Miraculous Magic in medieval Ireland: the epaid, ‘spell, charm’. Part 2’

Invited Speaker, The Second Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica, Moscow State University & the Institute

for Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, 15 September 2006

Awards

• VIDI Research grant (EUR 600,000) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for

‘The Power of Words in Medieval Ireland’ (2007-2011)

(Awarded in 2006)

• Grants (in total: GBP 7,000) for research project ‘Celtic Cosmology and the Power of Words’ (British

Academy Small Research Grant – GBP 5000; the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History

and Civilization of University College Dublin – GBP 1000; and the University of Ulster – GBP 1000)

(Awarded in 2007)

de Brún

Membership of Committees/Boards

• Member of the Irish Language Broadcast Fund Committee (part of Screen N.Ireland) which is responsible

for allocating the £12 million made available by the British and Irish governments as part of the Good

Friday Agreement .

(September 2004 – November 2006)

• Member of the Department of Education ‘Project Board for the Review of Irish-medium Education’

(recommended by the Bain Report (2006). This group will be responsible for the review of Irish-medium

education for the Minister.

(February 2007 – May 2008)

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Commissions

• Co-author with Dr Eamon Phoenix of ‘Oidhreacht Feirste’, an exhibition commissioned by Foras na Gaeilge

of text and images on the history of the Irish language in Belfast from earliest times to the present day.

The exhibition was launched on 13th October 2006 at a gala dinner hosted by the Deputy Lord Mayor

of Belfast, Ruth Patterson, in Belfast City Hall as part of centenary celebrations. The exhibition was also

produced as a commemorative booklet.

(October 2006)

• Commissioned by Bord na Leabhar na Gaeilge in to write a novel in Irish based around events in WW2. For

publication in 2009-10.

(December 2006)

Invited Lectures

• Invited talk at Belfast International Film Festival screening of Mise Éire (1959)

Fomin

Membership of Committees

• Secretary of Societas Celto-Slavica

• Organiser and invited speaker, The Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica, Moscow

State University and Institute for Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 13-17 September 2006

• Member, organising committee, Conference on Celtic Cosmology, Coleraine, February 2007

• Organiser of international Conference on Sacred Topology in Early Ireland and Early India, 20-22 May 2007

• Principle Investigator of the project on Sacred Topology in Early Ireland and Early India, funded by the

British Academy and Russian Academy of Sciences.

Editorships

• General Editor, Studia Celto-Slavica series

• Editor, Parallels between Celtic and Slavic: Studia Celto-Slavica I, edited by Séamus Mac Mathúna and Maxim

Fomin, Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies, University of Ulster, The Stationery Office, Coleraine,

2006 (published September 2006)

• Editor, Sacred Topology and Religious Paradigm Shift in Early Ireland and Early India (with V. Vertogradova

and S. Mac Mathúna), Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph Series (in progress)

• Editor, Celto-Slavica in Moscow. Proceedings of the Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-

Slavica held between 14-17 September 2006 at Moscow State University and Institute for Linguistics

(Moscow) (with T. Mikhailova, S. Mac Mathúna and G. Bondarenko), Moscow: Moscow State University

Publishers (in press)

• Contributor and Assistant Editor, Indo-Irish Anthology of Writing, joint project between University of Ulster

and Jawaharlal Nehru University (in progress)

Research Project Roles

• Adviser and collaborator to LDT (Linking Dictionaries and Texts) and CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts)

projects

• Co-principal investigator of Celto-Indica research project funded by British Academy: Religious Paradigm

Shift in early Celtic and early Indian civilisations

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Hughes

Membership of Committees

• Member Irish National Committee of Atlas Linguaraum Europae project funded by

UNESCO

• Member of editorial panel of Journal of Celtic Linguistics

• Chair of the McCracken Cultural Society in Belfast.

Editorships

• Irish-language reviews editor for journal Seanchas Ard Mhacha

Invited Lectures

• Invited talk on the prospects for Irish-medium education at third level to national

conference organised by Fiontar at Dublin City University. Paper published.

Lavelle

Research Project Roles

• Appointed Research Assistant on Linking Dictionary and Texts research project, 2005/06

Awards

• Awarded Vera Furness Research Assistantship to carry out research on Modern Irish Concise Dictionary

Research Project, 2006/07

• Awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Research Studentship to carry out doctoral research on Modern Irish

lexicography, 2007

Mac Coinnigh

Awards

• Awarded post-doctoral IRCHSS (Republic of Ireland) Fellowship 2006 to carry out research on Irish

proverbs at University College Cork

Mac Mathúna

Honours

• President Societas Celto-Slavica

• President Indo-Irish Literary and Philological Society

• Chair, Celtic Sudies Sub-Panel, Research Assessment Exercise 2008

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Membership of Committees

• Member Arts and Humanities Council’s Peer Review College

• Member Léann na Gaeilge, National Committee for Irish, Royal Irish Academy

• Member Organizing Committee, Celtic Cosmology Conference, University of Ulster, February 2008

Membership of External Appointments Panels

• Appointments Panel, Chair in Modern Irish, University College Cork, 2006

• Appointments Panel, Professorship and Head of School, School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and

Linguistics, University College Dublin, 2006

• Assessor, Professorship, School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, University

College Dublin, 2006

• Assessor, Associate Professorship in School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, UCD, 2006

• Assessor, Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship Schemes, Irish Research Council for the

Humanities and Social Sciences, 2003-06

External Examiner Roles

• Doctoral thesis in Early and Medieval Irish, University College, Cork, 2006

• External Examiner, Early and Medieval Irish (including M.A. and Ph.D theses) University College Dublin,

2006/07

• External Examiner, Celtic Studies (including M.A. and Ph.D theses), University of Aberdeen, 2006/07

• Master’s thesis, Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow, 2006

Editorships

• Editor, Studia Celto-Slavica

• Editor-in-Chief, Concise Modern Irish Dictionary

• Consultant Editor, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

• Editorial Board, Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge, Royal Irish Academy

• Editorial Board, Published Additions and Corrections to Dictionary of the Irish Language (RIA)

Research Project Roles

• Editor-in-Chief, Concise Dictionary of Modern Irish

• Co-principal Investigator, Celto-Slavica and Celto-Indica research projects

• Director, Ulster Corpus of Written and Spoken Irish

Invited Papers

• Second International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica, Moscow State University, 14-17 September, 2006

• JNU, New Delhi

Reviewer

• Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie

• The Catholic Historical Review, Washington D.C.

Contributor

• The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Cultures

• The Encyclopaedia of Ireland

• Dictionary of National Biography

• History of the Irish Book

• BBC Television, BBC Radio Ulster, Raidio na Gaeltachta, Sveriges Radio

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Consultant

• Consultant, Irish Language, Oxford English Dictionary

Visiting Professorships

• JNU, New Delhi

Mac a’Phearsain

Invited Lectures

• Invited by BBC Scotland to script and present a Gaelic-language documentary on the North West

Company’s fur trading Highland/Metis men and women and their conflict with the emigration

schemes of Lord Selkirk.

• Invited submission of book of original Scottish Gaelic poetry with Irish translations, Coiscéim, Dublin,

2007

McCaul

Membership of Committees

• Member of Editorial Committee of Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha

• Secretary of Foilseacháin Leath Choinn

Invited Lectures

• Annual lecture on ‘Coláiste Bhríde agus an Ghaeilge in Ó Méith’ for Newry and Mourne District Council’s

‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’, February 2005

• Annual Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Lecture for Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha, 19 October 2005

Ó Corráin

Memberships

• Vice-president, Societas Celtologica Nordica

• Committee, International Congress of Celtic Studies

• Management Board, RIA Digital Humanities Observatory

• Irish Board, Atlas Linguarum Europae

• International Colloquium for Celtic Texts and Contexts

• Board, University Council for Modern Languages (Northern Ireland)

• Board, Colmcille Program, University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

• Board, Éigse Cholm Cille

External Examiner/Assessor Roles

• External Examiner, National University of Ireland, University College Dublin (including M.A., M.Phil and

PhD theses), 2004-2007

• Celtic Studies Academic Censor, University of Oslo, 2005-2008

• Appointment Panel, Lectureship in Irish, University College Dublin, 2006

• External Assessor, Associate Professorship, University College Dublin, 2006

• Appointment Panel, Lecturer in Celtic, Uppsala, 2007

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• Appointment Panel, Visiting Professorship in Irish, Oslo, 2006

• Thematic Projects Grants, ROI, 2006-7

Editorships

• Editor, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

• Editorial Board, Commentarius Rinuccinianus

Research Project Roles

• Joint Editor-in-Chief, Concise Dictionary of Modern Irish

• Joint Director, Ulster Corpus of Written and Spoken Irish

• Joint Managing Director, A Languages Strategy for Northern Ireland

Invited Lectures

• Centre for European Research, Gothenburg

• Second Colloquium on Language Typology, Gothenburg

• International Colloquium for Celtic Texts and Contexts, Oslo

• Tenth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Gothenburg

• Celtic Studies Symposium, Uppsala

• Celtic Texts and Contexts Symposium, Galway

Contributor

• National Dictionary of Irish Biography

• History of the Irish Book

Reviewer

• Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie

• Studia Celtica

Visiting Professorships

University of Uppsala

Ó Dónaill

Organisation of forthcoming conferences

• Eurocall Conference, University of Ulster, 5-8 September 2007 (with other staff)

Ó Mianáin

Membership of Committees

• Member of An Coise Téarmaíochta (The National Terminology Committee) in Dublin

• Member of An Fochoiste Ainmneacha Dílse (the Proper Name Sub-Committee) of An Coiste Téarmaíochta

• Member of the Translation Advisory Board of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

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• Member of the Linguistic Advisory Board of the new English-Irish Dictionary of Foras na Gaeilge

Editorships

• Editor-in-chief of Taighde agus Teagasc 6. A member of the editorial panel of Taighde agus Teagasc 1-5

Research Project Roles

• Co-ordinating Editor Concise Dictionary of Modern Irish

Ó Murchú

Memberships of Committees

• Chair of Examiners (Advanced Extension Award, A and AS Levels), Northern Ireland Council for

Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

• Member of Consultative Translation Committee, Linguistic Diversity Branch, Northern Ireland Department

of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Sewell

Memberships

• Member of FLGA (Forum for Local Government and the Arts).

• Member of organising committee of Many Voices, a festival of literary readings and workshops at UU

Research Project Roles

• Co-editor of The Oxford History of the Irish Book project (ongoing), leading to The Oxford History of the

Irish Book, Vol.2 (OUP)

Invited Lectures

• ‘Meeting at the Crossroads: Irish Writers and Russian Literature’, at Ireland and Russia: history, the rule of

law and the changing international system, a conference at NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 24-25 November 2006

Readings

• Poetry Reading (along with Cathal Ó Searcaigh) in Ballycastle, Many Voices Literary Festival, 21 February

2007

Media consultation roles

• RTE Radio Series Scribhneoirí faoi Chaibidil – took part in a programme regarding the poetry of Cathal

Ó Searcaigh. Programme produced by Cathal Póirtéir, hosted by Alan Titley; discussion featuring Pádraig de

Paor and Frank Sewell; March 2007ith

Memberships

• 2003-present: Assistant Treasurer of Éigse Cholm Cille, a society whose objectives are the promotion of the

study of Irish literature emanating from the North-West region and the cultivation of new writing in Irish

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Visiting Roles

• Appointed Visiting Professor, University of Oslo

Invited Lectures

• Invited to give concluding talk, at monthly Colloquium of Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut der Universität

Bonn: “The Modern Irish novel, An Druma Mór, by Seosamh Mac Grianna”, December 2006

• Invited to address the Annual Weekend Seminar of the Rhein Valley Irish Association (Alsace & Adjacent

Areas of Germany & Switzerland) in the Vosges near Kaysersberg on three topics: ‘Medieval Irish Learned

Poetry’, ‘The Irish Literary Tradition of County Fermanagh’ and ‘Seosamh Mac Grianna’s An Druma Mór

and its Importance for Our Understanding of Irish Identity’. The other guest speaker was Nobel Prize-

Winner, John Hume

Contributor

• Contributor on ‘Medieval Irish Learned Verse’ to The History of the Irish Book, Volume 1 (forthcoming)

Toner

Editorial Boards

• Ainm: a journal of names studies, Queen’s University Belfast

• Aiste, a journal of Scottish and Irish literature (Glasgow)

• CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts, UUC)

Memberships

• Member of Advisory Board for the Early Irish Glossaries Database, Cambridge (AHRC-funded project

run by Paul Russell)

• Committee member of Societas Celto-Slavica

• Committee member of Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies Special Interest Group

in Less-widely used, Lesser Taught Languages.

Research Project Roles

• Director, eDiL (Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language: AHRC-funded project)

• Director, Linking Dictionaries and Texts (In collaboration with University College Cork: Higher Education

Authority, Republic of Ireland North-South Collaborative Research Programme)

• Director, CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Applied Irish language research: funded by

Department of Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland)

Wmffre

Invited Lectures

• ‘Irish and Bretons in early medieval Wales and Brittany’

Invited lecture at University College Cork, 21 March 2007

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