Author Archives: Ann Buckley

About Ann Buckley

Senior Research Fellow, Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, School of English, Queen's University Belfast Research Associate, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin Coordinator, Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI)

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Portugal

A call for doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in Portugal has just opened; applications will be accepted until the end of September. Link:

Manuel Pedro Ferreira (CESEM/Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas-Universidade Nova de Lisboa: will advise and support, in September, the writing of individual applications by young scholars with previous experience with medieval sources, whose aims (study of chant genres, notational practices, international connections, etc.) relate to the contents and development of the Portuguese Early Music database ( or to the analysis of specific features in the 13th-century Cantigas de Santa Maria (Lisbon CSM database).

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Event: Irish Song Symposium, QUB, 18-19 September 2014

A Symposium on Irish Song from its beginnings to 1800 will take place at Queen’s University Belfast on 18th-19th September. The symposium is organised in association with the AHRC-funded research project on Irish song, which is based in the School of English, Queen’s University Belfast, and which aims to develop an historical typology of Irish Song from the earliest examples to the end of the 17th century. 

Early registration is advised as places are limited.

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Full details on our website:

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Post-Doc Research Fellowship at QUB

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Irish Song.

Closing date: 11 January 2013

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Conference: Medieval Artefacts: Making and Meaning c. 500-1500

Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Symposium
Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
4 May 2012

For further information and to register, please contact Caoimhe Whelan .

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Conference: Music and the Stars

Music and the Stars: mathematics in medieval Ireland

RSAI First international conference on the history of science in medieval Ireland

National Library of Ireland, 17–18 July 2012

The event is a 2-day interdisciplinary conference on the history of science in medieval Ireland. Papers, delivered by an international panel of speakers, will elaborate the model of mathematics provided by medieval education, with reference to extant manuscripts of Irish provenance. Discussions of the mathematical content of the great artistic and literary achievements of the period will be included. Papers will also explore the manner in which a truly interdisciplinary approach, inspired by this model, may be applied to education today.

Speakers include: Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute, London), Howard Clarke (RIA), Siobhán Fitzpatrick (RIA), David Howlett (Oxford), Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (NUI Galway), Maura Ó Cróinín (NUI Galway), Pádraig P. Ó Néill (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), Marina Smyth (Univ. of Notre Dame), Robert Stevick (Univ. of Washington), Immo Warntjes (Univ. of Greifswald).

The cost of the conference is €50 per person. For further details and to book a place please contact

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Conference: ‘The Life and Writings of Helen Waddell (1889–1965)’

Date: 11–12 May 2012

Venue: Humanities Postgraduate Centre, Queen’s  University Belfast,
18 College Green, Belfast.

Registration Fee: £15 sterling (Buffet Dinner: £15)

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Event: The Medieval Office for St Canice, Kilkenny, 3 April 2011

Music in Kilkenny Presents

‘O pastor pie Cannice’

The Medieval Office for St Canice

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Schola Hyberniae

Director – Giovanna Feeley


The Choir of St Canice’s Cathedral Kilkenny

Conductor – Malcolm Proud

Black Abbey, Kilkenny


Sunday 3 April 2011 @ 4pm



Schola Hyberniae will present the first modern performance of the medieval Irish office for St Canice. It has been edited by Ann Buckley from a late 15th-century Irish antiphoner now in Trinity College Dublin, and believed to have been written for St Canice’s Cathedral Kilkenny.

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For further information, please contact Susan Proud

Music in Kilkenny
is supported by an Arts Grant from Kilkenny County Council and the Camphill Community of Ballytobin.

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