Event: Palaeography and Manuscript-Based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Workshop, 31 August – 1 September 2015, UCC

Themes covered:

* Palaeography and Codicology;

* Insular Scripts and Scribal Techniques;

* The Corpus of Medieval Irish Manuscripts;

* Modern Irish Manuscript Tradition;

* The Challenges of Editing: variant copies, critical v. diplomatic editions, normalisation, etc.;

* Digital Technology and Manuscript Research.

Enquiries to:

Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh,

Dept. of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork.


Is iad na hábhair a phléifear:

* Scripteanna Oileánda agus Modhanna Oibre na Scríobhaithe;

* Lámhscríbhinní Meánaoiseacha na hÉireann;

* Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge na Tréimhse Iarchlasaicí;

* Fadhbanna Eagarthóireachta: Malairt Chóipeanna, Eagráin Chriticeacha v. Eagráin

Dhioplamáideacha, Normálú, etc.;

* Léann na Lámhscríbhinní agus an Teicneolaíocht Dhigiteach.

Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón:

Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh,

Roinn na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge, Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh.


Workshop supported by the Graduate School, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences, UCC.

General Information

This year’s ‘Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Workshop’ will be held on 31 August & 1 September 2015 in the O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork. The event is supported by a grant from the Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC; therefore there is no tuition fee.

The final timetable may be downloaded here.

The postgraduate workshop is aimed at MA, MPhil and PhD students wishing to receive research training in the use of Irish manuscripts, whether Medieval or Modern. The workshop takes place over two days in University College Cork and comprises several intensive seminars led by experts in the relevant fields. A wide range of manuscripts compiled in Ireland will be discussed including Old, Middle and Modern Irish texts as well as Latin and early English materials. Particular emphasis is placed on familiarising students with scripts and abbreviations, and on practical editing exercises. The seminar leaders are encouraged to share palaeographical issues from their own research with the students and to explore how certain difficulties can be overcome. The focus of the workshop is on skills applicable to a number of related research fields and on the creative exchange of expertise. There is also an opportunity for students to broaden their palaeographical experience beyond their own subject area.

Information for Visitors to UCC: www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/

Accommodation: www.uccconferencing.ie/walking-distance/ 

Department of Early and Medieval Irish, UCC: www.ucc.ie/en/smg/

Can this workshop be taken for Credit or Audit?

UCC students may take this workshop as a ten credit module (CC6008) if they complete a related project afterwards. This module is an option for registered students of the MA in Early and Medieval Irish and the MA in Celtic Civilisation in UCC.

PhD students in other subject areas in UCC may opt to take CC6008 as a discipline-specific postgraduate training module. This is available for credit to students studying in related disciplines and will not contribute to the final degree award. Such students intending to take CC6008 are advised to contact the module coordinator Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh in the first instance.

Postgraduate students from other universities are also welcome to attend this workshop. UCC has no formal procedure for those who wish to audit this workshop (i.e. students may attend the sessions without completion of assessment). However, after attending the full two days of the workshop and with the agreement with the module co-ordinator Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, a student (UCC or otherwise) may apply to the Department of Early and Medieval Irish to be issued with a letter stating that the student audited the module. In such cases, the module will not appear on a student transcript.

CC6008 may also be taken on an individual basis as a Postgraduate Flexi-Option which allows you to experience an area of postgraduate study, without committing yourself to a full postgraduate programme.


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