Author Archives: Ann Buckley

About Ann Buckley

Research Associate, Centre for Medieval History,Trinity College Dublin Coordinator, Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI)

Illuminating the Medieval Psalter Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin

A public lecture by Laura Cleaver

Wednesday, 17th February 2016 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.

There will be a Q&A session immediately following the lecture, followed by the launch of

Latin Psalter manuscripts in Trinity College Dublin and the Chester Beatty Library
by Laura Cleaver & Helen Conrad O’Briain
Copies of the book will be available on the day at a reduced price.


The book of Psalms was at the core of devotional practice in western Christianity throughout the Middle Ages. The study of medieval Latin Psalters provides evidence for the owners, users and makers of each of these unique books. This volume examines Psalter manuscripts as objects, exploring how they were designed and the changes that have been made to them over time. The choices made about text, decoration, size and layout in these manuscripts reveal a diverse range of engagements with the Psalms, as they were sung, read and scrutinized. The book thus sheds new light on some of the treasures of Trinity College Dublin and the Chester Beatty Library.

Laura Cleaver is the Ussher lecturer in medieval art, Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on art produced in England and France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Helen Conrad O’Briain is based in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. She specializes in early Insular Latin, Old English and Old Norse.

For additional details on this book and to see more fabulous images from this book, please visit:

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2015/latin-psalter-manuscripts/

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Launch of Peritia 26

The editors of Peritia, in conjunction with the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute and Brepols, are launching volume 26 of the journal. To  mark the occasion, a limited number of copies will be on sale at a special launch discount. More details about Peritia can be found at http://peritia.ie

Click here to download invitation.

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Irish Conference of Medievalists: Registration and Draft List of Speakers

Online registration is now available for the 29th ICM. A special discount of over 20% is being offered on the registration fee for delegates who sign up by June 1st. The fee will be €40, with a student/pensioner/unwaged rate of €20. The registration fee will cover refreshments as well as the ICM receptions. Booking can also be made for the conference dinner. This year it will be held on July 2ndin The Vintage Kitchen, which is located in the heart of the city centre, on Poolbeg Street, near Trinity College. It is easily accessible from UCD via public transport. Booking is recommended as places are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. The €45 fee covers a three course dinner as well as a generous wine allocation. We have reserved rooms for delegates who wish to use UCD Campus Accommodation. This is located only a few minutes from the ICM venue. However, the number of reserved rooms is limited so we would advise delegates to book early. Rooms are all wifi-enabled and en suite. They cost €59 per night.

Please click here and follow instructions for online booking options.

and here for the draft list of speakers and list of abstracts.

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Monastic Europe: Landscape and Settlement

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
MONASTIC EUROPE: LANDSCAPE AND SETTLEMENT

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‘Begging, Writing and Thinking’

MÍCHEÁL Ó CLÉIRIGH INSTITUTE  8TH DONATUS MOONEY SEMINAR: ‘BEGGING, WRITING AND THINKING’

22 May, 12.15 – 17.00, Room K114, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xls69t33j8abfk4/DMooney2015poster.pdf?dl=0

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ICM 2015

The FMRSI will again sponsor a session at the annual meeting of the Irish Conference of Medievalists, scheduled for 1-3 July 2015. We held a very successful session last year, our first foray at the ICM, and were so delighted that one of the papers at our session, by Emma Anderson (Glasgow/Edinburgh)​, won the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh prize for the best postgraduate presentation.

​The prize is on offer​ again this year, with the continued support of the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute. The award, worth €100, will be announced at the end of the conference. In addition, ​the ICM has​ teamed up with Peritia, the journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, and the winning paper will be offered the chance of publication in the journal.

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Relaunch of Peritia and Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Volumes 26 and 27

Peritia, Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, has recently been relaunched, with a new website: http://peritia.ie

The editors, Prof. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (NUIG) and Dr Elva Johnston (UCD), are currently in the process of completing volume 26 (2015). Authors interested in appearing in this volume are encouraged to submit articles and reviews via e-mail to editors@peritia.ie before the end of June 2015. Submissions after this date will be considered for volume 27 (2016). Before submitting, authors should familiarise themselves with our peer-review policies and style sheet.

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