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)

2016 UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures

The UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures aims to sustain an ongoing conversation about Shakespeare in Ireland – in performance, in books, in history.

Remembering and forgetting Shakespeare in 1916.

This talk addresses what it means to remember Shakespeare in 2016, and reflects on the forgetting that is also required: forgetting not only aspects of Shakespeare’s life, work and legacy, but also that of certain of his contemporaries, notably those who died in the same year (Cervantes, Beaumont) or whose significant publication (the Jonson folio) has been overshadowed in subsequent centuries by Shakespeare’s cultural dominance.

With Prof. Gordon McMullan (King’s College, London)

For further details please see the following link:


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CFP: Monastic Journeys from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Vienna, November 17–19, 2016

The conference on “Monastic Journeys from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Religious Aspirations, Political Goals and Economic Concerns” welcomes contributions on Eastern and Western monasticisms. It will focus on monks travelling over long distances, despite the monastic rule of stabilitas loci.

Monastic journeys reveal the broad social functions of the monks in late antique and medieval societies. They show in what ways monasticism was regularly used to meet political needs. One may also consider the sacred geography and the holy places of power linked by those movements. Practical issues such as logistics, financing and distant accommodation may be addressed, as well as the role of monks in interreligious dialogue. The geographic frame is the wider Mediterranean and continental Europe. The period under consideration extends from the 4th to the 15th century.

Communications are expected to last 20 minutes. They will be presented preferably in English, but German and French are also accepted. 

Please send your title and a brief summary by 30 April 2016 to the following address:

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Celebrating the Saints: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars

Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
October 28-9, 2016

The Department of Irish and Celtic Languages and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute are pleased to announce that they are hosting an interdisciplinary symposium entitled ‘Celebrating the Saints: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars’. This symposium calls attention to martyrologies and saints’ calendars from the early medieval to early modern period in both Latin and the vernacular, and brings together scholars from diverse fields of expertise. Over the space of two days, the symposium will feature contributions from historians, Celticists, Latinists, Anglo-Saxonists and theologians, as well as a round table discussion with a view to exploring new comparative approaches and avenues for future research. The keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Pádraig Ó Riain.

This event will be hosted in the Neill Theatre in the Long Room Hub, on October 28-9, 2016. More information will be posted in due course at

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Event: The Wandering Word: the travels of insular manuscripts, May 2016

Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute

Trinity College Dublin, 5-7 May 2016

Visit the Wandering Word Conference site – click HERE

Read the Program – click HERE

Booking is essential – Register now HERE

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CFP: Parler, crier, chanter: la voix à l’époque romane

26e Colloque international d’art roman
Issoire (Auvergne, Puy-de-Dôme) Halle aux grains
21, 22, 23 octobre 2016


Click here for full announcement

Contact: David Morel :, Nathalie Monio :

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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:

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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

Click here to download invitation.

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