Opening talk: Dr Eoin Mac Cárthaigh (TCD)
Closing lecture: Prof. Damian McManus (TCD)
Dr Mícheál Hoyne (DIAS)
Scoláire taighde i Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh in Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath is ea Mícheál Hoyne. Bhain sé amach dochtúireacht i gColáiste na Tríonóide faoi stiúradh an Ollaimh Damian McManus sa bhliain 2013 agus, sarar aistrigh sé go dtí an Institiúid, chaith sé bliain i mbun taighde agus teagaisc i Marburg na Gearmáine.
Dr Síle Ní Mhurchú (DIAS)
Is scoláire iardhochtúireachta í Síle i Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath. Na príomhréimsí spéise atá aici ná na laoithe fiannaíochta agus na dánta grá.
Katie Ní Loinsigh (DCU)
Mac léinn dochtúireachta in Fiontar, Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath is ea Katie Ní Loingsigh, agus tá sí tar éis bunachar nathanna cainte a chruthú as saothar an Athar Peadar Ó Laoghaire. Rugadh agus tógadh i mBaile Mhúirne í agus bhain sí bunchéim amach sa Dlí agus Gaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh mar aon le MA in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, OÉ Gaillimh. Ina dhiaidh sin, d’éirigh léi post a fháil mar chúntóir eagarthóireachta taighde in Fiontar agus bronnadh comhaltacht taighde uirthi chun tabhairt faoi PhD ann. Is sa ról sin atá sí ag tabhairt faoin taighde ar nathanna cainte as saothar an Athar Peadar Ó Laoghaire.
Dr Chantal Kobel (TCD)
Chantal received her B.A. in Old and Modern Irish in TCD and a MA in Archives and Records Management in UCD. Recently, Chantal completed her PhD in Early Irish at TCD. Chantal currently teaches at the Department of Irish and Celtic Languages at TCD and the Department of Early Irish at National University of Ireland Maynooth. Her research interests include Old and Middle Irish language, the development of the language, and textual editing.
Axel Harlos (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
Axel’s PhD thesis is concerned with an edition and translation of Saltair na Rann’s prose rendering in the Leabhar Breac, together with commentary on language and content. He currently works in a research project which aims to specify strategies for the identification of syntactic roles of argument constituents in Middle Welsh clauses. The project is part of a research program within the larger research focus “Exploring Fundmental Linguistic Categories”, namely the “Syntax-Semantic Interface” which sets out to explore the relations of form and meaning in a cross-linguistic perspective. Axel has also taught classes on Medieval Irish and Middle Welsh literature and language since 2010.
Dr Nicole Volmering (TCD)
Dr Volmering is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Irish and Celtic Languages in Trinity College Dublin. She previously held an O’Donovan Scholarship at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and completed her PhD as a De Finibus Fellow in University College Cork. She is also a Trinity graduate and holds degrees in English from the Radboud University.
Christina Cleary (TCD)
Christina completed a BA in Early and Modern Irish at Trinity College Dublin and subsequently her Master’s degree in Philipps-Universität Marburg. Currently she is in the final year of her PhD in the Department of Irish, Trinity College Dublin, and her thesis is entitled: ‘A critical investigation of Aislinge Óenguso and other remscéla Tána Bó Cúailnge in MS Egerton 1782 and other MSS.’ Christina also lectures in Old Irish for Uppsala Universitet, Sweden. Her research interests include textual criticism, Early Irish literature and language and codicology.
Patrick McCoy (Harvard)
Patrick McCoy is currently a PhD candidate in the Harvard Celtic Department. He received a B.A. in Medieval Studies and Classics from the University of Notre Dame, a Postgraduate Diploma and an M.Phil. in Early Irish from Trinity College, Dublin, and an A.M. from Harvard.
Dr Fangzhe Qiu (NUIM)
Fangzhe Qiu (PhD, UCC, 2015) currently works as a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC-funded project Chronologicon Hibernicum in Maynooth University. He was an O’Donovan scholar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. His research interests include historical linguistics, early Irish law and poetry.