Professor Donnchadh O'Corráin

Professor Donnchadh O'Corráin

MA, DLitt (MRIA), Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University College Cork
Professor Donnchadh O'Corráin

He founded and directed the ArCH, CELT and MultiText Projects in UCC. His interests include: the history of the Early middle ages (fifth to twelfth centuries), and especially early medieval Irish history, Irish law, the Irish church, Medieval Irish literature, Irish culture, genealogy, Irish manuscripts, Viking studies, computer applications in the humanities, especially the creation of corpora and the analysis of text (including SGML/TEI mark-up).

Some of his many publication include: Ireland before the Normans (Dublin 1972); (with Margaret MacCurtain) Women in Irish History: the Historic Dimension (Dublin 1978); Celtic Ireland (Dublin 1981); (with Fidlema Maguire) Irish Names (Dublin 1981, 1990); (ed) Irish Antiquity: Essays and studies presented to M. J. O’Kelly (Dublin 1981, 1994); Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of James Carney (Maynooth 1989)(ed) James Hogan (1898–1963): Revolutionary, Historian & Political Scientist (Dublin 2000); (ed) Gaelic Ireland: Four Studies by James Hogan (Dublin 2000); with John Sheehan & Patrick F. Wallace (ed), The Viking Age: Ireland and the West—Proceedings of the XVth Viking Congress (Cork 2005); Medieval Irish Books, a monograph of 650 pages on Irish manuscripts and texts in Latin, Irish, Anglo-Norman French and English from the sixth to sixteenth centuries (Dublin 2009).

He has also written some seventy-five papers on Irish law, literature, social structure, genealogy, and Viking studies.


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