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Dr. Emma Nic Charthaigh

Biography

Emma Nic Cárthaigh is a lecturer below the bar in the Irish Section of the School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication at the University of Limerick. She has worked with the Locus Project (http://www.ucc.ie/locus/) since 2003 and with the De Finibus Project (http://definibus.ucc.ie/) since 2009, both of which have been funded by the IRCHSS. Her research interests include onomastics, medieval Irish literature and bardic poetry.

Research Interests

Emma's primary research interests include continuing contributions to Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge / Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames (a Locus Project publication); commentary on Irish onomastics; edition and translation with commentary of medieval Irish prose texts; edition and translation with commentary of classical modern Irish (or bardic) poetry; studies on early modern Latin translations of medieval Irish poetry; Christian representations of Heaven, Hell and the Afterlife in medieval Ireland; and comparative studies of medieval Irish, modern Irish and Anglo-Saxon poetic texts concerning Christ and the Cross and features of the lament on the death of Christ.

Teaching Interests

Emma is currently teaching part or all of each of the following modules at UL:

GA4153 Litríocht agus Saíocht na Gaeilge c.1250-c.1690
GA4141 Teanga, Sochaí agus Saíocht 1
GA4142 Teanga, Sochaí agus Saíocht 2
GA4146 Litríocht agus Saíocht 1250-1690
GA4156 Litríocht agus Saíocht 1690-1850
GA4115 Irish Language (ab initio) 1
GA4116 Irish Language (ab initio) 2
GA4011 Celtic Civilisation: Culture, Language and Representations
GA4012 Celtic Civilisation: Continuity and Change

She lectured full-time and part-time in the Department of Early and Medieval Irish at UCC from 2004 to 2012. The modules she has taught include:

CC2003 Early Celtic lyric poetry

CC2004 Learned traditions in the Celtic countries

CC3001 The Mabinogi

CC6003 Early Irish Text (reading the Old Irish tale Airne Fíngein in the original language)

CC6005 Postgraduate research seminar (reading eschatalogical texts from the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum)

GA3031 Cúlra litríochta na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge

GA3032 Staidéar bunúsach ar an tSean-Ghaeilge




Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2009 De Finibus Project, University College Cork - Post-doctoral Fellow
  • 2005 The Locus Project, University College Cork - Research assistant
  • 2005 Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork - Part-time temporary lecturer
  • 2004 Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork - Full-time temporary lecturer
  • 2003 Locus Project, University College Cork - Research assistant
  • 2001 Departments of English Philology and Celtic Philology, Catholic University, Lublin, Poland - Lecturer
  • 1999 Departments of English Philology and Celtic Philology, Catholic University, Lublin, Poland - Lecturer

Education

  • 2009 University College Cork - PhD
  • 1999 University College Cork - M.Phil.
  • 1997 University College Cork - H.Dip.Ed.
  • 1996 University College Cork - BA

Association

  • Researcher / Assistant Editor, Locus Project, University College Cork
  • Advisor, Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, University College Cork
  • Member of Advisory Board, Project: Reading Early Modern Irish: a digital guide to Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-1650), University of Connecticut

Language

  • Gaeilge (Irish)

Publications

Book Chapters

2015

‘Mo cheithre rainn duit, a Dhonnchaidh. Advice to a prince by Tadhg (mac Dáire) Mac Bruaideadha'
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2015) ‘Mo cheithre rainn duit, a Dhonnchaidh. Advice to a prince by Tadhg (mac Dáire) Mac Bruaideadha'
In Clerics, Kings and Vikings: essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin; Dublin : Four Courts Press pp. 490-517

2014

The fifteen signs of Doomsday in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2014) The fifteen signs of Doomsday in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum
In The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology ; Aberystwyth, Wales : Celtic Studies Publications pp. 753-760

2014

The 'Seven Heavens' in the Modern Recension of In Tenga Bithnua
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2014) The 'Seven Heavens' in the Modern Recension of In Tenga Bithnua
In The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology; Aberystwyth, Wales : Celtic Studies Publications pp. 211-283

2014

A Handlist of Irish Eschatological Texts
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2014) A Handlist of Irish Eschatological Texts
In The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology ; Aberystwyth, Wales : Celtic Studies Publications pp. 825-854

2014

A Homily concerning the Resurrection and the Harrowing of Hell from the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2014) A Homily concerning the Resurrection and the Harrowing of Hell from the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum
In The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology ; Aberystwyth, Wales : Celtic Studies Publications pp. 483-493

2014

The Day of Judgement and the Experience of Hell in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2014) The Day of Judgement and the Experience of Hell in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum
In The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology ; Aberystwyth, Wales : Celtic Studies Publications pp. 721-751

2013

Mór a-tá ar theagasc flatha: Speculum principis le Tadhg mac Dáire Mheic Bhruaideadha
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2013) Mór a-tá ar theagasc flatha: Speculum principis le Tadhg mac Dáire Mheic Bhruaideadha
In Séimhfhear Suairc. Aistí in omós don Ollamh Breandán Ó Conchúir; An Daingean : An Sagart pp. 139-180

2011

Updating the Onomasticon: challenges
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2011) Updating the Onomasticon: challenges
In Edmund Hogan's Onomasticon Goedelicum: Reconsiderations; Dublin : Irish Texts Society pp. 81-102

2007

Surviving the Flood: revenants and antediluvian lore in medieval Irish texts.
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2007) Surviving the Flood: revenants and antediluvian lore in medieval Irish texts.
In Transmission and transformation in the Middle Ages. Texts and contexts.; Dublin : Four Courts Press pp. 40-64

2004

Tadhg Ó Neachtuin: a man of lists.
Nic Cárthaigh, E.
(2004) Tadhg Ó Neachtuin: a man of lists.
In Cín Chille Chúile: texts, saints and places. Essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain.; Aberystwyth, Wales : Celtic Studies Publications pp. 208-224

Edited Books

2014


(2014)
In The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology; Carey, J., Nic Cárthaigh, E., and Ó Dochartaigh, C.(Ed.) Aberystwyth, Wales : Celtic Studies Publications pp. 1-944

Peer Reviewed Journals

2010

Romancing the bards: early-modern Latin translations of Irish poetry.
Harris, J; Nic Cárthaigh, E;
(2010) Romancing the bards: early-modern Latin translations of Irish poetry.
In Renaessanceforum; pp. 149-165

Conference Contributions

2015

Seimineár Léann na Gaeilge, Ollscoil Luimnigh
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2015) Seimineár Léann na Gaeilge, Ollscoil Luimnigh
Ollscoil Luimnigh

2013

Dúchas: Éigse do Thiobraid Árann
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2013) Dúchas: Éigse do Thiobraid Árann
Conradh na Gaeilge, an tAonach, Tiobraid Árann

2013

Lifelong Learning Programme/Erasmus Teacher Mobility
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2013) Lifelong Learning Programme/Erasmus Teacher Mobility
Zakład Języków i Literatur Celtyckich, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland

2013

Lifelong Learning Programme/Erasmus Teacher Mobility
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2013) Lifelong Learning Programme/Erasmus Teacher Mobility
Zakład Języków i Literatur Celtyckich, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland

2012

Seminar of Department of Old and Middle Irish, NUIG
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2012) Seminar of Department of Old and Middle Irish, NUIG
National University of Ireland Galway

2011

Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2011) Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar
University College Cork

2011

Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2011) Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar
University College Cork

2011

Insular Studies Seminar
Emma Nic Cárthaigh and Nicole Volmering
(2011) Insular Studies Seminar
University College Cork

2011

25th Irish Conference of Medievalists
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2011) 25th Irish Conference of Medievalists
NUI Galway

2011

14th International Congress of Celtic Studies
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2011) 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies
NUI Maynooth

2010

Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar, University College Cork
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2010) Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar, University College Cork
University College Cork

2010

The joint twelfth annual Irish Texts Society seminar / Third international conference on the early medieval toponomy of Ireland and Scotland: Edmund Hogan's Onomasticon Goedelicum (1910-2010)
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2010) The joint twelfth annual Irish Texts Society seminar / Third international conference on the early medieval toponomy of Ireland and Scotland: Edmund Hogan's Onomasticon Goedelicum (1910-2010)
University College Cork

2010

Launch of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2010) Launch of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland
Trinity College Dublin

2010

Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland Ireland 20th Annual Conference
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2010) Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland Ireland 20th Annual Conference
Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen, Wales

2009

Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2009) Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Seminar
University College Cork

2009

The Earliest Strata: The second international conference on the early medieval toponymy of Ireland and Scotland
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2009) The Earliest Strata: The second international conference on the early medieval toponymy of Ireland and Scotland
Queen's University Belfast

2009

Research seminar of the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2009) Research seminar of the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork
University College Cork

2008

Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research Seminar
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2008) Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research Seminar
University College Cork

2008

Research Seminar of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, University College Cork
Emma Nic Cárthaigh and Jason Harris
(2008) Research Seminar of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, University College Cork
University College Cork

2008

Research Seminar of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, University College Cork
Emma Nic Cárthaigh and Jason Harris
(2008) Research Seminar of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, University College Cork
University College Cork

2007

Texts and Contexts IV: The Role of Latin in Early Modern Europe
Emma Nic Cárthaigh and Jason Harris
(2007) Texts and Contexts IV: The Role of Latin in Early Modern Europe
Aarhus University Conference Centre, Sandbjerg, Denmark

2007

Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research Seminar
Emma Nic Cárthaigh
(2007) Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research Seminar
University College Cork