The Leverhulme Trust has made a grant to the Department for an international network entitled ‘Converting the Isles: Conversion to Christianity in the Insular World’. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh will serve as Principal Investigator for the grant, working in collaboration with her co-applicant, Roy Flechner. A Network Facilitator for the grant will be appointed in due course. A colloquium on one aspect of the theme will be held on 12 May in the Department; for further details click here.
Megan Cavell, who has just completed her PhD in ASNC on Old English literature, has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto.
Denis Casey has been awarded a fellowship by the European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) international researcher mobility programme. He will hold his fellowship at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies during 2012-13, conducting research on ‘The intellectual world of Conall Mag Eochagáin: the medieval and early modern contexts of the Annals of Clonmacnoise’.
Congratulations to all concerned!