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Donnchadh Ó Corráin, MA, DLitt (MRIA), Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University College Cork. 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 including: ‘Ireland, Scotland and Wales, c. 700 to the early eleventh century,’ in R. McKitterick (ed), The new Cambridge medieval history ii (Cambridge 1995) 43–63; ‘Ireland, Wales, Man, and the Hebrides,’in Peter Sawyer (ed), The Oxford illustrated history of the Vikings (Oxford & New York 1997) 83–109; ‘Creating the past’, Peritia, 12 (1998) 177–208; ‘The Vikings in Ireland and Scotland in the ninth century,’ ibid. 296–339; ‘Viking Ireland—afterthoughts,’in H. B. Clarke, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh & Raghnall Ó Floinn (ed), Ireland and Scandinavia in the early Viking age (Dublin 1998) 421–52; ‘Muirchertach mac Lochlainn and the Circuit of Ireland, in A. P. Smyth (ed), Seanchas: studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of F. J. Byrne (Dublin 2000) 238–50; Articles ‘Brehon law,’ ‘Uí Néill high kings,’in James S. Donnelly (ed), Encyclopedia of Irish history and culture (2 vols, New York, London, etc. 2004), i 59-60, ii 721; ‘To Chellóc mac Oíbléni: saint and places,’in John Carey, Máire Herbert & Kevin Murray (ed), Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places: essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain (Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications 2004) 258-67; ‘Cad d’imigh ar lámhscríbhinní na hÉireann?,’ in Ruairí Ó hUiginn (ed), Oidhreacht na Iámhscríbhinní, Léachtaí Cholm Chille 34 (Maynooth: An Sagart 2004) 7-27; ‘The synod of Cashel, 1101: conservative or innovative?’, in David Edwards (ed), Regions and rulers in Ireland, c. 1100-1650: essays for Kenneth Nicholls (Dublin & Portland OR: Four Courts 2004) 13-19; ‘The stony Vikings of Cell Belaig,’ in Tom Condit & Christiaan Corlett (ed), Above and beyond: essays in memory of Leo Swan (Bray [Co. Wicklow]: Wordwell 2005) 343-49; ‘From sanctity to depravity: church and society in medieval Ireland’, in Niall Ó Cíosáin (ed), Explaining change in cultural history, Historical Studies, 23 (Dublin: University College Press 2005) 140-62; ‘The Vikings in Ireland’, in Stefan Brink & Neil Price (ed), The Viking world (London: Routledge 2008); ‘Na Lochlannaigh in Éirinn’, in Mícheál de Mórdha (ed), Carl Marstrander: Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaod (An Daingean 2008); ‘National Archives, National Library and Irish Manuscripts Commission,’ in Irish Roots Magazine (Autumn/Winter 2008); ‘Old Norse and Medeival Irish: bilingualism in Viking-Age Dublin,’ in Anngret Simms (ed), Dublin and the Medieval world (Dublin 2009) 63–72.