Dr Ciaran McDonough is a Marie SkĆodowska Curie Fellow in the Institute of History at the University of Iceland, where she researches the project âMedieval Irish and Medieval Icelandic Texts in Nineteenth-century Translationâ. Previously she was a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin, where her project âAntiquarianism, Politics, and Sectarianism in Nineteenth-century Ireland: A Study of Ancient Laws and Institutes of Ireland (1852-1901) examined the translation of the corpus of medieval Irish law in the mid-nineteenth-century. She was awarded a PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2017 for a thesis on nineteenth-century Irish antiquarianism, and Ciaranâs research interests include nineteenth-century European antiquarianism, later translations of medieval literature, and the intersection of Irish and English in nineteenth-century Ireland. She is an editor of Studia Celtica Fennica and is the co-editor of Hardiman & Beyond: GALWAY Arts & Culture, 1820-2020 (2023), as well as numerous articles on Irish antiquarianism in the nineteenth-century.
|Areas of expertise||
Nineteenth-century Irish antiquarianism.
BA Hons German and English University of Wales, Bangor 2001-2005
MA Irish Studies National University of Ireland, Galway 2008-2009
PhD Irish Studies National University of Ireland, Galway 2011-2017
MSCA Fellow at Institute of History, University of Iceland with the projectÂ MIRMINT – Medieval Irish and Medieval Icelandic Texts in Nineteenth-Century Translation
John Cunningham and Ciaran McDonough, eds., Hardiman and Beyond: The Arts and Culture of Galway since 1820 (Melbourne: Arden/ASP, 2023)
âJames Hardiman, ca.1782-1855: A Lifeâ in John Cunningham and Ciaran McDonough, eds., Hardiman and Beyond: The Arts and Culture of Galway since 1820 (Melbourne: Arden/ASP, 2023)
ââDen gamla mĂ€rkvĂ€rdiga staden Galwayâ: Nineteenth-Century European Travel Writing about Galwayâ, in John Cunningham and Ciaran McDonough, eds., Hardiman and Beyond: The Arts and Culture of Galway since 1820 (Melbourne: Arden/ASP, 2023)
ââIreland and Denmark are specially to be namedâ: The Connections between Irish and Danish Antiquarians in the Nineteenth Centuryâ in Heidi Hansson, Sara Dybris McQuaid, and Fionna Barber, eds., Ireland and the North (Bern: Peter Lang, 2019), pp. 17-39
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
âMedieval Irish Land Law as an Alternative Justice System in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Ireland, Denmark, and Norwayâ, Proceedings of Harvard Celtic Colloquium, vol. 40 (2023), 267-282.
âMedieval Irish Law as Alternative Justice in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Irelandâ, Nordic Irish Studies, vol. 19 (2023), pp. 31-46
âFolk Belief and Landscape in Connacht: Accounts from the Ordnance Survey Lettersâ, Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies, vol. 57, no. 1 (2019), pp. 56-69 https://doi.org/10.1080/04308778.2019.1592933
âLearning Irish in Late-Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Belfast: the Antiquarian Influenceâ, Studia Celtica Fennica, vol.Â XI (2014), pp. 39-47. https://journal.fi/scf/article/view/45329
‘âDeath and Renewalâ: Translating Old Irish Texts in Nineteenth-Century Irelandâ, Studi Irlandesi: a Journal of Irish Studies, no. 4 (2014), pp. 101-11. Â https://doi.org/10.13128/SIJIS-2239-3978-14671