Ad Fontes Project
The goal of the Ad Fontes project is to identify the earliest traces of Renaissance Latin in Ireland. Using palaeography and philological tools, the project will construct an historical account of the transmission of continental humanist ideas and education into Ireland.
The project was established by Dr Jason Harris (History Department, UCC) and is carried out in conjunction with the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies in UCC. It is funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
In the course of 2009 and 2010 the project is co-ordinating a series of seminars and workshops on Neo-Latin and late-medieval palaeography in University College Cork.
A handbook of late-medieval Irish Latin palaeography is currently being prepared by Jason Harris and Kathleen Walker-Meikle.
The project is also currently developing an innovative online 'book box' (Scrinium) which contains a collection of digitised late-medieval Irish Latin documents accompanied by transcriptions and translations.
For further information contact:
(5 May 2010)
‘Traces of Latin learning in fifteenth-century Irish manuscripts: The case of Uilliam Mac an Legha’
(9 March 2010)
Jason Harris & Keith Sidwell, eds,
Making Ireland Roman
(Cork University Press, 2009)
The project is funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Website designed by Jason Harris and Emer Purcell.
Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, University College Cork.