Dr Máirín MacCarron FRHistS wins the NUI Irish Historical Research Prize 2021
Dr Máirín MacCarron FRHistS (http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A014/M.MacCarron@ucc.ie) has won the NUI Irish Historical Research Prize 2021 for her book Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World (London: Routledge 2020): https://www.routledge.com/Bede-and-Time-Computus-Theology-and-History-in-the-Early-Medieval-World/MacCarron/p/book/9781032088945.
The Irish Historical Research Prize is awarded biennially for the best new work of historical research with a significant Irish dimension. MacCarron’s Bede and Time examines the development of time reckoning and medieval science (computus) in Britain and Ireland in the early middle ages. In particular, it contextualises the innovative contribution of the Northumbrian monk, Bede (c. 673–735), who popularised the Anno Domini chronological system still in use today.
Máirín is Lecturer in Digital Humanities at UCC, having previously held posts at NUI Galway and the University of Sheffield. She is a graduate of University College Cork: her PhD was supervised by Dr Jennifer O’Reilly (RIP) in the School of History. Bede and Time is the major output of her NUI / Dr Garret FitzGerald postdoctoral fellowship, which she held at NUI Galway under the mentorship of Professor Emeritus Dáibhí Ó Cróinín.