Dr MacCarron gives Irish Historical Research Prize lecture
Dr Máirín MacCarron, School of English and Digital Humanities, presented the Irish Historical Research Prize 2021 Lecture, ‘The Medieval Invention of Time: the Venerable Bede and Chronology’, at University College Cork this week.
The Lecture was attended by UCC President, Professor John O’Halloran; Registrar of NUI, Dr Patrick O’Leary, with a delegation from the NUI; and colleagues from across the University.
The Irish Historical Research Prize is awarded in alternate years for the best new work of historical research with a significant Irish dimension, and of an original character indicating direct research in historical records. Dr MacCarron won for her publication Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World (Routledge, 2020). The book, and lecture, examined the development of time reckoning and chronological systems, particularly, the adoption and dissemination of AD-dating, in the early middle ages.