UCC History’s Diarmuid Scully speaks on medieval maps
UCC History’s Diarmuid Scully recently delivered presentations on medieval maps in Cork and London. He spoke about images of Ireland and the Irish on medieval English maps and manuscripts at the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery’s autumn lunchtime lecture series (6th November).
Diarmuid also gave a paper about Ocean on the Anglo-Saxon Cottonian world-map at the Institute of Historical Research in London (24th October). He was participating in an IHR colloquium (‘Water in Anglo-Saxon England’) with strong UCC History links. Dr Jennifer O’Reilly spoke about Bede’s representation of islands, while Dr Conor O’Brien, who began his studies here and is now a Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, also spoke about Bede and sacred waters.