Research clusters

Centre for Neo-Latin Studies

The Centre is an interdisciplinary group, currently based in the School of History, University College Cork, which has as its goal the study of Renaissance Latin literature and scholarship from c.1400 to c.1750, with particular reference to Irish writing in Latin during this period.

The Centre was established in the Classics Department in July 1999 by Professor Keith Sidwell, who remained Director until August 2008. The current directors are Dr Jason Harris (School of History) and Mr John Barry.

Scholars at the Centre have established a series of nationally-funded research projects which have led the way in the field of Irish Neo-Latin studies. Go to the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies for more information about its projects.


CELT, the Corpus of Electronic Texts, is Ireland’s longest running Humanities Computing project. It brings the wealth of Irish literary and historical culture to you on the Internet, for the use and benefit of everyone worldwide. It has a searchable online textbase consisting of over 18 million words, in over 1,000 contemporary and historical documents from many areas, including literature and the other arts.

Founded with philanthropic and public monies by Prof. Donnchadh Ó Corrain (School of History), CELT has been directed by Dr Hiram Morgan since 2008.  Beatrix Faerber is manager and chief researcher.

Guest lecture to Irish Studies Würzburg (ISWÜ), by Dr Hiram Morgan, Beatrix Faerber, and Dr Damian Bracken: “An introduction to CELT: the free digital humanities resource for Irish history, literature and politics” (25 November 2020)

Irish National Institute for Historical Research

School of History, University College Cork, 2 Carrigside, College Road, Cork T12 WV50, Ireland,