Palaeography Workshop

 2018 Workshop Timetable

Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research:

Intensive Postgraduate Workshop

4 September 2018



Themes covered:

Palaeography and Codicology;

Insular Scripts and Scribal Techniques;

Late Medieval and Humanist Scripts;

The Corpus of Medieval Irish Manuscripts;

Modern Irish Manuscript Tradition;

Digital Technology and Manuscript Research.


Enquiries to:
Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, Dept. of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork.


An Phailéagrafaíocht agus Taighde ar Lámhscríbhinní:

Ceardlann Iarchéime

4 Meán Fómhair 2018



Is iad na hábhair a phléifear:

Scripteanna Oileánda agus Modhanna Oibre na Scríobhaithe;

Lámhscríbhinní Meánaoiseacha na hÉireann;

Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge na Tréimhse Iarchlasaicí;

Scripteanna Meánaoiseacha na hEorpa agus Scripteanna Daonachacha

Léann na Lámhscríbhinní agus an Teicneolaíocht Dhigiteach.


Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón:
Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, Roinn na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge, Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh.


General Information

The annual ‘Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Workshop’ is generally held each September on the Tuesday before the first week of the semester in the O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork.

The postgraduate workshop is aimed at MA, MPhil and PhD students wishing to receive research training in the use of Irish manuscripts, whether Medieval or Modern. The workshop takes place over the course of a day in University College Cork and comprises several intensive seminars led by experts in the relevant fields. A wide range of manuscripts compiled in Ireland will be discussed including Old, Middle and Modern Irish texts as well as Latin and early English materials. Particular emphasis is placed on familiarising students with scripts and abbreviations, and on practical editing exercises. The seminar leaders are encouraged to share palaeographical issues from their own research with the students and to explore how certain difficulties can be overcome. The focus of the workshop is on skills applicable to a number of related research fields and on the creative exchange of expertise. There is also an opportunity for students to broaden their palaeographical experience beyond their own subject area.


Can this workshop be taken for Credit or Audit?

UCC students may take the workshop as a ten credit module (CC6008) if they complete a related project afterwards. This module is an option for registered students of the MA in Early and Medieval Irish, the MA in Celtic Civilisation, the MA in the Beginnings of Irish Christianity and the MA in Renaissance Latin Culture in UCC.

PhD students in other subject areas in UCC may opt to take CC6008 as a discipline-specific postgraduate training module as part of their structured PhD taught credits. Students intending to take CC6008 are advised to contact the module coordinator Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh in the first instance.

Postgraduate students from other universities are also welcome to attend. However, UCC has no formal procedure for those who wish to take this workshop for audit (i.e., students may attend the sessions without completion of assessment). However, after attending the workshop and with the agreement with the module co-ordinator Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, a student (UCC or otherwise) may apply to the Department of Early and Medieval Irish to be issued with a letter stating that the student audited the module. In such cases, the module will not appear on a student transcript.

The Department will also supply a letter of attendance, if requested.

CC6008 may also be taken on an individual basis as a Postgraduate Flexi-Option which allows you to experience an area of postgraduate study, without committing yourself to a full postgraduate programme. For more information about CC6008, see


Roinn na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge

Department of Early and Medieval Irish

Bloc A, Urlár na Talún, Áras Uí Rathaille / Block A, Ground Floor, O'Rahilly Building, UCC, Cork