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PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Carolingian history - Early medieval intellectual history - Glossing studies

19982019

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Personal profile

Interests

Sinéad O’Sullivan, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, studied with Henry Mayr-Harting and gained her DPhil in 2000. Subsequently she was awarded a Wingate Scholarship, a Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowship and a National University of Ireland postdoctoral fellowship in the Humanities. She joined the School of History and Anthropology at Queen’s in 2005. Since then she has been awarded funded research fellowships by the Scaliger Institute, Leiden, the AHRC and the Leverhulme Trust.

 

Particulars

Research Statement

Her research focuses on the transmission of learning in the early Middle Ages. Her main focus is on early medieval glosses and their importance.  She has published two books on the reception of Late Antique authors: the first on Prudentius (Brill), the second on Martianus Capella in the series Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis (Brepols). She has also co-edited a book on Martianus Capella and Carolingian Scholarship (Brepols) and worked on a digital edition as part of an international collaborative effort. Her current work investigates the significance of glosses for mainstream cultural and intellectual history. 

 

Teaching

Dr Sinead O'Sullivan teaches on the following programmes / modules:

Undergraduate

110HIS249

The Roman Origins of the East and West 300-700

HIS3079

Kings, Courts and Culture in Carolingian Europe, 800-1000

HIS2047

Expansion of Medieval Europe, 1000-1300

HIS1002Power, Politics and Religion in Medieval Germany, 900-1250

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Projects

Research Output

From Troy to Aachen: Ancient Rome and the Carolingian reception of Vergil

O'Sullivan, S., 2019, Inscribing Knowledge in the Medieval Book: The Power of Paratexts. Brown-Grant, R., Carmassi, P., Drossbach, G., Turner, V. & Ventura, I. (eds.). Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute Publications, p. 185-196 12 p. (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
  • “Isidore in the Carolingian and Ottonian worlds: Encyclopaedism and etymology, ca. 800-1050,” in A Companion to Isidore of Seville, ed. Andrew Fear and Jamie Wood, Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition 87 (Brill: Leiden, 2020)

    O'Sullivan, S., 26 Nov 2019, A Companion to Isidore of Seville. Fear, A. & Wood, J. (eds.). Brill, p. 524-568 45 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Glossing Vergil and Pagan Learning in the Carolingian Age

    O'Sullivan, S., 01 Jan 2018, In : Speculum. 93, 1, p. 132-165 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • "The Scholia Bernensia"

    O'Sullivan, S., 19 Oct 2018, (Accepted) The Oxford Guide to the Transmission of the Latin Classics. Stover, J. (ed.). Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Prizes

    AHRC Leadership Fellowship Award

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Recipient), 01 Jan 2020

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • AHRC Research Fellowship

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    British Academy Exchange Scheme

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Recipient), 2005

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    DAAD Research Award, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    DAAD research award, Ruprecht-Karls Universität, Heidelberg

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Recipient), 1991

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Activities

    The Catholic University of America (External organisation)

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Reviewer)
    2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    "Entangled Manuscripts: Practices of Knowledge Selection in Early Medieval Manuscripts," University College Dublin

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Invited speaker)
    24 May 201925 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    "Entangled Manuscripts: Practices of Knowledge Selection in Early Medieval Manuscripts," University College Dublin.

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Chair)
    24 May 201925 May 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

    Year 10, 11 and 12 Parents'/Guardians' Evening, Queen's University, Belfast

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Participant)
    21 Feb 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

    Greek in the Early Medieval West, TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities), Oxford

    Sinead O'Sullivan (Invited speaker)
    10 Jan 201911 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    How and Why History. Interviewed on “How Charlemagne united much of Europe”

    Sinead O'Sullivan

    06/03/2020

    1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment