Sinead O'Sullivan

    Sinead O'Sullivan

    Senior Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3425

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    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.



    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. 



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



    The Roman Origins of the East and West 300-700


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


    Expansion of Medieval Europe, 1000-1300

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

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

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

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    Frequent Journals

    • Mediaevalia

      ISSNs: 0361-946X


    • Peritia

      ISSNs: 0332-1592

      Brepols Publishers

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.51 SJR 0.101 SNIP 0.229


    • Journal of Medieval Latin

      ISSNs: 0778-9750


    • Early Medieval Europe

      ISSNs: 0963-9462

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-0254


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.53 SJR 0.128 SNIP 1.144


    • Speculum

      ISSNs: 0038-7134

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2040-8072

      Medieval Academy of America

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.193 SNIP 1.004


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