Research Profile

Máirín MacCarron

Biography

Máirín MacCarron (PhD FRHistS) is Lecturer in Digital Humanities at University College Cork, having previously held posts in the Departments of History at NUI Galway and the University of Sheffield. She is a graduate of UCC and was NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at NUI Galway.

She won the Irish Historical Research Prize 2021 for her book Bede and Time: computus, theology and history in the early medieval world (Routledge: London and New York, 2020).


Research Interests

MacCarron's research interests include Time, Chronology and Computus in the Middle Ages; Gender and Women, especially Women in Religious life and Medieval Queens; the writing of History; and Digital approaches to studying the past, especially Network Science and Social Network Analysis.

She was Co-Investigator of the research project 'Women, Conflict and Peace: Gendered Networks in Early Medieval Narratives' funded by the Leverhulme Trust and based at the University of Sheffield (https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/genderednetworks/home) from 2018-2021, and of the 'Digital Edgeworth Network' funded by the 'UK-Ireland Collaboration in Digital Humanities Networking Programme' and jointly based at Cork and Oxford, 2020-2021.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Bede and the measurement of TimeNational University of Ireland (NUI)12-NOV-1211-MAY-15€130,750.00
Digital Edgeworth NetworkIrish Research Council01-AUG-2030-NOV-21€38,000.00
Women, Conflict and Peace: Gendered Networks in Early Medieval NarrativesLeverhulme Trust01-SEP-1831-DEC-20€196,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World.
Máirín MacCarron (2019) Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World. London and New York: Routledge.   [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2019)History, Hagiography and Biblical Exegesis: Essays on Bede, Adomnán and Thomas Becket by Jennifer O'Reilly
Máirín MacCarron; Diarmuid Scully (Ed.). (2019) History, Hagiography and Biblical Exegesis: Essays on Bede, Adomnán and Thomas Becket by Jennifer O'Reilly London and New York: Routledge.   [Details]
(2017)Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives
Máirín MacCarron; Ralph Kenna; Pádraig MacCarron (Ed.). (2017) Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives Cham: Springer International Publishing. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Gendered networks and communicability in medieval historical narratives'
Prado S.D.;Dahmen S.R.;Bazzan A.L.C.;MacCarron M.;Hillner J. (2020) 'Gendered networks and communicability in medieval historical narratives'. Advances In Complex Systems, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Network analysis of the Viking Age in Ireland as portrayed in Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh'
Máirín MacCarron; Ralph Kenna; Pádraig MacCarron; Joseph Yose (2018) 'Network analysis of the Viking Age in Ireland as portrayed in Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh'. Royal Society Open Science, 5 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Royal Marriage and Conversion in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum'
Máirín MacCarron (2017) 'Royal Marriage and Conversion in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum'. Journal of Theological Studies, 68 (2):650-670   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Bede, Irish Computistica and Annus Mundi'
Máirín MacCarron (2015) 'Bede, Irish Computistica and Annus Mundi'. Early Medieval Europe, 23 (3):290-307 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2021)'Female Networks and Exiled Bishops between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: the cases of Liberius of Rome and Wilfrid of York'
Máirín MacCarron & Julia Hillner (2021) 'Female Networks and Exiled Bishops between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: the cases of Liberius of Rome and Wilfrid of York' In: Emma O. Bérat, Rebecca Hardie, Irina Dumitrescu (eds). Relations of Power: Women's Networks in the Middle Ages. Bonn: Bonn University Press. [Details]
(2017)'The Nagle Family and Penal Ireland: Supporters of a Catholic Faith Under Siege'
Máirín MacCarron (2017) 'The Nagle Family and Penal Ireland: Supporters of a Catholic Faith Under Siege' In: Bernadette Flanagan, Mary T. O'Brien, Anne M. O'Leary (eds). Nano Nagle and an Evolving Charism: A Guide for Educators, Leaders and Care Providers. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
(2017)'Medieval Historial, Hagiographical and Biographical Networks'
Máirín MacCarron; Pádraig MacCarron; Robert Gramsch; Joseph Yose (2017) 'Medieval Historial, Hagiographical and Biographical Networks' In: Máirín MacCarron; Ralph Kenna; Pádraig MacCarron (eds). Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives. Cham: Springer International Publishing. [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Christology and the Future in Bede's Annus Domini'
Máirín MacCarron (2014) 'Christology and the Future in Bede's Annus Domini' In: Peter Darby; Faith Wallis (eds). Bede and the Future. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
(2012)'Bede, Annus Domini and the Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum'
Máirín MacCarron (2012) 'Bede, Annus Domini and the Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum' In: Janet Rutherford, David Woods (eds). The Mystery of Christ in the Fathers of the Church. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2011)'The Adornment of Virgins: Aethelthryth and her Necklaces'
Máirín MacCarron (2011) 'The Adornment of Virgins: Aethelthryth and her Necklaces' In: Elizabeth Mullins, Diarmuid Scully (eds). Listen, O Isles, Unto Me: Studies in Medieval Word and Image in Honour of Jennifer O'Reilly. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2020)The Gregorian Mission to Kent in Bede's Ecclesiastical History: Methodology and Sources.
MacCarron, M (2020) The Gregorian Mission to Kent in Bede's Ecclesiastical History: Methodology and Sources. HOBOKEN: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2018)The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland.
Maccarron, M (2018) The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland. OXFORD: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2018)PERCEPTIONS OF FEMININITY IN EARLY IRISH SOCIETY.
MacCarron, M (2018) PERCEPTIONS OF FEMININITY IN EARLY IRISH SOCIETY. CAMBRIDGE: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Bede's Temple: An Image and its Interpretation.
Maccarron, M (2016) Bede's Temple: An Image and its Interpretation. HOBOKEN: Book Reviews [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2018Moore Institute Visiting Fellow Moore Institute, NUI Galway
2012NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Postdoctoral Fellow National University of Ireland

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
The Patristic Symposium, Maynooth Honorary Secretary/
Royal Historical Society Fellow/
International Association of Patristic Studies Irish Corresondent01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-17

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Peritia Editor-

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Clíona Ó Gallchoir School of English and Digital HumanitiesIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Julia Hillner Universität BonnGERMANY
Peter Darby University of NottinghamUNITED KINGDOM
Ralph Kenna Coventry UniversityUNITED KINGDOM
Silvio Dahmen Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulBRAZIL

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