Research Profile

Beatrix Faerber

Biography

Studied Celtic Philology and Linguistics, incl. Historical Linguistics in Bonn with Karl Horst Schmidt; worked for several years in technical, educational and games software localization. I specialized in non-technical language to open up technical content to 'non-technical' users, copy-editing, terminology and quality control, customizing glossaries. I tested software for major vendors, used TMs, and CAT. In 2000 I joined the Corpus of Electronic Texts at UCC. Since then Manager and Editor of  a TEI-XML encoded corpus of multilingual documents: Irish of all periods, English, Latin, German. MPhil in History 2013 with a thesis on Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn in manuscripts, print, and electronic edition. Currently pursuing PhD on two independent Irish translations of Bernard de Gordon's medical treatise De Decem Ingeniis.

Research Interests

Electronic Text Editions, TEI Guidelines, Humanities Computing, Digital Humanities, Text Encoding, XML applications, digital lexicography, corpus linguistics; reception of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn; reception of German literature in Ireland; Caspar Voght; Carl Gottlob Küttner; Magdalene von Dobeneck, Irish medical manuscripts in the vernacular, c. 1350-1600, especially reception and translation of treatises by Bernard de Gordon, professor of medicine in Montpellier. For CELT I have prepared (or co-edited) electronic, TEI-conformant deep-level encoded versions of twenty Irish medical tracts from the early modern period. These are based on Latin originals and were originally edited by Winifred Wulff, James Carney, Lilian Duncan, Shawn Sheahan, H. Cameron Gillies, and Whitley Stokes. I have prepared an XML-encoded edition of Tadhg Ó Cuinn's Irish Materia Medica edited, and so far unpublished, by Micheál P.S. Ó Conchubhair.  The electronic text was launched on 27 June 2019.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Annals of Ireland.Heritage Council16-JUL-1231-AUG-12€3,000.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2015)'The Fortunes of CELT'
Emer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan, John Sheehan; (2015) 'The Fortunes of CELT' In: Clerics, Kings and Vikings: essays on Medieval Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2002)'The Corpus of Electronic Texts: a digital lexicon of medieval Irish and an Irish prosopography'
Andrew Wilson, Paul Rayson, and Tony McEnery (eds); (2002) 'The Corpus of Electronic Texts: a digital lexicon of medieval Irish and an Irish prosopography' In: A rainbow of languages: corpus linguistics and the languages of the world. Munich: Lincom. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2019)An Irish Materia Medica
M. P. S. Ó Conchubhair (Ed.). (2019) An Irish Materia Medica Cork: CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texs).   [Details]
(2019)Magdalena von Dobeneck's Letters from Ireland to Paul Johann Anselm von Feuerbach
Färber, Beatrix; von Dobeneck, Madgalena (Ed.). (2019) Magdalena von Dobeneck's Letters from Ireland to Paul Johann Anselm von Feuerbach UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2019)An Liagh i n-Eirinn i n-allod III & IV: De Febrium Symptomatibus
Winifred Wulff, Beatrix Färber (Ed.). (2019) An Liagh i n-Eirinn i n-allod III & IV: De Febrium Symptomatibus Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2018)Briefe aus Irland nach Sachsen
Färber, Beatrix; Küttner, Carl Gottlob (Ed.). (2018) Briefe aus Irland nach Sachsen UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2018)Winifred Wulff: A mediaeval handbook of gynaecology and midwifery preceded by a section on the grades and on the treatment of wounds and some good counsel to the physician himself finishing with a discussion on the treatment of scabies in Irish Texts. [Electronic edition]
Wulff, Winifred; Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2018) Winifred Wulff: A mediaeval handbook of gynaecology and midwifery preceded by a section on the grades and on the treatment of wounds and some good counsel to the physician himself finishing with a discussion on the treatment of scabies in Irish Texts. [Electronic edition] UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2017)A Treatise on Fevers
Färber, Beatrix; Duncan, Lilian (Ed.). (2017) A Treatise on Fevers UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2016)A Journey to Lough Derg
Butler, Isaac; Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2016) A Journey to Lough Derg UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2016)Journal of a tour in Ireland [...] performed in August 1804, with remarks on the character, manners and customs of the inhabitants. Electronic edition
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2016) Journal of a tour in Ireland [...] performed in August 1804, with remarks on the character, manners and customs of the inhabitants. Electronic edition UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2017)Briefe aus Irland
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2017) Briefe aus Irland UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2016)Friedrich Ludwig von Wachholtz in Cork
Färber, Beatrix; Friedrich Karl von Vechelde (Ed.). (2016) Friedrich Ludwig von Wachholtz in Cork UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2015)The Natural History of Ireland
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2015) The Natural History of Ireland UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2015)The Life of the Icelander Jón Ólafsson: Youghal
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2015) The Life of the Icelander Jón Ólafsson: Youghal UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2015)The Irish Crisis
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2015) The Irish Crisis UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2015)Narrative of a residence in Ireland during the Summer of 1814, and that of 1815
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2015) Narrative of a residence in Ireland during the Summer of 1814, and that of 1815 UCC: CELT.   [Details]
(2014)Ernst Windisch: Das Freien um Ferb [Electronic edition, German]
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2014) Ernst Windisch: Das Freien um Ferb [Electronic edition, German] Ernst Windisch: Das Freien um Ferb [Electronic edition, German]. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2014)John O'Donovan: The Genealogies, Tribes, and Customs of Hy-Fiachrach [Electronic Edition of English translation]
Färber, Beatrix; Crawford, Janet (Ed.). (2014) John O'Donovan: The Genealogies, Tribes, and Customs of Hy-Fiachrach [Electronic Edition of English translation] John O'Donovan: The Genealogies, Tribes, and Customs of Hy-Fiachrach [Electronic Edition of English translation]. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2014)Alice Effie Murray: History of the Commercial and Financial Relations between England and Ireland from the Period of the Restoration
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2014) Alice Effie Murray: History of the Commercial and Financial Relations between England and Ireland from the Period of the Restoration Alice Effie Murray: History of the Commercial and Financial Relations between England and Ireland from the Period of the Restoration. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2014)Thomas Campbell: A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2014) Thomas Campbell: A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland Thomas Campbell: A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2013)Caspar Voght: Schilderung von Irland, Bruchstücke aus dem Tagebuche eines Reisenden [Annotated Electronic version, German]
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2013) Caspar Voght: Schilderung von Irland, Bruchstücke aus dem Tagebuche eines Reisenden [Annotated Electronic version, German] Caspar Voght: Schilderung von Irland, Bruchstücke aus dem Tagebuche eines Reisenden [Annotated Electronic version, German]. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2011)Winifred Wulff: A mediaeval handbook of gynaecology and midwifery (...) [Electronic Edition, Latin]
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2011) Winifred Wulff: A mediaeval handbook of gynaecology and midwifery (...) [Electronic Edition, Latin] Winifred Wulff: A mediaeval handbook of gynaecology and midwifery (...) [Electronic Edition, Latin]. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2011)Johann Georg Kohl: Travels in Ireland [Electronic Edition of English translation]
Färber, Beatrix; Sponholz, Sara (Ed.). (2011) Johann Georg Kohl: Travels in Ireland [Electronic Edition of English translation] Johann Georg Kohl: Travels in Ireland [Electronic Edition of English translation]. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2011)Käte Müller-Lisowski: Stair Nuadat Find Femin [Electronic Edition; Old/Middle Irish]
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2011) Käte Müller-Lisowski: Stair Nuadat Find Femin [Electronic Edition; Old/Middle Irish] Käte Müller-Lisowski: Stair Nuadat Find Femin [Electronic Edition; Old/Middle Irish]. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2011)John O'Donovan: The genealogy of Corca Laidhe [Electronic version of English translation]
Färber, Beatrix; Crawford, Janet; Sponholz, Sara (Ed.). (2011) John O'Donovan: The genealogy of Corca Laidhe [Electronic version of English translation] John O'Donovan: The genealogy of Corca Laidhe [Electronic version of English translation]. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2010)Robert Kane: The Industrial Resources of Ireland
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2010) Robert Kane: The Industrial Resources of Ireland Robert Kane: The Industrial Resources of Ireland. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2010)Thomas O'Sullevane: Dissertation
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2010) Thomas O'Sullevane: Dissertation Thomas O'Sullevane: Dissertation. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2009)Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Checkmate
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2009) Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Checkmate Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Checkmate. Cork: CELT.   [Details]
(2012)John Dymmok: A Treatise of Ireland
Färber, Beatrix (Ed.). (2012) John Dymmok: A Treatise of Ireland John Dymmok: A Treatise of Ireland. Cork: CELT.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'A text preserved at the Aghmacart Medical School: Bernard de Gordon's De Prognosticis, Book II, 9'
Faerber, Beatrix (2019) 'A text preserved at the Aghmacart Medical School: Bernard de Gordon's De Prognosticis, Book II, 9'. Ossory, Laois and Leinster, 7 :100-122 [Details]
(2012)''Bedeutung und Rezeptionsgeschichte des 'Foras Feasa ar Éirinn''
Färber, Beatrix (2012) ''Bedeutung und Rezeptionsgeschichte des 'Foras Feasa ar Éirinn''. Zeitschrift Für Celtische Philologie, 59 :97-118 [Details]
(2011)'Review of P. Ó Riain (ed), Geoffrey Keating: Reassessments, ITS, Subsidiary Series 19 (London 2008)'
Färber, Beatrix (2011) 'Review of P. Ó Riain (ed), Geoffrey Keating: Reassessments, ITS, Subsidiary Series 19 (London 2008)'. Zeitschrift Für Celtische Philologie, 58 (2011):324-326 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'CELT: An online resource for Irish history, literature and politics'
Beatrix Färber, Emer Purcell; (2009) 'CELT: An online resource for Irish history, literature and politics' Bulletin of International Medieval Research, 14 :24-35. [Details]

Blog

 YearPublication
(2018)Reflecting on the Busy Season.
Färber, Beatrix (2018) Reflecting on the Busy Season. 19 Dawson St., Dublin: Blog   [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2005)10th DRH Conference, Lancaster University, September 2005
Beatrix Färber, Gregory Toner, Julianne Nyhan; (2005) Enhancing scholarship through linking electronic resources 10th DRH Conference, Lancaster University, September 2005 [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2001)Bernhard Maier, Die Kelten: ihre Geschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart.
Färber, Beatrix (2001) Bernhard Maier, Die Kelten: ihre Geschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Peritia 15 (2001): Book Reviews [Details]

Guest Lectures

 YearPublication
(2018)Von Montpellier nach Irland: Mittelalterliche Universitätsmedizin und irische Heilkunde.
Färber, Beatrix (2018) Von Montpellier nach Irland: Mittelalterliche Universitätsmedizin und irische Heilkunde. Published on researchgate/net: Guest Lectures [Full Text] [Details]

Invited Lectures

 YearPublication
(2018)Medicinal use of herbs and vegetables in medieval gardens.
Färber, Beatrix (2018) Medicinal use of herbs and vegetables in medieval gardens. Invited Lectures [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2013)Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn in manuscripts, print and electronic edition.
Färber, Beatrix (2013) Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn in manuscripts, print and electronic edition. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Professional Activities

Outreach Activities

 Description


Staff Study Visit to Bonn University Library funded by Erasmus, May 2011, to study delivery of several Digitisation Projects.

Invited talk at Cork City Library during National Heritage Week (with Benjamin Hazard and Kenneth W. Nicholls).

Talk about Canon P.A. Sheehan @ CELT, Cork County Library Sheehan Exhibition, 10 September 2013.

Invited by Irish Library Council to showcase CELT at Library Council Seminar.

Invited Public Lecture at Bonn University, on the occasion of their biannual Open Day (Dies academicus). This lecture was covered on 17 May 2018 in the newspaper Generalanzeiger Bonn by Ulrike Strauch: "Die Ursprünge des Kopierladens liegen im Languedoc".

My translation of 'Magdalena von Dobeneck's Letters from Ireland to Paul Johann Anselm von Feuerbach' was dramatized by Stephanie Lavery, co-moderated by Aidan Fee, at the Ranfurly Arts & Visitor Centre.

Talk about CELT, and texts of interest for Early Irish Christianity for a delegation of US Students from Kutztown University, Pennsylvania, led by Eric F. Johnson.

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
ICM 2019 member/
UCC Community Garden Steering Committee Growth manager; space calculator2019 / 2019
Irish Sagas Online member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Färber, Beatrix (2019) An Irish Materia Medica: Tadhg Ó Cuinn’s Irish Herbal (1415) Background to the electronic edition. [Oral Presentation], Irish Conference of Medievalists, Cork , 27-JUN-19 - 29-JUN-19. [Details]
(2019)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Färber, Beatrix (2019) Ireland - Italy - India: Late Medieval spice trade and Ireland. Powerpoint presentation (Beatrix Färber), Irish and Mediterranean Plant Display (Brigid Mayes); Ayurvedic Herbs Display (Anuradha Gopalaiah); Poster Presentation on spice trade (Benjamin Hazard). [Oral Presentation], Irish Conference of Medievalists, Cork , 27-JUN-19 - 29-JUN-19. [Details]
(2019)Linguistic Diversity: Celebrating Difference,
Färber, Beatrix (2019) Enseñar el vasco a germanohablantes. [Oral Presentation], Linguistic Diversity: Celebrating Difference, Cork , 12-APR-19 - 13-APR-19. [Details]
(2019)Health Humanities,
Färber, Beatrix (2019) Montpellier Learning through an Irish Lens. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Health Humanities, Cork , 25-FEB-19 - 26-FEB-19. [Details]
(2018)Tionól 2018,
Färber, Beatrix (2018) Tadhg Ó Cuinn's Materia Medica (1415). [Oral Presentation], Tionól 2018, Dublin , 02-NOV-18 - 03-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018)32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Färber, Beatrix (2018) From Montpellier to Ireland: Bernard de Gordon and knowledge transfer in the late medieval period. [Oral Presentation], 32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists, Cork , 28-JUN-18 - 30-JUN-18. [Details]
(2018)History Research Seminar,
Beatrix Färber (2018) From Montpellier to Ireland: Translating the Art of Healing. [Invited Oral Presentation], History Research Seminar, Cork , 22-MAR-18 - 22-MAR-18. [Details]
(2014)36th Annual University of California Celtic Studies Conference,
Färber, Beatrix (2014) Prospects and Possibilities for Celtic Studies On Line: CELT, Corpus of Electronic Texts. [Invited Oral Presentation], 36th Annual University of California Celtic Studies Conference, University of California Los Angeles . [Details]
(2008)Digital Humanities Observatory Launch,
Färber, Beatrix; Flynn, Peter; Purcell, Eamer (2008) CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts Online. [Poster Presentation], Digital Humanities Observatory Launch, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 23-OCT-08 - 23-OCT-08. [Details]
(2012)School of History Research Seminar,
Färber, Beatrix (2012) Reception of Foras Feasa ar Éirinn by Geoffrey Keating. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History Research Seminar, UCC , 21-MAR-12 - 21-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)HSTM, Symposium on History of Science and Medicine,
Färber, Beatrix (2011) Irish medical manuscripts in CELT: an overview of electronic text editions. [Oral Presentation], HSTM, Symposium on History of Science and Medicine, Dublin , 19-APR-11 - 19-APR-11. [Details]
(2009)Digital Humanities Project Clinic,
Färber, Beatrix (2009) CELT ...X years later: new avenues, successes and challenges. [Oral Presentation], Digital Humanities Project Clinic, UCC , 03-JUN-09 - 03-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008)TEI Symposium,
Färber, Beatrix; Flynn, Peter (2008) Encoding for Life, the Universe, and Everything: some CELT experiences with the TEI. [Oral Presentation], TEI Symposium, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 02-APR-08 - 02-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)XIII International Congress of Celtic Studies,
Färber, Beatrix (2007) 10 Years Work on CELT: Challenges and New Avenues. [Oral Presentation], XIII International Congress of Celtic Studies, Bonn , 26-JUL-07 - 27-JUL-07. [Details]
(2000)NAACLT,
Färber, Beatrix; Ó Corráin, Donnchadh (2000) North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers. [Oral Presentation], NAACLT, Limerick , 22-JUN-00 - 25-JUN-00. [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2013UCC Master of PhilosophyHistory

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent
Welsh BasicBasicBasic
English FluentFluentFluent
Spanish FluentFluentFunctional
Italian FunctionalFunctionalBasic
Irish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Latin FunctionalBasicNone
Euskera FunctionalBasicBasic

Other Activities

 Description

Invited Presentations: May 2011, Bonn University: Bedeutung und Rezeptionsgeschichte von Geoffrey Keatings Foras Feasa ar Éirinn (c. 1634). May 2013, Bonn University: Carl Gottlob Küttner: eine fast vergessene Quelle zur irischen Geschichte des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. December 2013, Hamburg University: Die Irlandreise des Caspar Voght 1794

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Supervision of CELT interns.
Over the last few years, I have supervised and monitored a number of postgraduate and graduate interns from Austria, Germany, France, China and Ireland. Often my work with CELT volunteers, while not exactly teaching,  involves structured tutoring on a one-to-one basis, which I greatly enjoy.

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