Senior Lecturer
University College Cork
2 Carrigside
College Road
CORK, Ireland
T: +353-21-490 2950
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E: d.bracken@ucc.ie
arch.ucc.ie

My PhD, completed in 1994, examined Latin and Latin influenced elements of early Irish vernacular law, and my research has focused on Hiberno-Latin literature, especially on the works of St Columbanus, the earliest Irish writer to leave an identifiable corpus of writings, and the first to explore Irish identity. I’m interested particularly in exploring Columbanus’s works in the context of late antique and early medieval ideals of authority and concepts of orthodoxy. I have taught in the School of History, UCC, and spent periods teaching in the Department of History, Boston University, and the in Department of History, Boston College, where I held the Brian P. Burns Chair in Irish Studies. I jointly edited Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal (Dublin 2006) and the commentary volume that accompanies the facsimile of the Schaffhausen Adomnán, recently published as the first volume in the series Irish Manuscripts in Facsimile.

Research Interests

  • Medieval history
  • Early Ireland
  • The Insular inheritance of late antique culture
  • Early Ireland and Europe - culture contact
  • Ireland and Rome - identity formation
  • Monasticism
  • St Columbanus - life and works

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2014)The Schaffhausen Adamnán, ii: Commentary, Irish Manuscripts in Facsimile 1
Damian Bracken and Eric Graff (Ed.). (2014) The Schaffhausen Adamnán, ii: Commentary, Irish Manuscripts in Facsimile 1 The Schaffhausen Adamnán, ii: Commentary, Irish Manuscripts in Facsimile 1. Cork: Armarium Codicum Hibernensium. [Details]
(2006)Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal
Damian Bracken and Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel (Ed.). (2006) Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Globe icon [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'Columbanus and the language of concord'
Damian Bracken (2016) 'Columbanus and the language of concord' In: Alexander O'Hara (eds). Columbanus and the gentes. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2013)'Augustinus Hibernicus'
Damian Bracken (2013) 'Augustinus Hibernicus' In: K. Pollmann (eds). Oxford guide to the historical reception of Augustine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2012)'Introduction'
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Introduction' In: Tomás Ó Fiaich, Columbanus in his own words. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
(2012)'Leo the Great, the People of God, and the conversion of Ireland'
Damian Bracken; (2012) 'Leo the Great, the People of God, and the conversion of Ireland' In: Forthcoming festschrift. Dublin: tbc. [Details]
(2012)'The authority of the contemplative in Muirchú's Life of Patrick'
Damian Bracken; (2012) 'The authority of the contemplative in Muirchú's Life of Patrick' In: Princes, prelates and poets in medieval Ireland: Essays in honour of Katharine Simms. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2011)''Whence the splendour of such light came to us': the account of Ireland in Ermenrich's Life of St Gall''
Damian Bracken; (2011) ''Whence the splendour of such light came to us': the account of Ireland in Ermenrich's Life of St Gall'' In: 'Listen, o isles, unto me': Studies in medieval word and image in honour of Jennifer O'Reilly. Cork: Cork Univer. [Details]
(2009)'Preface and introduction to the St Gall Gospels'
Damian Bracken; (2009) 'Preface and introduction to the St Gall Gospels' In: The St Gall Gospels, i: FacsimileIrish Manuscripts in Facsimile II. Cork: ArCH. [Details]
(2009)'Rome and the Isles: Ireland, England, and the rhetoric of orthodoxy'
Damian Bracken; (2009) 'Rome and the Isles: Ireland, England, and the rhetoric of orthodoxy' In: Irish/Anglo-Saxon relations before the Vikings. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2008)'Preface and introduction to the Schaffhausen Adomnán'
Damian Bracken; (2008) 'Preface and introduction to the Schaffhausen Adomnán' In: The Schaffhausen Adomnán, i: Facsimile. Cork: ArCH. [Details]
(2007)'Juniors teaching elders: Columbanus, Rome and spiritual authority'
Damian Bracken; (2007) 'Juniors teaching elders: Columbanus, Rome and spiritual authority' In: Roma felix - formation and reflections of medieval rome. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. [Details]
(2002)'Virgilius Grammaticus and the earliest Hiberno-Latin literature'
Damian Bracken; (2002) 'Virgilius Grammaticus and the earliest Hiberno-Latin literature' In: Ogma: essays in Celtic studies in honour of Próinséas Ní Chatháin. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2002)'The Fall and the law in early Ireland'
D. Bracken; (2002) 'The Fall and the law in early Ireland' In: Ireland and Europe in the early middle ages: texts and transmission = Irland und Europa im früheren Mittelalter: Texte und Uberlieferung. [Details]
(1998)'Rationalism and the bible in seventh-century Ireland'
D. Bracken; (1998) 'Rationalism and the bible in seventh-century Ireland' In: Le Isole britanniche e Roma in età romanobarbarica. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2006)'Virgil the Grammarian and Bede: a preliminary study'
Damian Bracken; (2006) 'Virgil the Grammarian and Bede: a preliminary study'. Anglo-Saxon England, 35 :7-21 [Details]
(2002)'Authority and duty: Columbanus and the primacy of Rome'
Damian Bracken; (2002) 'Authority and duty: Columbanus and the primacy of Rome'. Peritia, 16 :168-213 Globe icon [Details]
(1995)'Immortality and capital punishment: patristic concepts in Irish law'
D. Bracken; (1995) 'Immortality and capital punishment: patristic concepts in Irish law'. Peritia, 9 (*):167-186 [Details]
(1995)'Latin passages in Irish vernacular law: notes on sources'
D. Bracken; (1995) 'Latin passages in Irish vernacular law: notes on sources'. Peritia, 9 (*):187-196 [Details]
(2003)'Authority and duty: Columbanus and the primacy of Rome'
D. Bracken; (2003) 'Authority and duty: Columbanus and the primacy of Rome'. Peritia, 16 (*):168-213 [Details]
(1995)'Latin passages in Irish vernacular law: notes on sources'
Damian Bracken; (1995) 'Latin passages in Irish vernacular law: notes on sources'. Peritia, 9 :187-196 [Details]
(1998)'Immortality and capital punishment: patristic concepts in early Irish law'
Damian Bracken; (1998) 'Immortality and capital punishment: patristic concepts in early Irish law'. Peritia, 9 :167-186 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'Review of M. T. Flanagan, The transformation of the Irish Church in the twelfth century, Studies in Celtic History 29 (Cambridge, 2010)'
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Review of M. T. Flanagan, The transformation of the Irish Church in the twelfth century, Studies in Celtic History 29 (Cambridge, 2010)' Óenach: FRMSI Reviews, 3 :27-35. Globe icon [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2010)Review of K. George, 'Gildas’s De Excidio Britonum and the Early British Church' (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2009).
Damian Bracken (2010) Review of K. George, 'Gildas’s De Excidio Britonum and the Early British Church' (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2009). Ireland: Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)St Nynia. With a translation of the 'Miracula Nynie episcopi' and the 'Vita Niniani'.
Bracken, D (2008) St Nynia. With a translation of the 'Miracula Nynie episcopi' and the 'Vita Niniani'. NEW YORK: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

YearPublication
(2004)'Feidlimid mac Crimthainn', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Damian Bracken (2004) 'Feidlimid mac Crimthainn', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford:Oxford University Press. Encyclopedia Entries. Globe icon [Details]
(2004)'Toirdelbach Ua Briain', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Damian Bracken (2004) 'Toirdelbach Ua Briain', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford:Oxford University Press. Encyclopedia Entries. Globe icon [Details]
(2004)'Donnchadh mac Briain', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Damian Bracken; (2004) 'Donnchadh mac Briain', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford:Oxford University Press. Encyclopedia Entries. Globe icon [Details]
(2004)'Muirchertach Ua Briain', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Damian Bracken; (2004) 'Muirchertach Ua Briain', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. . Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(2001)Martha Bayless & Michael Lapidge (ed), Collectanea Pseudo-Bedae.
Damian Bracken; (2001) Martha Bayless & Michael Lapidge (ed), Collectanea Pseudo-Bedae. Leuven: Review Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015Brian P. Burns Chair in Irish Studies Boston College, Center for Irish Studies
2013Boston College Summer Scholarship Boston College Center for Irish Programs
2009Honorary Research Associate, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, Cambridge University Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, Cambridge University
2006Visiting Associate Professor, History Department, Boston University History Department, Boston University

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Association of Patristic Studies Member/
Academy Committee for Historical Sciences, Royal Irish Academy Secretary/
Post-Doctoral Review Committee, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Member/
ArCH - Armarium codicum hibernensium Director/
Summer School in Irish Studies, UCC Director/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)Classical Association of Ireland,
Damian Bracken (2017) 'Ireland's place in the Roman world: Columbanus and the rhetoric of concordia'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Classical Association of Ireland, Cork , 06-MAR-17 - 06-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016)Medieval Irish masterpieces in modern reproduction,
Damian Bracken (2016) 'Reclaiming the past: facsimile reproduction of Ireland’s historical manuscripts'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Medieval Irish masterpieces in modern reproduction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 01-OCT-16 - 01-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016)Invited lecture,
Damian Bracken (2016) 'Exile, pilgrimage and wanderlust in early Ireland'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Invited lecture, Boston College, Newton MA, USA , 05-OCT-16 - 05-OCT-16. [Details]
(2015)Patristics Symposium,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'Columbanus, the empire, and the church of Rome'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Patristics Symposium, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland , 10-OCT-15 - 10-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)St Columban Anniversary Conference,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'Columbanus, the Irish, and the empire'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], St Columban Anniversary Conference, Dalgan Park, Co Meath, Ireland , 21-AUG-15 - 22-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015)The world of Columbanus - 57th Roscrea conference,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'How the Irish destroyed civilisation - Columbanus reflects'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The world of Columbanus - 57th Roscrea conference, Roscrea, Co Tipperary , 30-OCT-15 - 01-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'Christian barbarians and post-imperial identity - Columbanus and the conversion of the Irish'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, QUB, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 20-NOV-15 - 20-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Columbanus 1400 Festival,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'From barbarians to saints and scholars - the Columbanus effect'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Columbanus 1400 Festival, Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland , 21-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)The world of Columbanus - 57th Roscrea conference,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'Ireland and Rome in the seventh century'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The world of Columbanus - 57th Roscrea conference, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, Ireland , 30-OCT-15 - 01-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015)Symposium in Celtic Studies,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'Rejecting the past: imperial identity and the Christianisation of Ireland'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Symposium in Celtic Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada , 16-APR-15 - 16-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)Fundementially theosophagusted: a Joyce symposium,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'Vainglorious St Patrick: Muirchú’s Life of Patrick'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Fundementially theosophagusted: a Joyce symposium, Connolly House, Center for Irish Programs, Boston College , 11-APR-15 - 11-APR-15. [Details]
(2015)Burns Lecture,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'Outside the Empire: Ireland and the subversion of Christian identity'. [Plenary Lecture], Burns Lecture, Burns Library, Boston College , 24-MAR-15 - 24-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015)Hunt Museum Lecture Series,
Damian Bracken (2015) 'St Columbanus and the foundations of Irish identity'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Hunt Museum Lecture Series, Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland , 18-JUL-15 - 18-JUL-15. [Details]
(2014)Micheál Ó Cléirigh Seminar,
Damian Bracken (2014) Columbanus and the bishops. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Micheál Ó Cléirigh Seminar, School of History, University College Dublin, Ireland , 11-APR-14 - 11-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)Searching for the New Jerusalem,
Damian Bracken (2014) Medieval cityscapes and cosmic order: Cork as the New Jerusalem. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Searching for the New Jerusalem, Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland , 06-MAR-14 - 06-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014)Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha,
Damian Bracken (2014) St Columbanus and Rome. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha, Armagh, Northern Ireland , 02-APR-14 - 02-APR-14. [Details]
(2013)Meeting the gentes, crossing boundaries: Columbanus and the peoples of post-Roman Europe,
Damian Bracken (2013) Joining the gentes: Columbanus on concord. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Meeting the gentes, crossing boundaries: Columbanus and the peoples of post-Roman Europe, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria , 22-NOV-13 - 23-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)Eminent Europeans of Irish Origin: The Impact of Ireland in Europe - An Historical Perspective,
Damian Bracken (2013) 'St Columbanus and the language of concord'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Eminent Europeans of Irish Origin: The Impact of Ireland in Europe - An Historical Perspective, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 21-FEB-13 - 22-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)The relevance of St Columban in the twenty-first century,
Damian Bracken (2013) 'Columbanus and Ireland'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The relevance of St Columban in the twenty-first century, St Columban's, Dalgan Park, Co Meath, Ireland , 30-AUG-13 - 30-AUG-13. [Details]
(2012)Féile Fidelma,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Ireland and Rome in the early middle ages'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Féile Fidelma, Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland , 07-SEP-12 - 09-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Columban Fathers,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Spiritual authority in the thought of St Columbanus'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Columban Fathers, Imperial Hotel, Cork, Ireland , 21-OCT-12 - 21-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)St Gall Centenary Celebration,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Adomnán and the achievement of Iona'. [Invited Oral Presentation], St Gall Centenary Celebration, Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland , 25-OCT-12 - 25-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)Swiss Embassy and Swiss Club of Ireland,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Ermenrich's Life of St Gall in context'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Swiss Embassy and Swiss Club of Ireland, Swiss Embassy, Dublin, Ireland , 16-OCT-12 - 16-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)Ireland and Russia: the past and the present - Third International Irish-Russian Conference,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'The Navigatio Sancti Brendani in context'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland and Russia: the past and the present - Third International Irish-Russian Conference, Vladimir Nabokov Museum, St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russian Federation , 15-JUN-12 - 15-JUN-12. [Details]
(2012)Ireland, empire and Christian civilisation,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Leo the Great, the People of God, and the conversion of Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Ireland, empire and Christian civilisation, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland , 02-NOV-12 - 03-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)General chapter of Sisters of St Columban,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'St Columbanus and the People of God' and 'St Columbanus and spiritual authority'. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], General chapter of Sisters of St Columban, Magheramore, Co Wicklow, Ireland , 26-JUL-12 - 26-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)Negotiating crisis in Irish history,
Damian Bracken (2012) Negotiating crisis in Irish history - Annual conference of the National Committee for Historical Sciences. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Negotiating crisis in Irish history, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland , 13-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Negotiating crisis in Irish history,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Crisis of faith: Columbanus on delinquent bishops'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Negotiating crisis in Irish history, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland , 13-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)St Columban seminar,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'St Patrick and the Irish' and 'Renovatio urbis: Leo the Great and the rebirth of Rome'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], St Columban seminar, The Columban Ecological Institute, Dalgan, Co Meath, Ireland , 10-MAR-12 - 10-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)UN World Peace Day,
Damian Bracken (2012) 'Ideals of peace: historical perspectives'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], UN World Peace Day, Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland , 22-SEP-12 - 22-SEP-12. [Details]
(2011)UN World Peace Day,
Damian Bracken (2011) 'St Columbanus, Irish peacemaker'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], UN World Peace Day, The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland , 21-SEP-11 - 21-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)St Columban seminar,
Damian Bracken (2011) 'St Columbanus, the peacemaker' and 'St Columbanus and spiritual leadership'. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], St Columban seminar, The Columban Ecological Institute, Dalgan, Co Meath, Ireland , 19-NOV-11 - 19-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)Crisis and recovery: the Church and society in twelfth-century Ireland,
Damian Bracken (2011) 'Crisis - What crisis: the Gospels of Mael Brigte and Irish biblical learning in the twelfth century'. [Oral Presentation], Crisis and recovery: the Church and society in twelfth-century Ireland, University College Cork and St Patrick's College, Thurles, Co Tipperary , 12-NOV-11 - 12-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)Crisis and recovery: Church and society in twelfth-century Ireland,
Damian Bracken; (2011) Conference to mark the 900th anniversary of the synod of Ráith Bressail. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Crisis and recovery: Church and society in twelfth-century Ireland, UCC and St Patrick's College, Thurles, Co Tipperary , 11-NOV-11 - 13-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)Annual St Comgall Lecture,
Damian Bracken; (2011) Invited lecture to Friends of Bangor Abbey. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual St Comgall Lecture, Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland , 10-MAY-11 - 10-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Damian Bracken; (2011) Concord, peace, and Columbanus. [Oral Presentation], Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland , 26-JUN-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2010)2010 Glenstal Symposium in Insular Monastic Culture,
Damian Bracken; (2010) Symposium for staff and postgraduates. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2010 Glenstal Symposium in Insular Monastic Culture, Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick , 15-APR-10 - 16-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Early Ireland: the foundations of identity,
Damian Bracken; (2010) Crowley Clan Gathering. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Early Ireland: the foundations of identity, Kinsale, Co Cork , 10-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Patristics Symposium,
Damian Bracken; (2010) St Columbanus and concord: concepts of harmony in letters to Rome. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Patristics Symposium, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland , 27-FEB-10 - 27-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009)UCC New York Alumni Lecture,
Damian Bracken; (2009) Monks, manuscripts, and the making of Irish identity. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCC New York Alumni Lecture, Princeton Club, New York, USA , 07-MAY-09 - 07-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Gildas Sapiens. New Perspectives,
Damian Bracken; (2009) Patrick - Gildas - Columbanus: the Irish and the People of the Lord. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Gildas Sapiens. New Perspectives, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK , 19-MAY-09 - 20-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Irish saints and the liturgy: the 45th Roscrea Conference,
Damian Bracken; (2009) Ex occidente lux: the Life of St Gall in Ermenrich of Ellwangen's letter to Grimald. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish saints and the liturgy: the 45th Roscrea Conference, St Joseph's Abbey, Roscrea, Co Offaly, Ireland , 30-OCT-09 - 01-NOV-09. [Details]
(2008)Irish Studies Lecture Series,
Damian Bracken; (2008) The wild and woolly West: Conversion and identity in early Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Irish Studies Lecture Series, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA , 09-APR-08 - 09-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)2008 Glenstal Symposium in Insular Monastic Culture,
Damian Bracken; (2008) Symosium for staff and postgraduates. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2008 Glenstal Symposium in Insular Monastic Culture, Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick, Ireland , 15-APR-08 - 16-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Second International Conference on the Science of Computus,
Damian Bracken; (2008) Rome, the Isles, and the rhetoric of orthodoxy. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Second International Conference on the Science of Computus, Moore Institute, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland , 18-JUL-08 - 20-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)Medieval and Renaissance Forum Seminar Series,
Damian Bracken; (2008) Peripheral concerns: Roman universalism, Ireland, and Columbanus. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Medieval and Renaissance Forum Seminar Series, NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland , 16-DEC-08 - 16-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008)MA in Medieval Studies Lecture Series,
Damian Bracken; (2008) Columbanus and the nature of authority. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], MA in Medieval Studies Lecture Series, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland , 08-FEB-08 - 08-FEB-08. [Details]
(2008)TCD Early Ireland Society Invited Lecture Series,
Damian Bracken; (2008) Rome, the Isles, and the rhetoric of orthodoxy. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], TCD Early Ireland Society Invited Lecture Series, TCD, Dublin, Ireland , 22-JAN-08 - 22-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)Columbanus and the Roots of Christian Europe,
Damian Bracken; (2007) Columbanus, Ireland, and the universal Church. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Columbanus and the Roots of Christian Europe, Pontifical Irish College, Rome , 06-DEC-07 - 07-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007)Russia-Ireland: Past and Present,
Damian Bracken; (2007) Irish identity: Ireland, Rome, St Petersburg. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Russia-Ireland: Past and Present, State University of St Petersburg and V. V. Nabokov Museum, St Petersburg, Russia , 21-JUN-07 - 22-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)Christian Heritage Conference,
Damian Bracken; (2007) The idea of the holy in the works of St Columbanus. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Christian Heritage Conference, Armagh, Northern Ireland , 17-MAY-07 - 19-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Columbanus and the roots of Christian Europe,
Damian Bracken; (2007) Columbanus and the roots of Christian Europe. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Columbanus and the roots of Christian Europe, Pontifical Irish College, Rome , 06-DEC-07 - 07-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007)Glenstal Abbey Lecture Series,
Damian Bracken; (2007) St Patrick - Rome - Columbanus. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Glenstal Abbey Lecture Series, Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, Co Limerick, Ireland , 08-NOV-07 - 08-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)The Early Irish Church and the Intellectual Tradition,
Damian Bracken; (2007) St Augustine and early Irish identity. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Early Irish Church and the Intellectual Tradition, Clonmacnois, Co Offaly, Ireland , 12-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07. [Details]
(2006)Boston University Department of History Seminar,
Damian Bracken; (2006) The origins of the Irish - the earliest scientific account. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Boston University Department of History Seminar, Depatment of History, Boston University, Boston, USA , 12-APR-06 - 12-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)St Patrick's Day Invited Lecture,
Damian Bracken; (2006) St Patrick and the conversion of Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], St Patrick's Day Invited Lecture, Boston Housing Authority, Boston, USA , 16-MAR-06 - 16-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005)UCC/Glenstal Abbey Insular Studies Seminar,
Scully D. Bracken D, O'Reilly J; (2005) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], UCC/Glenstal Abbey Insular Studies Seminar, Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick , 06-AUG-05 - 07-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)Cult Fiction, Films and Happenings, 12th Olomouc Colloquium of American Studies,
Damian Bracken; (2005) Images of the body in the cult and Life of St Patrick. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Cult Fiction, Films and Happenings, 12th Olomouc Colloquium of American Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic , 04-SEP-05 - 09-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings,
Damian Bracken; (2005) Pimples on the face of the earth: negative representations of the Irish in the Easter controversy. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings, Academy House, British Academy, London, UK , 12-OCT-05 - 14-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)Early Medieval Colloquium,
Damian Bracken; (2005) Ireland and Rome in the seventh century. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Early Medieval Colloquium, University of London, Senate House, London, UK , 02-NOV-05 - 02-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)The Papacy and Ireland,
Scully D, Bracken D.; (2005) Pontifical Irish College, Rome. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Papacy and Ireland, Rome , 13-APR-05 - 13-APR-05. [Details]
(2003)Youghal through the Ages,
Damian Bracken; (2003) Youghal through the Ages. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Youghal through the Ages, Youghal, Co Cork , 26-SEP-03 - 28-SEP-03. [Details]
(2001)Reform and renewal: Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century,
Damian Bracken; (2001) Reform and renewal: Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Reform and renewal: Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century, UCC and Cashel Co Tipperary , 12-OCT-01 - 14-OCT-03. [Details]
(2000)Pilgrimage 2000,
Damian Bracken; (2000) Pilgrimage 2000. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Pilgrimage 2000, UCC , 26-JUL-00 - 29-JUL-00. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Irish EU Presidency 2013 Conference: Eminent Europeans of Irish Origin Member Scientific Committee/
Royal Irish Academy National Committee for Historical Sciences Secretary/
ArCH - Armarium codicum hibernensium Director/
UCC Summer School in Irish Studies Director/
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Review Committee Member/
Crisis and recovery: Church and society in twelfth-century Ireland Director/
Reform and renewal: Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century Director/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Boston University, Department of History Visiting Associate Professor01-JAN-06 / 08-SEP-06
Boston College, Center for Irish Programs Visiting Professor01-JAN-15 / 30-JUN-15

Outreach Activities

 Description

Damian Bracken, 'Ireland and Rome in the early Middle Ages', invited lecture to Mallow Field Club, Mallow, Co Cork, Ireland, 17 January 2012

Teaching Interests


University College Cork
  • Hi1001 East and West: the origins of European identity / I Arts core
  • Hi1001/1118 Pilgrims and Crusaders / I Arts option
  • Hi2002 Early Irish canon law: the 'Collectio hibernensis' - Church and society / II Arts Case study
  • Hi2002 Patrick and his biographers / II Arts Case study
  • Hi2002 Celtic Christianity: history and historiography / II Arts Case study
  • Hi2029 Heresy and the control of dissent / II Arts option
  • Hi2031 Ireland and Rome: history, culture, contact / II Arts option
  • Hi3051 Ireland and the beginnings of Europe / III Arts option
  • HI3052 From pagans to Christians / III Arts option
  • Hi3200 The coming of the book / III Arts seminar
  • HI3200 Irish monasticism: from origins to Dissolution / III Arts seminar
  • Hi3200 Cities and civilisation / III Arts seminar
  • Hi3200 Computer applications for historians / III Arts seminar
  • Hi6009 The ends of the earth / MA in Medieval History core
  • Hi6036 Contexts for medieval history / MA in Medieval History course
  • Hi6037 Intellectual history / MA in Medieval History course

Boston University
  • CAS325 History of Ireland / Undergraduate optional course
  • CAS433 Modern Ireland / BA colloquium

Boston College
  • Hist 4863 Irish identity formation and expression


Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018From Pagans to Christians HI3052From Pagans to Christians