Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3000
E: D.Scully@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/
Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: 353-21-490-3781
E: d.scully@ucc.ie

Following undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral study at UCC, I was appointed Lecturer in medieval history in 2003. My doctoral thesis on Bede's Ecclesiastical History was supervised by Dr Jennifer O'Reilly; it explored Bede's response to the classical and early medieval image of Britain and Ireland. My subsequent research and teaching has continued to explore medieval ideas about these islands and the peripheries of the known world and Ocean, expressed in texts and images.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on representations of Ireland, its inhabitants, and wonders in a wider archipelagic context in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern era. I am interested in Classical ideas concerning Britain, Ireland, and their surrounding seas, and the shaping of those ideas by Graeco-Roman world-geographical and ethnographical thought and the demands of Roman imperialism. The analysis of the long-term legacy of these concepts, topoi, and stereotypes dominates my current research. I am investigating their transmission to the early Insular world and adaptation and subversion by Insular authorities, and the response of twelfth to seventeenth century English and other textual and visual sources to both Classical and early Insular interpretations of Irish and archipelagic history, culture, geography, and marvels.
My research interests converge in a monograph in preparation, The Bull of the Herd: Giraldus Cambrensis and the Invention of Barbarian Ireland. This is the first full-length study of Gerald of Wales's Irish writings since 1662. Gerald of Wales's Topography of Ireland (1188) dominated discourse on Ireland from the late 12th to the 17th centuries. I am examining the work in relation to the Classical and Early Insular sources as well as 12th century views of European peripheries, and considering its impact on Early Modern perceptions of Ireland.

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2011)'‘Proud Ocean has become a servant: a classical topos in the literature on Britain’s conquest and conversion’'
Scully, Diarmuid (2011) '‘Proud Ocean has become a servant: a classical topos in the literature on Britain’s conquest and conversion’' In: Listen, O Isles, unto me: Studies in Medieval Word and Image in honour of Jennifer O’Reilly. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1997)''Bede's commentaries on Tobit and the Canticle of Habakkuk in the context of his historiographical and exegetical thought''
Scully D.; (1997) ''Bede's commentaries on Tobit and the Canticle of Habakkuk in the context of his historiographical and exegetical thought'' In: Bede: On Tobit and On the Canticle of Habakkuk. Dublin: [Details]
(2007)'‘The Third Voyage of Cormac in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae: Analogues and Context’'
Diarmuid Scully (2007) '‘The Third Voyage of Cormac in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae: Analogues and Context’' In: J. Roberts and A. Minnis (eds.), Text, Image, Interpretation: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Literature and its Insular Context in Honour of Eamonn Ó Carragáin. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2011)Listen, O Isles, unto me: Studies in Medieval Word and Image in honour of Jennifer O’Reilly
Mullins, Elizabeth; Scully, Diarmuid (Ed.). (2011) Listen, O Isles, unto me: Studies in Medieval Word and Image in honour of Jennifer O’Reilly Listen, O Isles, unto me: Studies in Medieval Word and Image in honour of Jennifer O’Reilly. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'‘Augustus, Rome, Britain and Ireland on the Hereford Mappa Mundi: Imperium and Salvation’'
Diarmuid Scully (2013) '‘Augustus, Rome, Britain and Ireland on the Hereford Mappa Mundi: Imperium and Salvation’'. Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture, 4 (1):107-133 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'The Remonstrance of the Irish Princes 1317'
Scully, Diarmuid (2013) 'The Remonstrance of the Irish Princes 1317' History Ireland, . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2011)Anglo-Saxon Traces, 13th Intertnational Society of Anglo-Saxonists Conference
Diarmuid Scully (2011) ‘Location and Occupation: Bede, Gildas and the Roman vision of Britain’ . In: J. Roberts and L. Webster eds. Anglo-Saxon Traces, 13th Intertnational Society of Anglo-Saxonists Conference London, [Details]
(2009)Anglo-Saxon/Irish relations before the Vikings; British Academy and Royal Irish Academy joint symposium, 10-12 October, 2005
Diarmuid Scully (2009) Bede's Chronica Maiora: Early Insular History in a Universal Context . In: M. Ryan and J. Graham-Campbell eds. Anglo-Saxon/Irish relations before the Vikings; British Academy and Royal Irish Academy joint symposium, 10-12 October, 2005 London, [Details]
(2008)Un espace colonial et ses avatars. Naissance d’identités nationales : Angleterre, France, Irlande
Diarmuid Scully (2008) ‘Pagans, Christians and Barbarians: the Irish in Giraldus Cambrensis and the Graeco-Roman sources’ . In: F. Bourgne, L. Carruthers and A Sancery eds. Un espace colonial et ses avatars. Naissance d’identités nationales : Angleterre, France, Irlande Paris, , pp.45-59 [Details]
(2006)Reform and Renewal: Ireland and Europe in the Twelfth Century
Scully D.; (2006) Ireland and the Irish in Bernard of Clairvaux's Vita Malachiae; Representation and Context . In: D. Bracken and D. Ó Riaín-Raedel eds. Reform and Renewal: Ireland and Europe in the Twelfth Century Dublin, Ireland, , pp.239-256 [Details]
(2005)Bède le Vénérable: Entre Tradition et Posterité
Scully D.; (2005) Bede, Orosius and Gildas on the Early History of Britain . In: O. Szerwiniack, S. Lebecq and M. Perrin eds. Bède le Vénérable: Entre Tradition et Posterité Lille, , pp.30-42 [Details]
(2003)Ireland (Ulster), Scotland: Concepts, Contexts, Comparisons; the Irish-Scottish Academic Initiative Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 20th-22nd September, 2002 (Belfast, 2002)
Diarmuid Scully (2003) ‘At World’s End: Scotland and Ireland in the Graeco-Roman Imagination’ Ireland (Ulster), Scotland: Concepts, Contexts, Comparisons; the Irish-Scottish Academic Initiative Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, 20th-22nd September, 2002 (Belfast, 2002) [Details]

Articles

YearPublication
(2013)‘Bernard of Clairvaux: Life of St Malachy’ in Treasures of Irish Christianity II: A People of the Word.
Diarmuid Scully (2013) ‘Bernard of Clairvaux: Life of St Malachy’ in Treasures of Irish Christianity II: A People of the Word. Dublin: Articles [Details]
(2012)'Skellig Michael' in Treasures of Irish Christianity I: People and Places, Images and Texts.
Diarmuid Scully (2012) 'Skellig Michael' in Treasures of Irish Christianity I: People and Places, Images and Texts. Dublin: Articles [Details]
(2014)Reflections on Significance of the Fr Matthew Statue, in Antoin O'Callagan, 'The Statue: Cork’s Monument to Fr Matthew, the Apostle of Temperance'.
Diarmuid Scully (2014) Reflections on Significance of the Fr Matthew Statue, in Antoin O'Callagan, 'The Statue: Cork’s Monument to Fr Matthew, the Apostle of Temperance'. Cork: Articles [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2014)Review of P. Gaffney and J. Picard (eds.), The Medieval Imagination Mirabile Dictu: Essays in Honour of Yolande de Pontfarcy Sexton (Dublin, 2012) in Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, vol. 141 (2014) 235-37.
Diarmuid Scully (2014) Review of P. Gaffney and J. Picard (eds.), The Medieval Imagination Mirabile Dictu: Essays in Honour of Yolande de Pontfarcy Sexton (Dublin, 2012) in Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, vol. 141 (2014) 235-37. Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)Review of G. Lindsay Campbell, Strange Creatures: Anthropology in Antiquity (London, 2006) in Classics Ireland 15 (2008).
Diarmuid Scully (2008) Review of G. Lindsay Campbell, Strange Creatures: Anthropology in Antiquity (London, 2006) in Classics Ireland 15 (2008). Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Review of C. Hourihane (ed.), From Ireland Coming: Irish Art from the Early Christian to the Gothic Period and its European Context (Princeton, 2001), in Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 107 (2002) 235-36.
Diarmuid Scully (2002) Review of C. Hourihane (ed.), From Ireland Coming: Irish Art from the Early Christian to the Gothic Period and its European Context (Princeton, 2001), in Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 107 (2002) 235-36. Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)Review of James Muldoon, Identity on the Medieval Irish Frontier: Degenerate Englishmen, Wild Irishmen, Middle Nations (Gainesville, FL, 2003) in The Irish Review, no. 32 (Autumn/Winter 2004) 123-26.
Diarmuid Scully (2004) Review of James Muldoon, Identity on the Medieval Irish Frontier: Degenerate Englishmen, Wild Irishmen, Middle Nations (Gainesville, FL, 2003) in The Irish Review, no. 32 (Autumn/Winter 2004) 123-26. Book Reviews [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2009)'How the Celts saved Britain', Evening Echo, 25th May, 2009.
Diarmuid Scully (2009) 'How the Celts saved Britain', Evening Echo, 25th May, 2009. Cork: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Online Multimedia

YearPublication
(2006)‘Ireland, A.D. 400-1066’; ‘The Early Irish Church’; ‘Writing in Early Ireland’; ‘The Golden Age of Irish Art’; ‘The Vikings’; ‘The Twelfth Century Reform Movement in Ireland’: Medieval Ireland entries in Matthew Cock (ed.), World Time-Lines Project, British Museum online project (2006).
Diarmuid Scully (2006) ‘Ireland, A.D. 400-1066’; ‘The Early Irish Church’; ‘Writing in Early Ireland’; ‘The Golden Age of Irish Art’; ‘The Vikings’; ‘The Twelfth Century Reform Movement in Ireland’: Medieval Ireland entries in Matthew Cock (ed.), World Time-Lines Project, British Museum online project (2006). Online Multimedia [Details]

CD-ROM Multimedia Art Work

YearPublication
(2010)‘Rome and Ireland’; ‘The Irish Church’ in D. Dyas (ed.), The Story of the Church in England, Christianity and Culture Project, University of York, interactive DVD (York, 2010).
Diarmuid Scully (2010) ‘Rome and Ireland’; ‘The Irish Church’ in D. Dyas (ed.), The Story of the Church in England, Christianity and Culture Project, University of York, interactive DVD (York, 2010). CD-ROM Multimedia Art Work [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2000Orbis Hiberniae: Views of Ireland and the Irish in Antiquity and their legacy, a component of Culture-Contact, Nation and State: Ireland in a Comparative Context Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions
2001two-year Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences IRCHSS
2001Historiography and Identity in Ireland and Britain UCC Arts Faculty Research Fund
2008History, Exegesis, and Iconography in the Early Insular world: a Conference in honour of Dr Jennifer O'Reilly. UCC College of Arts Celtic Studies Social Sciences Conference
2012National University of Ireland Maynooth, Foras Feasa Research Fellowship National University of Ireland Maynooth
2009Listen O Isles unto me National University of Ireland Publication Fund

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Society of Anglo-Saxonists member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2009)Institute for Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast,
Scully D.; (2009) Ireland, Rome and England: images of imperium in the Hereford Mappa Mundi. [Oral Presentation], Institute for Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast , 25-MAR-09 - 25-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)International Congress on Medieval Studies,
Scully D.; (2009) Ocean as topos in the Early Insular sources. [Oral Presentation], International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA , 06-MAY-09 - 09-MAY-09. [Details]
(2008)Celtic Conference in Classics,
Scully D.; (2008) Bede's Chronica Maiora. [Oral Presentation], Celtic Conference in Classics, University College Cork , 09-JUL-08 - 12-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)History, Exegesis, and Iconography in the Early Insular world: a Conference in honour of Dr Jennifer O'Reilly,
Scully D., Mullins E.; (2008) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], History, Exegesis, and Iconography in the Early Insular world: a Conference in honour of Dr Jennifer O'Reilly, University College Cork and Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick , 14-AUG-08 - 15-AUG-08. [Details]
(2008)Annual Conference, Irish Association of Art Historians,
Scully D.; (2008) Visualising World's End: Ireland in Medieval Cartography. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference, Irish Association of Art Historians, University College Dublin , 29-MAR-08 - 29-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)The Unnatural World I: Visualising Wonders, International Medieval Congress,
Scully D.; (2008) Where are the monsters? Ireland as civilised space on the Hereford Map. [Oral Presentation], The Unnatural World I: Visualising Wonders, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds , 04-JUL-08 - 08-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)History, Exegesis, and Iconography in the Early Insular world: a Conference in honour of Dr Jennifer O'Reilly,
Scully D.; (2008) Ireland and Britain in Medieval Mappae Mundi: the Classical and Early Insular Inheritance. [Oral Presentation], History, Exegesis, and Iconography in the Early Insular world: a Conference in honour of Dr Jennifer O'Reilly, University College Cork and Glenstal Abbey , 14-AUG-08 - 14-AUG-08. [Details]
(2008)Pontifical Irish College, Rome, Lecture,
Diarmuid Scully (2008) Ireland, Rome and the First Christmas. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Pontifical Irish College, Rome, Lecture, Rome , 15-DEC-08 - 15-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008)Reading Rome: A Symposium in honour of Prof. Eamonn Ó Carragáin,
Scully D.; (2008) Mapping Ireland in the Middle Ages: the legacy of Rome. [Oral Presentation], Reading Rome: A Symposium in honour of Prof. Eamonn Ó Carragáin, University College Cork , 08-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008)Reading Rome: A Symposium in honour of Prof. Eamonn Ó Carragáin,
Scully D., Walshe É., Bracken D.; (2008) Co-organiser. [Oral Presentation], Reading Rome: A Symposium in honour of Prof. Eamonn Ó Carragáin, University College Cork , 08-MAR-08 - 08-MAR-08. [Details]
(2007)Columbanus and the Roots of Christian Europe,
Scully D.; (2007) From Ocean to Rome: the worlds of Columbanus and Gildas in their Classical geographical context. [Oral Presentation], Columbanus and the Roots of Christian Europe, Pontifical Irish College, Rome , 06-DEC-07 - 07-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007)Jornadas Argentino-Irlandesas: Encuentro de dos Culturas,
Scully D.; (2007) Conquering New Worlds: the Roman Empire as a model for English and Spanish Imperium in Ireland and Latin America. [Oral Presentation], Jornadas Argentino-Irlandesas: Encuentro de dos Culturas, Facultad de Filosofía, Historia y Letras, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina , 07-AUG-07 - 07-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)Conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists,
Scully D.; (2007) Among the Ruins: Bede and his sources on the geography and built environment of Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxon Traces,. [Oral Presentation], Conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, London , 30-JUL-07 - 05-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)Russia-Ireland: Past and Present,
Scully D.; (2007) From very great and ancient nations: Russia, the Scythians, and the origins of the Irish people in the Classical and Early Insular sources. [Oral Presentation], 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)Bede and Exegesis II session, International Congress on Medieval Studies,
Scully D.; (2007) History and Exegesis in Bede's Greater Chronicle. [Oral Presentation], Bede and Exegesis II session, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA , 10-MAY-07 - 14-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)MA in Comparative Literature seminar, French Department, UCC,
Scully D.; (2007) Cannibals and Kings: Froissart and Classical stereotypes of Irish Barbarism. [Oral Presentation], MA in Comparative Literature seminar, French Department, UCC, University College Cork , 22-NOV-07 - 22-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)Charleville Historical Society,
Scully D.; (2007) The Wild Irish in Munster: Edmund Spenser and his Graeco-Roman and Medieval Sources on the Irish as Barbarians. [Oral Presentation], Charleville Historical Society, Cork , 16-NOV-07 - 16-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)Bandon Historical Society,
Scully D.; (2007) Gerald of Wales and the Wonders of Ireland at the Ends of the Earth. [Oral Presentation], Bandon Historical Society, Cork, Ireland , 19-OCT-07 - 19-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Insular Studies Seminar, University College Cork,
Scully D.; (2007) The Atlantic archipelago on the Hereford World-Map. [Oral Presentation], Insular Studies Seminar, University College Cork, Cork , 03-MAR-07 - 03-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006)Meitheal Mara, Cork,
Scully D.; (2006) Ocean and pilgrimage in Early Medieval Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Meitheal Mara, Cork, Cork , 16-JUL-06 - 16-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)Ireland, Rome and the Holy See: History, Culture, Contact,,
Scully D.; (2006) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Ireland, Rome and the Holy See: History, Culture, Contact,, Pontifical Irish College, , 31-MAR-06 - 01-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Ireland, Rome and the Holy See: History, Culture, Contact,
Scully D.; (2006) Stuffed with Irish porridge: Classical Roman stereotypes of the Irish and their legacy. [Oral Presentation], Ireland, Rome and the Holy See: History, Culture, Contact, Pontifical Irish College, Rome , 31-MAR-06 - 01-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)The Age of Exile: Joyce, Nabokov, Beckett and Others,
Scully D.; (2006) Scotia and Scythia: Ireland and Russia in the Graeco-Roman and Medieval Western Imagination. [Oral Presentation], The Age of Exile: Joyce, Nabokov, Beckett and Others, State University of St Petersburg and V. V. Nabokov Museum, St Petersburg, Russia , 17-JUN-06 - 17-JUN-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)Bede and Exegesis I session, International Congress on Medieval Studies,
Scully D.; (2005) Classical and Patristic images of the North in Bede's account of Insular conversion. [Oral Presentation], Bede and Exegesis I session, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA , 05-MAY-05 - 08-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)UCC/Glenstal Insular Studies Seminar,
Scully D.; (2005) Worlds beyond Ocean: an Insular topos and its history. [Oral Presentation], UCC/Glenstal Insular Studies Seminar, Glenstal Abbey , 06-AUG-05 - 07-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings, a Royal Irish Academy/British Academy symposium,
Scully D.; (2005) Bede's Greater Chronicle: Early Insular history in a Universal Context. [Oral Presentation], Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings, a Royal Irish Academy/British Academy symposium, London , 12-OCT-05 - 14-OCT-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]
(2014)Department of History of Art and Architecture Research Seminar series, TCD,
Diarmuid Scully (2014) ‘Envisioning the First English Empire: Map, Text and Image in MS 700, National Library of Ireland, Dublin’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of History of Art and Architecture Research Seminar series, TCD, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Maps and Diagrams in Medieval Art, The Index of Christian Art, Princeton University,
Diarmuid Scully (2013) ‘The Representation of Ireland on the Hereford Mappa Mundi: Contexts and Implications’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Maps and Diagrams in Medieval Art, The Index of Christian Art, Princeton University, Princeton University . [Details]
(2014)‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea,
Diarmuid Scully (2014) ‘Visions of Ireland as a holy or savage island on medieval maps’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)St Brendan International Conference, 'The Gathering',
Diarmuid Scully (2013) ‘Islands and Ocean: Contexts for the Brendan Voyage and the Hereford World-Map’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], St Brendan International Conference, 'The Gathering', Tralee, Co. Kerry . [Details]
(2013)International Medieval Congress,
Diarmuid Scully (2013) ‘Subverting Bede: Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hibernica and its response to the Historia Ecclesiastica on Ireland and the Irish’. [Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, Leeds . [Details]
(2014)Ireland and Germany: Past, Present and Future Connections,
Diarmuid Scully (2014) 'The South-West of Ireland on Medieval World-Maps: the Meaning and Implications of its Location. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland and Germany: Past, Present and Future Connections, Rosscarbery, West Cork . [Details]
(2012)Transition in the Medieval World,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Ends of Empire and the Earth: Mapping the Orkney Islands in the Western Imagination from Antiquity to Gerald of Wales’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Transition in the Medieval World, University of York . [Details]
(2012)International Medieval Congress,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Gerald of Wales and the English Conquest of Ireland: Map, text and marginal illustration in MS 700, National Library of Ireland’. [Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, Leeds . [Details]
(2014)International Medieval Congress,
Diarmuid Scully (2014) ‘Mapping an English Empire in a manuscript of Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hibernica and Expugnatio Hibernica (MS 700, National Library of Ireland, Dublin)’. [Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, Leeds . [Details]
(2012)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) 'The Remonstrance of the Irish Princes: an answer to Gerald of Wales?'. [Oral Presentation], Irish Conference of Medievalists, University College Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Twelfth-century Historiography at the Fringes of Europe: A Workshop,
Diarmuid Scully (2014) ‘Reading Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hibernica: problems and opportunities’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Twelfth-century Historiography at the Fringes of Europe: A Workshop, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Classical Association of Ireland Summer School,
Diarmuid Scully (2013) ‘At the Edges of the Earth: Ireland and Scythia in the Classical and Medieval Imagination’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Classical Association of Ireland Summer School, Cork . [Details]
(2012)International Medieval Congress,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Augustus, Rome, and the Atlantic archipelago on the Hereford mappa mundi’. [Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, Leeds . [Details]
(2012)Borderlines XV, Living on the Edge: Inspiration, Imagination, Vision,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Location, National Origins, and Political Authority: Gerald of Wales’s Topography of Ireland and the Map of Europe in MS 700, NLI, Dublin’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Borderlines XV, Living on the Edge: Inspiration, Imagination, Vision, University College Cork . [Details]
(2012)Maps and Society Lecture Series, Warburg Institute,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Mapping the Farthest Western Lands: Gerald of Wales, Ireland and English Imperium in the Twelfth Century’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Maps and Society Lecture Series, Warburg Institute, London . [Details]
(2012)3rd Symposium on Late Medieval Studies in Ireland ‘From Ireland outwards: interactions between Ireland & western Christendom in the late medieval period',
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Constructing Identities in Late Medieval Ireland’. [Oral Presentation], 3rd Symposium on Late Medieval Studies in Ireland ‘From Ireland outwards: interactions between Ireland & western Christendom in the late medieval period', UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, UCC School of History and Dublin Medieval Society; University College Cork . [Details]
(2012)Dublin Medieval Society Lecture Series,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Inventing the Irish Barbarian: Giraldus Cambrensis and the creation of a Myth in Text and Image’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Dublin Medieval Society Lecture Series, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2012)School of History Research Seminar,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Merlin, Stonehenge and the Giants in Ireland: Gerald of Wales and the Political Uses of History’. [Oral Presentation], School of History Research Seminar, University College Cork . [Details]
(2002)Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
Diarmuid Scully (2002) ‘Giraldus Cambrensis and the Irish: the Creation of a Popular Ethnic Stereotype’. [Oral Presentation], Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick . [Details]
(2009)The Roots of Nationhood: archaeology and history in Scotland, Scottish Archaeological Forum conference,
Diarmuid Scully (2009) ‘Caledonia and Rome: the forging of Scotland’s identity in the Ancient World’. [Oral Presentation], The Roots of Nationhood: archaeology and history in Scotland, Scottish Archaeological Forum conference, University of Glasgow . [Details]
(2009)School of History Research Seminar,
Diarmuid Scully (2009) ‘At the limit beyond which no-one dwells: Mapping Ireland in the Middle Ages’. [Oral Presentation], School of History Research Seminar, University College Cork . [Details]
(2011)XIV International Celtic Congress,
Diarmuid Scully (2011) ‘Gerald of Wales and the Irish Origin Legend’. [Oral Presentation], XIV International Celtic Congress, Maynooth . [Details]
(2002)Seminar on Early Insular Culture,
Diarmuid Scully (2002) ‘The Saints in Ocean: some Hiberno-Latin Sea-Voyages and their Classical Analogues’. [Oral Presentation], Seminar on Early Insular Culture, Glenstal Abbey . [Details]
(2001)Crime and Punishment, 10th Annual School of Languages and Literature Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature, Language, Film and Visual Arts,
Diarmuid Scully (2001) ‘Forbidden Voyage: Exploration of the North Atlantic Ocean as a Transgressive Act in Classical and Early Insular Literature’. [Oral Presentation], Crime and Punishment, 10th Annual School of Languages and Literature Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature, Language, Film and Visual Arts, University College Cork . [Details]
(1993)Relics, Reliquaries and Associated Places, Roscrea Spring Conference,
Diarmuid Scully (1993) ‘The Rivalry of Saints’ Cults in Early Medieval Northumbria’. [Oral Presentation], Relics, Reliquaries and Associated Places, Roscrea Spring Conference, Mount St Joseph Abbey, Roscrea . [Details]
(2001)Institute of Historical Research, Seminar,
Diarmuid Scully (2001) ‘Visions of Archipelago and Ocean: Classical and Late Antique accounts of Britain, Ireland, and their surrounding seas’. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Institute of Historical Research, Seminar, London . [Details]
(2000)The Age of Conversion in Northern Europe, Centre for Medieval Studies Conference,
Diarmuid Scully (2000) ‘Melting the Frozen North: Bede and his Sources on the Conversion of Britain and the Gentile World’. [Oral Presentation], The Age of Conversion in Northern Europe, Centre for Medieval Studies Conference, University of York . [Details]
(1999)International Congress of Celtic Studies XI,
Diarmuid Scully (1999) ‘Evil from the North: the Irish in Gildas’ De Excidio Britanniae’. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Celtic Studies XI, University College Cork . [Details]
(1999)Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West,
Diarmuid Scully (1999) ‘The Conversion of Roman Britain: Bede’s Narrative’. [Oral Presentation], Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West, University of York . [Details]
(1996)‘Gens Innoxia: the Irish in Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum’,
Diarmuid Scully (1996) ‘Gens Innoxia: the Irish in Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ‘Gens Innoxia: the Irish in Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum’, Claremorris . [Details]
(2001)Reform and Renewal: Ireland and Europe in the Twelfth Century,,
Diarmuid Scully (2001) ‘Ireland and the Irish in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Life of Malachy’. [Oral Presentation], Reform and Renewal: Ireland and Europe in the Twelfth Century,, Univeristy College Cork and Cashel . [Details]
(2000)Insular Studies/Latin Bible Research Seminar,
Diarmuid Scully (2000) ‘Where once dragons lay: Bede’s Description of Britain and Ireland and Interpretation of their Conversion’. [Oral Presentation], Insular Studies/Latin Bible Research Seminar, University College Cork . [Details]
(2003)Culture, Place and Identity, XXVI Irish Conference of Historians,
Diarmuid Scully (2003) Ireland and the Irish in Edmund Campion’s Two Bokes of the Histories of Ireland’. [Oral Presentation], Culture, Place and Identity, XXVI Irish Conference of Historians, University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry . [Details]
(2002)Ireland’s Heritages: Critical Perspectives on Consumption, Method and Memory,
Diarmuid Scully (2002) ‘The First Guide to Irish Heritage: Giraldus Cambrensis’s Topographia Hiberniae’. [Oral Presentation], Ireland’s Heritages: Critical Perspectives on Consumption, Method and Memory, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Castlebar . [Details]
(2004)National Identity and Cultural Exchange, Irish-Scottish Academic Initiative Conference,
Diarmuid Scully (2004) ‘Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Scotland, Ireland and their Inhabitants: the Classical Inheritance’. [Oral Presentation], National Identity and Cultural Exchange, Irish-Scottish Academic Initiative Conference, University of Edinburgh . [Details]
(2002)International Medieval Congress,
Diarmuid Scully (2002) ‘Early Insular Models for Twelfth Century Representations of Ireland and the Irish’,. [Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, Leeds . [Details]
(2003)Ulster Historical Society Lecture Series,
Diarmuid Scully (2003) The Uses of the Past in Edmund Campion’s Two Bokes of the Histories of Ireland’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Ulster Historical Society Lecture Series, Queen's University Belfast . [Details]
(2004)International Medieval Congress,
Diarmuid Scully (2004) ‘Visions of Empire in Adomnán and the Early Insular Sources: the Classical and Patristic inheritance’. [Oral Presentation], International Medieval Congress, Leeds . [Details]
(2004)'Food and History' Conference,
Diarmuid Scully (2004) ‘Living on Beasts and Living like Beasts: Representations of the Irish and their Diet in Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages’. [Oral Presentation], 'Food and History' Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2002)Bède le Vénérable: bilan et perspectives,
Diarmuid Scully (2002) ‘Bede, Orosius and Gildas on the Early History of Britain’. [Oral Presentation], Bède le Vénérable: bilan et perspectives, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens/Université de Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle . [Details]
(2012)Researching Identities Roundtable, Identities Research Cluster, CACSSS,
Diarmuid Scully (2012) ‘Identities in Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hibernica and Expugnatio Hibernica’. [Oral Presentation], Researching Identities Roundtable, Identities Research Cluster, CACSSS, University College Cork . [Details]
(2009)Ireland and Rome: History, Representation, Art,
Diarmuid Scully (2009) ‘Mapping Ireland and Rome in the Middle Ages’. [Oral Presentation], Ireland and Rome: History, Representation, Art, Pontifical Irish College, Rome . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC Library Users' Committee Library Representative2009 / 2012
Cork University Press Publications Committee member2012 / 2015
Board of Language and Cultural Studies Chair2010 / 2013

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in History01-SEP-03 /
University College Cork Postdoctoral Fellow01-JAN-00 / 01-JAN-01
University College Cork Full-Time Temporary College Lecturer in History01-JAN-01 / 01-JAN-03

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1986University College Cork BA
1989University College Cork MA
1999University College Cork PhD

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway Campus

External Examiner, School of Humanities

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Castlebar Campus

External Examiner, School of Humanities

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Programmatic Review Panel Member, BA in Heritage Studies and BA (Hons) in Heritage Studies

St Patrick's College, Pontfical University, Maynooth

External Examiner, Taught Masters, History of Christianity

St Patrick’s College, Pontifical University, Maynooth

External Examiner in Ecclesiastical History

Outreach Activities

 Description

Public event: Classical Association of Ireland (Cork branch), talks

‘Creating Barbarian Ireland: the legacy of Classical cartography and ethnography’, Classical Association of Ireland, Cork branch, 22 Sept 2009

‘Medieval Maps: their Classical Inheritance’, The Classical Association of Ireland, Cork branch, 5 Dec, 2011

‘The Roman Empire: a model for Gerald of Wales on the medieval English conquest of Ireland’, Classical Association of Ireland, Cork branch, 6 Oct, 2014 


Delegation to China

Member of UCC Delegation visit to Shanghai, 6-10 Sept, 2010. Presentations on medieval Irish cultural history and round-table discussion on mutual research and teaching interests, Shanghai University (9 Sept) and Fudan University (10 Sept).

Public event: Culture Night

‘Medieval influences on the design of St Vincent’s Church: art and architecture’, St Vincent’s Church, Sundays Well, Cork, Culture Night, 21 Sept., 2012

‘The stained glass windows of St Vincent’s Church: symbolism and meaning’, St Vincent’s Church, Sundays Well, Cork, Culture Night, 20 Sept., 2013

Public event: Inter-Universities Debate

‘The arrival of the Normans was no bad thing’, Annual Inter-University Debate, Kilkenny Archaeological Society, Kilkenny Castle, 23 April, 2014 (UCC team, with Dr Paul MacCotter)

Liaison and co-ordination: St Petersburg delegation visit to UCC

Days of St Petersburg

in Cork (15th-16th May 2008), sponsored by the City Government of St Petersburg in co-operation with Cork City Council and School of History, UCC. Liaison with St Petersburg City Govt officials, UCC, and Cork City Council re. delegation’s visit to UCC (public lectures, concert, art exhibition).


Schools Visit, talk

‘Introducing medieval maps’, History Week at Regina Mundi school, Douglas, Cork, 28 April, 2013


Research Roundtable

Co-organiser with Dr Mairin MacCarron, Garret Fitzgerald Postdoctoral Fellow, NUIG, of Bede Studies Day research roundtable at UCC, 30th November, 2012

Teaching Interests

My undergraduate and MA teaching is research-driven, emphasises the importance of visual as well as textual primary sources, and actively promotes critical discussion with students. My approach to teaching is deeply indebted to Dr Jennifer O'Reilly, who taught me as an undergraduate, and who supervised my postgraduate research. I value collaborative teaching, and am currently co-teaching the Third Year seminar HI 3200 Place, People and History with Dr Clare O'Halloran, as will as the First Year modules HI 1003 East and West and HI 1008 Pilgrims and Crusaders with Dr Malgorzata D'Aughton. Apart from my contribution to East and West, which introduces First Year students to medieval history, my teaching focusses on issues of identity and concepts of space, the barbarous and exotic, chiefly in relation to Ireland, viewed in the context of the wider British-Irish archipelago. I emphasise the classical inheritance, and the long term impact of medieval ideas, beliefs and stereotypes.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Emer Hallissey University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIESThe Representation of Ireland and the Irish in the Vision of Tnugdal
2011Sinead O'Shea University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘An Analysis of Bede’s Portrayal and Utilisation of the Afterlife in the Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum’
2015Daniel Bourke University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIESGerald of Wales's Justification of the English Conquest of Ireland and how to complete it in his Topographia Hibernica and Expugnatio Hibernica
2010Jennifer Coughlan University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘Bede’s Attitudes towards Women reconsidered: Texts and Contexts’
2014Brid Furlong University College CorkJacobite Histories: a comparative analysis of Thomas Innes' A critical essay on the ancient inhabitants of the northern parts of Britain or Scotland (1729) and James MacGeoghegan's History of Ireland: ancient and modern (1758-62)
2011Mary Teresa Fahy University College Cork‘Byzantine Icons and Iconography in Munster’
2011Sinead O'Shea University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘An Analysis of Bede’s Portrayal and Utilisation of the Afterlife in the Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum’
2012Finola McCarthy University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIESMiracles and Humility in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum: In response to the Thought of Gregory the Great
2009Eoghan Ahern University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘Ireland as a Paradisaical Island in Bede and Gerald of Wales’
2009David Larkin University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘Orosius, Salvian and Gildas: Late Antique Representations of the Barbarians and their Classical Context’
2009Dáithí Ó Mathghamhna University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘Crisis and Reform: Bede’s Letter to Ecgbert and the Model Kingship of Oswald of Northumbria’
2009Una McGrath University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘The Atlantic Archipelago on the Hereford Map: Themes of Centre and Periphery’
2010Frances Buckley University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘Civilisation and Salvation at the Ends of the Earth: Ireland and the Hereford Map in Context’
2008Stephen Ronald Hackett University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES, ‘The Role of Visions in Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum’
2007Britt Forde University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘Interpretations of National Disaster: Gildas and Salvian on the Barbarian Invasions’
2006Michael Deasy University College Cork‘Ireland, Britain, and Scythia: Ethnic Stereotypes in the Context of World-Geography from Antiquity to the Middle Ages’
2006Louise Madden-O’Shea University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES, ‘Gildas’s Objectives and Techniques in the De Excidio Britanniae’
2006Dáithí Ó Riain University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘Universality, Particularism and Authority: Iona and the Insular Easter Controversy’
2006Sarah McCann University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES‘Authority, Orthodoxy and Sanctity in Stephen of Ripon’s Vita Wilfridi

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Coughlan Jennifer Josephine Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Geography and Imagination in the Middle Ages HI2017Geography and Imagination in the Middle Ages