Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: M.DAughton@ucc.ie
Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353 (0)21 490 3353
E: m.daughton@ucc.ie

I was born in Lublin, Poland, where I studied at KUL University. Later I obtained my MA and PhD from University College Cork. My doctoral dissertation focused on a ninth-century Irish-influenced manuscript found in Cracow, Poland. Between 2004-2008, as an IRCHSS Research Fellow at the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, I carried out an important survey of medieval and early modern artefacts from existing mendicant houses in Ireland. See http://www.ucd.ie/mocleirigh/research/materialcultureofirishmendicantorders/.

I specialise in the cultural and religious history of the Middle Ages. I have worked on Irish illuminated manuscripts, manuscripts in Polish libraries, and most recently, the cultural history of Irish mendicant orders. I have taught on various aspects of medieval culture, both in Ireland and Poland. My professional experience includes work on the current Franciscan faith: sacred art in Ireland 1600-1750 exhibition as well as the permanent Medieval Ireland exhibition, both at the National Museum of Ireland.

In December 2013 the Monastic Ireland project (Dr Rachel Moss, TCD, PI; Dr Edel Bhreathnach, Discovery Programme, PA; and myself as PA) received funding of €369,000 from the Irish Research Council for its three-year ‘Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement’ research project under the Advanced Project Grant scheme (2013-16). The project's website was launched by Minister, Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on 4 December 2014. The project team organised an international Monastic Europe conference in August 2015 and is currently editing the proceedings to be published by Brepols Publishers in 2017 (editors Edel Bhreathnach, Keith Smith, Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton). This multidisciplinary project investigates the nature of medieval monasticism in Ireland and Europe, looking at its social, political, cultural and spiritual legacy. The Monastic Ireland project also has as an outreach element that provides information for educators, school children and tourists. See www.monastic.ie; http://research.ie/intro_slide/monastic-ireland-launch-irish-research-council-projects-resource-webs.

I am also interested in communicating the past into non-academic audiences through community engagement and a medium of theatre. A joint application with Dr Bernadette Cronin, Drama and Theatre Studies, UCC received funding of €9,680 from CACSSS for the Intersections: Culture and Creativity project. The project engages international creative artists and researchers who work on development of an original performance piece based on a fourteenth-century pilgrimage account through a series of workshops and outreach activities. A play titled 'Friars Walk' and based on that account was performed as part of Cork Midsummer Festival, 2015. See https://www.facebook.com/pages/Intersections/1452365125058185. A radio programme inspired by the performance was broadcast by UCC Campus Radio in September 2016 and RTÉ Lyric FM in December 2016; http://tinyurl.com/friarswalkseries; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eJi_vnl0Xk. In April 2017 I contributed to the Lyric FM programme 'Jerusalem Passion' that explored the theme of the Passion of Christ, elucidating universal themes of suffering and devotion; https://soundcloud.com/the-lyric-feature/sets/jerusalem-passion.

Research Interests

Research Interests • History of medieval religious orders • Cultural and religious history of the Franciscan Order • Art and piety in the Middle Ages • Form-of-life and identity • Death and commemoration • Gender and models of sanctity • Sacred, liminal and transition spaces • Irish liturgical silver in late medieval and early modern periods • Illuminated manuscripts • Iconography of the Man of Sorrows Related Interests • Application of History outside of the academia • Relevance of History to other disciplines • Student employability I am currently working towards producing a monograph on Franciscan cultural history in late medieval Ireland with a particular focus on piety, patronage and identity. Currently prepared papers deal with Franciscan image and identity, and with burials and devotions. Recent peer-reviewed papers include • ‘Prayer, penance and the Passion of Christ: The iconographic programme of the Franciscan friary at Ennis, Ireland’, Studies in Iconography, 37, 2016, 75-108; the paper sheds a new light on the popular late medieval image of the Man of Sorrows and places in within Franciscan textual tradition. It discusses the set of late fifteenth-century sculptural images as reflection of Franciscan ideologies and the turbulent events in the life of the O'Brien family. • 'Inflamed with seraphic ardor: Franciscan learning and spirituality in the fourteenth-century Irish pilgrimage account’, Franciscan Studies, 70, 2012, 283-312; the paper deals with an understudied and the only pilgrimage account to survive from late medieval Ireland by analysing the role of international religious orders in the transmission of cultural ideas between Ireland, continental Europe and Islamic territories. • ‘Relics and riches: familiarising the unknown in a fourteenth-century pilgrimage account from Ireland’, in M. Boulton et al., ed., The art, literature and material culture of the medieval world. Transition, transformation and taxonomy (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015), 111-124: explores the role of real and imaginary Jerusalem as well as the process of naming new experiences. • ‘Material culture of mendicant orders in medieval Ireland’, in M.M. de Cevins, ed., Marginalité, économie et christianisme. Les frères mendiants dans l’économie du sacré en Europe centrale (Rennes: Rennes University, 2017, in press, with Anne-Julie Lafaye): by utilising anthropological studies, the paper sets the seemingly opposing issues of poverty and materiality in a wider theoretical framework. • 'Spaces of movement and meditation: Franciscan choirs in Ireland', in H. Morvan, ed., Which sources for the history of choir location in mendicant churches (13th-16th centuries)? (Rome: Ecole française de Rome, submitted, with Anne-Julie Lafaye): the paper discusses the position of a choir in Irish Franciscan churches, focusing on how the choir was related to the general division and organisation of ecclesiastical space, and how the choir expressed Franciscan ideals, both materially and symbolically. A more long-term project is based on my interest in Polish illuminated manuscripts, 800-1300. The research looks at manuscripts as witnesses to changes in the nature of cultural, ecclesiastical and political relationships between medieval Poland and the rest of Europe. I am a co-editor of 'Monastic Europe: Community, Landscape and Settlement' to be published shortly by Brepols.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Intersections: Culture and CreativityUCC Strategic Research Fund01-OCT-1430-SEP-15€9,680.00
Material Culture of the Irish Mendicant OrdersIrish Research Council01-MAR-0601-MAR-08€220,000.00
Monastic Ireland: Landscape and SettlementIrish Research Council01-MAR-1431-AUG-16€369,000.00
Post-Doctoral IRCHSS FellowshipIrish Research Council01-JAN-0201-JAN-04

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2017)'‘Material culture of mendicant orders in medieval Ireland’'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton and Anne-Julie Lafaye (2017) '‘Material culture of mendicant orders in medieval Ireland’' In: M.M. de Cevins (eds). Marginalité, économie et christianisme. Les frères mendiants dans l’économie du sacré en Europe centrale. Rennes: Rennes University. [Details]
(2017)''Spaces of movement and meditation: Franciscan choirs in Ireland''
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton with Anne-Julie Lafaye (2017) ''Spaces of movement and meditation: Franciscan choirs in Ireland'' In: H. Morvan (eds). Which sources for the history of choir location in mendicant churches (13th-16th centuries)?. Rome: Ecole française de Rome. [Details]
(2011)'A gemmarium for the recognition of precious stones in the Cracow, Chapter Library, MS 140: a study on the unity of exegetical themes'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2011) 'A gemmarium for the recognition of precious stones in the Cracow, Chapter Library, MS 140: a study on the unity of exegetical themes' In: E. Mullins and D. Scully (eds). Listen, O Isles, unto me. Studies in medieval word and image in honour of Jennifer O'Reilly. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Catalogue (with contributions from Raghnall Ó Floinn and Mailan Doquang)'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2011) 'Catalogue (with contributions from Raghnall Ó Floinn and Mailan Doquang)' In: R. Ó Floinn (eds). Franciscan faith: sacred art in Ireland, AD 1600-1750. Dublin: National Museum of Ireland & Wordwell. [Details]
(2011)'Me fieri fecit: Franciscan chalices 1600-1650'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2011) 'Me fieri fecit: Franciscan chalices 1600-1650' In: R. Ó Floinn (eds). Franciscan faith: sacred art in Ireland, AD 1600-1750. Dublin: National Museum of Ireland. [Details]
(2009)'Chalices have wings'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2009) 'Chalices have wings' In: J. Fenwick (eds). Lost and found II. Rediscovering Ireland's past. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
(2009)'Franciscan chalices, 1600-1650'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2009) 'Franciscan chalices, 1600-1650' In: E. Bhreathnach, J. McCafferty, J. McMahon OFM (eds). The Irish Franciscans 1534-1990. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Prayer, penance and the Passion of Christ: The iconographic programme of the Franciscan friary at Ennis, Ireland'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2016) 'Prayer, penance and the Passion of Christ: The iconographic programme of the Franciscan friary at Ennis, Ireland'. Studies in Iconography, 37 :75-108 [Details]
(2012)'Inflamed with seraphic ardor: Franciscan learning and spirituality in the fourteenth-century Irish pilgrimage account'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2012) 'Inflamed with seraphic ardor: Franciscan learning and spirituality in the fourteenth-century Irish pilgrimage account'. Franciscan Studies, 70 :283-312 Globe icon [Details]
(2003)'A homily on the epiphany in the Catechesis Cracoviensis and the four epiphanies on Irish high crosses'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2003) 'A homily on the epiphany in the Catechesis Cracoviensis and the four epiphanies on Irish high crosses'. Peritia, 17-18 :471-494 [Details]
(2003)'Icons in manuscript art: a study on Irish and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts (7th-9th centuries)'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2003) 'Icons in manuscript art: a study on Irish and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts (7th-9th centuries)'. Roczniki Humanistyczne [Annals of Arts], 51 :265-286 [Details]
(2002)'Christ as the visible image of the invisible God: decoration of the In principio initials in early Insular manuscripts'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2002) 'Christ as the visible image of the invisible God: decoration of the In principio initials in early Insular manuscripts'. Word & Image, 18 :105-122 [Details]
(2000)'The four-symbols page in the Cracow Cathedral Library MS 140 (43): an image of unity'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2000) 'The four-symbols page in the Cracow Cathedral Library MS 140 (43): an image of unity'. Peritia, 14 :323-341 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2008)'Piety, patrons and prints: Franciscan altar plate'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2008) 'Piety, patrons and prints: Franciscan altar plate' History Ireland, 16 :34-37. [Details]
(2004)'The Kells market cross and the epiphany cycle reconsidered'
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2004) 'The Kells market cross and the epiphany cycle reconsidered' Archaeology Ireland, 17 :16-20. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2015)The art, literature and material culture of the medieval world. Transition, transformation and taxonomy
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2015) Relics and riches: familiarising the unknown in a fourteenth-century pilgrimage account from Ireland . In: M. Boulton, J. Hawkes and M. Herman eds. The art, literature and material culture of the medieval world. Transition, transformation and taxonomy , pp.111-124 [Details]
(2008)Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa. Materiały z sesji naukowej Kraków, 6 listopad 2007 [The origins of Cracow's spiritual culture. Conference proceedings, Cracow, 6 November 2007]
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2008) 'Praedicationes: słowo i obraz' . In: Urban, J eds. Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa. Materiały z sesji naukowej Kraków, 6 listopad 2007 [The origins of Cracow's spiritual culture. Conference proceedings, Cracow, 6 November 2007] , 11-JUN-07 , pp.78-89 [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

YearPublication
(2015)'Simon Semeonis', in in Brendan Leehy and Salvador Ryan, eds, Treasures of Irish Christianity, vol. 3., Dublin: Veritas.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2015) 'Simon Semeonis', in in Brendan Leehy and Salvador Ryan, eds, Treasures of Irish Christianity, vol. 3., Dublin: Veritas. Dublin:Veritas. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2007)Liber evangeliorum - St Emmeram's Evangeliary.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2007) Liber evangeliorum - St Emmeram's Evangeliary. Kraków:Archiwum i Biblioteka Krakowskiej Kapituly Katedralnej. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2007)'Praedicationes', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2007) 'Praedicationes', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa. Kraków:Archiwum i Biblioteka Krakowskiej Kapituly Katedralnej. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2007)'Glossa super Leviticum', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2007) 'Glossa super Leviticum', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa. Kraków:Archiwum i Biblioteka Krakowskiej Kapituly Katedralnej. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2007)'Epistolare', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2007) 'Epistolare', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa. Kraków:Archiwum i Biblioteka Krakowskiej Kapituly Katedralnej. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2007)'Homeliae et lectiones', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. and Ryś, G.; (2007) 'Homeliae et lectiones', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa. Kraków:Archiwum i Biblioteka Krakowskiej Kapituly Katedralnej. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2007)'Summa super titulos decretalium compilata a magistro Godfrido de Trano', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2007) 'Summa super titulos decretalium compilata a magistro Godfrido de Trano', in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa. Kraków:Archiwum i Biblioteka Krakowskiej Kapituly Katedralnej. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2003)'Illuminated manuscripts', in B. Lawlor, The encyclopedia of Ireland.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2003) 'Illuminated manuscripts', in B. Lawlor, The encyclopedia of Ireland. Dublin:Gill & Macmillan. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2003)'THe Book of Kells', in B. Lawlor, The encyclopedia of Ireland.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2003) 'THe Book of Kells', in B. Lawlor, The encyclopedia of Ireland. Dublin:Gill & Macmillan. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2007)'Azo, Summa super novem libris Codicis et quatuor institutionum', in in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2007) 'Azo, Summa super novem libris Codicis et quatuor institutionum', in in G. Rys, Źródła kultury duchowej Krakowa. Kraków:Archiwum i Biblioteka Krakowskiej Kapituly Katedralnej. Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]

Exhibition

YearPublication
(2008)Franciscan Faith exhibition.
Michael Kenny, Raghnall O'Floinn, Edel Bhreathnach (2008) Franciscan Faith exhibition. Exhibitions [Details]
(2002)Medieval Ireland exhibition.
Raghall O Floinn, Andrew Halpin, Cathy Johnson, Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2002) Medieval Ireland exhibition. National Museum of Ireland: Exhibitions [Details]

Invited Lectures

YearPublication
(2015)‘Patronage and piety: Franciscan ideologies in late medieval Ireland.
M. Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2015) ‘Patronage and piety: Franciscan ideologies in late medieval Ireland. UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Seminars 2014-15: Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

YearPublication
(2015)Monastic Ireland project.
E. Bhreathnach and M. Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2015) Monastic Ireland project. Invited Seminars [Details]

Performances

YearPublication
(2015)Friars Walk.
M.D'Aughton, M. Wilkins, D. Dwyer, N. Kavanagh, C. Poulter (2015) Friars Walk. Performances [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(2015)Review of Griffin Murray, The Cross of Cong. A masterpiece of medieval Irish art, Irish Academic Press, 2014.
M.Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2015) Review of Griffin Murray, The Cross of Cong. A masterpiece of medieval Irish art, Irish Academic Press, 2014. Review Articles [Details]

Radio Documentary

YearPublication
(2017)Jerusalem Passion/ Lyric FM.
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (historical contribution), Connor O’Toole (radio), Mark D’Aughton (actor), Mark Wilkins (musician) (2017) Jerusalem Passion/ Lyric FM. Radio Documentary [Details]
(2016)Friars Walk/ Lyric FM.
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (historical contribution), Connor O’Toole (radio), Mark D’Aughton (actor), Mark Wilkins (musician) (2016) Friars Walk/ Lyric FM. Lyric FM: Radio Documentary [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2008)Material Culture of Mendicant Orders in Ireland.
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2008) Material Culture of Mendicant Orders in Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Web Page

YearPublication
(2014)Monastic Ireland website, http://www.monastic.ie/.
Edel Bhreathnach, Rachel Moss, Annejulie Lafaye, Keith Smith, Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2014) Monastic Ireland website, http://www.monastic.ie/. Web Page [DOI] [Details]
(2008)Material Culture of Mendicant Orders website, http://www.ucd.ie/mocleirigh/research/materialcultureofirishmendicantorders/.
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, Colman O'Clabaigh, John McCafferty (2008) Material Culture of Mendicant Orders website, http://www.ucd.ie/mocleirigh/research/materialcultureofirishmendicantorders/. Web Page [DOI] [Details]

Reviews

YearPublication
(2014)Review of Envisioning Christ on the cross: Ireland and the early medieval West, Juliet Mullins, Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh & Richard Hawtree, editors, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013.
Irish Historical Studies (2014) Review of Envisioning Christ on the cross: Ireland and the early medieval West, Juliet Mullins, Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh & Richard Hawtree, editors, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. Reviews [Details]

Radio Performance

YearPublication
(2016)Friars Walk/ UCC Campus Radio.
Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (historical contribution), Connor O’Toole (radio), Mark D’Aughton (actor), Mark Wilkins (musician) (2016) Friars Walk/ UCC Campus Radio. Cork Campus Radio, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland: Radio Performance [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Creative Practice Support Fund College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Scinces
2016CACSSS Research Support Fund College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
2016CACSSS Publication Fund College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
2015School of History Research Fund School of History
2014School of History Research Fund School of History
2013Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement Irish Research Council
2013School of History Research Fund School of History
2012Monastic Ireland Project Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Fáilte Ireland
2012School of History Research Fund School of History
2011School of History Research Fund UCC School of History
2010Heritage Council: Heritage Education, Community & Outreach Heritage Council
2010CACSSS Grant for the Organization of Workshops UCC CACSSS Research Committee
2010School of History Research Fund UCC School of History
2006Post-Doctoral IRCHSS Fellowship IRCHSS
2006Royal Irish Academy Travel Award Royal Irish Academy
2003Royal Irish Academy Travel Award Royal Irish Academy
2003Royal Irish Academy Travel Award Royal Irish Academy
2003Royal Irish Academy Travel Award Royal Irish Academy

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
European Network on the Instruments of Devotion Member/
Society for the Study of the Church Interior Member/
MARGEC programme: Marginality, Economy and Christianity. The Material Running of Mendicant Friaries in Central Europe (c.1220-c.1550) External Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)‘Encountering the Other’,
Debra Strickland (University of Glasgow, Art History), Amanullah de Sondy (UCC, Religious Studies), Diarmuid Scully and Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D'Aughton, (UCC, History), Silvia Ross (UCC, Italian), Piaras MacEinri (UCC, Geography) (2016) Organiser and contributor, masterclass dealing with medieval and modern phenomena of Othering and Otherness. [Oral Presentation], ‘Encountering the Other’, University College Cork , 17-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016)Quelles sources pour l’histoire de la position du chœur dans les églises mendiantes (XIIIe -XVIe siècle)? conference,
Haude Morvan (Université de Bordeaux Montaigne), Anne-Julie Lafaye (Discovery Programme, Dublin), Malgorzata D’Aughton (UCC), Amélie Roger (Université de Lyon 2), Joanne Allen (American University, Washington D.C.), Michael Gromotka (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge), Valeria Danesi (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Mercedes Pérez-Vidal (Università di Padova), Panayota Volti (Université de Paris Ouest) (2016) ‘Spaces of movement and meditation: Franciscan choirs in Ireland’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Quelles sources pour l’histoire de la position du chœur dans les églises mendiantes (XIIIe -XVIe siècle)? conference, École française de Rome , 03-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016)Friendship and community: Irish and Scottish monastic foundations and the origins of European and Polish Christianity,
Brian Patrick McGuire (Roskilde University), Jerzy Strzelczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan), Adam Krawiec (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan), Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB (Glenstal Abbey), Marcus Losack (independent scholar), Ciaran O'Carroll (Irish College, Rome), Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton (UCC) (2016) ‘An Irish manuscript, c. 800 in Cracow’. [Oral Presentation], Friendship and community: Irish and Scottish monastic foundations and the origins of European and Polish Christianity, Glendalough , 15-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016)Monastic Europe: landscape and settlement conference,
Rachel Moss (TCD), Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo (Montclair State University), Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB (Glenstal Abbey) Christoph Keller (LVR - Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland), Karen Stöber (Universitat de Lleida), Edel Bhreathnach (Discovery Programme, Dublin), Dany Sandron (Université Paris Sorbonne), Finola O’Carroll (CRDS Ltd & The Irish Archaeological Field School, Trim), Tajana Pleše (Croatian Conservation Institute, Zagreb), Frederik Felskau (Independent Scholar), Johnny Jakobsen (University of Copenhagen), Nere Jone Intxaustegi Jauregi (University of the Basque Country, Bizkaia), Janet Burton (University of Wales, Trinity St David), Kimm Curran (University of Glasgow), Visa Immonen (University of Turku), Oana Toda (University of Alba Iulia), Alisdair Ross (University of Stirling), Alf Tore Hommedal (University of Bergen), Tracy Collins (2016) Plenary discussion and summary. [Oral Presentation], Monastic Europe: landscape and settlement conference, Ennis , 22-AUG-15 - 25-AUG-15. [Details]
(2016)The rood in medieval Britain and Ireland, c. 900-c.1500 conference,
Jane Hawkes (York), Heidi Stoner (York), Meg Boulton (York), Kate Thomas (York), Sara Carreño López (Santiago de Compostela), Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton (UCC), Julian Luxford (St Andrews), John Munns (Magdalene College, Cambridge), Philippa Turner (York), Lucy Wrapson (Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge), Sara Cassell (University of East Anglia), Daniel Smith (University of Kent), Hollie Morgan (University of Lincoln) (2016) ‘The cross of death and life: Franciscan ideologies in late medieval Ireland’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The rood in medieval Britain and Ireland, c. 900-c.1500 conference, York University , 02-SEP-16 - 03-SEP-16. [Details]
(2015)Applied History Symposium,
David Ryan (History, UCC), Eamonn McEneaney, Director, Waterford Treasures), Virginia Teehan (Cultural Programmes and Research Support, UCC), Danielle O’Donovan (Bridge 21, Trinity College Dublin), Finola Doyle-O'Neill (History, UCC), Edel Bhreathnach (CEO, Discovery Programme), Niamh NicGhabhann (MA in Festive Arts Programme, University of Limerick), Brian Donovan (Director, Eneclann), Mary McCarthy (Careers Advisor, UCC), Katherine McGarry (History, UCC) (2015) contributor. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Applied History Symposium, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)Monastic Ireland Round Table/ Module 2,
A.J. Lafaye and M. Krasnodebska-D'Aughton (2015) The spread of the ‘new orders’ and their interface with local politics and social provision. [Oral Presentation], Monastic Ireland Round Table/ Module 2, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Leeds International Medieval Congress,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2014) 'Frames and thresholds: Franciscan friaries in Ireland and the imagery of transition spaces'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK . [Details]
(2014)Beyond the Grave,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2014) ‘The art of dying: salvation, commemoration and Franciscan ideologies on late medieval Irish tombs’. [Oral Presentation], Beyond the Grave, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 25-APR-14 - 27-APR-14. [Details]
(2013)8th ENID workshop,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2013) 'Imaging Jerusalem in a fourteenth-century Irish pilgrimage account'. [Oral Presentation], 8th ENID workshop, Vic, Barcelona , 17-APR-13 - 19-APR-13. [Details]
(2012)Transitions in the Medieval World,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2012) Pilgrimage as a cultural and intellectual experience: A fourteenth-century Franciscan travelogue from Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Transitions in the Medieval World, York University , 12-MAY-12 - 13-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)Late Medieval Symposium (speaker and coorganiser),
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2012) Pilgrimage: Cultural and intellectual encounters. [Oral Presentation], Late Medieval Symposium (speaker and coorganiser), UCC, CACSSS , 23-MAR-12 - 23-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)5th Annual Donatus Mooney Seminar,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2012) Easter and the Eucharist: the iconographic programme of the Ennis Friary. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 5th Annual Donatus Mooney Seminar, UCD School of History , 18-APR-12 - 18-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)7th ENID workshop 'Affects and Effects - the Rhetorics of Belief',
Barbara Baert, Marc Sureda, Henrik v. Achen, Ewa Klekot, Bert Daelemans, Hans Henrik Lohfert, Peter McGrail, Henning Laugerud, Rob Faesen; (2011) Easter liturgy and lay piety, reflections on an iconographic programme in Ennis friary. [Oral Presentation], 7th ENID workshop 'Affects and Effects - the Rhetorics of Belief', Rome, Irish College , 28-MAR-11 - 01-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Ulster Society for Irish Historical Research,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2011) Poverty and property: a study on a 14th-century Irish pilgrimage account. [Invited Oral Presentation], Ulster Society for Irish Historical Research, Queen's University, Belfast , 07-APR-11 - 07-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Art and Devotion in Medieval Ireland, Roscrea Conference,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. (2011) ‘Easter and the Eucharist: A study in Franciscan iconography’ & ‘Relics and pilgrims: pilgrimage as a cultural and religious experience’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Art and Devotion in Medieval Ireland, Roscrea Conference, Roscrea , 04-NOV-11 - 06-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)Monastic Wales and Ireland,
Edel Bhreathnach, Tadhg OKeeffe, Marie Therese Flanagan, Miriam Clyne, Diarmuid ORiain, Rachel Moss, Karen Stober, Janet Burton, Jane Cartwright, David Austin, Andrew Abram, Jemma Bezant; (2011) Workshop. [Other], Monastic Wales and Ireland, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, Wales , 31-MAY-11 - 02-JUN-11. [Details]
(2010)Croch saithir: envisioning Christ on the Cross in the early medieval West,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M. and Bhreathnach, E.; (2010) Piety, pictures and the Passion of Christ: the iconographic programme of Ennis friary. [Invited Oral Presentation], Croch saithir: envisioning Christ on the Cross in the early medieval West, University College Cork , 29-MAR-10 - 30-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010)3rd Annual Donatus Mooney Seminar,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2010) Franciscan spirituality in a 14th-century Irish travelogue. [Invited Oral Presentation], 3rd Annual Donatus Mooney Seminar, University College Dublin , 30-APR-10 - 30-APR-10. [Details]
(2008)European Network on the Instruments of Devotion Annual Workshop,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2008) Iconography of Franciscan altar plate in Ireland: artefacts as reflection of devotional practices. [Oral Presentation], European Network on the Instruments of Devotion Annual Workshop, St Patrick's College, Thurles , 15-JAN-08 - 15-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)1st Annual Donatus Mooney Seminar,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2008) The material culture of the mendicant orders in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 1st Annual Donatus Mooney Seminar, University College Dublin , 25-APR-08 - 25-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)Youghal Celebrates History Conference,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2007) Franciscan altar plate in the first half of the seventeenth century. [Oral Presentation], Youghal Celebrates History Conference, Youghal , 29-SEP-07 - 30-SEP-07. [Details]
(2007)Louvain 400 Summer School,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2007) Franciscan altar plate. [Oral Presentation], Louvain 400 Summer School, Leuven , 01-MAY-07 - 01-MAY-07. [Details]
(2006)UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Seminar,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2006) Material culture of the Irish Franciscan order. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Seminar, University College Dublin , 01-SEP-06 - 01-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Seminar,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2005) The Cracow MS 140 (43) and its Irish background. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Seminar, University College Dublin , 01-DEC-05 - 01-DEC-05. [Details]
(2004)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton; (2004) Irish high crosses and the four epiphanies. [Oral Presentation], Irish Conference of Medievalists, Kilkenny , 01-JUN-04 - 01-JUN-04. [Details]
(2003)UCC Medieval Seminar,
Krasnodebska-D'Aughton, M.; (2003) The four epiphanies in Catechesis Cracoviensis. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCC Medieval Seminar, University College Cork , 01-DEC-03 - 01-DEC-03. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CACSSS Community Engagement Committee Member2016 /
CACSSS Teaching and Learning Committe Member2016 / 2016
School of History Graduate Studies Committee Member2014 / 2017
School of History Research Committee Secretary2010 /
School of History Executive Management Committee Member2010 /
CACSSS First Year Experience Working Group Member2013 /
School of History Teaching and Learning Committee Member2013 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Antiquities Division, National Museum of Ireland Curatorial Researcher01-JAN-00 / 01-JAN-01
All Hallows College, Dublin Lecturer01-SEP-99 / 30-JUN-00
Open University Lecturer01-SEP-99 / 01-SEP-00
Department of History, University College Cork Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, IRCHSS01-JAN-02 / 01-JAN-04
Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilization, University College Dublin Research Fellow01-MAR-04 / 01-MAR-08
School of History, University College Cork Lecturer01-SEP-08 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2003Melbourne University (on-line) DIPLOMAPalaeography
1999University College Cork PHD
1992University College Cork MA
1990Catholic University, Lublin (KUL), Poland BA

Outreach Activities

 Description

Heritage Week 2010.

A joint application with Dr Edel Bhreathnach (Principal Investigator), UCD  Ó Cléirigh Institute was awarded 10.000 euro by the Heritage Council to present a medieval text in a theatrical format, as part of a collaborative 'Bringing History to the People' project involving academics, artists, the Irish Franciscan Province and the youth groups.


April 2017: academic contributor to 'Jerusalem Passion', radio programme produced by RTÉ Lyric FM. The five-part series explores the theme of the Passion of Christ, elucidating universal themes of suffering and devotion. Dramatic parts are played by Mark D'Aughton, with original music composed and performed by Mark Wilkins. The series was produced by Conor O'Toole, with direction by Chrissie Poulter, TCD and sound supervision by Kieran Hurley, UCC98.3FM. https://soundcloud.com/the-lyric-feature/sets/jerusalem-passion.

December 2016: academic contributor on 'Friars Walk', radio programme, RTÉ Lyric FM, December 2016. An artistic and academic response to the medievalpilgrimage text. Collaborators: Connor O’Toole (radio), Mark D’Aughton (actor), Mark Wilkins (musician). http://tinyurl.com/friarswalkseries; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eJi_vnl0Xk.


October 2015: ‘Refugee – more knowledge and less fear. Conversations on the current refugee crisis’, co-organised with Dr Bozena Cierlik with contributions from Prof. David Ryan (School of History), Prof. Siobhan Mullaly (Law Department), Dr Piaras McEinri (Migration Studies), Ms Gertrude Cotter (former CEO of Nasc, Friends of Refugees), University College Cork.

September 2016: academic contributor on 'Friars Walk', radio programme, UCC98.3FM. An artistic and academic response to the medieval pilgrimage text. Collaborators: Connor O’Toole (radio), Mark D’Aughton (actor), Mark Wilkins (musician). Funded by Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. http://tinyurl.com/friarswalkseries; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eJi_vnl0Xk


June 2015: coordinator and historical advisor on 'Friars Walk', a performance piece based on the fourteenth-century pilgrimage account from Ireland. The performance was part of 2015 Cork Midsummer Festival, see http://www.corkmidsummer.com/programme/event/friars-walk.

Heritage Week 2009: '

A journey with friars in medieval Ennis', joint talk with

Dr Edel Bhreathnach, UCD, part of Heritage Week, Ennis, 30 August 2009.



 


January-June 2015: 'Intersections: Culture and Creativity' project. A joint project with Dr Bernadette Cronin, UCC Drama and Theatre Studies was funded by UCC CACSSS Creative Practice Research Fund, 2014 to create a performance, and a series of exploratory workshops based on a medieval pilgrimage account. The project involved collaboration between academics, artists (Irish and non-Irish) as well as a community (Dominican friars) in exploring themes of travel, otherness and friendship.

School talks: Talks on medieval manuscripts given at the Cork Educate Together National School.

Public talks 2016, April: Conversations, Ennismore Dominican Retreat and Conference Centre, Cork. 2015, December: ‘The Man of Sorrows’, The Hunt Museum Lunchtime Talks, Limerick. 2014, November: Conversations, Ennismore Dominican Retreat and Conference Centre, Cork. 2012, January, 'Franciscan chalices', Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. 2011, April, 'Poverty and property: a study on a 14th-century Irish pilgrimage account', Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, Belfast. Heritage Week 2009: ‘A journey with friars in medieval Ennis’, joint talk with Edel Bhreathnach, UCD. Heritage Week, Ennis, August 2009. 2008, April, 'Chalices have wings: Franciscan art and patronage', Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Dublin. 2007, November, 'Me fieri fecit: Franciscan chalices 1600-1650', National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. 2007, December, 'Material culture of Irish mendicant orders', NCAD MA in Visual Culture, Dublin. School talks: Talks on medieval life given at the Cork Educate Together National School and the Regina Mundi College, Cork, ongoing.

Other Activities

 Description

Visits Abroad (also see Awards) 2007, October, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University and Morgan Library, New York, consultation of and discussion on standards for cataloguing cultural objects.

Workshop Organisation/ Translating Europe's Cultural Heritage into the 21st Century - The Intellectual and Material Culture of the Religious Orders, 1150-1650, September 2010. International workshop sponsored by the UCC School of History and CACSSS. Joint organisers Dr Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton and Dr Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh.

Workshop Organisation/ Medieval Monastic Studies in Ireland: A Re-apprisal, Discovery Programme, Dublin, September 2013. Joint organisers: Dr Edel Bhreathnach, Dr Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton and Dr Rachel Moss.

Workshop Organisation/ Late Medieval Symposium, March 2011, University College Cork, funded by UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, UCD Seed Funding Programme, Dublin Medieval Society and UCC School of History. Joint organisers: Dr Edel Bhreathnach and Dr Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton.

Project Associate on the three-year ‘Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement’ research project funded by the Irish Research Council under the Advanced Project Grant scheme (2013-16). The research team includes Dr Rachel Moss, TCD (PI), Dr Edel Bhreathnach, Discovery Programme (PA), Dr Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton, UCC (PA), Dr Annejulie Lafaye, TCD (Post-doctoral Researcher), Dr Miriam Clyne, TCD (RA) and Dr Keith Smyth, TCD (RA).

Latin Bible: Text and Reception. The Latin Bible Project, completed, based in UCC the project was concerned with the text and reception of the Latin Bible in early Ireland, Britain and areas of Insular influence. Its objectives were to prepare digitised research tools and to publish and conduct a series of seminars.

Reviewer for select entries in Fintan O'Toole, A history of Ireland in 100 objects published by the Royal Irish Academy in 2013.

Teaching Interests

My teaching is based on the application of the core skills of a historian including assessment of primary evidence and the critical analysis of sources in the traditional desk-based research as well as in the area of public history and digital technologies. From the first through to the third-year courses, I focus on the study of primary sources, while introducing the students to digital resources and various repositories (museum, library, archives) relevant to their study interest and encouraging them to take on the multifaceted and multi-disciplinary approach in their own studies. That is done with a view of training the students as historians while making them aware of different professional paths they make take after completing their studies.

My teaching interests include medieval cultural and religious history, history of the medieval religious orders, form-of-life and identity, sacred and liminal spaces, Franciscan intellectual and cultural heritage, art and devotion, death and commemoration, gender and models of sanctity, application of History outside of the academia and students employability.

Modules taught:

HI1005 Pilgrims and Crusaders

HI2104 Special Research Project

HI2105 Case Studies in Research Skills

HI3200 Seminar: Monastic Ireland from Origins to Reformation

HI3122 Art and Religious Devotion in the Late Middle Ages

HI6088 MA, Historical Contexts for Medievalists

HI6089 MA, Insular Encounters with the Wider World

HI6091 MA, Skills for Medieval Historians


Students’ achievements

2012: Jesse Harrington was an overall winner in the Historical Studies & Archaeology category of the Undergraduate Awards for his essay on ‘Conveying the Sacred: Expressions of sacred space and sacred time in the scheme of Ardmore cathedral’, completed for the third-year Hi3122 module;

http://www.undergraduateawards.com/alumni/jess-harrington/.

2016: Richard Harrington has been identified as an outstanding academic at the international level by the Undergraduate Awards panel for his paper entitled ‘Books for the illiterate? The use of secular and religious images in the late Middle Ages’, submitted for the Hi3122 module. The work made to the top 10% of all submissions in the History category, after being assessed by a panel of academics from universities around the world.

2017: Natasha Dukelow and Martha Ewence received a joint inaugural Jennifer O'Reilly Memorial Prize awarded by the School of History for the best BA degree project in Medieval History. Their award winning dissertations supervised by Dr D’Aughton were completed for the third-year Hi3200 seminar on Monastic Ireland co-taught with Dr Damian Bracken. Martha Ewence’s work on ‘The Friars Minor in Ireland and the expression of the vow of poverty’ explores how mendicant orders in Ireland expressed their vow of poverty, while obtaining donations.  It examines how the tension between poverty and property in the Franciscan Order brought about divisions and criticisms of their way of life. Natasha Dukelow in her study on ‘The portrayal of women in Franciscan literature’ examines representations of women in Franciscan literature from the images of the Virgin Mary to Mary Magdalene, a repentant prostitute. She considers such portrayal as reflection of the society’s prevailing attitudes and prime concerns relating to women.

Innovation in teaching

All my courses, apart from the first-years involve visits to Special Collections, where students learn about this unique repository and get to work on primary evidence.

Hi3122 and Hi3200 modules involve field trips, when students are taken on a walking tour of medieval Cork as well as a visit to a working Franciscan friary where they can see the ideals of monasticism they study in practice.

Hi6091: Skills for Medieval Historians, MA in Medieval History, a new module developed by Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, School of History, UCC and Ms Elaine Harrington, Special Collections Librarian, UCC, introduced in 2016-17. The principal aim of the Hi6091 module is to combine the skills of a historian with transferable skills in order to enhance students' employability and increase their awareness of potential careers within and outside of the academia. That aim is achieved through the design and creation of the online exhibition presented as a series of blog posts written by the students, see http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/. During the course the students apply their research and skills of historical analysis and interpretation to the writing of history for a wider public. Through seminars and practical exercises, the students are guided by Elaine Harrington to engage with practical issues of copyright restrictions, digital presence, object handling and photography. They also discuss possibilities of marketing and publicity for their online project with Peter Finnegan of Blackstone Launchpad. As the exhibition is a group effort, the students learn about the importance of soft skills of communication, negotiation, collaboration, team work and meeting deadlines. Feedback from the students has been very positive, both in relation to appreciation of the public outcome of their research, the practical aspect of the work as well as in relation to developing professional and personal skills. The exhibition titled ‘The Book of Kells: Images and Text’ was lunched online on 26 May 2017 on the UCC Library’s River-side portal.

Hi6091: Skills for Medieval Historians, MA in Medieval History. Part of the course is given to work placements specifically designed for the students interested in Medieval History: UCC Special Collections, Corpus of Electronic Texts and Cork Public Museum. All work placements have a public dimension where students’ work will be made available to wider audiences either electronically or via exhibition.

Collaboration

2017: Co-organiser of the masterclass in the Discovery Programme. As part of the Hi6091 skills-based module, MA in Medieval History, UCC History postgraduates are introduced to cross-disciplinary research and working with postgraduates from other institutions.

2016: Organiser and contributor to the postgraduate masterclass ‘Encountering the Other: Travel, Transition and Transformation’. The class formed part of PG7004 Master Class Module 2015-2016, Contemporary Theoretical Paradigms in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Graduate School, College of Arts, Celtic Studies Social Science, https://www.ucc.ie/en/cacsss/grads/news/fullstory-621318-en.html.

2015: I organised Applied History Symposium, held in UCC, Conference Room, North Wing. A symposium involved the speakers with experience in the areas of heritage, education, career guidance, outreach, business and diplomacy. The symposium provided new and refreshing ways of looking at how we teach history and how essential history is to the creative economy with an important message that Ireland has the potential to lead the world in technology-enhanced experiences of history and heritage.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Branden Bettger University College CorkDeath and Marian devotion in late medieval Ireland
2015Emma McCarthy University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIESThe representations of Saint Margaret of Antioch in medieval Ireland
2015Alan O'Rourke University College CorkMedieval churches of the Lee valley
2013Katriona Burke University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIESThe cult of St Catherine of Alexandria in medieval Ireland
2013Jason Cadogan University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIESReligious discourse in Franciscan texts, c. 1219-1350
2012Terri Kearney University College CorkThe Lough Hyne area through history
2011Jacinta Clair University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIESIrish book shrines: Politics and piety in medieval Ireland
2010Shane McAuliffe University College CorkMA IN MEDIEVAL STUDIESThe three Magi as the figures of wisdom: Studies in patristic and Hiberno-Latin exegesis
2010Celine O’Sullivan University College CorkAspects of Franciscan Cork: From arrival to revival

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Skills for Medieval Historians HI6091Skills for Medieval Historians

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Virginia Teehan UCCIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Dr Marie-Madeleine de Cevins Université RennesFRANCE
Dr Keith Smith Discovery ProgrammeIRELAND
Dr Rachel Moss TCDIRELAND
Dr Edel Bhreathnach Discovery ProgrammeIRELAND
Dr Annejulie Lafaye Discovery ProgrammeIRELAND