Research Profile

Biography

I am a graduate of University College Cork and returned to Cork as Lecturer in Digital Humanities in 2019. Prior to this appointment, I held posts in the Departments of History at the University of Galway and the University of Sheffield.
Following completion of my PhD in History, I was Co-ordinator of the Heritage Project at the National Print Museum in Dublin for two years, and I worked for one year with a religious congregation in London on a major biographical project concerning their nineteenth-century foundress.

I was awarded the NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, which I held at the University of Galway, in 2012. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2021.

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


Research Interests

My research interests centre on: Time reckoning (Computus) and Chronology in the Middle Ages; Gender and Women; the writing of History; and Digital approaches to studying the past, especially Network Science and Social Network Analysis.

In 2022, I was awarded an Irish Research Council Consolidator Laureate grant for Time for Women? Gender, Chronology and Historiography before AD 900 (GENCHRON). The project's overarching aim is to integrate gender into a re-evaluation of time and chronology in medieval sources and modern historiography.
From 2018-2021, I was Co-Investigator on the research project Women, Conflict and Peace: Gendered Networks in Early Medieval Narratives funded by the Leverhulme Trust and based at the University of Sheffield. I was Co-Investigator on the 'Digital Edgeworth Network' funded by the 'UK-Ireland Collaboration in Digital Humanities Networking Programme' and jointly based at Cork and Oxford, from 2020-2021.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Bede and the measurement of TimeNational University of Ireland (NUI)12-NOV-1211-MAY-15€130,750.00
IRCLA/2022/2234 GENCHRONIrish Research Council01-SEP-2231-AUG-26€596,548.00
Digital Edgeworth NetworkIrish Research Council01-AUG-2030-NOV-21€38,000.00
Women, Conflict and Peace: Gendered Networks in Early Medieval NarrativesLeverhulme Trust01-SEP-1831-JAN-21€196,000.00

Publications

Books

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

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2023)Bede the Scholar
Máirín MacCarron and Peter Darby (Ed.). (2023) Bede the Scholar Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2019)History, Hagiography and Biblical Exegesis: Essays on Bede, Adomnán and Thomas Becket by Jennifer O'Reilly
Máirín MacCarron; Diarmuid Scully (Ed.). (2019) History, Hagiography and Biblical Exegesis: Essays on Bede, Adomnán and Thomas Becket by Jennifer O'Reilly London and New York: Routledge.   [Details]
(2017)Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives
Máirín MacCarron; Ralph Kenna; Pádraig MacCarron (Ed.). (2017) Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives Cham: Springer International Publishing. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2022)'The Politics of Female Namelessness between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, circa 300 to 750'
Máirín MacCarron; Julia Hillner; Ulriika Vihervalli (2022) 'The Politics of Female Namelessness between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, circa 300 to 750'. The Journal of Late Antiquity, 15 (2):367-401 [Details]
(2020)'Gendered networks and communicability in medieval historical narratives'
Prado S.D.;Dahmen S.R.;Bazzan A.L.C.;MacCarron M.;Hillner J. (2020) 'Gendered networks and communicability in medieval historical narratives'. Advances In Complex Systems, [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Network analysis of the Viking Age in Ireland as portrayed in Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh'
Máirín MacCarron; Ralph Kenna; Pádraig MacCarron; Joseph Yose (2018) 'Network analysis of the Viking Age in Ireland as portrayed in Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh'. Royal Society Open Science, 5 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Royal Marriage and Conversion in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum'
Máirín MacCarron (2017) 'Royal Marriage and Conversion in Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum'. Journal of Theological Studies, 68 (2):650-670   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Bede, Irish Computistica and Annus Mundi'
Máirín MacCarron (2015) 'Bede, Irish Computistica and Annus Mundi'. Early Medieval Europe, 23 (3):290-307 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2023)'The autobiographical statement of Bede the Scholar in Ecclesiastical history 5:24'
Máirín MacCarron; Peter Darby (2023) 'The autobiographical statement of Bede the Scholar in Ecclesiastical history 5:24' In: Bede the Scholar. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2021)'Birth, Miscarriage and Motherhood'
Máirín MacCarron (2021) 'Birth, Miscarriage and Motherhood' In: Salvador Ryan (eds). Birth and the Irish: A Miscellany. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
(2021)'Female Networks and Exiled Bishops between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: the cases of Liberius of Rome and Wilfrid of York'
Máirín MacCarron; Julia Hillner (2021) 'Female Networks and Exiled Bishops between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: the cases of Liberius of Rome and Wilfrid of York' In: Emma O. Bérat, Rebecca Hardie, Irina Dumitrescu (eds). Relations of Power: Women's Networks in the Middle Ages. Bonn: Bonn University Press. [Details]
(2017)'The Nagle Family and Penal Ireland: Supporters of a Catholic Faith Under Siege'
Máirín MacCarron (2017) 'The Nagle Family and Penal Ireland: Supporters of a Catholic Faith Under Siege' In: Bernadette Flanagan, Mary T. O'Brien, Anne M. O'Leary (eds). Nano Nagle and an Evolving Charism: A Guide for Educators, Leaders and Care Providers. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
(2017)'Medieval Historial, Hagiographical and Biographical Networks'
Máirín MacCarron; Pádraig MacCarron; Robert Gramsch; Joseph Yose (2017) 'Medieval Historial, Hagiographical and Biographical Networks' In: Máirín MacCarron; Ralph Kenna; Pádraig MacCarron (eds). Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives. Cham: Springer International Publishing. [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Christology and the Future in Bede's Annus Domini'
Máirín MacCarron (2014) 'Christology and the Future in Bede's Annus Domini' In: Peter Darby; Faith Wallis (eds). Bede and the Future. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
(2012)'Bede, Annus Domini and the Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum'
Máirín MacCarron (2012) 'Bede, Annus Domini and the Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum' In: Janet Rutherford, David Woods (eds). The Mystery of Christ in the Fathers of the Church. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2011)'The Adornment of Virgins: Aethelthryth and her Necklaces'
Máirín MacCarron (2011) 'The Adornment of Virgins: Aethelthryth and her Necklaces' In: Elizabeth Mullins, Diarmuid Scully (eds). Listen, O Isles, Unto Me: Studies in Medieval Word and Image in Honour of Jennifer O'Reilly. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2021)Gaelic Influence in the Northumbrian Kingdom: The Golden Age and the Viking Age.
MacCarron, M (2021) Gaelic Influence in the Northumbrian Kingdom: The Golden Age and the Viking Age. ABINGDON: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2020)Old Age in Early Medieval England: A Cultural History.
Maccarron, M (2020) Old Age in Early Medieval England: A Cultural History. OXFORD: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2020)The Gregorian Mission to Kent in Bede's Ecclesiastical History: Methodology and Sources.
MacCarron, M (2020) The Gregorian Mission to Kent in Bede's Ecclesiastical History: Methodology and Sources. HOBOKEN: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2018)The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland.
Maccarron, M (2018) The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland. OXFORD: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2018)PERCEPTIONS OF FEMININITY IN EARLY IRISH SOCIETY.
MacCarron, M (2018) PERCEPTIONS OF FEMININITY IN EARLY IRISH SOCIETY. CAMBRIDGE: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Bede's Temple: An Image and its Interpretation.
Maccarron, M (2016) Bede's Temple: An Image and its Interpretation. HOBOKEN: Book Reviews [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2021Irish Historical Research Prize National University of Ireland
2018Moore Institute Visiting Fellow Moore Institute, NUI Galway
2012NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Postdoctoral Fellow National University of Ireland

Professional Associations

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

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2022)Models of data extraction and architecture in relational databases of early modern private political archives,
Máirín MacCarron (2022) Assessing the increasing use of relational databases in digital history projects. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Models of data extraction and architecture in relational databases of early modern private political archives, University Ca' Foscari of Venice , 27-OCT-22 - 28-OCT-22. [Details]

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Peritia Editor-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests have developed from my research agenda, and I contribute to several of the department's core undergraduate modules and postgraduate programmes. I am committed to embedding digital skills and digital literacy in the classroom, and to integrating questions concerning gender and under-represented groups into the curriculum.

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Clíona Ó Gallchoir School of English and Digital HumanitiesIRELAND

External Collaborators

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

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