- Congratulations to Dr Denis Casey who won the 2010 Irish Chief's Prize in History, which is awarded by the Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains in association with the History Department of Trinity College, Dublin and History/Ireland magazine. Dr Casey recently completed a PhD in ASNC and currently lectures and supervises in the department.
Clemoes Reading Prize
This annual event in which competitors read and perform passages in any of the languages taught in the Department was held on May 5. This year's standard was very high and the joint winners were Moa Höijer (reading extracts from Lokasenna in Old Norse) and James Lloyd (reading from Genesis III in Old English). Elisabeth Kershaw who read a Latin letter with a twist was awarded a special prize. The competition commemorates Professor Peter Clemoes, Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the Department (1969-82). More information, as well as the programmes for this and previous year's competitions, can be found here.
- Congratulations to Dr Alderik Blom, Research Fellow at Girton College, who has been awarded a British Academy post-doctoral Fellowship. Dr Blom will hold his Fellowship at the University of Oxford, affiliated to Corpus Christi College, and will be working on a large scale-comparison of early mediaeval vernacular glossing, both Germanic and Celtic. His new project focuses on the Latin Psalter and will assess when, how, and why scribes switched from Latin into the vernacular, and explore to what extent there was an interrelationship or even overlap between the various emerging vernacular glossing traditions.
- Congratulations to Deborah Hayden, doctoral student and Lecturer in Modern Irish, who has won the Celtic Studies Association of North America Student Essay Prize 2009 for her paper 'Anatomical Metaphor in Auraicept na nÉces, Sanas Cormaic and the Trefhocal'.
- Dr Jonathan Grove began his three year British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department working on 'The cult of St Knud and the emergence of medieval Denmark', funded by the British Academy.
- A generous donation from the Department of Community Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Dublin was received for the continuation of our Teaching in Modern Irish Language course.
- Dr Elizabeth Boyle began her three year Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow post to work on 'Religion and Thought in Ireland c.1050-c.1150' in the Department.
ASNC in the News
- Professor Simon Keynes was interviewed for The Observer on 27th October for his comments on the Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard. The full article can be seen here.
- Following the discover of the Anglo-Saxon gold hoard in Staffordshire, PhD student Paul Gazzoli had his own 'tounge in cheek' comments highlighted on the Times Online pages.