Dr Ali Bonner

Associate Professor in Celtic History of the Medieval Period

Fellow of Queens' College

Contact Information

Department of ASNC
Faculty of English
9 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DP
Office SR38 (+44-1223-767315)
e-mail: acb64@cam.ac.uk

Departmental and College Responsibilities

ASNC Tripos, Part I

  • The Brittonic-speaking peoples from the fourth century to the twelfth
  • The Gaelic-speaking peoples from the fourth century to the twelfth

ASNC Tripos, Part II

  • An advanced subject in Celtic history: Sea Kings and the Celtic Speaking World c. 1014-1164
  • A subject in ASNC History: Law and Lawlessness

Academic Interests

Pelagius and the manuscript transmission of his writings, along with ascetic literature of the fourth and fifth centuries generally and its manuscript transmission.  

Selected Publications

Columbanus’ identity and the writings of Pelagius’, in Making Europe. Columbanus and his Legacy, International Conference proceedings, ed. M. Stansbury and I. Warntjes (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, forthcoming).

The Myth of Pelagianism, British Academy Monograph series (OUP, August 2018).

‘The manuscript transmission of Pelagius’ works and its implications, with special reference to Letter to Demetrias’ - Studia Patristica LXXIV (Leuven, 2016), pp. 341-52.

‘Was Patrick influenced by the teaching of Pelagius?’ – Journal of Theological Studies 63 (2012), 572-607.