Editorial Team

Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín and Associate Professor Elva Johnston are the current general editors of Peritia. Dr Denis Casey and Dr Máirín MacCarron are the review editors.

Dáibhí Ó Cróinín studied at University College Dublin, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, and as a Research Scholar in the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. He has been lecturing at the National University of Ireland, Galway (formerly UCG) since 1980.

Among his numerous publications are The Irish Sex Aetates Mundi (1983), Cummian’s Letter ‘De controversia paschali’, together with a related Irish computistical tract ‘De ratione conputandi’ (1988) [with Maura Walsh], Early Medieval Ireland, 400-1200 (1995), Early Irish History & Chronology (Dublin 2004) and, most recently, Whitley Stokes (1830-1909) — the lost Celtic notebooks rediscovered (2011). He is editor of volume 1 of the Royal Irish Academy’s New History of Ireland, prehistoric & early medieval (2005).

He has been an editor of Peritia since its inception in 1980 and, from the appearance of its first volume (1982), Dáibhí has had responsibility for the sections on Hiberno-Latin and Computistics, and was also  Review-Editor. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Elva Johnston completed a BA and MA in University College Cork. She was awarded an NUI Travelling Studentship and studied in Oxford University, obtaining her DPhil. She was also a Senior Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford. Dr Johnston has been a lecturer in Early Irish History at University College Dublin since 1999 and is the current Vice-Principal for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Among her research publications is the monograph Literacy and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland (2013). This was awarded the prestigious Irish Historical Research Prize for 2015. She has also published papers on a variety of topics. These include the connection between literacy and conversion, the role of gender in hagiography and the significance of vernacular narratives in expressing elite identities.

She has contributed to several research networks, including Converting the Isles and Maths Meets Myths. Elva was the convenor of the Irish Conference of Medievalists in 2014 and 2015. She is currently a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission.

Denis Casey is an historian of medieval and early modern Ireland, holds a BA History (Mode 1) and MA Medieval Studies from UCD, and a PhD from the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. He has taught in medieval and early modern studies (primarily history, art history and literature of the Celtic regions) at the universities of Cambridge and Helsinki, UCD and Maynooth University (where he currently teaches on the Critical Skills programme).

In addition, Denis has held research positions at Cambridge, Helsinki and TCD, including Marie Curie Fellowships and other postdoctoral awards. His research interests are varied and embrace Irish kingship, economic history, manuscript production and the Irish annalistic tradition. His work has been published in journals such as the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Crusades, Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium and Medieval Dublin, and he has a volume in the Maynooth Studies in Local History series on the Irish language primer produced for Queen Elizabeth I.

Máirín MacCarron received her PhD from University College Cork and held the NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has worked at the University of Sheffield and the University of Leicester and is currently lecturer in medieval history at National University of Ireland, Galway.

Her research publications include articles on chronology and computus, women and conversion, and Digital Humanities and network science. She is a founder member of the Maths Meets Myths research consortium and editor of the ground-breaking inter-disciplinary essay collection, Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives. She has contributed to the Converting the Isles research network, and is Honorary Secretary of the Patristic Symposium.

The Editorial Board

Peritia’s editorial board draws on the expertise of internationally recognised scholars.

Jacopo Bisagni (NUI Galway); Damian Bracken (University College Cork); Mary Clayton (University College Dublin); Nancy Edwards (Bangor University); Anthony Harvey (Royal Irish Academy); Colin Ireland (Arcadia University); Kimberley Lo Prete (NUI Galway); Bernard Meehan (Trinity College Dublin); Pádraic Moran (NUI Galway); Tomás Ó Carragáin (University College Cork); Ralph O’Connor (University of Aberdeen); Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (University College Cork); Geraldine Parsons (University of Glasgow); Jean-Michel Picard (University College Dublin); Joanna Story (University of Leicester); Clare Stancliffe (Durham University); Robin Chapman Stacey (University of Washington); Immo Warntjes (Trinity College Dublin).