Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín and Associate Professor Elva Johnston are the current editors of Peritia. Volumes 1-25 were edited by Professor Donnchadh Ó Corráin, who founded the journal.
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), he 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.
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. She was the convenor of the Irish Conference of Medievalists in 2014 and 2015. She is currently a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission.
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); 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).