Dr Padraic Moran

Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer In Classics
Classics
510
Tower 2
Arts & Sciences Building
NUI Galway

T: +353 91 492587
E: padraic.moran@nuigalway.ie
W: http://www.nuigalway.ie/classics/people/padraicmoran/ http://www.pmoran.ie/
 
researcher

Biography

I'm a lecturer in Classics at NUI Galway. I studied Classics for my BA in UCC (1995), then worked in the UK and Ireland in publishing and IT. Afterwards I came to NUI Galway to start a PhD (under Dáibhí Ó Cróinín) on the Classical inheritance in early medieval Ireland, focusing especially on the study of Classical and biblical languages Latin, Greek and Hebrew (2007). After my PhD, I worked as a Research Associate on the Early Irish Glossaries Project at University of Cambridge and as an IRCHSS fellow at NUI Galway working on the Irish study of Priscian. I was appointed to a lectureship in 2012.


Research Interests

Education and scholarship in Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, especially language teaching, early linguistic thought, glosses and glossaries. My professional experience in IT has informed a special interest in digital editing.

Specific topics: 
  • Knowledge of Greek and Hebrew in the early medieval West
  • Transmission of learning in glosses, glossaries and scholia
  • Early Irish glossaries (Sanas CormaicO'Mulconry's GlossaryDúil Dromma Cetta)
  • Ancient grammarians; transmission and reception of Priscian
  • Interactions between Latin and vernacular languages
  • Comparative perspectives on writing and literacy in western Europe and East Asia


Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Early Medieval Ireland and Europe: Chronology, Contacts, Scholarship. Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín.
Pádraic Moran, Immo Warntjes (Ed.). (2015) Early Medieval Ireland and Europe: Chronology, Contacts, Scholarship. Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín Early Medieval Ireland and Europe: Chronology, Contacts, Scholarship. Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Language Interaction in the St Gall Priscian Glosses'
P. Moran (2015) 'Language Interaction in the St Gall Priscian Glosses'. Peritia, 26 :113-142 [Details]
(2011) 'A living speech? The pronunciation of Greek in early medieval Ireland'
Pádraic Moran (2011) 'A living speech? The pronunciation of Greek in early medieval Ireland'. Ériu, 61 :29-57 [Details]
(2010) 'Hebrew in early Irish glossaries'
Moran, P. (2010) 'Hebrew in early Irish glossaries'. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 60 :1-21 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Greek dialects and Irish identity in the early Middle Ages'
Pádraic Moran (2015) 'Greek dialects and Irish identity in the early Middle Ages' In: Early Medieval Ireland and Europe: Chronology, Contacts, Scholarship. Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
(2014) 'High Island and the cult of Saint Féichín in Connemara'
Moran, P. (2014) 'High Island and the cult of Saint Féichín in Connemara' In: High Island, Archaeological Monographs. Dublin: Stationary Office. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Greek in early medieval Ireland'
Moran, P. (2012) 'Greek in early medieval Ireland' In: Multilingualism in the Greco-Roman Worlds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Their harmless calling: Stokes and the Irish linguistic tradition'
Moran, P. (2011) 'Their harmless calling: Stokes and the Irish linguistic tradition' In: The Tripartite Life of Whitley Stokes (1830-1909). Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2010) 'Irish glossaries and other digital resources for early Irish studies'
Moran, P. (2010) 'Irish glossaries and other digital resources for early Irish studies' Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie, 10 :131-149. [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2010) St Gall Priscian Glosses [www.stgallpriscian.ie].
Hofman, R. & Moran, P. (2010) St Gall Priscian Glosses [www.stgallpriscian.ie]. Media [Details]
(2009) Early Irish Glossaries Database [www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/irishglossaries/].
Arbuthnot, S., Moran, P. & Russell, P. (2009) Early Irish Glossaries Database [www.asnc.cam.ac.uk/irishglossaries/]. Media [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2014) Review of M. Teeuwen and S. O’Sullivan (eds), Carolingian Scholarship and Martianus Capella. Ninth-Century Commentary Traditions on De nuptiis in Context (Turnhout, 2011), in Early Medieval Europe 22 (2014), 381-4.
P. Moran (2014) Review of M. Teeuwen and S. O’Sullivan (eds), Carolingian Scholarship and Martianus Capella. Ninth-Century Commentary Traditions on De nuptiis in Context (Turnhout, 2011), in Early Medieval Europe 22 (2014), 381-4. Reviews [Details]
(2010) Review of R. Baumgarten (compiler), R. Ó Maolalaigh (ed.), Electronic Bibliography of Irish Linguistics and Literature, 1942-1971 (Dublin, 2004), in Peritia 21.
P. Moran (2010) Review of R. Baumgarten (compiler), R. Ó Maolalaigh (ed.), Electronic Bibliography of Irish Linguistics and Literature, 1942-1971 (Dublin, 2004), in Peritia 21. Reviews [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) Second International workshop on vernacular literacy in medieval Europe and East Asia,
Pádraic Moran (2014) Workshop on vernacular literacy in medieval Europe and East Asia. [Oral Presentation], Second International workshop on vernacular literacy in medieval Europe and East Asia, Tokyo , 28-JUL-14 - 01-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014) 28th Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Pádraic Moran (2014) Irish and Japanese glossing compared. [Oral Presentation], 28th Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCD , 01-JUL-14 - 03-JUL-14. [Details]
(2013) International workshop on vernacular literacy in medieval Europe and East Asia,
P. Moran (2013) International workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International workshop on vernacular literacy in medieval Europe and East Asia, NUI Galway , 29-NOV-13 - 30-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) Workshop on Reading Classical Texts in the Vernacular,
P. Moran (2013) Conference on early Japanese and European manuscripts. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Workshop on Reading Classical Texts in the Vernacular, Tokyo, Japan , 28-JUL-13 - 01-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013) Origin Stories: The Rise of Vernacular Literacy in a Comparative Perspective,
P. Moran (2013) International conference. [Invited Lecture], Origin Stories: The Rise of Vernacular Literacy in a Comparative Perspective, Vienna, Austria , 30-JAN-13 - 30-JAN-13. [Details]
(2012) Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Graduate Seminar,
P. Moran (2012) Cambridge seminar. [Invited Lecture], Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Graduate Seminar, Cambridge, UK , 30-JAN-12 - 30-JAN-12. [Details]
(2011) Tionól,
P. Moran (2011) Annual conference of Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Conference Paper], Tionól, DIAS, Dublin , 18-NOV-11 - 18-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011) 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies,
P. Moran (2011) International conference. [Conference Paper], 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Maynooth, Ireland , 04-AUG-11 - 04-AUG-11. [Details]
(2011) Irish Conference of Medievalists,
P. Moran (2011) International conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI Galway , 24-JUN-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) Text and Cultural Construction Seminar,
P. Moran (2011) University of Bermingham seminar. [Invited Lecture], Text and Cultural Construction Seminar, Bermingham, UK , 31-MAR-11 - 31-MAR-11. [Details]
(2010) Sodalitas,
P. Moran (2010) International conference. [Invited Lecture], Sodalitas, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France , 19-NOV-10 - 19-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010) Irish Conference of Medievalists,
P. Moran (2010) International conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI Galway , 25-JUN-10 - 27-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) Edinburgh Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
P. Moran (2010) University of Edinburgh seminar. [Invited Lecture], Edinburgh Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Edinburgh , 23-FEB-10 - 23-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010) Seminars in Medieval Gaelic Intellectual Culture,
P. Moran (2010) University of Edinburgh workshop. [Invited Lecture], Seminars in Medieval Gaelic Intellectual Culture, Edinburgh , 23-FEB-10 - 24-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009) Ireland, India, London: The Tripartite Life of Whitley Stokes (1830-1909),
P. Moran (2009) International conference. [Invited Lecture], Ireland, India, London: The Tripartite Life of Whitley Stokes (1830-1909), Cambridge , 18-SEP-09 - 18-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009) Multilingualism from Alexander to Charlemagne: Cross-Cultural Themes and Perspectives,
P. Moran (2009) International conference. [Invited Paper], Multilingualism from Alexander to Charlemagne: Cross-Cultural Themes and Perspectives, Cambridge , 30-MAY-09 - 30-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009) International Congress on Medieval Studies,
P. Moran (2009) International conference. [Conference Paper], International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US , 09-MAY-09 - 09-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009) Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Research Seminar,
P. Moran (2009) University of Cambridge seminar. [Invited Lecture], Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Research Seminar, Cambridge , 27-MAR-09 - 27-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009) Cambridge Group for Irish Studies,
P. Moran (2009) University of Cambridge seminar. [Invited Lecture], Cambridge Group for Irish Studies, Cambridge , 17-FEB-09 - 17-FEB-09. [Details]
(2008) Tionól,
P. Moran (2008) International conference. [Conference Paper], Tionól, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 29-NOV-08 - 29-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008) Oxford Celtic Seminar,
P. Moran (2008) University of Oxford seminar. [Invited Lecture], Oxford Celtic Seminar, Oxford , 30-OCT-08 - 30-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008) Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Graduate Seminar,
P. Moran (2008) University of Cambridge seminar. [Invited Lecture], Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Graduate Seminar, Cambridge , 20-OCT-08 - 20-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008) ‘Celebrating Cormac’ Symposium, Utrecht,
P. Moran (2008) International symposium. [Invited Lecture], ‘Celebrating Cormac’ Symposium, Utrecht, University of Utrecht , 02-OCT-08 - 02-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008) Early Irish Glossaries Symposium, Cambridge,
P. Moran (2008) International conference. [Conference Paper], Early Irish Glossaries Symposium, Cambridge, Cambridge , 18-JUL-08 - 18-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008) Irish Conference of Medievalists,
P. Moran (2008) International conference. [Conference Paper], Irish Conference of Medievalists, Kilkenny , 26-JUN-08 - 26-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008) Text Encoding Initiative Annual Symposium,
P. Moran (2008) International conference. [Conference Paper], Text Encoding Initiative Annual Symposium, Galway , 02-APR-08 - 02-APR-08. [Details]
(2007) Cambridge Medieval History Seminar,
P. Moran (2007) University of Cambridge seminar. [Invited Lecture], Cambridge Medieval History Seminar, Cambridge , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007) The Early Irish Church and the Intellectual Tradition, Clonmacnoise,
P. Moran (2007) International conference. [Invited Lecture], The Early Irish Church and the Intellectual Tradition, Clonmacnoise, Clonmacnoise , 13-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007) 13th International Congress of Celtic Studies,
P. Moran (2007) International conference. [Conference Paper], 13th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Bonn, Germany , 24-APR-07 - 24-APR-07. [Details]
(2006) Tionól,
P. Moran (2006) International conference. [Conference Paper], Tionól, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 18-NOV-06 - 18-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006) International Medieval Congress,
P. Moran (2006) International conference. [Conference Paper], International Medieval Congress, Leeds , 11-JUL-06 - 11-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006) Faculty of Celtic Studies, NUI Galway,
P. Moran (2006) NUI Galway seminar. [Invited Lecture], Faculty of Celtic Studies, NUI Galway, Galway , 15-MAR-06 - 15-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005) Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Seminar,
P. Moran (2005) University College Dublin seminar. [Invited Lecture], Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Seminar, Dublin , 11-NOV-05 - 11-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005) International Medieval Congress,
P. Moran (2005) International conference. [Conference Paper], International Medieval Congress, Leeds , 12-JUL-05 - 12-JUL-05. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Early Stage Researchers Million Euro Project Pitch NUI Galway
2013 Research Incentivisation Scheme 2013-14 School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, NUI Galway
2009 IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2008 College Research Associate, Jesus College, Cambridge Jesus College, Cambridge
2004 IRCHSS PhD Scholarship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Teaching Interests

I teach Latin and Greek to undergrads and postgrads from beginners to advanced.

On the undergraduate Classics course I also teach Roman literature (esp. Virgil, Horace, Persius, Juvenal) and Late Antique cultural history. I have previously given courses on ancient rhetoric, Romance linguistics, writing and literacy in the ancient world, Celtic mythology and early Irish literature and history.

My MA seminars are generally themed around literacy, education and rhetoric in Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. I have supervised MA theses on early Roman origin myths, Pelagius' commentary on Galatians, and Neo-Platonism in Hiberno-Latin exegesis.