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1989 …2018
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Biography

Peter Smith (Peadar Mac Gabhann), Reader in Irish, was appointed to a lecturership in Irish at Ulster University in 2000. He was previously employed as Assistant Professor of Irish at the Department of Classics and as a Research Fellow in Irish Studies at the Keough Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Before moving to the United States, Dr Smith worked as Lecturer in Celtic at the Sprachwissenschaftfliches Institut der Universität Bonn.

Peter earned his primary degree in Early and Modern Irish at Trinity College, Dublin and subsequently completed an M. Litt. in Early Irish there. He was awarded the degree of D. Phil. in Celtic at the University of Oxford for his work on the medieval Irish poet, Gilla Cóemán (fl. 1072). Dr. Smith has held scholarships at Trinity College, Dublin; Jesus College, Oxford and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. He was employed as Visiting Professor of Irish at the University of Oslo (2006-2009) and as Visiting Professor of Irish at Toronto (2010-2011).

Dr Smith's research interests include all aspects of the Irish manuscript tradition, medieval Irish learning, medieval Irish poetry,  Early Modern Irish prose and verse (1200-1650), eighteenth century Ulster poetry, the Irish folk song tradition in Irish and in  English, Modern Irish dialectology and Irish historiography.

Peter is a founding member of Éigse Cholm Cille, a society established to promote the study of the Irish literary heritage of the North West of Ireland and to encourage new writing in Irish. 

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Research Output 1989 2018

Stair Mlaise ar Dhartraighibh déin by Sighraidh Ó Cuirnín: A Poem on the Rights and Obligations of the Coarb of Saint Molaise

Smith, P. J., 29 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Peritia. 29, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fourteenth century
rent
obligation
Obligation
Rent

Tráchtas ar Chíos Uí Dhomhnaill

Mac Gabhann, P., 31 Aug 2018, Súgán an Dúchais: Aistí ar Ghnéithe de Thraidisiún Liteartha Chúige Uladh i gCuimhne ar Dhiarmaid Ó Doibhlin. Mac Cathmhaoil, N., Nic Cathmhaoil, M. & Mac Seáin, C. (eds.). First ed. Derry City, Vol. 1. p. 145-176 31 p. 8. (Sraith Adhamhnáin ; vol. 1, no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Treatise
Ireland
Entitlement
Recto
Rent

An historical tract in Irish relating to the confederate wars in Ireland

Smith [Mac Gabhann], P. P., 30 Sep 2017, In : Studia Hibernica. 43, p. 25-52 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Soldiers
Dublin
Ireland
Confederate
Proceedings

An Historical Tract in Irish Relating to the Confederate Wars in Ireland

Smith [Mac Gabhann], P. P., 30 Sep 2017, In : Studia Hibernica. 43, p. 25-52 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Soldiers
Dublin
Ireland
Names
Confederate
Song
Manuscripts
Authorship
Harvest
Poet

Prizes

Ireland
Canada

Thesis

Tochmarc Moméra: A Critical Edition and Literary Analysis

Author: Kudenko, K., Mar 2019

Supervisor: Smith, P. J. (Supervisor) & Fomin, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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