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Assoc Professor

Elva Johnston

Associate Professor

School of History

CONTACT DETAILS

01 716 8145
elva.johnston@ucd.ie
University College Dublin, School of History, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

I am an early medieval Irish historian with research interests in conversion, hagiography, literacy and sexuality. I was educated in UCC, where I studied History and English, before later completing my doctorate in the University of Oxford. My monograph, Literacy and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland (2013), was awarded the Irish Historical Research Prize in 2015. I am currently co-editor of Peritia, Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland. Previews and samples of my published academic research can be found on my academia page (https://ucd.academia.edu/ElvaJohnston). I am a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission. I teach undergraduate modules on various aspects of Late Antique and early medieval history. I offer graduate teaching and supervision on early medieval Ireland. I have supervised several PhD candidates and welcome graduates with interests in all aspects of early medieval Irish history and Insular studies, particularly before the year c. AD 1000. I also mentor postdoctoral scholars in these areas.

DEGREES

  • BA
    University College Cork
  • DPhil
    Oxford University UK
  • MA
    University College Cork

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  • The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland
    University College Dublin, History, Dublin, Ireland3 Sep 2012 - 30 Aug 2013
    Early Irish HistoryPostdoctoral FellowshipSupervised by Johnston E
  • Bede, the Irish and Ireland
    University College Dublin, History, Dublin, Ireland31 Aug 2014 - 1 Sep 2015
    early medieval historyPostdoctoral FellowshipSupervised by Johnston E
  • Saint Brigit's Cult in Ireland and Europe: A Comparative Investigation into the Adaptation, Growth and Success of Medieval Female Sanctity
    University College Dublin, History, Dublin, Ireland30 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2017
    Early Irish HistoryPostdoctoral FellowshipSupervised by Johnston E