07 May 2020
A weekly series for an interdisciplinary, non-specialist readership in which the editor of the Academy's Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources outlines how insights from linguistics can help the historian.
Cuireann Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann an taighde chun cinn. Tugaimid aitheantas do scoth taighdeoirí na hÉireann. Tugaimid tacaíocht don scoláireacht agus cuirimid an pobal ar an eolas faoin leas atá le baint as an eolaíocht agus as na daonnachtaí. Creidimid gur gá an dea-thaighde a chur chun cinn, a chothú agus a chur in iúl don phobal. Comhairle dá chuid ball a reachtálann an tAcadamh. Déantar baill a thoghadh agus meastar gurb é an gradam acadúil is airde in Éirinn é.Read more about the RIA
DMLCS helps build a research infrastructure to interpret Western European thought from writings penned across a thousand years of history.
DMLCS is an integrated database and dictionary project, designed to contribute to the fields of Patristic, Medieval, Celtic, and Latin studies by researching, compiling and publishing suitable scholarly works, both in electronic and in conventional media. As such, the project takes its place as one of the family of Medieval Latin dictionary enterprises being conducted across Europe, each of which has as its mission the detailed scientific analysis and interpretation of the Latin texts written within a particular geographical area.
In the case of DMLCS, the relevant area consists of the territories that were Celtic-speaking in the early Middle Ages (Ireland, the former Roman Britain, Brittany, Scotland, and the Isle of Man), as well as the monasteries that had been founded by Irish pilgrims as they travelled across much of the Continent.
The dedicated DMLCS website, kindly hosted by Queen’s University Belfast, is frequently updated to keep pace with progress on the enterprise. As well as giving news of the project’s various research strands, the site offers access to peer-reviewed academic content that derives from the work.
Read about the latest initiatives from the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources