Research Interests

My principal research interests lie in the field of humanities research and the underlying epistemological and ideological premises.  More recently, my research interests have moved to consider the epistemic culture of Digital Humanities.  My doctoral thesis, entitled Textual Criticism and Medieval Irish Studies, is broadly reflective of my interest in these areas.  The purposes of this thesis are (a) to identify the underlying ideological and epistemological perspectives which have informed much of the way in which medieval Irish documents and texts are rendered into modern editions, and (b) to begin to place the editorial theory and methodology of medieval Irish studies within the broader context of Biblical, medieval and modern textual criticism (including the revolutionary changes consequent on the rise of digital technology).  If you would like to read more you can request to download my thesis here:

https://cora.ucc.ie/handle/10468/2162

I am currently studying for a MA in Digital Humanities at An Foras Feasa, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.  The aim of my thesis is to consider the application of various macroanalysis techniques to the existing corpus of digital medieval Irish texts with the intention of providing an alternative perspective on the literary history of such texts.