Dr Peter Smith

Reader

School/Department
School of Arts & Humanities
Research Institute
Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
Campus
Magee campus
Telephone
+44 28 7167 5334
Email
pj.smith@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room MA006
Londonderry
BT48 7JL

Peter Smith (Peadar Mac Gabhann) was appointed Lecturer in Irish at Ulster University in 2000.

He was previously employed as Assistant Professor in 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 held the position of Lecturer in Celtic at the Sprachwissenschaftfliches Institut der Universität Bonn.

He 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.

Education

He received his early education at the Christian Brothers Grammar School Omagh, and took his primary degree in Early and Modern Irish at Trinity College, Dublin. He also completed an M. Litt. in Early Irish at Trinity College, Dublin.

He studied for his doctorate in Celtic at the University of Oxford. Dr. Smith has held scholarships at Trinity College, Dublin; Jesus College, Oxford and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

Research Fields

The Irish manuscript tradition.

Early Irish Historical Verse: The Evolution of a Genre. / Smith, Peter James.

Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages: Text and Transmission. ed. / Proinséas Ní Chatháin; Michael Richter. Four Courts Press, 2002. p. 326-341.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Gilla Cóemáin (fl. 1072). / Smith, Peter James.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. ed. / H. C. G. Matthew; Brian Harrison. Vol. 22 Oxford University Press, 2004. p. 253-253.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Airbertach mac Cosse Dobráin (d. 1016). / Smith, P. J.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Vol. 1 Oxford University Press, 2004. p. 511-512.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Muirchertach [pseud. Mac Líacc] (d. 1014/1016). / Smith, Peter James.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Vol. 39 OUP, 2004. p. 681-681.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Aimirgein Glúngel tuir tend: A Middle-Irish Poem on the Authors and Laws of Ireland. / Smith, Peter James.

In: Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, Vol. 8, 1994, p. 120-150.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Flann mac Lonáin (d. 891x918). / Smith, Peter James.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Vol. 19 OUP, 2004. p. 996-997.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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A Dhísirt Uí Thuaithchill, mo Chruadh-Chréachtsa: An Early Eighteenth-Century Poem from Derry. / Smith, Peter James.

In: Studia Hibernica, Vol. 37, 12.2011, p. 133-162.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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'An Early Eighteenth-Century Ó Néill Poem-Book'. / Smith, Peter James.

In: Studia Hibernica, Vol. 38, 01.05.2012, p. 117-140.

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A eolcha Érenn airde: a medieval poem on the pre-Christian kings of Ireland. / Smith, P. J.

In: Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, Vol. 60, 31.07.2013, p. 175-238.

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'An Edition of Tigernmas mac Follaig aird'. / Smith, Peter James / P. J.

Clerics, Kings and Vikings: Essays on Medieval Ireland in Honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin. ed. / Emer Purcell; Paul MacCotter; Julianne Nyhan; John Sheehan. Dublin : Four Courts Press, 2015. p. 458-476.

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