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19 May 2022  


Dr Máirín MacCarron

Dr Máirín MacCarron

Dr Máirín MacCarron

The Irish Historical Research Prize 2021 is awarded to Dr Máirín MacCarron for her publication ‘Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World’, published in 2019 by Routledge.

Máirín is a graduate of University College Cork and was NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Post-Doctoral Fellow in history at NUI Galway. Her book Bede and Time: Computus, Theology and History in the Early Medieval World examines the innovative contribution of the Northumbrian monk, Bede (c. 673–735) to medieval ideas of time reckoning and chronology, in relation to his late antique inheritance and Irish computistical developments. She has had a long-standing interest in Time, calendars and chronology, and was encouraged in developing this research project by her doctoral supervisor, Dr Jennifer O’Reilly (RIP) and Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín. She is currently Lecturer in Digital Humanities at UCC and previously worked at the University of Sheffield.