Biography

In 2001 I completed a BA in Early Irish and History at Maynooth University, where I continued with a PhD in Early Irish (2006). I subsequently carried out postdoctoral work (2006-2009) as a research assistant on the IRC funded Monasticon Hibernicum project and as an O’Donovan Scholar in the School of Celtic Studies at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. From 2010 to 2017 I was Principal Investigator on the Ogham in 3D project based at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, funded (2012-2015) by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in collaboration with the National Monuments Service and the Discovery Programme. I returned to Maynooth University and the Department of Early Irish in 2019 as an occasional lecturer and as a postdoctoral researcher on the Chronologicon Hibernicum project funded by the European Research Council. Since May 2021 I have been Co-Investigator (with PI Prof. David Stifter) on another digital project (EMILI - Early Medieval Irish Latinate Inscriptions) funded by a RIA Nowlan Digitisation Grant 2021. I am currently also the Irish postdoctoral researcher on the collaborative  OG(H)AM project between Maynooth University and the University of Glasgow, funded jointly by the IRC and AHRC and running until July 2024.



Research Interests

Early medieval Irish language, archaeology, history and literature. Earliest writing in Ireland: Ogham and Latin alphabet inscriptions and language/cultural contact with early medieval Britian. Digital epigraphy. Digital documentation and 3d imaging of cultural heritage for education and research.


Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
EMILI - Early Medieval Irish Latinate Inscriptons Co-Investigator Royal Irish Academy / RIA / 01-MAY-21 31-AUG-21
Chronologicon Hibernicum Postdoctoral Researcher EU Horizon 2020 / 01-SEP-19 30-APR-21
Ogham in 3D Principal Investigator Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht / 01-JAN-10 30-SEP-17
Monasticon Hibernicum Research Assistant Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences / IRCHSS / 01-JUN-06 31-JUL-09

Books

  Year Publication
2021 Our Ancient Landscapes: Ogham Stone in Ireland.
Nora White (2021) Our Ancient Landscapes: Ogham Stone in Ireland. Kilkenny: Heritage Council of Ireland. [Details]
2006 Compert Mongáin and Three Other Early Mongán tales: A Critical Edition with Introduction, Translation, Textual Notes, Bibliography and Vocabulary.
Nora White (2006) Compert Mongáin and Three Other Early Mongán tales: A Critical Edition with Introduction, Translation, Textual Notes, Bibliography and Vocabulary. Maynooth: Maynooth Medieval Irish Texts. [Details]

Online Database

  Year Publication
2021 CorPH ‒ Corpus Palaeohibernicum (database and website of the ChronHib project).
David Stier, Bernhard Bauer, Elliott Lash, Fangzhe Qiu, Nora White et al (2021) CorPH ‒ Corpus Palaeohibernicum (database and website of the ChronHib project). Online Database [Details]
2013 Ogham in 3D.
Nora White and Jean-François Bucas (2013) Ogham in 3D. Online Database [Details]
2009 Monastcon Hibernicum - Early Christan ecclesiastcal settlement in Ireland 5th to 12th centuries.
Ailbhe MacShamhráin, Aidan Breen and Nora White (2009) Monastcon Hibernicum - Early Christan ecclesiastcal settlement in Ireland 5th to 12th centuries. Online Database [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 '‘Strategies in tracing linguistc variaton in a corpus of Old Irish texts (CorPH)’'
David Stier, Fangzhe Qiu, Marco A. Aquino-Lóppez, Bernhard Bauer, Elliott Lash, Nora White (2022) '‘Strategies in tracing linguistc variaton in a corpus of Old Irish texts (CorPH)’'. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, [Details]
2020 ''A tale of two lost lunulae – one with its ogham story to tell''
Mary Cahill and Nora White (2020) ''A tale of two lost lunulae – one with its ogham story to tell''. The Journal of Irish Archaeology, Vol. XXIX :1-16 [Details]
2016 '‘Ogham stones from a souterrain in Rathkenny, Co. Kerry’'
Nora White (2016) '‘Ogham stones from a souterrain in Rathkenny, Co. Kerry’'. Celtica, 28 :208-216 [DOI] [Details]
2015 '‘Ogham in 3D: Digitzing a unique aspect of Ireland’s cultural heritage’'
Nora White (2015) '‘Ogham in 3D: Digitzing a unique aspect of Ireland’s cultural heritage’'. BREAC: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies, [Details]
2010 '‘The Ogham in 3D Pilot Project: a report on work in progress’'
Nora White and Fergus Kelly (2010) '‘The Ogham in 3D Pilot Project: a report on work in progress’'. Celtica, 26 :200-204 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2021 ''A newly discovered Ogham stone in Co. Tipperary''
Nora White and Fionnbarr Moore (2021) ''A newly discovered Ogham stone in Co. Tipperary'' Archaeology Ireland, . [Details]
2018 ''Helping the stones to speak: the Corca Dhuibhne 3d community project''
N. White, I. Bennett and G. Devlin (2018) ''Helping the stones to speak: the Corca Dhuibhne 3d community project'' Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, 17 . [Details]
2015 '‘Ogham preserved digitally – 3D technology for a 3D script’'
N. White, F. Moore, R. Shaw and G. Devlin (2015) '‘Ogham preserved digitally – 3D technology for a 3D script’' Archaeology Ireland, 29 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Exploring text: Revealing hidden heritage through online resources.
Nora White (2021) Exploring text: Revealing hidden heritage through online resources. [Oral Presentation], Workshop 3 of the AHRC-IRC funded Digital Gaelic Network, Online (Cork) [Details]
2021 Strategies in tracing linguistic variations in the Corpus of Old Irish texts (CorPH).
Fangzhe Qiu and Nora White (2021) Strategies in tracing linguistic variations in the Corpus of Old Irish texts (CorPH). [Oral Presentation], Corpus Linguistics International Conference, University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College [Details]
2021 The Digital Middle Ages in Ireland and Beyond.
Nora White (2021) The Digital Middle Ages in Ireland and Beyond. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), Kalamazoo, Michigan, US [Details]
2019 Ogham in 3D - digitising the earliest writing in Ireland.
Nora White (2019) Ogham in 3D - digitising the earliest writing in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Digitization of Carved/Sculptured Stones and Rock Art – Projects and Approaches, Visby, Gotland, Sweden [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 ''Ogham in 3D and community participation''
C Baker (ed.) (2020) ''Ogham in 3D and community participation'' In: Partnership & Participation: Community Archaeology in Ireland. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
2005 'Contributions on ‘Comperta’ and ‘Fíachnae Mac Báetáin’'
S. Duffy (ed.) (2005) 'Contributions on ‘Comperta’ and ‘Fíachnae Mac Báetáin’' In: Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia. New York and London: Routledge. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 National Heritage Week Award Heritage Council of Ireland

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University, Department of Early Irish Senior Postdoctoral researcher 01-MAY-21 / 31-AUG-21
Maynooth University, Department of Early Irish Senior Postdoctoral Researcher 01-AUG-21 / 31-JUL-24
Queens University Belfast Network Administrator 03-AUG-20 / 30-SEP-21
Maynooth University Senior Postdoctoral Resaercher 23-SEP-19 / 30-APR-21
Maynooth University Occasional lecturer in Early Irish 23-SEP-19 /
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Principal Investigator Ogham in 3D Project 01-OCT-09 / 30-SEP-17
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Postdoctoral O'Donovan Scholar 01-OCT-06 / 30-SEP-09

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2006 Maynooth University PhD Early Irish
2001 Maynooth University BA Early Irish and History

Consultancy

  Client Description
National Monuments Service
Updating ogham records for the Archaeological Survey of Ireland

Outreach Activities

  Description

Heritage in Schools panelist Link

Heritage Council of Ireland and Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office 2020 grant for Kilkenny Ogham Project

Creative ogham Wicklow Project and Ogham Tree Trail with sculptor Seighean Ó Draoi and Roundwood Men’s Shed (Funded by Creative Wicklow Grant Scheme 2018) https://heritage.wicklowheritage.org/places/roundwood/creative_ogham_wicklow_project

Heritage Council of Ireland and Mayo County Council Heritage Office 2022 grant for Mayo Ogham Project

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement Member /
American Society for Irish Medieval Studies Philologgy Representative 01-JAN-17 / 01-JAN-19
Ogham Studies Network Founding member 11-MAR-15 /
International Research Network: Runes, Monuments and Memorial Carvings Member /
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Member /

Other Activities

  Description

Founding member of the Epigraphy.info Global Exchange Working Group

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
National Museum of Ireland
Discovery Programme
National Monuments Service