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.
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.
|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|
|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]
|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
|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]
|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]
|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]
|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
|2020||National Heritage Week Award||Heritage Council of Ireland|
|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|
|2006||Maynooth University||PhD||Early Irish|
|2001||Maynooth University||BA||Early Irish and History|
|National Monuments Service||
Updating ogham records for the Archaeological Survey of Ireland
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
|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||/|
Founding member of the Epigraphy.info Global Exchange Working Group
|Name||Role / Description||Country|
|National Museum of Ireland|
|National Monuments Service|