Current PhD Students in Classics

There are currently 14 PhD students in NUIG Classics. For more infomation on individual projects, see the PhD Project Details page.


Project title



Grace Attwood

Obscurity Has Another Tale to Tell: The Reception and Modification of Latin Literary Models in Ireland during the early Middle Ages

Jacopo Bisagni

Irish Research Council (2017–2021)

Michael Doherty

The use and representation of Classical themes and imagery in Victorian art as part of a colonial discourse on Empire

Michael Clarke


NUIG College of Arts (2013–2014), Irish Research Council (2014–2017)

Ioannis Doukas

A Trojan Cycle for Late Antiquity: Towards a Digital Intertextual Commentary

Michael Clarke, Pádraic Moran

NUIG Digital Arts and Humanities Scholarship (2014–2018)

Noémi Farkas

Intertextuality and ideology in Sedulius Scottus, De rectoribus christianis

Pádraic Moran

Galway Doctoral Fellowship (2017–2021)

Micheál Geoghegan

Generational tensions in classical Athens: a problem for the citizen self-image, and an aspect of female suppression within the patriarchy

Edward Herring

Irish Research Council (2016–2020)

Francesca Guido

De Analogia, ut ait Romanus: Recovering an embedded text in Charisius’ Latin grammar  

Pádraic Moran

Galway Scholarship (2019–2023)

Paula Harrison

A study and critical edition of the Carolingian compilation De Astronomia in Laon, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 422.

Jacopo Bisagni

Irish Research Council Laureate Project Scholarship (2018–2022)

Ann Hurley

The Anonymous Excidium Troiae: Its importance as a didactic question-and-answer text and its reception and intertextuality in later vernacular literature

Michael Clarke

Galway Doctoral Scholarship (2015–2016), Irish Research Council (2016–2019)

Maria Chiara Marzolla

Music and the Early Irish Church

Jacopo Bisagni (and Prof. Cesarino Ruini, Bologna)

Galway Doctoral Scholarship (2018–2022)

Erin McKinney

Linguistic Code-Switching in Bethu Brigte, the Old Irish Life of St Brigit

Jacopo Bisagni

NUIG Hardiman Fellowship (2017–18), Irish Research Council (2018–2021)

Elena Nordio

Regionalism and Diversification in Seventh-Century Visigothic Latinity: A Sociolinguistic Approach

Jacopo Bisagni

Irish Research Council (2018–2022)

Lioba Speicher 

The Old Norse Sagas of Antiquity: A study in cross-cultural Classical reception and transnational networks in Medieval Scandinavia, Ireland and Europe

Michael Clarke  

Galway Doctoral Scholarship (2019–2023)

Mary Sweeney

Jewish identity in 2nd century BCE Alexandria: The texts and transmission of fragmentary Hellenistic Jewish literature

Michael Clarke

Irish Research Council (2018–2022)

Harry Tanner

(Greek lexical semantics)

Michael Clarke


Classics PhDs Recently Completed

For more infomation on individual projects, see the PhD Project Details page.


Project title



Dr Charles Doyle (PhD 2018)   

Studies in the Latin Christian reception of early Greek materialism

Pádraic Moran

Galway Doctoral Fellowship (2014–2015), Irish Research Council (2015–2018)

Dr Jason O’Rorke (PhD 2017)

Voice of Ancients: An examination of verbal diathesis and its didactic practices in Latin grammars from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages

Jacopo Bisagni

NUIG College of Arts (2010–2011), Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2011–2014)

Dr Sarah Corrigan (PhD 2017)

The sea in early medieval Hiberno-Latin and latinate literature: Cosmological problem and imaginative resource

Michael Clarke

NUIG College of Arts (2009–2011), Irish Research Council (2011–2013)

Dr Peter Kelly (PhD 2016)

Synthesizing identity and text in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Michael Clarke

NUIG Hardiman Fellowship, Irish Research Council 

Dr Adelia Greer (PhD 2015)

Xenophon and the ancient Greek cavalry horse: an equestrian perspective

Edward Herring

 NUIG College of Arts

Dr Francesca Bezzone (PhD 2013)

Deconstructing the Man, creating the Saint: The literary sanctification of Saint Germanus in the Vita Germani Auctore Constantio

Mark Stansbury


Dr Eóin O'Donoghue (PhD 2011)

Remember me when I am gone away: An examination of the representation of gender in the material culture of archaic Etruria

Edward Herring

NUIG College of Arts

Dr Anastasia Remoundou-Howley (PhD 2011)

Palimpsests of Antigone: Contemporary Irish versions of Sophocles’ tragedy

Brian Arkins