Dr Jacopo Bisagni

PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer<Bar/Junior Lecturer
Classics
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5963
E: jacopo.bisagni@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I studied Classics, Celtic linguistics and Indo-European linguistics at the University of Pisa, Italy, where I graduated in 2004. I was awarded a PhD in NUI, Galway in 2008 for a thesis entitled Amrae Coluimb Chille: a Critical Edition (which I am currently revising for publication in book form). I have taught widely in early Irish, Latin language, and historical linguistics, and my research area ranges from Celtic and Indo-European linguistics to the study of Medieval Irish monastic literature. More specific research interests include the question of Latin/Old Irish bilingualism (code-switching in particular), the terminology of musical instruments in Old and Middle Irish, Celtic etymology, and the re-elaboration of the Classical tradition in Early Medieval Ireland.

Research Interests

Latin, Celtic and Indo-European linguistics. Hiberno-Latin and Old Irish language and literature. Etymology. Bilingualism and code-switching in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Early Medieval Irish organology.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MILLENNIUM FUND 2009 MF09 P03 JACOPO BISAGNI 01-APR-10 30-JUN-11

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Tarbḟlaith: une influence classique dans Audacht Morainn?'
Jacopo Bisagni (2015) 'Tarbḟlaith: une influence classique dans Audacht Morainn?'. Études Celtiques, 41 :145-191 [Details]
(2014) 'Prolegomena to the Study of Code-Switching in the Old Irish Glosses'
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) 'Prolegomena to the Study of Code-Switching in the Old Irish Glosses'. Peritia, 24-25 :1-58 [Details]
(2014) 'A new citation from a work of Columbanus in BNF Lat. 6400B'
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) 'A new citation from a work of Columbanus in BNF Lat. 6400B'. Peritia, 24-25 :116-122 [Details]
(2012) 'The origins of the preterite of the Old Irish copula and substantive verb: an overview and new ideas'
Bisagni, J. (2012) 'The origins of the preterite of the Old Irish copula and substantive verb: an overview and new ideas'. The Journal Of Celtic Linguistics, 14 :1-29 [Details]
(2012) 'Leprechaun: A New Etymology'
Bisagni, J (2012) 'Leprechaun: A New Etymology'. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 61 :47-84 [Details]
(2011) 'A note on the end of the world: Tírechán's dies erdathe'
Bisagni, J. (2011) 'A note on the end of the world: Tírechán's dies erdathe'. Zeitschrift Für Celtische Philologie, 58 :9-18 [Details]
(2008) 'Scél lem dúib: an emendation'
Bisagni, J. (2008) 'Scél lem dúib: an emendation'. Studia Celtica, 42 :166-171 [Details]
(2008) 'The Early Old Irish material in the newly discovered Computus Einsidlensis (c. AD 700)'
Bisagni, J.; Warntjes, I. (2008) 'The Early Old Irish material in the newly discovered Computus Einsidlensis (c. AD 700)'. Ériu, 58 :77-105 [Details]
(2007) 'Latin and Old Irish in the Munich Computus: a reassessment and further evidence'
Bisagni, J.; Warntjes, I. (2007) 'Latin and Old Irish in the Munich Computus: a reassessment and further evidence'. Ériu, 57 :1-33 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) '‘L’Epistula ad Dardanum et l’exégèse irlandaise des instruments de musique’'
Jacopo Bisagni (2015) '‘L’Epistula ad Dardanum et l’exégèse irlandaise des instruments de musique’' In: Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre-Yves Lambert. Rennes: Département de breton et celtique - Université de Rennes. [Details]
(2015) ''Flutes, pipes, or bagpipes? Observations on the Terminology of Woodwind Instruments in Old and Middle Irish''
Jacopo Bisagni (2015) ''Flutes, pipes, or bagpipes? Observations on the Terminology of Woodwind Instruments in Old and Middle Irish'' In: Early Medieval Ireland and Europe: Chronology, Contacts, Scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín. Turnhout (Belgium): Brepols. [Details]
(2009) 'The Language and the Date of Amrae Coluimb Chille'
Bisagni, J. (2009) 'The Language and the Date of Amrae Coluimb Chille' In: Kelten am Rhein, Akten des dreizehnten Internationalen Keltologiekongress. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) 'De dertien telwoorden van Einsiedeln'
Bisagni, J. (2011) 'De dertien telwoorden van Einsiedeln' Kelten, 50 :15-17. [Details]

Invited Review Articles

  Year Publication
(2014) Review of Marco Martin, Posidonio d’Apamea e i Celti: un viaggiatore Greco in Gallia prima di Cesare, Roma 2011. Études Celtiques.
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) Review of Marco Martin, Posidonio d’Apamea e i Celti: un viaggiatore Greco in Gallia prima di Cesare, Roma 2011. Études Celtiques. Paris: Invited Review Articles [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2008) Review of K. Murray, Baile in Scáil (the Phantom’s Frenzy), Dublin 2004. Peritia.
Bisagni, J. (2008) Review of K. Murray, Baile in Scáil (the Phantom’s Frenzy), Dublin 2004. Peritia. Turnhout: Reviews [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2008) Amrae Coluimb Chille: a critical edition.
Bisagni, J. (2008) Amrae Coluimb Chille: a critical edition. NUI, Galway: Thesis [Details]
(2004) Contributo per un'edizione ed una datazione assoluta e relativa dell'Amra Choluimb Chille.
Bisagni, J. (2004) Contributo per un'edizione ed una datazione assoluta e relativa dell'Amra Choluimb Chille. Università di Pisa: Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2010 Millennium Research Grant - Conference Hosting Assistance NUI, Galway
2010 Millennium Research Grant - Minor Project NUI, Galway
2005 Lady Gregory Fellowship NUI Galway
2004 Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs student mobility grant Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Research Committee Member 01-SEP-10 / 31-AUG-13
Governing committee of the Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies (CAMPS) Co-ordinator of CAMPS research labs and invited speakers 01-JAN-11 / 31-AUG-13

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI, Galway Temporary lecturer (Scoil na Gaeilge) 01-SEP-05 / 31-MAR-06
NUI, Galway Departmental Teaching Fellow 07-JAN-08 / 31-MAR-08
NUI, Galway Lecturer (below the bar) in Classics 01-AUG-08 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2008 NUI, Galway PhD Old and Middle Irish
2004 Università di Pisa Masters of Arts Lettere Classiche - Filologia Celtica (Classical Studies - Celtic Philology)

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2015 14-MAY-15 / 17-MAY-15
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2013 09-MAY-13 / 12-MAY-13
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2012 17-MAY-12 / 19-MAY-12
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2014 08-MAY-14 / 11-MAY-14

Reviews

  Journal Role
Studia Celtica Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Latin language, historical linguistics, Hiberno-Latin literature, the representation of 'barbarians' in Classical literature, historical bilingualism, the history of linguistics.