Dr Jacopo Bisagni

PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
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

Historical linguistics (Indo-European, Celtic, and Latin). Ancient and Medieval bilingualism (language contact and code-switching). Early Medieval Irish religious literature. Ireland and Brittany in the Carolingian period. Music and musical instruments in the Early Middle Ages. 

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
(2017) ''The newly-discovered Irish and Breton computistica in Città del Vaticano, BAV, Reg. lat. 123''
Jacopo Bisagni (2017) ''The newly-discovered Irish and Breton computistica in Città del Vaticano, BAV, Reg. lat. 123''. Peritia, 28 [Details]
(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]

Books

  Year Publication
(2017) Amrae Coluimb Chille: a Critical Edition [provisional title].
Jacopo Bisagni (2017) Amrae Coluimb Chille: a Critical Edition [provisional title]. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [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]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) Research Seminars of the TRAME Team,
Jacopo Bisagni (2017) L’Epistula ad Dardanum: la transmission continentale d’un texte exégétique d’origine irlandaise. [Invited Lecture], Research Seminars of the TRAME Team, Univerité de Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), Amiens, France , 15-JUN-17 - 15-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016) Sacro e Profano: musiche e danze tra Medioevo e Rinascimento,
Jacopo Bisagni (2016) 'Gli strumenti musicali e la loro rappresentazione nel Medioevo: il caso dell'Epistula ad Dardanum'. [Invited Lecture], Sacro e Profano: musiche e danze tra Medioevo e Rinascimento, Collegium Lunae (Carrara, Italy) , 28-DEC-16 - 28-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) CAMPS Research Labs 2015/2016,
Jacopo Bisagni (2016) ‘The newly-discovered Irish computistica in Reg.lat.123’. [Oral Presentation], CAMPS Research Labs 2015/2016, NUI Galway , 21-APR-16 - 21-APR-16. [Details]
(2015) DIAS Tionól 2015,
Jacopo Bisagni (2015) ‘The Hiberno-Latin exegesis of musical instruments and a newly-discovered Old Irish gloss’. [Conference Paper], DIAS Tionól 2015, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 19-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15. [Details]
(2014) 5th International Conference on the Science of Computus,
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) A newly-discovered (Irish?) copy of the 'Sphere of Life and Death'. [Conference Paper], 5th International Conference on the Science of Computus, NUI, Galway , 11-JUL-14 - 13-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Heritage Series,
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) St Colum Cille and the oldest literature in the Irish language. [Invited Lecture], Heritage Series, Lismullin Institute, Navan , 09-APR-14 - 09-APR-14. [Details]
(2014) AD-BC Music Archaeology Symposium,
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) Medieval Irish instruments and Biblical exegesis: some new perspectives. [Conference Paper], AD-BC Music Archaeology Symposium, NUI, Galway , 08-MAY-14 - 08-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Corso di Filologia Celtica,
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) 'Amrae Coluimb Chille'. [Invited Lecture], Corso di Filologia Celtica, Università di Pisa , 18-MAR-14 - 18-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014) Seminar in Musicology of the UCD School of Music,
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) Philology and Organology: what can words tell us about Early Medieval Irish instruments?. [Invited Lecture], Seminar in Musicology of the UCD School of Music, School of Music; University College, Dublin , 13-FEB-14 - 13-FEB-14. [Details]
(2014) CAMPS Research Labs 2014/2015,
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) The Newly-Discovered Hiberno-Breton Computus Parisinus of AD 754. [Oral Presentation], CAMPS Research Labs 2014/2015, National University of Ireland, Galway , 10-OCT-14 - 10-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014) Kells 1200: A celebration of St Columba,
Jacopo Bisagni (2014) St Colum Cille and the oldest literature in the Irish language. [Invited Lecture], Kells 1200: A celebration of St Columba, Kells , 08-JUN-14 - 08-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) Scoil na gCláirseach - Summer School of Early Irish Harp,
Jacopo Bisagni (2013) 'Philology and Organology: what can words tell us about Early Medieval Irish instruments?'. [Invited Lecture], Scoil na gCláirseach - Summer School of Early Irish Harp, School of Music, Kilkenny , 14-AUG-13 - 19-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013) Gloses celtiques dans les manuscrits du Haut Moyen Age,
Jacopo Bisagni (2013) Bilinguisme et « code-switching » dans les gloses du ms. de Würzburg M.p.th.f.12. [Conference Paper], Gloses celtiques dans les manuscrits du Haut Moyen Age, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Paris , 29-NOV-13 - 29-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) Bilingualism and Text Transmission in Medieval Texts,
Jacopo Bisagni (2013) Code-switching in the Würzburg Glosses?. [Invited Paper], Bilingualism and Text Transmission in Medieval Texts, University of Utrecht , 31-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures - School Research Day 2013,
Jacopo Bisagni (2013) Member of the organising committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures - School Research Day 2013, NUI, Galway , 02-MAY-13 - 02-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures - School Research Day 2012,
Jacopo Bisagni (2012) Member of the organising committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures - School Research Day 2012, NUI, Galway , 17-MAY-12 - 17-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012) The vernacular and the classical traditions,
Jacopo Bisagni (2012) Latin and Old Irish in Early Medieval Ireland: a case of elite bilingualism?. [Invited Lecture], The vernacular and the classical traditions, Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier, University of Oslo , 04-MAY-12 - 04-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012) 2nd Babel Public Lecture Series – Tradition and Transformation,
Jacopo Bisagni (2012) Where do human languages really come from?. [Other], 2nd Babel Public Lecture Series – Tradition and Transformation, Town Hall Theatre, Galway , 27-MAR-12 - 27-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) CAMPS Research Labs 2012/2013,
Jacopo Bisagni (2012) The Terminology of Woodwind Instruments in Old and Middle Irish. [Oral Presentation], CAMPS Research Labs 2012/2013, National University of Ireland, Galway , 30-NOV-12 - 30-NOV-12. [Details]
(2011) 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies,
Bisagni, J. (2011) Bilingualism and Code-switching in the Old Irish Glosses. [Conference Paper], 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies, NUI, Maynooth , 01-AUG-11 - 05-AUG-11. [Details]
(2011) 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies,
Bisagni, J. (2011) Chair of session 'Medieval Irish Language/Irish-Germanic terms for writing'. [Chaired Session], 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies, NUI, Maynooth , 01-AUG-11 - 05-AUG-11. [Details]
(2011) CAMPS Research Labs,
Bisagni, J. (2011) Latin/Irish Code-switching in Early Medieval Ireland. [Oral Presentation], CAMPS Research Labs, NUI Galway , 11-MAR-11 - 11-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day 2011,
Bisagni, J. (2011) Member of the organising committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day 2011, NUI, Galway , 19-MAY-11 - 19-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) E. A. 739 DIPRALANG Séminaire 2011-2012,
Bisagni, J. (2011) Le bilinguisme latin - ancien irlandais dans l'Irlande du haut Moyen-Âge. [Invited Lecture], E. A. 739 DIPRALANG Séminaire 2011-2012, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3 , 06-DEC-11 - 06-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011) 25th Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Bisagni, J. (2011) Member of the organising committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 25th Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI, Galway , 24-JUN-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2010) 24th Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Bisagni, J. (2010) Chairperson of the organising committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 24th Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI, Galway , 25-JUN-10 - 27-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day 2010,
Bisagni, J. (2010) Member of the organising committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day 2010, NUI, Galway , 20-MAY-10 - 20-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010) School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day 2010,
Bisagni, J. (2010) Latin/Old Irish bilingualism in Early Medieval Ireland. [Oral Presentation], School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Research Day 2010, NUI, Galway , 20-MAY-10 - 20-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010) 1st International Language Conference,
Bisagni, J. (2010) Code-switching in Early Medieval Ireland. [Conference Paper], 1st International Language Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway , 10-DEC-10 - 11-DEC-10. [Details]
(2009) Ó Cléirigh Institute Seminars,
Bisagni, J. (2009) Observations on bilingualism in early medieval Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Ó Cléirigh Institute Seminars, University College Dublin, Ó Cléirigh Institute , 16-JAN-09 - 16-JAN-09. [Details]
(2009) DIAS Tionól 2009,
Bisagni, J. (2009) The origins of the preterite of the Old Irish copula and substantive verb. [Conference Paper], DIAS Tionól 2009, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 20-NOV-09 - 21-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009) Achilles in Ancient Ireland: Myth & Society in the Táin Bó Cúailnge & Homer’s Iliad (seminar),
Bisagni, J. (2009) Táin Bó Cúailnge in context. [Invited Lecture], Achilles in Ancient Ireland: Myth & Society in the Táin Bó Cúailnge & Homer’s Iliad (seminar), NUI, Galway , 10-MAR-09 - 10-MAR-09. [Details]
(2007) 13th International Congress of Celtic Studies,
Bisagni, J. (2007) The Language and the Date of Amrae Coluimb Chille. [Conference Paper], 13th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Gustav-Stresemann-Institute, Bonn , 23-JUL-07 - 27-JUL-07. [Details]
(2006) DIAS Tionól 2006,
Bisagni, J. (2006) The Earliest Manuscripts of Amrae Coluimb Chille. [Conference Paper], DIAS Tionól 2006, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 17-NOV-06 - 18-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006) Amrae Coluimb Chille: a Reliable Source?,
Bisagni, J. (2006) Lives and Afterlives III. [Invited Paper], Amrae Coluimb Chille: a Reliable Source?, University College Dublin, Ó Cléirigh Institute , 28-APR-06 - 29-APR-06. [Details]
(2006) Borderlines 10,
Bisagni, J. (2006) Member of the organising committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Borderlines 10, NUI, Galway , 06-APR-06 - 08-APR-06. [Details]
(2006) Hilton Shepherd Centre for Medieval Studies seminars,
Bisagni, J. (2006) Irish Monastic Literature: Three Cases. [Invited Lecture], Hilton Shepherd Centre for Medieval Studies seminars, Hilton Shepherd Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Birmingham , 22-FEB-06 - 22-FEB-06. [Details]
(2005) Borderlines 9,
Bisagni, J. (2005) Towards a Date for Amrae Coluimb Chille. [Conference Paper], Borderlines 9, University College Dublin , 07-APR-05 - 09-APR-05. [Details]
(2004) Adomnán of Iona, Adhamhnán Íae Colloquium,
Bisagni, J. (2004) Towards a Date for Amrae Coluimb Chille. [Conference Paper], Adomnán of Iona, Adhamhnán Íae Colloquium, NUI, Galway , 11-DEC-04 - 11-DEC-04. [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
(2017) Review of Pádraig Ó Riain (ed.), 'The Poems of Blathmac Son of Cú Brettan: Reassessments' (London 2015), in 'Studia Hibernica'.
Jacopo Bisagni (2017) Review of Pádraig Ó Riain (ed.), 'The Poems of Blathmac Son of Cú Brettan: Reassessments' (London 2015), in 'Studia Hibernica'. Reviews [Details]
(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
2017 Visiting fellowship at the UPJV (Amiens, France) Université de Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), Amiens, France
2017 Research Support Scheme College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUI Galway
2016 Research Incentivization Scheme School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (NUI Galway)
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 at NUI Galway - Research Committee Member of the Research Committee 01-JAN-17 /
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 Master of Arts Lettere Classiche - Filologia Celtica (Classical Studies - Celtic Philology)

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2017 19-MAY-17 / 21-MAY-17
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2016 12-MAY-16 / 16-MAY-16
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2015 14-MAY-15 / 17-MAY-15
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2014 08-MAY-14 / 11-MAY-14
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2013 09-MAY-13 / 12-MAY-13
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Le Radici Profonde della Lingua Italiana 17-DEC-12 / 17-DEC-12
Other Galway Early Music Festival 2012 17-MAY-12 / 19-MAY-12

Reviews

  Journal Role
Études Celtiques Editoral Board
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.

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Annette Casburn Masters Y
Elena Nordio Masters Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2016 Laurence Leech Masters Y
Laura Rice Masters N

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Jason O Rorke Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor