Current PhD researchers in Classics

We currently have 11 active PhD projects, while 12 other PhD researchers successfully acheived their doctorates with us in recent years. For guidance on how to join our research community, see our Postgraduate options in Classics page.

Student

Project title

Supervisor(s)

Funding

Grace Attwood

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

Dr Jacopo Bisagni

Irish Research Council (2017–2021)

Noémi Farkas

Intertextuality and ideology in Sedulius Scottus, De rectoribus christianis

Dr Pádraic Moran

Galway Doctoral Fellowship (2017–2021)

Francesca Guido

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

Dr Pádraic Moran

NUIG Digital Arts and Humanities Scholarship (2019–2020), Irish Research Council (2021–2023)

Paula Harrison

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

Dr 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

Prof. Michael Clarke

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

Andrew Levie

The Faerie Queene and the discourse of ethnogenesis in Elizabethan England and Ireland: Edmund Spenser's poetic undermining of narratives of Antiquity in relation to the world-picture of his own time

Prof. Michael Clarke and Dr Clíodhna Carney (English)

NUIG Hardiman Research Scholarship (2021–2025)

Maria Chiara Marzolla

Music and the Early Irish Church

Dr 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

Dr Jacopo Bisagni

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

Elena Nordio

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

Dr Jacopo Bisagni

Irish Research Council (2018–2022)

Mary Sweeney

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

Prof. Michael Clarke

Irish Research Council (2018–2022)

Harry Tanner

Greek lexical semantics

Prof. Michael Clarke

 

Completed PhD projects

Graduate

Project title

Supervisor(s)

Funding

Dr Ioannis Doukas (2022)

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

Prof. Michael Clarke, Dr Pádraic Moran

NUIG Digital Arts and Humanities Scholarship (2014–2018)

Dr Micheál Geoghegan (2021)   

Man the Tamer: case studies in masculine ideology, power and the domestication of the wild in Ancient Greek social thought

Dr Edward Herring

Irish Research Council (2016–2020)

Dr Charles Doyle (2018)   

Studies in the Latin Christian reception of early Greek materialism

Dr Pádraic Moran

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

Dr Jason O’Rorke (2017)

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

Dr Jacopo Bisagni

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

Dr Sarah Corrigan (2017)

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

Prof. Michael Clarke

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

Dr Peter Kelly (2016)

Synthesizing identity and text in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Prof. Michael Clarke

NUIG Hardiman Fellowship, Irish Research Council 

Dr Adelia Greer (2015)

Xenophon and the ancient Greek cavalry horse: an equestrian perspective

Dr Edward Herring

 NUIG College of Arts

Dr Francesca Bezzone (2013)

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

Dr Mark Stansbury

 

Dr Emmet Marron (2012)

In His Silvis Silere: The Monastic Site of Annegray—Studies in a Columbanian Landscape.

Dr Mark Stansbury (and Dr Conor Newman, Archaeology)

PRTLI 4

Dr Eóin O'Donoghue (2011)

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

Dr Edward Herring

NUIG College of Arts

Dr Anastasia Remoundou-Howley (2011)

Palimpsests of Antigone: Contemporary Irish versions of Sophocles’ tragedy      

Prof. Brian Arkins

    

Dr John (Jerry) Lidwill (2010)

The reception of Roman themes in modern Irish poetry

Prof. Brian Arkins