UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Seminars

Friday 11 November

Elva Johnston (UCD): 

Movers and Shakers? How Women Shaped the Career of Columbanus’

Summary & related publication:

‘Movers and Shakers? How Women Shaped the Career of Columbanus’

Women played a profound and frequently unacknowledged role in the career of Columbanus. This paper examines his relationships in Ireland and on the Continent, particularly with the powerful queens Brunhild and Theodelinda. How much can we ascertain about Columbanus’ own attitudes? How did his Irish formation influence his actions in Frankia and Italy?

in: O’Hara, Alexander (ed.). Meeting the Gentes, Crossing Boundaries: Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe (Oxford: OPU, forthcoming).

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Fresco adorning the walls of the Teodelinda’s Chapel in Monza Cathedral.

All seminars, unless otherwise stated, take place at 4pm in room K114, UCD School of History, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4.

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