Arts & Humanities Research Institute




Dr Peter Smith

ICSRI: Researcher (CISS)

About Dr Smith

Peter Smith (Peadar Mac Gabhann) was appointed Lecturer in Irish at the University of Ulster in 2000. He was previously employed as Assistant Professor in Irish at the Department of Classics and as a Research Fellow in Irish Studies at the Keough Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Before moving to the United States, Dr. Smith held the position of Lecturer in Celtic at the Sprachwissenschaftfliches Institut der Universität Bonn. He is a founding member of Éigse Cholm Cille, a society established to promote the study of the Irish literary heritage of the North West of Ireland and to encourage new writing in Irish.

Research Fields

he Irish manuscript tradition.

Education

He received his early education at the Christian Brothers Grammar School Omagh, and took his primary degree in Early and Modern Irish at Trinity College, Dublin. He also completed an M. Litt. in Early Irish at Trinity College, Dublin. He studied for his doctorate in Celtic at the University of Oxford. Dr. Smith has held scholarships at Trinity College, Dublin; Jesus College, Oxford and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

Contact Details

Office MA006
+44 (0)28 7167 5334
pj.smith@ulster.ac.uk

Books Authored

Number of items: 3.

Smith, Peter James (2013) ‘Politics and Land in Early Ireland: A Poem by Eochaid Úa Flainn. Éitset áes ecna aíbind’. Curach Bhn Publications. Berlin. 0 pp ISBN 978-3-942002-14-1

Smith, P. J. (2007) Three Middle-Irish Historical Poems Ascribed to Gilla Cóemáin: A Critical Edition of the Work of an Eleventh-Century Irish Scholar. Nodus Publikationen (Mnster). 288 pp ISBN ISBN 9873893236183

Smith, P. J. (1995) Oidhreacht Oirghiall: A Bibliography of Irish Literature and Philology Relating to the South East Ulster – North Leinster Region. ULTACH Trust. 0 pp ISBN ISBN 0 9516466 1 3

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Books Edited

Number of items: 1.

Mac Gabhann [Smith], Peadar [Peter] and Coyle, Sinad, eds. (2016) Guth an Iarthuaiscirt: Essays on Songs and Singing from the North-West of Ireland. Belfast. 0 pp. Thomas and Samuel Roycroft. ISBN 978-0-9576508-2-4

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Articles

Number of items: 10.

Smith [Mac Gabhann], Peter [Peadar] (2017) ‘Seachrán Chairn tSiadhail’: A Rambling Song about a Rambling Man. Diche Nill: Journal of the O Neill Country Historical Society, 24. pp. 226-256.

Smith, Peter James / P. J. (2014) Contending coarbs: Cindus fuair Mlaise in Bealach?. Peritia – Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland,, 24-25. pp. 230-240.

Smith, P. J. (2013) A eolcha Érenn airde: a medieval poem on the pre-Christian kings of Ireland. Zeitschrift fr celtische Philologie, 60. pp. 175-238.

Smith, Peter James (2012) ‘An Early Eighteenth-Century Ó Néill Poem-Book’. Studia Hibernica, 38. pp. 117-140.

Smith, Peter James (2012) Irish synchronistic poem on emperors and kings. Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, 2223. pp. 107-148.

Smith, Peter James (2011) A Dhísirt Uí Thuaithchill, mo Chruadh-Chréachtsa: An Early Eighteenth-Century Poem from Derry. Studia Hibernica, 37. pp. 133-162.

Smith, P.J. (2008) ‘A Mháirín Óg Ní Cheallaigh’: A Tyrone Song of Connacht Provenance. Diche Nill: Journal of the O Neill Country Historical Society, 17. pp. 216-229.

Smith, P. J. (2001) ‘Mide maigen clainne Cuind: A Medieval Poem on the Kings of Mide’,. Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, 15. pp. 108 -144.

Smith, Peter James (1994) Aimirgein Glúngel tuir tend: A Middle-Irish Poem on the Authors and Laws of Ireland. Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland, 8. pp. 120-150.

Smith, Peter James (1989) Cloch ar a gCarn: Macallaí Ghaeltacht na Speiríní (‘A Stone on their Cairn: Echoes of the Gaeltacht of the Sperrins’). Comhar, 48 (1). pp. 30-34.

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Book Sections

Number of items: 9.

Mac Gabhann [Smith], Peadar [Peter] (2016) Traidisiún Amhránaíocht na Gaeilge i dTír Eoghain san Fhichiú hAois. In: Guth an Iarthuaiscirt: Essays on Songs and Singing from the North-West of Ireland. (Eds: Mac Gabhann [Smith], Peadar [Peter] and Coyle, Sinad), Thomas and Samuel Roycroft, Belfast, pp. 15-33. ISBN 978-0-9576508-2-4

Smith, Peter James / P. J. (2016) • ‘Eochaid Úa Flainn’s Éitset Áes Ecna Aíbind and Medieval Irish Poetics’. In: Adapting Texts and Styles in a Celtic Context. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Processes of Literary Transfer in the Middle Ages. Studies in Honour of Erich Poppe. Studien und Texte zu Keltologie 13. (Eds: Harlos, Axel and Harlos, Neele), Nodus Publikationen, Mnster, Germany, pp. 21-52. ISBN 978-3-89323623-7

Smith, Peter James (2015) Gaelic, Catholic and European: Irish Priests and Irish Colleges of Continental Europe. In: Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora. (Eds: Mac Gabhann, Conn G.), Institute for Theological Partnership, Winchester University, Winchester, England, pp. 1-36. ISBN 978-1-908532-05-3

Smith, Peter James / P. J. (2015) ‘An Edition of Tigernmas mac Follaig aird’. In: Clerics, Kings and Vikings: Essays on Medieval Ireland in Honour of Donnchadh Corrin. (Eds: Purcell, Emer, MacCotter, Paul, Nyhan, Julianne and Sheehan, John), Four Courts Press, Dublin, pp. 458-476. ISBN ISBN: 978-1-84682-279-7

Smith, P. J. (2004) Airbertach mac Cosse Dobráin (d. 1016). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, pp. 511-512. ISBN 0-19-861351-2

Smith, Peter James (2004) Flann mac Lonáin (d. 891×918). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. OUP, pp. 996-997. ISBN 0-19-861411-X

Smith, Peter James (2004) Gilla Cóemáin (fl. 1072). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. (Eds: Matthew, H. C. G. and Harrison, Brian), Oxford University Press, pp. 253-253. ISBN 0-19-861372-5

Smith, Peter James (2004) Muirchertach [pseud. Mac Líacc] (d. 1014/1016). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. OUP, pp. 681-681. ISBN 0-19-861389-x

Smith, Peter James (2002) Early Irish Historical Verse: The Evolution of a Genre. In: Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages: Text and Transmission. (Eds: N Chathin, Proinsas and Richter, Michael), Four Courts Press, pp. 326-341. ISBN 1-85182-631-9

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