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RA6a: Additional observations, Evidence of esteem

Evidence of esteem

3.40.24 All members of the Department are active in ways which are indicative of national and international recognition of their research.

One member of staff (Keynes) is a Fellow of the British Academy. The Department is also represented in the Society of Antiquaries of London (Keynes, Padel), the Royal Historical Society (Dumville, Keynes), the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (Dumville, Padel), and the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (Dumville). Representation of the Department on international scholarly bodies includes: the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy, Sweden (Quinn); Centre international de documentation (Dumville, Vice-President); the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (Keynes, Board Member); the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino (Love); Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland (Dance, committee member). Representation on national bodies includes: the English Place-Name Society (Padel; Keynes, Vice-President); the Henry Bradshaw Society [for the publication of liturgical texts] (Love, Council Member); the Philological Society (Dance).

All members of staff are closely involved in editorial work for major journals or series in their respective fields. For example: Executive Editor, Anglo-Saxon England (Keynes); Managing Editor, Mediaeval Scandinavia (Dumville). Editorial board, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies (Dumville, Padel); Editorial board, Nomina (Padel); Editorial board, Studies in Celtic History (Ní Mhaonaigh); Editorial board, NOWELE (Syrett). In addition, several have acted in an editorial or advisory capacity for major publications or projects. For example: Authenticating Committee, Royal Irish Academy Celtic Latin Texts (Dumville); Associate Editor, New Dictionary of National Biography (Keynes); Medieval advisor, Dictionary of Irish Biography (Ní Mhaonaigh); Literary Editor, Irish Texts Society (Ní Mhaonaigh); Director for Anglo-Latin, Fontes Anglo-Saxonici, and Director of the English editorial team for Medioevo Latino (Love).

Several members of staff have been involved in the organisation and hosting of academic conferences: for example, ‘Ireland and Scandinavia in the Early Viking Age’ 1995 (Ní Mhaonaigh); and the Eleventh International Saga Conference Sydney 2000 (Quinn). Four members of the Department have contributed plenary lectures and/or series of lectures to the Medieval Studies Summer School at Cambridge (Dumville, Keynes, Ní Mhaonaigh, Padel).

All members of staff have lectured by invitation in Britain and elsewhere during the assessment period. Dumville gave the Whithorn Lecture (1996), the British Academy Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture in Celtic Studies (1998), and the inaugural Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lecture (2000). Keynes gave the Richard Rawlinson Lecture at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (1998), a series of lectures in an ‘Institute on Anglo-Saxon England’, Western Michigan University (1999), and the annual Dark-Age Lecture at Canterbury (2000). Ní Mhaonaigh was Visiting Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (1999) and the Charles Owen Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut (2000). Padel gave a plenary lecture at the annual conference of the Celtic Studies Association of North America (1999), and the Vernam Hull Memorial Lecture at Harvard University (2000). Dance gave a lecture to the Oxford Dictionary Forum (2000).

All of the more senior members of staff (Dumville, Keynes, Ní Mhaonaigh, Padel) are regularly invited by the AHRB, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and other such bodies to act as assessors for major research proposals.

All of the more senior members of staff have acted as external examiners for PhD theses submitted in universities in various parts of the academic world: for example, Leeds (Keynes); Toronto (Keynes); Oxford (Ní Mhaonaigh); Glasgow (Ní Mhaonaigh); Sydney (Padel); University of Wales at Swansea (Padel).


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