Early Medieval

Here is a selection of articles written by our Principal, Dr Pamela O’Neill.  Click on the title in green to access the text of the article.

Old Irish muirchrech, ‘sea-boundary’
Article published in Ériu 2017

A possible early medieval route across Scotland
Article published in Germano-Celtica: a Festschrift for Brian Taylor 2017

Control of the means of production in early Irish law
Article published in Studia Celtica Fennica 2013

Material culture and social development in early Irish law texts
Article published in Medieval Irish Law: Text and Context 2013

Unravelling time in early Irish law
Article published in Language and Power in the Celtic World 2013

Old Testament borrowings in early Irish law
Article published in Australian Celtic Journal 2013

The meaning of Muirbolc: a Gaelic toponymic mystery
Article published in Celts and their Cultures at Home and Abroad 2013

Peregrinatio: punishment and exile in the early Gaelic church
Article published in Australian Celtic Journal 2010

When onomastics met archaeology: a tale of two Hinbas
Article published in Scottish Historical Review 2008

St Vigeans no 1 and no 1a: a reconsideration
Article published in Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 2008

Six degrees of whiteness: Finbarr, Finnian, Finnian, Ninian, Candida Casa and Hwiterne
Article published in Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 2007

Landmarks of another kind: carved stones, setting adrift and early Irish law
Article published in ANZ Law and History Society e-Journal 2006

Reading cross-marked stones in Scottish Dalriada
Article published in Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 2006

‘A pillar curiously engraven with some inscription upon it’: what is the Ruthwell Cross
The short opening and closing chapters of the book based on Dr O’Neill’s PhD thesis, published by British Archaeological Reports 2005

Boundaries, routes and sculptured stones in early medieval Scotland
Article published in Exile and Homecoming 2005

The political and ecclesiastical extent of Scottish Dalriada
Article published in Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association 2005

Historical reconstruction or imaginative recreation? The nineteenth-century approach to the early medieval
Article published in antiTHESIS 2006

Dimensions and distribution: aspects of Pictish sculpture
Article published in Between Intrusions 2004

From Bede to Bragg: the politics of literature about St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
Article published in Literature and Politics in the Celtic World 2000

The Lichfield Gospels: the question of provenance
Article published in Parergon 1996