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Michele Bacci

Michele Bacci (Ph.D., Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, 1999), was appointed Associate Professor of Iconography and Iconology in Siena University in 2002. In his research activity he has dealt with art-historical contacts of East and West in the broader context of their cultural and religious relationship (with a special emphasis on the 12th and 13th centuries), and the history of image worship in its several expressions (images meant to be publicly venerated, processional and para-liturgical objects, images meant to express the donor’s anxiety for his or her soul’s future in the afterlife). The outcome of his activity has been published in articles in exhibition catalogues, congress proceedings, miscellaneous books, Italian and international periodicals. He is the author of five monographic books: Il pennello dell’Evangelista (Pisa, 1998), Pro remedio animae (Pisa, 2000), Investimenti per l’aldilà (Bari-Rome, 2003), Lo spazio dell’anima (Bari-Rome, 2005), and San Nicola il Grande Taumaturgo (Bari-Rome, 2009).

He has been the organizer and promoter of scientific events, such as the international congress on The Artist in Byzantium and the Eastern Christian World (Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, 21-22 November 2003) and the major exhibition devoted to Saint Nicholas in the art of East and West (San Nicola. Splendori d’arte d’Oriente e d’Occidente, Bari, Castello Svevo, 7 December 2006-6 May 2007). He is scientific coeditor (with Roberto Rusconi) of the international periodical Iconographica, founded by Fabio Bisogni and published by the Society for the study of Latin Middle Ages (Florence) with the support of the University of Siena.

Rosa Bacile

Rosa Maria Bacile has recently submitted her DPhil thesis in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, on the porphyry sarcophagi of the Norman kings of Sicily, c.1130-1189. She was appointed as a council member of the British Archaeological Association in October 2009. Since 2008 she has been a member of the panel for the conference 'Romanesque and the Past' which will be held in London in April 2010. She is also organising an International Conference sponsored by the BAA focusing on Romanesque and the Eastern Mediterranean in Palermo. Among her publications is ‘Stimulating perceptions of Kingship: royal imagery in the Cathedral of Monreale and in the Church of Santa Maria dell’ Ammiraglio in Palermo’, Al-Masaq 16:1 (2004), 17-52.

Edel Bhreathnach

Edel Bhreathnach is Academic Project Manager, UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute. She was Tara Research Fellow in the Discovery Programme (1991-2000) and was national co-ordinator of Louvain 400, a celebration of the foundation of St Anthony's College, Louvain (2007). She is the author of Tara: a select bibliography (Dublin, 1995), editor of The kingship and landscape of Tara (Dublin, 2005) and co-editor of The Irish Franciscans 1534-1990 (Dublin, 2009).

Elizabeth Boyle

Elizabeth Boyle (PhD, University of Cambridge, 2008) is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge, where she works on religious thought in eleventh- and twelfth-century Ireland. From 2008-9 she was a Research Associate on the ‘Parker Library on the Web’ project, where she developed online bibliographies of scholarship on the manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Her recent publications include ‘Neoplatonic Thought in Medieval Ireland: the Evidence of Scéla na esérgi’, Medium Ævum 78 (2009), 216-30, which won the 2009 Essay Prize of the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature. She has a monograph in preparation entitled The Body and the Blood: Eucharistic Doctrine in Medieval Ireland.

Jordi Camps i Sòria

Jordi Camps i Sòria has been Chief Curator of the Department of Romanesque Art, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Barcelona since 2005, previously having held posts as Head of the Curatorial Collections, and Curator, also in MNAC. He has curated many exhibitions, including Catalogne romane. Sculptures du Val de Boi (Paris, Musée national du Moyen Age September 2004–January 2005) with Xavier Dectot, and with Manuel Castiñeiras, The Romanesque and the Mediterranean. Catalonia, Toulouse, Pisa. 1120-1180, MNAC (February–May 2008), of which catalogue he was joint editor. He has been Associate Professor with the Department of Art History at the Universitat de Barcelona (1997-2002), and with the Department of Art at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2008-2009). He is a member of the scientific committee of the Journées Romanes de Saint-Michel de Cuxa. His research interests comprise the sculpture of the 11th-13th centuries in Catalonia, on which topic he has published widely. Publications include El claustre de la catedral de Tarragona. Escultura de l’ala meridional (Barcelona: Institut d’Estudis Catalans, 1988), and La descoberta de la pintura mural romànica catalana. La col·lecció de reproduccions del MNAC, with Milagros Guardia and Imma Lorés (Barcelona: Electa, 1993), and he is currently working with Manuel Castiñeiras on the volumes devoted to Catalonia in the series Enciclopedia del Románico, published by the Fundación de Santa Maria la Real de Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia, Spain).

Celia Chazelle

Celia Chazelle received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1985. Professor of History and Department Chair at the College of New Jersey, she is the author of The Crucified God in the Carolingian Era: Theology and the Art of Christ's Passion (Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001) and multiple articles. She is the co-editor of several volumes of essays, most recently Paradigms, Methods, and Periodization: Rethinking Early Medieval Studies in Twenty-First Century America, with Felice Lifshitz (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007), and is currently writing a monograph on the Bibles produced at Wearmouth-Jarrow and co-editing another volume of essays, Why the Middle Ages Matter. An increasing amount of her time is spent working with community organizations in an impoverished neighbourhood of Camden New Jersey and teaching maximum and medium security inmates in a New Jersey state prison.

Cécile Fouquet-Arnal

Cécile Fouquet-Arnal (PhD, University of Rennes 2, History of Art, 2005), taught Medieval History of Art, University of Marne-La-Vallée in 2004-2006, and since 2009 has been an associated researcher of IRHIS (Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion, University of Lille 3). Her current research relates to illustrations of Gospel manuscripts from the 10th to 12th centuries, produced in England, Flanders and Normandy (Cultural Exchanges and patronage). Among her publications are La fonction de l’image dans le psautier au XIe siècle, to be publish this year by Brepols ; ‘Remarques sur l’influence des psautiers byzantins sur les manuscrits anglo-saxons : l’exemple du Psautier de Bury Saint Edmunds (Bibliothèque Apostolique Vaticane, Ms. Reg. Lat. 12)’, in Medieval Book Centres: Local Traditions and Inter-regional Connections. Proceedings of the International Symposium, State Institute for Art Studies, Moscow, 5-7 September 2005, (forthcoming, 2010); ‘“Oliva Fructifera”: L’illustration du psaume 51 dans les manuscrits anglo-saxons,’ in Bulletin de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandi, LXV (2008), 55-76; ‘Le problème de l’illustration marginale à l’époque romane’, in N. Kenaan Kedar and A. Ovadiah, ed., The Metamorphosis of Marginal Images: From Antiquity to present Time (Tell Aviv, 2001), 79-91.

César García de Castro Valdés

César García de Castro Valdés (PhD, Universidad de Oviedo, 1993, with distinction), was awarded a DAAD scholarship to the Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg im Breisgau (1994), and in 2001 was appointed as Archaeologist in the Directorate General of Cultural Patrimony of the Principality of Asturias. His publications on medieval history and archaeology of the Kingdom of Asturias include: Arqueología cristiana de la Alta Edad Media en Asturias (Oviedo, 1995); ‘Las primeras fundaciones’, AAVV La catedral de Oviedo (Oviedo, 1999), vol. 1, 21-73; vol. 2, 11-145; La colegiata de San Pedro de Teberga (Oviedo, 2006); ‘La escultura arquitectónica en el sector central del Reino de Asturias: tipos, tradiciones y tendencias’, in La escultura decorativa tardoantigua y altomedieval en la Península Ibérica. Anejos de AespA, XLI (Madrid-Mérida, 2007), 87-132; Arte prerrománico en Asturias (Oviedo, 2008); (ed.): Signum Salutis. Cruces de orfebrería de los siglos V al XII (Oviedo, 2008); ‘Génesis y tipología de la cruz gemada en Occidente’, in J. Fernández Conde and C. García de Castro Valdés (eds): Poder y simbología en Europa, siglos VIII-X, Territorio, Sociedad y Poder, Anexos, 2 (Gijón, 2009), 371-400.

Eric Graff

Eric Graff completed his PhD entitled, ‘The transmission and reception of the Cloud of Unknowing and the works of the Cloud corpus’ at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto in 2006. Since then he has worked as Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of English, NUI Galway, where he was also Departmental Fellow in Latin in the Department of Classics. In 2008 he was appointed a Research Fellow on the Armarium Codicum Hibernensium (ArCH) project in the School of History, UCC, and he is editor of, and contributor to, the project’s forthcoming publication, The Schaffhausen Adomnán (Cork, 2010). Other publications include ‘The Thirteenth Figure in the Munich Computus Zodiac’, Journal for the History of Astronomy 30 (2005), 321-34.

Felicity Harley-McGowan

Felicity Harley-McGowan is an art historian with broad interests, having worked and taught in the fields of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and early Renaissance art. On completing her PhD (Department of Classics, University of Adelaide: 2001) she was awarded post-doctoral fellowships at the Warburg Institute, University of London and subsequently The British School at Rome. Appointed Lecturer in Medieval Art History at the University of Melbourne in 2006, she is now a Research Fellow in the department of Art History and lectures in the United Faculty of Theology. Her publications on aspects of the origins and development of Christian iconography include ‘Christianity and the Transformation of Classical Art’, in Philip Rousseau (ed), A Companion to Late Antiquity (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 306-326. She is currently preparing a monograph concerning the earliest extant images of the Crucifixion.

Richard Hawtree

Richard Hawtree completed his doctoral studies at University College Cork in March 2009. His thesis entitled Vox Meditans discussed reading, meditation and the idea of ‘voice’ in Old English literary texts, with special emphasis upon the poems of the Exeter Book. Since April 2009 Dr Hawtree has worked as an Associate Researcher on the IRCHSS-funded project ‘Christ on the Cross: Textual and Material Approaches to Christ’s Passion in Early Ireland’. Dr Hawtree’s research interests centre upon the theological and liturgical environment of Insular texts composed in Hiberno-Latin, Anglo-Latin and Old English. He is especially concerned with the reception of Patristic authors in the early Middle Ages and, more generally, with the complex theological implications of the commentary tradition.

Beatrice Kitzinger

Beatrice Kitzinger is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University. Her dissertation treats of Crucifixion images in Breton gospelbooks of the 9th/10th century and the representation of the Cross as a liturgical object (working title, ‘Crucifix and Crucifixion in 9th-10th century Breton Gospelbooks: the Early Medieval Liturgical Cross and its Representations’). She currently holds a Paul Mellon Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery, Washington; and has held additional fellowships from the American Trust for the British Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the German Academic Exchange (DAAD). Forthcoming publications include, ‘Quasi Christus praesentialiter: Theology, Experience, and Early Monumental Crucifixes’ in Striking Images: Christ on the Cross and the Emergence of Medieval Monumental Sculpture, ed. Gerhard Lutz, Marietta Cambareri and Shirin Fozi (Brepols / Harvey Miller, 2011); and ‘From Hrabanus Maurus to Regensburg: Romanesque Praise for the Holy Cross’ to be published in conference proceedings: Romanesque and the Past, British Archaeological Association, April 9-11, 2010.

Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton

Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton (PhD, National University of Ireland) is a Lecturer at the School of History, UCC. She has published on Irish illuminated manuscripts, manuscripts in Polish libraries and on the material culture of Irish mendicant orders. Her publications include: ‘Franciscan chalices, 1600-50’, in E. Bhreathnach, J. MacMahon & J. McCafferty (eds), The Irish Franciscans, 1534-1990 (Dublin, 2009), 287-304 and ‘Praedicationes: word and image’, in J. Urban (ed.), The origins of Cracow’s spiritual culture (Cracow, 2008), 79-89. Between 2004-2008, as an IRCHSS Research Fellow at the UCD Ó Cléirigh Institute, she carried out an important survey of medieval and early modern artefacts from existing mendicant houses in Ireland. She has worked on the current ‘Franciscan faith: sacred art in Ireland’ exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland and is one of the main contributors to the Museum’s forthcoming catalogue.

Christine Maddern

Christine Maddern (PhD, University of York Centre for Medieval Studies 2007) is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre. She is currently co-authoring volume 2 of Inishmurray: Monks and Pilgrims in an Atlantic Landscape with Tomás Ó Carragáin, Jerry O’Sullivan and Ross Trench-Jellicoe. Future publications will include Raising the Dead: Early Medieval Name stones in Northumbria, and (with Georgina Scally and Ian Fisher) High Island.

Richard Marks

Richard Marks is Honorary Professor of the History of Art (University of Cambridge) and Emeritus Professor of the History of Art (University of York). He is a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, where he currently teaches. His research interests are in medieval devotional imagery in both western Europe and the Orthodox world, in which field he has published extensively. Currently he is preparing a book on the Rood in medieval England and Wales, for which he holds a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship.

Amy R. Miller

Amy R. Miller (BFA, BA Art History, University of Kansas) is a doctoral candidate in the Art Department, History of Art programme at the University of Toronto. She is writing her dissertation on the sculptural group at Gosforth, Cumbria, England erected by Viking settlers in the late tenth century. Her general interests include the impact of both cultural and economic exchange and adaptation, and religious and social conversion on monumental art production and its function as a mediator of that exchange and conversion. Her specific research interests focus on Insular sculpture and architecture from the Neolithic through Romanesque periods, and Northern European Iron Age and Early Medieval cultural production.

Juliet Mullins

Juliet Mullins (PhD, University College Dublin, 2005) was a lecturer in English and American Literature at Beijing Normal University, China during 2006 and a temporary lecturer in Old and Middle English at University College Dublin 2006-7. She has been the lecturer in Old English at University College Cork since 2007. She is also the Principal Investigator for the IRCHSS-funded ‘Christ on the Cross: Textual and Material Representations of the Passion in early medieval Ireland (ca. 800-1200)’. Her research interests include Old English, Old Irish and Old Norse literature, particularly hagiography and translations from Latin. Among her publications are ‘Tracing the tracks of Alcuin's Vita sancti Martini’, in Anglo-Saxon Traces, ed. J. Roberts and L. Webster (forthcoming); ‘La place de saint Martin dans le monachisme anglo-saxon’, Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l'Ouest (forthcoming); ‘Trouble at the White House: Anglo-Irish Relations and the Cult of St Martin’, in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings, ed. J. Graham-Campbell and M. Ryan (Oxford, 2009), 113-27.

John Millington Munns

John Millington Munns (PhD candidate, University of Cambridge, 2010) is C. S. Gray Research Scholar and an assistant chaplain at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he has also recently submitted his PhD thesis in the Department of the History of Art. He studied theology in Cambridge and Durham and art history in the Centre for Medieval Studies at Bristol, has twice been a visiting researcher at Princeton University and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His forthcoming publications include articles on the Eadwine Leaves, on the prefatory drawings in Pembroke College Cambridge MS 120 and on the perception of beauty in late medieval crucifixion imagery, as well as a monograph, based on his doctoral research, entitled ‘Christ on the Cross and Anglo-Norman Religious Imagination’.

Griffin Murray

Griffin Murray (PhD University College Cork 2007) has been the Collections and Documentation Officer with Kerry County Museum since 2008 and is currently vice-president for Munster of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. An expert on Irish Church metalwork from the early medieval period, his forthcoming book on the Cross of Cong is to be published by the National Museum of Ireland in the coming year.

Carol Neuman de Vegvar

Carol Neuman de Vegvar (FSA; PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1981) is Packard Professor of Fine Arts at Ohio Wesleyan University. With Professor Éamonn Ó Carragáin (UCC), she is co-editor of Roma Felix — Formation and Reflections of Medieval Rome (Ashgate, 2008). Recent articles include: ‘Reading the Franks Casket: Contexts and Audiences’, in V. Blanton and H. Scheck, eds, (Inter)Texts: Studies in Early Insular Culture Presented to Paul E. Szarmach (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2008), 143-61; ‘The Doors of His Face: Early Hellmouth Iconography in Ireland’, in C. Karkov and H. Damico, eds, Aedificia Nova: Studies in Honor of Rosemary Cramp (Medieval Institute Press, 2008), 176-97; ‘In Hoc Signo: The Cross on Secular Objects and the Process of Conversion’, in S.L. Keefer, K.L. Jolly and C. Karkov, eds, Cross and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England: Studies in Honour of George Hardin Brown (West Virginia University Press, 2008), 79-117; and ‘Converting the Insular Landscape: Crosses and Their Audiences’, in A. Minnis and J. Roberts, eds, Text, Image, Interpretation: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Literature in Honour of Éamonn Ó Carragáin, (Brepols, 2007), 407-29.

Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh

Jenifer Ní Ghrádaigh (PhD, University of London, Courtauld Institute, 2004) was appointed Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of Art, University College Cork in 2006, and since 2009 has been an Associate Investigator of the IRCHSS-funded Christ on the Cross Project. She has held a John O’Donovan post-doctoral scholarship at the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, and an NUI Travelling Scholarship in the History of Art, in support of her research on women’s patronage, masons and workshop practice, Romanesque sculpture and royal architecture in medieval Ireland. Among her publications are ‘“But what exactly did she give?” Derbforgaill and the Nuns’ Church, Clonmacnoise,’ in H.A. King, ed. Clonmacnoise Studies II (Dublin, 2003), 175-207, and ‘Depicting the evangelists, defining sacred space: the round tower at Devenish, Co. Fermanagh’, in K. Ritari & A. Bergholm eds, Approaches to Religion and Mythology in Celtic Studies (Newcastle, 2008), 68-98.

Jennifer O’Reilly

Jennifer O’Reilly (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and until 2008 was a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History in UCC; she continues to contribute to the teaching of Art History. Her research interests concern the influence of traditions from the world of Late Antiquity on Insular art and writing (history, hagiography, exegesis). She has published widely on Adomnán, Bede, and Insular illuminated manuscripts, and on the medieval iconography of the Crucifixion.

Recent publications include: ‘Islands and idols at the ends of the earth: exegesis and conversion in Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica’, in Bède le vénérable. Entre tradition et posterité , ed. S. Lebecq, M. Perrin and O. Szerwiniack (Lille 2005) 119-145; ‘“Know who and what he is”: the context and inscriptions of the Durham Gospels Crucifixion image’, in Making and meaning in Insular art , ed. Rachel Moss (Dublin 2007) 301-16; ‘Signs of the Cross. Medieval religious images and the interpretation of Scripture’, in The History of British art, 600-1600, ed. T. Ayers (Tate Britain and the Yale Center for British Art 2008) 176-197; ‘“All that Peter stands for”. The romanitas of the Codex Amiatinus reconsidered’, in Anglo-Saxon/Irish relations before the Vikings, Proceedings of the British Academy 157, ed. J. Graham-Campbell and M.Ryan (Oxford 2009) 367-95.

Elizabeth C. Parker

Elizabeth C. Parker (PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1976) is Professor Emerita of Art History at Fordham University. She was Editor of Gesta, journal of the International Center of Medieval Art (1984-87); managing editor of Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought, and Religion (1993-98). She served on the editorial board of Traditio until 2007, and of TEAMS (Consortium for Teaching the Middle Ages (1986-present). She is author of The Descent from the Cross: Its Relation to the Extra-Liturgical ‘Depositio’ Drama (New York, 1978); and co-author with Charles T. Little of The Cloisters Cross: Its Art and Meaning (New York, 1994). Among her other publications, ‘The Gift of the Cross in the Liber Vitae’, in Reading Medieval Images: Essays in Honor of Ilene Forsyth, ed. Elizabeth Sears and Thelma Thomas (Ann Arbor, 2002); and ‘Editing the Cloisters Cross’, Gesta 45/2 (2007), 147-60.

Heather Pulliam

Heather Pulliam (PhD, University of St. Andrews, 1999) was appointed lecturer in the History of Art, University of Edinburgh in 2007. Previously, she was an associate professor at Western Kentucky University. Her monograph, Word and Image in the Book of Kells (Dublin, 2006) was completed with the support of a National Endowment of Humanities grant. Additional publications include ‘“Therefore do I Speak to Them in Parables”: Meaning in the Margins of the Book of Kells’ in Making and Meaning in Insular Art, ed. Rachel Moss (Dublin, 2007), 257-67 and ‘Eloquent Ornament: Exegesis and Entanglement in the Corbie Psalter’ in Studies in the Illustration of the Psalter, ed. Brendan Cassidy (Stamford, England, 2000), 24-33.

Salvador Ryan

Salvador Ryan (PhD, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 2003) held an IRCHSS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Department of History (NUIM) from 2003-05 and was employed as Academic Coordinator at St Patrick’s College, Thurles, from 2006-08, before being appointed Professor of Ecclesiastical History at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth in 2008. He is a member of the European Network on the Instruments of Devotion (ENID) and is co-editor (with Colmán Ó Clabaigh and Rachel Moss) of Art and Devotion in late medieval Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006) in addition to numerous articles and book chapters on the religious poetry of Irish bardic poets and the devotional literature of late medieval and early modern Gaelic Ireland.

Katharina Christa Schüppel

Katharina Christa Schüppel (PhD, University of Heidelberg, Institute for History of Art, 2003) became Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institute for Art History in Rome, in 2004. From 2006 to 2009 she was Assistant Curator at the Berlin National Museums. Since 2009 she has been teaching art history at Leipzig University. Among her publications are Silberne und goldene Monumentalkruzifixe. Ein Beitrag zur mittelalterlichen Liturgie- und Kulturgeschichte (Weimar, 2005); ‘Fede e iconografia: le croci di Ariberto’, in Ariberto da Intimiano. Fede, potere e cultura a Milano nell’XI secolo, ed. Ettore Bianchi (Cinisello Balsamo, 2007), 237-255; ‘Der Gekreuzigte als Himmelsleiter. Das Tafelkreuz in S. Pietro in Fondi’, Iconographica 8 (2009), 29-41, and the proceedings of the conference La Croce dipinta nel Medioevo. Akten des Studientags der Bibliotheca Hertziana am 3./4.11.2005, ed. Katharina Christa Schüppel (Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana, 2008; forthcoming).

Louis van Tongeren

Dr. Louis van Tongeren studied Theology at the former Catholic Theological University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, where he specialised in the history of liturgy. His dissertation on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (1995) was published in translation as Exaltation of the Cross. Toward the origins of the Feast of the Cross and the Meaning of the Cross in Early Medieval Liturgy (= Liturgia condenda 11) (Peeters, Leuven 2000). He has published on several themes concerning medieval liturgy as well as current liturgical practice, including topics such as the calendar, Sunday, funerals, the cult of the Cross, church architecture and saints. His most recent projects were concerned with the historiography of the liturgy in the Netherlands (he is co-editor of Patterns and Persons. A Historiography of Liturgical Studies in the Netherlands in the Twentieth Century (= Liturgia condenda 25) (Peeters, Leuven 2010; forthcoming) and the medieval Libri ordinarii. His current research focuses upon rituals and religious manifestations in modern culture. He teaches liturgical and ritual studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Tilburg University.

Kees Veelenturf

Kees Veelenturf (MA cum laude Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht 1987, PhD Universiteit van Amsterdam 1997) is an historian of early medieval art. He pursued History of Art in Amsterdam and Utrecht, and Celtic Studies in Utrecht. Before he was appointed at the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (since renamed Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) in 1999, he lectured at the Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht and at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. His publications are mainly in the fields of Celtic Studies and in the History of Art, with emphasis on Irish high cross iconography. Co-author of Celtic Studies in the Netherlands: A Bibliography (Dublin: DIAS, 1992); author of Dia Brátha: Eschatological Theophanies and Irish High Crosses (Amsterdam: AHR, 1997); author and/or editor of several other books, and of numerous papers.

Thomas R. Whelan

Thomas R. Whelan is Associate Professor of Theology at the Milltown Institute, Dublin (a Recognised College of the NUI), where he is currently Dean of the Faculty of Theology. He has lectured in West Africa, and was Dean (1996-2001) and later President (2001-2003) of the Kimmage Mission Institute, Dublin. He is a visiting lecturer in postgraduate liturgical studies at St. Patrick’s University, Maynooth, University of Lampeter, Wales, and University of Winchester. He has presented papers at Conferences in various parts of Europe and the USA on topics ranging from the study of liturgical sources of Rome and Late Antiquity, medieval liturgy, semiotic analysis (Greimas) of liturgy, to issues relating to multicultural worship in churches today. Publications include, editor of The Stranger in Our Midst. Refugees in Ireland: Causes, Experiences, Responses. Foreword by President Mary McAleese. (Dublin, 2000); and ‘Worship and the Language of Violence’, in The City and The World: Mission Issues in Postmodern Times, ed. with Joe Egan (Dublin, 2004), 93-108; ‘Leonine Authorship of Liturgical Prayer Revisited’, Anaphora (2007): 19-42; ‘Sunday Liturgies in the Absence of Eucharist’, in Eugene Duffy, ed., Parishes in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities (Dublin: forthcoming).