New lecture series at NUI Galway

A new lecture series is set to begin on April 4 at NUI Galway to focus on major research achievements made by the college in recent years.

The series will open with a lecture held by Dr Jacopo Bisagani, who is based in the Discipline of Classics at NUI Galway and the leader of the Ireland and Carolingian Brittany texts and transmission project, which was awarded a major grant in 2018 under the Irish research council’s laureate scheme.

Dr Bisagni studied Classics, Celtic and Indo-European linguistics at the University of Pisa, Italy, where he graduated in 2004. He was awarded a PhD from NUI Galway in 2008 for a thesis entitled Amrae Coluimb Chille: a Critical Edition

Dr Bisagni has taught widely in early Irish, Latin language, and historical linguistics, and his research areas range from Celtic philology to the study of Early Medieval Irish literature (both Latin and vernacular ) The lecture will be held in GO10, Moore Insitute at 1pm on Thursday, April 4.

Dr Sean Crosson, Vice-Dean for Research in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic studies at NUI Galway says: “The Spotlight on Research series aims to highlight the world-leading and ground-breaking research being undertaken across our college. This series provides a platform for us to bring these research achievements to the attention of both the academic community and the wider general public.”

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