Vox Hiberionacum is an academic blog. I apologise in advance.
Researcher focusing on Early Irish Christianity and Early Medieval Ireland. I’m interested in early Christian sites & landscapes and how early medieval people used the archaeological monuments around them to create their own versions of the past. To this end, I do weird and wonderful things with early Irish history, etymology, hagiography, placenames, folklore, archaeology, landscapes and monuments; by throwing everything into an interdisciplinary pot and mixing it up. I’m also a bit of a Patrician obsessive. Quapropter olim cogitaui scribere, sed et usque nunc haesitaui…
Aside from hanging out in the deepest darkest recesses of early medieval Ireland, I do have other interests somewhat removed – neolithic passage tomb and outdoor rock art, iron age ritual, insular Pagan-Christian conversion, early Christianity in general, medieval (and later) Dublin, Irish folklore, Irish identities, film, the interweb.
This blog is intended to be a bit of a hotchpotch, really. Academic reflections & commentary (primus rusticus & indoctus scilicet), some news and reviews, an open shelf for some ideas. I can promise you only three things: Thinly veiled but good-natured irreverence; outrageous puns and irregular posts.