Research Interests

Colleagues within our discipline cover a wide range of research areas within the field of Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies, further details of these can be found below. If you are interested in undertaking postgraduate doctoral work in Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies, please contact one of the supervisors below for a PhD in their subject area. Alternatively, a complete list of discipline staff can be found on our Staff Pages.

Professor Ralph O' Connor

Professor Ralph O'Connor's research interests lie in mediaeval Celtic literature, mediaeval Norse and Icelandic literature, modern history of science, and literary history in the long nineteenth century.

Dr Aideen M. O'Leary

Dr Aideen M. O'Leary's research interests lie in mediaeval Latin literature, the cultural history of Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England, and New Testament apocrypha.

Centre for Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies

The discipline's research is also facilitated by the Centre for Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies. Based in the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen, this centre brings together scholars and postgraduates whose interests lie in the literatures, languages, history and culture of Celtic-speaking lands.  The Centre‚Äôs principal activities include:

  • Publication of research on Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian Studies and related themes
  • Organisation of public lectures and seminars
  • Development of national and international research links with colleagues in Celtic Studies and in related disciplines, and with mediaeval and modern interests
  • Public engagement with research

For more information on the centre's latest activities and publications, please consult our Research Centres pages.