Research Profile

Elisabeth Okasha

BIOGRAPHY

Research Interests

Most of my research has been undertaken using primary sources.I have published corpora of inscribed stones of the early Middle Ages from Anglo-Saxon England, Pictland, Cornwall and Munster. In each case, this material has not been collected and published together previously. In each case, I have then published supplements of new material as it was found. This work is on-going.I have also discussed the material in various ways, for example by examining all inscriptions on one sort of object, or from one location, or using one particular formula. This work is also on-going.I have just completed a monograph on the principles of nomenclature in Anglo-Saxon England, with specific reference to female names.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2011)Women's names in Old English.
Elisabeth Okasha; (2011) Women's names in Old English. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
(2001)Early Christian Inscriptions of Munster: A Corpus of the Inscribed Stones.
Elisabeth Okasha; Katherine Forsyth; (2001) Early Christian Inscriptions of Munster: A Corpus of the Inscribed Stones. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1993)Corpus of Early Christian Inscribed Stones of South-West Britain [B2080].
Elisabeth Okasha; (1993) Corpus of Early Christian Inscribed Stones of South-West Britain [B2080]. Leicester: Leicester University Press. [Details]
(1971)Hand-list of Anglo-Saxon Non-runic Inscriptions.
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1971) Hand-list of Anglo-Saxon Non-runic Inscriptions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'The Text on the Motif-piece'
C. J. Lynn and J. A. McDowell (eds); (2011) 'The Text on the Motif-piece' In: Deer Park Farms: The Excavation of a Raised Rath in the Glenarm Valley, Co. Antrim. Belfast: Stationery Office. [Details]
(2011)'From Conception to Birth in Anglo-Saxon England'
E. Mullins and D. Scully; (2011) 'From Conception to Birth in Anglo-Saxon England' In: Listen, O Isles, unto Me: Studies in Medieval Word and Image in honour of Jennifer O¿Reilly. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Writing and literacy-related items'
M. P. Brown et al; (2009) 'Writing and literacy-related items' In: D. H. Evans and C. Loveluck (eds). Life and Economy at early medieval Flixborough, c. AD 600-1000: The Artefact Evidence. Excavations at Flixborough vol. 2. Oxford: Oxbow. [Details]
(2007)'A regional group amongst the early Christian inscribed stones of Munster, Ireland'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (2007) 'A regional group amongst the early Christian inscribed stones of Munster, Ireland' In: T. Kölzer et al (eds). De litteris, manuscriptis, inscriptionibus … Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Walter Koch. [Details]
(2007)'Nineteenth-century Travellers to Early Christian Sites in Co. Kerry'
E. Okasha; (2007) 'Nineteenth-century Travellers to Early Christian Sites in Co. Kerry' In: A. Minnis and J. Roberts (eds). Text, Image and Interpretation: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Literature and its Insular Context in Honour of Éamonn Ó Carragáin. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
(2007)'Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions found outside the British Isles'
E. Okasha; (2007) 'Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions found outside the British Isles' In: B. Ballin Smith et al (eds). West over Sea: Studies in Scandinavian Sea-Borne Expansion and Settlement Before 1300. Leiden: Koninkljike. [Details]
(2006)'Script-Mixing in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (2006) 'Script-Mixing in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions' In: Rumble, A. R (eds). Writing and Texts in Anglo-Saxon England. [Details]
(2006)'The history of the early Christian inscribed stones from Lismore, Co Waterford'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (2006) 'The history of the early Christian inscribed stones from Lismore, Co Waterford' In: Meek, M (eds). The Modern Traveller to Our Past: Festschrift in Honour of Ann Hamlin. [Details]
(2005)'Inscriptions'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (2005) 'Inscriptions' In: Duffy, Sean (eds). Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia. [Details]
(2004)'The inscribed echinoid'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (2004) 'The inscribed echinoid' In: Leary, J. et al (eds). Tatberht’s Lundenwic: Archaeological Excavations in Middle Saxon London. Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited Monograph No. 2. [Details]
(2004)'Memorial Stones or Grave-stones?'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (2004) 'Memorial Stones or Grave-stones?' In: P. Cavill (eds). The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England. [Details]
(2003)'Spaces Between Words: Word Separation in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions '
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (2003) 'Spaces Between Words: Word Separation in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions ' In: M. Carver (eds). The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300-1300. [Details]
(2002)'Name-stones'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (2002) 'Name-stones' In: R. Müller (eds). Reallexikon der Germanischen Alterumskunde begründet von Johannes Hoops . [Details]
(2001)'Anglo-Saxon Women: the Evidence from Inscriptions'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (2001) 'Anglo-Saxon Women: the Evidence from Inscriptions' In: J. Higgitt et al (eds). Roman , Runes and Ogham …. [Details]
(1999)'The Inscribed Stones from Hartlepool Northumbria's Golden Age'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (1999) 'The Inscribed Stones from Hartlepool Northumbria's Golden Age' In: J. Hawkes and S. Mills (eds). *. [Details]
(1998)'Cumberworth Cross'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (1998) 'Cumberworth Cross' In: P. H. Sawyer (eds). Anglo-Saxon Lincolnshire. History of Lincolnshire 3. [Details]
(1997)'The Inscribed Knife [B2095]'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (1997) 'The Inscribed Knife [B2095]' In: M. F. Hurley et al (eds). Late Viking Age and Medieval Waterford Excavations 1986-1992 . [Details]
(1997)'Anglo-Saxon Architectural Inscriptions [B2096]'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (1997) 'Anglo-Saxon Architectural Inscriptions [B2096]' In: D. Henry (eds). The Worm, The Germ and The Thorn: Pictish and Related Studies Presented to Isabel Henderson. [Details]
(1996)'The Early Christian Carved and Inscribed Stones of South-West Britain [B2091]'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (1996) 'The Early Christian Carved and Inscribed Stones of South-West Britain [B2091]' In: B. E. Crawford (eds). Scotland in Dark-Age Britain. [Details]
(1994)'A Brief History of Dunblane From 1900 to 1994 [B2088]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Barty, J. W. ; (1994) 'A Brief History of Dunblane From 1900 to 1994 [B2088]' In: The History of Dunblane, second edition. [Details]
(1992)'The English Language in the Eleventh Century: The Evidence From Inscriptions [B2082]'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (1992) 'The English Language in the Eleventh Century: The Evidence From Inscriptions [B2082]' In: C. Hicks (eds). England in the Eleventh Century Harlaxton Medieval Studies 2 . [Details]
(1992)'The Inscriptions: Transliteration, Translation and Epigraphy [B2084]'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (1992) 'The Inscriptions: Transliteration, Translation and Epigraphy [B2084]' In: D. Tweddle (eds). The Anglian Helmet from 16-22 Coppergate The Archaeology of York, vol. 17, fascicule 8: The Small Finds . [Details]
(1990)'Inscription on a lead sheet'
Okasha, E.; (1990) 'Inscription on a lead sheet' In: Biddle, M. et al (eds). Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(1990)'The inscriptions on the bell moulds'
Okasha, E.; (1990) 'The inscriptions on the bell moulds' In: Biddle, M. et al (eds). Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(1990)'Vernacular or Latin? The Languages of Insular Inscriptions, AD 500-1100'
Okasha, E.; (1990) 'Vernacular or Latin? The Languages of Insular Inscriptions, AD 500-1100' In: W. Koch (eds). Epigraphik 1988. Vienna: Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'The Staffordshire Hoard inscription and other Biblical texts in Anglo-Saxon inscriptions'
Elisabeth Okasha; (2011) 'The Staffordshire Hoard inscription and other Biblical texts in Anglo-Saxon inscriptions' [Details]
(2011)'Crosses in Inscriptions'
Elisabeth Okasha; (2011) 'Crosses in Inscriptions' [Details]
(2011)'The Staffordshire (Ogley Hay) hoard: recovery of a treasure'
Leahy, Kevin; Bland, Roger; Hooke, Della; Jones, Alex; Okasha, Elisabeth; (2011) 'The Staffordshire (Ogley Hay) hoard: recovery of a treasure' [Details]
(2008)'Re-evaluating base-metal artefacts: an inscribed lead strap-end from Crewkerne, Somerset'
Gabor Thomas, Naomi Payne, Elisabeth Okasha; (2008) 'Re-evaluating base-metal artefacts: an inscribed lead strap-end from Crewkerne, Somerset' [Details]
(2006)''What Language is This? Language Mixing in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions''
Okasha, Elisabeth; (2006) ''What Language is This? Language Mixing in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions'' [Details]
(2005)'A Cross-Slab from Babeswood, County Louth'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (2005) 'A Cross-Slab from Babeswood, County Louth' [Details]
(2004)'A third supplement to Hand-List of Anglo-Saxon Non-Runic Inscriptions'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (2004) 'A third supplement to Hand-List of Anglo-Saxon Non-Runic Inscriptions' [Details]
(2003)'A supplement to Corpus of Early Christian Inscribed Stones of South-west Britain'
Okasha, Elisabeth ; (2003) 'A supplement to Corpus of Early Christian Inscribed Stones of South-west Britain' [Details]
(2003)'A late Saxon inscribed pendant from Norfolk'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Youngs, Susan; (2003) 'A late Saxon inscribed pendant from Norfolk' [Details]
(2003)'Anglo-Saxon Inscribed Rings'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (2003) 'Anglo-Saxon Inscribed Rings' [Details]
(2003)'Early medieval stone bowls from Sunderland, Dalden and Durham'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Hart, Clive; (2003) 'Early medieval stone bowls from Sunderland, Dalden and Durham' [Details]
(2001)'A middle Anglo-Saxon runic inscription from the National Portrait Gallery and an inscribed fossilised echinoid from Exeter Street, London'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Brown, Gary et al. ; (2001) 'A middle Anglo-Saxon runic inscription from the National Portrait Gallery and an inscribed fossilised echinoid from Exeter Street, London' [Details]
(1999)'An inscribed stud found at Egginton, Derbyshire: an Anglo-Saxon love-token?'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Langley, Richard; (1999) 'An inscribed stud found at Egginton, Derbyshire: an Anglo-Saxon love-token?' [Details]
(1999)'An inscribed bone fragment from Nassington, Peterborough '
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1999) 'An inscribed bone fragment from Nassington, Peterborough ' [Details]
(1997)'Kirkdale - The Incriptions [B5182]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Watts, Lorna; Rahtz, Philip; Bradley, S. A. J.; Higgitt, John; (1997) 'Kirkdale - The Incriptions [B5182]' [Details]
(1997)'Dunblane Around 1900 [B2094]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1997) 'Dunblane Around 1900 [B2094]' [Details]
(1997)'The Early Christian Inscribed and Carved Stones of Tullylease, Co. Cork: Addendum [B2098]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Henderson, Isabel; (1997) 'The Early Christian Inscribed and Carved Stones of Tullylease, Co. Cork: Addendum [B2098]' [Details]
(1996)'The Lead Cross of Bishop Godfrey of Chichester [B2093]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1996) 'The Lead Cross of Bishop Godfrey of Chichester [B2093]' [Details]
(1996)'The Limpsfield Grange Disc [B2092]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Youngs, Susan; (1996) 'The Limpsfield Grange Disc [B2092]' [Details]
(1995)'Literacy in Anglo-Saxon England: The Evidence From Inscriptions [B2090]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1995) 'Literacy in Anglo-Saxon England: The Evidence From Inscriptions [B2090]' [Details]
(1994)'The Commissioners, Makers and Owners of Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions [B2089]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1994) 'The Commissioners, Makers and Owners of Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions [B2089]' [Details]
(1993)'Old English 'Hring' in Riddles 48 and 59 [B2087]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1993) 'Old English 'Hring' in Riddles 48 and 59 [B2087]' [Details]
(1993)'Viking Stamped Ornament on the Pin of the Killamery Brooch [B2081]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Whitfield, Niamh; (1993) 'Viking Stamped Ornament on the Pin of the Killamery Brooch [B2081]' [Details]
(1993)'OLD-ENGLISH HRING IN RIDDLES 48 AND 59 + THE 'EXETER BOOK''
OKASHA, E; (1993) 'OLD-ENGLISH HRING IN RIDDLES 48 AND 59 + THE 'EXETER BOOK'' [Details]
(1992)'A Second Supplement to 'Hand-List of Anglo-Saxon Non-Runic Inscriptions' [B2083]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1992) 'A Second Supplement to 'Hand-List of Anglo-Saxon Non-Runic Inscriptions' [B2083]' [Details]
(1992)'The Early Christian Inscribed and Carved Stones of Tullylease, Co. Cork [B2097]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; Henderson, Isabel; (1992) 'The Early Christian Inscribed and Carved Stones of Tullylease, Co. Cork [B2097]' [Details]
(1992)'THE EARLY-CHRISTIAN INSCRIBED AND CARVED STONES OF TULLYLEASE, COUNTY-CORK'
HENDERSON, I,OKASHA, E; (1992) 'THE EARLY-CHRISTIAN INSCRIBED AND CARVED STONES OF TULLYLEASE, COUNTY-CORK' [Details]
(1992)'Anglo-Saxon Inscribed Sheaths From Aachen, Dublin and Trondheim [B2085]'
Okasha, Elisabeth; (1992) 'Anglo-Saxon Inscribed Sheaths From Aachen, Dublin and Trondheim [B2085]' [Details]
(1991)'A pair of inscribed Anglo-Saxon hooked tags from the Rome (Forum) 1983 hoard'
Graham Campbell, J. & Okasha, E.; (1991) 'A pair of inscribed Anglo-Saxon hooked tags from the Rome (Forum) 1983 hoard' [Details]
(1991)'The Inscription'
Okasha, E; (1991) 'The Inscription' [Details]
(1988)'The Anglo-Saxon inscribed stone from Coldingham'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1988) 'The Anglo-Saxon inscribed stone from Coldingham' [Details]
(1985)'The Non-Ogam Inscriptions of Pictland'
Okasha, E.; (1985) 'The Non-Ogam Inscriptions of Pictland' [Details]
(1985)'A Sundial from Stow, Lincolnshire'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1985) 'A Sundial from Stow, Lincolnshire' [Details]
(1984)'An Anglo-Saxon Portable Altar: Inscription and Iconography'
Okasha, E. & O'Reilly, J; (1984) 'An Anglo-Saxon Portable Altar: Inscription and Iconography' [Details]
(1984)'An inscribed Anglo-Saxon lid from Lund'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1984) 'An inscribed Anglo-Saxon lid from Lund' [Details]
(1984)'AN ANGLO-SAXON PORTABLE ALTAR - INSCRIPTION AND ICONOGRAPHY'
OKASHA, E,OREILLY, J; (1984) 'AN ANGLO-SAXON PORTABLE ALTAR - INSCRIPTION AND ICONOGRAPHY' [Details]
(1983)'A supplement to Hand-List of Anglo-Saxon Non-Runic Inscriptions'
Okasha, E.; (1983) 'A supplement to Hand-List of Anglo-Saxon Non-Runic Inscriptions' [Details]
(1978)'Inscribed bell mould fragments from Gloucester'
Okasha, E. & Heighway, C. et al; (1978) 'Inscribed bell mould fragments from Gloucester' [Details]
(1976)'Beacen in Old English poetry'
Okasha, E.; (1976) 'Beacen in Old English poetry' [Details]
(1973)'A rediscovered medieval inscribed ring'
Okasha, E.; (1973) 'A rediscovered medieval inscribed ring' [Details]
(1970)'Anglo-Saxon Ring from Bodsham, Kent'
Okasha, E. & Webster, L.; (1970) 'Anglo-Saxon Ring from Bodsham, Kent' [Details]
(1970)'Some lost Anglo-Saxon inscriptions from St Nicholas¿ church, Ipswich'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1970) 'Some lost Anglo-Saxon inscriptions from St Nicholas¿ church, Ipswich' [Details]
(1970)'A new Inscription from Ramsay Island'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1970) 'A new Inscription from Ramsay Island' [Details]
(1969)'Notes on Some Anglo-Saxon Architectural Sculpture'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1969) 'Notes on Some Anglo-Saxon Architectural Sculpture' [Details]
(1968)'The Non-runic Scripts of Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1968) 'The Non-runic Scripts of Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions' [Details]
(1968)'The Leningrad Bede'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1968) 'The Leningrad Bede' [Details]
(1967)'An Anglo-Saxon Inscription from All Hallows, Barking-by-the-Tower, London'
Okasha, E.; (1967) 'An Anglo-Saxon Inscription from All Hallows, Barking-by-the-Tower, London' [Details]
(1966)'A Lost Anglo-Saxon Inscription Recovered'
Elisabeth Okasha; J.D. Cowen; (1966) 'A Lost Anglo-Saxon Inscription Recovered' [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(1993)'The Inscription'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1993) 'The Inscription' Sussex Archaeological Collections, 131 :49-49. [Details]
(1992)'The English Language in the Eleventh Century: the Evidence from Inscriptions'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1992) 'The English Language in the Eleventh Century: the Evidence from Inscriptions' Harlaxton Medieval Studies, 2 :333-345. [Details]
(1977)'Appendix Two: The Wareham Sword'
Elisabeth Okasha; D.A. Hinton; (1977) 'Appendix Two: The Wareham Sword' Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 99 :42-83. [Details]
(1976)'The Waltham Alphabet: An Anglo-Saxon Inscription'
Elisabeth Okasha; (1976) 'The Waltham Alphabet: An Anglo-Saxon Inscription' Medieval Archaeology, 20 :129-131. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(1981)Eighth Viking Congress
Elisabeth Okasha; (1981) Three inscribed objects from Christ Church Place, Dublin Eighth Viking Congress Odense, [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
1997Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
Teachers of Old English of Britain and Ireland Secretary and Treasurer01-NOV-00 / 30-DEC-99

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Department of English, visiting students' committee *1999 / 1899
Department of English, timetabling committee *2000 / 1899
Department of English, Disability support Departmental disability support liaison officer2000 / 1899
Department of English, Graduate studies committee *2003 / 1899
Department of English, second year committee Convenor1980 / 1899
Equality committee, committee of Governing Body *2000 / 1899
Arts/Admissions Liaison, Faculty of Arts *2004 / 2007
Post-graduate studies, Faculty of Arts *2001 / 2004

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Senior lecturer01-OCT-99 / 30-DEC-99
UCC College lecturer01-OCT-77 / 30-SEP-99
Open University Tutor/counsellor (p/t)01-JAN-70 / 31-DEC-72
Open University Tutor/counsellor (p/t)01-JAN-75 / 30-SEP-77
University of Dundee Tutor (p/t)01-OCT-75 / 30-SEP-77
University of Assiut, Egypt Lecturer01-OCT-73 / 30-SEP-74
University of East Anglia Lecturer (p/t)01-OCT-69 / 30-SEP-71
University of Aberdeen Assistant lecturer01-OCT-66 / 30-SEP-69
UCC Acting Director01-OCT-07 /
UCC Associate Professor01-JAN-77 / 01-JAN-99

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1967University of Cambridge Ph.D.
1963University of St Andrews Master of Arts

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Arabic BasicBasicBasic
English FluentFluentFluent
French FunctionalBasicBasic

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Details of Research Masters/MPhil Degrees Conferred

Calendar Year Name of Graduate Thesis Title
1990 Pat Neville Modes of Instruction in the Exeter Book Riddles
1994 Brian O Broin A Comparative Study of the Defence Charms, Incantations and Loricae of Early Medieval England and Ireland




Details of Doctoral Degrees Conferred

Calendar Year Name of Graduate Thesis Title
1997 Anthony Corbett The Drama of Belonging: Social and Devotional Contexts of Some Late Medieval Guild Cycles
2008 Letty Nijhuis ‘Deor and Nytenu mid Us': Animals in the Works of Ælfric

2006 (not yet conferred) Orla Murphy Handheld Laser Profilometry of Certain Medieval Inscribed Stones


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