Research Profile

Jason Harris

Biography

I was born in Bangor and grew up in Belfast. I received my primary degree in English/Drama, and my Ph.D in History, both at Trinity College Dublin. My Ph.D thesis focused on intellectual circles in northern-Europe during the second half of the sixteenth century, particularly on the friendship network of Abraham Ortelius. I continue to pursue research on continental humanist circles and on the characteristics of intellectual culture during the Renaissance.

I held a postdoctoral research fellowship for three years at the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, UCC, working in the Classics Department, UCC, with Prof. Keith Sidwell and John Barry, to pursue research into Irish Latin writing c.1490-1750. Since 2008 I have been Director of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, taking a lead role in fund-raising and project design for the Centre. In particular, this has led to the creation of the Ad Fontes project (on the earliest traces of humanism in Ireland), the Historia project (on the Capuchin missions to Ireland), and the Third Tongue project (on the use of Latin by Protestant writers in Ireland).

I joined the History Department as a lecturer in early-modern history in 2006, where my teaching is focused upon late-medieval and early-modern intellectual culture, particularly Renaissance humanism and Reformation attitudes to the spiritual world. I also contribute to the teaching of Latin across the university, through organising workshops on Latin as a Research Tool, running classes in Spoken Latin, and teaching a module on Classical Latin prose for the Classics Department.

Aside from my role as Director of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, I contribute significantly to the administrative life of the university. I have chaired the School of History Graduate Studies Committee and Research Committee, and I have been an active member of the equivalent college-level committees in CACSSS. I am also joint-coordinator of the second-year undergraduate programme in the School of History.

My research focuses on early-modern intellectual culture, particularly the use of Latin in this period, which I study from a linguistic, stylistic and anthropological perspective. Much of my work has focused on Latin writers from northern Europe, especially from Ireland and the Low Countries. I am currently writing a monograph on stylistic aspects of humanist Latin, while preparing editions and translations of a range of different texts that have been the focus of my research projects in recent years.


Research Interests

                                                                                                                     

The main focus of my research is Latin grammar and style c.1400-1750 and its role in intellectual culture. I am particularly interested in combining linguistic and anthropological methods to study the social fabric of intellectual life in the early-modern period. I use the corpus of early-modern Irish writing in Latin to study wider linguistic and cultural trends within the Republic of Letters.

I am interested in supervising research students in all aspects of Renaissance humanism and the Republic of Letters.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
The De Hibernia Insula Commentarius of Peter Lombard - Style and Context.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1430-SEP-18€67,500.00
Historia Missionis Hiberniae Fratrum Minorum Capucinorum.Heritage Council01-AUG-1130-SEP-13€2,530.00
The Third Tongue - Latin Learning and Identity in Ascendancy Ireland, c 1600-1750.Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)01-OCT-1230-SEP-13€119,121.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)The Historia Missionis Hibernicae Capucinorum of Robert O'Connell.
Jason Harris, Noirin Ni Bheaglaoi (2018) The Historia Missionis Hibernicae Capucinorum of Robert O'Connell. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission. [Details]
(2018)Milton's Latin Defences.
Jason Harris; Joad Raymond (2018) Milton's Latin Defences. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2016)'Thematic Shelving in the Old Library – the Evidence of the Fagel Collection'
Jason Harris (2016) 'Thematic Shelving in the Old Library – the Evidence of the Fagel Collection' In: Timothy R. Jackson (eds). Frozen in Time: The Fagel Collection in the Library of Trinity College Dublin. Dublin: Lilliput Press. [Details]
(2016)'The Place of Neo-Latin in the Fagel Collection'
Jason Harris (2016) 'The Place of Neo-Latin in the Fagel Collection' In: Timothy R. Jackson (eds). Frozen in Time: The Fagel Collection in the Library of Trinity College Dublin. Dublin: Lilliput Press. [Details]
(2016)'The Irish Franciscan Mission to the Highlands and Islands'
Jason Harris (2016) 'The Irish Franciscan Mission to the Highlands and Islands' In: David Edwards; Simon Egan (eds). The Scots in Early Stuart Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2017)'Latin Oratory in Seventeenth-Century Dublin'
Jason Harris (2017) 'Latin Oratory in Seventeenth-Century Dublin' In: Kathleen Miller and Crawford Gribben (eds). Dublin: Renaissance City of Literature. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2015)'Catholicism'
Jason Harris (2015) 'Catholicism' In: Sarah Knight and Stefan Tilg (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2013)'Irish Student Identity at the University of Paris: A Case Study'
Jason Harris (2013) 'Irish Student Identity at the University of Paris: A Case Study' In: Richard Kirwan (eds). Scholarly Self-Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. [Details]
(2012)'Ireland’s First Renaissance Poet: The Latin Verse of Duncanus Hibernus'
Jason Harris (2012) 'Ireland’s First Renaissance Poet: The Latin Verse of Duncanus Hibernus' In: Luke Houghton and Gesine Manuwald (eds). Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles. Bristol: Bristol Classical Press. [Details]
(2010)'Plantin's Spanish Atlas and the Politics of the Vernacular'
Jason Harris; (2010) 'Plantin's Spanish Atlas and the Politics of the Vernacular' In: Humanism and Christian Letters in Early-Modern Iberia (1480-1630). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
(2009)'Renaissance Ireland - some problems and perspectives'
Jason Harris; (2009) 'Renaissance Ireland - some problems and perspectives' In: Italian Influences and Irish Outcasts: Essays on Torquato Tasso and Aspects of the Renaissance in Ireland, Europe and Beyond. Coleraine: University of Ulster Press. [Details]
(2009)'The rhetoric of history: Stephen White's Apologia pro innocentibus Ibernis'
Jason Harris; (2009) 'The rhetoric of history: Stephen White's Apologia pro innocentibus Ibernis' In: Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Irish-Scottish Tensions in Baroque Europe: George Conn and the Scotic Debate'
Jason Harris; (2009) 'Irish-Scottish Tensions in Baroque Europe: George Conn and the Scotic Debate' In: The Ulster Earls in Baroque Europe. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2007)'Giraldus as Natural Historian: transformations and reception'
Cawsey & Harris,; (2007) 'Giraldus as Natural Historian: transformations and reception' In: Transmission and Transformation in the Middle Ages: Texts and Contexts. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]
(2004)'The Religious Position of Abraham Ortelius'
J. Harris; (2004) 'The Religious Position of Abraham Ortelius' In: The Low Countries at the Crossroads of Religious Beliefs (Brill, 2004), 89-139. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
(2004)'Translation of 'Corcagia' by Georg Braun/Frans Hogenberg, in Joachim Fischer & Grace Neville, eds., As Others Saw Us: Cork through European Eyes (Collins Press, Cork, 2004), 14-16'
J. Harris; (2004) 'Translation of 'Corcagia' by Georg Braun/Frans Hogenberg, in Joachim Fischer & Grace Neville, eds., As Others Saw Us: Cork through European Eyes (Collins Press, Cork, 2004), 14-16' In: As Others Saw Us: Cork through European Eyes. Cork: Collins Press. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2009)Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters
Jason Harris & Keith Sidwell (Ed.). (2009) Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2007)Transmission and Transformation in the Middle Ages: Texts and Contexts, Dublin: Four Courts, 2007
Kathleen Cawsey & Jason Harris, eds (Ed.). (2007) Transmission and Transformation in the Middle Ages: Texts and Contexts, Dublin: Four Courts, 2007 Transmission and Transformation in the Middle Ages: Texts and Contexts, Dublin: Four Courts, 2007. *Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'Romancing the Bards: Latin Translations of Old Irish Verse'
Jason Harris & Emma Nic Cárthaigh; (2010) 'Romancing the Bards: Latin Translations of Old Irish Verse'. Renaessanceforum, (6):149-165   [Details]
(2007)'Paolo Giovio's Description of Ireland, 1548, Irish Historical Studies, xxxv, no. 139'
J. Harris; (2007) 'Paolo Giovio's Description of Ireland, 1548, Irish Historical Studies, xxxv, no. 139'. Irish Historical Studies, [Details]
(2006)'Grammar, reading, and cultural change in early modern Europe: two studies, History of Universities, 21/1 (2006), 222-238'
J. Harris; (2006) 'Grammar, reading, and cultural change in early modern Europe: two studies, History of Universities, 21/1 (2006), 222-238'. History of Universities, [Details]
(2005)'Het album amicorum van Abraham Ortelius: codicologie en verzameling, in De Gulden Passer (Jaargang 85, 2005), 117-135'
J. Harris; (2005) 'Het album amicorum van Abraham Ortelius: codicologie en verzameling, in De Gulden Passer (Jaargang 85, 2005), 117-135'. De Gulden Passer, [Details]
(2005)'The Practice of Community: Humanist Friendship during the Dutch Revolt, in Texas Studies in Literature and Language 47: 4 (2005), 299-325'
J. Harris; (2005) 'The Practice of Community: Humanist Friendship during the Dutch Revolt, in Texas Studies in Literature and Language 47: 4 (2005), 299-325'. Texas Studies in Literature and Language,   [Details]
(2004)'Reading the First Atlases: Ortelius, De Jode and TCD volume M.aa.9, The Long Room, vol. 49 (2004), 28-53'
J. Harris; (2004) 'Reading the First Atlases: Ortelius, De Jode and TCD volume M.aa.9, The Long Room, vol. 49 (2004), 28-53'. The Long Room, [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2006). Books of Nature. A historical study of the scientific collections in the Long Room, Trinity College, Dublin (May, 2006).
J. Harris; (2006) . Books of Nature. A historical study of the scientific collections in the Long Room, Trinity College, Dublin (May, 2006). *, *. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2008)The Irish book in English, 1550-1800.
Harris, J (2008) The Irish book in English, 1550-1800. Book Reviews [Details]
(2007)Vita griffini filii conani: The medieval Latin life of Gruffdd ap Cynan.
Harris, J (2007) Vita griffini filii conani: The medieval Latin life of Gruffdd ap Cynan. Book Reviews [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012Principal Investigator, Third Tongue Project Irish Research Council
2012Principal Investigator, Irish Writers Project UCC Strategic Research Fund
2011Principal Investigator, Historia Project Irish Manuscripts Commission
2009Principal Investigator, Ad Fontes Project Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, UCC Director/
Society for Neo-Latin Studies Member of executive committee and publications committee01-OCT-06 / 30-DEC-99
Officina Neolatina Editorial Board, Brepols Publishers Member of managerial and editorial board01-MAR-06 / 30-DEC-99
Renaissance Society of America Member01-APR-01 / 30-DEC-99
Irish Historical Society Member01-MAY-03 / 30-DEC-99
Consultant to the De Finibus project, UCC Participation on an Advisory Board13-SEP-09 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2015)Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference,
Jason Harris (2015) Mistakes and Emendations in Seventeenth-Century Latin Prose. [Oral Presentation], Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY , 23-APR-15 - 25-APR-15. [Details]
(2014)Editors at Work: Experiences and Problems with Neo-Latin Texts,
Jason Harris (2014) From Syntax and Stylistics to Sociolinguistics: Some thoughts for the Editor and Commentator of Neo-Latin Texts. [Keynote Speaker], Editors at Work: Experiences and Problems with Neo-Latin Texts, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, Innsbruck , 04-DEC-14 - 04-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)Renaissance Pedagogies (Irish Renaissance Seminar),
Jason Harris (2014) Ex tempore Composition in the Renaissance Latin Classroom. [Invited Oral Presentation], Renaissance Pedagogies (Irish Renaissance Seminar), University College Dublin , 22-NOV-14 - 22-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014)1514-2014: The Legacy of Andreas Vesalius,
Jason Harris (2014) Vesalius as a Renaissance Writer: Latin Style in Learned Medicine. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], 1514-2014: The Legacy of Andreas Vesalius, Cork , 21-OCT-14 - 21-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)School of History Research Seminar,
Jason Harris (2014) Erasmus in the Classroom: Renaissance Language Reform. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History Research Seminar, University College Cork , 29-SEP-14 - 29-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Conventiculum Latinum Lexintoniense,
Jason Harris (2014) De mera Latinitate Hiberniae olim restituta. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Conventiculum Latinum Lexintoniense, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY , 29-JUL-14 - 29-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014)Dante Lecture Series,
Jason Harris (2014) Reversing Dante: From the Vulgar to the Vulgate Tongue. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Dante Lecture Series, Cork , 11-FEB-14 - 11-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013)Intellectual Networks in the Long Seventeenth Century,
Jason Harris (2013) Following a Paper Trail: Rothe's Analecta between Ireland and France. [Oral Presentation], Intellectual Networks in the Long Seventeenth Century, Durham University , 02-JUL-13 - 02-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)Classical Association of Ireland Lecture Series,
Jason Harris (2013) The Present State of Spoken Latin. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Classical Association of Ireland Lecture Series, Cork , 03-FEB-14 - 03-FEB-14. [Details]
(2012)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Jason Harris (2012) Latin Style in Late-Medieval Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Conference of Medievalists, University College Dublin , 06-JUL-12 - 06-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012)From Ireland Outwards: Interactions between Ireland and Western Christendom in the Late Medieval Period,
Jason Harris (2012) Latin Letters from Late-Medieval Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], From Ireland Outwards: Interactions between Ireland and Western Christendom in the Late Medieval Period, University College Cork , 23-MAR-12 - 23-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Department of French Seminar Series,
Jason Harris (2012) Literature and Politics in Milton: The Defensio Prima. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of French Seminar Series, University College Cork , 01-MAR-12 - 01-MAR-12. [Details]
(2011)Comparing: A Workshop,
Jason Harris (2011) Comparative Stylistics as a Tool of Historical Analysis. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Comparing: A Workshop, University College Cork , 05-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)IRCHSS Ad Fontes Public Lecture,
Jason Harris; (2011) Ireland's Lost Renaissance? or, Humanities in a Time of Crisis. [Plenary Lecture], IRCHSS Ad Fontes Public Lecture, UCC , 23-MAR-11 - 23-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Knowable Nature,
Jason Harris; (2011) Charting Uncertainty: Known Unknowns in Renaissance Cartography. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Knowable Nature, UCC , 25-FEB-11 - 25-FEB-11. [Details]
(2010)The Role of Latin: Networking Conference,
Jason Harris; (2010) Current Problems in Neo-Latin Studies. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Role of Latin: Networking Conference, TCD , 01-SEP-10 - 01-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Irish-Bulgarian Exchange,
Jason Harris; (2010) Representations of Exile in Early-Modern Irish Latin. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Irish-Bulgarian Exchange, University of Sofia, Bulgaria , 07-APR-10 - 07-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)Renaissance Now!,
Jason Harris; (2010) The Earliest Traces of the Renaissance in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Renaissance Now!, UCC , 10-DEC-10 - 10-DEC-10. [Details]
(2010)From Medieval to Renaissance Latin,
Jason Harris; (2010) The Latin Lives of St Finbarre: Some Considerations of Style. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], From Medieval to Renaissance Latin, UCC , 05-MAY-10 - 05-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)From Medieval to Renaissance Latin,
Jason Harris; (2010) International Neo-Latin Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], From Medieval to Renaissance Latin, UCC , 05-MAY-10 - 05-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009)School of History Research Seminar,
Jason Harris; (2009) When the Saints Come Marching In: George Conn and the Scotic Debate. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History Research Seminar, UCC , 04-FEB-09 - 04-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)The British Isles and Rome: Networking Conference,
Jason Harris; (2009) The Earliest Traces of Humanism in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], The British Isles and Rome: Networking Conference, Gregynog, University of Swansea , 02-NOV-09 - 02-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Self-Fashioning and Community at the Early-Modern University,
Jason Harris; (2009) The Bees and the Drones: Irish-Scottish Rivalry at the University of Paris. [Invited Oral Presentation], Self-Fashioning and Community at the Early-Modern University, TCD , 01-MAY-09 - 01-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Latin and the Vernacular in Renaissance Iberia,
Jason Harris; (2009) Plantin's Spanish Atlas and the Politics of the Vernacular. [Oral Presentation], Latin and the Vernacular in Renaissance Iberia, UCC , 02-MAR-09 - 02-MAR-09. [Details]
(2008)Research seminar of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, UCC,
Harris, J. and Nic Cárthaigh, E.; (2008) Roderick O'Flaherty's translations of medieval and early-modern Irish poetry: examples from Ogygia, seu rerum Hibernicarum chronologia (1685). [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Research seminar of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, UCC, University College Cork , 12-NOV-08 - 12-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)Research Seminar of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, UCC,
Harris, J. and Nic Cárthaigh, E.; (2008) John Colgan's translation of Genair Pátraic or Fiacc's Hymn in the Trias Thaumaturga. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Research Seminar of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies, UCC, University College Cork , 05-NOV-08 - 05-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)Making Books, Shaping Readers,
J. Harris; (2008) Editorial Principles in Erasmus' Greek New Testament: The Retroversion of Revelation 22. [Oral Presentation], Making Books, Shaping Readers, UCC , 01-APR-08 - 01-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Fagel Symposium,
J. Harris; (2008) Early Dutch Antiquarian Books in the Fagel Collection. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Fagel Symposium, TCD , 01-SEP-08 - 01-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)IONA: Guest Speaker Series,
J. Harris; (2008) The Origins of Christianity: Between Jesus and Paul. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], IONA: Guest Speaker Series, Chaplaincy, UCC , 01-APR-08 - 01-APR-08. [Details]
(2007)School of History Research Seminar,
J. Harris; (2007) Martyrs and Moderates: Rethinking the Reformation. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History Research Seminar, UCC , 01-OCT-07 - 01-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)The Irish Earls in Baroque Europe,
J. Harris; (2007) The Irish-Scottish Controversy in Rome. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Irish Earls in Baroque Europe, Pontificio Collegio Irlandese, Rome , 01-OCT-07 - 01-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Academic Mobility and Cultural Exchange from the Middle Ages to the Present,
J. Harris; (2007) Walking Libraries and Invisible Colleges: A University Man in Seventeenth Century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Academic Mobility and Cultural Exchange from the Middle Ages to the Present, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 01-OCT-07 - 01-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Early Modern Research Seminar,
J. Harris; (2007) Reformation Cologne: a reassessment. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Early Modern Research Seminar, St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute , 01-FEB-07 - 01-FEB-07. [Details]
(2007)The Scots in Ireland in the Seventeenth Century,
J. Harris; (2007) The Irish Franciscan Mission to the Islands and Highlands. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Scots in Ireland in the Seventeenth Century, UCC , 01-APR-07 - 01-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Texts and Contexts IV: The Role of Latin in Early Modern Europe,
Harris, J and Nic Cárthaigh, E.; (2007) Romancing the bards: early-modern Latin translations of early Irish poetry. [Oral Presentation], Texts and Contexts IV: The Role of Latin in Early Modern Europe, Aarhus University Conference Centre, Sandbjerg, Denmark , 17-MAY-07 - 20-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Texts and Contexts IV: The Role of Latin in Early Modern Europe,
J. Harris; E. Nic Carthaigh; (2007) Romancing the Bards: Latin translation of Irish poetry. [Oral Presentation], Texts and Contexts IV: The Role of Latin in Early Modern Europe, University of Aarhus, Denmark , 01-MAY-07 - 01-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Ireland and Russia through the Ages,
J. Harris; (2007) Ireland and Muscovy, 1570-1613. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Ireland and Russia through the Ages, Vladimir Nabokov Institute, St Petersburg , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)Early Irish Saints and Early Modern Scholars,
J. Harris; (2007) Stephen White and the Scotic Saints. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Early Irish Saints and Early Modern Scholars, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, UCD , 01-MAR-07 - 01-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006)Ireland and Rome,
J. Harris; (2006) Rejecting the Roman view of Irish Catholicism: Lynch contra Rinuccini. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland and Rome, Pontificio Collegio Irlandese, Rome , 01-MAR-06 - 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006)Renaissance Society of America,
J. Harris; (2006) Passing over the Onion: Ireland's Natural History and Humanist Polemic. [Oral Presentation], Renaissance Society of America, San Francisco, USA , 01-MAY-06 - 01-MAY-06. [Details]
(2006)Aspects of the Renaissance in Ireland, Europe and Beyond,
J. Harris; (2006) Renaissance Latin in Ireland: the current state of scholarship. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Aspects of the Renaissance in Ireland, Europe and Beyond, University of Ulster, Magee, Derry, N. Ireland , 19-MAY-06 - 19-MAY-06. [Details]
(2005)Renaissance Greek in Context,
J. Harris; (2005) Strange action at a distance: Stoicism and early-modern science. [Oral Presentation], Renaissance Greek in Context, TCD , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)12th AHNS-congress: Navigating the Northern Seas,
J. Harris; (2005) Ortelius, Maps and the 'Art' of Navigation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 12th AHNS-congress: Navigating the Northern Seas, Vlissingen, Netherlands , 01-AUG-05 - 01-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)The Role of Latin in Early Modern Europe: Texts and Contexts,
J. Harris; (2005) The Latinity of John Lynch. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Role of Latin in Early Modern Europe: Texts and Contexts, Tübingen, Germany , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Renaissance Society of America,
J. Harris; (2005) The Rhetoric of 'Irishness'. [Oral Presentation], Renaissance Society of America, Cambridge, UK , 01-APR-05 - 01-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Ireland in the Renaissance: An Interdisciplinary Conference,
J. Harris; (2005) The Idea of 'Nation' in Irish Neo-Latin. [Oral Presentation], Ireland in the Renaissance: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)Early Modern Research Seminar,
J. Harris; (2005) Stoicism and Religion in late Sixteenth Century Belgium. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Early Modern Research Seminar, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, TCD , 01-DEC-05 - 01-DEC-05. [Details]
(2005)Classics Society Public Lecture,
J. Harris; (2005) Roman Science and its Legacies. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Classics Society Public Lecture, Classics Society, UCC , 01-NOV-05 - 01-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)Renaissance Greek in Context,,
J. Harris; (2005) An interdisciplinary conference about humanism and hellenism in the sixteenth century. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Renaissance Greek in Context,, Trinity College, Dublin , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)The Ancient City: Seminar Series,
J. Harris; (2005) The Ancient City through Renaissance Eyes. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Ancient City: Seminar Series, UCC , 01-FEB-05 - 01-FEB-05. [Details]
(2005)Renaissance Society of America,
J. Harris; (2005) Irish Latin Learning. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Renaissance Society of America, Cambridge University, UK , 01-APR-05 - 01-APR-05. [Details]
(2004)Renaissance Society of America,
J. Harris; (2004) Concepts and Images in the Ortelius Network. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Renaissance Society of America, New York , 01-APR-04 - 01-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)Renaissance Society of America,
J. Harris; (2004) Moral Philosophy in Time of War: Arnold Freitag's Mythologia Ethica (1579). [Oral Presentation], Renaissance Society of America, New York, USA , 01-APR-04 - 01-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)History of Science Seminar Series,
J. Harris; (2004) Collation and Collaboration:the Historical Mindset in Humanist Maps. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], History of Science Seminar Series, Universiteit Gent , 01-FEB-04 - 01-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004)History of Science Seminar Series,
Jason Harris; (2004) Flemish Cartography in the Sixteenth Century. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], History of Science Seminar Series, Universiteit Gent , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2002)Early Modern History Research Seminar,
Jason Harris; (2002) The religious position of Abraham Ortelius. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Early Modern History Research Seminar, TCD , 01-NOV-02 - 01-NOV-02. [Details]
(2002)History Research Seminar,
Jason Harris; (2002) Friend of heretics? Abraham Ortelius and the Family of Love. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], History Research Seminar, University of Western Ontario , 01-SEP-02 - 01-SEP-02. [Details]
(2002)History of Science Society Annual Meeting,
Jason Harris; (2002) De Jode, Ortelius, and the market for maps. [Oral Presentation], History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee , 01-NOV-02 - 01-NOV-02. [Details]
(2002)Borderlines 6,
Jason Harris; (2002) Gossip and Graffiti in a Humanist Network. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Borderlines 6, TCD , 01-MAR-02 - 01-MAR-02. [Details]
(2002)Early-Modern Intellectual History,
Jason Harris; (2002) Ortelius, Coornhert, and 'de zalige nuttige inspanning'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Early-Modern Intellectual History, Herzog-August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuettel , 01-JUL-02 - 01-JUL-02. [Details]
(2002)New Scholarship in Book History and Print Culture,
Jason Harris; (2002) Intellectual Community and the Idea of the Atlas. [Oral Presentation], New Scholarship in Book History and Print Culture, University of Toronto , 01-OCT-02 - 01-OCT-02. [Details]
(2001)Borderlines 5,
Jason Harris; (2001) The Book as Process: Imago Mundi Abrahami Ortelii. [Oral Presentation], Borderlines 5, Queens University Belfast , 02-APR-01 - 02-APR-01. [Details]
(2001)English Department Research Seminar,
Jason Harris; (2001) Re-mapping Humanist Friendship. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], English Department Research Seminar, TCD , 01-MAY-01 - 01-MAY-01. [Details]
(2000)Internationaler Summerkursus,
Jason Harris; (2000) The Album Amicorum of Abraham Ortelius: a biographical and prosopographical analysis. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Internationaler Summerkursus, Herzog-August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuettel , 01-AUG-00 - 01-AUG-00. [Details]
(1999)English Department Research Seminar,
Jason Harris; (1999) Epistleologies: Sixteenth Century Rhetoric of Friendship. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], English Department Research Seminar, TCD , 01-OCT-99 - 01-OCT-99. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CACSSS Graduate Studies Committee member2010 / 2013
School of History Research Committee Chair2013 /
CACSSS Research and Innovation Committee member2014 /
RIA History of Science Subcommittee member2009 / 2011
Officina Neolatin (Brepols) editorial board member2006 / 2012
School of History Graduate Studies Committee Chair2009 / 2013
School of History Information Technology Committee member2006 / 2009
School of History Library Committee member2006 / 2009

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
ucc COLLEGE LECTURER01-OCT-06 / 01-JUL-10
University College Cork Postdoctoral Research Fellow01-JAN-03 / 01-JAN-06

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Latin FunctionalFunctionalBasic
Dutch FluentFunctionalFunctional
French FluentFunctionalFunctional
German FunctionalFunctionalBasic
Ancient Greek BasicNoneNone

Outreach Activities

 Description

I am an active member of the Classical Association of Ireland. I have appeared on radio (The Tubridy Show, April 2008) to be interviewed as to political culture during the Renaissance. I offer free extra-mural classes in Spoken Latin for the general public.

Other Activities

 Description

An exhibition (Feb-April 2001) about the early reformation, organised in collaboration with the M.Phil in Reformation and Enlightenment Studies, TCD

A digital exhibition (May-June 2006) about early-modern science, organised in collaboration with the M.Phil in Reformation and Enlightenment Studies, TCD

An exhibition (March-April 2000) about early-modern rural society and time-keeping, organised in collaboration with the M.Phil in Reformation and Enlightenment Studies, TCD

A poster presentation on the history of science, organised for the launch of the Long Room HUB (TCD).

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I am currently teaching the following modules:
HI2109 The Global Renaissance 1300-1600
HI3127 Religion and Magic in the Reformation
HI3200 The European Renaissance (seminar)
HI6077 The Classical Revival 1250-1500
HI6078 New Worlds, Ancient Texts
HI6079 Schola Latina
LT3034 Advanced Latin Prose
LT6005 Latin Project

During academic term time, I also run extra-curricular Spoken Latin classes and the Neo-Latin Seminar on Wednesday evenings. 

I run and teach the Spoken Latin Summer School (Schola Latina) which attracts around thirty applicants each year from all over the world. This course offers one week of total immersion in Latin with conversation and seminar classes from 9-5 each day, as well as all other communication during the week, entirely through the medium of Latin.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2012Nóirín Ní Bheaglaoi University College CorkPhDEditio Anceps: The Manuscript Tradition of Giraldus Cambrensis’s Topographia Hibernica
2014Aislinn McCabe University College CorkMaster of ArtsThe creation of the literary persona of Albertino Mussato
2011Nienke Tjoelker University College CorkPhDThe Alithinologia of John Lynch
2013Jennifer Browne University College CorkPhD'La Violence et la mauvaise foi': Context and Rhetoric in Pierre Bayle's Ce que c'est que la France Toute Catholique
2012Maeve O'Sullivan University College CorkMaster of ArtsFolklore, Church and Court: The Werewolf Trials of Peter Stumpf and Jean Grenier
2013Sarah Condon University College CorkMaster of ArtsAn Analysis of Bonaventure Baron’s De Laudibus Eloquentiae (1642)

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Latin Project LT6005Latin Project

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