|Edited by||Donnchadh Ó Corráin (early 1980s - 2016)|
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (2016 - present)
|History||Early 1980s - present|
Peritia is the journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland. It is an annual peer-reviewed academic journal covering Celtic and Insular medieval studies in the context of the European Middle Ages and European medieval studies in general.
Founded and edited by Donnchadh Ó Corráin of University College Cork since the early 1980s[note 1] until 2016, Ó Corráin passed on this role to fellow Professor of History Dáibhí Ó Cróinín of NUI Galway and Elva Johnston of University College Dublin. Ó Cróinín's work had featured in the first edition.Patrick Wormald also noted two "firsts" in English language scholarship in his review of that edition: Jonas's great life of Columbanus being given its first "sustained treatment" in the language (by Ian N. Wood) and a description of "the beginnings of hagiographical writing in Iceland".
He edited the journal Peritia from its inception in 1980 until handing over the baton recently to Elva Johnston and Daibhi Ó Croinin (who, incidentally, have dedicated the latest volume of the journal to Ó Corrain).
In 1982, he founded the Medieval Academy of Ireland and established its journal, Peritia, which he edited from its first edition until the year before his death. It became notable for its wide range and intellectual generosity and was a haven for interdisciplinary scholarship, printing works by authors who might not otherwise have been published.