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Edited byDonnchadh Ó Corráin (early 1980s - 2016)
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (2016 - present)
Publication details
HistoryEarly 1980s - present
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Peritia
ISSN0332-1592 (print)
2034-6506 (web)

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.[1] Ó Cróinín's work had featured in the first edition.[2]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".[2]

The Irish Times has credited the journal with featuring the work of scholars who might elsewhere have been neglected.[3]

Publication history

The journal is published by Brepols.[4] It has been available since the early 1980s.[note 1]


  1. ^ a b The Irish Literary Supplement gives 1980 as the year of foundation, The Irish Times 1982.[1][3]Patrick Wormald in Irish Historical Studies indicates first publication as having been in 1982.[2]


  1. ^ a b Verstraten Veach, Freya (1 September 2016). "Festschrift for a Scholar". Irish Literary Supplement. 36 (1). Archived from the original on 16 February 2019. 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).
  2. ^ a b c Wormald, Patrick (May 1984). "Reviews and short notices". 24 (93). Cambridge University Press. JSTOR 30008029.
  3. ^ a b "Historian produced 'a bibliographic monument to his patriotism'". The Irish Times. 30 November 2017. Archived from the original on 12 July 2018. 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.
  4. ^ "Peritia". Archived from the original on 16 February 2019.

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