Dr Elaine Pereira Farrell

Elaine Pereira Farrell is a medieval historian with research interests in church history, processes of conversion, confession, penance, gender studies, sexuality, pregnancy, maternity and childhood.

She was awarded a doctoral degree in Medieval History in 2013 from the UCD School of History, which was fully funded by the former Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS). Her doctoral thesis is titled Taboos and Penitence: Christian Conversion and Popular Religion in Early Medieval Ireland and is contracted to be published by Brepols. Between 2012 and 2014 she was lecturing at UCD School of History and at UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, and Folklore. In 2014 she worked on the Irish Research Council founded project 'Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement, 1100-1700' at Trinity College Dublin and The Discovery Programme (http://monastic.ie/). She continues as a collaborator of Monastic Ireland. She was awarded a prestigious ELEVATE: Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellowship – co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, to work on the project 'Religious Landscapes in the Eighth Century: Ireland and Northern Frankia in Comparison'. During the development of this project (2014-2019) she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History and Art History of the Utrecht University and UCD School of History. Recently Elaine has been working as research administrator, first at UCD Research & Innovation (2019) and then at the Trinity Long Room Hub, Arts and Humanities Institute (2020). She also held a visiting fellowship at Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute (Nov-Dec 2019). Elaine is the co-funder and coordinator of Insulae - Brazilian Network for the study of Britain, Ireland and the Isles of the North Archipelago in Antiquity and Middle Ages.

Contact: elainepereirafarrell@gmail.com