Dr. I. (Irene) O'Daly

  • Researcher

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1445
E-Mail: i.odaly@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Centre for the Arts in Society, Oude Britse letterkunde
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 2.05c

Fields of interest

Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages
History of Political Thought


My current research focuses on the material presentation of classical manuscripts in the twelfth century.

Curriculum vitae

From 2000-04 I read History and Political Science at Trinity College, Dublin, where I was a Foundation Scholar. I graduated with a First, and was awarded a 'Queen Elizabeth I Gold Medal'. I then pursued graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, receiving my MPhil in Medieval History (with 'distinguished performance') in 2004, and was awarded my PhD, 'Roman Philosophy in the Political Thought of John of Salisbury, 1120-80' in 2010. During this period, my research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, the Cambridge European Trust, a Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship, among others.

From September 2009 I worked in the Department of Political Science in TCD, as a Teaching Assistant in 2009-10, and as an Adjunct Lecturer in 2010-11. I taught 'Contemporary Political Theory' and 'History of Political Thought'. In 2010-11 I also lectured part-time at the School of History at University College Dublin ('Intellectual Life in Medieval Europe'), and in the School of Politics and International Relations in UCD ('Democratic Management of Ethnic Conflict').

I am currently preparing my doctoral thesis for publication.

Key publications

'An Assessment of the Political Symbolism of the City of Rome in the Writings of John of Salisbury', Medieval Encounters, Volume 17, 2011, pp. 512-533

Last Modified: 31-01-2013