Professor Thomas Clancy

  • Professor of Celtic (Celtic & Gaelic)

Research interests

My research over the years has had a number of major strands.

Medieval Celtic Literature: I have worked on medieval Celtic literature since my doctoral studies in the University of Edinburgh, on saints and fools in early Irish literature. I have published a number of studies on the role of fools in early Irish texts; on kingship, court society and heroism in the Ulster cycle; on women in and women as authors of early Irish texts. Whilst I have published less on Welsh literature, it remains a core teaching and research interest.

The Literature of Scotland: I have also had a long-standing interest in the literature of Scotland, particularly its early medieval literature. Two books I published in the 1990s helped to clarify the existence of a substantial amount and variety of early medieval Scottish literature, and I have written several times on this body of literature since, in literary histories and companions. I retain a side interest in Scottish Gaelic literature across the centuries, and several studies of individual poems, and also a recent article on Gaelic literature and Scottish Romanticism, reflect this—as does some of my supervising. I am series editor with Ian Brown of the International Companions to Scottish Literature and its predecessor series, the International Companions to Scottish Literature.

Early Medieval Scotland, and in particular its religious history and linguistic history have been a particular concern of mine. I have published a number of studies of saints' cults and Scottish hagiography, challenging in particular the tendency to read hagiographies as straightforwardly historical texts. A particular subset of this research has focused on the history of Iona and the Columban familia, including a book-length study of early poetry relating to Iona (written with Gilbert Márkus). The external history of Gaelic in medieval Scotland has been the subject of two recent articles, and a further several forthcoming ones.

Place-Names: Recently my research has been particularly absorbed by work on place-names. I have directed a series of research projects involving place-names and the evidence they can give us for language, society and religion in medieval Scotland. (For details, see under Grants).


Publications

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Number of items: 81.

2019

Clancy, T. O. (2019) Exhibition: Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War (British Library, 19 October 2018-19 February 2019). Innes Review, 70(1), pp. 65-69. (doi:10.3366/inr.2019.0203) [Book Review]

Clancy, T. O. and Hammond, M. (2019) The romance of names: literary personal names in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Scotland. In: Hammond, M. (ed.) Personal Names and Naming Practices in Medieval Scotland. Series: Studies in Celtic history (39). Boydell Press: Woodbridge, pp. 166-186. ISBN 9781783274284 (doi:10.2307/j.ctvb937m5.14)

2018

Clancy, T. O. (2018) Hebridean connections: in Ibdone Insula, Ibdaig, Eboudai, Uist. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 12, pp. 27-40.

Clancy, T. O. (2018) Review: Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe: Conversion andConsolidation in the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Tomás Ó Carragáin and Sam Turner. Cork University Press: Cork, 2016. Innes Review, 69(2), pp. 178-184. (doi:10.3366/inr.2018.0176) [Book Review]

Clancy, T. O. (2018) Elmslie. Scottish Place-Name News, 45, pp. 6-7.

Clancy, T. and Markus, G. (2018) Place-Names of Kirkcudbrightshire: Project Blogs. [Website]

Clancy, T. and Evemalm Kalamakis, S. (2018) Eòlas nan Naomh: Early Christianity in Uist. [Website]

Clancy, T. (2018) Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwliym. In: Jacques, M., Leach, K., Shack, J. and Wolf, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 2016. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass. ISBN 9780674979444

2017

Clancy, T. (2017) VIG001 (the Drosten stone): the inscription. In: Geddes, J. (ed.) Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, Angus. Historic Scotland: Edinburgh, pp. 107-118. ISBN 9781849172264

2016

Clancy, T. O. (2016) Logie: an ecclesiastical place-name element in eastern Scotland. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 10, pp. 25-88.

2015

Clancy, T. (2015) Early Celtic poetry (to 1500). In: Sassi, C. (ed.) The International Companion to Scottish Poetry. Series: International Companions to Scottish Literature. Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 6-14. ISBN 9781908980151

2014

Clancy, T. O. (2014) Early Gaelic nature poetry revisited. In: Henley, G. and Russell, P. (eds.) Rhetoric and Reality in Medieval Celtic Literature: Studies in Honor of Daniel F. Melia. Series: CSANA Yearbook (Proceedings of the Celtic Studies Association of North America) (11-12). Colgate University Press: Hamilton, NY, pp. 8-19. ISBN 9780912568263

Byrne, M. , Clancy, T.O. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2014) Aiste 4 [Volume editors]. Aiste, 4,

Clancy, T. O. (2014) Saints in the Scottish landscape. In: Brannelly, L. A., Henley, G. and O'Neill, K. (eds.) Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 2013. Series: Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic colloquium (33). Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University: Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 1-34. ISBN 9780674417250

2013

Clancy, T. (2013) Gaelic place-names in the earliest Scottish records. In: Ó Baoill, C. and McGuire, N. R. (eds.) Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 6: papers read at Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 6 held at the University of Aberdeen, 23-26 August 2010. An Clò Gàidhealach: Aberdeen, pp. 223-245. ISBN 9780952391180

Clancy, T. O. (2013) The Christmas Eve massacre, Iona, AD 986. Innes Review, 64(1), pp. 66-71. (doi:10.3366/inr.2013.0048)

Clancy, T. (2013) Many strata: English and Scots place-names in Scotland. In: Carroll, J. and Parsons, D. N. (eds.) Perceptions of Place: Twenty-First-Century Interpretations of English Place-Names Studies. Series: English Place-Name Society Survey Volumes (2012). English Place-Name Society: Nottingham, pp. 283-320. ISBN 9780904889864

Clancy, T. O. (2013) Gaelic literature in Ireland and Scotland, 900-1150. In: Lees, C. A. (ed.) The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature. Series: The New Cambridge History of English Literature. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 637-659. ISBN 9780521190589

2012

Clancy, T. (2012) Scottish literature before Scottish literature. In: Carruthers, G. and Mcilvanney, L. (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature. Series: Cambridge Companions. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 13-26. ISBN 9780521189361

2011

Clancy, T. (2011) Gaelic in Medieval Scotland: advent and expansion (The Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture, 2009). Proceedings of the British Academy, 167, pp. 349-392. (doi:10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0011)

Clancy, T. (2011) Gaelic literature and Scottish romanticism. In: Pittock, M. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism. Series: Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 49-60. ISBN 9780748638468

Clancy, T. (2011) Iona V. Kells: succession, jurisdiction and politics in the Columban Familia in the later tenth century. In: Edmonds, F. and Russell, P. (eds.) Tome: Studies in Medieval Celtic History and Law in honour of Thomas Charles-Edwards. Series: Studies in Celtic History (31). The Boydell Press: Woodbridge, pp. 89-101. ISBN 9781843836612

2010

McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiùbhart, D.U., Clancy, T. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (Eds.) (2010) Bile ós Chrannaibh: a Festschrift for William Gillies. Clann Tuirc. ISBN 9780954973391

Byrne, M. , Clancy, T.O. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2010) Aiste 3 [Volume editors]. Aiste, 3,

Byrne, M. and Kidd, S.M. (2010) 'Vintners & Criminal Officers': Fo-sgrìobhaichean dà leabhair Earra-ghàidhealach ann am meadhan na 19mh linn. In: McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiùbhart, D.U., Clancy, T. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (eds.) Bile ós Chrannaibh: a Festschrift for William Gillies. Clann Tuirc, pp. 29-44. ISBN 978-0954973391

Clancy, T. (2010) Atholl, Banff, Earn and Elgin: ‘New Irelands’ in the East Revisited. In: McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiubhart, D.U., Clancy, T.O. and Maolalaigh, R.Ó. (eds.) Bile ós Chrannaibh. A Festschrift for Professor William Gillies. Clann Tuirc, pp. 79-102. ISBN 978-0-9549733-9-1

Clancy, T. (2010) The Big Man, the Footsteps, and the Fissile Saint: Paradigms and the Study of Saints’ Cults in Scotland. In: Boardman, S. and Williamson, E. (eds.) The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland. Boydell Press: Woodbridge, Suffolk, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781843835622

Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2010) The sound of silence: some structural observations on preaspiration in Scottish Gaelic. In: McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiùbhart, D.U., Clancy, T. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (eds.) Bile ós Chrannaibh: a Festschrift for William Gillies. Clann Tuirc, pp. 365-404. ISBN 9780954973391

2009

Clancy, T. (2009) The cults of saints Patrick and Palladius in early medieval Scotland. In: Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E. (eds.) Saints' cults in the Celtic world. Boydell Press: Woodbridge, Suffolk, pp. 18-41. ISBN 9781843834328

2008

Byrne, M. , Clancy, T.O. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2008) Aiste 2 [Volume editors]. Aiste, 2,

Clancy, T.O. (2008) Before the ballad: Gaelic narrative verse before 1200. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 24, pp. 115-136.

Clancy, T.O. (2008) Die like a man? The Ulster Cycle death-tale anthology. Aiste, pp. 70-93.

Clancy, T.O. (2008) The Gall-Ghàidheil and Galloway. Journal of Scottish Name Studies(2), pp. 19-50.

Clancy, T.O. (2008) Two notes on Ayrshire place-names: 1. Pulprestwic 2. Trearne. Journal of Scottish Name Studies(2), pp. 99-114.

Forsyth, K., Broun, D. and Clancy, T. (2008) The property records: text and translation. In: Forsyth, K. (ed.) Studies on the Book of Deer. Four Courts Press: Dublin, pp. 131-144. ISBN 9781851825691

2007

Byrne, M. , Clancy, T.O. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2007) Aiste 1 [Volume editors]. Aiste, 1,

Leask, N.J. (2007) Scottish literature of empire and emigration 1700-1900. In: Clancy, T.O. and Pittock, M. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748624812

Pittock, M. (2007) Material culture in modern Scotland. In: Clancy, T.O., Manning, S. and Pittock, M. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 64-68. ISBN 9780748627608

Pittock, M. (2007) Patrick Geddes and the celtic revival. In: Clancy, T.O. and Pittock, M. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 338-346. ISBN 9780748627608

Pittock, M. (2007) Scottish song and the Jacobite cause. In: Clancy, T.O. and Pittock, M. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 105-109. ISBN 9780748627608

Pittock, M., Brown, I., Clancy, T.O. and Manning, S. (2007) The Edinburgh history of Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748616152; 9780748624812; 9780748624829

2006

Byrne, M., Clancy, T.O. and Kidd, S.M. (Eds.) (2006) Litreachas and eachdraidh: rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2, Glaschu 2002. Roinnna Ceiltis Oilthigh Ghlaschu: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903204224

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Ó Dálaigh, Muireadhach Albanach. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Aberdeen breviary. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Aithbhreac nighean Corceadail. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Brendan's european tour: the middle Irish poem Mochen, Mochen, A Brénaind and the changing nature of pilgrimage in the eleventh century. In: Burgess, G.S. and Strijbosch, C. (eds.) The Brendan Legend: Texts and Versions. Series: The Northern World (24). Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004152472

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cú chuimne. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Caimbeul, Donnchadh. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Clann MacMhuirich. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Comgán Mac da Cherda. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Constantine, St. (of Govan). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Corc of Caiseal. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cummíne Fota, St. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cusantín mac Aeda (Constantine II). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cusantín mac Cinaeda (Constantin I of Scotland). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cusantín mac Cuilén (Constantine III). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cusantín son of Uurguist (Cusantín mac Forgusa). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Dallán Forgaill. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Dean of Lismore, Book of the. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Donnán, St. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Dorbbéne. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Eochaid son of Rhun. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Iseabail. In: Koch, T.J. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Jocelin of Furness. In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Mourning Fearchar Ó Maoilchiaráin: texts, transmission and transformation. In: McLeod, W., Fraser, J.E. and Gunderloch, A. (eds.) Cànan and cultar: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 3. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781903765609

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Ní Mhic Cailéin. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Ninian, St. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Scottish Gaelic literature (to 1200). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 9781851094400

2005

Clancy, T.O. (2005) Court, king and justice in the Ulster cycle. In: Fulton, H. (ed.) Medieval Celtic Literature and Society. Four Courts Press: Dublin. ISBN 9781851829286

2004

Clancy, T.O. (2004) Philosopher-king: Nechtan mac Der Ilei. Scottish Historical Review, 83, pp. 125-149. (doi:10.3366/shr.2004.83.2.125)

Clancy, T.O. (2004) Iona in the Kingdom of the Picts: a note. Innes Review, 55, pp. 73-76. (doi:10.3366/inr.2004.55.1.73)

Clancy, T.O. (2004) Diarmait sapientissimus: the career of Diarmait dalta Daigre, Abbot of Iona. Peritia, 17-18, pp. 215-232.

2003

Breeze, D.J., Clancy, T.C. and Welander, R. (Eds.) (2003) The Stone of Destiny: artefact and icon. Series: Monograph series (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland). Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: Edinburgh. ISBN 0903903229

Clancy, T.O. (2003) King-making and images of kingship in medieval Gaelic literature. In: Welander, R., Breeze, D.J. and Clancy, T.O. (eds.) Stone of Destiny: Artefact and Icon. Series: Monograph series (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland) (22). Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: Edinburgh. ISBN 0903903229

Clancy, T.O. (2003) Magpie hagiography in twelfth-century Scotland: the case of Libellus de nativitae Sancti Cuthberti. In: Cartwright, J. (ed.) Celtic Hagiography and Saints' Cults. University of Wales Press: Cardiff. ISBN 9780708317501

Will, R.S., Forsyth, K. , Clancy, T.O. and Charles-Edwards, G. (2003) An eighth-century inscribed cross-slab in Dull, Perthshire. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 25(1), pp. 57-71. (doi:10.3366/saj.2003.25.1.57)

2002

Clancy, T.O. (2002) "Celtic" or Catholic"? writing the history of Scottish Christianity, AD 664-1093. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 32, pp. 5-39.

Clancy, T.O. (2002) Scottish saints and national identities in the early middle ages. In: Thacker, A. and Sharpe, R. (eds.) Local Saints and Local Churches in the Early Medieval West. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 0198203942

2001

Clancy, T.O. (2001) Reading medieval Irish satire: the trial of Mac Teléne. In: Reale, N.M. and Sternglantz, R.E. (eds.) Satura: Studies in Medieval Literature in Honour of Robert R. Raymo. Shaun Tyas: Donington. ISBN 9781900289122

Clancy, T.O. (2001) The real St. Ninian. Innes Review, 52, pp. 1-28.

Clancy, T.O. and Crawford, B.E. (2001) The formation of the Scottish kingdom. In: Houston, R.A. and Knox, W.W.J. (eds.) The New Penguin History of Scotland: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Penguin: London. ISBN 0140263675

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Number of items: 81.

Articles

Clancy, T. O. (2018) Hebridean connections: in Ibdone Insula, Ibdaig, Eboudai, Uist. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 12, pp. 27-40.

Clancy, T. O. (2018) Elmslie. Scottish Place-Name News, 45, pp. 6-7.

Clancy, T. O. (2016) Logie: an ecclesiastical place-name element in eastern Scotland. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 10, pp. 25-88.

Byrne, M. , Clancy, T.O. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2014) Aiste 4 [Volume editors]. Aiste, 4,

Clancy, T. O. (2013) The Christmas Eve massacre, Iona, AD 986. Innes Review, 64(1), pp. 66-71. (doi:10.3366/inr.2013.0048)

Clancy, T. (2011) Gaelic in Medieval Scotland: advent and expansion (The Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture, 2009). Proceedings of the British Academy, 167, pp. 349-392. (doi:10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0011)

Byrne, M. , Clancy, T.O. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2010) Aiste 3 [Volume editors]. Aiste, 3,

Byrne, M. , Clancy, T.O. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2008) Aiste 2 [Volume editors]. Aiste, 2,

Clancy, T.O. (2008) Before the ballad: Gaelic narrative verse before 1200. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 24, pp. 115-136.

Clancy, T.O. (2008) Die like a man? The Ulster Cycle death-tale anthology. Aiste, pp. 70-93.

Clancy, T.O. (2008) The Gall-Ghàidheil and Galloway. Journal of Scottish Name Studies(2), pp. 19-50.

Clancy, T.O. (2008) Two notes on Ayrshire place-names: 1. Pulprestwic 2. Trearne. Journal of Scottish Name Studies(2), pp. 99-114.

Byrne, M. , Clancy, T.O. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2007) Aiste 1 [Volume editors]. Aiste, 1,

Clancy, T.O. (2004) Philosopher-king: Nechtan mac Der Ilei. Scottish Historical Review, 83, pp. 125-149. (doi:10.3366/shr.2004.83.2.125)

Clancy, T.O. (2004) Iona in the Kingdom of the Picts: a note. Innes Review, 55, pp. 73-76. (doi:10.3366/inr.2004.55.1.73)

Clancy, T.O. (2004) Diarmait sapientissimus: the career of Diarmait dalta Daigre, Abbot of Iona. Peritia, 17-18, pp. 215-232.

Will, R.S., Forsyth, K. , Clancy, T.O. and Charles-Edwards, G. (2003) An eighth-century inscribed cross-slab in Dull, Perthshire. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 25(1), pp. 57-71. (doi:10.3366/saj.2003.25.1.57)

Clancy, T.O. (2002) "Celtic" or Catholic"? writing the history of Scottish Christianity, AD 664-1093. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 32, pp. 5-39.

Clancy, T.O. (2001) The real St. Ninian. Innes Review, 52, pp. 1-28.

Books

Pittock, M., Brown, I., Clancy, T.O. and Manning, S. (2007) The Edinburgh history of Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748616152; 9780748624812; 9780748624829

Book Sections

Clancy, T. O. and Hammond, M. (2019) The romance of names: literary personal names in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Scotland. In: Hammond, M. (ed.) Personal Names and Naming Practices in Medieval Scotland. Series: Studies in Celtic history (39). Boydell Press: Woodbridge, pp. 166-186. ISBN 9781783274284 (doi:10.2307/j.ctvb937m5.14)

Clancy, T. (2018) Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwliym. In: Jacques, M., Leach, K., Shack, J. and Wolf, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 2016. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass. ISBN 9780674979444

Clancy, T. (2017) VIG001 (the Drosten stone): the inscription. In: Geddes, J. (ed.) Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, Angus. Historic Scotland: Edinburgh, pp. 107-118. ISBN 9781849172264

Clancy, T. (2015) Early Celtic poetry (to 1500). In: Sassi, C. (ed.) The International Companion to Scottish Poetry. Series: International Companions to Scottish Literature. Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 6-14. ISBN 9781908980151

Clancy, T. O. (2014) Early Gaelic nature poetry revisited. In: Henley, G. and Russell, P. (eds.) Rhetoric and Reality in Medieval Celtic Literature: Studies in Honor of Daniel F. Melia. Series: CSANA Yearbook (Proceedings of the Celtic Studies Association of North America) (11-12). Colgate University Press: Hamilton, NY, pp. 8-19. ISBN 9780912568263

Clancy, T. O. (2014) Saints in the Scottish landscape. In: Brannelly, L. A., Henley, G. and O'Neill, K. (eds.) Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 2013. Series: Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic colloquium (33). Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University: Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 1-34. ISBN 9780674417250

Clancy, T. (2013) Gaelic place-names in the earliest Scottish records. In: Ó Baoill, C. and McGuire, N. R. (eds.) Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 6: papers read at Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 6 held at the University of Aberdeen, 23-26 August 2010. An Clò Gàidhealach: Aberdeen, pp. 223-245. ISBN 9780952391180

Clancy, T. (2013) Many strata: English and Scots place-names in Scotland. In: Carroll, J. and Parsons, D. N. (eds.) Perceptions of Place: Twenty-First-Century Interpretations of English Place-Names Studies. Series: English Place-Name Society Survey Volumes (2012). English Place-Name Society: Nottingham, pp. 283-320. ISBN 9780904889864

Clancy, T. O. (2013) Gaelic literature in Ireland and Scotland, 900-1150. In: Lees, C. A. (ed.) The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature. Series: The New Cambridge History of English Literature. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 637-659. ISBN 9780521190589

Clancy, T. (2012) Scottish literature before Scottish literature. In: Carruthers, G. and Mcilvanney, L. (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature. Series: Cambridge Companions. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 13-26. ISBN 9780521189361

Clancy, T. (2011) Gaelic literature and Scottish romanticism. In: Pittock, M. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism. Series: Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 49-60. ISBN 9780748638468

Clancy, T. (2011) Iona V. Kells: succession, jurisdiction and politics in the Columban Familia in the later tenth century. In: Edmonds, F. and Russell, P. (eds.) Tome: Studies in Medieval Celtic History and Law in honour of Thomas Charles-Edwards. Series: Studies in Celtic History (31). The Boydell Press: Woodbridge, pp. 89-101. ISBN 9781843836612

Byrne, M. and Kidd, S.M. (2010) 'Vintners & Criminal Officers': Fo-sgrìobhaichean dà leabhair Earra-ghàidhealach ann am meadhan na 19mh linn. In: McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiùbhart, D.U., Clancy, T. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (eds.) Bile ós Chrannaibh: a Festschrift for William Gillies. Clann Tuirc, pp. 29-44. ISBN 978-0954973391

Clancy, T. (2010) Atholl, Banff, Earn and Elgin: ‘New Irelands’ in the East Revisited. In: McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiubhart, D.U., Clancy, T.O. and Maolalaigh, R.Ó. (eds.) Bile ós Chrannaibh. A Festschrift for Professor William Gillies. Clann Tuirc, pp. 79-102. ISBN 978-0-9549733-9-1

Clancy, T. (2010) The Big Man, the Footsteps, and the Fissile Saint: Paradigms and the Study of Saints’ Cults in Scotland. In: Boardman, S. and Williamson, E. (eds.) The Cult of Saints and the Virgin Mary in Medieval Scotland. Boydell Press: Woodbridge, Suffolk, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781843835622

Ó Maolalaigh, R. (2010) The sound of silence: some structural observations on preaspiration in Scottish Gaelic. In: McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiùbhart, D.U., Clancy, T. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (eds.) Bile ós Chrannaibh: a Festschrift for William Gillies. Clann Tuirc, pp. 365-404. ISBN 9780954973391

Clancy, T. (2009) The cults of saints Patrick and Palladius in early medieval Scotland. In: Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E. (eds.) Saints' cults in the Celtic world. Boydell Press: Woodbridge, Suffolk, pp. 18-41. ISBN 9781843834328

Forsyth, K., Broun, D. and Clancy, T. (2008) The property records: text and translation. In: Forsyth, K. (ed.) Studies on the Book of Deer. Four Courts Press: Dublin, pp. 131-144. ISBN 9781851825691

Leask, N.J. (2007) Scottish literature of empire and emigration 1700-1900. In: Clancy, T.O. and Pittock, M. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748624812

Pittock, M. (2007) Material culture in modern Scotland. In: Clancy, T.O., Manning, S. and Pittock, M. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 64-68. ISBN 9780748627608

Pittock, M. (2007) Patrick Geddes and the celtic revival. In: Clancy, T.O. and Pittock, M. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 338-346. ISBN 9780748627608

Pittock, M. (2007) Scottish song and the Jacobite cause. In: Clancy, T.O. and Pittock, M. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 105-109. ISBN 9780748627608

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Ó Dálaigh, Muireadhach Albanach. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Aberdeen breviary. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Aithbhreac nighean Corceadail. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Brendan's european tour: the middle Irish poem Mochen, Mochen, A Brénaind and the changing nature of pilgrimage in the eleventh century. In: Burgess, G.S. and Strijbosch, C. (eds.) The Brendan Legend: Texts and Versions. Series: The Northern World (24). Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004152472

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cú chuimne. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Caimbeul, Donnchadh. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Clann MacMhuirich. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Comgán Mac da Cherda. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Constantine, St. (of Govan). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Corc of Caiseal. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cummíne Fota, St. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cusantín mac Aeda (Constantine II). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cusantín mac Cinaeda (Constantin I of Scotland). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cusantín mac Cuilén (Constantine III). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Cusantín son of Uurguist (Cusantín mac Forgusa). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Dallán Forgaill. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Dean of Lismore, Book of the. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Donnán, St. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Dorbbéne. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Eochaid son of Rhun. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Iseabail. In: Koch, T.J. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Jocelin of Furness. In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Mourning Fearchar Ó Maoilchiaráin: texts, transmission and transformation. In: McLeod, W., Fraser, J.E. and Gunderloch, A. (eds.) Cànan and cultar: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 3. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781903765609

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Ní Mhic Cailéin. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Ninian, St. In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 1851094407

Clancy, T.O. (2006) Scottish Gaelic literature (to 1200). In: Koch, J.T. (ed.) Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara. ISBN 9781851094400

Clancy, T.O. (2005) Court, king and justice in the Ulster cycle. In: Fulton, H. (ed.) Medieval Celtic Literature and Society. Four Courts Press: Dublin. ISBN 9781851829286

Clancy, T.O. (2003) King-making and images of kingship in medieval Gaelic literature. In: Welander, R., Breeze, D.J. and Clancy, T.O. (eds.) Stone of Destiny: Artefact and Icon. Series: Monograph series (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland) (22). Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: Edinburgh. ISBN 0903903229

Clancy, T.O. (2003) Magpie hagiography in twelfth-century Scotland: the case of Libellus de nativitae Sancti Cuthberti. In: Cartwright, J. (ed.) Celtic Hagiography and Saints' Cults. University of Wales Press: Cardiff. ISBN 9780708317501

Clancy, T.O. (2002) Scottish saints and national identities in the early middle ages. In: Thacker, A. and Sharpe, R. (eds.) Local Saints and Local Churches in the Early Medieval West. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 0198203942

Clancy, T.O. (2001) Reading medieval Irish satire: the trial of Mac Teléne. In: Reale, N.M. and Sternglantz, R.E. (eds.) Satura: Studies in Medieval Literature in Honour of Robert R. Raymo. Shaun Tyas: Donington. ISBN 9781900289122

Clancy, T.O. and Crawford, B.E. (2001) The formation of the Scottish kingdom. In: Houston, R.A. and Knox, W.W.J. (eds.) The New Penguin History of Scotland: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Penguin: London. ISBN 0140263675

Book Reviews

Clancy, T. O. (2019) Exhibition: Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War (British Library, 19 October 2018-19 February 2019). Innes Review, 70(1), pp. 65-69. (doi:10.3366/inr.2019.0203) [Book Review]

Clancy, T. O. (2018) Review: Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe: Conversion andConsolidation in the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Tomás Ó Carragáin and Sam Turner. Cork University Press: Cork, 2016. Innes Review, 69(2), pp. 178-184. (doi:10.3366/inr.2018.0176) [Book Review]

Edited Books

McLeod, W., Burnyeat, A., Stiùbhart, D.U., Clancy, T. and Ó Maolalaigh, R. (Eds.) (2010) Bile ós Chrannaibh: a Festschrift for William Gillies. Clann Tuirc. ISBN 9780954973391

Byrne, M., Clancy, T.O. and Kidd, S.M. (Eds.) (2006) Litreachas and eachdraidh: rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2, Glaschu 2002. Roinnna Ceiltis Oilthigh Ghlaschu: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903204224

Breeze, D.J., Clancy, T.C. and Welander, R. (Eds.) (2003) The Stone of Destiny: artefact and icon. Series: Monograph series (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland). Society of Antiquaries of Scotland: Edinburgh. ISBN 0903903229

Website

Clancy, T. and Markus, G. (2018) Place-Names of Kirkcudbrightshire: Project Blogs. [Website]

Clancy, T. and Evemalm Kalamakis, S. (2018) Eòlas nan Naomh: Early Christianity in Uist. [Website]

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Grants

Funder: Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership (funded by Heritage Lottery Fund)
The Place-Names of the Galloway Glens 
2018-20
Principal Investigator
Project Team: Dr Simon Taylor, Gilbert Márkus, Brian Aitken

Funder: Ceòlas Uibhist
Eòlas nan Naomh
2018-19
Principal Investigator
Project Team: Dr Sofia Evemalm

Funder: The Leverhulme Trust
Commemorations of Saints in Scottish Place-Names
2010-2013
Principal Investigator
Project Team: Dr Rachel Butter, Gilbert Márkus, Matthew Barr

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Scottish Toponymy in Transition: Progressing County Surveys of the Place-Names of Scotland
 
2011-2014
Principal Investigator
Project Team: Prof. Carole Hough (Co-Investigator); Dr Simon Taylor (Chief Researcher); Dr Peter McNiven, Dr Eila Williamson (Researchers), Leonie Dunlop (PhD Student)

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
The Expansion and Contraction of Gaelic in Medieval Scotland: The Onomastic Evidence
2006-2010
Principal Investigator
Project Team: Dr Simon Taylor, Gilbert Márkus (Researchers), Peter McNiven (PhD Student)

Snell Visitor, Balliol College, Oxford, 2007

Funder: The Leverhulme Trust
Research Fellowship: The Making of Scottish Christianity: A History to 1215
2002-2003


Supervision

I am happy to accept enquiries about PhD supervision in most topics relating to medieval Celtic literature, history and culture (Scottish, Irish, Welsh), saints’ cults, Scottish place-names. My past and current supervision will give some sense of recent activity.

Current Students and Topics:

  • Myra Booth-Cockcroft: The world of patron and scribe in the 14th-century Welsh manuscript Llyfr Coch Hergest
  • Joan Gallagher: Conflicting Concerns? Characterisation, Cyuoeth, Consent and Kedymdeith in Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn.
  • Carly McNamara: Institutional Ecclesiastical Links in Non-Columban Monasteries Between The West of Scotland and North of Ireland, AD 500 - 1000
  • Robbie MacLeòid: Love in early Gaelic tales
  • Manon Thuillier (based in English Language and Linguistics): Late medieval and early modern English-language poems in Welsh orthography
  • Gemma Smith: The Shieling in Gaelic culture in North-West Scotland
  • Scott McCreadie (based in Archaeology): Conversion and Christianity in Viking Age Scotland

Past doctoral theses completed and awarded under my supervision:

MPhil by Research


Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Level 1

  • Celtic Civilisation 1B: The Celtic Peoples in the Early Medieval World CELTCIV1002

Level 2

  • Celtic Civilisation 2A: From Rulers to Rebels--Celtic Societies CELTCIV2001
  • Celtic Civilisation 2B: Celtic Societies and the Modern World CELTCIV2002

Honours Courses--Medieval Languages

  • Introduction to Medieval Welsh CELTCIV4025
  • Medieval Welsh Poetry CELTCIV4028
  • Advanced Medieval Welsh Texts CELTCIV4001
  • Early Gaelic Poetry CELTCIV4005
  • Advanced Early Gaelic Texts CELTCIV4009

Honours Courses--History and Culture

  • Medieval Ireland 800-1100 CELTCIV4042
  • Celtic Place-Names of Scotland CELTCIV4016
  • Medieval Welsh Literature in Translation CELTCIV4027
  • Kingdoms and Societies in Northern Britain AD400-800 ARCH4018

Additional Information

I am a native of New York City, and was educated in the Bronx High School of Science, New York University and the University of Edinburgh before coming to a lectureship in Glasgow in 1995.
I was appointed to the established Chair of Celtic here in 2005.
My father, Joseph Clancy, was a prolific and award-winning poet and translator of Welsh literature, and it was my pleasure in recent years to help edit some of his work into print (for his work, see https://profjosephpclancy.weebly.com/ )

  • Roles:
    • Series Editor, with Ian Brown: The International Companions to Scottish Literature
    • Series Editor, with Martin MacGregor: The History of Gaelic Scotland (EUP)
    • Editor, with Michel Byrne and Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, of the journal Aiste: Rannsachadh air Litreachas Gàidhlig / Studies in Gaelic Literature
  • Editorial Board:
    • The Innes Review: The Journal of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association (Editor, 1999-2007)
    • Journal of Scottish Name Studies
    • Ainm: A Journal of Name Studies
  • Chair of The Scottish Medievalists: The Society for Scottish Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Director, The Survey of Scottish Place-Names
  • Subpanel Member, UoA28 Modern Languages REF2021
  • (Panel Member, Celtic Studies, RAE2008)