Postdoctoral research: Dr Mary Sweeney

Irish Research Council Laureate fellow, GLOSSAM project (2023–2025)

The European glossing tradition on Priscian

Mary Sweeney is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with the GLOSSAM project. She completed her PhD research at the University of Galway on Hellenistic Judean identity within the context of the fragmentary tragedy the Exagoge of Ezekiel. Her research interests include exploring cross-cultural exchanges, and the inheritance of Greek educational practices and Greek language materials in the Latin West. Within the project, Mary’s research will include examining the role of glosses in the transmission of knowledge in Europe with a focus on the glossing tradition in the sixth-century Latin grammar of Priscian.

Mentor: Dr Pádraic Moran

Research areas: the Latin tradition, cross-cultural encounters, Digital Humanities