[Humanist] 31.388 Donnchadh O' Corrain
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Oct 27 07:08:01 CEST 2017
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 388.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:28:29 +0100
From: James Cronin <jgrcronin at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: 31.387 Donnchadh O' Corrain
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This is sad news. I was an undergraduate during Prof Donnchadh O'Corrain's later career in University College Cork. I remember him as a towering intellectual and inspiring teacher. He was a humanist scholar.
May he Rest in Peace.
University College Cork
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> On 26 Oct 2017, at 07:00, Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 387.
> Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
> Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:44:55 +0100
> From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
> Subject: Donnchadh Ó Corrain
> Professor Donnchadh O' Corráin, the great medieval Irish historian, died
> yesterday. Once a proper obituary is available I will circulate it here.
> Donnchadh understood very early that the Web offered a means of wide
> access to the source materials for scholarly work and that such access
> would prove key to the long-term health of important but minority
> subjects. With support from a donor, in 1991 he founded CURIA (Cork
> University / Royal Irish Academy)'s Thesaurus Linguarum Hiberniae, in
> response to which Peter Flynn, at University College Cork, established
> the first Web server in Ireland for it and the ninth in the world, three
> months after the World Wide Web itself went online. Donnchadh went
> on to establish CELT, the Corpus of Electronic Texts (https://celt.ucc.ie).
> For more see my "Risky, experimental, emergent: the timeliness and
> genius of CURIA and CELT", in the Festschrift for Donnchadh, Clerics,
> kings and vikings (Four Courts Press, 2015),
> http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2015/clerics-kings-and-vikings/. The
> Table of Contents for this volume will give you a good idea of how
> widely and deeply respected he was and how much he will be missed.
> Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
> Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
> Sydney University and North Carolina State University; Editor,
> Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20)
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