[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.
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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
        In-Reply-To: <20171026060032.06D027E87 at s16382816.onlinehome-server.info>


Dear Willard,
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. 
Yours Sincerely,
James Cronin,
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
>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                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.
> 
> Yours,
> WM
> 
> -- 
> 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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