My name is David O’Mahony (Dáithí Ó Mathghamhna), and I am a PhD student in the School of History, University College Cork. My thesis is about the eschatology of the Anglo-Saxon historian Bede, who formed the basis of my MA thesis and undergraduate dissertation. This blog takes its name from the title usually given to Bede’s early chronicle of world history, which was later expanded into the Chronica Maiora (Greater Chronicle).
Before my return to medieval history I was a reporter for the Evening Echo and Waterford News & Star before becoming an editor and about half a dozen other things with the Irish Examiner. After a foray to the Middle East, where I worked on the launch of The National in Abu Dhabi, I came back to the cold, damp shores of Ireland. I occasionally review books for the Irish Examiner and will consider most things if you offer me money (hey, PhDs are expensive).
I hope to upload copies of the papers I present at various conferences, but that will only happen if I can be sure that this doesn’t make their material useless to my PhD because of publication issues. It’s a tricky business.