Dr Clare Downham M.A. (Hons), M.Phil, Ph.D.

Reader in Irish Studies, HLC Academic Lead for Equality and Diversity Institute of Irish Studies

    Publications

    2019

    Sparky Booker. Cultural Exchange and Identity in Late Medieval Ireland: The English and Irish of the Four Obedient Shires. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, 4th series, 109. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2018 (Book Review)

    Downham, C. (2019). Sparky Booker. Cultural Exchange and Identity in Late Medieval Ireland: The English and Irish of the Four Obedient Shires. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, 4th series, 109. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2018. Journal of British Studies, 58(1), 179-180.

    Von Aethelfleda bis Olga. Frauen und Kreigsführung (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2019). Von Aethelfleda bis Olga. Frauen und Kreigsführung. In M. Toplak, & J. Staecker (Eds.), Die Wikinger Entdecker und Eroberer (pp. 151-160). Berlin: Ullstein Buchverlag.

    2018

    Forsker: Vikingerne var ikke 'racerene' skandinaver (Internet publication)

    Downham, C. (2018). Forsker: Vikingerne var ikke 'racerene' skandinaver. Retrieved from https://videnskab.dk/

    Review of 'Medieval Dublin XVI. Proceedings of Clontarf 1014-2014' edited by Seán Duffy (Book Review)

    Downham, C. (2018). Review of 'Medieval Dublin XVI. Proceedings of Clontarf 1014-2014' edited by Seán Duffy. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 75, 88-90.

    Review of 'The Introduction of Christianity into the early medeival insular world. Converting the Isles I', ed. R. Flechner and M. Ní Mhaonaigh (Book Review)

    Downham, C. (2018). Review of 'The Introduction of Christianity into the early medeival insular world. Converting the Isles I', ed. R. Flechner and M. Ní Mhaonaigh. Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research, 42, 197-199.

    Review of Kings and Warriors in Early North West Europe eds. Jan Erik Rekdal and Charles Doherty (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2018). Review of Kings and Warriors in Early North West Europe eds. Jan Erik Rekdal and Charles Doherty. Speculum: a journal of Medieval studies. doi:10.1086/699774

    DOI: 10.1086/699774

    Review of Viking Dublin: The Wood Quay Excavations, by Patrick F. Wallace (Book Review)

    Downham, C. (2018). Review of Viking Dublin: The Wood Quay Excavations, by Patrick F. Wallace. Peritia, 28, 306-308.

    Un autre 'Livre des Invasions'?: Reconceptualiser l'histoire de l'Irlande médiévale (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2018). Un autre 'Livre des Invasions'?: Reconceptualiser l'histoire de l'Irlande médiévale. In J. -F. Dunyach, & A. Gautier (Eds.), les mondes britanniques: Une communauté de destins? (pp. 43-60). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

    2017

    Ireland's Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth, by Mark Williams (Book Review)

    Downham, C. (2017). Ireland's Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth, by Mark Williams. International Yeats Studies, 2(1), 74-77. Retrieved from http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/iys/

    Medieval Ireland (Book)

    Downham, C. (2017). Medieval Ireland. doi:10.1017/9781139381598

    DOI: 10.1017/9781139381598

    Medieval Ireland (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) (Book)

    Downham, C. (2017). Medieval Ireland (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Scottish Affairs and the Political Context of Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2017). Scottish Affairs and the Political Context of Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh. In C. Cooijmans (Ed.), Traversing the Inner Seas: Contacts and Continuity around Western Scotland, the Hebrides and Northern Ireland. (pp. 86-106). Edinburgh: Scottish Society for Northern Studies.

    The Earliest Viking Activity in England? (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2017). The Earliest Viking Activity in England?. English Historical Review, 132(554), 1-12. doi:10.1093/ehr/cex066

    DOI: 10.1093/ehr/cex066

    The Earliest Viking Activity in England? (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2017). The Earliest Viking Activity in England?. The English Historical Review, 132(554), 1-12. doi:10.1093/ehr/cex066

    DOI: 10.1093/ehr/cex066

    Translation of the Life of St Helena by Jocelin of Furness (Other)

    Sperber, I., & Downham, C. (2017). Translation of the Life of St Helena by Jocelin of Furness.

    Viking zombies and how to kill them (Internet publication)

    Downham, C. (2017). Viking zombies and how to kill them. Retrieved from https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/irish-studies/blog/2017/viking-zombies/

    Vikings were never the pure bred master race white supremacists like to portray (The Conversation) (Internet publication)

    Downham, C. (2017). Vikings were never the pure bred master race white supremacists like to portray (The Conversation). Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

    What medieval sources reveal about the true nature of the Vikings (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2017). What medieval sources reveal about the true nature of the Vikings. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

    2016

    Die Wikinger in England (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2016). Die Wikinger in England. In Wikinger! (pp. 174-182). Rosenheim: Koehler.

    2015

    Coastal Communities and Diaspora Identities in Viking Age Ireland (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2015). Coastal Communities and Diaspora Identities in Viking Age Ireland. In J. Barratt, & S. J. Gibbon (Eds.), Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World (pp. 369-383). Leeds: Maney.

    Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, edited by D. M. Hadley and Letty Ten Harkel (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2015). Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, edited by D. M. Hadley and Letty Ten Harkel. Archaeological Journal, 172(2), 473-474. doi:10.1080/00665983.2014.985036

    DOI: 10.1080/00665983.2014.985036

    Stylistic contrast and narrative function in Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2015). Stylistic contrast and narrative function in Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib. Irish Historical Studies, 39(156), 553-572. doi:10.1017/ihs.2015.24

    DOI: 10.1017/ihs.2015.24

    The break up of Dál Riata and the rise of Gallgoídil (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2015). The break up of Dál Riata and the rise of Gallgoídil. In The Vikings in Ireland and beyond: before and after the Battle of Clontarf, ed. H.B. Clarke and R. Johnson (pp. 189-205). Dublin: Four Courts.

    2014

    'La Ingleterra Vikinga 867-918' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2014). 'La Ingleterra Vikinga 867-918'. Desperta Ferro: Antigua y Medieval, 26, 30-39. Retrieved from http://www.despertaferro-ediciones.com/

    Clontarf in the Wider World (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2014). Clontarf in the Wider World. History Ireland, 22(2), 22-29. Retrieved from http://www.historyireland.com/volume-22/clontarf-wider-world/

    Metal detector Viking find a reminder of how migration and trade shaped British isles (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2014). Metal detector Viking find a reminder of how migration and trade shaped British isles. The Conversation. Retrieved from http://theconversation.com/

    The ‘annalistic section’ of Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2014). The ‘annalistic section’ of Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib. Peritia, 24-25, 141-172. doi:10.1484/J.PERIT.5.102744

    DOI: 10.1484/J.PERIT.5.102744

    2013

    'Vikings' Settlements in Ireland before 1014' (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2013). 'Vikings' Settlements in Ireland before 1014'. In J. V. Sigurdsson, & T. Bolton (Eds.), Celtic-Norse Relations in the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages 800-1200 (pp. 1-21). Leiden: Brill.

    Jocelin of Furness: Essays from the 2011 Conference (Book)

    Downham, C. (Ed.) (2013). Jocelin of Furness: Essays from the 2011 Conference. Donington: Paul Watkins/ Shaun Tyas.

    No Horns on their Helmets? Essays on the Insular Viking Age (Book)

    Downham, C. (2013). No Horns on their Helmets? Essays on the Insular Viking Age. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen.

    2012

    'Britain's Medieval Identity Crisis' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2012). 'Britain's Medieval Identity Crisis'. BBC History Magazine, 43-46.

    'Religious and Cultural Boundaries between Vikings and Irish: The Evidence of Conversion' (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2012). 'Religious and Cultural Boundaries between Vikings and Irish: The Evidence of Conversion'. In The March in the Islands of the Medieval West (pp. 15-34). Leiden: Brill.

    A Companion to the Early Middle Ages, Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed. Pauline Stafford) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2012). A Companion to the Early Middle Ages, Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed. Pauline Stafford). Unknown Journal, 20(2), 227-228.

    Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings, ed. James Graham-Campbell and Michael Ryan (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2012). Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings, ed. James Graham-Campbell and Michael Ryan. The English Historical Review, 127(529), 1475-1477. doi:10.1093/ehr/ces242

    DOI: 10.1093/ehr/ces242

    Dublin AD 1000 (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2012). Dublin AD 1000. BBC History Magazine, 13(10), 86-87. Retrieved from http://www.historyextra.com/blog/october-issue-out-now-0

    Viking Ethnicities: A Historiographic Overview (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2012). Viking Ethnicities: A Historiographic Overview. History Compass, 10(1), 1-12. doi:10.1111/j.1478-0542.2011.00820.x

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-0542.2011.00820.x

    2011

    'Viking identities in Ireland: it's not all black and white' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2011). 'Viking identities in Ireland: it's not all black and white'. Medieval Dublin, 11, 185-201.

    Medieval Gaelic Sources (Katherine Simms) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2011). Medieval Gaelic Sources (Katherine Simms). Unknown Journal, 1(19), 120-121.

    Memorialisation of Vikings and National Identity in the 'Old Statistical Account' of Scotland, 1791-99 (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2011). Memorialisation of Vikings and National Identity in the 'Old Statistical Account' of Scotland, 1791-99. In S. Sigmundsson et al. (Ed.), Viking Settlements & Viking Society: Papers from the Proceedings of the Sixteenth Viking Congress. Reykjavik: University of Iceland Press.

    The Saints' Lives of Jocelin of Furness: Hagiography, Patronage and Ecclesiastical Politics (Helen Birkett) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2011). The Saints' Lives of Jocelin of Furness: Hagiography, Patronage and Ecclesiastical Politics (Helen Birkett). Unknown Journal, (66), 12.

    2010

    Viking camps in Ninth-Century Ireland: Sources, Locations and Interactions (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2010). Viking camps in Ninth-Century Ireland: Sources, Locations and Interactions. Medieval Dublin, 10, 93-125. Retrieved from http://www.academia.edu/

    2009

    "Hiberno-Norwegians" and "Anglo-Danes": Anachronistic Ethnicities in Viking Age England (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2009). "Hiberno-Norwegians" and "Anglo-Danes": Anachronistic Ethnicities in Viking Age England. Mediaeval Scandinavia, 19, 139-169.

    'The Viking Slave Trade' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2009). 'The Viking Slave Trade'. History Ireland, 17(3), 15-17.

    Dark Speech: The Performance of Law in Early Ireland (Robin Chapman Stacey) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2009). Dark Speech: The Performance of Law in Early Ireland (Robin Chapman Stacey). Unknown Journal, 124, 385-388.

    From Caledonia to Pictland (James Fraser), From Pictland to Alba (Alex Woolf) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2009). From Caledonia to Pictland (James Fraser), From Pictland to Alba (Alex Woolf). Unknown Journal, 29, 141-143.

    The Vikings in Ireland: Settlement, Trade and Urbanisation (Mary Valante) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2009). The Vikings in Ireland: Settlement, Trade and Urbanisation (Mary Valante). Unknown Journal, 36, 143.

    Vikings and their Enemies (ed. Katrina Burge) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2009). Vikings and their Enemies (ed. Katrina Burge). Unknown Journal, 9, ..

    2008

    'Tomrar's Death at Port Manann and a possible longphort Site in Ireland' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2008). 'Tomrar's Death at Port Manann and a possible longphort Site in Ireland'. Ainm, 9, 57-64.

    'Vikings in England' (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2008). 'Vikings in England'. In S. Brink, & N. Price (Eds.), The Viking World (pp. 341-349). London: Routledge.

    Manx kingship in its Irish Sea setting, 1187-1229; King Rognvaldr and the Crovan dynasty (R. Andrew McDonald) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2008). Manx kingship in its Irish Sea setting, 1187-1229; King Rognvaldr and the Crovan dynasty (R. Andrew McDonald). Unknown Journal, ..

    2007

    'Anglo-Saxon England' and 'Medieval Ireland' (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2007). 'Anglo-Saxon England' and 'Medieval Ireland'. In D. Ditchburn, & A. Mackay (Eds.), Atlas of Medieval Europe (pp. 34-36). London: Routledge.

    'Living on the Edge: Scandinavian Dublin in the Twelfth Century' (Chapter)

    Downham, C., & et al eds. (2007). 'Living on the Edge: Scandinavian Dublin in the Twelfth Century'. In B. Ballin-Smith (Ed.), West over Sea: Studies in Scandinavian Sea-Borne Expansion and Settlement before 1300 (pp. 33-52). Leiden: Brill.

    'St Bega - Myth, Maiden, or Bracelet? An Insular Cult and its Origins' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2007). 'St Bega - Myth, Maiden, or Bracelet? An Insular Cult and its Origins'. Journal of Medieval History, 33, 33-42.

    'The Irish Chronicles as a Source for Inter-Viking Rivalry' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2007). 'The Irish Chronicles as a Source for Inter-Viking Rivalry'. Northern Scotland, 26, 51-63.

    (repr. 2008, 2009, 2012) Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland: The Dynasty of Ívarr to A.D. 1014 (Book)

    Downham, C. (2007). (repr. 2008, 2009, 2012) Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland: The Dynasty of Ívarr to A.D. 1014. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press.

    Medieval Dublin VII (ed. S. Duffy) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2007). Medieval Dublin VII (ed. S. Duffy). Unknown Journal, 15, 460-462.

    Politics and the Irish of Leinster (Emmett O'Byrne) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2007). Politics and the Irish of Leinster (Emmett O'Byrne). Unknown Journal, 261.

    The Medieval Cult of St Petroc (Karen Jankulak) (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2007). The Medieval Cult of St Petroc (Karen Jankulak). Unknown Journal, 25, 260.

    2005

    'The Battle of Clontarf in Irish History and Legend' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2005). 'The Battle of Clontarf in Irish History and Legend'. History Ireland, 13(5), 19-23.

    'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Portrayals of Vikings in "The Fragmentary Annals of Ireland"' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2005). 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Portrayals of Vikings in "The Fragmentary Annals of Ireland"'. The Medieval Chronicle, 3, 28-40.

    'The Historical Importance of Viking-Age Waterford' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2005). 'The Historical Importance of Viking-Age Waterford'. Journal of Celtic Studies, 4, 71-96.

    2004

    'Eric Bloodaxe-axed? The Mystery of the Last Scandinavian King of York' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2004). 'Eric Bloodaxe-axed? The Mystery of the Last Scandinavian King of York'. Mediaeval Scandinavia, 14, 51-77.

    'The Career of Cearbhall of Osraighe' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2004). 'The Career of Cearbhall of Osraighe'. Ossory, Laois, and Leinster, 1, 1-18.

    'The Vikings in Southern Uí Néill to 1014' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2004). 'The Vikings in Southern Uí Néill to 1014'. Peritia, 233-255.

    'Viking Incursions', 'Fine Gall', 'Cerball mac Dúnlainge', (Chapter)

    Downham, C. (2004). 'Viking Incursions', 'Fine Gall', 'Cerball mac Dúnlainge',. In S. Duffy (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Medieval Ireland. New York: Routledge.

    2003

    'England and the Irish Sea Zone in the Eleventh Century' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2003). 'England and the Irish Sea Zone in the Eleventh Century'. Anglo-Norman Studies, 26, 55-73.

    'The Chronology of the Last Scandinavian Kings of York' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2003). 'The Chronology of the Last Scandinavian Kings of York'. Northern History, 40, 25-51.

    2000

    'An Imaginary Raid on Skye in 795?' (Journal article)

    Downham, C. (2000). 'An Imaginary Raid on Skye in 795?'. Scottish Gaelic Studies, 20, 192-196.