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Jürgen Uhlich
Associate Professor, Irish
Head of School, School Office Language Lit & Cult Stud

Biography

Born 20 October 1958, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Primary school in Hannover and Berlin, 1965-1969. Secondary school in Berlin, 1969-1973, and Leverkusen, 1973-1977.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jürgen Uhlich, The poems of Blathmac, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 75, 2018, p53 - 77 Journal Article, 2018

Jürgen Uhlich, Torsten Meißner, Bernhard Maier, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, Band 64, Berlin/Boston, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2017, 1 - 506pp Book, 2017 URL

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 63, (2016), 1 - 300p, Jürgen Uhlich, Torsten Meißner, Bernhard Maier, [eds.], since 2007 Journal, 2016

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 62, (2015), 1 - 258p, Jürgen Uhlich, Torsten Meißner, Bernhard Maier, [ed.], since 2007 Journal, 2015 URL

Jürgen Uhlich, Two unrecognised Philargyrius glosses, Ériu, 65, 2015, p127 - 136 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 61, (2014), 1 - 312p, Jürgen Uhlich, Torsten Meißner, Stefan Zimmer, [eds.], since 2007 Journal, 2014

Concilium Ferrariense - Florentinum - Romanum 1438-1445: Armenian in, editor(s)Giuseppe Alberigo, Alberto Melloni , Conciliorum oeconomicorum generaliumque decreta II/2, Turnhout, Brepols, 2013, pp1170-1173, 1224-1259 , [Jürgen Uhlich] Book Chapter, 2013 URL

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 60, (2013), 1 - 350p, Stefan Zimmer, Jürgen Uhlich, Torsten Meißner, [eds.], since 2007 Journal, 2013

Zum Artikelgebrauch beim Bezugswort eines Relativsatzes im frühen Irischen in, Saltair saíochta, sanasaíochta agus seanchais. A Festschrift for Gearóid Mac Eoin, Dublin, 2013, pp429 - 462, [Jürgen Uhlich] Book Chapter, 2013

Serc mór do Macc Maire in, Féilscríbhinn do Chathal Ó Háinle, Indreabhán, Conamara, 2012, pp935 - 959, [Jürgen Uhlich] Book Chapter, 2012

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 59, (2012), 1 - 352p, Jürgen Uhlich, [editor], since 2007 Journal, 2012

Eoin Mac Cárthaigh Jürgen Uhlich, Féilscríbhinn do Chathal Ó Háinle, Indreabhán, Conamara, An Clóchomhar, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2012, i-xxix, 1-1071pp Book, 2012

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 58, (2011), 1 - 382p, Jürgen Uhlich, [editor], 2007- Journal, 2011

Jürgen Uhlich, Altirisch arae 'Wagenlenker', aithesc 'Antwort', keltische Präverbien auf *-i und die frühe Apokope von *-i, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 57, 2010, p141 - 160 Journal Article, 2010

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 57, (2010), 1 - 286p, Jürgen Uhlich, [editor], 2007- Journal, 2010

Jürgen Uhlich, Reviewers, reviewees, and critical texts: a brief final response, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 57 (Summer), 2009, p75 - 79 Journal Article, 2009

Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, Tübingen, Niemeyer / De Gruyter, [editor], 2007-2018 Editorial Board, 2007

On the linguistic classification of Lepontic in, editor(s)R. Karl/D. Stifter , The Celtic world, London/New York, Routledge, 2007, pp45 - 73, [Jürgen Uhlich] Book Chapter, 2007

Jürgen Uhlich, More on the linguistic classification of Lepontic, Gaulois et celtique continental, Paris, 2007, pp373 - 411 Conference Paper, 2007

Jürgen Uhlich, Some textual problems in Rónán's lament I: Two quatrains concerning Echaid's daughter (Fingal Rónáin lines 180-7), Ériu, 56, 2006, p13 - 62 Journal Article, 2006

Jürgen Uhlich, Weiteres zur Chronologie der lateinischen Lehnwörter im Irischen, Keltologie heute - Themen und Fragestellungen, Münster, edited by E. Poppe , Nodus, 2004, pp57 - 79 Conference Paper, 2004

Names (personal), B. Lalor, The Encyclopedia of Ireland, Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2003, pp763 - 764, [Jürgen Uhlich] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2003

Jürgen Uhlich, Verbal governing compounds (synthetics) in Old Irish and other Celtic languages, 2002, pp403 - 433 Conference Paper, 2002

Bulla unionis Armenorum in, editor(s)J. Wohlmuth , Conciliorum oeconomicorum decreta II: Konzilien des Mittelalters, Paderborn/München/Wien/Zürich, Schöningh, 2000, pp454a-b, 534-559 , [Jürgen Uhlich] Book Chapter, 2000

Jürgen Uhlich, Zur sprachlichen Einordnung des Lepontischen, Akten des Zweiten deutschen Keltologensymposiums (Bonn 1997), Tübingen, edited by S. Zimmer / R. Ködderitzsch / A. Wigger , Niemeyer, 1999, pp274 - 302 Conference Paper, 1999

[Collaboration: translation from Greek] in, editor(s)J. Wohlmuth , Conciliorum oeconomicorum decreta I: Konzilien des ersten Jahrtausends, Paderborn/München/Wien/Zürich, Schöningh, 1998, pp1 - 75, [Jürgen Uhlich] Book Chapter, 1998

Jürgen Uhlich, Einige britannische Lehnnamen im Irischen: Brénainn (Brenden), Cathaír/Catháer und Midir, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 49-50, 1997, p878 - 897 Journal Article, 1997

Jürgen Uhlich, Der Kompositionstyp 'Armstrong' in den indogermanischen Sprachen, Historische Sprachforschung, 110, 1997, p21 - 46 Journal Article, 1997

Jürgen Uhlich, Altirisch domun 'Welt; Erde' und domain 'tief', Historische Sprachforschung, 108, 1995, p278 - 289 Journal Article, 1995

Jürgen Uhlich, On the fate of intervocalic *-w- in Old Irish, especially between neutral vowels, Ériu, 46, 1995, p11 - 48 Journal Article, 1995

Jürgen Uhlich, Die Morphologie der komponierten Personennamen des Altirischen, Witterschlick/Bonn, Wehle, 1993, xxxv, 309pp Book, 1993

Jürgen Uhlich, DOV(A)- and lenited -B- in Ogam, Ériu, 40, 1989, p129 - 134 Journal Article, 1989

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jürgen Uhlich, 'Faithful but unintelligent': Early Old Irish documents copied and miscopied, Osborn Bergin Memorial Lecture, University College Dublin, 21 September, 2017, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore Invited Talk, 2017

Jürgen Uhlich, Review of Il medioirlandese/Middle Irish. A Translation into Italian of the Gaelic Text An Mheán-Ghaeilge by Liam Breatnach. Translated from the Gaelic with Notes by Elisa Roma. With a Foreword by Ruairí Ó hUiginn., by Elisa Roma , Journal of Celtic Linguistics, 16, 2015, p157-164 Review, 2015

Jürgen Uhlich, Evidence for copying in documents from the Early Irish period, Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge / The linguistics of the Gaelic languages / Cananachas na Gàidhlig XVII, NUI Maynooth, 11 April, 2015, School of Celtic Studies, NUI Maynooth Invited Talk, 2015

Jürgen Uhlich, Weiteres zur Überlieferung der Homilie von Cambrai und ihren Implikationen für die irische Sprachgeschichte, Sprachwissenschaftliche Vorträge, Universität Marburg, Germany, 27 January, 2012, Fachgebiet Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft und Keltologie, Universität Marburg, Germany Invited Talk, 2012

Jürgen Uhlich, Introduction to Early Old Irish, Fifth Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, University of Leiden, Netherlands, 23 July, 2010, Department of Indo-European, University of Leiden, Netherlands Invited Talk, 2010

Jürgen Uhlich, Die Überlieferung der Homilie von Cambrai und ihre Implikationen für die irische Sprachgeschichte, Vortrag in memoriam Rudolf Thurneysen, Universität Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2009, Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut, Universität Bonn Invited Talk, 2009

Jürgen Uhlich, Review of Baile in Scáil: 'The Phantom's Frenzy', by Kevin Murray , Éigse, 36, 2008, p228-234 Review, 2008

Jürgen Uhlich, Linguistic connections between India and Ireland, Myles Dillon Memorial Lecture, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 6 April, 2006, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Invited Talk, 2006

Jürgen Uhlich, Zum stilistischen Einsatz sprachlicher Register im frühmittelirischen Text Fingal Rónáin, Sprachwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Universität Bonn, Germany, 14 December, 2006, Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut, Universität Bonn Invited Talk, 2006

Jürgen Uhlich, Études Celtiques. Vol. 31 (1995), Review of Études Celtiques. Vol. 31 (1995), by P.-Y. Lambert , Éigse, 34, 2004, p237-244 Review, 2004

Jürgen Uhlich, Kelten, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies, 39, (Summer), 2000, p65 - 73 Journal Article, 2000

Jürgen Uhlich, Die größeren altkeltischen Sprachdenkmäler, Kratylos, 44, 1999, p144 - 154 Journal Article, 1999

Jürgen Uhlich, The Sanskrit language, Seminar Series, School of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, 28 January, 1998, The Classical Society, Trinity College Dublin Invited Talk, 1998

Jürgen Uhlich, Sprachen und Schriften des antiken Mittelmeerraums. Festschrift für Jürgen Untermann, Review of Sprachen und Schriften des antiken Mittelmeerraums. Festschrift für Jürgen Untermann, by F. Heidermanns / H. Rix / E. Seebold , Beiträge zur Namenforschung, 29/30, 1995, p306-12 Review, 1995

Jürgen Uhlich, Die Reflexe der keltischen Suffixvarianten *-yo- vs. *-iyo- im Altirischen, Erstes Symposium deutschsprachiger Keltologen, Gosen bei Berlin, April 1992, edited by M. Rockel / S. Zimmer , Niemeyer, 1993, pp353 - 370 Conference Paper, 1993

Jürgen Uhlich, Archaisms in personal names, Postgraduate Seminar Series, University College Galway, 10 March, 1987, Roinn na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge, Coláiste na hOllscoile Gaillimh Invited Talk, 1987

Research Expertise

Description

Early Irish linguistics; Early Irish texts and literature; Comparative Celtic linguistics; Continental Celtic linguistics; Indo-European comparative philology.

Projects

  • Title
    • A handbook of Early Old Irish
  • Summary
    • This project will give an overview of the textual remains of the Early Old Irish period (c. 550-70 AD). It will offer, for the first time, critical editions of the principal documents dating from this period but mostly attested in later manuscript copies only. These consist of one continuous prose fragment (the Cambrai homily), various collections of glosses on Latin texts and proper names embedded in Latin documents. Each edition will be introduced by a synchronic and diachronic assessment of the manuscript source(s). In addition, a complete grammatical description and historical evaluation of all known linguistic facts will be provided.
  • Title
    • An edition of the text Fingal Rónáin 'The "kin-slaying" of Rónán'
  • Summary
    • This early Middle Irish text (c. early 10th century AD) is preserved in two manuscripts (both kept in the library of Trinity College Dublin). The critical edition will discuss the manuscripts' relationship and establish that they are independent copies, discuss the evidence for restoring the lost archetype and on that basis present a linguistic profile of the original composition. Furthermore, its literary connections and independent merits will be assessed, including a literary use of different linguistic registers that at the present stage of knowledge is unique in Early Irish literature.

Keywords

Celtic morphology; Continental Celtic; Early Irish texts and literature; Indo-European linguistics; Middle Irish; Ogam inscriptions; Old Irish historical phonology; Old Irish language

Recognition

Representations

Co-editor of Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 2007-

Member of the Advisory Panel to the Electronic dictionary of the Irish language (eDIL) supplement (Royal Irish Academy / University of Ulster Coleraine / Queens University Belfast / University of Cambridge). 2008-2019

Co-proposer and member of steering committee of Trinity College research theme "Manuscript, book and print studies" 2013-

Awards and Honours

Undergraduate scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes 1981-1983

PhD scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes 1984-1986

Research scholarship, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1986-1989

Research scholarship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1992-1994

Memberships

Indogermanische Gesellschaft 1984 – ongoing

Philological Society 1999 – ongoing