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Dr. Conor Kostick
Research Fellow, History

Biography

I am a Research Fellow with the Department of History, working on the Climates of Conflict in Ancient Babylonia (CLICAB) project.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Gaelic Annals and Climate, 431 - 1649 CE in, editor(s)Malcom Sen , Cambridge History of Irish Literature and the Environment , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021, pp19 , [Conor Kostick & Francis Ludlow] Book Chapter, 2021

Drought and Plague in Adso of Montier-en-Der's Miracles of St Mansuy in, editor(s)Christine Meek Thomas McCarthy , CHURCH FAITH AND CULTURE IN THE MEDIEVAL WEST, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2020, pp19 , [Conor Kostick] Book Chapter, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Medieval History, Explosive Volcanism,and the Geoengineering Debate in, editor(s)Chris Jones, Conor Kostick & Klaus Oschema , Making the Medieval Relevant: How Medieval Studies Contribute to Improving Our Understanding of the Present, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2019, pp45 - 97, [Conor Kostick & Francis Ludlow] Book Chapter, 2019 URL DOI

Chris Jones, Conor Kostick & Klaus Oschema, Making the Medieval Relevant, 1, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2019, 1-270pp Book, 2019

Why Should we Care about the Middle Ages? Putting the Case for the Relevance of Studying Medieval Europe in, editor(s)Chris Jones, Conor Kostick & Klaus Oschema , Making the Medieval Relevant, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2019, pp1 - 30, [Chris Jones, Conor Kostick & Klaus Oschema] Book Chapter, 2019

Neither Rome nor Baghdad: the Crusades - a view from Ireland in, editor(s)Felix Hinz & Johannes Meyer-Hamme , Controversial Histories - Current Views on the Crusades, London, Routledge, 2019, pp67 - 70, [Conor Kostick] Book Chapter, 2019

Tony Farmar Conor Kostick, Irish Book Publishing from 2001, 1, Dublin, The History Press (Ireland), 2018 Book, 2018

Gao, C., Ludlow, F., Amir, O. and Kostick, C., Reconciling Multiple Ice-Core Volcanic Histories: The Potential of Tree-Ring and Documentary Evidence, 670-730 CE, Quaternary International, 394, 2016, p180 - 193 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Conor Kostick, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, Journal of Historical Geography, 51, 2015, p112--113 Review, 2015 DOI

Conor Kostick, Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade. Elizabeth Lapina. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015. x $\mathplus$ 212 pp. {\textdollar, Renaissance Quarterly, 69, (3), 2015, p1104--1106 Review, 2015 DOI

Sigl, M., Winstrup, M., McConnell, J.R., Welten, K.C., Plunkett, G., Ludlow, F., Büntgen, U., Caffee, M., Chellman, N., Dahl-Jensen, D., Fischer, H., Kipfstuhl, S., Kostick, C., Maselli, O.J., Mekhaldi, F., Mulvaney, R., Muscheler, R., Pasteri, D.R., Pilcher, J.R., Salzer, M., Schüpbach, S., Steffensen, J.P., Vinther, B., Woodruff, T.E. , Timing and Climate Forcing of Volcanic Eruptions during the Past 2,500 Years, Nature, 523, 2015, p543 - 549 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Frank Ludlow Conor Kostick, The dating of volcanic events and their impact upon European society, 400-800 CE, European Journal of Postclassical Archaeologies, 5, 2015, p7 - 30 Journal Article, 2015

Conor Kostick, Courage and Cowardice on the First Crusade, War in History, 20, (1), 2013, p32 - 49 Journal Article, 2013

Conor Kostick, Book Review: Deep History, Review of Radical Political Economics, 44, (1), 2012, p112 - 115 Review Article, 2012

Conor Kostick, Robert Irwin: Mamluks and Crusaders, Review of Mamluks and Crusaders, by Robert Irwin , Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 73, (4), 2011, p2 Review, 2011

Conor Kostick, The Crusades and the Near East: Cultural Histories, First, London, Routledge, 2010, 1 - 275pp Book, 2010

Conor Kostick, God's Bounty: Providing for Crusaders 1096 - 1148, Studies in Church History, 46, 2010, p66 - 77 Journal Article, 2010

Conor Kostick, Medieval Italy, Medieval and Early Modern Women: Essays in Honour of Christine Meek, First, Dublin, Four Courts, 2010, 1 - 280pp Book, 2010

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the women of the Second Crusade in, editor(s)Conor Kostick , Medieval Italy, Medieval and Early Modern Women: Essays in Honour of Christine Meek, Dublin, Four Courts, 2010, pp20 , [Conor Kostick] Book Chapter, 2010

Kostick, C, Social Unrest and the Failure of Conrad III's March Through Anatolia, 1147, GERMAN HISTORY, 28, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Conor Kostick, The Siege of Jerusalem: Crusade and Conquest in 1099, First, London, Continuum, 2009, 1 - 212pp Book, 2009

Conor Kostick, Jonathan Riley-Smith, 'Crusaders and Settlers in the Latin East', Review of Crusaders and Settlers in the Latin East, by Jonathan Riley-Smith , Journal of Military History, 73, (4), 2009, p2 Review, 2009

Conor Kostick, Revolution in Ireland, Second, Cork, Cork University Press, 2009, 1 - 258pp Book, 2009

Kostick, C, Iuvenes and the First Crusade (1096-99): Knights in Search of Glory?, JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY, 73, 2009 Journal Article, 2009

Conor Kostick, A further discussion on the authorship of the Gesta Francorum., Reading Medieval Studies, 35, (1), 2009, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2009

Conor Kostick, Charles Townshend, 'Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion', Review of Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion, by Charles Townshend , Science and Society, 73, (2), 2009, p3 Review, 2009

Conor Kostick, The Afterlife of Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy, Studies in Church History, 45, 2009, p15 Journal Article, 2009

Conor Kostick, Jean-François Nieus, 'Le Vassal, Le Fief et L'Écrit', Review of Le Vassal, Le Fief et L'Écrit, by Jean-François Nieus , Speculum, 84, (4), 2009, p2 Review, 2009

Conor Kostick, Deep History: Deeper Waters, Imprints, 10, (2), 2008, p14 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Conor Kostick, The Social Structure of the First Crusade, Leiden, Brill, 2008, 314pp Book, 2008

Conor Kostick, The terms 'milites', 'equites' and 'equestres' in the early crusading histories, Nottingham Medieval Studies, 50, 2006, p1 - 21 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Workers in the War of Independence in, editor(s)F. Lane and D. O'Driscoll , Politics and the Irish Working Class , London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp187 - 206, [Conor Kostick] Book Chapter, 2005

Women and the First Crusade in, editor(s)C. Meek and C. Lawless , Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women, 4: Victims or Viragos?, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2005, pp57 - 68, [Conor Kostick] Book Chapter, 2005

Kostick, C, William of Tyre, Livy, and the vocabulary of class, JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS, 65, 2004 Journal Article, 2004

The Crusades, J. A. Bradford, International Encyclopedia of Military History, First, 1, New York, Routledge, 2004, pp2 , [Conor Kostick] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2004

Conor Kostick, Brian Manning, Saothar, 29, 2004, p14 - 15 Journal Article, 2004

Conor Kostick, William of Tyre, Livy and the Vocabulary of Class, The Journal of History of Ideas, 65, (3), 2004, p353 - 368 Journal Article, 2004

Michael Gilsenan, V. Amit, Biographical Dictionary of Anthropology, Lonodn, Routledge, 2004, pp194 - 195, [A. Finlay] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2004

Conor Kostick, Songs of Irish Labour, Cultural Logic, 2, (2), 1999, p4 Journal Article, 1999 URL

Conor Kostick, Revolution in Ireland, First, London, Pluto, 1996, 1 - 236pp Book, 1996

Conor Kostick, Marxism in Ireland, Rethinking Marxism, 9, (3), 1996, p15 Journal Article, 1996

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Conor Kostick, The Dragon's Revenge, 1, London, Level Up, 2019, 1 - 462pp Book, 2019

Conor Kostick, THE IRISH CHURCH, ITS REFORM, AND THE ENGLISH INVASION by \'{O, 2017 Review, 2017

Conor Kostick, Edda, First, Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2011, 1 - 393pp Book, 2011

Conor Kostick, Move, First, Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2008, 220pp Book, 2008

Conor Kostick, The Book of Curses, First, Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2007, 1 - 80pp Book, 2007

Michael Rosen(ed.), Children's Literature Some Marxist Perspectives, Children's Literature Annual, University of Hertfordshire, 1, (1), April 2006, University of Hertfordshire Press, 2007, 106 - 7 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2007

Conor Kostick, Samara, Journal of Music in Ireland, 6, (1), 2006, p38 - 38 Journal Article, 2006

Conor Kostick, Saga, First, Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2006, 308pp Book, 2006

Conor Kostick, The O'Rahilly, History Ireland, 13, (4), 2005, p11 - 12 Journal Article, 2005

Conor Kostick, Bed of Soft, Journal of Music in Ireland, 5, (4), 2005, p8 - 8 Journal Article, 2005

Conor Kostick, Laudabiliter, History Ireland, 13, (3), 2005, p7 - 8 Journal Article, 2005

Conor Kostick, Epic, Second, Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2004, 315pp Book, 2004

Conor Kostick and Lorcan Collins, Tragedy in the Connolly Family, History Ireland, 12, (3), 2004, p7 - 8 Journal Article, 2004

Conor Kostick and Lorcan Collins, The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916, Fourth, Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2004, 142pp Book, 2004

Conor Kostick, Ireland and the First Crusade, History Ireland, 11, (1), 2003, p4 Journal Article, 2003

Conor Kostick, Mentioning the War: The Bureau of Military History, History Ireland, 11, (2), 2003, p3 Journal Article, 2003

Conor Kostick and Katherine Moore, Irish Writers Against War, First, Dublin, O'Brien Press, 2003, 142pp Book, 2003

Conor Kostick, John Buckley, Journal of Music in Ireland, 2, (3), 2002, p1 Journal Article, 2002

Conor Kostick, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Journal of Music in Ireland, 3, (1), 2002, p1 Journal Article, 2002

Conor Kostick, Piano Concerto by Ronan Guilfoyle, Journal of Music in Ireland, 2, (6), 2002, p1 Journal Article, 2002

Conor Kostick, Adorno's Philosophy of Music, Journal of Music in Ireland, 2, (3), 2002, p3 Journal Article, 2002

Conor Kostick, The Criticism of Contemporary Music, Journal of Music in Ireland, 3, (1), 2002, p3 Journal Article, 2002

Conor Kostick, Gig!, Journal of Music in Ireland, 2, (2), 2002, p1 Journal Article, 2002

Conor Kostick, Tonal Landscapes, Journal of Music in Ireland, 2, (1), 2001, p1 Journal Article, 2001

Conor Kostick and John Molyneux, Anarquismo: "una promesa incumplida?, 1999, - 60 Miscellaneous, 1999

Conor Kostick, The Problem With Music, Project Arts Journal, 3, 1995, p6 Journal Article, 1995

Conor Kostick, Why the Irish Labour Party Fails, 1993, - 30 Miscellaneous, 1993

Research Expertise

Description

This project hypothesises that climatic changes, including periods of drought, flooding and other extreme weather, are linked to patterns of violence and conflict in the Ancient Near East. We also hypothise that any "climate-conflict linkages" vary meaningfully through time according evolving socioeconomic, political and cultural background in which climatic changes and extreme weather occurred. This research aims to investigate climatic changes in Babylonia during the final eight centuries BCE and assess for linkages to patterns of violence and conflict, through the application of historical climatology to the wealth of data available.

Projects

  • Title
    • The Second Crusade (1146 - 8): A social analysis
  • Summary
    • This project proposes a close examination of the Latin sources for the Second Crusade with a view to creating a comprehensive understanding of the social content of these texts. Its goal is to enrich our understanding of the social complexity of the movement and the era more generally.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Date From
    • October 2007
  • Title
    • Climates of Conflict in Ancient Babylonia (CLICAB)
  • Funding Agency
    • IRC

Keywords

Babylon; Children's Fantasy and Science Fiction; Crusades; Easter Rising; Family, Church history; Germany and Italy; History of Islam; History of women; Marxist Historiography; Marxist Political Theory; Medieval Europe; Medieval History; Medieval Warfare; Military History; Papacy, history of ideas in Central Middle Ages; Urban and economic history; War of Independence

Recognition

Representations

Member of the Board of the National Library of Ireland 2015

Member of the Board of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency 2012

Executive Member of the Irish Writers Union 2009

TCD Students' Union Executive member 1998 - 2000

TCD Graduate Students' Union Executive Member 2001 - 2004

Irish Writers' Union Executive 2001 - 2008

Irish Writers' Union Chairperson 2002 - 2004

Irish Writers' Union Chairperson 2006 - 2008

Awards and Honours

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2015

Marie Curie Career Integration Grant 2011

Gold Medal November 2001

Lyster Prize (History) November 2001

Cluff Prize (History) November 2001

Brown Prize (History) 1998

Dublinia Medieval Essay Prize 2001

IBBY Honour List Member (for Epic) 2006

Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship 2002 - 2005

Irish Research Council For the Humanities and Social Sciences Post Doctoral Fellowship 2007 - 8

White Ravens Collection, Special Mention (Epic) 2006

Soaring Eagle Book Award Master List (Epic) 2008 - 9

Reading Association of Ireland Shortlist (Saga) 2008

Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Books for Youth list for 2007 (Epic) 2007

Reading Association of Ireland Shortlist (Epic) 2005

Arts Council Literature Travel Award 2006

A New York Public Library 'book for the teen age' (Epic) 2008

Beehive Award Shortlist (Epic) 2008 - 9

Grace Lawless Lee Fund 2008

International Reading Association, Young Adult Reader's Choice, for Epic 2009

Memberships

Ecclesiastical History Society 2003 – continuing

The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (SSCLE) 2006 – continuing

Seigneurie: Group for the Study of Nobility, Lordship, and Chivalry. 2007 – continuing