Inks & Skins
Anna Hoffmann earned her BA in European History from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City in 2020. Her final year dissertation was entitled “Medieval Manuscripts in the Modern World”, and focused on the tradition of medieval Irish manuscripts and how to understand their role in Ireland’s cultural heritage. After graduating, Anna joined the “Inks & Skins” team at UCC, led by Dr. Pádraig Ó Macháin, as an Irish Research Council Laureate Project Scholar. Her PhD research is on the materiality of late-medieval Gaelic manuscripts. Her main target is the late-14th century manuscript the Book of Uí Mhaine. Through the visual analysis of this manuscript, Anna is developing an investigative protocol which will be applied to other Gaelic manuscripts throughout her study. Anna’s research interests include the study of medieval parchment, medieval manuscripts, and medieval Irish art history.