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Thomas Owen Clancy

Professor of Celtic, University of Glasgow

Professor Thomas Owen Clancy is a lecturer and researcher in Celtic Studies. He did his undergraduate work at New York University, and his Ph.D at the University of Edinburgh. He has taught at the University of Glasgow since 1995, being appointed to the Chair of Celtic there in 2005. He is currently head of Celtic & Gaelic in the School of Humanities.

He has written extensively on early medieval literature, especially of Scotland; on early Scottish and Irish history; on Christianity in the Celtic countries, on saints' cults, and on Scottish place-names.

Prof. Clancy is currently co-president of the 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies, being hosted in Glasgow in July 2015; and Director of the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Celtic Languages.


  • –present
    Professor of Celtic, University of Glasgow