Cillian O'Hogan

Assistant Professor

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Late antique and early medieval Latin poetry; comparative approaches to late antique literature; classical reception in the middle ages; book history; comparative manuscript studies; provenance of medieval manuscripts


I joined the Centre in 2018. Before that, I worked as a visiting Assistant Professor of Latin in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at UBC, as a post-doc in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo, and as a curator in the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the British Library. I am interested in Latin of all periods, but my research mostly focuses on epic and lyric poetry produced between 300 and 900 CE. I also have a strong interest in manuscript studies (Latin and Greek) and regularly teach codicology. My third major area of research is the reception of classical and late antique literature in the middle ages. Current preoccupations are a monograph on literary responses to the codex in the first millennium and an annotated translation of the poetry of Dracontius, as well as various editorial projects. I welcome enquiries from prospective students wishing to work on topics related to any of my areas of interest.

Current Courses


PhD in Classics, University of Toronto (2012)
BA (Hons) in Classics, Trinity College Dublin (2006)