Michaela Jacques

Postdoctoral Fellow

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Medieval and early modern Welsh poetry and intellectual history; manuscripts and reception


I am a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre. My current project examines a major early modern revision of the Welsh bardic grammars (the Pum Llyfr Kerddwriaeth) and its connections to both humanist scholarship and the bardic order.


  • “Syllable and Diphthong Classification in the Medieval Welsh Bardic Grammars,” Language and History 63 (2020), 73-90.
  • “The Grammatical Sources of the Dwned,” Celtica 31 (2019), 163-190.
  • “Llywarch Hen as Poet: Evidence from Harvard MS Welsh 8,” Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 37 (2019), 135-151.  
  • “Sexual Discourse and Structural Unity in Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd’s Gorhoffedd,Studia Celtica 52 (2018), 113-122.




B.A., Celtic Studies, University of Toronto
A.M. and PhD, Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University