Charlene Eska

Charlene Eska

Charlene Eska

Associate Professor


312 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner St. NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061


(540) 231-2374


Department Membership


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  • Early Irish Law
  • Celtic Studies
  • Paleography
  • Medieval Literature
  • Linguistics 

Professional Activities

  • President, Celtic Studies Association of North America 


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • M.A. Harvard University
  • M.St. University of Oxford
  • A.L.B. Harvard Extension School 

Research Interests


    Awards and Honors

    Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2014

    Selected Publications


    Cáin Lánamna: An Old Irish Tract on Marriage and Divorce Law. Leiden: Brill, 2010. xix, 377.


    • “Four Marginalia from Trinity College, Dublin MS 1433 [E.3.5].” Studia Celtica 49 (2015): 115–20.
    • “Celtic and Germanic Light on Hittite Divorce Law.” Journal of Indo-European Studies 40 (2012): 300–14.
    • “Varieties of Early Irish Legal Literature and the Cáin Lánamna Fragments.” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 40, no.1 (2009): 1–16.
    • “Rewarding Informers in Cáin Domnaig and the Laws of Wihtred.” Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 52 (2006): 1–11.

    Sponsored Research

    American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant, Summer 2015. ($6,000)