Charlene Eska, a professor in the Department of English, received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her book project on early Irish law. The project is a critical edition and translation of Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh’s 17th-century Irish legal glossary, which exists as a 14-page text in one autograph manuscript, archived at Trinity College Dublin. Eska, a Professor of Linguistics, was awarded a Fellowship in the medieval and Renaissance history category. She was one of 180 individuals awarded a yearlong Guggenheim Fellowship from among nearly 2,500 applicants. Eska earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Harvard University; she joined the Virginia Tech community in 2006.

In addition, she recently published “The Transmission of Glosses. Script Size and Irish Legal Commentary,” North American Journal of Celtic Studies 6 (2022): 78–101.