Professor Jonathan Wooding

BA, PhD (Sydney), FSA, FRHistS, FHEA
Sir Warwick Fairfax Chair of Celtic Studies
Chair of Program
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9351 3841

Research interests

  • Travel and Narratives of Travel in the early Celtic world
  • Faith Heritage, Pilgrimage and Tourism in Celtic Countries
  • Medieval Otherworld Tales and the Cult of St Brendan
  • Gaelic Revivals in the Irish Disapora

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Books

  • Wooding, J., Yates, N. (2011). A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Grimley, A., Wooding, J. (2010). Living the Hours: Monastic Spirituality in Everyday Life. Norwich: Canterbury Press.

Edited Books

  • Wooding, J., Aist, R., Clancy, T., O'Loughlin, T. (2010). Adomnán of Iona: Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Solitaries, Pastors and 20,000 Saints: Studies in the Religious History of Bardsey Island / Ynys Enlli. Lampeter: Trivium Publications.
  • Jankulak, K., Wooding, J. (2007). Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages. UK: Four Courts Press.
  • Evans, J., Wooding, J. (2007). St David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation (Studies in Celtic History, 24). Woodbridge: Boydell Press.

Book Chapters

  • Wooding, J. (2014). Peregrinatio in the Ocean, Spirituality and Reality. In Emer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan & John Sheehan (Eds.), Clerics, Kings and Vikings: Essays on Medieval Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2014). The Location of the Promised Land in Hiberno-Latin Literature. In Jacqueline Borsje, Ann Dooley, Seamus Mac Mathuna & Gregory Toner (Eds.), Celtic Cosmology: Perspectives from Ireland and Scotland, (pp. 93-111). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
  • Tipp, D., Wooding, J. (2010). Adomnán’s Voyaging Saint: The Cult of Cormac Ua Liatháin. In Jonathan M. Wooding with Rodeny Aist, Thomas Owen Clancy and Thomas O'Laughlin (Eds.), Adomnán of Iona: Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker, (pp. 237-252). Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Near-Eastern Monasticism and the Celtic West: Two Worlds of Derwas Chitty. In Jonathan M. Wooding (Eds.), Solitaries, Pastors and 20,000 Saints: Studies in the Religious History of Bardsey Island / Ynys Enlli, (pp. 105-145). Lampeter: Trivium Publications.
  • Jankulak, K., Wooding, J. (2010). The Life of St Elgar of Ynys Enlli. In Jonathan M. Wooding (Eds.), Solitaries, Pastors and 20,000 Saints: Studies in the Religious History of Bardsey Island / Ynys Enlli, (pp. 15-47). Lampeter: Trivium Publications.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). St Ninian: Archaeology and the dossier of a Saint’s Cult. In Jane Murray (Eds.), St Ninian and the Earliest Christianity in Scotland, (pp. 9-18). UK: British Archaeological Reports Limited.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). The Medieval and Early Modern Cult of St Brendan. In Steve Boardman, John Reuben Davies and Eila Williamson (Eds.), Saints' Cults in the Celtic World, (pp. 180-204). UK: Boydell & Brewer Ltd.
  • Jankulak, K., Wooding, J. (2009). Wales and England 800–1200. In Fulton, Helen~ (Eds.), A Companion to Arthurian Literature, (pp. 73-83). West Sussex: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Wooding, J. (2008). Saint and Beast. In G. Buron, H. le Bihan and B. Merdrignac (Eds.), A travers les îles celtiques: Mélanges en mémoire de Gwénaël Le Duc, (pp. 287-296). UK: Britannica Monastica.
  • Wooding, J. (2007). Island and Coastal Churches in Medieval Wales and Ireland. In Karen Jankulak and Jonathan M. Wooding (Eds.), Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages, (pp. 201-228). UK: Four Courts Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2007). The Figure of David. In J. Wyn Evans and Jonathan M. Wooding (Eds.), St David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation (Studies in Celtic History, 24), (pp. 201-2028). Woodbridge: Boydell Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2004). Issues in the Teaching of Insular Medieval Theology. In Paul Cavill (Eds.), The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England: Approaches to Teaching and Scholarship, (pp. 193-203). UK: D.S. Brewer.
  • Wooding, J. (2003). Fasting, Flesh and the Body in the St Brendan Dossier. In Jane Cartwright (Eds.), Celtic Hagiography and Saints' Cults, (pp. 161-176). UK: University of Wales Press.

Journals

  • Wooding, J. (2013). Historical-Theological Models of Pilgrimage as a Resource for Faith Tourism. Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice, 5(2), 61-72.
  • Wooding, J. (2011). The Date of Nauigatio S. Brendani Abbatis. Studia Hibernica, 37, 9-26.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). Reapproaching the Pagan Celtic Past: Anti-Nativism, Asterisk Reality and the Late-Antiquity Paradigm. Studia Celtica Fennica, 6, 61-74.
  • Wooding, J. (2007). 'It was in human nature to love one’s native land and make sacrifices for it.' Monumental Commemorations and Corporeal Relics in 1920s Irish Australia. History Australia, 4(2), 39.1-39.18. [More Information]
  • Wooding, J. (2005). The Munster Element in Nauigatio Sancti Brendani abbatis. Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 110, 33-47.

Conferences

  • Wooding, J. (2013). Invited Speaker: Navigating the Desert Monastic Space and Landscape in St Brendan's Voyage. 2013 International Conference on St Brendan, Parkview Room, Brandon Conference Centre, The Brandon Hotel, Tralee, Ireland.
  • Wooding, J., Winton, J. (2012). Incorporating the Parochial Landscape into Religious Tourism: Case-studies from Interpretation Projects in Wales and Wales - a pilgrimage country-afresh? Sustainable Religious Tourism: Commandments, Obstacles and Challenges, Lecce: Esperidi.
  • Wooding, J. (2011). Monasticism and the Immrama. 2011 XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.
  • Wooding, J. (2011). Recent research at St Davids cathedral. 156th Summer Meeting of the Royal Archaeological Institute, London: The Royal Archaeological Institute.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Invited Speaker. Holy Hiatus Performing Ritual, Community and Place 2010 Symposium and Workshop, Small World Theatre, Cardigan, West Wales, United Kingdom.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Invited Speaker: Christianity. 2010 Legacy of Rome: Wales AD 300-700, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Irish Voyages of Body and Soul: Early Irish Ships and Voyage Legends (Session Convenor). International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2010.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). Invited Speaker: The Cult of St Gildas. 2009 Conference: "Gildas Sapiens: New Perspectives", University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). Irish Saints and Orthodoxy: Incarnation, Work and Sunday Rest in Nauigatio S. Brendani Abbatis (Session Convenor). International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2009.
  • Wooding, J. (2008). The Reception of Early Irish Descriptions of Iceland. International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2008.

2014

  • Wooding, J. (2014). Peregrinatio in the Ocean, Spirituality and Reality. In Emer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan & John Sheehan (Eds.), Clerics, Kings and Vikings: Essays on Medieval Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2014). The Location of the Promised Land in Hiberno-Latin Literature. In Jacqueline Borsje, Ann Dooley, Seamus Mac Mathuna & Gregory Toner (Eds.), Celtic Cosmology: Perspectives from Ireland and Scotland, (pp. 93-111). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

2013

  • Wooding, J. (2013). Historical-Theological Models of Pilgrimage as a Resource for Faith Tourism. Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice, 5(2), 61-72.
  • Wooding, J. (2013). Invited Speaker: Navigating the Desert Monastic Space and Landscape in St Brendan's Voyage. 2013 International Conference on St Brendan, Parkview Room, Brandon Conference Centre, The Brandon Hotel, Tralee, Ireland.

2012

  • Wooding, J., Winton, J. (2012). Incorporating the Parochial Landscape into Religious Tourism: Case-studies from Interpretation Projects in Wales and Wales - a pilgrimage country-afresh? Sustainable Religious Tourism: Commandments, Obstacles and Challenges, Lecce: Esperidi.

2011

  • Wooding, J., Yates, N. (2011). A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2011). Monasticism and the Immrama. 2011 XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.
  • Wooding, J. (2011). Recent research at St Davids cathedral. 156th Summer Meeting of the Royal Archaeological Institute, London: The Royal Archaeological Institute.
  • Wooding, J. (2011). The Date of Nauigatio S. Brendani Abbatis. Studia Hibernica, 37, 9-26.

2010

  • Wooding, J., Aist, R., Clancy, T., O'Loughlin, T. (2010). Adomnán of Iona: Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • Tipp, D., Wooding, J. (2010). Adomnán’s Voyaging Saint: The Cult of Cormac Ua Liatháin. In Jonathan M. Wooding with Rodeny Aist, Thomas Owen Clancy and Thomas O'Laughlin (Eds.), Adomnán of Iona: Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker, (pp. 237-252). Dublin: Four Courts Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Invited Speaker. Holy Hiatus Performing Ritual, Community and Place 2010 Symposium and Workshop, Small World Theatre, Cardigan, West Wales, United Kingdom.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Invited Speaker: Christianity. 2010 Legacy of Rome: Wales AD 300-700, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Irish Voyages of Body and Soul: Early Irish Ships and Voyage Legends (Session Convenor). International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2010.
  • Grimley, A., Wooding, J. (2010). Living the Hours: Monastic Spirituality in Everyday Life. Norwich: Canterbury Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Near-Eastern Monasticism and the Celtic West: Two Worlds of Derwas Chitty. In Jonathan M. Wooding (Eds.), Solitaries, Pastors and 20,000 Saints: Studies in the Religious History of Bardsey Island / Ynys Enlli, (pp. 105-145). Lampeter: Trivium Publications.
  • Wooding, J. (2010). Solitaries, Pastors and 20,000 Saints: Studies in the Religious History of Bardsey Island / Ynys Enlli. Lampeter: Trivium Publications.
  • Jankulak, K., Wooding, J. (2010). The Life of St Elgar of Ynys Enlli. In Jonathan M. Wooding (Eds.), Solitaries, Pastors and 20,000 Saints: Studies in the Religious History of Bardsey Island / Ynys Enlli, (pp. 15-47). Lampeter: Trivium Publications.

2009

  • Wooding, J. (2009). Invited Speaker: The Cult of St Gildas. 2009 Conference: "Gildas Sapiens: New Perspectives", University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). Irish Saints and Orthodoxy: Incarnation, Work and Sunday Rest in Nauigatio S. Brendani Abbatis (Session Convenor). International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2009.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). Reapproaching the Pagan Celtic Past: Anti-Nativism, Asterisk Reality and the Late-Antiquity Paradigm. Studia Celtica Fennica, 6, 61-74.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). St Ninian: Archaeology and the dossier of a Saint’s Cult. In Jane Murray (Eds.), St Ninian and the Earliest Christianity in Scotland, (pp. 9-18). UK: British Archaeological Reports Limited.
  • Wooding, J. (2009). The Medieval and Early Modern Cult of St Brendan. In Steve Boardman, John Reuben Davies and Eila Williamson (Eds.), Saints' Cults in the Celtic World, (pp. 180-204). UK: Boydell & Brewer Ltd.
  • Jankulak, K., Wooding, J. (2009). Wales and England 800–1200. In Fulton, Helen~ (Eds.), A Companion to Arthurian Literature, (pp. 73-83). West Sussex: Blackwell Publishers.

2008

  • Wooding, J. (2008). Saint and Beast. In G. Buron, H. le Bihan and B. Merdrignac (Eds.), A travers les îles celtiques: Mélanges en mémoire de Gwénaël Le Duc, (pp. 287-296). UK: Britannica Monastica.
  • Wooding, J. (2008). The Reception of Early Irish Descriptions of Iceland. International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2008.

2007

  • Wooding, J. (2007). 'It was in human nature to love one’s native land and make sacrifices for it.' Monumental Commemorations and Corporeal Relics in 1920s Irish Australia. History Australia, 4(2), 39.1-39.18. [More Information]
  • Jankulak, K., Wooding, J. (2007). Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages. UK: Four Courts Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2007). Island and Coastal Churches in Medieval Wales and Ireland. In Karen Jankulak and Jonathan M. Wooding (Eds.), Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages, (pp. 201-228). UK: Four Courts Press.
  • Evans, J., Wooding, J. (2007). St David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation (Studies in Celtic History, 24). Woodbridge: Boydell Press.
  • Wooding, J. (2007). The Figure of David. In J. Wyn Evans and Jonathan M. Wooding (Eds.), St David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation (Studies in Celtic History, 24), (pp. 201-2028). Woodbridge: Boydell Press.

2005

  • Wooding, J. (2005). The Munster Element in Nauigatio Sancti Brendani abbatis. Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 110, 33-47.

2004

  • Wooding, J. (2004). Issues in the Teaching of Insular Medieval Theology. In Paul Cavill (Eds.), The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England: Approaches to Teaching and Scholarship, (pp. 193-203). UK: D.S. Brewer.

2003

  • Wooding, J. (2003). Fasting, Flesh and the Body in the St Brendan Dossier. In Jane Cartwright (Eds.), Celtic Hagiography and Saints' Cults, (pp. 161-176). UK: University of Wales Press.

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