W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Institute and the Centre for Medieval Studies
Michael Ryan, from Dublin, Ireland, is also the Celtic Studies Program's Philip and Linda Armstrong Visiting Scholar for 2013–2014. Dr Ryan will be on campus from January to April 2014 and will teach a course on Celtic Archaeology. Among the many prestigious positions he has held in the fields of Irish archaeology and museums are: President of the Royal Irish Academy; Director of the Chester Beatty Library (where he established it in its new home in the grounds of Dublin Castle); Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland; and currently lecturer on Celtic and Viking Ireland at University College Dublin.
- 2013–2014 - Distinguished Visiting Scholar