‘In pursuit of the Scotto-Norse: Reconsidering the Viking Graves of Scotland’ – Dr Stephen Harrison (UoG)

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On the 8th May the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming our very own Dr Stephen Harrison to discuss his latest research ‘In Pursuit of the Scotto-Norse: Reconsidering the Viking Graves of Scotland’. Stephen used this opportunity to ‘stick his neck out’ and play with some thoughts and theories that he has developed following on… Continue reading

Fourth Annual John Durkan Memorial Lecture: Sally Mapstone, ‘Dunbar and Colophons’

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On Tuesday 27th March, the Centre was delighted to welcome Prof. Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Andrews, to deliver the Fourth Annual John Durkan Memorial Lecture. These lectures were established and named in honour of Dr John Durkan (1914–2006), an intellectual giant in the field of Scottish history, focusing on… Continue reading

Translating Gaelic: Duncan Ban MacIntyre’s ‘Praise of Ben Doran’ and Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair’s ‘Birlinn of Clanranald’

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This week (13/02/2018), the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming our very own Professor Alan Riach. Alan is a professor here at the University of Glasgow within the Scottish Literature department, and the author of a vast number of works, the most recent of which is The Winter Book (Luath Press: Edinburgh, 2017). However, Professor… Continue reading

The Black Loch of Myrton: The Evolution of a Defended Iron Age Settlement in a Wetland Setting (First Millenia Study Group Event)

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On Tuesday 6th February 2018, the Centre was delighted to welcome Anne Crone (Project Manager) and Graeme Cavers (Director) of AOC Archaeology to discuss some of their findings from the excavation of an Iron Age wetland settlement at the Black Loch of Myrton. The meeting was one of a series of lectures facilitated by the… Continue reading

Ronald Black: ‘How Did the Reformation Change the Gaelic World?’

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On Tuesday 28 November, the Centre was delighted to welcome Ronald Black, one of the most distinguished scholars of Gaelic literature and culture, to deliver the 12th Annual Angus Matheson Lecture. This year marks the 61st anniversary of the appointment of Angus Matheson as first Chair of Celtic at the University, a post he would… Continue reading

‘Inchinnan: St Conval to All Hallows’

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On Tuesday 7 November 2017 the Centre welcomed back Dr Heather James of Calluna Archaeology, who offered us a fascinating glimpse at the preliminary findings of a recent community excavation at the site of All Hallows, Inchinnan in Renfrewshire, of which she was the lead archaeologist. Titled ‘St Conval to All Hallows: Over 1400 Years… Continue reading

Historical Conversations: Medieval Scottish History Panel, 10 October 2017

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Historical Conversations hosted its second event on 10 October 2017, with a discussion about medieval Scottish history. The speakers were Prof. Thomas Clancy (University of Glasgow), Prof. Stephen Driscoll (University of Glasgow), Prof. Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow), and Prof. Steve Boardman (University of Edinburgh). The event included a display of three medieval documents from… Continue reading

‘Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland’

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This week (24th October 2017), the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming our very own Professor Carole Hough (University of Glasgow) who gave a fascinating talk on ‘Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland’. Professor Hough, who is a Professor of Onomastics within the School of Critical Studies, is currently heading the Recovering the Earliest… Continue reading

‘Place Names of Kinross-shire’

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On Tuesday 17th October 2017, the Centre was delighted to welcome Drs Simon Taylor, Peter McNiven and Eila Williamson (University of Glasgow) to 3 University Gardens for the launch of their new book, The Place Names of Kinross-shire. Professor Thomas Clancy had the pleasure of introducing the authors. The book is the 7th volume of a much… Continue reading