‘Ireland and the Art of Stone Carving in Early Medieval Europe’

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Professor Roger Stalley, Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, gave the Dalrymple Lectures this year in the Sir Charles Wilson Building. His four lectures focused on different aspects of the art of stone carving of the Irish High Crosses. The abstracts from each of his lectures is provided below: Ireland and the art of stone… Continue reading

‘Expanding the conversation: a previously unedited poem from Acallam na Senórach’

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On 8 November, 2016, the Centre welcomed Geraldine Parsons (University of Glasgow) to discuss ‘Expanding the conversation: a previously unedited poem from Acallam na Senórach’. Geraldine Parsons began by saying that this lecture focuses on a short section of the Acallam na Senórach, which she described as “a lengthy, complex vernacular literary narrative written circa 1200.” It is… Continue reading

‘Politics and the Public Domain in the Later Fifteenth Century’

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On 25 October, 2016, the Centre welcomed Claire Hawes (Aberdeen) to discuss ‘Politics and the Public Domain in the Later Fifteenth Century’. This lecture offered revisionist perspectives on the familiar ground of crown-magnate relations, which has dominated much of the historical scholarship on late medieval Scotland. At the heart of the discussion was the critical assertion… Continue reading

‘The Public History of Scotland and Caribbean Slavery’

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On 31 October, 2016, the Centre welcomed Dr Stephen Mullen (University of Glasgow), Louise Welsh (University of Glasgow), Jude Barber (Glasgow) and Michael R. E. Hopcroft (University of Dundee) to discuss ‘The Public History of Scotland and Caribbean Slavery’. This consisted of three twenty-minute presentations: ‘The Myth of the white Scottish Slaves’ by Stephen Mullen, ‘Highland… Continue reading

‘Scots Law and the British Empire, c. 1750-1820’

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On 29 September, 2016, the Centre welcomed Andrew Mackillop from the University of Aberdeen to discuss ‘Scots Law and the British Empire, c. 1750-1820.’ Below is a short summary of his lecture. This paper grew out of the Andrew Mackillop’s long-standing interest in studying the experiences of the Scots, Irish and Welsh within the British Indian… Continue reading

‘Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwilym’

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On 18 October, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed our own Thomas Clancy, Professor of Celtic at the University of Glasgow, to discuss ‘Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwilym.’ He began by saying that this lecture was largely the result of thoughts that arose while editing his father’s most recent book, The Poems of Dafydd Ap Gwilym. Professor Joseph P. Clancy… Continue reading

‘An inventory of a fragment of Alexander Seton’s library at Pinkie House’

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On 17 May, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Ian Campbell, Professor of Architectural Theory and History at the University of Edinburgh, to discuss ‘An inventory of a fragment of Alexander Seton’s library at Pinkie House.’ He is currently the convenor of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association. This lecture was based on his work… Continue reading

‘A thousand years of Welsh scribes’

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On 10 May, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Daniel Huws of the National Library of Wales to discuss ‘A thousand years of Welsh scribes,’ which is based on his work on his forth-coming book ‘A Repertory of Welsh Manuscripts and Scribes.’ Daniel Huws became interested in Welsh poets and their manuscripts in… Continue reading

‘The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland 1124-1290’

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On 3 May 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Alice Taylor (King’s College London) to discuss ‘The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland 1124-1290,’ the title of her newly published book. Professor Dauvit Broun interviewed Alice Taylor about the methods by which she explored the material, how her book relates to… Continue reading

‘Looking behind Celts: views from an exhibition’

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On 26 April, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Fraser Hunter and Martin Goldberg from the National Museums of Scotland to discuss ‘Looking behind Celts: views from an exhibition.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Fraser Hunter began by explaining that the aim of this lecture was to discuss… Continue reading