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Dr Joanna Kopaczyk on Polonia Scotorum colonia: Scottish early modern immigrants in a multilingual setting

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by Katharine McCrossan On Tuesday 19th November, the Centre was delighted to welcome Dr Joanna Kopaczyk (Senior Lecturer in Scots and English, University of Glasgow). Dr Kopaczyk is a historical linguist whose research interests include the medieval and early modern history of the Scots language and the early modern Scots diaspora abroad, specifically in Central… Continue reading

Book launch and talk: Scotland in Early Medieval Europe by Dr Alice Blackwell and Dr Ewan Campbell

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On the 5th of November the Centre held a book launch event, presented by Dr Alice Blackwell (National Museum of Scotland) and Dr Ewan Campbell (University of Glasgow, Archaeology). Dr Blackwell introduced their new edited volume Scotland in Early Medieval Europe. The book is free to read online, available in PDF and is print on… Continue reading

Personal Names and Naming Practices in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland with Dr Matthew Hammond

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Blog post author: Craig Conner On Tuesday 15th of October, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies gladly welcomed Dr Matthew Hammond, research associate at King’s College London and a leading expert on the development of Medieval Scotland from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries. Dr Hammond’s research interests include Scottish charters and land-holding structures,… Continue reading

Simon Taylor ‘Trans Dorsum Brittaniae: 717-2017: A Walk across the Spine of Britain’

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On the 1st of October 2019 Dr Simon Taylor (best known for his pioneering work on the place-names of Fife and, most recently, Kinross-shire) continued the Centre’s unofficial mini-series of travel presentations by delivering a captivating talk on his 2017 expedition across the ‘Spine of Britain, from Dunkeld to Iona. Explaining that the idea for… Continue reading

Exploring the shore of the Gael by sailboat with Dr Stephen Harrison and Professor Stephen Driscoll

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This year’s seminar series began with a fascinating travel presentation about a two-week sailboat trip from Largs to Kerrara Island and back with an exploration of medieval archaeology on the islands in between. The talk was delivered by Dr Stephen Harrison and Professor Stephen Driscoll, lecturers in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. Before introducing… Continue reading