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‘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

‘Outside the Whale: Conceiving a Nation’

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On Tuesday, 26 September 2017 the Centre welcomed Gilbert Márkus (Glasgow) to discuss several themes behind his new book Conceiving a Nation. Prof Dauvit Broun highly recommended the book, stating that Márkus uses the entire range of textual material, including hagiography as literature and poetry, and places these materials in their archaeological context to create a bold new history… Continue reading

Historical Conversations – T. C. Smout

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Historical Conversations kicked off in the Kelvin Hall, University of Glasgow on 19 September 2017. In conversation with Dr. Catriona Macdonald, Reader in Late Modern Scottish History, Historiographer Royal T.C. Smout delighted the audience with a discussion of his stellar career in the academy, as well as the influences that shaped his work. One innovative… Continue reading

‘Celtic Fantasy: A Round-Table Discussion’

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On 2 May, 2017, the Centre welcomed Robert Maslen, Geraldine Parsons, and Thomas Clancy (University of Glasgow) to host a Celtic Fantasy Round-Table Discussion. In this seminar, each of the lecturers had chosen an early medieval text to compare and contrast with a modern fantasy novel which had been based on medieval stories. Both the… Continue reading

‘Patriotic Propaganda during the Rough Wooing: The Complaynt of Scotland (1549)’

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On 28 March, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Roger Mason (University of St Andrews) to discuss ‘Patriotic Propaganda during the Rough Wooing: The Complaynt of Scotland (1549)’ for the Third Annual John Durkan Memorial Lecture. Roger spoke about John Durkan, who he said was particularly encouraging of young scholars, including himself after he… Continue reading

‘A bheil àite ann dha tùsan Gàidhlig ann an eachdraidh na Gàidhealtachd? (Is there a place for Gaelic sources in the history of the Gàidhealtachd?)’

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English summary below Air Dimàirt, an 14mh dhen Mhàrt, chuir Ionad Eòlas na h-Alba is na Ceiltis fàilte air an Dotair Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, à Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean. Fhuair an Dotair Stiùbhart a’ chiad ceum aige ann an cuspairean clasaigeach aig Oilthigh Oxford agus tha PhD aige bho Roinn… Continue reading

‘Rethinking the archaeology of early medieval Iona: reassessment and recent work’

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On 7 March, 2017, the Centre, jointly with the First Millennia Studies Group, welcomed Prof Ewan Campbell and Dr. Adrián Maldonado (University of Glasgow) to discuss ‘Rethinking the archaeology of early medieval Iona: reassessment and recent work.’ The talk began with a segment of recently uncovered video footage of the 1938 restoration of Iona Abbey offered… Continue reading

‘James VI and I and the ‘dark corners’ of his kingdoms’

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On 28 February, 2017, the Centre welcomed Alison Cathcart (University of Strathclyde) to discuss ‘James VI and I and the ‘dark corners’ of his kingdoms’. Alison is a senior lecturer in History at the University of Strathclyde, who described herself as “a historian of the peripheries.” Below is this listener’s summary of the lecture.