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Scottish Places and Imperial Spaces: St Kilda and Tobago

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On the evening of Tuesday 11th December 2018, the Centre was delighted to welcome two of our very own, Dr Stephen Mullen and Dr Andrew MacKillop, who concluded this year’s seminar series with a fascinating tag-team discussion of two very different ‘Scottish’ islands: St Kilda and Tobago. Our usual venue in 3 University Gardens was… Continue reading

The Temple of the Western Main: Recent research work on the Isle of Staffa

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Author: Aura Bockute, University of Glasgow (Archaeology) On the 13th of November the Centre welcomed Professor Siân Jones (Chair in Environmental History and Heritage at the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy at the University of Stirling) and Dr Stuart Jeffrey (Reader in Heritage Visualisation at the School of Simulation and Visualisation at Glasgow School… Continue reading

Dr Margaret Bennett – ‘The Cregeen Journals: Pathways to Sustainability of Land-Use, Language and Culture (CSCS and DASG collaborative event).

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On the 23rd October the Centre, along with DASG (the Digital Archives of Scottish Gaelic), jointly hosted distinguished ethnologist Dr Margaret Bennett for a seminar and book launch. Dr Bennett, whose notable works include The Last Stronghold: The Scottish Gaelic Traditions of Newfoundland (1989) and Oatmeal and the Catechism: Scottish Gaelic Settlers in Quebec (1998),… Continue reading

Professor Meg Bateman, ‘Fenian and Cù Chulainn Sites in the Isle of Skye’

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On the 16th October 2018 the Centre was delighted to welcome our third speaker of the semester – and the second in the Islands programme – Professor Meg Bateman. Professor Bateman is a senior lecturer at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, she has published extensively (both academic work as well as three collections of her own poetry),… Continue reading

‘Eòlas nan Naomh: Early Christianity in Uist’ – Professor Thomas Clancy and Dr Sofia Evemalm

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The new term of the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies seminar series commenced on the 25th September with Professor Clancy and Dr Evemalm’s presentation on their project Eòlas nan Naomh: Early Christianity in Uist. The project, which investigates early Christianity in Uist through place-names associated with Christianity, mainly hagiotoponyms, and archaeological evidence, is jointly… Continue reading

‘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

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

‘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