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

‘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

‘Personal names and bynames in Late Medieval Scotland’

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On 9 May, 2017, the Centre welcomed Professor Stephen Boardman (University of Edinburgh) to discuss ‘Personal names and bynames in Late Medieval Scotland.’ In this lecture, Steve sought to discuss two areas of research: how Scottish aristocrats named their children at baptism between 1300 and 1500 AD, why descriptive and behavioral nicknames became attached to… Continue reading