‘Scotland on the Early Modern European Cultural Map’ – Prof Alasdair MacDonald and Dr Steven Reid

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On the 22nd of January 2019, the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming Prof Alasdair MacDonald (Emeritus Professor of English Language and Literature of the Middle Ages, University of Groningen), and our very own Dr Steven Reid (Senior Lecturer in Scottish History, University of Glasgow). The focus of the evening was ‘Scotland on the Early… Continue reading

Professor Gabriel Cooney on the Archaeology of Lambay/Reachrú

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On January 15th, the Centre welcomed Gabriel Cooney, Professor of Celtic Archaeology at University College Dublin and expert in Neolithic Britain and Ireland with a focus on islands and seascapes.  Professor Cooney presented on the history of settlement on Lambay. Lambay is one of the small group of islands off the Dublin coast. He set… Continue reading

Royal and monastic island of early medieval Corcu Duibne by Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin

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The Centre started the New Year in continuing the seminar series Islands with a talk by Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin, an expert in early medieval archaeology of Ireland and lecturer at the University College Cork, Ireland, Department of Archaeology. He presented an overview of landscape research on the islands in the early monastic regional kingdom… Continue reading

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

Islands in the Sun? The Gaelic World in Archipelagic Politics c. 1400–c. 1600

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On the evening of Tuesday 6th November, the Centre was delighted to welcome Dr Simon Egan, who continued our Islands theme with a stimulating introduction to his current research project, which investigates the role played by the ‘Gaelic world’ in the wider political theatre of the Atlantic Archipelago (aka the British Isles) from the 15th… 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