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‘Inchinnan: St Coval 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 400 Years… 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

‘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

‘Pop Culture Picts and the Imaginary Hadrian’s Wall’

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On 17 January, 2017, the Centre welcomed Dr. Adrián Maldonado (University of Glasgow) to discuss  ‘Pop Culture Picts and the Imaginary Hadrian’s Wall’. Adrián began by stating that, while this is not a typical topic for archaeologists, it is worth studying the messages that history-themed movies and video games convey to the general audience. While sometimes considered… Continue reading

‘Early Irish Migrations to Scotland – Difficulties, Debates and DNA’

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On 28 November, 2016, the Centre welcomed Cathy Swift (Director of Irish Studies in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) to discuss ‘Early Irish Migrations to Scotland – Difficulties, Debates and DNA.’ Diasporic peoples are becoming increasingly interested in where their ancestors came from, especially people from the United States and Australia. Recently, DNA analysis has… Continue reading

‘Anticipatory Ancestry: why relational pasts matter’

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On 8 March, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Nyree Finlay (Glasgow) to discuss ‘Anticipatory Ancestry: why relational pasts matter.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Nyree began by explaining that the aims of this lecture were to contextualize the venture into Ancestral Studies that she and Nicole Meehan are… Continue reading

‘On our terms: “Celtic” and “Celts”‘

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On December 1, 2015, the Centre welcomed Prof Thomas Owen Clancy (Glasgow) to discuss ‘On our terms: “Celtic” and “Celts”‘ for the 10th Annual Angus Matheson Memorial Lecture. The Annual Angus Matheson Memorial Lecture began in 2006 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Chair of Celtic in the University of Glasgow. Prof Angus… Continue reading

‘The Battle of Clontarf 1014: Literature, Legend and Landscape’

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On November 24, 2015, the Centre welcomed Stephen Harrison (Glasgow) to discuss ‘The Battle of Clontarf 1014: Literature, Legend and Landscape.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Stephen’s research on the Battle of Clontarf began in 2008 with the Irish Battlefields Project, in which over 250 possible battle sites dating from AD… Continue reading

‘Thinking local on the late medieval stronghold of Dùn Èistean, Isle of Lewis’

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On 13 October, 2015, the Centre welcomed Rachel Barrowman to discuss ‘Thinking local on the late medieval stronghold of Dùn Èistean, Isle of Lewis’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Rachel Barrowman presented some of the results of the excavations that took place at Dùn Èistean, a late medieval site which is located on… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’

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On 29 April 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof Stephen Driscoll (Director of the Centre) and Dr Ewan Campbell to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ series and follows Prof Bill Sweeney’s lecture. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Prof Driscoll began this… Continue reading