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‘Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwilym’

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On 18 October, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed our own Thomas Clancy, Professor of Celtic at the University of Glasgow, to discuss ‘Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwilym.’ He began by saying that this lecture was largely the result of thoughts that arose while editing his father’s most recent book, The Poems of Dafydd Ap Gwilym. Professor Joseph P. Clancy… 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

‘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

‘Scottish football and Scandinavia, 1898-1914: the future of “European” popular culture?’

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On 14th October 2014, the Centre welcomed Dr Matthew McDowell to discuss ‘Scottish football and Scandinavia, 1898-1914: the future of “European” popular culture?’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. In this period, association football was the populist sport, especially among men in heavy industry. Hyper-masculine to the extent that women’s football was banned, the growing… Continue reading

‘Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte and his Gaelic Interests’

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On 8th October 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof. Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh to discuss ‘Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte and his Gaelic Interests’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte (January 4, 1813 – November 3, 1891) was the third son of Prince Lucien, Napoleon’s second surviving brother. A polymath (and polyglot), Louis… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Celtic Perspectives on Multiculturalism’

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On 20 May 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Thomas Clancy to discuss  ‘How British is Scotland? Celtic Perspectives on Multiculturalism’. This was the penultimate lecture in the ‘How British is Scotland?’ series, and followed Professor Driscoll and Dr Campbell’s joint-lecture in April. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. It is probably no… Continue reading

‘Kenneth Jackson and the Pictish language: Deep Roots and a Long Arm’

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On 26 February 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Guto Rhys, who discussed ‘Kenneth Jackson and the Pictish language: Deep Roots and a Long Arm’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. This lecture aimed to assess the influences and impact of Kenneth Jackson’s scholarship on the Pictish language, with less emphasis placed upon linguistic… Continue reading