Tag Archives: Early Medieval

‘Celtic Fantasy: A Round-Table Discussion’

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On 2 May, 2017, the Centre welcomed Robert Maslen, Geraldine Parsons, and Thomas Clancy (University of Glasgow) to host a Celtic Fantasy Round-Table Discussion. In this seminar, each of the lecturers had chosen an early medieval text to compare and contrast with a modern fantasy novel which had been based on medieval stories. Both the… Continue reading

‘Crafting Christian Landscapes: Early Medieval Stone Sculpture in North-Western Europe’

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On 14 February 2017, the Centre welcomed Anouk Busset (University of Glasgow) to discuss ‘Crafting Christian Landscapes: Early Medieval Stone Sculpture in North-Western Europe’. In this seminar, she discussed several case studies from her PhD research, including two from Sweden, two from Ulster, and one from Strathmore. She related each site to the theme of movement… Continue reading

‘Govan Young and Old: Towards a Sustainable Future’

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On 6 December 2016, the Centre welcomed Dr. Stephen Driscoll (University of Glasgow) and Dr. David Archibald (University of Glasgow Film & TV Studies) to discuss ‘Govan Old: towards a Sustainable Future’ and to present the short film Govan Young. Stephen began by saying that this lecture was meant to stimulate discussion on what constitutes sustainability and… Continue reading

‘Ireland and the Art of Stone Carving in Early Medieval Europe’

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Professor Roger Stalley, Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, gave the Dalrymple Lectures this year in the Sir Charles Wilson Building. His four lectures focused on different aspects of the art of stone carving of the Irish High Crosses. The abstracts from each of his lectures is provided below: Ireland and the art of stone… Continue reading

‘Looking behind Celts: views from an exhibition’

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On 26 April, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Fraser Hunter and Martin Goldberg from the National Museums of Scotland to discuss ‘Looking behind Celts: views from an exhibition.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Fraser Hunter began by explaining that the aim of this lecture was to discuss… Continue reading

‘An Early Medieval Miscellany’

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On February 2, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies and the First Millennia Study Group welcomed Alice Blackwell of National Museums of Scotland to discuss ‘Revisiting Gaulcross: Europe’s northernmost post-Roman hacksilver hoard’, Dawn McLaren of AOC Archaeology Group to discuss ‘Recent Burials from Papa Westray, Orkney: an overview and initial thoughts’ and Ewan… Continue reading