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Translating Gaelic: Duncan Ban MacIntyre’s ‘Praise of Ben Doran’ and Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair’s ‘Birlinn of Clanranald’

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This week (13/02/2018), the Centre had the pleasure of welcoming our very own Professor Alan Riach. Alan is a professor here at the University of Glasgow within the Scottish Literature department, and the author of a vast number of works, the most recent of which is The Winter Book (Luath Press: Edinburgh, 2017). However, Professor… Continue reading

‘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

‘A bheil àite ann dha tùsan Gàidhlig ann an eachdraidh na Gàidhealtachd? (Is there a place for Gaelic sources in the history of the Gàidhealtachd?)’

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English summary below Air Dimàirt, an 14mh dhen Mhàrt, chuir Ionad Eòlas na h-Alba is na Ceiltis fàilte air an Dotair Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, à Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean. Fhuair an Dotair Stiùbhart a’ chiad ceum aige ann an cuspairean clasaigeach aig Oilthigh Oxford agus tha PhD aige bho Roinn… Continue reading

‘Còmhraidhean nan Cnoc. The Nineteenth Century Gaelic Prose Dialogue’ Book Launch

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On 31 January 2017, the Centre hosted a book launch for Dr. Sheila Kidd’s new book, ‘Còmhraidhean nan Cnoc. The Nineteenth Century Gaelic Prose Dialogue.’ A glowing review of the title, peppered with anecdotes from Sheila’s University days, was given by Dr. Sheila Kidd’s mentor, Professor Donald E. Meek. In addition to the refreshments provided, we… Continue reading

‘Roderick MacLean of Iona (d. 1553): a renaissance Humanist from the Western Isles’

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On 22 March, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Alan Macquarrie to discuss ‘Roderick MacLean of Iona (d. 1553): a renaissance Humanist from the Western Isles’ for the Second Annual John Durkan Memorial Lecture.  Dr. John Durkan was Senior Research Fellow in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow from 1976 until… 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

‘The Scots in Ulster and the Colonial “Enterprise” of Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, 1573-1575’

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On March 1, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Christopher McMillan (Glasgow) to discuss ‘The Scots in Ulster and the Colonial “Enterprise” of Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, 1573-1575.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Chris explained that this paper is based largely on a specific chapter of his PhD… Continue reading

‘George Campbell Hay/Deòrsa Mac Iain Dheòrsa (8 December 1915-1984):Celebrating the Centenary of a major Scottish poet’

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On December 8, 2015, the Centre welcomed Michel Byrne and Alan Riach (Glasgow) to discuss ‘George Campbell Hay/Deòrsa Mac Iain Dheòrsa (8 December 1915-1984): Celebrating the Centenary of a major Scottish poet.’ The evening was filled with wine, nibbles, and performances of George Campbell Hay’s poetry in celebration of his life. Michel and Alan were joined… 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

Ecclesia Scoticana: The Irish and Scottish Church in the tenth to twelfth centuries’

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On 10 November, 2015, the Centre welcomed Alex Woolf (St Andrews) to discuss ‘Ecclesia Scoticana: The Irish and Scottish Church in the tenth to twelfth centuries’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Alex began by explaining that this seminar was based on his speculations concerning the status of the Scottish Church from the… Continue reading