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‘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

‘Plantation in the Hebrides: the Dutch in Stornoway, 1628-31’

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On 2 December, the Centre was delighted to welcome Dr Aonghas MacCoinnich to discuss ‘Plantation in the Hebrides: the Dutch in Stornoway, 1628-31’, which continued the ‘Scotland and Europe’ series. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. The plantation in question was not one of foreign aggression, but instead it was a Clan Mackenzie… 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

‘How British is Scotland? Britain and Scottish Independence in the Middle Ages’

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On 25 February 2014, the Centre welcomed Professor Dauvit Broun to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Britain and Scottish Independence in the Middle Ages’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ mini-series. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Elaborating on many of the ideas and themes from his recent Inaugural Lecture,… Continue reading

‘A Murder Mystery from Barra: The Killing of the Big Parson, 1609’

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On 11 February 2014, the Centre was delighted to welcome Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart (University of Edinburgh and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig) to discuss ‘A Murder Mystery from Barra: The Killing of the Big Parson, 1609’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Dr Stiùbhart’s presentation examined a ‘single historical anecdote’: the murder of an island clergyman… Continue reading

‘The Massacre of Eigg in 1577’

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On 28 January 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome Ross Crawford to discuss ‘The Massacre of Eigg in 1577’. Below are the lecture slides and a brief summary. This presentation analysed the alleged massacre of Eigg in 1577, in which the MacLeods of Harris raided the island and asphyxiated the Clanranald population in a cave.… Continue reading

‘Language and Religion in Ireland 1800-1870’

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On 26 November 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Dr Aidan Doyle (University College Cork) who discussed ‘Language and Religion in Ireland 1800-1870′. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. The traditional view of this period maintains the Irish language was in sharp decline between 1800-1870, in an epoch deemed the ‘Great… Continue reading

‘Hector or Conall Cearnach: Heroic Choices in MacMhuirich Poetry’

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On 19 November 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Celtic & Gaelic’s own Dr Sìm Innes who discussed ‘Hector or Conall Cearnach: Heroic Choices in MacMhuirich Poetry’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Dr Innes began his lecture with a weighty introduction into the world of medieval bardic poetry. Encompassing the period of… Continue reading

Inaugural Lecture: ‘Rethinking Scottish Origins’

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On 12 November 2013, the Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in Scottish History and Literature was held in the Humanity Lecture Theatre in the main building of the University of Glasgow. Professor Dauvit Broun, who shares the Chair with Professor Alan Riach, presented ‘Rethinking Scottish Origins’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture.… Continue reading