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‘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

‘The development of Gaelic language skills by adult learners’

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On 29 October 2013, the Centre was delighted to welcome Celtic & Gaelic’s own Nicola Carty, who discussed ‘The development of Gaelic language skills by adult learners’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Nicola’s research is focused on second language acquisition, and is supported by Soillse (the national research network for the maintenance and revitalisation of… Continue reading

‘Learning to love the marquis: A family story from clearance-era Sutherland’

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On 22 October 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Jim Hunter (University of the Highlands and Islands) who discussed ‘Learning to love the marquis: A family story from clearance-era Sutherland’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. After an introduction by Dr Martin MacGregor, Prof. Hunter began his lecture by outlining his unashamedly… Continue reading

Scotland and the Commonwealth: ‘Before Commonwealth: Early Imperial Scotland’

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On 15th October 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Dr Andrew MacKillop (University of Aberdeen) who discussed ‘Before Commonwealth: Early Imperial Scotland’. This lecture continued the ‘Scotland and the Commonwealth’ mini-series convened by Dr Lizanne Henderson. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Like Professor Finlay last week, Dr MacKillop stressed his talk focused… Continue reading

Centenary Lecture Series: ‘Glasgow’s Buried Legacy: 1500 years of growth, development and regeneration’

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On Thursday 27th June 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Driscoll who discussed ‘Glasgow’s Buried Legacy: 1500 years of growth, development and regeneration’ as part of the ongoing Centenary Lecture Series. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Professor Driscoll focused on archaeological evidence in order to unearth interesting insights into… Continue reading

‘Mourning the Maic Uislenn: Blood, Death and Grief in Longes Mac nUislenn and Oidheadh Chloinne hUisneach’

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On Tuesday 5 February 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Kate Mathis who discussed ‘Mourning the Maic Uislenn: Blood, Death and Grief in Longes Mac nUislenn and Oidheadh Chloinne hUisneach’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. This lecture was focused on Deirdre (Deirdriu) from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, specifically, her mourning of… Continue reading

‘The origins of the earldom of Lennox’

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On 27 November 2012, the Centre was pleased to welcome an old student of the University, Matthew Hammond, who discussed new work on ‘The origins of the earldom of Lennox’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. In the 12th century, the earldom of Lennox was not part of Scotland was we know it now.… Continue reading