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‘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

‘The Battle of Clontarf 1014: Literature, Legend and Landscape’

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On November 24, 2015, the Centre welcomed Stephen Harrison (Glasgow) to discuss ‘The Battle of Clontarf 1014: Literature, Legend and Landscape.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Stephen’s research on the Battle of Clontarf began in 2008 with the Irish Battlefields Project, in which over 250 possible battle sites dating from AD… Continue reading

‘Reformation, Bloodfeud and East Coast Shipping: the Earls Marischal 1542-1623’

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On 17 November, 2015, the Centre welcomed Miles Kerr-Peterson (Glasgow) to discuss ‘Reformation, bloodfeud and east coast shipping: the Earls Marischal 1542-1623’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Miles’s research focuses on George Keith, the Fourth Earl Marischal, who was born in 1554 and became Earl after his grandfather’s death in 1580. He… Continue reading

‘New thinking on Govan Old’

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On 27 October, 2015, the Centre welcomed Susan Buckham (Stirling) to discuss ‘New thinking on Govan Old’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. It is well known that Govan Old was an important political centre of the kingdom of Strathclyde from the 9th through the 11th centuries AD. Thirty-one surviving carved stone monuments from… Continue reading

‘Werner Kissling – A Different Country: The story of the German ethnologist who made the first ever film in Gaelic’

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On 20 October, 2015, the Centre welcomed Mike Russell to discuss ‘Werner Kissling – A Different Country: The story of the German ethnologist who made the first ever film in Gaelic’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Werner Kissling was born in Breslau in 1895 to a wealthy Silesian brewing family. He enlisted in… Continue reading

‘Ireland and the beginnings of Scotland’

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On October 6th, 2015, the Centre welcomed Professor Dauvit Broun  to discuss ‘Ireland and the beginnings of Scotland’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Dauvit’s talk focused on the beginning and development of the kingdom and country of Scotland, not only as a political entity, but as a shared experience of its… 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

‘Mutual receptivities: Scotland and France during the Enlightenment’

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On 30th September 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof. Alexander Broadie to discuss ‘Mutual receptivities: Scotland and France during the Enlightenment’. This launched the ‘Scotland and Europe’ series convened by Dr Martin MacGregor and Dr Steven Reid. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. In this period, the Huguenot movement in France, in desperate need of pastors… 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? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’

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On 29 April 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof Stephen Driscoll (Director of the Centre) and Dr Ewan Campbell to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ series and follows Prof Bill Sweeney’s lecture. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Prof Driscoll began this… Continue reading