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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

‘Curses and concepts: the lexicon of Dafydd ap Gwilym’s poetry’

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On Friday 1 February 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Prof. Dafydd Johnston, who discussed ‘Curses and concepts: the lexicon of Dafydd ap Gwilym’s poetry’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Dafydd ap Gwilym is widely seen as the finest medieval Welsh poet. He was the most prolific of his contemporaries, with 147 poems… Continue reading

‘Language and land in 12th and 13th century Ayrshire: Place-Names in the Earliest Cunninghame charters’

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On 16 October 2012, our seminar series continued with the University’s own, Professor Thomas Clancy, who discussed place names and charters from medieval Ayrshire, specifically the region of Cunninghame. Below is this listener’s summary of the lecture. Comparatively little work on place names in Ayrshire has been done and Thomas’ lecture was based upon preliminary… Continue reading