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‘Rethinking the archaeology of early medieval Iona: reassessment and recent work’

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On 7 March, 2017, the Centre, jointly with the First Millennia Studies Group, welcomed Prof Ewan Campbell and Dr. Adrián Maldonado (University of Glasgow) to discuss ‘Rethinking the archaeology of early medieval Iona: reassessment and recent work.’ The talk began with a segment of recently uncovered video footage of the 1938 restoration of Iona Abbey offered… Continue reading

‘Pop Culture Picts and the Imaginary Hadrian’s Wall’

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On 17 January, 2017, the Centre welcomed Dr. Adrián Maldonado (University of Glasgow) to discuss  ‘Pop Culture Picts and the Imaginary Hadrian’s Wall’. Adrián began by stating that, while this is not a typical topic for archaeologists, it is worth studying the messages that history-themed movies and video games convey to the general audience. While sometimes considered… Continue reading

‘Finn macCumaill’s Places’

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On 29 November, 2016, the Centre welcomed Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick (School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway) to discuss ‘Finn macCumaill’s Places’ for the Eleventh 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… Continue reading

‘Expanding the conversation: a previously unedited poem from Acallam na Senórach’

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On 8 November, 2016, the Centre welcomed Geraldine Parsons (University of Glasgow) to discuss ‘Expanding the conversation: a previously unedited poem from Acallam na Senórach’. Geraldine Parsons began by saying that this lecture focuses on a short section of the Acallam na Senórach, which she described as “a lengthy, complex vernacular literary narrative written circa 1200.” It is… Continue reading

‘Politics and the Public Domain in the Later Fifteenth Century’

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On 25 October, 2016, the Centre welcomed Claire Hawes (Aberdeen) to discuss ‘Politics and the Public Domain in the Later Fifteenth Century’. This lecture offered revisionist perspectives on the familiar ground of crown-magnate relations, which has dominated much of the historical scholarship on late medieval Scotland. At the heart of the discussion was the critical assertion… Continue reading

‘The Public History of Scotland and Caribbean Slavery’

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On 31 October, 2016, the Centre welcomed Dr Stephen Mullen (University of Glasgow), Louise Welsh (University of Glasgow), Jude Barber (Glasgow) and Michael R. E. Hopcroft (University of Dundee) to discuss ‘The Public History of Scotland and Caribbean Slavery’. This consisted of three twenty-minute presentations: ‘The Myth of the white Scottish Slaves’ by Stephen Mullen, ‘Highland… Continue reading

‘Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwilym’

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On 18 October, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed our own Thomas Clancy, Professor of Celtic at the University of Glasgow, to discuss ‘Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwilym.’ He began by saying that this lecture was largely the result of thoughts that arose while editing his father’s most recent book, The Poems of Dafydd Ap Gwilym. Professor Joseph P. Clancy… Continue reading

‘An inventory of a fragment of Alexander Seton’s library at Pinkie House’

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On 17 May, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Ian Campbell, Professor of Architectural Theory and History at the University of Edinburgh, to discuss ‘An inventory of a fragment of Alexander Seton’s library at Pinkie House.’ He is currently the convenor of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association. This lecture was based on his work… Continue reading

‘The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland 1124-1290’

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On 3 May 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Alice Taylor (King’s College London) to discuss ‘The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland 1124-1290,’ the title of her newly published book. Professor Dauvit Broun interviewed Alice Taylor about the methods by which she explored the material, how her book relates to… 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