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‘”The Political Imagination”: Irish Fantasy Writers and the Easter Rising’

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On 15 March, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Rob Maslen to discuss ‘”The Political Imagination”: Irish Fantasy Writers and the Easter Rising.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Rob Maslen began by explaining that the aim of this paper was to explore the concept of fantasy writing as a… Continue reading

‘Anticipatory Ancestry: why relational pasts matter’

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On 8 March, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Nyree Finlay (Glasgow) to discuss ‘Anticipatory Ancestry: why relational pasts matter.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Nyree began by explaining that the aims of this lecture were to contextualize the venture into Ancestral Studies that she and Nicole Meehan are… Continue reading

‘The Scots in Ulster and the Colonial “Enterprise” of Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, 1573-1575’

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On March 1, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Christopher McMillan (Glasgow) to discuss ‘The Scots in Ulster and the Colonial “Enterprise” of Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, 1573-1575.’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Chris explained that this paper is based largely on a specific chapter of his PhD… Continue reading

‘Land-assessment in Western Scotland’

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On February 9, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Denis Rixson (Mallaig) to discuss ‘Land-assessment in (Western) Scotland’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Denis began by explaining that, in Scotland, there are four types of land assessment: two non-fiscal and two based on currency. The two non-fiscal types… Continue reading

‘An Early Medieval Miscellany’

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On February 2, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies and the First Millennia Study Group welcomed Alice Blackwell of National Museums of Scotland to discuss ‘Revisiting Gaulcross: Europe’s northernmost post-Roman hacksilver hoard’, Dawn McLaren of AOC Archaeology Group to discuss ‘Recent Burials from Papa Westray, Orkney: an overview and initial thoughts’ and Ewan… Continue reading

‘Manufacturing Robert Burns, 1859-1896: George Square to Irvine Moor’

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On January 27, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies and the Centre for Robert Burns Studies welcomed Professor Chris Whatley (University of Dundee) to discuss ‘Manufacturing Robert Burns, 1859-1896: George Square to Irvine Moor’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. After Robert Burns’s death in 1796, he was celebrated and… Continue reading

‘George Campbell Hay/Deòrsa Mac Iain Dheòrsa (8 December 1915-1984):Celebrating the Centenary of a major Scottish poet’

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On December 8, 2015, the Centre welcomed Michel Byrne and Alan Riach (Glasgow) to discuss ‘George Campbell Hay/Deòrsa Mac Iain Dheòrsa (8 December 1915-1984): Celebrating the Centenary of a major Scottish poet.’ The evening was filled with wine, nibbles, and performances of George Campbell Hay’s poetry in celebration of his life. Michel and Alan were joined… Continue reading

‘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

Ecclesia Scoticana: The Irish and Scottish Church in the tenth to twelfth centuries’

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On 10 November, 2015, the Centre welcomed Alex Woolf (St Andrews) to discuss ‘Ecclesia Scoticana: The Irish and Scottish Church in the tenth to twelfth centuries’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Alex began by explaining that this seminar was based on his speculations concerning the status of the Scottish Church from the… 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