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‘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

‘Lament for the Dead in Early Irish Tradition: A Gendered Genre?’

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On February 24, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Alexandra Bergholm (Helsinki) to discuss ‘Lament for the Dead in Early Irish Tradition: A Gendered Genre?’ Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Alexandra began by describing the lament as a funerary ritual expression or articulation of a significant experience of loss. The… Continue reading

‘William Carstares in the Netherlands: The Making of a Moderate Mind’

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On 18 November 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome Esther Meijers (University of Reading) to discuss ‘William Carstares in the Netherlands: The Making of a Moderate Mind’. This continued the ‘Scotland and Europe’ series. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. William Carstares (1649-1715) was the most prominent clergyman and politician in late-seventeenth and… Continue reading

‘A Murder Mystery from Barra: The Killing of the Big Parson, 1609’

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On 11 February 2014, the Centre was delighted to welcome Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart (University of Edinburgh and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig) to discuss ‘A Murder Mystery from Barra: The Killing of the Big Parson, 1609’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Dr Stiùbhart’s presentation examined a ‘single historical anecdote’: the murder of an island clergyman… Continue reading

‘A source-book for senchas? Educational miscellanea in B.L. Egerton 1782’

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On 12 March 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Abigail Burnyeat from the University of Edinburgh, who discussed, ‘A source-book for senchas? Educational miscellanea in B.L. Egerton 1782’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. The Egerton 1782 manuscript, found in the Egerton Collection of the British Library in London is an Irish vellum manuscript,… Continue reading