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‘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

‘A thousand years of Welsh scribes’

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On 10 May, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Daniel Huws of the National Library of Wales to discuss ‘A thousand years of Welsh scribes,’ which is based on his work on his forth-coming book ‘A Repertory of Welsh Manuscripts and Scribes.’ Daniel Huws became interested in Welsh poets and their manuscripts in… Continue reading

Inaugural Lecture: ‘Rethinking Scottish Origins’

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On 12 November 2013, the Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in Scottish History and Literature was held in the Humanity Lecture Theatre in the main building of the University of Glasgow. Professor Dauvit Broun, who shares the Chair with Professor Alan Riach, presented ‘Rethinking Scottish Origins’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture.… Continue reading

‘The ‘Interpenetration of Motifs’ and the Pictish contribution to Insular Art’

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On 30 April 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Cynthia Thickpenny who discussed  ‘The ‘Interpenetration of Motifs’ and the Pictish contribution to Insular Art’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Cynthia described ‘interpenetration of motifs’ in Pictish art as the interweaving of two distinct geometric or abstract designs. The strands link seamlessly, either large or… 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