Since 1981, the graduate students of the Harvard Celtic Department have organized and hosted the Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium and have published selected papers in The Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. The Colloquium attracts students and scholars from North America, Ireland, Great Britain and Europe, and welcomes paper proposals dealing with any aspect of the Celtic languages, their literatures and their cultures in any period, including papers with an interdisciplinary or theoretical perspective.

The Colloquium is held each year in October, and opens with the John V. Kelleher Memorial Lecture sponsored by the department on the Thursday afternoon of the Colloquium weekend.

36th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium

October 7, 8, and 9, 2016
The Thompson Room (Room 110)
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

The organizers of the 36th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium acknowledge with thanks the support of
The Provostial Funds Committee for the Arts and Humanities
The Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures & The Friends of Harvard Celtic Studies.

The 13th John V. Kelleher Memorial Lecture

Jerry Hunter
Professor of Welsh and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Welsh Medium and Civic Engagement
Bangor University

The Red Sword, the Sickle and the Author’s Revenge:
Welsh Literature and Conflict in the Seventeenth Century

Thursday, October 6th, 2016, 5:00 pm

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street Cambridge, Massachusetts


This event is open to members and invited guests of the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures. The public is invited to attend if space is available. Reception to follow.

Future Dates for the John V. Kelleher Lecture and the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. 
N.B.: Please note that these dates are tentative and may be subject to change.      

Fourteenth John V. Kelleher Lecture                                              October 5, 2017
Thirty-Seventh Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium                    October 6, 7, 8, 2017          

Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures · Harvard University
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street · Cambridge, MA 02138 · phone 617/ 495-1206 · fax 617/ 495-1010 · email us

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