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36th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium

7- 9 October 2016 • The Thompson Room (Room 110) • Barker Center • 12 Quincy Street

2016 Colloquium Sessions

October 7, 2016
Dydd Gwener / Dé hAoine / Friday

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00-10:30 a.m. Session One

Opening remarks, Michaela Jacques & Katherine Leach

Session chair: Michaela Jacques

Georgia Henley (Harvard University)
“Historical Writing in West Wales: Compilation and Innovation in Exeter, Cathedral Library MS 3514”

Rebecca Shercliff (University of Cambridge)
“Beauty and the Beast: The Women of Tochmarc Ferbe”

Cameron Wachowich (University of Toronto)
“In Search of Worlds to Conquer: Alexandrian echoes in the Ulster Cycle”

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session Two

Session chair: Heather Newton

Jeremy Boggs (University of Virginia), Wes Hamrick (National University of Ireland, Galway), Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut), and Tom Scheinfeldt (University of Connecticut)
“Léamh: Learn Early Modern Irish – a digital guide to reading and paleography, c. 1200-1650”

Kathryn O’Neill (Harvard University)
"Annals Texts Outside the Chronicle of Ireland and their Significance"

Brian Frykenberg (Library, Museum of Printing, North Andover, MA)
“St. Mo-Ling the Ferryman and the Legend of Christopher”

1:45- 3:15 p.m. Session Three

Session chair: Gregory Darwin

David Dumville (University of Aberdeen)
“From Late Antiquity to Early Modernity: a History of Gaelic Literature, A.D. 250-1750”

Fiona Mackenzie (Archivist, Canna House - National Trust for Scotland)
“From Lochboisdale to Boisdale- A Creative Study of the Transatlantic Transmutation of ‘Diuram’, a Gaelic lullaby collected by John Lorne Campbell of Canna”

Ruairidh MacIver (University of Glasgow)
“Concentric Loyalties: Responses to the Military in Gaelic Women’s Poetry of the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries”

3:30- 5:00 p.m. Session Four

Session chair: Katherine Leach

Patrick Ford (Harvard University)
“Jerry Hunter's Y Fro Dywyll and Welsh Dissenters”

Dewi Huw Owen (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies University of Wales)
“Robinson Crusoe in Welsh”

Andrew Edwards (Bangor University)
“The National Gallery, Wales and War: the letters of Martin Davies, 1939-41”

5:15- 6:45 p.m. Session Five

Session chair: Patrick McCoy

Joseph Eska (Virginia Tech)
“Observations on underspecification in the Alphabet of Lugano”

Agnieszka Zajączkowska (Adam Mickiewicz University)
“Old English and the early Brythonic languages – identifying the areas for possible language contact"

Michael Weiss (Cornell University)
“The Paradigms of the Word for ‘house, home’ in Old Irish”

(Reception to follow in the Kates room, 2nd floor, Warren house)

October 8, 2016
Dydd Sadwrn/ Dé Sathairn / Saturday

9:00 -10:30 a.m. Session Six

Session chair: Kathryn O'Neill

Ranke de Vries (St. Francis Xavier University)
“The utility of narrative openers in analyzing early Irish literature”

Matthew Holmberg (Harvard University)
“Mind the Gaps! Making Sense of the Munster Genealogies”

Marie-Luise Theuerkauf (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
“Poems ascribed to Cináed ua hArtacáin in the Book of Leinster”

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session Seven

Session chair: Joseph Shack

Brianna Daigneault (University of Toronto)
Carw uncorn: The Unicorn in Peredur”

Liam A. Brannelly (Harvard University)
Dyn Ofydd: The Ovidian Career of Dafydd ap Gwilym”

Thomas Owen Clancy (University of Glasgow)
“Sequencing Dafydd ap Gwilym”

1:45- 3:15 p.m. Session Eight

Session chair: Matthew Holmberg

Morten Warmind (University of Copenhagen)
“Once More the Celtic Horse-Goddess! Or: Why Is Nobody Talking About Celtic Religion Anymore?”

Heather Newton (Harvard University)
“Consuming Power: Transformative Ingestion in Medieval Celtic and Scandinavian Literature”

Martina Maher (University of Glasgow/Uppsala University)
“‘Death be all that we can rightly depend on’: Or is it in the case of Fionn mac Cumhaill?”

3:30- 5:00 p.m. Session Nine

Session chair: Georgia Henley

Morgan Davies (Colgate University)
“Fathers to Think Back Through: Poetic Forebears in Late Medieval England and Wales”

Catrin Williams (Oxford University)
“The Concept of the ‘Tradition’ in the Work of the Cywyddwyr: A Discussion of the Work of Iolo Goch”

Shaun Evans (Bangor University)
“‘Metamorphosed into Englishmen?’ Welsh ancestral patriotism and the gentry of 16th and 17th century Wales”

5:15-6:15 P.M. Keynote Address

Chair: Catherine McKenna

Michael Linkletter (St. Francis Xavier University)
"Niagara Falls, the Sublime, and the Travelogues of a Minister from Gaelic Scotland in the 19th Century"

(Conference Dinner 7pm. Maharaja Restaurant, Harvard Square)
Map to Maharaja • 57 JFK Street

October 9, 2016
Dydd Sul/ Dé Domhnaigh / Sunday

9:00-10:30 a.m. Session Ten

Session chair: Joe Wolf

Laurie Stanley-Blackwell and Michael Linkletter (St. Francis Xavier University)
“Inscribing Ethnicity:  An Analysis of Gaelic Headstone Inscriptions in Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotia”

Niamh Ní Shiadhail (Uppsala University)
“The ‘Agallamh’ literary form in the poetry of Dáibhí de Barra (1757/8-1851)”

Philip O’Leary (Boston College)
“Accidental Playwright: León Ó Broin and Theatre in Irish”

10:45-12:15 P.m Session eleven

Session chair: L. A. Brannelly

Torsten Dörflinger (Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz) and Alicia Klaissle
“Immersion education in Brittany: The role of Diwan schools and their contribution to reviving the Breton language”

Zsuzsanna Renko-Michelsen (University of Helsinki)
“The Role of Adult Learners in Cornish Language Transmission”

Gregory Darwin (Harvard University)
Súil Uí Dhúbhdaigh le hÁrd na Ríogh': Oral Tradition and History on the Mayo-Sligo border

 

 

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