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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Comparative Revivalism

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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Workshop on Comparative Revivalism

Friday 18th of November 2016 Ulster University Belfast Contributions should be 20 minutes in duration. Expressions of interest should be…

49th Editorial Board of Atlas Linguarum Europae

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The 49th Editorial Board of Atlas Linguarum Europae will be held from 15-19 June 2016 and will be hosted by the Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute at Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry, N Ireland, BT48 7JL.  It should be noted that there will be no academic events on Saturday 18th although there will be a short guided tour of approx.1 hour around Derry City at 12 pm at cost of £4 per person.

The conference package of £65 includes refreshments and lunches provided at Ulster University on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June and the conference dinner on the evening of Friday 17th June. Your place at the conference can be booked using the following link:

http://store.ulster.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=70

The recommended hotel for accommodation is The City Hotel, Queens Quay, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7AS, Telephone 028 71365800 where special conference rates are available. However places are limited and are based on a first-come first-served basis.  Please make your booking directly with the hotel using the following link:

https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?HotelID=17151&ProdID=651446&killcookie=1&LanguageID=1

Alternatively, Da Vinci’s Ramada Hotel is also located near the University campus and can be contacted on 028 7127 9111 or http://www.davincishotel.com

 

Éigse Loch Lao 2015

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Aoine 2 – Satharn 3 Deireadh Fómhair 2015
Ollscoil Uladh Béal Feirste/ Áras Mhic Reachtain
Téama: ‘1916 agus an Ghaeilge’

Is ar an téama 1916 agus an Ghaeilge a bheas Éigse Loch Lao 2015. Is iad Regina Uí Chollatáin, Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh, Alan Titley, Róisín Ní Ghairbhí, Ríonach Nic Congáil, Fionntán de Brún, agus Hugh Rowland a thabharfas na léachtaí agus beidh ceol againn oíche Shathairn le Clann Mhic Ruairí in Áras Mhic Reachtain (283-289 Bóthar Aontroma). Clár iomlán na hÉigse le fáil anseo/ Click here for full programme.

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Post-print Manuscript Cultures in Ireland, Scotland and Iceland [Conference]

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CONFERENCE ON ‘POST-PRINT MANUSCRIPT
CULTURES IN IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND ICELAND’
Date: 10 -11TH SEPTEMBER 2015,

Venue: UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER, DERRYThe overall objectives of this conference are (i) to look at the later Irish, Scottish and Icelandic manuscript cultures of this period in a comparative way, (ii) attempt to identify commonalities and differences between scribal practices in each country, and (iii) to establish further avenues for comparative study of the late manuscript tradition in the ‘Atlantic fringe’ area.

To book please use the eventbrite link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-print-manuscript-cultures-in-ireland-scotland-and-iceland-tickets-18325908285?aff=es2
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IRISH AND CELTIC STUDIES SUCCESS IN REF 2014

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The Irish and Cref2014_logoeltic Studies Research Institute at the University of Ulster is today celebrating an excellent performance in REF 2014 in which it was placed second in the UK in Celtic Studies. A total of 66% of our research was assessed as internationally excellent or better, with 25% of our work being deemed world-leading.

In terms of impact, which was introduced for the first time, Irish and Celtic Studies research was graded as 60% world-leading and 40% internationally excellent. Research environment was deemed to be 90% internationally excellent or world-leading while 50% of our outputs were assessed as being in the two highest categories (4* and 3*).

In total, 46 outputs were submitted by the ICSRI including 13 monographs and many articles published in leading international journals. Our world-leading impact was exemplified in two case studies entitled ‘Language Policy and Planning in Northern Ireland’ and ‘The History of the Irish Language in an Urban Environment’.

The ICSRI performance is grounded in its international collaborations which have driven the agenda for the continued internationalisation of the discipline through societies such as Societas Celtologica Nordica and Societas Celto-Slavica which focus on Celtic Studies in Nordic and Slavic countries respectively.

Professor Ailbhe Ó Corráin, Director of the ICSRI, welcomed the REF 2014 results saying “We are delighted to have been ranked so highly by HEFCE and are particularly happy that in the new category of impact our research was assessed as 100% world-leading or internationally excellent. This is also a resounding endorsement of our research environment and we gratified that so much of our research was assessed as being world-leading. This reaffirmation of our contribution to Irish and Celtic Studies gives renewed impetus to our core mission which is to produce cutting-edge research, with demonstrable impact, in an environment that unlocks creativity and will significantly advance the discipline.”

The Research Excellence Framework Exercise results for 2014 are now available on www.ulster.ac.uk/ref2014

An Droim Deileoir – The Great Famine and Language

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The Great Famine and Language:

Linguistics and Representation

University of Ulster, Belfast

26–28 March 2015

An Droim Deileoir (the barren ridge) is the location of Seosamh Mac Grianna’s classic short story of the Great Famine, ‘Ar an Trá Fholamh’ (On the Empty Shore). The fictional place name is a metaphor for the very crisis that was central to the making of modern Ireland, its society and economy, politics and culture. The concern here is language. The Great Famine accelerated the decline of the Irish language, and it left its mark on oral and print culture. More immediately, this mortality crisis precipitated a crisis of representation. How do you describe what you have seen? And language shaped how the hungry and diseased themselves understood and expressed their suffering. This bilingual conference assembles scholars from Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States to discuss the Great Famine and Language from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The keynote speakers are economist Cormac Ó Gráda, a leading authority on famine, and critic Terry Eagleton.

Ar an Droim Deileoir a thosaíonn gearrscéal iomráiteach sin Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna ‘Ar an Trá Fholamh’, mar a gcuirtear síos ar aimsir an Drochshaoil. Meafar atá sa logainm féin don ghéarchéim sin ónar eascair Éire na nua-aoise, idir shochaí, gheilleagar, pholaitíocht agus chultúr. Is ar theanga atá ár n-aird anseo. Thapaigh an Gorta Mór meath na Gaeilge agus d’fhág sé a lorg ar an chultúr béil agus ar chultúr an chló. Thairis sin, lean géarchéim léirithe an éigeandáil básmhaireachta seo. Cad é mar a chuirfeá síos ar a bhfaca tú? Agus mhúnlaigh teanga an tuiscint agus an friotal a bhí ag lucht Gorta agus plá ar a n-anás féin. Tiocfaidh scoláirí as Éirinn, an Ríocht Aontaithe agus S.A.M. le chéile don chomhdháil dhátheangach seo ina bpléifear impleachtaí iomadúla an Ghorta Mhóir i gcúrsaí teanga agus léirithe de réir réimse peirspictíochtaí agus disciplíní. Is iad Cormac Ó Gráda, eacnamaí agus saineolaí ar ghorta, agus Terry Eagleton, criticeoir, a thabharfas na príomhléachtaí.

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Éigse Loch Lao 2014

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Ollscoil Uladh i gcomhar le Cumann CultúrthaMhic Reachtain a bhunaigh Éigse Loch Lao chun léann agus litríocht na Gaeilge a cheiliúradh agus a bhuanú i gcathair Bhéal Feirste trí imeachtaí léannta agus sóisialta a thionscnamh ar bhonn bliantúil. Is as an dán sean-Ghaeilge a cumadh os cionn Loch Lao a baisteadh an Éigse agus tugtar Léacht Chuimhneacháin Roibeaird Mhic Ádhaimh (1808-95) in ómós duine de cheannródaithe athbheochan na Gaeilge sa chathair. Is de thraidisiún Gaeilge Bhéal Feirste an cumasc beo sin idir traidisiún dúchasach na Gaeilge agus traidisiún na hathbheochana sa chathair agus is é aidhm Éigse Loch Lao an traidisiún bisiúil sin a chomóradh agus a bhuanú.

Éigse Loch Lao was founded by the University of Ulster and Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain with the aim of celebrating and advancing Irish-language scholarship and literature in the city of Belfast through an annual series of events both scholarly/literary and social. The name Éigse Loch Lao (‘Literary assembly of Belfast Lough’) invokes the words of a ninth-century Irish poem composed from a vantage point over Loch Lao/ Belfast Lough and the ‘Robert ShipboyMacAdam (1808-95) Lecture’ pays tribute to one of the pioneers of the Irishlanguage revival in the city. This vital convergence of the native Irish tradition and the dynamic of the Irish revival in the city typifies the Irish language tradition in Belfast which Éigse Loch Lao embraces.

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Celtic Cosmology

Celtic CosmologyShort Lecture and Book Launch

Monday 9 June at 5.30 in the Minor Hall Magee

Jacqueline Borsje will give a brief talk on ‘The making of Celtic Cosmology’ and Ailbhe Ó Corráin will launch Celtic Cosmology: Perspectives from Ireland and Scotland edited by Jacqueline Borsje, Ann Dooley, Séamus Mac Mathúna and Gregory Toner, the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (2014).

Light refreshments will be provided

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Celto-Slavica 7

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celto-slavica 7

Societas Celto-Slavica, in association with the School of Welsh, Bangor University (Wales) and the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies announces its 7th colloquium to be held in Bangor University, Wales, between 4-6 September 2014, with a focus on the following aspects of Celtic Studies:

  • Celtic linguistics,
  • historical poetics of Celtic narrative traditions
  • Celtic archaeology and toponymy  of Central and South Eastern Europe, and
  • Modern Celtic literatures

Colloquium’s contributions will include

 John T. Koch (CAWCS, Aberystywth) ‘Indo-European from the east and Celtic from the west: reconciling models for languages in later prehistory’,

Tatyana A. Mikhailova (Moscow State University) ‘“Teaming of Islands”:  overcoming a monster by a Christian Saint as a motif of Irish Hagiography’

Jadranka Gvozdanovic (University of Heidelberg) ‘Northeastern Croatia in the light of Celtic heritage’

Elena Parina (Institute of Linguistics RAS (Moscow) / Philipps-Universität Marburg) ‘A comparative study in polysemous adjectives: ‘heavy’ in Welsh and Russian’

Ksenia Kudenko (St. Petersburg University) ‘The Survival of Aér ‘Satire’ in Early Christian Ireland’

Marina Snesareva (Moscow State University), ‘Palatalisation in L2 Irish – voiced consonants, deviations and ambiguity’

Steve Hewitt (UNESCO) ‘Welsh “syntactic mutation” and Arabic “faulty accusative”: case or configuration?’

Oksana Dereza (Moscow State University) ‘Polysemous adjectives in Goidelic languages: ‘heavy’ and ‘light’’

Anna Bondaruk (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) ‘PRO vs. overt subjects in Irish non-finite clauses – A Case-based analysis’

Dmitry Hrapof (Moscow) ‘Math Mathonvich: A New Mabinogi Translation into (Old) Russian’

Václav Blažek (University of Brno) ‘The northeast border of the Celtic world’

Krzysztof Jaskuła (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) ‘A diachronic analysis of the definite article in Irish’

Nikita Koptev (Russian State University for Humanities)Inis do do Mháthair gur Shábháil Biodaí Eibhlíne, a Báitheadh Fad ó Shin, or The Functions of Drowned People in Irish Folklore’

Grigory Grigor’yev (Russian State University for Humanities) ‘St. Patrick’s Crozier and its role in St. Patrick’s hagiography’

Linus Band (CAWCS, Aberystywth) ‘The History and Usage of Brythonic Compound Verbs with ‘to be’’

Vera Potopaeva (Moscow) ‘The Bold Queen: Some legal notes on Genemain Aeda Sláne

Tatyana Shingurova (Moscow) ‘The history of the 10th century’s Eoganachta according to Laud genealogies and tribal histories’

Dr Maxim Fomin (University of Ulster) will present a short talk on ‘Righteous Kings in Ireland and India’, followed by the book launch of Dr Fomin’s Instructions for Kings: Secular Images of Kingship in Early Ireland and Ancient India (Winter Universitäts Verlag, Heidelberg, 2013, 580 pp.).

Éigse Loch Lao 2013

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Pictured are (from left to right) Professor Alastair Adair (Provost of University of Ulster Belfast Campus), Dr Fionntán de Brún (Director of Éigse Loch Lao), Lord Mayor of Belfast, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and Professor Bertie Ó Corráin (Head of the Irish and Celtic Research Institute)

Pictured are (from left to right) Professor Alastair Adair (Provost of University of Ulster Belfast Campus), Dr Fionntán de Brún (Director of Éigse Loch Lao), Lord Mayor of Belfast, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and Professor Bertie Ó Corráin (Head of the Irish and Celtic Research Institute)

Ollscoil Uladh i gcomhar le Cumann CultúrthaMhic Reachtain a bhunaigh Éigse Loch Lao chun léann agus litríocht na Gaeilge a cheiliúradh agus a bhuanú i gcathair Bhéal Feirste trí imeachtaí léannta agus sóisialta a thionscnamh ar bhonn bliantúil. Is as an dán sean-Ghaeilge a cumadh os cionn Loch Lao a baisteadh an Éigse agus tugtar Léacht Chuimhneacháin Roibeaird Mhic Ádhaimh (1808-95) in ómós duine de cheannródaithe athbheochan na Gaeilge sa chathair. Is de thraidisiún Gaeilge Bhéal Feirste an cumasc beo sin idir traidisiún dúchasach na Gaeilge agus traidisiún na hathbheochana sa chathair agus is é aidhm Éigse Loch Lao an traidisiún bisiúil sin a chomóradh agus a bhuanú.

Éigse Loch Lao was founded by the University of Ulster and Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain with the aim of celebrating and advancing Irish-language scholarship and literature in the city of Belfast through an annual series of events both scholarly/literary and social. The name Éigse Loch Lao (‘Literary assembly of Belfast Lough’) invokes the words of a ninth-century Irish poem composed from a vantage point over Loch Lao/ Belfast Lough and the ‘Robert ShipboyMacAdam (1808-95) Lecture’ pays tribute to one of the pioneers of the Irishlanguage revival in the city. This vital convergence of the native Irish tradition and the dynamic of the Irish revival in the city typifies the Irish language tradition in Belfast which Éigse Loch Lao embraces.

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