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  • 32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    28 Jun
    32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    The 32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists will take place in University College Cork on 28-30 June 2018 – please see http://www.irishmedievalists.com/ for conference details. The call for papers has now closed; the timetable will be confirmed closer to the time of the conference itself.

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  • CORK STUDIES IN CELTIC LITERATURES

    09 Nov
    CORK STUDIES IN CELTIC LITERATURES

    Tadhg Ó Síocháin, The Case of the Abbot of Drimnagh: A Medieval Irish Story of Sex-Change, Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures 2 (launched 9 November): publication in departmental series.

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  • The Nineteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    11 Nov
    The Nineteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The 19th annual Irish Texts Society Seminar was held on 11 November, hosted by the Combined Departments of Irish. Five lectures were presented, dedicated to the tale Tóraigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne and to its editor for the Society, Nessa Ní Shéaghdha: the speakers were Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin (Nua-Ghaeilge), Dr Kevin Murray and, from outside UCC, Prof. M. del Henar Velasco López (Salamanca), Prof. Natasha Sumner (Harvard) and Prof. Ruairí Ó hUiginn (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies). The seminar was also the occasion for the launch of two new Society publications: a collection of the Latin and vernacular Lives of Saint Ailbhe, edited by Professor Emeritus Pádraig Ó Riain; and the proceedings of last year's seminar, The Matter of Britain in Medieval Ireland: Reassessments, edited by Professor John Carey.

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  • Palaeography Workshop

    05 Sep
    Palaeography Workshop

    The interdisciplinary module CC6008 is going from strength to strength. The workshop was held in the first week of the semester and both taught MA and structured Ph.D. students from a range of disciplines, including History, English, Digital Humanites, Archaeology and Medieval Irish, are taking the module for credit. Students from other universities, notably, UCD, TCD and Queens also attended.

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  • Book Launch

    07 Sep
    Book Launch

    The Early Finn Cycle by Kevin Murray to be launched by Dr Liam P. Ó Murchú on Thursday 7th September at 4.30 pm, in the Seomra Caidrimh (ORB G23), UCC. All Welcome!

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  • Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures

    11 Apr
    Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures

     

    The Department of Early and Medieval Irish has established a series of scholarly monographs, Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures; Dr Kevin Murray is series editor. The series as a whole was officially launched on 11 April 2017 with a lecture by Dr Geraldine Parsons (Glasgow) on 'A Fresh Start for a Familiar Tale: The Opening of Acallam na Senórach in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 487'.

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  • Congratulations to our newest MA graduates!

    22 Feb
    Congratulations to our newest MA graduates!
    Back row, from left:Cian Ó Cionnfhaolaidh, Austin Rushnell, Trenton Whitt, Jim Reid
    Front row, from left: Catherine Kane, Courtney Selvage, Maria Hallinan
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  • Guest Lecturer

    23 Nov
    Guest Lecturer
    Department of Early and Medieval Irish Seminar
     
    Dr Katja Ritari
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
     
    The pagan past, the story of conversion 
    and Christian identities in early medieval Ireland
     
    Wednesday 23rd November at 3pm
    ORB G20 
     
    All Welcome
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  • Charms, Charmers and Charming Conference

    06 May
    Charms, Charmers and Charming Conference

    On Friday 6 May-Saturday 8 May there took place at UCC the 9th Conference of the International Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming, jointly hosted by the Department of Folklore and Ethnology, the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, and the Department of the Study of Religions. The papers included “Tres Boni Fratres in the Irish Tradition” by Ilona Tuomi, currently a PhD student in the Department of Early and Medieval Irish; and “The Dagda’s Spell in Tochmarc Emire” by Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, who received her doctorate from the Department last year. The concluding keynote lecture, “Charms in Medieval Irish Tales: Tradition, Adaptation, Invention”, was given by Prof. John Carey.

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  • The Eighteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    05 Nov
    The Eighteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The Eighteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar will take place on Saturday, 5 November, 2016 in University College Cork under the auspices of the Department of Early and Medieval Irish in association with the Department of Modern Irish. The subject of this year’s event will be Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil / Eachtra Mhacaoimh-an-Iolair: Two Irish Arthurian Romances, edited by R.A. Stewart Macalister, Irish Texts Society, Main Series vol. 10 (1908). The programme is available here: http://irishtextssociety.org/seminar.html

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  • Charms, Charmers and Charming Conference

    06 May
    Charms, Charmers and Charming Conference

    9th Conference of the International Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming  

    Charms, Charmers and Charming: Innovation and Tradition

    Friday 6th – Sunday 8th May, 2016

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  • New Locus Volume

    20 Apr
    New Locus Volume

    New Locus volume published.

    Pádraig Ó Riain, Kevin Murray and Emma Nic Cárthaigh, Historical Dictionary of Gaelic Placenames / Foclóir Stairiúil Áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 6 / Fascúl 6 [Cóbh-Cutloch] (Irish Texts Society, London, 2016) xxxvii + 199pp. ISBN: 978-0-9575661-6-3.

    See Irish Texts Society website for more details.

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  • Book Launch

    06 Nov
    Book Launch

    Book Launch

    Sacred Histories: A Festschrift for Máire Herbert, edited by John Carey, Kevin Murray and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh.

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  • The Seventeenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    07 Nov
    The Seventeenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The Department of Early and Medieval Irish in association with the Department of Modern Irish organised the annual Irish Texts Society Seminar which took place on Saturday, 7 November, 2015. The subject of this year’s gathering was the medical text Rosa Anglica. The proceedings of the seminar of 2014, The Poems of Blathmac Son of Cu Brettan: Reassessments, edited by Professor Pádraig Ó Riain, were launched on the day. This volume was published by the Irish Texts Society: http://irishtextssociety.org/.

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  • Guest Lecturer

    21 Oct
    Guest Lecturer

    On Wednesday 21 October, 2015, Professor Barry Lewis of the School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, presented a paper to the Departmental research seminar. This lecture was entitled ‘Magna, sister of St David: a case-study in hagiographical invention in medieval Wales, Brittany and Ireland.’

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Roinn na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge / Department of Early and Medieval Irish

Bloc A, Urlár na Talún, Áras Uí Rathaille / Block A, Ground Floor, O'Rahilly Building, UCC, Cork

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