The Wandering Word: the travels of insular manuscripts
Dublin, Ireland Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
- organised (or hosted) by: Early Irish Manuscripts Project
- website: http://www.tcd.ie/Library/early-irish-mss/conference/
Manuscripts are by their nature portable. In some cases portability is inherent in their design, such as the pocket- gospels of the Insular world. In other cases it becomes clear through physical location; echoes of the nomadic nature of Insular texts are found in library collections across the Continent and beyond, whether in the survival of whole or fragmentary Insular texts, or through resonances of their distinctive style emulated in scriptoria far beyond British or Irish shores.
Travel through time has also left its mark. Physical alterations to manuscripts, the history of their ownership and the traditions associated with them all help to build a picture of changing attitudes towards manuscripts as physical objects over the past millennium and the different meanings that they may have conveyed.
The Bank of America Trinity College Early Irish Manuscripts Project is concerned with the conservation, digitization and art historical study of four such itinerant and mutable texts: Codex Usserianus Primus, the Book of Dimma, the Book of Mulling and the Garland of Howth. This conference will present the findings of the project to date, and set these texts within the broader context of the peregrinations of Insular manuscripts.
Thursday 5th May
12.30 -13.45: Registration
14.00-15.30: Session 1:
Susie Bioletti and Allyson Smith: Shining a light on the pigments of early Irish manuscripts.
John Gillis and Marco Di Bella: Challenges and Choices: The Conservation of four Early Irish Manuscripts
William Endres: Digitally across time: Generating knowledge from 125 years of photographs of the St Chad Gospels
4.00-5.30: Session 2:
Carol Farr: Reused, rescued, recycled: Art historical contexts of the Irish fragments, St Gall Codex 1395
Rachel Moss: Itinerant Iconography: Following the strands of the Garland of Howth
Michelle Brown: Hagiography or History? Medieval Approaches to Establishing Origin and Provenance for Insular Copies of Scripture
Friday 6th May
9.00-10.30: Session 3:
Bernard Meehan: The Book of Mulling: Bindings and ‘Blurrings’
Paul Mullarkey: Keeping our Word: The Book Shrines of Dimma and Mulling and their Relationship with other Manuscripts, Covers and Shrines.
Heather Pulliam: Breast-hoard: Carrying the Word of God
11.00 – 12.30: Session 4
Timothy O’Neill: Initial wanderings
Francis Newton: Unstudied Fragments of a Latin Gospel Book in Insular Half-Uncial
Mark Stansbury: Wandering hands: Usserianus Primus and the movements of scripts
1.30-3.30: Session 5
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín: The Earliest Echternach Liturgical Manuscript Fragments: Irish or Anglo-Saxon?
David Dumville: A lifelong dedication?: A Gaelic scholar and his pet manuscript in Carolingian Europe
Joanna Story: Insular Manuscripts: Continental Connections
4.00-5.00: Exhibition viewing
Saturday 7th May
9.30-5.30: Trip to St Mullin’s, Castledermot and Moone
- CSANA Conference
CSANA 2016 Conference
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
- website: https://csana2016.wordpress.com/
The Department of Celtic Studies at Saint Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, Nova Scotia is delighted to host the next CSANA conference from May 5-8, 2016. StFX last hosted CSANA in 1992, the first time the conference was held in Canada.
- GSIHS Annual Conference
GSIHS (Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement) Annual Conference 2016
Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland Twin Trees Hotel
- organised (or hosted) by: Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement
- website: http://irishsettlement.ie/2016-annual-conference/
The next GSIHS conference will take place in the Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo, from 6-8 May 2016
Rooms can be booked at the following conference rate: Single B&B per Night- €65 Twin/Double B&B per night- €109
Single – 2 Nights B&B & 1 evening Meal €119 Total Double/ Twin – 2 Nights B&B & 1 Evening Meal (based on 2 people sharing) €109 per person.
You can book by phoning the hotel on (096)21033 and asking to speak to Ethna the Reservations Manager or email: email@example.com
- Keltisch Colloquium
Keltisch Colloquium 2016
Arkel, Nederland Folkertsstraat 6
- georganiseerd door: Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via onze Facebookpagina hebben we de laatste maanden telkens een tipje van de sluier gelicht. Inmiddels zijn de sprekers en de onderwerpen van hun lezingen allemaal bekendgemaakt:
Wilt u ook het Colloquium meemaken? Dan kunt u zich opgeven door vóór 1 mei:
- een e-mail met adresgegevens te sturen naar KC@vanhamel.nl en
- het bedrag van € 20,- (donateurs) of € 25,- (niet-donateurs) over te maken op rekening NL89 INGB 0003 1537 31 t.n.v. Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies te Utrecht, o.v.v. ‘Colloquium 2016’.
Koffie, thee en lunch zijn bij de prijs inbegrepen. Het toegangsbewijs ontvangt u bij aanvang van het Keltisch Colloquium na melding bij de balie. Er is een beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar, dus meldt u zich op tijd aan!
Voor meer informatie kunt u de website in de gaten houden of eventueel e-mailen naar KC@vanhamel.nl.
Het adres van de zaal is Folkertsstraat 6, 4241 BE Arkel.
De locatie is goed bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer: vanaf Utrecht Centraal, aan de Jaarbeurszijde, rijdt bus 81 direct naar Arkel. De bus stopt zelfs voor de deur van de locatie. De bus van 9:38 komt om 10:25 uur aan bij halte Dam. Wij zullen daarom ook zorgen dat de deuren dan open zijn. Iedereen kan rustig binnenkomen en we zullen om 11:00 uur starten met de eerste lezing.
Ook voor degenen die met de auto willen komen, is de locatie goed te bereiken. Bovendien is er gratis parkeergelegenheid nabij de zaal!
Handige links voor het plannen van uw reis:
- Eighteenth-Century Ireland Annual Conference
Eighteenth-Century Ireland Annual Conference (2016)
Galway, Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway
- organised (or hosted) by: Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society / An Cumann Eire san Ochtú Céad Déag
- website: http://www.ecis.ie/annual-conference/
- Rencontre Bretagne–Monde anglophone
Conférence internationale Bretagne–Écosse / international Brittany–Scotland Conference
- organised (or hosted) by: Brest, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
- website: http://www.univ-brest.fr/BMA/
Following on from the successful 2012 Brittany-Cornwall and 2014 Brittany-Ireland conferences organised by the CRBC, the 2016 Brittany-Scotland international conference will be held in Brest on June 30 and July 1, 2016. The conference will bring together scholars from a broad range of disciplines in Brittany, Scotland, and beyond. It will explore relationships and parallels between the two regions/nations, bringing into new focus their shared histories, their multilingual identities and cultures (Breton/Gallo/French; Gaelic/Scots/English) and their responses to shifting cultural and socio-economic circumstances.
Potential topics may include the following:
- historical, cultural, and economic networks, exchanges, and relationships between Brittany and Scotland
- language, language shift, and linguistics in Brittany and Scotland
- language policies and minority-language education in Brittany and Scotland
- literatures of Brittany and Scotland
- travel literature of Brittany and the Highlands
- conceptions of Brittany and the Highlands as ‘on the periphery’
- eighteenth- and nineteenth-century reception of Romantic literature in Brittany and Scotland
- church and language in Brittany and Scotland
- devotion and hagiography in Brittany and Scotland;
- contemporary concepts of ‘Celtic spirituality’ in Brittany and Scotland
- archaeology, material culture, and visual culture in Brittany and Scotland
- representations of Brittany and Scotland in the visual arts
- cultural, musical, and linguistic revivals in Brittany and Scotland
- contemporary cultural exchanges between Scotland and Brittany
- pan-Celticism in Brittany and Scotland
- folklore collection and archives in Brittany and Scotland
- comparative exploration of literature, folklore, dance, and song in Brittany and Scotland
- theatre, drama, and performance in minority-language cultures in Brittany and Scotland
- minority-language publishing in Brittany and Scotland
- shipbuilding and the maritime environment and economy in Brittany and Scotland
- the slave trade, privateering, and piracy in Brittany and Scotland
- conceptions of the imperial in Scotland and Brittany
- Brittany and Scotland in wartime
- Breton and Scottish diasporas, urban and/or overseas
- Brittany and Scotland and Europe – historical and contemporary
Call for papers
- Irish Conference of Medievalists
30th Irish Conference of Medievalists (2016)
The Irish Conference of Medievalists (ICM) was established in 1987 and has met yearly ever since. It is one of the longest running conferences of its type. Since the beginning, the ICM has had the purpose of showcasing the latest research in both Irish and international medieval studies. The ICM welcomes speakers from Ireland and abroad on all aspects of the Middle Ages.
The ICM has a well-established tradition of moving venue every few years. To date, it has been convened in Maynooth, Kilkenny, Limerick, Galway and Dublin. The 2016 and 2017 conferences will be hosted by Maynooth University in association with St Patrick’s College Maynooth. From 2018 the ICM will be hosted by University College Cork.
Call for papers
- International Medieval Congress
23rd International Medieval Congress: Food, Feast & Famine
- organised (or hosted) by: Institute for Medieval Studies
- website: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2016_call.html
Call for papers
The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Paper and session proposals on any topic related to the European Middle Ages are welcome. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which - for 2016 - is 'Food, Feast & Famine'. The theme has been chosen for the crucial importance of both phenomena in social and intellectual discourse, both medieval and modern, as well as their impact on many aspects of the human experience.
Food is both a necessity and a marker of economic and social privilege. Who cooks food, who consumes it in the Middle Ages? How and what did people from different social levels or religious commitments eat? How did eating change? How were these issues contested and represented? What does food reveal about differing aspects of medieval society and culture?
The aim is to cover the entire spectrum of famine to feast through multi-disciplinary approaches. Study of the medieval economy raises issues about standards of living and nutritional health. Both archaeological as well as textual evidence have been used to explore crop yields, agricultural methods, transport problems, dearth, and famine. Geographical and social variations in diet are important for understanding medieval taste and the era's definitions of sufficiency and luxury. Food is an expression of international relations and trade, as shown in the intercultural influences between Christian Europe and Islamic Spain, North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, and India.
Across medieval Europe the acquisition, preservation, and storage of food was a struggle for much of the population, but food consumption was also a means for a clerical and noble elite to display taste and ostentation. In popular culture, feasting is perceived as one of the major activities of the medieval elite. The religious significance of food and fasting in the Middle Ages was part of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish practice. Fasting and food had wide-ranging interconnections with piety and charity, and could involve renunciation of an exceptional intensity. Spiritual and physical nourishment and its absence can be explored in many disciplines from the theological, legal, and literary to the art historical and linguistic.
- Language Diversity in Wales Conference
2il Gynhadledd am Amrywiaeth yng Nghymru: Ffiniau / 2nd Conference on Language Diversity in Wales: Boundaries
Aberystwyth, Wales National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
- website: http://amrywiaeth.wordpress.com
Boundaries define who we are and who we are not. They unite and divide us. They exist within us, and are external to us. Some are even created by us. Boundaries take on many forms – linguistic, literary, and cultural; they are an integral part of human life.
This year’s conference, contemplating the theme of boundaries within the linguistic diversity in Wales and other Welsh speaking areas, aims to provide a forum for those interested in discussing these issues. Following on from the success of last year’s conference, this year’s event will once again be a symposium dealing with linguistics, history, literary studies, and other areas relevant for language diversity in Welsh-speaking areas. The forum is open to researchers interested in translation studies, media studies, arts, and anthropology insofar as they are working on topics connected with the language diversity of Wales.
Call for papers
- International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
XVth International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
- organised (or hosted) by: Societas Celtologica Nordica
- website: https://sfksry.wordpress.com/about/in-english
The keynote speakers of the symposium include: Prof. John Carey (University College Cork), Prof. Máire Herbert (University College Cork), Prof. Tomás Ó Cathasaigh (Harvard University), and Prof. Robin Chapman Stacey (University of Washington).
For further information on the symposium and the society, visit https://sfksry.wordpress.com/about/in-english/. The organising committee of the symposium are: Katja Ritari (chair of the organizing committee), Alexandra Bergholm, Jarno Jalonen, Antti Lampinen, Riitta Latvio, Tiia Mensio, Stefan Smirnov and Ilona Tuomi. Enquiries to organisers can be directed by e-mail to email@example.com.
Call for papers