- Symposium on the Sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages
Symposium on the Sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages 2016
Dublin, Ireland Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2
- organised (or hosted) by: Noel Ó Murchadha
- website: http://celticsociolinguistics.com
The contemporary dynamics of the Celtic languages offer a context-specific window into the functioning of minoritised languages and language varieties in contemporary Western society. The study of the current circumstances of these languages and their speakers can illuminate the sociolinguistic factors that shape processes of language loss, maintenance, revitalisation and revival. It thus enhances our understanding of how social actors recruit language in negotiating increasingly fluid social, cultural and political environments. In addition, it adds to our understanding of both language and society in a globalised world.
The second Celtic Sociolinguistics Symposium, to be held in Trinity College Dublin October 13th-14th 2016, will provide a forum for researchers working on aspects of the sociolinguistics of the Celtic Languages.
Call for papers
Celebrating the Saints: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars
Dublin, Ireland Neill Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College
- organised (or hosted) by: Department of Irish and Celtic Languages, Trinity College Dublin / Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
- website: https://celebratingthesaints2016.wordpress.com/
The Department of Irish and Celtic Languages and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute are pleased to announce that they are hosting an interdisciplinary symposium entitled Celebrating the Saints: A Focus on Martyrologies and Calendars. This symposium calls attention to martyrologies and saints calendars from the early medieval to early modern period in both Latin and the vernacular, and brings together scholars from diverse fields of expertise. Over the space of two days, the symposium will feature contributions from historians, Celticists, Latinists, Anglo-Saxonists and theologians, as well as a round table discussion with a view to exploring new comparative approaches and avenues for future research. The keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Pádraig Ó Riain.
Rediscovering the Vikings: Reception, Recovery, Engagement
Cork, Ireland University College Cork
The World-Tree Project is a large-scale community collection initiative in the field of Old Norse and Viking Studies, funded by an Irish Research Council ‘New Horizons’ Grant. The World-Tree archive will be launched with an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of Rediscovering the Vikings at University College Cork. We are especially pleased to announce our invited speakers for Rediscovering the Vikings.
Special Guest: Kevin Crossley-Holland
- Professor Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)
- Professor Neil Price (Uppsala University)
Early Career plenary speakers:
- Dr Leszek Gardela (University of Rzeszów)
- Dr Marjolein Stern (University of Groningen)
The objective of this conference is to bring together academics and enthusiasts with an interest in community engagement, cultural heritage and reception studies to discuss new approaches to the Viking Age and possibilities for involving the public in the study of the period. Interest in the Vikings is at an all-time high thanks to the popularity of History Channel’s Vikings and similar series; tourism to Viking sites is flourishing; and historical fiction with a Viking theme is more popular than ever. Collaborations such as the recent Viking exhibition curated by the National Museums of Denmark, Britain and Germany, the Destination Viking concept and the Languages, Myths and Finds Project have further highlighted the transnational appeal of the Viking past, whilst also drawing attention to the fact that this common heritage is relevant in different ways for different populations. The launch of the World-Tree archive presents an excellent opportunity to discuss the ways in which interest in the Vikings can be translated into meaningful collaboration, to address reception in a European context, and to critically reflect on how digital technologies are changing the ways in which we collaborate, conduct research and interpret the Viking world.
Call for papers
- Annual University of California Celtic Studies Conference
39th California Celtic Studies Conference 2017 (Berkeley)
Berkeley, California, US Berkeley campus
Call for papers