Monday 22 October 2012

E. C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture 2012

The 2012 E. C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Professor of Modern Irish at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The title of his lecture is:

Marriage, Law and Tochmarc Emire ('The Wooing of Emer')

The lecture will take place at 5pm on Thursday 29th November in Room GR 06/07 of the English Faculty Building, 9 West Road, Cambridge, and will be followed by a wine reception. All welcome.

Edmund Crosby Quiggin (1875-1920) was the first teacher of Celtic in the University of Cambridge. His extraordinarily comprehensive vision of Celtic studies offered an integrated approach to the subject; his combination of philological, literary and historical approaches paralleled those which his older contemporary, H.M. Chadwick, had already demonstrated in his studies of Anglo-Saxon England and which the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic continues to seek to emulate.

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