Monday 10 February 2014

Events of Irish interest during Seachtain na Gaeilge (1 -17 March, 2014)

03 March, 2014  5pm-6pm  Medical Writing in Early Modern Irish, 1350-1600

Professor Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), a specialist on Irish medical texts and Irish manuscripts, will deliver a lecture at the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Graduate Research Seminar on 3 March, 2014, at 5pm.

Professor Nic Dhonnchadha is the author of several articles on medical writing in Irish, including 'The “Book of the O'Lees” and other medical manuscripts and astronomical tracts', published in Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy (2009). Her research has also been published in the The Field Day anthology of Irish writing (2002) and several Irish journals, including the most recent issue of Celtica (2013). The lecture will take place in the English Faculty (Sidgwick Site), 9 West Road, in Room G-R 06/ 07. All are invited. Light refreshments will follow in the ASNC common room (2nd Floor, English Faculty).

04 March, 2014  5pm-5:45pm 'The Irish-speaking area of Co. Waterford: linguistic and cultural heritage.' 

 Professor Aoibheann Nic Dhonnachadha (School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) will present an informal lecture/ discussion on the Irish-speaking area of Co. Waterford.  Professor Nic Dhonnchadha, an Irish speaker and scholar of Irish medical writing and Irish manuscripts, has had a long interest in the rich cultural heritage of Ring, Co. Waterford.  She is co-editor of the journal An Linn Buí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise, which highlights the history, language and culture of this region. The lecture will be in English, with some attention to features of the Irish spoken in this region.  It will take place in the English Faculty (Sidgwick Site), 9 West Road, in Room G-R 03.  Light refreshments will be served in the ASNC Common Room (2nd floor, English Faculty) following the event.  All are welcome.

06 March, 2014   5-6 pm   Traditional Irish Music

Enjoy an open session of traditional Irish music performed by ASNC student Andrea Palandri, and Irish musicians Colm McGonigle and Conor Healy.  All are welcome and guests are invited to bring instruments and join in a short music session following the concert.  Snacks and drinks will follow.  The event will take place in the ASNC Common Room (2nd Floor, English Faculty).

11 March, 2014  6pm  ‘The Southampton Psalter’

Professor Pádraig Ó Néill (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) will give a lecture on the ‘Southampton Psalter’, an Irish psalm-book of ninth or tenth century date and one of the finest treasures of the Old Library of St. John’s College.  Professor Pádraig Ó Néill is a specialist on the important interlinear Irish and Latin glosses contained in the Psalter and is author of a recent edition of the text. 

David and Goliath in the Southampton Psalter

The Southampton Psalter is renowned for its bilingual glosses, decorated initials, interlace work and three striking illuminated images of David and Goliath, David fighting the lion and the Crucifixion. More details on the manuscript can be found here. The lecture will take place at The Divinity School,  St. John's College, Cambridge, at 6 pm.



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