Monday, August 15, 2011

Progress in Medieval Irish Lexicography

The program for the symposium on Progress in Medieval Irish Lexicography, which will be held on the campus of Queen's University Belfast, 16 September 2011, has just been posted online. It can be viewed here.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Workshop on Irish Manuscripts

On 12-13 September 2011, University College Cork will be hosting a seminar on Irish manuscripts under the title 'Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research: Intensive Postgraduate Workshop'. Participants will explore a wide range of topics, including paleography, codicology, insular script, and the challenges of editing Irish texts. To get more information about this workshop, contact Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh of UCC.

CSANA Panels at Kalamazoo 2012

Professor Frederick Suppe is organizing two Celtic Studies panels for the 2012 International Medieval Studies Congress at Kalamazoo.  The themes for this year's panels are 'Concepts of History, Time, and the Past in Celtic Cultures and Texts' and 'New Work by Young Celtic Studies Scholars'.  Proposals should include a provisional title, a one-paragraph summary of the topic, and the speaker's contact information.  They are due to Professor Suppe by 15 September 2011.  However, prospective speakers are urged to send in their proposals as soon as possible because priority will be given to early submissions.

Classic Irish Grammars Online

In their newsletter for July/ August 2011, Gaelchultúr notes that the Irish language resource page of the European Commission has posted .pdf versions of two classic Irish reference grammars, specifically Graiméar Gaeilge na mBráithre Críostaí and Gramadach na Gaeilge agus Litriú na Gaeilge: An Caighdeán Oifigiúil.  Both of these etexts are word searchable using the CTRL + F functionality of your browser or the FIND function in your native .pdf reader.