Monday, September 16, 2013

Call for Papers -- Celtic Mythology

Here is the call for papers for an upcoming colloquium on Celtic mythology:

"A colloquium on


will be held at
Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
27 George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
Saturday, 19 October -- Monday, 21 October 2013

The opening presentation, 'The study of Celtic mythology after Grammatica Celtica; or 'Tis 160 years since', by Professor Bernhard Maier (University of Tubingen) will provide an overview of past scholarship in the field that will form the historical basis for the exploration of the present and the potential future throughout the rest of the colloquium.  The closing presentation on Monday evening will be by Dr John Carey (University of College Cork) on 'Ogmios and the eternal word'.

You are invited to submit by 13 September 2013, either (a) a paper title and abstract (80-150 words), and/or (b) an indication of the area you would like to cover and the approach you would take in a forum discussion on the theme of the colloquium.  The committee will consider the submissions immediately and will send a response and a draft programme by 17 September.  The closing presentation will be a public lecture.  It is hoped that the colloquium as a whole will generate lively discussion that may be of benefit for developments in this field.
Please submit to E.Lyle[at]

Professor Rob Dunbar, Dr Emily Lyle (organizer), Professor Wilson McLeod, and Dr John Shaw."

Irish Music Lecture

The Friends of Irish Studies at the University of Montana is sponsoring a lecture by Simon and Maria O'Dwyer entitled "3,000 Years of Ancient Ireland's Music and Instruments," which will be held at the UM Denison Theatre, 19 September 2013, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm and at Butte/Silverbow Archives, 20 September 2013, from 7:30 to 9:00pm.  The talk is free and open to the public.