The Harvard Celtic Colloquium was established in 1980 by two graduate students in the Harvard University Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures as a forum in which graduate students could share their work and gain experience in professional academia. Since then, it has been organized annually by a team of students in the department, grown in size, and gained an international reputation which annually draws a diverse mix of scholars from around the world to present papers on all facets of Celtic Studies.
The Harvard Celtic Colloquium is the only conference in the field of Celtic Studies to be wholly organized and run by graduate students. Since its inception, established and internationally-renowned scholars in Celtic as well as graduate students, junior academics, and unaffiliated scholars have been drawn to this dynamic setting, presenting papers on ancient, medieval, and modern topics in the many disciplines relating to Celtic Studies; including literature, linguistics, art, archeology, government, economics, music, and history.
Papers given at the Colloquium may be submitted for review to the organizers of the conference, who become the editors for those papers selected for publication in the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. Only papers presented at the annual conference are considered for publication.
Harvard University Press is proud to announce that we will distribute the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium.
Table of Contents
The Archaeology of the Irish Dreamtime
J. P. Mallory
Fairies and Anorexia: Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill's Amazing Grass
'Blow the House Down': Coding, the Banshee, and Woman's Place
Bettina N. Kimpton
From Bean Chaointe to Fear Léinn: The Lament for Art O'Leary
Julie K. Marren
Professional Poets and Personal Insults: Ad Hominem Attacks in Late Medieval Welsh Ymrysonau
Voyages Between Heaven and Hell: Navigating the Early Irish Immram Tales
Crazy Like a Fox: On Rehabilitating the Old Irish Legal Apparatus
Forced and Unforced Rape in Early Irish Society
The Legal Status of Women in Early Medieval Ireland and Wales in Comparison with Western European and Mediterranean Societies: Environmental and Social Correlations
Dorothy Dilts Swartz
Combat Between Fosterbrothers in Táin Bó Cúailnge
Homer, Callimachus, Lucilius, and Virgil: The Classical Poet's View to the West
Philip M. Freeman
A Lost Cultural Exchange: Reconsidering the Bologna Shrine's Origin and Use
North Gaulish Forms of the Gundestrup Cauldron
Ralph M. Rowlett