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 Earliest Irish Personal Letter
Sheryl L. Forste-Grupp
- Editorial Method: Thomas Parry and Gwaith Dafydd ap Gwilym
- Three Forms of a Hero: Arthur, Owain Lawgoch, and Owain Glyndwr
- Aber Perydon: River of Death
Toby D. Griffen
- Furbaide's Tooth
Karen E. Burgess
- Paying One's Dues: The Storyteller as Mediator in the Irish Fairy Legend "The Man Who Had No Story"
- The Archaeology of Roman Material in Ireland
- Record and Reality: The Case of the Eastern Gaels
Benjamin T. Hudson
- Rethinking the Political Narrative of Medieval IrelandThe Hagiographer as Witness
Lawrance J. Maney
- Was Vortigern a Pelagian?
- The Harrowing of Hell in the Poems of Blathmac and the Gospel of Nicodemus: Dependence or Convergence
- Nature, Fertility and Animal Miracles in the Lives of Saints Coemgan and Cainnech
Victoria M. Lord
- Baptizing the Fairies: The Christian-Conversion Typescence as a Rite du Passage
Dan M. Wiley
- Folk Healers and Healing in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Wales
- From Tree to Poetree: Rewritings of Buile Shuibhne in the Twentieth Century
- The Abbot of Druimenaig: Genderbending in Gaelic Tradition
- "Rebuilding Tara in Our Mental World": The Gaelic Author and the Heroic Tradition, 1922-1939
- The Crimes of Lady Charlotte Guest
Donna R. White
- A 3-D Interactive Celtic Experience: Mixed Messages in Ireland's Celtworld
- Mathematical Sophistication of the Insular CeltsSpirals, Symmetries and Knots as a Window onto their World View
Brent R. Doran