Line-up for @CelticStudents Conference in Aberystwyth next month #CeltConf14

We received word during the week of the confirmed line-up for next month’s Celtic Students conference and two of the talks are about Scottish Gaelic.

One of the talks is on Social Media and asks ‘Is the time right to bring Scottish Gaelic into the family of languages on Twitter?’ the other is by Liam Alastair Crouse of  Ollthaigh Shruighlea (Stirling University) who will be discussing the use of Gaelic at Edinburgh University.

The Association of Celtic Studies Students of Ireland and Britain will be holding its second annual conference at the University of Aberystwyth on Saturday 22nd March 2014. The aim of the Association is to bring together students of Celtic from across the different Celtic languages and countries, in order to promote and defend the discipline and the languages themselves. The Association seeks to encourage the study of these languages by students, and to emphasise the interdisciplinary and multi-lingual nature of Celtic Studies as an academic field.

The full line up has been copied below. If you wish to attend the conference please contact the Association for more details:

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Ail Gynhadledd Flynyddol Cymdeithas Myfyrwyr Astudiaethau Celtaidd Iwerddon a Phrydain

Friday 21st March

19.00 till late Noson Lawen upstairs in the Coopers Arms. Music provided by Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Catrin Herbert and Felix a Talwyn, but feel free to bring along your own instruments, sing a song, say a poem or anything along those lines.

Saturday 22nd March

9.00 Introductory remarks by the Association President

9.10 Guest Speaker: Dr Cathryn Charnell-White, Adran y Gymraeg, Prifysgol Aberystwyth (Welsh Language)

9.30 Xiezhen (Rowan) Zhao, Prifysgol Aberystwyth ‘The Portrayal of Death in the Four Branches of the Mabinogi’ (English Language)

9.50 Angelika H. Rüdiger, Prifysgol Bangor ‘Y Tylwyth Teg- motiffau o straeon y Tylwyth Teg yng ngwahanol destunau’r Oesoedd Canol’ (Welsh Language)

10.10 Alice Taylor, Prifysgol Aberystwyth, ‘Caratnia the Wounded’ (English Language)

10.45-11.00 Break

11.00 Bryn Jones, Prifysgol Bangor, ‘Y dogfennau sy’n berthnasol i Gymru cyn y Goresgyniad Edwardaidd yn Archifau’r Fatican’ (Welsh Language)

11.20 C. Isabelle Valade, Prifysgol Caerdydd, ‘Mirabilis, Magicus, Miraculosus- a Study of the Supernatural in Early Arthurian Literature’ (English Language)

11.40 Conal Mac Seáin, Ollscoil Uladh, ‘Béaloideas na hÉireann mar fhoinse stairiúil’, (Irish Language)

12.00 Linus Band, Prifysgol Aberystwyth, ‘The History and Usage of Brythonic Compound Verbs with ‘to be’’, (Welsh Language)

12.20 Philip R. Davies, Prifysgol Bangor, ‘Jaungoikua eta Lagizarra/ Duw a’r Hen Gyfraith: Agweddau ar Feddwl a Llenyddiaeth Genedlaethol yng Nghymru a Gwlad y Basg, 1850-1914’, (Welsh Language)

12.40 Hannah Sams, Prifysgol Abertawe, ‘A oes yna ddyfodol i Theatr yr Abswrd yng nghystadleuaeth y Fedal Ddrama yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol?’ (Welsh Language)

13.00 Jamie Wallace, Oilthigh Ghlaschu, ‘Is the time right to bring Scottish Gaelic into the family of languages on Twitter?’ (Scottish Language)

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30 Guest Speaker: Professor Dafydd Johnston, Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd (Welsh Language)

14.50 Liam Alastair Crouse, Ollthaigh Shruighlea, ‘Cor na Gàidhlig aig Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann’ (Scottish Language)

15.10 Mair Lenny, Prifysgol Bangor, ‘Cymuned o Aralledd: y ddelwedd o’r anabl mewn llenyddiaeth Gymraeg’ (Welsh Language)

15.30 Christopher Lewin, Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, ‘The portrayal of the Isle of Man in Irish bardic poetry’ (English Language)

16.00-16.15 Break

16.15 John Ault, Exeter University Institute of Cornish Studies, ‘Cumbria: England’s forgotten Celtic political landscape’, (English Language)

16.35 Hynek Janousek, Prifysgol Aberystwyth, ‘An Dán Fada Gaeilge san 20ú haois – An Nuáil agus an Traidisiún’, (Irish Language)

16.55 Thomas Fidler, Exeter University, Institute of Cornish Studies, ‘Celtic Revivals: Antiquarian and Romantic or Political and Practical?’ (English Language)

17.15 Manon Wynn Davies, Prifysgol Aberystwyth, ‘Bardd dan faner y byd- Delweddau o’r bard a swyddogaeth barddoniaeth yng ngherddi Iwan Llwyd’ (Welsh Language)

19.30 till late Dinner and Twmpath (like a ceilidh but in Welsh) in the Marine Hotel. Music and calling provided by Cerddgegin.

Sunday 23rd March 2013

9.00-11.00 Association AGM, upstairs in the Coopers Arms.

NB: Lunch will be in the university canteen just down the stairs from where the conference will be held. Tea and coffee in the breaks will be provided in the room.


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