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Colloquium: Irish Sea Origin Legends
Wed 24 May 2017, 17:00 – 19:30 BST
The ‘Irish Sea in the Middle Ages’ Interdisciplinary Research Network was initiated in 2014/15 by scholars at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Chester. The Research Network was established because of the obvious centrality to the history of the whole of the British Isles in the middle ages of the regions around the Irish Sea. Given the current relevance of political allegiance and national or quasi-national identities, the time is ripe to give greater coherence to the scholarship on this region in that period. The network brings together scholars from a range of disciplines, including History, Archaeology, Historical Geography, Language and Literature and Genetic Anthropology.
The next meeting will be at the University of Liverpool on Wednesday 24th May 2017, on the subject of ‘Colloquium: Irish Sea Origin Legends’.
17:00-17:40 Elva Johnston (University College Dublin)
‘From the Scotti to the Góidil: Changing Irish Origin Legends’
17:40-18:20 Lindy Brady (University of Mississippi)
‘Origin legends in the Irish Sea region’
18:20-19:00 Bernhard Maier (Universität Tübingen)
‘Early modern interpretations of ancient and medieval origin legends’
19:00-19:30 Round table discussion
(Chair: Clare Downham, University of Liverpool)
Admission is free, registration is essential.
Image Source: Pinterest.com - Fingal’s Cave: A Spectacular Sea Cave of Irish Legends and Modern Inspiration