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The 16th John V. Kelleher Lecture

John Kelleher







John Kelleher

The John V. Kelleher Lecture commemorates Harvard’s first professor of Irish Studies. John Kelleher was a distinguished scholar and legendary teacher in many areas, from the early heroic sagas to James Joyce; from the medieval annals and kinglists to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and beyond. A native of Lawrence, Massachusetts and a graduate of Dartmouth College, he came to Harvard as a Junior Fellow in 1940, and except for his years of service in Washington during the Second World War, remained at Harvard until his retirement in 1986. He died in January 2004. In inviting our Kelleher Lecturers, we seek out the finest scholars in the world of Celtic studies, speakers whose range and depth is worthy of John Kelleher’s legacy. Seamus Heaney delivered the inaugural Kelleher Lecture in 2004, and subsequent lecturers have included Damian McManus, Joseph F. Nagy, Philip O’Leary, Patrick Sims-Williams and Richard Suggett. For detailed information about the next Kelleher Lecture, please see the Harvard Celtic Colloquium page.


This year's speaker:

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

University of Cambridge

 

Thursday, October 10th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Reception to follow, 6 to 8pm, all are welcome

This event is open to members and invited guests of the Department of Celtic  Languages and Literatures. The public is invited to attend if space is available.  

39th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium

October 11, 12, and 13, 2019
The Thompson Room (Room 110)
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

Call for Papers

The Harvard Celtic Colloquium is a three-day conference organized each October by graduate students in the department. The conference attracts scholars and graduate students from around the world, and all those with a serious interest in Celtic studies are welcome to participate.

Winter/Spring Speakers, 2019

Pádraig Ó Siadhail

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Pádraig Ó Siadhail, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia The Contemporary Irish-Language Novel: Authors, Genres, Themes.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

4:30pm Room 201, Warren House 12 Quincy St. Cambridge MA. 02138

Paul Russell

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Paul Russell, University of Cambridge Saints on the Move: The Later Lives of St David

Thursday, March 7, 2019
4:30, Warren House 201. 12 Quincy St. Cambridge MA

Sím Innes

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Sím Innes, University of Glasgow

Thursday, April 18
4:30, Warren House 201. 12 Quincy St. Cambridge MA

Joshua Byron Smith

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Joshua Byron Smith, University of Arkansas

Thursday, April 25
4:30, Warren House 201. 12 Quincy St. Cambridge MA

Roy Flechner

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Roy Flechner, University College Dublin

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
4:30, Warren House 201. 12 Quincy St. Cambridge MA

 

 

Fall Speakers, 2018

Brian Frykenberg

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture "Memorable Conversations and Oral Histories: Interviewing Irish Language Speakers in Boston. Speakers: Brian Frykenberg, Natasha Sumner, Greg Darwin, Michael Newell, and Máire Concannon. Affiliation: Boston and the Irish Language Project"

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:30pm Room 201, Warren House

Christine Primrose

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Christine Primrose, Sabhal Mňr Ostaig College, University of the Highlands and Islands "A Lone Voice: Acclaimed Scottish Singer Christine Primrose Performs Traditional Gaelic Songs and Discusses the Gaelic Song Tradition"

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:30pm Barker Café, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St. Cambridge MA. 02138

 

- Click here to view past seminars in Celtic Literature and Culture

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