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The 14th John V. Kelleher Lecture

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John Kelleher

The John V. Kelleher Lecture commemorates Harvardís 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 Kelleherís legacy. Seamus Heaney delivered the inaugural Kelleher Lecture in 2004, and subsequent lecturers have included Damian McManus, Joseph F. Nagy, Philip OíLeary, 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:

Paul Russell
Professor of Celtic, University of Cambridge

'Mistakes of all Kinds': The Glossography of Medieval Irish Literary Texts

Thursday, October 5th, 2017, 5:00 pm
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 

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.  

37th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium

October 6, 7, and 8, 2017
The Thompson Room (Room 110)
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

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, 2017

Huw Pryce

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Huw Pryce, Bangor University “History and Legend: Remembering Rulers in Medieval Wales”

Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 4:30pm Barker Center 133.

Aidan Doyle

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Aidan Doyle, University College Cork, "Language and Religion in Ireland: 1800-1870"

Friday, February 17th 2017 - 4:30pm Room 201 Warren House

Bryan Frykenberg

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Brian Frykenberg. Independent Scholar, "Evocations of Immortality: Interpreting Suibhne's Praise of the Garbh"

Friday, February 24th 2017- 4:30pm Barker Center 133

Nancy Edwards

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Nancy Edwards, Bangor University, "Early Medieval Wales: Material Evidence and Identity"

Thursday, March 9 at 5:00 in Kates Room, Warren 201

Tudur Hallam

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Tudur Hallam. "The poetics of biculturalism: lessons from Wales: Dylan Thomas and Saunders Lewis"

Friday, March 24 at 4:30 in Barker Center 133

Margo Griffin-Wilson

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Margo Griffin-Wilson, University of Cambridge. "Recognition and Reconciliation in an Irish Bardic Poem of Petition"

Friday, April 7 at 4:30 in Barker 133

Margaret Lloyd

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar on Celtic Literature and Culture by Margaret Lloyd, Springfield College, "Travelling on My Own Errands: Voices of Women from The Mabinogi"

Thursday April 20 at 5:00 in Kates Room, Warren 201

 

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