The dissertation is proceeding, though its progress is directly related to an increase in my loathing for Microsoft Word. I’ve taken the plunge into full-fledged commerce, and have created an Amazon-based “shop,” Celtica. I know, it’s crass, and I’ve already added Google ads, but the more popular my site gets, the more it’s costing me. I know many of you have already clicked on ads or bought items from Amazon using my links, and I do appreciate your support. On the brighter side, for people who like to shop, the Celtica link does make it a bit easier to simply browse.
This year’s Harvard Celtic Colloquium is October 10 through 12, with the Vernam Hull lecture on October 9th from Professor Marged Haycock of the Department of Welsh, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She’s delivering a talk entitled “Text-styles and Textiles in Medieval Wales” at 5:00 p.m., at the Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street. The offical web page is here
The paper topics, and some .pdf abstracts, for the November 7-8 2003 15th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference are up here. I always try to attend, even though I only understand about 5% (on a good day) of the presentations. This year I’m especially looking forward to Professor Joseph Eska’s “The New Look of Proto-Celtic.” You can read a .pdf abstract of Eska’s talk here. Looks like I better start reading . . .
The GRIAN conference at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, March 7 through 9, 2003, is focusing on “Irish Studies: Forged/Forging Youth”. The 25th Annual University of California
Celtic Studies Conference (also the annual CSANA meeting) will take place April 3-6, 200 at the University of California at Berkeley.
The 24 Annual University of California Celtic Conference is this week, at UCLA. You can see the schedule here. Some of the papers from the 22nd conference are available here, in .pdf format. The 22nd (yes that’s right, UCLA was first) Harvard Celtic Colloquium is scheduled for Oct. 11, 12, and 13. The Vernam Hull speaker this year will be Professor John Waddell, head of the
Dept. of Archaeology, NUI Galway.
This year the emphasis is (more than usually even!) on The Tainte and the Mabinogi. The program is here.