Harvard University Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
In 1980, graduate students in Harvard University’s Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures established the Harvard Celtic Colloquium as a forum in which to share their research and gain experience in professional academia. Since then, it has been organized annually by a team of students in the department, grown in size, and gained an international reputation. The Colloquium annually draws a diverse group of scholars from around the world to present papers on all facets of Celtic Studies. Since its inception, established and internationally renowned scholars in Celtic as well as graduate students, junior academics, and unaffiliated scholars have been drawn to this dynamic setting, presenting papers on ancient, medieval, and modern topics in the many disciplines relating to Celtic Studies, including literature, linguistics, folklore, history, archeology, art, and music.
Papers given at the Colloquium may be submitted for review to the organizers of the conference, who edit the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. Only papers presented at the annual conference are considered for publication.
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Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 38: 2018
PHCC, 38 includes widely-ranging articles on medieval and modern literary and material culture, as well as language structure and formation, of the Celtic regions of Ireland, Wales, and Breton. Dr. Aled Jones of Bangor University delivered the special lecture, comparing modern astrophysics to the plasticity of time in medieval Celtic literature.
Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 39: 2019
PHCC, 39 offers a wide range of articles on topics across the field of Celtic Studies and includes the Colloquium keynote given by Barbara Hillers on the literary use of Irish and international folklore in the Irish tale “Aislinge Meic Con Glinne” (“The Vision of Mac Con Glinne”). Other papers expand the scope as far as the early twentieth century.
Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 40: 2021
Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 40 features Máire Ní Mhaonaigh on Irish chronicles, Ruairí Ó hUiginn assessing the Irish genealogical corpus in its sociological context, Georgia Henley on the reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s work in Norman Ireland and Wales, and other articles centered on Irish and Welsh.