Celtic Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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2012-2013

January 25, 2013
Celtic Studies Dinner
The Madison Concourse Hotel
Social Hour, dinner. and presentation by world-renowned Nova Scotia traditional flutist Chris Norman performing with fiddler David Greenberg.

November 10 - 11, 2012
Celtic Film Festival
Marquee Theatre, Union South
Films from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, and Isle of Man throughout the two days.
Co-sponsored with the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison, the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee, and supported by the Anonymous Fund, the Irish Film Institute, Culture Ireland, and the Arts Council – Dublin, Ireland.

October 5 - 7, 2012
Irish Language and Culture Weekend
Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street
Co-sponsored with the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison.

September 11, 2012
Tiger in a Cage: Ireland and the New European Economy”
Video conference
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11:00 am, Pyle Center
Wisconsin European Union Center of Excellence, partnering with University of Pittsburgh’s EUCE. Top experts on Ireland will be connecting live via interactive videoconference across several sites, featuring a presentation by UW-Madison Professor Emeritus James S. Donnelly. Professor Ronald Linden, Director of the EUCE/ESC University of Pittsburgh will moderate. This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored with the Wisconsin European Union Center of Excellence.

September 10 - 16, 2012
Residency with Patrick Sutton and Charlie Hughes
Patrick Sutton is Director of the Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland.
Charlie Hughes is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting and a stage, film, and television actor, a storyteller, and a musician.
Various activities, events, and locations. All events are free and open to the public. Some events require reservations – see the schedule for information.
Co-sponsored with the Division of Continuing Studies.


2011 – 2012

Class Performance and Discussion - Public Invited
Len Graham, traditional Irish singer, song collector, and author
Brían Ó Hairt, multi-instrumentalist and sean-nós singer and dancer
May 1, 2012

Public Lecture: "Here I Am Amongst You: Songs and Folk Traditions of an Ulsterman"
Presented by Len Graham, traditional Irish singer, song collector, and author
May 2, 2012

Class Lecture - Public Invited
"Irish Folk Music and Song on the Aran Islands"
Presented by Deirdre Ní Chonghaille
March 22, 2012
Co-sponsored with the UW Press.

Public Lecture: "Fairies, Wraiths, and Ghosts on the Irish Border"
Presented by Ray Cashman, Associate Professor
Director of Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State University
February 1, 2012
Co-sponsored with the Folklore Program and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, with support from the Anonymous Fund.

Celtic Film Festival
Union South, Marquee Theater
November 19-20, 2011
Presented by the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison and co-sponsored with the University of Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee and the UW-Madison Celtic Studies Program.


2010 – 2011

Public Lecture: "Law and the Imagination in Medieval Wales"
Presented by Professor Robin Stacey, University of Washington-Seattle
September 21, 2010
Co-sponsored with the Folklore Program, the Medieval Studies Program, and the Department of Scandinavian Studies.

International Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies
March 31 – April 2, 2011
Global Networks and Local Ties

Papers, roundtables, lectures, exhibits, readings and performances on all topics and aspects of Irish studies, including history, literature, language, culture, and arts.  
Keynote presenters: Kerby Miller, Julia Wright, Christopher Morash, and Liz Carroll.
Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Celtic Studies Program, the Division of Continuing Studies, the Arts Institute, the Center for the Humanities, the Center for European Studies, the Center for Visual Cultures, and the Departments of English, History, Scandinavian Studies, and Theatre and Drama.

 


2009 – 2010


Public lecture: "Slavery and the Irish in the Atlantic World,
1840-1880."
Presented by Dr. Marjorie Howes, Boston College
October 2, 2009
Sponsored by the Celtic Studies Program, the Department of English, the Department of Theatre and Drama, the “Middle Modernity” Study Group, and the European Studies Alliance. Funding Courtesy of the Kemper K Knapp Bequest Fund.

Annual Celtic Studies Dinner
April 27, 2010 The Brittingham House
Hosted by Kevin and Kate Reilly
Guest Speaker: Dr. James Leary, Professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies
Co-founder of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.
Traditional Irish music performed by Bob Newton, Alan Ng, and Bryan Whiting


2008 – 2009


Public Lecture:  “Human Rights Challenges in the 21st Century”
Presented by Mary Robinson, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland
(1990-97) and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002),
September 26, 2008
Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Center for European Studies and the Human Rights Initiative
Eighth annual Mildred-Fish Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture.

Symposium on Modern Irish History
November 8, 2008
Co-sponsored by the History Department

Celtic Film Festival
February 14-15, 2009
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State Street.

Annual Celtic Studies Dinner
March 4, 2009
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main Street
Program:  Special guests from the UW-Madison Theater Department under the direction of Dr. Mary Trotter presenting readings from Irish theater pieces. Followed by the weekly Irish traditional music session.

Public Lecture: "Crime of the Century" – The Murder of Dr Cronin
Presented by Dr. Gillian O’Brien, Lecturer in History, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University
April 9, 2009
Co- sponsored with the University Lectures Committee, the Department of History, and the Department of English.

 


 

2007-2008

Public Lecture:
“The Catholic Church and Revolutionary Violence in Ireland”
Presented by Fr. Oliver Plunkett Rafferty, Visiting Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago.
November 2, 2007
Co-sponsored by the History Department
 
Annual Celtic Studies Dinner
February 19, 2008
Kennedy Manor Dining Room, 1 Langdon Street
Guest Artists:  Navan – Celtic vocal ensemble

Public Lecture: “Mother Ireland becomes King: Women, Power and Sovereignty in Medieval Ireland”
Presented by Dr. Amy Eichhorn-Mulligan, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Memphis.
April 17, 2008
Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Program in Medieval Studies.


2006 – 2007

Nolwenn Monjarret, Breton Folklorist and Performer
October 17, 2006
Lectures:
“Words and Music: The Transmission of the Tradition in Brittany” (presented in English). Co-sponsored by the Folklore Program.
“Chants et contes, la tradition bretonne” (presented in French). Co-sponsored by the Dept. of French and Italian and the Professional French Masters Program.
Concert:
“Traditions of Brittany in Story, Song, and Dance”. Co-sponsored by the Celtic Music Association of Madison

Irish Language and Culture Weekend
October 20-22, 2006
Co-sponsored by the Celtic Cultural Center of Madison and the Center for European Studies

Public Lecture: “Forgetting and Remembering 1798: Folk Memory and Social Amnesia in Irish History”  
Presented by Guy Beiner, Faculty of Modern History, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
February 6, 2007
Co-sponsored with University Lectures Committee, Folklore Program, Dept. of History, and the University of Wisconsin Press

Annual Celtic Studies Dinner
February 9, 2007
Guest speaker - Prof. Thomas Archdeacon: “Scottish Migrations.”
University Club

Concert: Nova Scotia Traditions
February 9, 2007
Traditional music and dance by Kimberley Fraser, Troy MacGillivray, Andrea Beaton
Co-sponsored by the Celtic Music Association of Madison

Nova Scotia Traditions Workshops
February 10, 2007
Co-sponsored by the Division of Continuing Studies
Cape Breton Step Dance, with guest artist Kimberley Fraser
Piano and Guitar Accompaniment, with guest artist Troy MacGillivray
Cape Breton Fiddle Techniques, with guest artist Andrea Beaton

Welsh Language and Culture Weekend
February 24-25, 2007
For more information, see the Web site www.wildwelshweekend.com.
Co-sponsored by the Cambrian Heritage Society of Madison and the Celtic Cultural Center

Concert:  Lunasa with Karan Casey
March 23, 2007
Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Theater and the Celtic Music Association of Madison
 


2005 – 2006

Public Lecture: “The Irish and Indians in the American West”
Presented by Professor David Emmons, University of Montana
November 14, 2005
Co-sponsored by Dean of Letters & Science, History Department, Harvey Goldberg Center, and the Folklore Program

Film with Commentary:
“The Irish in Butte, Montana: Labor and Capital in the American Mining Industry”
Presented by Professor David Emmons, University of Montana
November 15, 2005
Co-sponsored by Dean of Letters & Science, History Department, Harvey Goldberg Center, and the Folklore Program

Welsh Language and Culture Weekend
January 21-22, 2006
Co-sponsored by the Welsh Society of Madison

Public Lecture and Discussion
with Irish Consul General Charles Sheehan (Chicago)
February 2, 2006
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies
 
Annual Celtic Studies Dinner
February 2, 2006
Guest Speaker: Irish Consul General Charles Sheehan
Guest Artists:  West Wind

Public Lecture:
“'Each nation shou'd support a Theatre': National Theatre in Ireland in the 17th & 18th Centuries.”
Presented by Christopher Wheatley, Professor of English and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the Catholic University of America.
February 17, 2006
Co-sponsored by the University Lectures Committee, the Department of Theatre & Drama, the Department of English, and the Center for the Humanities
 


2004 – 2005


Annual Celtic Studies Dinner
December 7, 2004
Guest Artists:  Navan

Symposium: “Scotland and America: History and Folklore”
April 5, 2005
Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and English, and the Division of Continuing Studies

Celtic Film Festival
February 6, 2005                     
Co-sponsored by the Celtic Cultural Center and the History Department


 2003 – 2004

Annual Celtic Studies Dinner
December 9, 2003
Guest Artists: Navan

Celtic Film Festival
February 15, 2004
Co-sponsored by the Celtic Cultural Center and the History Department

Public Lecture:
“The Role of Radio in Preserving and Promoting Minority Languages and Cultures: The Case of Ireland's Raidió na Gaeltacht"
Presented by Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fátharta, Irish Broadcaster
February 19, 2004
Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison University Lectures Committee, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts, Folklore Program, Department of Linguistics, and Department of Communication Arts, and the Celtic Cultural Center

Concert:
Informal Seisiún of Irish Traditional Music and Sean-Nós Singing
Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fátharta, Singer and Uilleann Piper,
with Madison Traditional Irish Musicians
(Recorded live at Mills Hall for airing on Ireland's Raidió na Gaeltachta)
February 19, 2004
Co-sponsored by the Celtic Music Association of Madison

Public Lecture:
"Landlordism, Agrarianism, and Deference in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland"
Presented by Dr. Laurence Geary, National University of Ireland-Cork
April 15, 2004
Co-sponsored by the History Department


 2002 – 2003

 
Public Lecture: "Reflections on IRISH ON THE INSIDE"
Presented by Tom Hayden, author, social and political activist, and politician
October 4, 2002


Public Lecture: "The Enduring Power of the Word: Welsh Poetry from the Sixth to the Sixteenth Century"
Presented by Patrick K. Ford, Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages  and Literatures at Harvard University
October 21, 2002
Sponsored by the Mellon Workshop Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities
on New Directions in Celtic Studies

Seminar: "Aspects of Performance in Medieval Welsh Poetry"
Presented by Patrick K. Ford, Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, with responses by A.N. Doane (English), Tom  Dubois (Scandinavian Studies), and Kirin Narayan (Anthropology / Languages and Cultures of Asia).
October 22, 2002
Sponsored by the Mellon Workshop Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities
on New Directions in Celtic Studies

Lecture: "The Celtic Tiger: The Fastest Road from Potatoes to Chips."
Presented by James S. Donnelly, Jr., Professor of History, UW-Madison
December 4, 2002

Celtic Studies Dinner
Tuesday, December 10
Guest Artists:  Keltori
Guest Speaker:  Robert Newton

Public Lecture:
"Gestures of Praise and Satire in Medieval Irish Tradition."             
Presented by Joseph Nagy, Professor of English and Folklore/Mythology, UCLA, with a response by Harold Scheub (African Languages and Literatures) on gesture in African oral performance; followed by discussion.                                 
February 13, 2003                                                                                                       
Sponsored by the Mellon Workshop Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities
on New Directions in Celtic Studies

Seminar: "What IS a Fenian (or Ossianic)Ballad?"
Presented by Joseph Nagy, Professor of English and Folklore/Mythology, UCLA
February 14, 2003
Sponsored by the Mellon Workshop Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities
on New Directions in Celtic Studies

Reading and Dialogue
St. Patrick's Day Reading
Presented by Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Irish poet, with a conversation with Ó Searcaigh concerning the Irish language and Irish poets
March 17, 2003
Sponsored by the Mellon Workshop Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities
on New Directions in Celtic Studies

Film and Discussion: “The Last Storyteller”
Presented by Irish/Scottish filmmaker Desmond Bell, followed by a conversation with Bell concerning his documentary films
April 9, 2003
Sponsored by the Mellon Workshop Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities
on New Directions in Celtic Studies

Public Lecture and Discussion:
“Representations of the Irish Travelling People”
Presented by Josepha Lanters, Professor of English and Director of the Center for Celtic Studies, UW–Milwaukee, with a response by John Niles (English) on representations of the Scottish travelers; followed by discussion.
April 28, 2003
Sponsored by the Mellon Workshop Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Humanities
on New Directions in Celtic Studies