39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 19 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences

March 16-19, 2017

The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.

9:30-11:00
Elizabeth Gilbert (UC Berkeley) Fionnuala and the flare: Myth and gas in the Irish landscape
Carmel Ní Bhriain (NUIG) Mapping TG4: Framing and reframing the Irish language
Tom Clancy (Independent scholar) Go, move, shift: Exploring Irish cultural changes through ten songs
11:30-1:00 Special panel
The Irish Language as Taught in Northern California: A Roundtable Discussion and Panel in Memory of Eddie Stack
In memory of UCB’s most recent teacher of Irish, the late Eddie Stack, the participants will discuss the teaching of Irish in the Bay Area and beyond. Topics to be discussed will include Eddie Stack’s contribution to teaching the Irish language at UC Berkeley and at the New School in S. F.; the Irish language taught outside the academic context (e.g., Irish Immersion at the S.F. Irish Center); Irish on the peninsula (Stanford) and in central California (Santa Cruz).

Thomas Walsh (on Irish at UC Berkeley)
Imelda White (on Irish teaching at the United Irish Center and at Stanford)
Matt Horton and Elizabeth Creely on the Irish in early San Francisco.

Program subject to change.

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