Internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning Song of the Goat Theatre (Fringe First winners in 2012 & 2004) have been commissioned by Summerhall to create a new performance drawing on Scotland’s ancient musical traditions partly inspired by the School of Scottish Studies Archives.
A group of primary and secondary teachers from across Scotland will be attending an intensive week-long Gaelic course at the University of Edinburgh in connection with the Gaelic Immersion for Teachers (GIfT) initiative.
The department of Celtic and Scottish Studies is now accepting bookings for their upcoming conference, The Celtic Revival in Scotland (1860-1930).
Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig is an academic conference that is held every two years to promote research on any and all topics related to Gaelic as well as to promote research through the medium of Gaelic. The conference is now accepting abstracts for papers.
‘A Wide New Kingdom: The Celtic Revival in Scotland’, is now open at the Talbot Rice Gallery until 19 April. It will reopen from 1-5 May to accompany ‘The Celtic Revival in Scotland (1860-1930)' conference organised by Celtic and Scottish Studies.
'A wonderful exhibition' - Professor Alexander Moffat RSA
Traditional musicians and composers Amble Skuse, Ailie Robertson and Mike Vass have teamed up with writers Angus Peter Campbell, Sophie Crooke, Rebecca Sharp and Charlotte Murray to create new works of music and words inspired by the School of Scottish Studies Archives.
In January 2014 we launched "A Guid Hairst": Collecting and Archiving Scottish Tradition, a celebratory Festschrift for our colleague, Dr Margaret A. Mackay.
A one-day conference on the legacy of Calum Maclean, considered one of the foremost folklorists and ethnologists of his generation.
Lecture title: ‘Canada, the Gaelic Imagination, and the Future of the Celtic Languages’ / ‘Canada, am Mac-meanmna Gàidhlig, agus na Cànanan Ceilteach san Àm ri Teachd’
Prizes for past and present students at this year's Mòd.
The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of twelve Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding in the amount of £1.85 million from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in Celtic Languages for 2014-18.
A conference to explore the literature, history, linguistics and folklore of sex and sexuality in Celtic cultures, running from the 1st to the 3rd of November 2013.
The department of Celtic and Scottish Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Stuart Eydmann as the new Artist in Residence for the coming academic year.
On Monday June 10, Celtic & Scottish Studies hosted the launch of a major new book from the Islands Book Trust on the School of Scottish Studies, The Carrying Stream Flows On.
As part of her 2012-2013 Residency at Celtic and Scottish Studies, Frieda Morrison has prepared a selection of singers' performances of songs from the "Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection".
Learn more about our commitment to promoting the Gaelic language in, and beyond, the University.
Celtic & Scottish Studies has won the award for Best School or Subject Area in the University in this year’s EUSA Teaching Awards competition.
A review of the School of Scottish Studies Archives concludes that it is vital to teaching, research and public engagement and should remain a highly accessible resource.
We are very pleased to announce that Celtic and Scottish Studies will be launching a new taught masters programme in autumn 2013.
As part of its forthcoming Gaelic Language Plan, the University has appointed Bria Mason as its first Gaelic Officer.
On 28 November 2012 the University of Edinburgh bestowed the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters on Eric Hamp.
Thanks to a recent Follow-on grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies is delighted to announce that the Calum Maclean Project is able to commence for a further year.
We are very sad to announce the death of Ian MacKenzie, photographer and curator of the photographic archive, after a long illness. Ian started working in the archive in 1985 and since then made an enormous contribution to the work of the School of Scottish Studies and later the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies.
The Ian MacKenzie Memorial Fund has been set up to further his work. If you would like to contribute, please contact his wife Talitha on firstname.lastname@example.org
This article was published on Aug 13, 2014