VIrginia Tech College of Engineering Computer Science - Blocksburg: Blockchain Summit 2019  - November 10-12, 2019 -  Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia
VIrginia Tech College of Engineering Computer Science - Blocksburg: Blockchain Summit 2019  - November 10-12, 2019 -  Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia


Thursday, 2 April 2020
8:55 a.m. Welcome
Session I: Irish literature I
9:00 a.m. Brendan Kane: Tudor taoisigh and Habsburg ardríthe: Literature, legitimacy, and succession politics in early modern Ireland
9:30 a.m. Patrick McCoy: The difference between Greece and ‘Greece’ in medieval Irish literature
10:00 a.m. Sarah Michelle Laffin: A woman’s role: Female representation in Irish folklore and storytelling traditions
10:30 a.m. Break
Session II: Manuscript studies
10:45 a.m. Ann Parry Owen: Paper, ink, and four walls
11:15 a.m. Siobhán Barrett: The categorization of recipes in medieval Irish medical manuscripts
11:45 a.m. Hannah Zdansky: Reading across Offa’s Dyke: Shared tastes in Welsh and English canonical manuscripts
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Session III: Guest speaker
2:00 p.m. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín: When does Irish history begin?
3:00 p.m. Break
Session IV: Welsh poetry
3:15 p.m. Jessica Hemming: Gwalchmai writes a lyric
3:45 p.m. Helen Fulton: A colony writes back to the empire: Writing Rome in medieval Welsh poetry
4:15 p.m. Break
Session V: Medievalia
4:45 p.m. Michaela Jacques: John Prise’s bardic grammar
5:15 p.m. Elizabeth Krajewski: Columba, Adomnán, and John: Signs of the fourth gospel in the Vita Columbae
5:45 p.m. Kathryn O’Neil, ‘“Essentially a chronicle of north Connacht”: A reassessment of the Cottonian annals’
Friday, 3 April 2020
Session VI: Insular Celtic identities
9:00 a.m. Patrick Wadden: ‘Cymry’ and ‘Gwyddel’ in their late-antique context
9:30 a.m. Celeste Andrews: Per totam Brittaniae: The shifting terminology of identity in the Cambro-Latin saints’ lives of the eleventh and twelfth centuries
10.00 a.m. Colin Brady: Competing medieval Golden Ages for the Irish futures
10.30 a.m. Break
Session VII: Celtic in the Victorian age
10:45 a.m. Michael Meckler: W. B. Yeats, Ernest Blythe, and the Irish wolfhound
11:15 a.m. Joshua Dobbs: ‘One of those terrible little beings’: Celtic fairies in Victorian England
11:45 a.m. Colleen Thomas: The invention of the Celtic cross — a discourse of ruin
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Speaker VIII: Guest speaker
2:00 p.m. Ranke de Vries: Leeched knowledge: Medical material in medieval Celtic literature
3:00 p.m. Break
Session IX: Seminar
3:15 p.m. Paul Russell: Dramatic hagiography: Plays on Saints Melangell and Tewdric
4:15 p.m. Break
Session X: Comparative studies
4:30 p.m. Joseph Shack: Reconsidering the ‘gnomic-epic’ line in Early Irish and English wisdom poetry
5:00 p.m. Maj-Britt Frenze: Arthurian landscapes in Old Norse-Icelandic romance
5:30 p.m. Lawrence Eson: Nine supernatural maidens in Celtic and Norse sources
Saturday, 4 April 2020
Session XI: Folkways
9:00 a.m. Katherine Leach: The devil, the witch, and the liturgy in premodern Welsh protective charms
9:30 a.m. Tiber Falzett: ‘’S coigrich sinn us luchd cuairt’: Scottish Gaelic folk hymnody and nineteenth-century soundscapes in the North Carolina Gàidhealtachd
10:00 a.m. Michael Jacob: Locations speak: The local and global transformation of (London)Derry linguistic landscapes
10:30 a.m. Break
Session XII: Irish literature II
10:45 a.m. Brigid Ehrmantraut: From Feidlim to Erictho: Ammait in medieval Irish literature
11:15 a.m. Phillip Bernhardt-House: Irish imbuile ‘great frenzy’
11:45 a.m. Brian Stone: The speeches and battle exhortations of Táin bó Cúailnge, Togail Troí, and Cath Ruis na Ríg for Bóinn in the Book of Leinster
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Session XIII: Guest speaker
2:00 p.m. Simon Rodway: New socks with old wool: Celtic past and post-Celtic present in Welsh and Gaelic praise poetry
3:00 p.m. Break
Session XIV: Brittonic worlds
3:15 p.m. Geraint Evans: Shelley and the Welsh language: A bibliomystery in Romantic north Wales
3:45 p.m. Gregory Moigne: A stage where the myths come true (or not)
4:15 p.m. Benjamin Bruch: The prosodic shift and the changing rules of rhyme in medieval Cornish drama
4:45 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. Business meeting

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