The Celtic Languages – Placenames Webinar
This webinar will look at Celtic placenames and what they can tell us. We will look at interesting, quirky names of places, and at the elements that betray an underlying Celtic presence in an area. We will consider how placenames are put together – how languages can be combined and how words might change when put into a placename. The changes that placenames go through from early forms to the present day will be reviewed. We will also dip into the journey of some Celtic placenames from Europe to Australia.
14 November 2021, 1400-1600 AEST
Lunchtime Lucky Dips
10 November: Tintagel, Cornwall – rugged coastal castle complex associated with King Arthur
17 November: Dunadd, Scotland – fortified settlement and inauguration site for the kings of early medieval Dalriada
24 November: Bamburgh, England – home of the kings of early medieval Northumbria and a modern castle
Wednesdays, 1300-1345 AEST, $10.
Beginners’ Old Irish Language classes
Small, informal reading and grammar classes that meet online every Thursday via Zoom. Suitable for beginners to advanced beginners.
Thursdays, 1800-1900 AEST, $15/class.
Founded in December 2017 by Dr Pamela O’Neill, the Australian School of Celtic Learning is a community-oriented educational venture. To attend any of these lectures and short courses, please contact the School directly through their website.