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Summer School book discount!

For the duration of the School of Celtic Studies 2017 Summer School, 3–14 July, there will be a discount of 20% off all publications!

Symposium: New Approaches to Brittonic Historical Linguistics

PosterTaking place from 31 August – 1 September 2017.

Programme now available here

Abstracts available here

New Publication: Córus Bésgnai: An Old Irish Law Tract on the Church and Society

Edited by Liam Breatnach, this book will be available to buy from Friday 28th April.

Córus Bésgnai, a component tract of the Old Irish law text Senchas Már, is an important source text for the Church in early mediaeval Ireland. This book consists of annotated editions and translations of the Old Irish text as well as the later mediaeval glosses and commentaries. It should be of use to those interested not only in early mediaeval Ireland, but also in the early mediaeval Western Church.

DIAS Research Forum 2017 – Wednesday 17th May


An inter-disciplinary research forum has been scheduled for Wednesday 17 May 2017, 3-5pm at Burlington Road. The forum is intended to be an informal event that provides post-doctoral scholars and PhD students with the opportunity to share and discuss their current research with scholars and staff from across the three schools of DIAS.

There will be no main speakers at the event. Instead, participants will be assigned a space where they can share and discuss their research interests. Participants are encouraged to present a poster which visually complements their research, and allows them to explain what they do to all DIAS staff. In instances where a poster presentation is not appropriate, participants should feel free to develop an alternative approach.

The forum presents a great opportunity for scholars to sharpen their academic presentation and public outreach skills in an informal setting, while also getting to know colleagues from across the Institute.

The organisers strongly encourage scholars from all three schools to participate in the forum. A coordinator from each section will liaise with participants regarding their presentations.

Participants are asked to register here prior to Friday 12 May.

Section Coordinators:
Celtic Studies - Eibhlín Nic Dhonncha eibhlin@celt.dias.ie
CP, Astrophysics - Eileen Flood eflood@cp.dias.ie & Anne Grace ag@cp.dias.ie
CP, Geophysics - Clare Horan choran@cp.dias.ie
Theoretical Physics - George Rogers grogers@stp.dias.ie
Please contact your section coordinator with any queries.

All DIAS staff are welcome to attend.


Iceland’s Medieval Manuscripts — Friday 28th April, 15:30

Professor M.J. Driscoll of Copenhagen University will present a lecture titled “Iceland’s Medieval Manuscripts” on Friday 28th April 2017, at 15:30 in the Lecture Hall at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

If you wish to attend, please contact conference@celt.dias.ie.

Registration is free.

Digital edition of Onomasticon Goedelicum

A digital edition of Edmund Hogan’s Onomasticon Goedelicum, revised and corrected by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, is now available to download.

Summer School 2017 payments now open

Successful applicants for the 2017 School of Celtic Studies summer school can now pay through the DIAS payments site. Students should pay the deposit of €80 by Friday March 17.

The balance of €170 (for a total €250) is due by the end of June 2017. Students may pay both amounts together if they wish by adding both items to their shopping cart before checkout.

Visit the payments page here.

Wednesday 22nd February: DIAS General Interest Seminar – ‘Recent Trends in the Philosophy of Science’

Title: Recent Trends in the Philosophy of Science

Speaker: Dr Finnur Dellsén (University College Dublin)

Abstract: Many working scientists are familiar with Karl Popper’s vision of science as the concerted effort to falsify extent theories and replace them with new theories that make bold predictions about unobserved events. Popper’s ideas have been less influential among philosophers of science, due to a number of arguably devastating problems with his underlying approach. This talk will survey some of the more influential criticisms of Popper, and go on to discuss two other influential ways of thinking about science, viz. Thomas Kuhn’s idea of ‘paradigms’ as the basic unit of real scientific change, and the ‘Bayesian’ idea of scientific confirmation as grounded in subjective probability-assignments.

Time: Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 4.00pm.

Place: Lecture Room, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

Seminar: Oileamhain Chon Culainn ⁊ Oidheadh Chonnlaoich

Professor Ruairí Ó hUiginn’s seminar on the Early Modern Irish text Oileamhain Chon Culainn ⁊ Oidheadh Chonnlaoich will commence on Monday, 23 January at 5.00 pm in the School of Celtic Studies’s Seminar Room. Fáilte roimh chách. All are welcome to attend.

Vacancy: O’Donovan Scholarship

The School of Celtic Studies is able to offer one scholarship from August 2017.


A CV, including an outline of the research which the applicant proposes to undertake (maximum of 1000 words), should be sent to:

Ms Eibhlín Ní Dhonncha,
School Administrator,
School of Celtic Studies,
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies,
10 Burlington Road,
Dublin 4,
email: eibhlin@celt.dias.ie

To be returned not later than 17 February 2017.

The applicant should also ensure that references from at least two referees are sent to the School Administrator by the above date.
The date at which the applicant wishes the scholarship to commence and proposed length of tenure should be indicated. The normal tenure is three years.

Candidates should have completed, or be close to completing, their PhD. The stipend is €25,000 for candidates with a PhD.