Early Celtic Legal Language: A symposium

Friday 28th of August 2009 10:00am — 5:24pm

Celtic Studies The University of Sydney


To register: www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/celticstudies
Enquiries: Dr Pamela O’Neill (pamaladh@gmail.com)
Professor Anders Ahlqvist (02 9351 3841)

Friday 28 August 2009
Common Room, John Woolley Building, University of Sydney


10.00 registration and welcome

10.30 Professor Anders Ahlqvist (Celtic Studies, University of Sydney)
Early Irish learned texts

Early Irish learned texts
10.45 Ms Celia Scott (Historical Studies, University of Melbourne)
Conversing with the past: direct speech in the laws, sagas and hagiographies
11.30 Ms Julianna Grigg (Historical Studies, University of Melbourne)
The performative ‘privileges’ of the Nemed grades in early Irish society

12.15 morning tea (provided)

1.00 Professor Neil McLeod (Law, Murdoch University)
Cath Maige Tuired: Irish myth and Irish law

2.00 lunch

3.00 Ms Jade Harman (Law, Murdoch University)
Causation in early Irish law
3.45 Dr Pamela O’Neill (Celtic Studies, University of Sydney)
Towards a relative chronology of early Irish law

4.30 afternoon tea (provided)

5.00 panel discussion:
The significance of early Celtic law for lawyers, linguists and historians

5.30 concluding remarks and wine reception

Registration fee: $66 ($33 concession) including GST

Supported by the Network for Early European Research