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PAS September Lecture:

 

Dr Guto Rhys: The Pictish Language

The Pictish Arts Society autumn lecture series gets underway on Friday 17th of September with a talk by Dr Guto Rhys. Dr Rhys will provide an illustrated overview of the developing views on 'the Pictish language' from 1582 to 2021. This will include discussion on the demise of the language and the shift to Gaelic. The second part of the presentation will delve into the actual evidence for the language – place-names, personal names, inscriptions, manuscripts and the influence of Pictish upon Gaelic. The final part will summarise what we may reasonably conclude about the specific features of Pictish and its relationship with other languages. It will also engage with the fraught issue of the survival of a supposedly non-Indo-European Pictish.

 

Guto Rhys was brought up on Môn (Anglesey) but has lived in Bala, Cardiff, Madrid, Brittany, Glasgow and Brussels. He is a native Welsh speaker, and is also fluent in Breton, French and Spanish with abilities in other languages such as Cornish, Italian and Scottish Gaelic. He studied Welsh for his first degree and has an MPhil in Medieval Scottish History from the University of Glasgow. His PhD (awarded from the same institution, 2015) was on Aspects of the Pictish Language. His publications straddle the fields of dialectology, toponymy, Welsh literature, history and historical linguistics. Guto lived in Glasgow for ten years, where he developed the Gaelic Ùlpan course, and he maintains a passion for Pictish culture and history.

 

Zoom link will be provided to all PAS members.

 

2021 Pictish Arts Society Annual Conference Online

Programme

 

Saturday 2nd October

 

13.30-13.40 Log on

13.40-13.50 Welcome remarks

13.50-14.30 Professor Gordon Noble: Northern Pictish Project update, season 2020-2021

14.30-14.40 Q&A

14.40-15.20 Christine Cowart-Smith: Free-standing cross developments in Pictland

15.20-15.30 Q&A

15.30-15.50 Break

15.50-16.30 Dr Elizabeth Alexander: Old Testament iconography in Pictland

16.30-16.40 Q&A

16.40-17.20 Professor Jane Geddes: Gravemarkers and corporate identities at St Andrews

17.20-17.30 Q&A

17.30-17.35 Closing remarks

 

Sunday 3rd October

 

13.30-13.40 Log on

13.40-13.50 Welcome remarks

13.50-14.30 Hugh Levey: Towards Establishing the ‘Rule-book’ of Pictish Symbol Usage

14.30-14.40 Q&A

14.40-15.20 Dr Kelly Kilpatrick: Pictish Myth and Religion

15.20-15.30 Q&A

15.30-15.50 Break

15.50-16.30 Ruth Loggie & John Borland: Sueno’s Stone-recent research and recording

16.30-16.40 Q&A

16.40-17.20 John Borland: Tullich-A major ecclesiastical site in the heart of Pictland.  But where were the Picts?

17.20-17.30 Q&A

17.30-17.45 Professor Jane Geddes: Tullich-a virtual video tour (TBC)

17.45-18.00 Closing remarks

 

Tickets £12

For online booking visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pictish-arts-society-annual-conference-tickets-167307825209