Event: Sixty Years of Language and History in Early Britain, Cambridge University, 6 Dec 2013

Sixty Years of Language and History in Early Britain,
Cambridge University,
6th December 2013.

A day-workshop will be on Friday 6 December 2013 in Cambridge to celebrate 60 years of Kenneth Jackson’s Language and History in Early Britain (Edinburgh, 1953). The aim is to bring people together to assess the impact of this important work sixty years after its original publication.

Friday 6 December 2013

Programme

9.30 Paul Russell: Welcome and Introduction

9.45 Thomas Charles-Edwards: ‘Kenneth Jackson on Insular Inscriptions’
Liam Breatnach: ‘LHEB: the Irish perspective’

10.55 Coffee

11.15 Pierre-Yves Lambert: ‘The impact of the new Old Breton glosses on the work of
Kenneth Jackson’.
David Parsons: ‘Place- and river-names in Language and History’
Simon Rodway: ‘The morphology of the Brittonic languages before c. 1200: how much do we know?’

1.00 Lunch

1.45 Alex Mullen: ‘“Britons and Romans”: linguistic and cultural contacts in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain’
Paul Russell: ‘British Latin and Latin loanwords on LHEB and after’
Patrick Sims-Williams: ‘Kenneth Jackson and the Hengerdd’ 

3.30 Tea

3.45 Oliver Padel: ‘Cornish in LHEB, and some questions of method’
Anders Jørgensen: ‘Jackson, Falc’hun and the question of dialects of Middle Breton’

4.55 Paul Russell: Concluding remarks

Grateful thanks to the Chadwick Fund and to St John’s College, Cambridge for financial support.

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