The Celtic Studies newsletter, Treibh, written by students and faculty:
May 5: Turning the Tables: An Irish Film Artist Gets Inside the Skin of the Anthropologists of Western Ireland
Friday, May 5. 6:00-9:00pm. Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall. Free to attend but registration required.
Duncan Campbell, recipient of the 2014 Turner Prize, will show his latest film “The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy” currently exhibited at the IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art). The film is a visionary reenactment of the visual/ethnographic work of two University of California anthropologists who worked in adjacent Irish-speaking villages on the Dingle Peninsula in the late 1960s and mid 1970s. The artist grapples with the political, ethical, and anthropological dilemmas of anthropological representations of villagers captive to a hostile psychological, spiritual and political economy by turning the representers into his own captive artistic and questioning subjects/objects.
The film will be followed by a short panel discussion –
Duncan Campbell and his subjects:
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, author of Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics (1979, 2000)
Paul Hockings, Director, “The Village” (1968)
CELTS IN THE NEWS:
- An interview with Celtic Studies Professor Emeritus Daniel Melia: “2017’s Best Cities for St Patrick’s Day Celebrations.”
- Press Release: Celtic Studies minor Brennan Fahselt and Celtic Studies alumna Renata Rua were were presented with 2016 Gaeltacht Summer awards to study Irish language in Galway, Ireland. Read the press release here.
- An interview with Professor emeritus Dan Melia about St. Patrick’s Day [9 Mar 2016].
- The Irish Studies Program of the National University of Ireland awarded two scholarships to Celtic Studies Program students Tony Coyle and Tim Hill. See photo here.
- Press Release: 3 UC Berkeley Celtic Studies students — Dylan Cooper and Andrea Eberle, Celtic Studies majors, and Alessandra Moyer, Irish language student — were presented with Summer Gaeltacht Awards to study Irish language in Galway, Ireland. Read the press release here. See photos here.
An Evening of Stories for Eddie Stack (1950-2016). October 27, 2016. Eddie Stack, a beloved teacher and friend, admired writer, and talented musician, left us on July 4, 2016. The Program in Celtic Studies at UC Berkeley, together with the Irish Literary and Historical Society of San Francisco, propose to hold an evening of story-telling in his memory. Stories about Eddie, stories we heard Eddie tell, stories Eddie would have liked.Scheduled presenters will include Robert Tracy (Professor Emeritus, Department of English), Thomas Walsh (Celtic Studies Program), Jamie Stack, and some of Eddie‘s Irish language students.
Hell No, We Won’t Go: Irish America’s Role in Defending the North of Ireland Vote to Reject Brexit. October 31, 2016. Máirtín O’Muilleoir, Finance Minister of Northern Ireland. More information here.
A Poetry Reading by Trevor Joyce. November 1, 2016. More information here.
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Reframing 1916”. November 17, 2016. More information here.
Reflecting on the Rising: The 1916 Centenary. Friday, April 29, 2016. 3:00pm, Maude Fife Room/315 Wheeler Hall. A roundtable discussion of the 1916 Rising and its legacy by UC Berkeley faculty and invited guests. Read more here.
A Reading by Eddie Stack. Tuesday, March 15, 2016. 6:00pm, Maude Fife Room/315 Wheeler Hall.
Read more here.
38th Annual University of California Celtic Studies Conference: UCLA, March 10-13, 2016.
Michael Dietler, Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago. Pritchett Seminar: “Consumption, Entanglement, and Embodied Material Culture: Colonial Encounters in Ancient Mediterranean France”
November 3, 2015. Read more here.
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins: “Ending Global Hunger and Eliminating Poverty: Is It Possible?” October 26, 2015.
“The Critical Importance of Less Commonly Taught Languages” Celtic Studies lecturer Kathryn Klar is a featured speaker. October 16, 2015. B-4 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley. 3-5 pm.
“Facing the Music: Public Imperatives in Seamus Heaney’s Late Poetry/Noli Timere: Reflections on the Life and Work of Seamus Heaney,” Professor Michael Parker, October 6.