English-language posts

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Our first text is published online!

This is ‘Canu i Gadfan’ (a song for Cadfan), an extensive poem (178 lines) sung by Llywelyn Fardd about 1150. It is the earliest of three poems composed by twelfth-century Welsh poets to the saints: ’Canu Tylisio’ by Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr and ‘Canu i Ddewi’ by Gwynfardd Brycheiniog will appear shortly on the website. ‘Canu…

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Ninth Bangor Colloquium on Medieval Wales

At the colloquium on 20 October 2018 Martin Crampin will give a paper on ‘The Imaging of Saints in Medieval Wales’, and Ann Parry Owen will deliver a Keynote Lecture on ‘Cain awen gan awel bylgaint – Canu Beirdd y Tywysogion i Gadfan, Tysilio a Dewi’ (Fine poetic inspiration brought by the dawn breeze: the Poets of…

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Stories of the Saints Conference

Past and present members of the ‘Cult of Saints in Wales’ and ‘Vitae Sanctorum Cambriae’ project and advisory panels met in Aberystwyth for the ‘Stories of the Saints’ conference at the National Library of Wales on 3 June 2017. Speakers addressed the Latin and Welsh Lives of David; the Welsh Lives of Martin and Collen;…

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Stories of the Saints at the National Library of Wales

‘The Cult of Saints in Wales’ research project at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, has been engaged in the editing and translating of medieval Welsh saints’ Lives, poetry addressed to the saints, and saintly genealogies. As this project draws to a close, an exhibition of medieval and early…

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Vitae Sanctorum Cambriae: The Latin Lives of the Welsh Saints

The funding for the current ‘Cult of Saints in Wales’ project will come to an end in March 2017, and we are currently completing work on the online editions and exhibition at the National Library of Wales. However, we are delighted to report that new work on saints lives in Wales will continue as the…