Category Archives: Language

Saga Conference Part II: On Support and Controversy – A Newcomer’s Perspective

This was not my first conference. But it was the first time that I went to a conference of this size and importance, and when I registered for it, I was as excited about it as my 17-year-old self before … Continue reading

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A Semantic Pet Peeve

As Medievalists, we get the short end of the stick. Our discipline is only defined in relation to others. Indeed, the very name is a derogatory relegation to secondary importance, a placeholder between the Classical era and the Renaissance. This … Continue reading

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The Truth About Celtic Runes

I saw a facebook ap recently called “Celtic Runes”. A friendly note from a frustrated medievalist: I know runes are all mysterious and such (a PSA for another day), and so are the Celts (ditto), but there is no such … Continue reading

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