Guto'r Glyn and Fifteenth-Century Wales Conference

Posted on 17 August 2012
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Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen, where Guto’r Glyn spent much time in his final years, and where he was buried.

From the 11th-13th September, the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies will host the Guto’r Glyn and Fifteenth-Century Wales Conference in Aberystwyth.

This international conference celebrates the near completion of the centre’s five-year project on the poetry of Guto’r Glyn which has been sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Wales.

The conference has a full and varied programme of events and lectures with 26 papers due to be presented discussing various aspects of language, literature, material culture, and history in the fifteenth century. The plenary lectures will be given by Professor Anne Curry (University of Southampton) on Soldiers from Wales, Professor Damian McManus (Trinity College Dublin) on Irish classical poetry, and Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams (Aberystwyth) on the poetry of Guto'r Glyn (in Welsh with simultaneous translation).

During the conference, the centre will also launch their new electronic and bilingual edition of Guto’r Glyn’s poetry, which will be freely available on-line, as well as ‘Guto’s Wales’, a website dedicated to the material culture of the Welsh nobility in the fifteenth century.

Events include Voicing the Verse, an evening in the Drwm, the National Library of Wales where Sally Harper of Bangor University will consider the musical accompaniment to late-medieval poetry with performances by Datgeiniaeth and Paul Dooley, and an excursion to Strata Florida Abbey on the final afternoon, followed by a medieval feast at the Ffarmers, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn.

A warm welcome is extended to all those who wish to attend, either for the whole conference or for specific days. For further information and advice on registration, please contact Annie Carruthers on

A full programme of events can be found on our website, please click here

For information about the project, please contact Dr Ann Parry Owen on



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