Saints and the names of places in Wales and Scotland

Posted on 8 June 2012


What can we learn about Celtic saints and their cults from studying place-names? What can we learn about the significance and date of the place-names from the study of saints’ cults?

These are just some of the questions which will be addressed in the upcoming ‘Saints and the names of places: Wales and Scotland’ forum, due to be held 9 June in Aberystwyth’s National Library of Wales and hosted by the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies (CAWCS).

The day is intended to showcase the work of the Glasgow project ‘Commemorations of saints in Scottish place-names’ (funded by the Leverhulme Trust), and to present similar work that is being undertaken in Wales.

Keynote speakers will include various luminaries in the field of Celtic studies: David Parsons, Karen Jankulak, Jonathan Wooding, Thomas Clancy, Gilbert Markus and Rachel Butter.

Please contact for further details or call (01970) 636543. Those wishing to register for the forum must do so 1 June; the registration form can be found by clicking on the following link:  

In other news, the application deadline for Postgraduate Research degrees and PhD scholarships is fast approaching and should be completed and returned to CAWCS no later than 31 July 2012. For further details about the application process, please click on the link below:  



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