1000 Years of Cornish: Writings in and on the Cornish language, c.AD800-1800
Please join us on Tuesday for a special event on ‘1000 Years of Cornish: Writings in and on the Cornish language, c.AD800-1800’. This event will be hosted in a hybrid format so you can join us online via Zoom or in person on campus, if you are in based Sydney. Light refreshments will be provided.
Emeritus Professor Matthew Spriggs is the first Robyn Doohan Visiting Fellow in Celtic Studies (2022 – 2024). Matthew is a recently retired Professor of Archaeology but has a long-standing interest and has published extensively on aspects of Cornish language history. He is also knowledgeable about Cornish archaeology and maintains strong academic networks within Cornwall and the UK more widely. He is currently undertaking a research and publication project ‘1000 Years of Cornish: Writings in and on the Cornish language, c.AD800-1800’. The project is developing a series of critical editions of texts in or about the Cornish language produced during across 1000 years, and is published by University of Exeter Press. Professor Spriggs was the instigator of the publication series and sits on its Editorial Board.
The project aims include:
- Production of academic, critical editions of Cornish language manuscripts and other works, as well as of manuscripts and other works about Cornish pre-AD1800
- Commentaries on the texts giving in-depth historical, theological, dramatical and poetic (where relevant) analysis.
- The insights of others and indeed the academic community in general into interpretation of the texts.
The event will be held on Campus (Woolley Common Room, John Woolley Building) and online via Zoom.