E.C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture
Edmund Crosby Quiggin (1875-1920) was the first teacher of Celtic in the University of Cambridge. His extraordinarily comprehensive vision of Celtic studies offered an integrated approach to the subject; his combination of philological, literary and historical approaches paralleled those which his older contemporary, H.M. Chadwick, had already demonstrated in his studies of Anglo-Saxon England and which the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic continues to seek to emulate.
The E. C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture, established in 1993, is delivered by a scholar who is invited to Cambridge for the occasion, on aspects of philology and the textual culture of the Celtic and Germanic languages and literatures taught in the Department.
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Previous Quiggin Memorial Lectures
Quiggin Memorial Lecture 2009
Delivered by Professor Carole Hough, Universtiy of Glasgow on Thursday 3 December, the lecture was entitled ‘Toponymicon and lexicon in north-west Europe: “ever-changing connection” ‘.
Quiggin Memorial Lecture 2008
Dr Uáitéar Mac Gearailt, St Patricks College, Drumcondra, gave the 2008 Quiggin Memorial Lecture entitled ‘The date of the Middle Irish version of Táin Bó Cúailnge‘, on Thursday 4 December 2008.
Quiggin Memorial Lecture 2007
Professor Henrik Williams, University of Uppsala, Sweden gave the 2007 Quiggin Memorial Lecture entitled ‘Rune-stone inscriptions and queer theory’ on Thursday, 29 November 2007.
Quiggin Memorial Lecture 2006
Professor Erich Poppe, University of Marburg, Germany gave the 2006 Quiggin lecture entitled ‘Of Cycles and Other Critical Matters in Medieval Irish and Other Insular Literatures’ on Thursday 30 November.