Hope for Celtic Studies in N America

Is there hope for Celtic Studies in North America? In its current formulation, I think not. This blog entry is a summary of this topic as explained in the Introduction to the volume Celts in the Americas, which offers an alternative course of development to the North American academy’s current approach. Fellow academics are likely…

Celtic Poets in North America – 1st Prototype

I’m happy to say that most of the basic functionality of the first version of the system is now running. I’m currently hosting it on CloudBees at this link. (Please note that, due to the low priority of free web-hosting, it sometimes takes a long time for dormant websites to be reactivated, and you it…

Celtic Poets in North America – 3

In this, my third post about the Celtic Poets in North America Digital Humanities project, I’ll describe some of the functionality I’ve designed for the system, and speculate on how it might be extended. Any comments or suggestions would be welcome. Search Filters In my last post, I described the characteristics of the three kinds…

Celtic Poets in North America – 1

This is the first of a three part blog about a Digital Humanities project (applied to Celtic Studies) on which I’m currently working, under the working title Celtic Poets in North America. In this part I’ll discuss the rationale; in part two I’ll discuss the details of the design; in part three I’ll discuss its…

Launching the blog

As part of re-entering the Digital Humanities world, I’m launching this blog, which I’m calling The Virtual Gael, playing on various associations of the term “virtual.” I was not born into a Gaelic-speaking family or community, but have learnt to speak, read and write Gaelic fairly well. Am I virtually a Gael? (Let’s leave those…