During my time in the School of Celtic Studies, I had the pleasure of launching the first of what became a series of thematic conferences.
The Colloquium on Genre in Medieval Celtic Literature was held on 27–28 September 2013, at 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The aim of this colloquium was to open up the field to discussion of the concept of genre in medieval literature and in particular in the Celtic vernaculars. The potential of the discussion of genre and generic analysis for the Celtic literatures had not yet been adequately explored. The colloquium therefore sought to invite new research on the subject, with a view to exploring the role genre plays in modern scholarship as well as in the medieval understanding of reading and writing. Its success can be observed in the gradual increase in publications on this topic in recent years.
The original programme can be consulted on the School of Celtic Studies web page.