Charms and Magic in Medieval and Modern Ireland

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 17:30 to Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 17:30
Physics Hall, South Campus

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Physics Hall,
South Campus, 
National University of Ireland Maynooth

Friday 6 June

17:30 The spells of blacksmiths and related matters - John Carey (University College Cork)
18:15 The Russell Library - Barbara McCormack (National University of Ireland Maynooth)
18:25 Celebrating 600 years – Maynooth’s earliest Irish manuscript, C 110 - Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
18:45 reception in the Russell Library

Saturday 7 June

9:45 Opening
10:00 Cures and charms in the post-classical period - Cornelius Buttimer (University College Cork)
10:45 Four Irish-language charms collected in Aran in 1895 - Brian Ó Catháin (National University of Ireland Maynooth)
11:15 Charms on call: some comments on ‘the cure’ in Ireland today and in the recent past - Bairbre Ní Fhloinn (University College Dublin)

11:45 tea

12:15 Magical cures in modern Ireland - Peter McGuire (journalist, folklorist)
13:00 Broken bones – thwarted magic? - Eoin Grogan (National University of Ireland Maynooth)
13:30 European charms in Irish folk tradition - Barbara Hillers (University College Dublin)

14:00 lunch

15:00 Medieval Irish impotence magic - Jacqueline Borsje (Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Ulster)
15:45 900 years of the Caput Christi charm – scribal strategies and textual transmission - Ilona Tuomi (University College Cork)
16:15 Coming full circle? c or o in the second Stowe Missal charm - David Stifter (National University of Ireland Maynooth)