Early Irish Learning and Society

Date / time: 27 April, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In this lecture, Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards will investigate why Ireland produced an exceptional number of scholars and range of written texts between the 6th and 9th centuries, asserting that this is a crucial topic for historians, not just of Ireland, but also of Celtic Britain (including Wales) as well as Anglo-Saxon England and the Carolingian empire. Professor Charles-Edwards will argue that the reasons for the profusion of Irish teachers of Latin learning lie in the nature of Irish society in the pre-Viking period.

This lecture will take place in-person at Cardiff University: Bute Building Exhibition Space, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff, Wales CF10 3NB.

Find out more and book: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/lectures/early-irish-learning-and-society/