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How linguistics can help the historian: Part VII

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

This instalment concludes the series, with an example of linguistics and archaeology working hand in glove to help date a recently discovered pair of Irish-language inscriptions written in the distinctive alphabet known...

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

How linguistics can help the historian: Part VI

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

This instalment outlines how we can scientifically retrieve the original pronunciation of ancient or medieval texts — even when the sounds of the letters are known to have changed over time.

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

How linguistics can help the historian: Part V

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

This instalment looks at how a piece of Strasbourg language planning, having  successfully averted war in Europe for a while, went on to affect the subsequent history of the whole world. 

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

How linguistics can help the historian: Part IV

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

The fourth part of Dr Anthony Harvey's weekly series, designed for a non-specialist readership. It's not too late to catch up: the earlier parts are all still here!

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

How linguistics can help the historian: Part III

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The third part of our weekly series for an interdisciplinary, non-specialist readership, written by Dr Anthony Harvey, project editor at DMLCS.

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How linguistics can help the historian: Part II

Thursday, 14 May 2020

The DMLCS editor, Dr Anthony Harvey, continues his weekly series for an interdisciplinary, non-specialist readership.

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

How linguistics can help the historian: Part I

Thursday, 7 May 2020

A weekly series for an interdisciplinary, non-specialist readership in which the editor of the Academy's Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources outlines how insights from linguistics can help the historian....

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

Saint Patrick in the DIB

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

To celebrate St Patrick's day, we publish the DIB entry on Ireland's patron saint, by Cormac Bourke.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources