Press Releases 2017

International Celtic Studies publication to be officially launched by UWTSD academic

21.11.2017

A major international Celtic studies publication will be launched at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David this week.  

COVERCeltic Religions

Celtic Religions in The Roman Period: Personal, Local and Global by Associate-Professor Ralph Haeussler (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) and Professor Anthony King (University of Winchester) is the output of the thirteenth international workshop of the F.E.R.C.AN. project (fonts epigraphici religionum Celticarum antiquarum) which was held in Lampeter in October 2014.  This multi-authored book brings together new work, from a wide range of disciplinary vantages, on pre-Christian religion in the Celtic-speaking provinces of the Roman Empire, from Britain and Portugal to Italy and the Balkan provinces. The twenty-six chapters are the work of international experts in the fields of ancient history, archaeology, linguistics, and Celtic studies from across Europe.

Associate-Professor Ralph Haeussler is a Senior Lecturer in Roman history and archaeology on UWTSD’s Lampeter campus.  He said:

“We’re delighted with the interest shown in our new publication and we’re very much looking forward to the official launch event of the book. New discoveries and new research mean that our knowledge of pre-Christian religions, deities and sanctuaries across Rome’s Celtic-speaking provinces is constantly growing and evolving. The various chapters show how indigenous religious understandings of the Iron Age were both preserved and changing within the globalising world of the Roman empire and how these developments even impacted on Welsh identity and mythology. This book reveals the unity and diversity of Celtic religions, the regional particularities as well as pan-Celtic concepts. The book, with more than 500 pages, is fully illustrated with many colour maps, site plans, photographs and drawings of images of Romano-Celtic gods.  Both Tony and myself are very proud of the final output and we’d like to thank everybody who has contributed to the book for their commitment and support.”

The book launch event will be held at 6pm on December 1st in the Founders Library, Lampeter campus. .  Further information about the book can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Celtic-Religions-Roman-Period-Publications/dp/1891271253 or https://celticstudies.wales/shop/celtic-religions-in-the-roman-period

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