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Studia Celtica

Language: English and Welsh

Published annually in December

Print ISSN: 0081-6353 Online ISSN: 2058-5098

About the Journal

As a leading journal in the field of Celtic Studies and published annually by the University of Wales Press, Studia Celtica represents the highest quality research within language, literature, history and archaeology. It is an internationally refereed journal that includes articles, short notes and book reviews. Contributions are received from Celtic experts around the world – from the USA, Australia, Scotland, Ireland and France. The lead editor, Professor Dafydd Johnston, is Director of the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies.



An Early Bronze Age burnt mound trough and boat fragment with accompanying palaeobotanical and pollen analysis at Nant Farm, Porth Neigwl, Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd – Smith et al.

Early Medieval Wales: Material Evidence and Identity – Nancy Edwards

Representations of tonsure in the Book of Kells – Daniel Mc Carthy

The semantics of Tonnad and Deug Thonnaid reappraised – Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha

A reading in Amrae Coluimb Chille: ‘tonn fo ógi oifrind’ – Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha

Some Cornish place-names with *lyw – Alexander Falileyev

A Fifteenth-Century Brenhinedd y Saesson, written by the Aberystwyth Scribe, Dafydd ap Maredudd Glais – Katherine Himsworth

St George for Wales? The Llancarfan wall paintings in their political context – Madeleine Gray

Dr Rudolf Trebitsch and his visits to Wales in 1907 and 1909 – G. M. Awbery



Niamh Wycherley, The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland (Elizabeth Boyle)

Mark Williams, Ireland’s Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth (John Carey)

Joseph P. Clancy (trans.), The Poems of Dafydd ap Gwilym (John K. Bollard)

David Stephenson, Medieval Powys: Kingdom, Principality and Lordships, 1132-1293 (T. M. Charles-Edwards)

Nikolai Tolstoy, The Mysteries of Stonehenge: myth and ritual at the sacred centre (Jonathan Trigg)

Wilson McLeod, Anja Gunderloch, Rob Dunbar (eds), Cànan & Cultar / Language & Culture: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 8 (Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh)

Astrid Petersmann, Die Kelten. Eine Einführung in die Keltologie aus archäologisch-historischer, sprachkundlicher und religionsgeschichtlicher Sicht (Raimund Karl)

Deborah Hayden and Paul Russell (eds), Grammatica, Gramadach and Gramadeg: Vernacular grammar and grammarians in medieval Ireland and Wales (Stefan Schumacher)


Professor Dafydd Johnston, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Dr Penny Dransart, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Dr Karen Stöber, Universitat de Lleida

Professor John T. Koch, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies


Articles to be considered for inclusion in future volumes should be submitted to Dr Penny Dransart (Archaeology), Dr Karen Stöber (History), Professor John T. Koch or Professor Dafydd Johnston (Language and Literature).


All books and other material for review (marked ‘For review in Studia Celtica‘) should be sent to the Administrative Officer, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3HH.

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