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  • ВТОРОЙ ЕВРОПЕЙСКИЙ СИМПОЗИУМ КЕЛЬТОЛОГОВ В УНИВЕРСИТЕТЕ БАНГОРА - НОВЫЕ ВЫЗОВЫ И ПРОБЛЕМЫ КЕЛЬТОЛОГИИ

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ВТОРОЙ ЕВРОПЕЙСКИЙ СИМПОЗИУМ КЕЛЬТОЛОГОВ В УНИВЕРСИТЕТЕ БАНГОРА - НОВЫЕ ВЫЗОВЫ И ПРОБЛЕМЫ КЕЛЬТОЛОГИИ

Левин Ф. Е., Снесарева М. Ю.

The article reviews Second European symposium in Celtic studies held in the University of
Bangor from July,31 st to August,3 rd . The specialists in Celtic archaeology and philology as well
as in Welsh and Irish literary studies participated in the conference. The article outlines the most
thought-provoking papers. The symposium turned out to be a demonstration of current trends in
Celtic studies rather than a place for scholarly discussion. The conference demonstrated that
source studies and philology, disciplines which traditionally prevailed in Celtic studies, retain
their leading positions. Active use of digital technologies has evidently facilitated not only the
process of editing sources and their criticism but also the process of linguistic reconstructions. It
is necessary to single out such prospective topics of the research as the issues of influence in
medieval and early Modern Ireland and Wales, the study of which enables to modify the
perceptions of the level of exclusiveness of Celtic-speaking regions in this period; new readings
of certain narratives and new theories in the field of the evolution of Celtic languages.
The review also draws attention to some problems of contemporary Celtic studies
revealed at the conference: the fragmentation of the studies which caused the absence of
discussion at the symposium, certain methodological crisis in literary studies and the lack of
scholarly focus on social practices.