Fashioning Druids: classical Celts to contemporary couture

Fashioning Druids: classical Celts to contemporary couture

Fashioning Druids: classical Celts to contemporary couture

event Saturday, September 23, 2023 schedule 5.00pm - 6.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
event Saturday, September 23, 2023 schedule 5.00pm - 6.00pm BST
  • a druid playing the harp
In-person and online | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Art and culture, Humanities
Location: 
GR06/07 Faculty of English | View details

Celtic druids have been interpreted in myriad ways from Classical writers to the modern opera stage. Prompted by a presentation on druids for a major fashion house earlier this year, this talk considers thematic similarities between Classical Greek and Roman and medieval Irish depictions of druids, before asking how these sources influence contemporary re-fashioning of these ancient figures.

Join Brigid Ehrmantraut of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic to find out why a fashion designer was interested in druids.

If we're lucky, we'll get to see the clothes that were inspired by Brigid's presentation.

Speaker

Brigid Ehrmantraut (St John's)

brigid

Brigid Ehrmantraut is a PhD student in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic who works on Medieval Irish and Medieval Welsh literature. She is also a Research Affiliate with the Classical Influences and Irish Culture (CLIC) Project at Aarhus University and an editorial assistant for the North American Journal of Celtic Studies. In October, she will take up a Junior Research Fellowship at St John's College to write a book on the reception of Classical Latin literature in medieval Ireland.

Booking information

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Location

GR06/07 Faculty of English
9 West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP
United Kingdom
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