The Vitae Sanctorum Cambriae project is very excited to announce the discovery of a new medieval Life of St Cybi. David Callander (research associate on VSC 2017–8) came across the Life while researching the Jesuit scholar William Farrar. The Life survives only in Yale, Beinecke Library, Osborn fb229, a manuscript previously unknown to Welsh scholarship, … Continue reading New Life of St Cybi Discovered
Two poems to St David now published Iolo Goch, Mawl i Ddewi Sant This long cywydd by one of the foremost poets of the fourteenth century is a clear indication of the national importance of the cult of St David. Iolo Goch was a poet from north-east Wales, and in stating his intention to undertake … Continue reading Poems in praise of St David
This is ‘Canu i Gadfan’ (a song for Cadfan), an extensive poem (178 lines) sung by Llywelyn Fardd about 1150. It is the earliest of three poems composed by twelfth-century Welsh poets to the saints: ’Canu Tylisio’ by Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr and ‘Canu i Ddewi’ by Gwynfardd Brycheiniog will appear shortly on the website. ‘Canu … Continue reading Our first text is published online!
At the colloquium on 20 October 2018 Martin Crampin will give a paper on ‘The Imaging of Saints in Medieval Wales’, and Ann Parry Owen will deliver a Keynote Lecture on ‘Cain awen gan awel bylgaint – Canu Beirdd y Tywysogion i Gadfan, Tysilio a Dewi’ [Fine poetic inspiration brought by the dawn breeze: the Poets of … Continue reading Ninth Bangor Colloquium of Medieval Wales
The funding for the current ‘Cult of Saints in Wales’ project will come to an end in March 2017, and we are currently completing work on the online editions and exhibition at the National Library of Wales. However, we are delighted to report that new work on saints lives in Wales will continue as the … Continue reading Vitae Sanctorum Cambriae: The Latin Lives of the Welsh Saints
Members of the project team shared recent work arising from the project during the summer. Jane Cartwright organised a session on saints in Wales for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Leeds, and gave a paper along with colleagues Martin Crampin and Jenny Day. Jane was also invited to the University of Marburg in … Continue reading Recent talks in Leeds & Marburg