Charms, charmers and charming in Ireland contains fourteen papers originally presented at a conference held at University College Cork by the Departments of Early and Middle Irish, Folklore and Ethnology and Study of Religions between 6‒8 May 2016. The focus on innovation and tradition is reflected in the contributors’ choice of the innovative trends in the study of charms as well as their following and critiquing academic traditions established by previous scholarship. More specifically, research in the field of charms carried out in relation to the Irish data is usefully surveyed in the introduction to the volume, noting milestone publications, conferences, institutions and networks that kickstarted thinking and scientific collaboration in the area. The book studies the Irish data exclusively, each of the contributions falling into one of three domains depending on the historiographical, ethnological or philological approach it takes.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Éigse: A Journal of Irish Studies|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 6 Jul 2021|
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