The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies and the Houston Society of the Archaeological Institute of America present The Celtic Project lecture series. The second lecture is entitled "Ritual and Beliefs Transformed Under Empire: Effects of Rome’s Conquest on the Celts" and focuses on how recent archaeological discoveries in Ireland are transforming our understanding of the Roman impact on religion in Iron Age Europe.
The rituals and beliefs practiced by the Celts are preserved in places where they worshiped and in the objects they left behind. Dr. John Soderberg will explore how, through these artifacts, Ireland offers insights into Iron Age religions and how worship changed in the wake of the Roman Empire.
Dr. John Soderberg is the Managing Director of the Anthropology Laboratories at the University of Minnesota and President of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies. His main research interest is the development of large religious centers in Ireland from the Iron Age to the Middle Ages. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and his M.A. from the Irish Studies Program at Boston College.
Speaker(s): Dr. John Soderberg
Date: February 15, 2012
Location: Cullen Hall
Length: 87 mins