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Undergraduate Study: SMC Programs

Celtic Studies

The Philip and Linda Armstrong Visiting Scholar

Each year the Program invites a Visiting Scholar to teach a course on a topic of particular interest to our students. The Celtic Studies Program acknowledges with sincere thanks the generosity of Philip and Linda Armstrong in making this position possible.

The Visiting Scholar for 2013-2014 will be Dr. Michael Ryan from Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Ryan will be on campus from January to April 2014 and will teach a course on Celtic Archaeology. Among the many prestigious positions Dr. Ryan has held in the fields of Irish archaeology and museums are: President of the Royal Irish Academy; Director of the Chester Beatty Library (where he established it in its new home in the grounds of Dublin Castle; it was awarded Irish Museum of the Year 2000 and European Museum of the Year 2002); Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland; and currently lecturer on Celtic and Viking Ireland at University College Dublin.