Ulster University’s celtic researchers strengthen connection to Brittany

Irish and Celtic Studies research at Ulster University is involved in research across the breadth of the discipline, in particular Early and Modern Irish Literature, Celtic Philology and Linguistics, Irish and European Ethnology and Folklore, Manuscript and Textual Studies and Revivalism.

The university has announced is that Dr Maxim Fomin, Research Director – Modern Languages and Linguistics at UU, has been appointed Visiting Professor at University of Western Brittany (Brest) at the Centre for Research in Breton and Celtic (CRBC) for five years.

Since 2017, Dr Fomin has been the Irish lead of a two-year, European Union certified Master’s degree programme (via Erasmus) entitled ‘Celtic languages and Cultures in Contact’. 

This year sees the fourth year of the programme and it recruits each year between 15-20 students, with several of its graduates moving on to do PhD projects at Ulster University, Harvard, Stanford and Limerick.

Within this collaboration, a number of BA and PhD students at Ulster availed of the opportunity to visit Brest as part of the Erasmus agreement to spend one semester there and to attend summer school in Breton and Celtic Studies.