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Ken Nilsen is Professor and Chairman of the Celtic Studies Department and holder of the Sister Saint Veronica Chair of Gaelic Studies at St. Francis Xavier University. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and has a Masters degree and Phd. in Celtic Studies from Harvard University.
He teaches courses in Scottish and Irish Gaelic, Celtic literature and folklore. His research interests include the Celtic languages in North America. He has recorded on audio and video tape native speakers of Scottish and Irish Gaelic, Breton and Welsh, in Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Wales and North America (for two short samples of PEI Gaelic go here). Since 1987 he has contributed over sixty-five Gaelic pieces to the Antigonish weekly Casket which consist of material he has collected from Danny Cameron of Malden, Massachusetts, one of the last speakers of mainland Nova Scotia Gaelic. (For a children's rhyme recited by Danny Cameron click here.) His publications are available here.
Gaelic was first taught at STFX in 1891 and the Celtic Studies Department
was established in the 1960s. A brief history of the St. F. X. Celtic
Studies Department is available here.
Here is a small collection of photographs he has taken of Gaelic signs in Nova Scotia.
If you would like to take a look go here .
If you would like to take a look at some of his photographs of Gaelic
signs taken in Ireland go here
If you want to find some more information on Gaelic culture and language I recommend you take a look at these sites:
Fàilt' ort gu Sabhal Mór Ostaig
Gaelic Home Page from Sunsite
U of Stirling Home Page in Gaelic
Màiri Sìne Lamond, a Graduate of Celtic Studies at StFX
Dr. Ken Nilsen Voice: (902) 867-2116 Professor Fax: (902) 867-5395 Celtic Studies Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org St. Francis Xavier University XEL: http://cwaves.stfx.ca P. O. Box 5000 St F X: http://www.stfx.ca Antigonish, N. S. B2G 2W5
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