Informational Portal and a specialized Library "The Celtic Arc"
description of the project.
have planned to create a scholarly informational project "The
Celtic Arc" which will be the first Russian informational resource
devoted to Celtic Christianity. The aim of this historical and
culturological project is to attract attention of specialists
in the humanities to the phenomenon of Celtic Church that has
not been covered in Russian language resources. For the firsts
time readers will be offered a solid conception of a project which
will include materials on pre-Christian and Christian history
of the Celts, literary criticism, Celtic art and sources. An interactive
calendar of Celtic and Old English saints with fragments of their
biographies and liturgical texts for their days together with
sections devoted to Celtic prayer and pilgrims will be a wonderful
addition to the project.
project is unique because most of materials are translated and
published in Russian for the first time and they will become available
to a wide range of readers. The total size of the project will
be 20 Megabits. Historians, culturologists, literary critics,
theologians, religious studies scholars and all those interested
in history of the Early Christian Church will be readers of the
we have already done. Authors of the
project have a number of publications on Scandinavian history
and five years of experience in realization of similar informational
projects (one of the examples could be informational and analytical
portal "Woman in Religions", http://woman.upelsinka.com,
that was earlier supported by the Russian Science Fund for the
Humanities). At present the authors have developed a conception
for the project, listed a number of materials for transferring
into electronic format, the first translations have been done
and are still being done. The Internet address of the project
of the project.
project consists of the following sections:
Pre-Christian Celtic history (geography, history, religion, gods,
2. "The Celtic Arc" - History of the Celtic Church on the British
Islands. Introduction: а) definition of concepts, b) geography,
c) time-frames; Christianity in Ireland; Christianity in Scotland;
Christian mission in England (The Northern Lands - Northumberland;
Celtic locations in England); "golden ages" of the Celtic Church.
3. Features of Celtic spirituality.
4. Calendar of Celtic and Old English saints with fragments of
their biographies and liturgical texts for their days.
5. Celtic prayer.
6. Pilgrimage to Celtic sacred places.
8. Celtic Christian art.
9. History of study of Celtic Christianity.
of these sections include texts, illustrations, bibliographical
materials and necessary link tools and are independent part of
a unified electronic library. The clear structure of the site
allows to make searches in the library easier.
project is designed for two years (2005-2006).
planned for the end of 2005 - opening of the scholarly informational
project and a specialized electronic library for the project and
filling them up with materials up to 50% of the planned total
amount. Particular attention will be paid to such sections as
"Pre-Christian Celtic history", "The Celtic Arc", "Literature",
"Art" and "History of study of Celtic Christianity". We are also
planning to complete creation of the calendar with biographies
of Celtic saints.
2006 we plan the following: continuation of work on translation
of original sources; completion of work on the following sections:
"Pre-Christian Celtic history", "The Celtic Arch", "Literature",
"Art" and "History of Study of Celtic Christianity"; development
of the following sections and filling them with necessary information:
"Features of Celtic spirituality", "Celtic prayer", "Pilgrimage
to Celtic sacred places"; transferring of prepared materials onto
CD and distribution among University and scholarly libraries that
have no connection to the Internet.
invite you for cooperative work within the theme "Christianity
on the British Islands".
lacks financial and resource support and we would be grateful
for any kind of help.
all questions related to the project please contact us via e-mail
Contact person Ч Marina V. Vorobjova.