Antone Minard

Antone Minard, born and raised in San Diego, received his PhD in folklore and mythology from UCLA. His specialty is Celtic languages and literature.

After completing his PhD, he lived for a while in Aberystwyth, Wales, where he was a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and contributed to An Atlas for Celtic Studies: Archaeology and Names in Ancient Europe and Early Medieval Britain and Brittany as well as an encyclopedia called Celtic Culture. Locally, he works with the Centre for Scottish Studies to offer courses in that area, and is planning to offer a Welsh language course through the Vancouver Welsh Society.

Beyond Celtic studies, he has a strong interest in other traditions’ folk narrative (myths, legends and folktales) and folk beliefs—especially superstitions and beliefs about the natural world. He is also a book collector.

Previously taught:

  • A Wee Bit of History: Early Scotland (55+)   SCFC878
  • Canada’s Celtic Roots   LIB121
  • Dragons and Druids: Welsh History and Mythology   AHCP286
  • Early Medieval Scotland   AHCP100
  • Heroes and Villains of the Middle Ages   AHCP172
  • Italian Culture and Traditions: The Witch Who Brings Christmas (Surrey)   AHCP133
  • Legends about Landmarks: Why Places Tell Stories (55+)   SCFC835
  • Rebel Queens and Fish Sauce: Life in Roman Britain   AHCP139
  • Saturday Forum | A Penny for Your Thoughts: Changing Coins in a Changing Culture  
  • Saturday Preview | A Penny for Your Thoughts: Changing Coins in a Changing Culture (Surrey)  
  • The Emerald Isle: Irish History and Mythology   AHCP265
  • The Folklore of Scotland   AHCP112
  • What Is Folklore? (Surrey City Centre Library)   AHCP187
  • Where Did English Come From? (And Where It's Gonna Go) (55+)   SCFC759

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