Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Celtic papers CFP for Leeds


Are you working on a project that would make a good session or single paper at the Leeds conference? If so, there is still time to upload your proposal on the Congress website here.

The conference theme is ‘Food, Feast, and Famine’, but the organisers also accept proposals on topics unrelated to the theme. It would be good to see as many papers and sessions from Celticists as possible, whether from experienced, early-career, or postdoctoral scholars, or from postgraduate students. The Leeds conference is renowned as a safe and friendly space to present your research. So I would encourage you to send in your proposals as soon as possible, as the portal will close before too long.

Helen Fulton (Programme Committee, Celtic Strand) helen.fulton@bristol.ac.uk
NUIG offers four-year PhD scholarships

NUI Galway offers four-year PhD scholarships in a variety of disciplines, including humanities and (especially) digital humanities. Past holders of these scholarships include students in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Please see the call for applicants for more information.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Philipps Universität Marburg

The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Department of Classical Language Studies invites applications for the following fulltime position to be filled in summer semester 2017

Professorship (W2) in Celtic Studies

The candidate (m/f) will have to represent the subject area in research and teaching with the following profile:
We seek candidates who have proven their academic excellence in the area of Celtic Studies with a focus on medieval language and literature. Candidates should have excellent philological expertise in medieval Irish and/or Welsh and profound knowledge in linguistics and/or literary studies in the particular language. We require very good knowledge in the area of other medieval or modern Celtic languages and expect international academic activities in one or more of the areas mentioned above and an open-mindedness for contemporary topics in the area of Celtic Studies.
The future holder of the post will teach in the bachelor and master degree courses of the B.A. “History of Languages, Texts and Cultures”, B.A. “European Literatures” and the M.A. “Celtic Studies” as well as supervise PhD students. Hence, proven teaching experience covering the whole spectrum of the field is required. In addition to the teaching experience, the willingness to work together in these contexts and to actively participate in the ongoing development of the faculty and academic administration is expected.
Candidates are required to have experience with the successful and independent acquisition of externally-funded projects and be ready to participate actively in interdisciplinary research groups, i.e. the Forschungszentrum Deutscher Sprachatlas, the Department of Medieval German Language and Literature and the Department of English Language and Literature. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.
Conditions of employment based on § 61 and § 62 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (HHG) are valid. A prerequisite is the German Habilitation or equivalents. The Philipps-Universität Marburg places great importance on the intensive mentoring of students and doctoral candidates; therefore, the regular presence of the teaching staff is required.
The Philipps-Universität Marburg aims to employ more women in academic research. Women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. The Philipps-Universität Marburg aims to position itself as a family-friendly university; applicants with children are welcome to apply. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be favoured as described in SGB IX (§ 2, Abs. 2, 3).
Applications either in German or English. Applicants should send a letter stating their qualifications and teaching abilities, a CV, copies of certificates and diplomas, a list of courses taught and a list of publications (publications only upon request) directly to: The President of Philipps-Universität Marburg, Biegenstraße 10, 35032 Marburg, Germany. Please also send your application via email to bewerbung@verwaltung.unimarburg.de. Application must be received by October 23rd, 2015. Please only submit copies of your application documents, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kelleher Lecture 2014

The 11th John V. Kelleher Lecture will be given by Ann Parry Owen of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies on 9 October 2014 at 5:00 in the Harvard Faculty Club. The title of her talk is "'An audacious man of beautiful words': Ieuan Gethin (c.1390-c.1470)." A reception follows.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Call for Papers -- Celtic Mythology Conference

Here is the call for papers for the Second Colloquium on "Thinking about Celtic Mythology in the 21st Century," which will be held 8-9 November 2014 at the University of Edinburgh:

"Paper proposals are invited for the 2nd Colloquium on Thinking About Celtic Mythology in the 21st Century, to be held on 8-9 November at the University of Edinburgh. The deadline for proposals is 15 October 2014. If you would like to submit a proposal please contact Dr Emily Lyle:


The 1st colloquium held at the University of Edinburgh in October 2013 was designed to give an opportunity for extended discussion and included a forum on 'The Way Ahead' under the chairmanship of Professor Rob Dunbar. We hope in this 2nd Colloquium to offer a wide-ranging set of papers on the theme of 'Thinking about Celtic Mythology in the 21st Century.'"

For more information on this event, visit the colloquium website.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Call for Papers -- CSANA Conference 2015

The joint CSANA and California Celtic Conference will be held 5-8 March 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for papers on any aspect of Celtic Studies are welcome and are due to conference organizers by 20 November 2014.

Call for Papers -- Kalamazoo 2015

Here is the call for papers for the CSANA panels at Kalamazoo 2015:

"On behalf of the Celtic Studies Association of North America, Frederick Suppe is organizing two panels of papers for the 50th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies to occur in Kalamazoo, Michigan during May 14 – 17, 2015.  The first session will feature “New Work by Young Celtic Studies Scholars” and welcomes recent research on any topic relevant to Celtic Studies—in any discipline and relating to any of the Celtic countries and their cultures—by scholars who have not yet completed their final degree or who have not yet earned tenure.
The second session welcomes papers relating to “Travel, Maps, and Itineraries in Medieval Ireland and Britain” (very broadly construed) and is co-sponsored by the American Society for Irish Medieval Studies.  Presenters are expected to be members of either CSANA or ASIMS at the time of the 2015 congress; both have very reasonable dues for membership, especially for young scholars.

Scholars who wish to propose a 20-minute paper for inclusion in one of these sessions should send a paper proposal (including both a one-page abstract of the topic and a completed Participant Information Form) to Professor Suppe by Monday, September 15, 2014.   The Participant Information Form is available online at http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress.  Contact Information for Professor Suppe:

     Professor Frederick Suppe
     Department of History
     Ball State University
     Muncie, IN  47306

Phone: 765-285-8783
FAX: 765- 285-5612