Monday, June 28, 2010

Call for Papers -- Ireland and Modernity Conference

The final call for papers has just gone out for Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference, which will be held at the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, from the 11th to the 13th of November, 2010.  Abstracts of less than 350 words should be emailed to the conference committee on or before August 16th, 2010.  Additional information can be found on the conference website.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ars Lyrica Celtica

The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations has just announced the publication of the seventeenth volume of its journal. This volume, entitled Ars Lyrica Celtica, has a Celtic theme and includes articles by several CSANA members.  For information on how to obtain a copy, send an email to the society at this address.

Monday, June 21, 2010

International Congress of Celtic Studies, Maynooth 2011

The XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies will be held at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth from August 1-5, 2011. The official call for papers is forthcoming, and early registration begins in September. For additional information, please visit the Congress website.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Petition to Save Palaeography at King's College London

The Executive at King's College London is considering a proposal to eliminate the institution's Chair of Palaeography, which is unique in the UK. The move has not sat well with medievalists around the world, who have put together an online petition to save the position. Those interested in saving this important chair can read and sign the petition here.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Seventh Australian Conference of Celtic Studies

The preliminary program for the Seventh Australian Conference of Celtic Studies to be held at the University of Sidney from September 29 through October 2, 2010 has just been posted on the university's website. For more information on the conference, contact Professor Anders Ahlqvist.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Coimicí Gael

Coimicí Gael just announced that the first issue of their Irish-language comic Rírá has been shortlisted for the Eagle Awards, which are described in their press release as 'like the Oscars but for comics'. Also shortlisted for awards were Mike Lynch for best new writer and John Cullen for best new artist. Fans can vote for their favorites, including Rírá, on the Eagle Awards website.