Thursday, March 31, 2011

Manx Conference Deadline Extended

The organizers of the conference on 'The Isle of Man -- Centre of the Celtic World', which will be held 11-14 May 2011 at Manx National Heritage Centre in Douglas, have extended the deadline for paper submissions to 15 April 2011.  Abstracts of 200-300 words should be emailed to Kevin Rottet before that date.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Midlands Viking Symposium 2011

The Midlands Viking Symposium 2011: Viking Age Ireland and its Wider Connections, which is hosted by the Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham, and Leicester, will be held 30 April 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.  The symposium program includes talks by Seán Duffy, Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Patrick Wallace, Eamon Kelly, Catherine Swift, and others.  An opening lecture by John Sheehan and Christina Lee will take place at 6:00 pm the night before at the National Museum of Ireland.  Registration, which includes lunch, is 40 euro.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Call for Papers -- MLA 2011

The call for papers has just gone out for the 2011 MLA panel on 'Language, Literature, and Learning: New Research in Celtic Studies', which is being hosted by The Celtic Languages and Literatures Discussion Group.  Abstracts are due to Richard Murphy by 12 March 2011.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Online Irish Book Club -- Selection for March 2011 is an 'online book club [that] aims to encourage people in Ireland and abroad to read Irish language books'. Registration for groups and individuals is free and can be completed on the Clubleabhar website. The book for the month of March is Anna Heusaff's detective novel Buille Marfach.  The first chapter of the book as well as a comprehensive glossary of the entire novel are available on the Clubleabhar site.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Call for Papers -- Harvard Celtic Colloquium 2011

Here is the call for papers for the 2011 Harvard Celtic Colloquium:

The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; cultural, historical or social science topics; theoretical perspectives, etc.) for their 31st Annual Celtic Colloquium, to take place at Harvard University, October 7-9, 2011. Papers concerning interdisciplinary research with a Celtic focus are also invited. Attendance is free.

Presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes. There will be a short discussion period after each paper. Papers given at the Colloquium may later be submitted for consideration by the editorial committee for publication in the Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium.

Potential presenters should send a 200-250 word abstract suitable for reproduction, plus a brief biographical sketch. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to, faxed, or posted to the departmental address; we encourage submissions in the form of RTF or Word Document email attachments.

Further information available at our website: '

Call for Papers -- Medieval Irish Lexicography

The electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (eDIL) project will host a symposium under the title 'Progress in Medieval Irish Lexicography' on 15-16 September 2011 on the Queen's University Belfast campus.  Abstracts of 200 words are due to conference organizers by 3 June 2011.

Celts in the Americas Conference 2011

Registration information for the Celts in the Americas Conference, which will be held 29 June - 2 July 2011 at Saint Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, is now available online.

CSANA Conference 2011

Registration information for the 2011 CSANA conference, which be held 19-22 May on the campus of The Ohio State University, is now available online.