Tuesday, September 27, 2011

XII International Symposium of SCN, Helsinki 2012

The call for papers has just been issued for XII International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, which will be held 11-13 June 2012 in Helsinki under the auspices of the Finnish Society for Celtic Studies.  Panel proposals and abstracts for individual papers (200 words or less) are due to the symposium secretary by 29 February 2012.  For more information on the event, visit the symposium website.

Monday, September 12, 2011

CSANA at Kalamazoo 2012

The deadline for submitting paper proposals to the CSANA panels at 2012 International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo has been extended to 15 September 2011.  The themes for the panels are 'Concepts of History, Time, and the Past in Celtic Cultures and Texts' and 'New Work by Young Celtic Studies Scholars'.  Proposals can be submitted to the organizer of the panels, Professor Frederick Suppe, via email.

Irish Language Immersion Weekend -- Madison

The Lowell Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison is hosting an Irish language immersion weekend on 7-9 October 2011. Tuition is $120.00, which includes 'all instruction, evening socials, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch'.  Lodging is available at the Lowell Center , while additional information, including registration forms, can be obtained from Dineen Grow.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Call for Papers Extended

The call for papers has been extended to 16 September 2011 for the University of Ottawa's conference on the Irish language over the next two decades ('The Next 20 Years: Research and Teaching of the Irish Language in North America'), which will be held 27-28 October 2011. For submissions information, visit the conference website.

Online Irish Book Club

Clubleabhar.com 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.  After a brief hiatus during the summer, the book club resumes this month with Nicholas Williams' translation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Eachtraí Eilíse i dTír na nIontas) to be followed by Aodán Mac Póilín and Róise Ní Bhaoill's collection of short stories Bás in Éirinn in October, Eoghan Ó Tuairisc's novel L'Attaque in November, and Breandán Ó hEithir’s novel Lig Sinn i gCathú in December.  For more information on the book club, visit the Clubleabhar website.