Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UCLA Celtic / CSANA Conference 2012

Here is the call for papers for the 2012 UCLA Celtic / CSANA Conference. Hyperlinks in the original announcement have been modified to suit the blog's format:

"CALL FOR PAPERS­ University of California Celtic Studies Conference/Annual Meeting of the Celtic Studies Association of North America, March 8-11, 2012

Members of CSANA are invited to submit paper proposals on Celtic topics for this upcoming conference, sponsored jointly by the UCLA Celtic Colloquium, the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the UCLA Department of English, the UCLA Indo-European Studies Program, the UCLA Dean of Humanities, and California State University, Bakersfield, along with the Celtic Studies Association of North America.

The proposal should be no longer than a double-spaced page and should indicate any audio-visual needs. Proposals may be submitted to Joseph Nagy as late as January 13 (Friday), and those whose proposals have been approved by the program committee will be informed no later than the end of that month.

Only proposals from members of CSANA in good standing (i.e., fully paid-up members) will be accepted. For information on how to join CSANA or renew your membership, please see the website.

Invited speakers include Thomas Clancy (Univ. Glasgow); Fiona Edmonds (Cambridge); Sìm Innes (Harvard); Tara MacLeod (Notre Dame); Torsten Meissner (Cambridge); Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley); Brian Ó Conchubhair (Notre Dame); Nollaig Ó Muraile (NUI Galway); Paul Russell (Cambridge); David Stifter (Maynooth); and Karin Stüber (Univ. Zürich).

A special session on texts pertaining to the “heroic biography” of Conchobar mac Nessa is being organized by Chantal Kobel (Trinity College Dublin) and Anna Pagé (UCLA).

Plans are also afoot for a reception Thursday evening, a concert Friday evening, a banquet in Westwood Village (next to the UCLA campus) Saturday evening, and an expedition Sunday afternoon for conference members staying on after the final paper session (which should be over by three o’clock). Details will be forthcoming.

For information about hotels in the UCLA area, see:
(Note: the UCLA Celtic Colloquium does not vouch for the “Banana Bungalow.”)

We hope to see you here in March! For more information, please contact Professor Joseph Nagy, co-chair of the program committee."

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Call for Papers -- Cambridge Colloquium 2012

"The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge invites paper proposals from Masters and Doctoral students for its annual interdisciplinary postgraduate conference."

The theme for this year's conference, which will take place on February 25, is "Junctions and Crossroads."

Proposals of no more than 250 words are due to conference organizers by 19 December 2011.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ICM 2012

The 26th Irish Conference of Medievalists will take place at University College, Dublin on 5-7 July 2012.  A call for papers is forthcoming and will be posted on the ICM website.

IASIL Montreal 2012

The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures has put out a call for papers for its conference on 'Weighing Words: Interdisciplinary Engagements with and within Irish Literatures'. The conference will be held 30 July through 3 August 2012 at Concordia University, Montreal. Proposals of 250 to 500 words and brief author biographies are due to conference organizers by 1 March 2012.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NAACLT Conference 2012

The North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers has just announced that its 2012 conference will be held at Indiana University from May 30 to June 2.  Further information about the conference will soon be available on the NAACLT website, and a call for papers is forthcoming.