Monday, May 14, 2012

Irish Conference of Medievalists -- Program

The program for the 2012 Irish Conference of Medievalists, which will be held 5-7 July at University College Dublin, has just been posted on the conference website.  Information about registration, travel, and accommodations is forthcoming.

Celtic Position -- St. Francis Xavier University

"The Department of Celtic Studies at St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for a nine-month, limited-term position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications.  The position will commence on 1 September 2012.  The successful candidate will have a PhD, or be near completion, in Celtic Studies or closely related field.  Fluency in Scottish Gaelic as well as teaching experience and publications are desirable.  Candidates will be expected to teach three courses for each of two semesters including Scottish Gaelic at the first and/or second-year level; other courses to be determined. Electronic submission of application materials is requested.  Please send a CV and letter of application containing a summary of teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of teaching and research interests to Dr. Michael Linkletter, Chair, Department of Celtic Studies, at the following e-mail address: mlinklet[at]  Please also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent by referees to the same e-mail address.  Consideration of applications will begin on 1 June 2012 and continue until the position is filled.  The position is subject to budgetary approval. 

All qualified candidates, especially women and members of minority groups, are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  St. Francis Xavier University is committed to the principle of employment equity."

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Irish Language Courses in Kerry -- Summer 2012

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, a cultural organization in the Kerry Gaeltacht, is hosting "a wide range of intensive Irish Language Courses for Adults suitable for all levels" this summer.  Different classes start at different times and include language instruction as well as cultural activities.  The full roster of courses together with registration and accommodation information can be found on the Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne website.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Irish Language Courses for Adults -- Dublin and Carlow

Gaelchultúr is hosting Irish language classes for adult learners in Dublin and Carlow.  Classes begin on May 21.  They will be held one night a week and run for six weeks.  The cost for the course is 120.00 Euro.  For more information on these classes, including the registration process, visit the Gaelchultúr website.

Harvard Celtic Colloquium 2012 -- Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting paper abstracts to the 32nd Annual Celtic Colloquium, which will be held at Harvard University, 5-7 October 2012, has been extended till 14 May 2012.  Abstracts can be submitted via email.  For more information, visit the colloquium website.