Monday, June 25, 2012

Irish-language Comics -- Digital Versions

The Irish-language comic Rírá is now available for purchase on three digital platforms -- Google Chrome, iPad, and Kindle Fire. The current price is 1,49 euro or 1.99 USD.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Gaelsceal -- Digital Edition

The Irish-language newspaper Gaelscéal is now available in a free digital edition, which can be accessed here.  Associated with this paper is a website that includes a wide variety of educational materials for teachers and learners, including videos and podcasts.  Both look to be valuable resources and are well worth checking out.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Call for Papers -- Sydney 2012

The call for papers has just been issued for a medieval law conference entitled 'Texts: a framework for scholarly, legal and social development', which will be held at the University of Sydney, 25-26 October 2012.  Abstracts for papers of twenty-minutes in length on 'any aspect of Celtic law in the early or Medieval period' are due to Dr. Pamela O'Neill by 30 July 2012.  For more information on this event, visit the University of Sydney Celtic Studies website.

Ph.D. Scholarship, University of Wales

The University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies is offering a three-year Ph.D. scholarship, starting in 2012, for a candidate to study at their facility under the direction of their distinguished faculty.  The candidate will pursue research in one of the following areas: 'the early history of the Celtic languages, medieval Welsh poetry, Romanticism in Wales 1750-1900, and the place-names of Wales'.  Applications are due by 31 July 2012.  For more information on this scholarship, visit the Centre's website.

Call for Papers -- Australia 2013

Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 June 2013


Submissions are invited for twenty-minute papers addressing any scholarly aspect of Celtic Studies. Abstracts of up to 250 words may be emailed to Professor Anders Ahlqvist. The final date for abstracts to be received will be Friday 15 February 2013. Acceptances will be communicated on Friday 1 March 2013. Potential contributors in need of earlier acceptance (for funding applications &c.) may request it with their submissions. A preliminary conference programme will then be posted on the University of Sydney Celtic Studies website, together with further conference information. At the close of the conference, speakers will be asked for submissions in respect of peer-reviewed publication, in a volume to be published by the University of Sydney Celtic Studies Foundation.

Those receiving this announcement are encouraged to make its contents known to anyone else who might be interested."