Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Call for Papers -- Celtic Mythology Conference

Here is the call for papers for the Second Colloquium on "Thinking about Celtic Mythology in the 21st Century," which will be held 8-9 November 2014 at the University of Edinburgh:

"Paper proposals are invited for the 2nd Colloquium on Thinking About Celtic Mythology in the 21st Century, to be held on 8-9 November at the University of Edinburgh. The deadline for proposals is 15 October 2014. If you would like to submit a proposal please contact Dr Emily Lyle:


The 1st colloquium held at the University of Edinburgh in October 2013 was designed to give an opportunity for extended discussion and included a forum on 'The Way Ahead' under the chairmanship of Professor Rob Dunbar. We hope in this 2nd Colloquium to offer a wide-ranging set of papers on the theme of 'Thinking about Celtic Mythology in the 21st Century.'"

For more information on this event, visit the colloquium website.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Call for Papers -- CSANA Conference 2015

The joint CSANA and California Celtic Conference will be held 5-8 March 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for papers on any aspect of Celtic Studies are welcome and are due to conference organizers by 20 November 2014.

Call for Papers -- Kalamazoo 2015

Here is the call for papers for the CSANA panels at Kalamazoo 2015:

"On behalf of the Celtic Studies Association of North America, Frederick Suppe is organizing two panels of papers for the 50th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies to occur in Kalamazoo, Michigan during May 14 – 17, 2015.  The first session will feature “New Work by Young Celtic Studies Scholars” and welcomes recent research on any topic relevant to Celtic Studies—in any discipline and relating to any of the Celtic countries and their cultures—by scholars who have not yet completed their final degree or who have not yet earned tenure.
The second session welcomes papers relating to “Travel, Maps, and Itineraries in Medieval Ireland and Britain” (very broadly construed) and is co-sponsored by the American Society for Irish Medieval Studies.  Presenters are expected to be members of either CSANA or ASIMS at the time of the 2015 congress; both have very reasonable dues for membership, especially for young scholars.

Scholars who wish to propose a 20-minute paper for inclusion in one of these sessions should send a paper proposal (including both a one-page abstract of the topic and a completed Participant Information Form) to Professor Suppe by Monday, September 15, 2014.   The Participant Information Form is available online at  Contact Information for Professor Suppe:

     Professor Frederick Suppe
     Department of History
     Ball State University
     Muncie, IN  47306

Phone: 765-285-8783
FAX: 765- 285-5612

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Call for Papers -- Gerald of Wales Conference 2015

Here is the call for papers for the Gerald of Wales Conference which will be held at Harvard University 10-11 April 2015:

"New Perspectives on Gerald of Wales: Texts and Contexts

Harvard University, 10-11 April 2015
Gerald of Wales, also known as Giraldus Cambrensis or Gerald de
Barri, is one of the most widely referenced authors of the twelfth
century, and an important source of information for life in the
insular medieval world. Much of his work, however, remains
understudied, with scholarly focus usually limited to his works on
Ireland and Wales, while his religious and other writings remain
almost untouched. Recent scholarship on the complete manuscripts of
his works by Catherine Rooney at the University of Cambridge,
however, as well as recent studies on his ethnographic writings and
the vernacular transmission of his work, has opened up new
possibilities and renewed interest in his life and writings,
including several forthcoming new editions. This conference seeks to
bring together scholars of Gerald of Wales from around the world,
considering this remarkable writer in his own right, both in the
context of the twelfth century and throughout the later Middle Ages,
stimulating new dialogue and allowing a platform for new work in the
    This conference invites papers on any aspect of Gerald’s writing,
    especially welcoming new approaches to his religious writings; the
    transmission of his work in manuscript, including the construction of
    stemma; his relationship to other writers of the twelfth century,
    whether scholastic, historical or otherwise; his relationship with
    the Angevins; and the legacy of his reception in vernacular
    The conference will be hosted by Harvard University’s Department of
    Celtic Languages and Literatures and the Standing Committee on
    Medieval Studies. We are pleased to announce that our plenary
    addresses will be given by Robert Bartlett (University of St Andrews)
    and Huw Pryce (Bangor University). Potential presenters should submit
    an abstract of no more than 250 words to harvardgerald[at] by
    31 October 2014. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in
    For future announcements, see"

Clubleabhar Selections 2014

The online Irish-language book club, Clubleabhar, has announced its selections for the remainder of 2014. The books are Súil le Breith by Pádraig Standún (September), Oileán an Órchiste by Robert Lewis Stevenson (October), An Diabhal ar an Ól by Mícheál Ó Conghaile (November), and Seal san Aetóip by Frank Reidy. For more information on this book club, visit the Clubleabhar website.