Call for Papers / Information about conference

Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain ~ Inaugural Conference, Edinburgh 16th March 2013.

Information and Call for Papers.

The conference will be held in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 16 March 2013. The Association has been set up to promote academic and social connections between undergraduate and postgraduate students of Celtic Studies (including those whose courses are specifically Irish, Welsh or Scottish Gaelic etc.), and is currently led by a provisional steering committee (see below). The first permanent committee will be elected at the AGM to be held as part of the inaugural conference. So far the Association and the conference have aroused considerable interest among students in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England, and we hope that the event will be a great success and that it will move to other universities in future years.

Call for papers.

We invite proposals on any topic in Celtic, including language and linguistics, literature, history, folklore etc. Papers should be approximately 15 minutes long; there will also be a poster session. Please send abstracts of between 50 and 200 words to This address can also be used to ask us for further information about any aspect of the conference or the Association. If you have never given a paper before, this is a good opportunity to do so in a supportive environment where you will receive helpful feedback and encouragement. Your topic may be a work in progress or based on class work you have done at your home university.

The deadline for the call for papers is 27th February 2013.

Conference details and registration.
The inaugural conference will be held on Saturday 16th March in the Celtic and Scottish Studies building at 27 George Square, Edinburgh. There will be a welcome social on the evening of Friday 15th March as well as an optional chance to see the city on Sunday 17th. There will be a meal and a social on Saturday evening. In the course of the day there will be presentations, a discussion and debate on the future direction of Celtic Studies, and the Annual General Meeting where the constitution will be agreed and the next committee elected.

The registration form for the conference can be found below. Please fill in your details and send to our email address There will be a £3 registration fee, payable on the day, to cover costs of refreshments etc.


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2012-13 provisional steering committee.

President - Christopher Lewin (University of Edinburgh)
Secretary - Déirdre Ní Mhathúna (University of the Highlands and Islands)
Treasurer - Christina Dick (University of Edinburgh)
Erin Hill (University of Edinburgh)
David McCay (University of Edinburgh)
Stuart Dunmore (University of Edinburgh)

Form for registration.

Please return with your detailed typed in to

Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain conference: registration form.

Edinburgh 16th March 2012.

Delegate information.

Full name:
Phone number(s):
Email address:
Dietary and other special requirements:
I intend to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster: YES / NO.


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