Carantes Announcement

We are Carantes (from Proto-Celtic * karants ), and we want to invite you to help protect the field we all love from the global growth of Fascism and Far-Right movements. If that is all you need to hear, email us at and we will add you to our mailing list. But, if you want the full story, here it is.  We are a group of young scholars who met at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies' Summer School in 2022, who, after the episode of the Association of Celtic Students' Podcast about Celtic Studies, Fascism, and the Far-Right , came together to form a reading group. As time went on, supervisors, senior scholars, fellow students, and others expressed interest in supporting us and getting involved. So, here we are today, with a shiny new logo from the wonderful ForFeda Project , to open our doors and invite you to join us as we learn to better ourselves and help safeguard Celtic Studies.  If you have listened to the aforementioned episode of the Association

Looking Back on the 10th Celtic Students Conference and Looking Forward to the Next Decade of the Association of Celtic Students

  As well as the return of the sun, springtime saw the return of the Celtic Students Conference to the University of Glasgow for the first time since 2017! This conference, held at Glasgow from 30 th March to 1 st April 2023, was kindly supported by Foras na Gaeilge , the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies (University of Glasgow), Culture Vannin , the University of Glasgow , and the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Celtic Languages . This support helped us make this conference the largest in its ten-year history; we welcomed over 120 attendees from 30+ institutions across Europe and North America.   The annual conference is the main event in the calendar of the Association of Celtic Students and organised and run entirely by students working on a voluntary basis . We aim to promote academic work by students in and with Celtic languages and cultures by providing a platform for undergraduate and postgraduate students to present and discuss their Celtic-focused researc

The Blog

Hello everyone, This month's blog post is going to be a little different than normal.  I am the editor of the Association of Celtic Students blog. I joined the Association of Celtic Students at our 2020 conference, where I came on board as one of the co-editors of the blog, which myself and and Freya, currently the Association's Secretary, relaunched back in February 2021 . I have been the sole editor since 2022, and now, with the end of my time as a Celtic Student fast approaching, I am going to be stepping down from my position so a new editor can come on board at our AGM at the end of the month. I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you who have been reading, say goodbye, and talk about the blog. My name is Emmet Taylor. I'm a final year PhD student at University College Cork, where I work in the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, finishing up my thesis on heroes in medieval Irish literature. I have been soliciting articles, editing