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2020 Online Conference

The Association of Celtic Students of Ireland and Britain was founded as a counterpart to similar graduate and undergraduate associations at the institutional level, providing a space for students to come together and find support both academically and socially. As our field is exceptionally broad, it is not uncommon for students to spend their entire academic career studying medieval Welsh literature, but to never encounter modern Gaelic sociolinguistics. The organization hopes to help bridge these gaps, to provide a place for students from the entire field of Celtic Studies to come together to learn and support each other with a diverse knowledge base and set of personal experiences in the field.

The Association was founded in 2012 by a group of students in Edinburgh, and within three months a conference was held with fifty delegates and a dozen papers, attesting to the importance of the new Association in the context of our field. Since then, the Association has continued to strive forward, with events at the National Eisteddfod in Wales, the National Mòd in Scotland and Seachdain na Gàidhlig (Edinburgh Gaelic Festival). The Celtic Students Conference has been held every year since 2013, including an online conference in 2020 and a hybrid conference in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also publish proceedings of each conference (more information here). We have grown our online presence through Facebook and Twitter, as well as our blog (which you are on right now!) and our podcast (launched in 2020).

The next Celtic Students Conference will be held in Glasgow from the 30th March to the 1st April 2023. The Call for Papers is open until 8th November 2022 here: https://linktr.ee/celticstudentsconference

Keep an eye out on our social media for the latest details and do not hesitate to contact us at celtic.students.council@gmail.com


2021 - 2023

Chair:  Olivia Linda Klee (She/Her) - University of Aberdeen

Treasurer:  Déirdre Ní Mhathúna

Secretary:  Freya Smith (She/Her) - University of Glasgow

Conference Chair:  Erin McNulty (She/Her) - University of Glasgow

Proceedings Editors:  Julieta Abella, and Susannah Paice - Cardiff University

Social Media Officer:  Nina Cnockaert-Guillou (She/Her) - University of Cambridge

Blog Editor:  Emmet Taylor (They/Them) - University College Cork

Podcast Editor:  Alexandra Philbin (She/Her) - University of València

Language Officers:  Kensa Broadhurst, Alan Kersaudy, Liam Crouse - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (UHI), and Fañch Bihan-Gallig

Ordinary Members:  Isla Parker - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (UHI), Amy McLaughlan - University of Glasgow, Jeff Justice - University of Edinburgh, Thyra Van Veen, and Stiofán Ó Briain (sé/é) - University College Dublin


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