CFP: 10th Celtic Students Conference

10th Celtic Students Conference (hybrid)
30 March – 1 April 2023
University of Glasgow, Scotland

The Association of Celtic Students (formerly: of Ireland and Britain) will be holding its tenth annual conference from the 30th March to the 1st April 2023. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of greater accessibility, this year’s conference will be a hybrid event. Guests are warmly invited to attend in-person presentations at the University of Glasgow, or to attend online if they prefer. All arrangements are subject to national health advice and restrictions and may change as the situation develops.

We welcome presentations in English and in any of the Celtic languages. We accept papers from current students and recent graduates on any aspect of Celtic Studies, as well as any topic associated with any of the Celtic languages, peoples, literatures, histories, and/or cultures. Conference papers should be between 15-20 minutes in length.

We will also be hosting posters on our online Conference Hub throughout the event. We welcome poster submissions on any aspect of Celtic Studies, in any of the Celtic languages and/or English. If you wish to submit a poster, please contact us at celticstudents.conference@gmail.com.

Abstract submissions of no more than 200 words should be submitted below by 1st November 2022.

For more information, please contact us at celticstudents.conference@gmail.com.


The Association of Celtic Students 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).

Celtic Studies & Language Departments