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About the Second European Symposium in Celtic Studies

Background to the Symposia

The European Symposia in Celtic Studies continue the series of five German-speaking symposia, which took place in 1992 (Gosen near Berlin), 1997 (Bonn), 2001 (Marburg), 2005 (Linz) and 2009 (Zurich). The First European Symposium in Celtic Studies was held in 2013 in Trier.

The European Symposia in Celtic Studies are organised on behalf of Societas Celtologica Europaea.

ESCS comes to Bangor University

At the First European Symposium in Celtic Studies in Trier, SCE accepted an invitation by Prifysgol Bangor University to hold its second symposium at Bangor. Prifysgol Bangor University, established 1884, is located on the beautiful north Wales coast on the Menai Straits. With views of Snowdonia to the South and Anglesey to the North, its landscape setting is second to none. As one of the oldest and leading Universities in Wales, it has a long tradition of teaching and researching the history, archaeology, cultures and languages of Wales and the wider Celtic World. It also is the leading Welsh-speaking University in Wales, with many of its degree programmes not only available through the medium of English, but also the medium of Welsh.

As has been established by the earlier German-speaking Symposia and the First European Symposium in Celtic Studies, the Second European Symposium in Celtic Studies aims to bring together scholars from all sub-disciplines of Celtic Studies. Papers dealing with the languages, literature, culture, history, archaeology, music, religion and many other aspects of the wider Celtic World are warmly welcome, and we hope that the conference will provide an exciting and entertaining mix of different contributions from all these and more fields.

Call for Papers

The call for papers is open until 31 January 2017. Decisions about the acceptance of papers will be made before 28 February 2017. The preliminary programme is expected to become available on 15 March or shortly thereafter. Please note for papers to be firmly accepted, delegates must have registered before a final decision on the acceptance of a paper can be made.

Conference Registration

Conference registration will open on 1 October 2016. Early bird registration will close on 31 March 2017. General registration will remain open until 21 July 2017. The conference will take place in the Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG. Registration at the conference desk directly at the venue will be possible from 31 July to 2 August 2017.

For booking of accommodation in the University’s Halls of Residence, please follow the links provided on the registration page. Please note that the University’s Halls are c. 10 minutes walking distance from the conference venue in Main Arts Building.

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