The XVIIth International Congress of Celtic Studies – Utrecht 2023

Call for papers

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Call For Papers

International Congress of Celtic Studies XVII Utrecht

24-28 July 2023

Utrecht University is honoured to host the 17th International Congress of Celtic Studies, which coincides with the celebration of a centenary of Celtic Studies in Utrecht. Running from Monday to Friday, it includes four days of conference talks, a day of excursions (on Wednesday), and a cultural programme.

We invite all who are interested in sharing and discussing the results of their research in any area of Celtic Studies to submit a proposal for a 20-minute paper, a 90-minute themed session, or a poster presentation, roundtable, or workshop to celticstudiescongress[at] with “Abstract [paper / poster / session / roundtable / workshop] + Last Name” in the subject header. It is possible to submit up to two abstracts: one for a themed session and one as an individual contribution.

Proposals for papers should include the author’s name, affiliation (if any), email address, paper title and a 200-300 word abstract and should be submitted before  16 September 2022. Proposals for roundtables, themed sessions, and workshops should include the name, affiliation (if any) and email address of the organiser(s), as well as a title and a 200-300 word description of the proposal, which should be received before 15 June 2022. Currently proposed themed sessions include “The Next Generation: Children and Young People’s Roles in the Vitality of Scottish Gaelic”, “Cornish linguistics”, “Cornish Verse Drama”, “Middle Breton linguistics and philology”, “Manx Language and Literature”, as well as “The Revival(s) of Manx”.

While we recognize the ongoing and ever mutating public health situation, we plan to offer the International Congress of Celtic Studies XVII in person in Utrecht. We will of course revisit this decision if necessary. Registration is expected to open in autumn 2022. For updates, see the website or Twitter, or join our mailinglist.

We look forward to welcoming you in Utrecht in 2023.



Dr Fiona Edmonds (Lancaster University)

Dr Deborah Hayden (NUI Maynooth)

Dr Stijn Heeren (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Prof. Tríona Ní Shíocháin (NUI Maynooth)

Prof. David Willis (Oxford University)