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The conference is free and open to the public.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), which is 3 hours later than Pacific time, 5 hours earlier than Ireland and the U.K., and 6 hours earlier than western Continental Europe. Presentations are between 10am and 4pm EDT for the benefit of audiences in other time zones. The featured speaker is Professor Brian Ó Broin (William Paterson University) at 2pm on Saturday, April 2.

There are two Zoom sessions for every day of the conference, one for the morning and one for the afternoon: use the links below. Registration is required but should be free and instantaneous. Some presentations may be recorded at the speaker’s request or to facilitate consideration for the Student Paper Prize. Do not record audio or video as an audience member: the conference is a venue for work in progress and exploratory conversation.


Thursday, March 31, morning sessions (starting 10am): – also, create a free account in advance at for the workshop at 11:30

Thursday, March 31, afternoon sessions (starting 1:15pm):

Friday, April 1, morning sessions (starting 10am):

(No public Zoom link for the Executive Committee meeting on Friday.)

Friday, April 1, afternoon session and social hour (starting 2pm):

Saturday, April 2, morning sessions (starting 10am):

Saturday, April 2, afternoon session and CSANA business meeting (starting 2pm):

Sunday, April 3, morning sessions (starting 10am):

Sunday, April 3, afternoon sessions (starting 1:15pm):


Thursday, March 31

10:00-10:15 ~ Matthieu Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University): Welcome


10:15-10:45 ~ Rebecca Shercliff (University of Cambridge): The Many Lives of a Manuscript: Introducing a New Online Resource for Students

10:45-11:15 ~ Nicole Volmering (Trinity College Dublin): Engaging with Manuscripts in the Digital Space: Accessible Palaeography Training for Students and the General Public


11:30-12:15 ~ Nicole Volmering (Trinity College Dublin): Workshop on using the FromThePage platform for manuscript transcription … To participate actively in this workshop, create a free account in advance at

(Lunch break)


1:15-1:45 ~ Kate Broderick (Independent): Guardians, Not Gatekeepers: Building Inclusive Digital Communities to Advance Celtic Studies

1:45-2:15 ~ Anna Stein (University of Vienna): But Is That Really Celtic?: The Portrayal of ‘the Celtic’ in Museums



2:30-3:00 ~ Tomás Ó Cathasaigh (Harvard University): ‘The Lament of the Old Woman of Beare’: a Case of a ‘Dotty’ Medieval Editor, or of a (Somewhat) Deranged Poetic Persona?

3:00-3:30 ~ Roan Runge (University of Cambridge): ‘One wolf among others, with five or six others’: Transformation and social relationships in Scél Tuáin meic Chairill and ‘The colloquy between Fintan and the Hawk of Achill’

3:30-4:00 ~ Graham O’Toole (Harvard University): Unsettled and Unstable: Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Gráinne’s Kerry Locus in Its Political Context

Friday, April 1

10:00-10:15 ~ Matthieu Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University): Welcome


10:15-10:45 ~ Joseph Eska (Virginia Tech): Focus on Voltino

10:45-11:15 ~ Corinna Salomon (University of Vienna): Lexicon Leponticum newsreel 2022



11:30-12:00 ~ Piero d’Alonzo (Princeton University): Celtic Identity and Continuity in Roman Gaul: A Case Study of Gallo-Roman Offices

12:00-12:30 ~ Alexander O’Hara (Harvard University): The Irish at the Carolingian Court and the Europeanization of Europe


12:45: CSANA Executive Committee Meeting


2:00-2:30 ~ Rachel Martin (Harvard University): Sympathy for the Devil? The Legal Case for Blodeuedd

2:30-3:00 ~ Severine Munro (Bangor University): ‘Ny wnn i amgen no’m bot’: A Queer Feminist Reading of Math uab Mathonwy

3:00-3:30 ~ Celeste L. Andrews (Harvard University): Three Powerful Swineherds Walk into a Triad

From 3:30 on: attempted social hour.

Saturday, April 2


10:00-10:30 ~ Mael Jézéquel (Université de Bretagne Occidentale): Lexical and Semantic Variation along the Coast

10:30-11:00 ~ Myrzinn Boucher-Durand (Harvard University): Memestra eget: Prepositional Variation among Second-Language Speakers of Breton

11:00-11:30 ~ Jeff Justice (South Texas College/University of Edinburgh): Neamhspleáchas? Neo-eisimeileachd? Irish Lessons for the Future of Scottish Gaelic



11:45-12:15 ~ Patrick Wadden (Belmont Abbey College): Lebor Gabála, the Irish, and the English of Ireland in the later Middle Ages

12:15-12:45 ~ Georgia Henley (Saint Anselm College): Marcher Genealogies from Llanthony Priory

12:45-1:15 ~ Jessica Hemming (Corpus Christi College): Loss and Compression: The Elegiac Mode in Englynion and Uta

(Lunch break)

2:00-3:00 ~ Featured speaker: Brian Ó Broin (William Paterson University): Fighting from the Fringe: Rediscovered Poetry from Irish Bards in the Years following the 1607 Flight of the Earls

3:00-4:30 ~ CSANA Business Meeting

Sunday, April 3


10:00-10:30 ~ Larry Eson (Independent): The Inner Chamber of the Goddess and Its Treasure: Shapeshifting, Containment, and Violation in Celtic, Norse, and Classical Myth

10:30-11:00 ~ Sarah Vincent (Independent): Celtic Women and Shieldmaidens Versus the Male Gaze: Archetypal Femininity in Irish and Scandinavian Medieval History



11:15-11:45 ~ Gerit Schwenzer (Independent): United by the Sea?! Viking and the Gaelic-speaking Population on the Western Isles and the Isle of Man

11:45-12:15 ~ Matthias Egeler (Ludwig-Maximilians-University): Gaelic Elements in Icelandic Folklore?

(Lunch break)


1:15-1:45 ~ Hannah Purtymun (University of Iowa): The Intention Behind Literature in Early Medieval Ireland

1:45-2:15 ~ Sarah Waidler (New York University): Where Are the Posthumous Miracles of the Irish Saints?

2:15-2:45 ~ Charlene Eska (Virginia Tech): Anecdote about a Woman in NLS Adv. MS 72.1.26


3:00-3:45 ~ Matthieu Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and everyone who wants to join in: A Conversation on the State of Teaching Celtic in North America and Elsewhere

3:45-4:00 ~ Closing