CONFERENCE: North American Gaels


School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montréal

Date: 14-15 April 2023

Location: Hall Building, Room 1001 (10th Floor)

The North American Gaels Conference brings together over twenty scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the Gaelic languages in North America. Featuring experts on Scots Gaelic, Irish, Manx and Mi’kmaq cultures, the panels include talks on both history and contemporary experience, oral and written literature, geography, music, folklore, film, fieldwork and more. Among the sites of the Gaelic diaspora examined are Québec, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island in Canada; and New York, New England, and Chicago in the United States. The timetable of the conference is still being finalised but please check back on for further information.

The conference is kindly sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, under the ‘Indigenous and International’ project on which this blog is based.

The conference is a collaborative project between: Dr. Natasha Sumner (Harvard University), Dr. Pádraig Ó Siadhail (St. Mary’s University, Halifax), Dr. Aidan Doyle (University College Cork) and Dr. Máirtín Coilféir (Concordia University).