North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History


International Conference on Welsh Studies

Bangor University

Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales

26-28 July, 2012

Call for Papers

The NAASWCH Program Committee seeks diverse perspectives on Wales and Welsh culture – as well as proposals focused on the Welsh in North America – from many disciplines including: history, literature, languages, art, social sciences, political science, philosophy, music, and religion. NAASWCH invites participation from academics, postgraduate/graduate students and independent scholars from North America, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

Those wishing to present a paper suitable for a 20-minute reading may submit an abstract (maximum one-page).  Proposals for thematic sessions, panel presentations, or other formats are also welcome.  Please include a brief (one-page) c.v. with your abstract submission.  The abstract-proposal deadline is2 January 2012 but early proposals are encouraged. Participants will be notified by mid-February. E-mail submissions are welcome and will be acknowledged promptly. If you have not received confirmation of your electronic submission within one week, please resend the document.

NAASWCH works to promote scholarship on all aspects of Welsh culture and history; to develop connections between teachers and scholars in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom who are committed to the study of Welsh culture and society, history, language, and literature; to provide an intellectual forum in which scholars and teachers of Welsh culture may share their research and teaching experience, and to provide support for the study of Welsh-North American history and culture.

Please see the NAASWCH website for additional information:

Please submit abstracts or session proposals by no later than 2 January 2012 (electronically if possible) to Professor Tony Brown, School of English, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2DG ( and Dr Andrew Edwards, School of History and Welsh History, Bangor University (

Those who are not submitting proposals but would like to receive conference information should contact Linda Jones, Conference Administrator, College of Arts and Humanities, Bangor University;