Celtic & Scottish Studies

Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2018

Tionndadh Gàidhlig

Conference programme

The conference programme is now available.

Paper abstracts are now available.

Conference registration

Registration is now closed.

Practical Information

The conference will take place between Tuesday 28th August and Thursday 30th August 2018 at the University of Edinburgh main campus, with most events at the Informatics Forum, at the north-east corner of George Square. The campus is a short walk from Edinburgh's historic Old Town, and there are plenty of places to stay and eat nearby.

Getting to Edinburgh

Edinburgh has good travel connections to the rest of the UK, Europe and North America by air and rail. Edinburgh Airport has flights to most major European hubs and plenty of low-cost direct flights. Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport are possible alternatives; there are good rail links between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is well connected to the rest of the UK by rail. Notably, there is a good service between London King's Cross and Edinburgh which takes a little over four hours, and between Manchester and Edinburgh which takes around three hours. Therefore, it is also possible to fly to a London airport or Manchester and get a train.


Accommodation is available via the University's Edinburgh First service:


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Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2018

Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig is a biennial academic conference series established in 2000 to promote research on any and all topics related to Gaelic as well as to promote research through the medium of Gaelic. We welcome the submission of abstracts for research papers and for posters on any area of scholarship relating to Gaelic, including literature (oral and written), song and musical traditions, history, onomastics, linguistics, sociolinguistics, education, language policy, media studies, politics, social policy, economics, and so forth.

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