International Conference on Welsh Studies

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North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH)
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International Conference on Welsh Studies

Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

23-25 July, 2014

Call for Papers

The NAASWCH Program Committee seeks diverse perspectives on all aspects of 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 is 3 January 2014 but early proposals are encouraged. Participants will be notified by mid-February. Email submissions are preferred and will be acknowledged promptly. If you have not received confirmation of your electronic submission within one week, please resend the document.

In 2014, our keynote presentations open dialogue on two centenary topics, the Great War and Dylan Thomas:

--Thomas Dilworth (Windsor): David Jones and the Great War

--Kurt Heinzelman (Texas): The Disappearance of Dylan Thomas

--Chris Williams (Cardiff): Cartooning the First World War in Wales

Visit the NAASWCH website for additional information:

Submit abstracts or session proposals by no later than 3 January 2014 (electronically if possible) to Huw Osborne, Department of English, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston (

A small number of bursaries will be available for students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program. Interested applicants should provide, together with a paper proposal, a 250-word explanation of how attendance at this conference will make a difference in the advancement of their work and career.

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.