ICMS 2020 - "Celtic Fringe"

deadline for submissions: 
September 20, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Makars Society

Kalamazoo 2020 - "Celtic Fringe"


Since the initial Brexit vote in 2016, conversations about devolution and national identity in the British Isles have become popular in modern discourse. These dialogues are not new; since the Middle Ages, the relationship between regional and national identities has permeated politics, culture, literature, and history. However, much of the focus has been on English perspectives. This roundtable wishes to explore the interactions between Celtic regions—such as Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, and Scotland—and how these relationships between Celtic groups in the Middle Ages informs the identity crises evident in Great Britain today. 


We wish to explore diverse perspectives from various fields, such as history, art, literature, politics, and cultural studies. Through this approach, the roundtable will provide unique intersections and provide a more well-rounded and thorough approach to Celtic identity politics. 


Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words by 20 September to be considered for this roundtable. Please plan for presentations to be roughly 10 minutes in length in order to allow for plenty of discussion.


If you have any questions, please email the Medieval Makars Society or Dr. Meg Oldman (oldman@tarleton.edu).