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. Further information and the program can be found here: northamericangaels.wordpress.com
The conference is kindly sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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).
Given the ongoing public health situation and to support those who are immunocompromised, all attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Hand sanitizer and procedural masks will be provided for all.