North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History


International Conference on Welsh Studies

Bangor University

Bangor, Wales

25-27 July 2018

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, but not limited to, 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 in English or Welsh are also welcome.  Please include a brief (one-page) c.v. with your abstract submission.  The abstract-proposal deadline is Monday 8 January 2018, but early proposals are encouraged. Participants will be notified by the end of 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.

Keynote presentations for 2018 to be announced.


Visit the NAASWCH website for additional information, to be updated periodically:

Submit abstracts or session proposals by no later than 8 January 2018 (electronically if possible) to Professor Andrew Edwards, School of History and Archaeology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2DG; [log in to unmask]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.


Those who are not submitting proposals but who would like to receive conference information should contact Dr. Melinda Gray, [log in to unmask].


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.