The Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA) embraces all aspects of Celtic Studies and provides a forum that is unavailable in a discipline- or area-based organization. Our members are interested in the languages, literature, history, folklore, music, art and archaeology of ancient, medieval, and modern Celtic cultures.

We have members interested in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and the continental Celts. Many of us are concerned not only with Celtic cultures in themselves, but also with their interactions with other people and their representation to the rest of the world. With over two hundred members in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, Europe, Australia and Japan, CSANA offers unparalleled opportunities for discussion of any and all topics in Celtic Studies. Although most of our meetings are held in university settings, CSANA membership is open to anyone with a serious interest in Celtic Studies.

About CSANA

Founded in 1976, CSANA is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Each spring, we sponsor a three-day conference that is held in different locations across North America. We also sponsor sessions each year at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and we maintain close ties to the University of California Celtic Colloquium and the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, as well as to the International Congress of Celtic Studies.

CSANA also produces a journal, The North American Journal of Celtic Studies, published by The Ohio State University Press. NAJCS, which appears twice a year, provides a forum for publication across all disciplines and all time periods that bear upon Celtic studies. Yearly membership to CSANA is conferred through subscription to the journal, which is administered by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Click here to view the membership categories and rates.

Benefits of membership also include the twice-a-year CSANA Newsletter, the CSANA Bibliography, reduced prices on Irish Texts Society publications, and access to our online discussion group, CSANA-L, which provides a forum for the exchange of information, queries and research, and for the announcement of conferences and seminars.

Call for Papers

The 2018 Annual Meeting of CSANA will be held in conjunction with the 40th Annual University of California Celtic Studies Conference on March 8-11, 2018, in Royce 314 on the UCLA campus.

We welcome proposals for academic papers of twenty minutes in length having to do with Celtic Studies. To propose a paper, please send in an e-mail attachment your name, affiliation, paper title, and an abstract of approximately two hundred words to Dr Karen Burgess, Conference Coordinator, kburgess@ucla.edu. Also, please indicate any computer or audio-visual needs. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 12, 2018.

A copy of the full Call for Papers can be downloaded here. Please note that speakers are required to be members of CSANA. Join here,

Executive Committee

President Michael Meckler, Ohio State University
Vice President Patrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College
Secretary-Treasurer Elissa R. Henken, University of Georgia
Members-At-Large Michaela Jacques, Harvard University
Brent Miles, University of Toronto
Joshua Byron Smith, University of Arkansas
Bibliographer Karen Burgess, UCLA
Executive Bibliographer Joseph F. Nagy, Harvard University
Newsletter Editor Jimmy P. Miller, Temple University
Journal Editor Joseph F. Eska, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Past-President Charlene Eska, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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