North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History Conference

From the 25thto the 27thof July, Bangor, the City of Learning, will be welcoming a plethora of young post-graduates, emerging academics and established scholars from all over the UK, and from as far afield as Ontario, Canada, as its hosts the 12thbiennial North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH) Conference of 2018.

From Popular Culture to Politics, Landscape to Literature, War, Media and Music, this three-day conference will be offering a stimulatingly diverse array of topics, themes and discourses on Welsh Culture, Literature and History, while also engaging with studies on Welsh-American culture, and exploring issues facing Contemporary Wales. The conference will include riveting papers from such distinguished keynote speakers as Huw Pryce, Professor of Welsh History at Bangor, Katie Gramich, Professor of English Literature at Cardiff, and Huw Osborne, Associate Professor at the Royal Military College of Canada.

 ‘The NAASWCH conference was last in Bangor in 2012, and I’m pleased to welcome it once more to the University, as it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research into both the Welsh past and contemporary society’               

-       Professor Andrew Edwards, conference co-organiser

NAASWCH 2018 promises to be a thoroughly thought-provoking and engrossing symposium on the many facets of the Welsh condition.

For further details regarding the Conference, please contact conference co-organiser Dr Mari Wiliam:   

Conference participants will also be invited to publish a concise entry on Bangor University’s newly founded Welsh History blog, showcasing the decisive conclusions presented in the conference to a wider audience. The blog can be accessed on the following link:  

Publication date: 19 July 2018