About

The Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA) is a scholarly organization that supports the academic study of Celtic-speaking cultures. Our members research and teach across the many disciplines that constitute Celtic Studies, including language studies, linguistics, literature, history, folklore, music, art history, and archaeology spanning ancient, medieval, and modern Celtic-speaking cultures. Celtic Studies likewise encompasses a broad geographic range, with our members studying Celtic-speaking peoples in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, in addition to the ancient continental Celts and the worldwide Celtic diaspora in the modern day.

With members in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, and Continental Europe, 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.

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 have maintained 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.

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 listserv, CSANA-L, which provides a forum for the exchange of information, queries and research, and for the announcement of conferences and seminars.

Diversity and Inclusivity Statement

The Celtic Studies Association of North America is an open and inclusive organization that seeks to foster collegiality and respect within the discipline of Celtic Studies. We value diversity and reject wholeheartedly discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, military status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. Moreover, we strongly oppose the appropriation of Celtic culture, history and symbols by those who promote discrimination or violence of any kind.

Leadership

CSANA is led by an executive committee responsible for the management of the organization. Voting members of the executive are elected by the membership for fixed terms, see the CSANA by-laws for details.

PresidentJessica Hemming, Corpus Christi College
Vice-PresidentBrendan Kane, University of Connecticut
Secretary-TreasurerCharlene Eska, Virginia Tech
Members-at-LargeMyrzinn Boucher-Durand, Harvard University
Anne Connon, Ohio Dominican University
Ranke de Vries, St. Francis Xavier University

The executive committee is also advised, in a non-voting capacity, by our organization’s other officers:

Past-PresidentPatrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College
International RepresentativesDeborah Hayden, Maynooth University
Paul Russell, University of Cambridge
Journal EditorJoseph F. Eska, Virginia Tech
Newsletter EditorMorgan Moore, University of Toronto
Social Media CoordinatorMichaela Jacques, University of Toronto
WebmasterJo Wolf, Virginia Tech & Harvard University
ListServ ModeratorJoseph F. Eska, Virginia Tech
Nominating CommitteeGeorgia Henley, Saint Anselm College (chair)
Patrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College
Paul Russell, University of Cambridge
2022 Conference OrganizerMatthieu Boyd, Fairleigh Dickinson University