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Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2016


A very warm welcome to the webpages of Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2016. Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig is an international conference featuring the latest and most important research in a range of topics relating to Gaelic. The conference takes place every second year in universities which house a Gaelic and/or Celtic department.

The next conference will take place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – Scotland’s Gaelic College – in the Isle of Skye, between the 21–24th of June 2016. Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig was held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 2006, and we are looking forward very much to welcoming you again, to Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, in 2016.


The history of the Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig conference series

Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig began in 2000 when, to mark the new century, the Celtic Department at Aberdeen University organised the first conference of that name. Its aim was to give scholars, both young and old, an opportunity to present to others their fresh thoughts on Gaelic literature and language, and on the history of the Highlands. The first conference was so popular that the Board of Celtic Studies moved to hold this conference biennially, in different institutions in turn where Gaelic is taught and where research is promoted. Thus the conference series was launched, with following conferences in the University of Glasgow in 2002, the University of Edinburgh in 2004, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 2006, St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish in 2008, the University of Aberdeen in 2010, the University of Glasgow in 2012, and the University of Edinburgh in 2014.


Board of Celtic Studies

The Board of Celtic Studies was established as a senior authoritative body to represent the Celtic and Gaelic Departments in Scottish universities. The Board of Celtic Studies has been active in promoting and safeguarding the future of Gaelic and Celtic Studies.