Round Tables

New at ICCS15 is the ‘Round Table’, an interactive academic event organized around a specific and tightly focused theme which departs from the traditional three x 20 minute paper session format. Formal presentations are kept to a minimum and normally consist only of opening and closing remarks so that an open discussion is encouraged. A Round Table occupies a single 90 minute slot but the format of each is up to each round table's organizers who have been encouraged to be innovative.

The ICCS15 programme will include 7 roundtables: 

NEH Summer School: Literary Culture Around the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages
Co-ordinator: Charles MacQuarrie (California State University, Bakersfield) 

‘Then few spoke of the Celt, now he is in everyone’s mouth’ – The Celtic Revival and the Shaping of Celtic Studies
Co-ordinator: Abigail Burnyeat (University of Edinburgh)

Gaelic Dialectology: Fieldworkers’ Perspectives in Scotland
Co-ordinator: Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh (University of Glasgow) 

Clan Strongholds and Legal Centres in the Lordship of the Isles and Ireland
Co-ordinators: Rachel Barrowman & Aonghas MacCoinnich (University of Glasgow)

The Transformation of Gaelic Scotland in the 12th & 13th Centuries. Social Network Analysis and the People of Medieval Scotland Database
Co-ordinator: Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow)

Sources for the Study of fíanaigecht: Approaches and Methods
Co-ordinator: Síle Ní Mhurchú (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) (papers)

Language and the Picts
Co-ordinators: Guto Rhys and Fernando Fernández Palacios

Future of Celtic Languages and Cultures
Co-ordinator: Harold Flohr (Cambridge University)