Call for Papers

Academic papers

The NAASWCH Program Committee seeks diverse perspectives on all aspects of Wales and Welsh culture – as well as proposals focused on the Welsh in North America – from many disciplines, including history, literature, languages, art, social sciences, political science, philosophy, music, and religion.

NAASWCH invites participation from academics, postgraduate/graduate students and independent scholars from North America, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

Submission of Abstracts

  • Those wishing to present a paper suitable for a 20-minute reading may submit an abstract (maximum one-page). 
  • Proposals for thematic sessions, panel presentations, or other formats in English or Welsh are also welcome. 
  • Please include a brief (one-page) c.v. / resume with your abstract submission. 

The abstract-proposal deadline is Monday 18 January 2016, but early proposals are encouraged.

Abstracts or session proposals should be submitted (electronically if possible) to Professor Daniel Williams, Department of English, Singleton Park, Swansea SA8 3JG:

Participants will be notified by mid-February. Email submissions are preferred and will be acknowledged promptly. If you have not received confirmation of your electronic submission within one week, please resend the document.

Student Bursaries

A small number of bursaries will be available for students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.

Interested applicants should provide, together with a paper proposal, a 250-word explanation of how attendance at this conference will make a difference in the advancement of their work and career.

Other enquiries

Those who are not submitting proposals but who would like to receive conference information should contact Dr. Melinda Gray: