Saints, Sinners, and Scribes in the Celtic World

2010 National Meeting, Celtic Studies Association of North America
University of Notre Dame 9-11 April 2010

The Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA) embraces all aspects of Celtic Studies and provides an academic and scholarly forum unavailable in any other discipline. The 2010 CSANA Annual Meeting convenes at the University of Notre Dame to discuss papers related to the conference theme: ‘Saints, Sinners and Scribes in the Celtic World.’ We invite proposals from faculty and graduate students in particular for individual 20 minute papers that address the conference theme or any aspect of the languages, literature, history, folklore, music, art and archaeology of ancient, medieval and modern Celtic cultures.


Photographs from the 2010 CSANA Annual Meeting at the University of Notre Dame.

Keynote speakers
Professor Catherine McKenna (Harvard University)
Professor Máirín Nic Eoin (St Patrick's College, Drumcondra)
Professor Edgar Slotkin (University of Cincinnati)
Professor Dan M. Wiley (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Mr Micheál Ó Conghaile

2010 Seminar Text: The Dream of the Emperor Macsen / Breudwyt Maxen Wledic
Seminar Leader
Joseph Nagy (UCLA) Text available here.

Conference documents can be downloaded below:
1. Schedule
2. Abstracts
3. Biographies
4. CSANA Membership Form
5. Poster (Right click to download).

Graduate Award: Graduate students are encouraged to present at the conference and the 2010 CSANA Graduate Prize will be awarded to the best graduate paper presented at the conference (membership required).For further information on joining the Celtic Studies Association of North America, see

All events in McKenna Hall Information on McKenna Hall.

Conference Organizer: Brian Ó Conchubhair,
Dept. of Irish Language & Literature,
412 Flanner Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
Tel: 1-574-631-1721,
Fax: 574-631-3620


A block of twenty-five rooms at the Morris Inn are reserved for conference participants . Only CSANA members may book these room before 8th March 2010. After that date they will be available to the public and the two other conferences meeting on campus 9-11 April. Please identify yourself as a CSANA member when registering to avail of a discount. Other hotels (lower rates) in the vicinity of the university are available at this site:

Directions/travel to Notre Dame/South Bend

The South Bend Airport (SBN) is just ten miles from the Notre Dame campus and provides direct flights from Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and elsewhere. You can take a taxi from the airport to campus for about $15.00 or you can rent a car. From the airport, go east on Lincolnway West (left out of the airport) to downtown South Bend. Turn left on Indiana 933 (Michigan Street) and proceed about two miles to Angela Boulevard. Turn right onto Angela, and then turn left at the second stoplight (Eddy Street). Follow signs to visitor parking.

As alternatives, you can fly into Chicago and rent a car or take a bus to Notre Dame. Chicago's O'Hare airport (ORD) and Midway airport (MDW) are each about a two hour drive from South Bend, and bus service is available directly to South Bend/Notre Dame from both airports. Round trips costs are about $65, one-way is #36; contact Coach USA.

If you decide to drive from O'Hare airport, take I-190 east out of the airport, merge onto I-90 east (the Kennedy Expressway) toward downtown Chicago and merge with I-94 south (the Dan Ryan Expressway). Take the Skyway exit off the Dan Ryan and remain on I-90 to the Indiana Toll Road, which merges with I-80. From the Illinois border, it is about 75 miles to Exit 77 (the South Bend/Notre Dame exit).

If you drive to Notre Dame coming from the north: the University is located just south of the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90). Exit I-80/90 at Exit 77 and turn right onto Indiana 933. Make a left at the fourth stop light (Angela Boulevard), then turn left at the second stoplight (Eddy Street). Follow signs to visitor parking. From the south: Take U.S. 31 north which becomes Indiana 933 just south of the city of South Bend. Stay on Indiana 933 through downtown South Bend to Angela Boulevard. Turn right onto Angela, and then turn left at the second stoplight (Eddy Street). Follow signs to visitor parking.

There is also a very inexpensive (if somewhat slow) train from downtown Chicago to South Bend, the South Shore Line. Trains run directly from the Chicago Loop (corner of Michigan and Randolph, board the train at the Randolph Street/Millennium Station) to South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend. Trains run several times per day, take about 2 1/2 hours from Chicago to South Bend, and cost around $20 round trip. See for further information.