The Fourth International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales

This international conference which is devoted to a key component of medieval Irish literature, the tales of the Ulster Cycle, will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast, from 27 – 29 June 2013. Previous conferences in the series took place in the University of Ulster at Coleraine (2009), the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (2005), and Queen’s University Belfast (1994). The proceedings of the first two conferences were published in 1994 and 2009 as Ulidia (ed. J.P. Mallory & Gerard Stockman) and Ulidia 2 (ed. Ruairí Ó hUiginn & Brian Ó Catháin). 

The fourth conference will be hosted by Irish & Celtic Studies (in the School of Modern Languages) at Queen’s. In addition to the academic programme, a number of social events are planned, including a tour of some ancient and historic sites in Ulster on Saturday, 29 June 2013.

Ulidia 3 (ed. Gregory Toner & Séamus Mac Mathúna), the proceedings of the third conference, will be launched on Thursday 27 June at 12.30pm.

For further information, or to register interest, contact:
Irish and Celtic Studies
School of Modern Languages, Queens University, Belfast BT7 1NN
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5366
Fax: +44(0)28 9097 5345
celtic@qub.ac.uk