Brennos - Verein für Keltologie

Fast Forward into the Past: Celtic Studies 2.0

Viennese Interdisciplinary Symposium in Celtic Studies


To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
Albert Einstein


On May 25th and May 26st, 2018 the Viennese Interdisciplinary Symposium for Celtic Studies took place at the Aula am Campus, University of Vienna. The symposium aimed to provide an arena to discuss recent developments in other disciplines and conceptual changes and advances in Celtic Studies. Global and interdisciplinary collaboration in research requires us to consider and explore the potential of cutting-edge research practices, methodological approaches, and innovative theories not only for the humanities in general but also for Celtic Studiesto advance the field. Developments in information and communication technology and philosophy of science as well as new approaches in science communication and public relations have sparked off both professional and public debates on the benefit and value of humanities research.

Our sincere thanks go to the speakers and panellists for their engaging presentations, which highlighted the diversity and interdisciplinarity of our field and its potential for Celitc Studies 2.0.

We also thank the participants for their active participation and stimulating contributions to the discussions.

We cordially thank Prof. Dr. Stefan Schumacher and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Vienna for the institutional support of this symposium. In addition, we would like to express our thanks to the ÖH Uni Wien for providing partial funding for our meeting. We also thank all members of Brennos - Austrian Society for Celtic Studies whose support of the suciety and its activities have been essential in bringing this symposium about.








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