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Welcome to the website of

Forum Celtic Studies

at Trier University


The Forum Celtic Studies is an interdisciplinary association at the University of Trier, founded in 2006. It integrates and promotes the study of the Celtic cultures from antiquity to modern times in the linguistic, material and cultural fields. To this end, the Forum carries out projects and project studies with students.

The Forum also organizes regular courses, seminars and workshops and once a semester block courses and workshops to inform members of the University and the general public on interesting and recent work on Celtic research. 

The Forum is linked with colleagues worldwide. It has recently organized the First European Symposium in Celtic Studies (5th-9th August 2013) at the University of Trier, attended by more than 80 speakers from all over Europe.

In 2016, the Forum celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Why "Celtic Studies" and not "Celtology"?

In German, the term "Keltologie" (Celtology) is usually associated with linguistics and medieval philology, whereas "Celtic Studies" gives a stronger emphasis to the interdisciplinary character of the discipline, as it is maintained in Trier.

Cover picture

The cover picture shows the two Gallo-Roman burial mounds of Wadern-Oberlöstern from the 2nd Century. They are part of the "European Celtic route".

Last update: 6 October 2016