Prague Congress Rescheduled for 23-27 June 2021

The Third World Congress of Scottish Literatures, planned to convene on 24 – 28 June 2020 at Charles University in Prague, has been rescheduled due to the corona virus pandemic for 23 – 27 June 2021. The venue remains the same.

Acceptances from this year are automatically rolled over until 2021. If you wish to withdraw your paper, kindly let us know as soon as possible, but by 30 September 2020 at the latest.

Delegates who have already registered can either have the fee rolled over, or have it returned (subject to any bank charges).

The submission deadline for additional or modified paper, panel and round-table proposals is 30 September 2020. The registration will re-open in January 2021.

We look forward to welcoming more contributors. For detailed information see the updated Call for Papers and the Congress website.

3rd World Congress of Scottish Literatures and COVID-19

In light of the current outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19, many delegates will be concerned about travel. Although it’s difficult to predict what the situation will be in late June, the Congress organisers are monitoring the situation closely and currently plan to make a decision about the Congress towards the end of April when the steering committee is going to meet online, reflecting the actual spread of coronavirus at that time. Early bird registration will be extended to the end of April for this purpose.

Of course this situation may change at short notice, and we will keep you posted about any developments likely to impact upon the Congress.

Should the congress be cancelled in the end, Charles University is going to return the fees. If you have booked a hotel room through the Prague organisers, it can be cancelled (without cancellation fee) one month before the event.

In the meantime, we would direct all delegates to the advice given out by their own health services, home institutions and the WHO.

If you are booking flights, then you should insure yourself against the possibility of cancellation.

If you have any questions, then please direct them to Petra Johana Poncarová, congress secretary, at PetraJohana.Poncarova (at)

Welcome! / Fàilte!

The 3rd World Congress of Scottish Literatures is going to be held in Prague at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, on 24 – 28 June 2020. Kindly visit the relevant sections of this website for more information.